Today's Sports

  • Running: Pedicini tops first...

    Colin Pedicini got off to a good start in the first pace race of 2009.

    The 2009 pace race season officially got underway Tuesday at Sullivan Field’s track.

    The pace race is a weekly event sponsored by Atomic City Roadrunners.

    Pace racers make predictions of their finish times and the winners are those who get closest to their actual finish time.

    Pedicini missed his predicted finish time by just one second Tuesday. He needed an excellent prediction to beat Michael Tierney, who was just four seconds off and Ted Romero who was eight seconds off.

  • LA shuts out Bernalillo on road

    BERNALILLO — This week is a critical week for the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team in its quest to reach its stated goal of a district championship.

    With a huge doubleheader against the Española Valley Sundevils looming this weekend, Los Alamos faced the Bernalillo Spartans Wednesday in a big road contest. The Sundevils are the two-time defending District 2AAAA champions, while the Spartans feel like they could complicate the 2AAAA race if they get hot at the right time.

  • Hilltoppers fall in district...

    BERNALILLO — A pitchers’ duel it was not.

    In their first of three meetings during the District 2AAAA baseball season, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and the Bernalillo Spartans slugged it out to the bitter end.

    Only a disputed force-out call at second base ended the offensive onslaught in Wednesday’s game, a contest which saw five home runs and 12 extra-base hits.

    Bernalillo held on behind laboring pitcher Kellan Quintana to win 13-11 and take the early edge in the 2AAAA race.

  • Baseball: Isotopes start season...

    The Albuquerque Isotopes officially get the 2009 season started Thursday.

    The Triple-A Isotopes will start their first season under the tent of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization at home when they face the Omaha Royals in the first of a four-game set at 6:35 p.m. at Isotopes Park.

    Things have been abuzz in Albuquerque since the Isotopes changed their affiliation from the Florida Marlins, the Major League Baseball franchise the Isotopes were associated with from 2003-2008.

  • Girls track and field: LA wins...

    In its biggest meet of the season to date, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team scored a big victory.

    The Hilltopper girls earned a robust 89 team points at Monday’s Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational, easily outdistancing second-place Eldorado and third-place Albuquerque Academy to win. The Hilltoppers scored in all but five events at Monday’s meet, winning four events along the way.

    The Hilltoppers have looked all season like they will have much to say about who wins the Class AAAA in 2009, but does this win make them the team to beat?

  • Boys golf: LA takes fourth at...

    Henry Stam picked up the first individual qualifying leg of the season for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team Monday.

    The Hilltoppers took part in the two-day Española Valley Invitational. Monday’s opening round was played at Towa Golf Course near Pojoaque and Tuesday’s second round was at Black Mesa Golf Course in Española.

    The two rounds were the first two of the spring season for Los Alamos.

    Overall, the Hilltoppers finished in fourth place, shooting a 693 team total on the two difficult courses.

  • Girls tennis: LA takes fourth at...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team took fourth at Saturday’s tournament among 10 competing teams.

    Los Alamos was the host school at Saturday’s tournament, although the tournament was played at Santa Fe High School.

    Los Alamos finished with eight team points, placing them one point ahead of Santa Fe in fifth place.

    Interestingly, all of the competing teams scored at least one point at the tournament.

  • Softball: Toppers thumped by...

    Just three days after a big win, the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team was on the wrong end of a big loss.

    The Hilltoppers were dropped by the Albuquerque Academy Chargers 11-1 on the road Saturday in a nondistrict contest. The loss came on the heels of a 21-1 victory by the Hilltoppers over the Taos Tigers to open their District 2AAAA season.

    Los Alamos will look to bounce back in an important 2AAAA game Wednesday. It travels south to take on the Bernalillo Spartans in a big early district-season meeting between the two squads.

  • Hilltoppers’ win...

    Friday’s baseball game between Los Alamos and Albuquerque Academy didn’t want for big innings.

    An 8-run fifth inning posted by the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team was countered by a 10-run sixth inning from the Academy Chargers.

    The two teams combined for 35 runs Friday, but the Hilltoppers came up on the short end of an 18-17 extra-inning decision played at Bomber Field.

  • Los Alamos tops competition in...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team grabbed a big victory at the Española Valley Invitational Saturday.

    Los Alamos picked up 39 points in the invitational, which included 10 teams and was played at Capital High School in Santa Fe. Taos finished with 17 points to earn second place, while Farmington and Bosque School tied for third, picking up 15 points each.