Today's Sports

  • Softball: Toppers take third...

    Heading into the final game of the 10-game Los Alamos Softball Tournament, second place was still up in the air.

    With the Raton Tigers securing first place after going 4-0, the Santa Fe Indian School Braves and the Los Alamos Hilltoppers were tied 2-1 in the standings and facing off in Saturday’s finale at Overlook Park.

  • Gymnastics: Sutherland wins...

    Allie Sutherland earned a state championship title for the Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers at the New Mexico State Championship level 5-6 meet.

    The Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers Level 4-6 gymnasts competed in the New Mexico State Championships in late February and early March.

    G-Force Gymnastics of Albuquerque hosted the Level 4 State meet the weekend of Feb. 28-March 1 and Precision Gymnastics of Albuquerque hosted the Level 5 and 6 state meets March 7-8.

  • Golf: Fees to increase at LAGC

    Golf enthusiasts will soon pay just a little more if they intend to use the Los Alamos County golf course.

    During Tuesday night’s county council meeting held in White Rock, council approved golf course fee increases for the 2009-2010 season, which were sponsored by Community Services Director Stephani Johnson and Recreation Division Manager Randy Smith.

    Councilors Ralph Phelps and Sharon Stover were not present for the weekly meeting.

  • Softball: LA tournament starts...

    The Los Alamos Softball Tournament starts bright and early Friday morning in White Rock.

    The two-day tournament, hosted by the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team, includes five teams playing in round-robin format. The tournament continues through Saturday.

    Los Alamos will open the tournament at 8:30 a.m. Friday when it faces Taos’ Tigers. Taos (0-3) is Los Alamos District 2AAAA rival.

  • Softball: Pintos’ big...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team hung with a very good Moriarty Pintos’ squad Tuesday for six innings.

    The seventh inning, not as much.

    The Pintos exploded for seven runs in the top of the seventh to break Tuesday’s game wide open at Overlook Park en route to a 13-3 victory.

    Moriarty’s starting pitcher Morgan McWilliams hit a solo home run to lead-off the seventh Tuesday while the next five hitters following her reached base and came around in the inning.

  • Boys tennis: LA picks up title...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team edged Lovington’s Wildcats to win the Carlsbad Invitational this weekend.

    Los Alamos finished with 22 team points while Lovington earned 17 team points at the tournament.

    The Carlsbad tournament was scheduled for two days, but Friday’s singles tournament was rained out. Saturday’s doubles tournament went on as scheduled, however.

  • Girls tennis: Toppers take 2nd...

    This weekend's Carlsbad Invitational went pretty much the way Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis coach Bruce Cottrell thought it would.

    Los Alamos finished second in team standings behind the host Carlsbad Cavemen at the tournament. The tournament was scheduled for two days, but Friday's singles competition was called off due to rain.

    While the Hilltoppers were hoping to get the singles matches in, mostly for the benefit of their younger players, they did play some exhibition matches late Friday with Carlsbad.

  • Hilltoppers upset in hocky finale

    It wasn’t supposed to end this way.

    The Hilltopper hockey team had roared through the regular season with a 15-0-1 record, capturing convincing victories against every team in the state.

    The postseason began with three more wins in the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League tournament, putting Los Alamos within a single victory of the league championship.

  • ’Toppers finish 2nd...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team took second for the second straight week to open the season Saturday.

    Running at their second Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational meets in as many weeks, the Hilltoppers finished with 102 team points. They finished second in team competition behind a powerful Cibola squad which demolished the competition at the 2007 Class AAAAA state championship meet.

    Cibola finished with 160 team points, more than Los Alamos and La Cueva put together at Saturday’s meet at Milne Stadium.

  • LA takes top honors at APS Invite

    If Los Alamos’ girls track and field team wasn’t getting a lot buzz about being a state title contender this season, it might get some now.

    The Hilltoppers trumped the competition at Saturday’s Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational, collecting 111 team points. They topped six other competing schools at the meet, held at Wilson Stadium in Albuquerque, including two very good Class AAAAA schools in La Cueva and Cibola.

    La Cueva won the girls AAAAA state title three of the past five seasons, most recently in 2007, while Cibola won the team title in 2003.