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Today's News

  • LA blanks Piedra Vista Saturday, 2-0

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team earned a shutout against a solid Class 4A team on the road Saturday.
    Los Alamos earned goals in each half as it topped the Piedra Vista Panthers 2-0 in Farmington, one of two tune-up games the Hilltoppers (15-3) have scheduled late in the regular season to get set for the upcoming playoffs.
    Katelyn Leslie scored late in the first half and Amy Neal tacked on an insurance goal in the second half while Los Alamos’ defense posted its 11th shutout victory this season.
    “I’m very happy with the game,” Hilltopper head coach Jiri Kubicek said. “You never know what’s going to happen when you come up here. 2-0 is a solid win. We didn’t give them any opportunities.”
    With just two remaining games, Los Alamos is on the very short list of teams that could get the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Class 4A playoffs. Saturday’s win over Piedra Vista (8-8), which played well in the nondistrict season but has struggled against tough District 1 competition, could boost the Hilltoppers’ chances of grabbing that top seed.
    Los Alamos locked up its sixth consecutive district title last week with a 4-1 win over Santa Fe, a game in which Kubicek was unimpressed with his team’s execution.

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  • Sports Update 10-21-12

    Fusion to hold open house

    The Fusion Junior Olympic volleyball program, will host an open house Oct. 28.
    The open house is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. at the Los Alamos High School Auxiliary Gymnasium.
    Interested players, age 12-18, are welcome to attend. Information about tryouts, competition and prices for participation will be available at the event. Nets will also be set up for play.
    Yum Run returns Saturday

    The eighth annual Ruby K’s Yum Run is scheduled for Oct. 27.
    The Yum Run includes a 5K run/walk event and a 10K run/walk, as well as a 1K non-competitive fun run. All races start and finish at Ruby K’s on Central Avenue.
    Price for participation is $30 per person for the 5K and 10K races or $90 per family and $15 per person or $35 per family for the 1K. All proceeds from the races will go to benefit LA Cares.
    Entry forms are available online at rubykbagel.com or may be picked up at Ruby K’s Los Alamos Fitness Center, the YMCA or Mesa Public Library.

    LAHS volleyball’s ‘Dig Pink’ night scheduled for Wednesday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team will host “Dig Pink” night Wednesday.

  • On Schedule 10-21-12

    Monday

    Golf: Los Alamos at Bosque School Invite, boys and girls, 9 a.m.

    Football: Española Valley at Los Alamos, C team, 4:30 p.m.

    Tuesday
    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Capital, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Capital, varsity, 6 p.m.

    Wednesday
    Volleyball: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    Thursday
    Girls soccer: St. Michael’s at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m; varsity, 6 p.m.

    Friday
    Cross country: Los Alamos Invitational, boys and girls varsity/JV/C team, 3 p.m.

    Football: Los Alamos at Española Valley, varsity, 7 p.m.

    Saturday
    Volleyball: Los Alamos at Española Valley, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varsity, 6:30 p.m.

  • Zito, Giants force NLCS back to the Bay

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Offense has a lot to do with San Francisco's streak of 13 consecutive victories when Barry Zito is on the mound, given they're averaging more than six runs.

    In Game 5 of the NL championship series Friday night, with their season on the line, they didn't need all that production. Not with the pitcher they thought they signed a half-dozen years ago showing up in shutdown form.

    Zito dominated into the eighth inning of a 5-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that sent the best-of-seven series back to San Francisco. The Giants cut their series deficit to 3-2 heading into Game 6 on Sunday night, with Ryan Vogelsong set to face Chris Carpenter for the second time in the series.

    "We needed that kind of performance from him because there is no tomorrow for us," second baseman Marco Scutaro said. "We just needed to get back home."

    The defending-champion Cardinals still have two chances to make it to back-to-back World Series as a wild card.

    "It should be another battle," St. Louis third baseman David Freese said. "San Francisco is a great city, but I wish we weren't going back."

  • Word on the Street 10-21-12

    Teen Pulse staff member Robert Naffziger asked students, “What is your favorite class?”

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 10-21-12

    Monday: Halloween bingo
    Tuesday: Jar-o-lanterns in White Rock, mood rings in Los Alamos
    Wednesday: Movies and munchies
    Thursday: Jar-o-lanterns in Los Alamos, mood rings in White rock
    Friday: Broomstick bags

    The Los Alamos Youth Activity Center is located at 475 20th St., next to Ashley Pond, 662-9412.
    The White Rock Youth Activity Center is located at 10 Sherwood Blvd., across from Smith’s in Rocket Park, 672-1565.
    The centers are open from 3-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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  • Muse strikes the right chord

    In today’s music industry, themed albums have become almost as rare as seeing a giant squid.
    With the introduction of the MP3, today’s artists tend to shy away from entire albums being centered completely around one subject. Instead, production efforts are put into making one stellar single that will hopefully peak enough interest in the listener to make them check out the rest of the album.
    “The 2nd Law,” English rock band Muse’s sixth full-length studio album, is a type of album that has not been seen for years. This album is unique because not many bands are bold enough to make themed albums anymore.
    Perhaps two of the most well-known themed albums are The Who’s “Tommy” and Queensryche’s “Operation Mind Crime.” Each of these efforts was famous because of their content and how the bands told a story through their albums.
    Muse does the same with the “2nd Law.” The songs tell different stories as the album unfolds. Parts are about a planet being depleted of its resources, while the title suggests that the amount of musical energy will explode throughout the album.

  • Fashion Maven: Don’t be afraid to fall for this season’s trends

    It’s about time that everyone does some fall clothes shopping, but what exactly should we be shopping for? Let me give you the scoop on the top eight trends on my list.
    • Number one: Studs. Anything with studs on it goes. Try sweaters and shirts that have stud accents on the shoulders and accessories like shoes and bracelets that include stud-like elements.
    If you’re like me and have a very girly or feminine sense of style, don’t mistake studs for looking too edgy. Small gold or silver ones used in minimal amounts for decoration on sweaters and shirts are actually very ladylike.
    • Number two: Bold prints. Fashion this year has not been color shy or print shy for that matter. Any and every print this season is allowed on any form of clothing or accessory, including shoes and jewelry.
    To make a strong statement, wear printed jeans or jackets with wild patterns. Print is also beautiful in smaller doses. Wear a blazer that is the color of one of the elements of a patterned shirt worn underneath.
    • Number three: Collars. Shirts with collars are definitely in, but this trend has been modified. Some stores and online shops are now selling detachable Peter Pan collars, which are collars that can basically be worn as necklaces, over sweaters and shirts.