Today's Sports

  • Boys tennis: Robertson nips LA...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team fell in a nip-and-tuck battle with one of the most powerful Class A-AAA programs in the state at home Wednesday.

    In what Hilltopper head coach Giri Raichur called one of the most exciting matches his team has been involved with this season, the Las Vegas Robertson Cardinals edged out the Hilltoppers 5-4 at Urban Park.

  • Baseball holding waffle...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team is hosting a waffle breakfast Saturday at the Masonic Lodge on 15th Street.

    Tickets for the breakfast are $6 per person. The breakfast runs from 8 a.m.-10 a.m.

  • Baseball/softball: Games vs....

    Apparently, four days’ warning wasn’t enough for the Taos Tigers to find a way to get to Los Alamos.

    Monday’s baseball and softball doubleheaders between Taos and Los Alamos were postponed again after Taos’ administration informed Los Alamos High School athletic officials that their teams didn’t have transportation to make the trip.

  • Golf: LA girls take 2nd, boys...

    One of the main goals for the Los Alamos Hilltopper golf teams Monday was to take some of the pressure off the rest of their season.

    Unfortunately for both, the pressure is still on.

    With the 2009 spring season winding down, neither of the Hilltopper teams has clinched a spot at the state Class AAAA tournament next month. While the Los Alamos boys no longer have the opportunity to clinch prior to the District 2AAAA tournament, the Hilltopper girls could’ve punched their ticket at their home invitational.

  • Girls tennis: Mid-schoolers lead...

    SANTA FE — Prior to the start of the pre-District 2AAAA duals Saturday, Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis coach Bruce Cottrell joked he was starting his elementary school team.

    While not exactly accurate, many in the Hilltoppers’ top six were still in eighth-grade, as many of his veteran players took Saturday off to prepare for Los Alamos High School’s prom.

    Starters for Los Alamos Saturday included Colleen Fitzsimmons, Madeline Margevicius and Gillian Hsieh-Ratliff, all mid-schoolers.

  • Girls track and field: LA blasts...

    To knock off the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team Saturday, the other teams competing at the Capital City Invitational would’ve all had to join forces.

    Then, and only then, they collectively would’ve earned a two-point victory.

    Los Alamos won about as lopsided a victory as could be had Saturday at the Capital City meet, held at Santa Fe High School. Los Alamos racked up 223 points, more than quadruple the total of co-runners up Pojoaque and St. Michael’s to crush all comers.

  • Boys track and field: LA takes...

    Larry Baca, a man who has a penchant for understatement, called Saturday’s meet “different.”

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team won Saturday’s Capital City Invitational with 111 points, holding off a tough St. Michael’s squad, but had to go the long way to get there.

  • Baseball/softball: Games pushed...

    Both home doubleheaders for the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball and softball teams were no-goes Saturday.

    Because of the snow on the ground in Los Alamos and White Rock Saturday morning, the Hilltopper District 2AAAA doubleheaders with Taos were scrubbed.

    Los Alamos High School announced both the doubleheaders will be played Monday. Both doubleheaders will start at 3 p.m.

  • Softball: Toppers split two with...

    ESPAÑOLA — Heading into a big District 2AAAA doubleheader, the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team had the lofty goal of a sweep.

    It got halfway there.

    Los Alamos split its 2AAAA doubleheader Thursday, coming back from a late deficit to win 7-5, but falling in the nightcap 9-3 on the road.

    While the split was a game short of the Hilltoppers’ hope, it was far-and-away a better performance than many of their recent trips to the valley, particularly in 2008 when the Hilltoppers were swept by a combined score of 19-0.

  • Running: Cope has perfect...

    Roy Cope was right on the money at Tuesday’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race.

    The Atomic City Roadrunners club held its second pace race of the season Tuesday on the dirt road going through Lower Bayo Canyon at the bottom of Main Hill Road.

    Cope walked the 1-mile course, along with his dog, but still managed a perfect predicted finish time. Two other predictors — Shana Cooper and Ashley Mamula — had adjusted prediction errors of just three seconds, which would’ve won a lot of pace races.