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  • Los Alamos wins important...

    Los Alamos’ softball team had a must-win game against a fellow Class 5A squad, Albuquerque Academy, on Wednesday.
    The ’Toppers jumped on the Chargers early, however, and continued scoring runs in bunches to run away with the game, 18-1.
    “The win was important,” Los Alamos manager Roger Anaya said. “We’re trying to get into position to make the (state) tournament so it’s important to get these wins versus 5A schools.”
    In Maxprep’s latest rankings, the Hilltoppers sit in Class 5A’s No. 16 spot — just inside the playoff bubble. The Chargers were ranked No. 20, so a loss to Albuquerque Academy would have hurt Los Alamos’ playoff hopes.
    “We were happy to come down here and get a win,” Anaya said.
    Los Alamos grabbed the momentum right away in the first inning. The team’s leadoff hitter, Shelby Chavez, got a base hit to start the game. Makaela Jones then reached on a bunt single. With the two runners on base, Hannah Mojica went deep, smacking a three-run home run to put the Hilltoppers up 3-0.
    Los Alamos added five more runs in the second inning, then its pitcher, Madeline Lockhart, got a huge out in the bottom half of the inning.

  • Wheeler, Adames go deep twice as...

    Tim Wheeler and Cristhian Adames each mashed two home runs Tuesday night at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Wash., to lead the Albuquerque Isotopes (8-5) to an 8-6 win against the Tacoma Rainiers (4-9) in the opening game of a four-game series.

    Wheeler mashed a grand slam in the first and followed it with a solo shot in the sixth.

    Adames blasted a pair of solo homers in the third and seventh innings.

    Early offense has been the key to Albuquerque wins this season, and Tuesday proved to be no different. Brandon Barnes ripped a leadoff single, and Adames followed with a walk in the top of the first. After two quick outs, Dustin Garneau walked to load the bases. Designated hitterWheeler then blasted a 2-2 pitch over the right field wall, giving Albuquerque a 4-0 lead. The Isotopes tacked on one more run in the third for a 5-0 advantage and never looked back.

  • Runners compete for good cause...

    The fifth annual Run For Her Life 5k and 10k races were held Sunday at East Park.
    In the 5k, the top female was Leanne Smith with a time of 21 minutes, 47 seconds. The first male and overall winner was Daniel Santistevan (20:33).
    The first female finisher in the 10k was Sanna Sevanto (49:50) while Tad Hughes was the top male and fastest finisher overall (48:11).
    All of the proceeds from the races will be donated to breast cancer research.
    Below are the complete results from all of the races in the different age groups:

    Men’s 5k, 19-and-under
    1 —27:35.4, Daniel Chertkov
    2— 52:28.0, Emmitt Tibbitts
    3—52:37.4, Asher Maranenbaum
    4—52:38.1, Aron Maranenbaum
    5—57:50.5, Owen Masser

    Men’s 5k, 20-29
    1—20:33.7, Daniel Santistevan

    Men 5k, 30-39
    1—33:59.1, Daniel Maranienbaum
    2—57:51.4,Thomas Masser

    Men’s 5k, 50-59
    1—28:19.8, George Brooks
    2—30:08.8, William Pyle
    3 —33:54.1, James Harrison

    Men’s 5k, 60-69
    1 — 46:33.8, Ed Martin

  • Hilltopper boys run away with...

    Snow didn’t slow Los Alamos’ track teams down on Saturday in Santa Fe. The Hilltopper boys set 27 personal records (PRs) en route to winning the Capital City Invite with 112.5 team points, almost 45 more than second-place Taos.
    The Hilltopper girls finished second out of 12 teams with 84 points, just two points behind Taos.
    “(Twenty-seven) PRs on the day prove we can get it done even on a cool, breezy day,” Los Alamos boys head coach Larry Baca said.
    “We finished second and the girls competed very well,” girls head coach Paul Anderson said. “It was a good meet coming off of Spring Break and a good tune up going in to the end of the season.”
    Ralph Archbold won the 110-meter high hurdles in 15.97 seconds, just missing the state-qualifying time of 16.20 seconds because of the hand-timer conversion (which rounds the time up to the nearest tenth of a second and then adds .24 seconds).
    Chris Parker won the 300 intermediate hurdles in 42.31 seconds, which was also close to a state-qualifying time.
    The Hilltopper boys also got first-place finishes from Skyler McCall in the high jump (6 feet, 3 inches), Liam Johnson in the pole vault (12-3) and its medley relay team comprised of Miroslav Betts, McCall, Greg Ahlers and Cameron Staples (3:45.20).

  • Isotopes split series with Reno

    The Albuquerque Isotopes (7-5) fell 6-2 in the series finale to the Reno Aces (6-6) Monday night at Aces Ballpark in Reno, Nev, but managed to earn a split in their first road series of the season.

    DECIDING MOMENT: The Isotopes jumped out to quick one-run lead in the first thanks to an RBI double by Ben Paulsen, but it didn’t take the Aces long to make up the deficit. In the bottom of the first, a leadoff double was followed by a walk, an RBI and a three-run home run to put Reno up 4-1 after just one frame. The Aces tacked on one more run in the second and never looked back.

    ADAMES SWINGING HOT STICK: Cristhian Adames continued swinging a hot stick with a 3-for-4 game Monday night. He also drew a walk. So far this season, Adames is batting .354 (17-for-48) with six runs scored, four doubles, five RBI and five walks. He has turned in at least two hits in six of his last seven outings, including multi-hit performances in the last three-straight games. Adames’ six multi-hit games lead all Isotopes.

  • Santa Fe’s Rotich wins Boston...

    BOSTON (AP) — Lelisa Desisa ran through the rain to earn a second Boston Marathon victory and his first chance to enjoy it.
    The 25-year-old Ethiopian broke the tape again on Boylston Street on Monday as the world’s most prestigious marathon tried to return to its routine two years after Desisa’s first Boston win was overshadowed by the twin explosions at the finish line.
    “Lelisa did not get to have the kind of victory celebration that a champion of the Boston Marathon should have,” Boston Athletic Association spokesman Jack Fleming said, interrupting the post-race news conference to place the champions’ trophy at Desisa’s side. “Lelisa, we want you to get your due today.”
    Desisa won the 2013 race just hours before two bombs killed three people and wounded 260 others, turning what should be the pinnacle of any distance runner’s career into an afterthought. On Monday, he finished in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 17 seconds to claim a golden olive wreath and $150,000.
    Kenya’s Caroline Rotich, who lives and trains in Santa Fe, won the women’s race, beating Mare Dibaba in a shoulder-to-shoulder sprint down Boylston to win by 4 seconds on a cold and rainy day that thinned the crowds but didn’t lessen their enthusiasm for the city’s signature sporting event.

  • Hilltoppers get a pair of big...

    At this point in the season, every game is important. For Los Alamos’ softball team, which is fighting to get into the postseason, the margin for error is even less.
    Needing wins, the Hilltopper girls took care of business on Monday against Capital. The ’Toppers scored 35 runs in just seven innings to score a pair of mercy-rule victories, 19-2 and 16-1.
    “Those are two wins that we needed to have,” Los Alamos manager Roger Anaya said. “It’s nice to get back in the win column and get back in the race.”
    In the first game, Makaela Jones went 4-for-4 with two doubles, three RBI and four runs scored. “She had a great day,” Anaya said.
    Shelby Chavez went 2-for-4, Elizabeth Anaya hit a 2-run triple and Jordan Jaramillo also doubled for Los Alamos.
    The ’Toppers scored four runs in both the first and second innings and six in the third. Up by 12 in the fourth, Shelby Milligan singled with the bases loaded to end the game. Mariah Mauro and Jordan Hammock scored on her hit and Katelynn Thorn scored on an overthrow.
    Madeline Lockhart struck out six and walked two to get the win.
    In the second game, Hammock only gave up three hits to get the win.

  • Los Alamos drills four home runs...

    A good mixture of small ball and long balls helped the Los Alamos baseball team score a pair of mercy-rule victories against Capital on Monday.
    The ’Toppers won both games in five innings, 10-0 and 13-2, to stay in the hunt for another district title. Capital, meanwhile, sunk further in the district’s cellar.
    “We didn’t play the name on the front of the jersey, we just focused on what we needed to get done,” Los Alamos manager Mike Gill said.
    The bottom half of Los Alamos’ order did a good job getting on base and advancing runners — taking walks and laying down sacrifice bunts.
    Then, with runners on, the top of Los Alamos’ order cleared the bases with some long balls.
    “We had much harder contact than we’d been making,” Gill said.
    Los Alamos set the tone right away. In the second inning of the first game, the ’Toppers smacked three homeruns. Jared Mang hit a 3-run home run. The next batter, Jarrett Genero, then went deep. It was the second time this year Mang and Genero hit back-to-back homers. Later in the inning, Lane Saunders hit a double and Colin Maddox hit a 2-run homer. Maddox also doubled in the first game and tripled and doubled in the second game. “It was a breakout game for him,” Gill said.

  • Baseball, softball and lacrosse...

    Los Alamos' baseball and softball teams were both scheduled to host Capital in a doubleheader Saturday evening. 

    Snow overnight, however, has forced those games to be rescheduled. 

    Both teams will now host the district doubleheader Monday. The games will take place at 3 and 5 p.m.

    Los Alamos lacrosse against Bosque was also postponed. It hasn't been re-scheduled yet. 

  • On Schedule 4-19-15

    Monday
    Golf: Los Alamos at Taos spring invite, varsity, 9 a.m.

    Tuesday
    Track: Los Alamos Middle School boys at Pojoaque, 3 p.m.

    Wednesday
    Softball: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Academy, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Lacrosse: Los Alamos at Bosque, varsity, 5:30 p.m.

    Thursday
    Golf: Los Alamos at the Abbie Paiz invite, held at the Tierra del Sol Golf Club, varsity, 9 a.m.

    Track: Los Alamos at home, junior varsity, 3 p.m

    Track: Los Alamos Middle School girls at Pojoaque, 3 p.m.

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Santa fe High, junior varsity, 3 p.m., 5 p.m.

    Friday
    Track: Los Alamos at Albuquerque’s Harper Invitational, varsity, 11 a.m.

    Lacrosse: Cibola at Los Alamos, varsity, 5:30 p.m.

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Española Valley, junior varsity, 3 p.m., 5 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Española Valley, junior varsity, 3 p.m., 5 p.m.

    Rugby: Atrisco Herritage at Los Alamos, varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    Saturday
    Track: Los Alamos at Albuquerque’s Harper Invitational, varsity, TBD

    Baseball: Española Valley at Los Alamos, varsity, 11 a.m., 1 p.m.