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  • 2014 Hilltopper Girls Soccer

    2014 Roster

    Seniors

    Cory Carnes, D
    Chelsea Challacombe, D
    Jessica Heironimus, D

    Juniors

    Catie McDonald, F
    Megan Bucklin, GK
    Jordan Henson, D
    Melissa Teter, MF
    Charlotte Leonard, MF-F
    Isabelle Runde, D
    Emily Hopkins, MF

    Sophomores

    Maria Sandoval, MF
    Sienna Ahlers, MF-F
    Sophie Wood, D
    Kayla Palmer, MF
    Rachel Thoma, MF
    Abby Schmalz, F

    Freshmen

    Jaci Linn, MF-D
    Ashley Atencio, D

    8th graders

    Alissa Haagenstad, MF
    Anna Lemke, GK

    2014 Schedule

  • 'Topper roster features 10 underclassmen this season

    As is often the case, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team will be the first to start the 2014 fall season at the high school.
    Los Alamos is chock full of new, young faces heading into this season, not the least of which is its new head coach.
    After leading the team for more than 20 years, longtime Hilltopper head coach Jiri Kubicek stepped down this past winter. Replacing Kubicek is AJ Herrera.
    Herrera coached the Hilltopper boys program for a brief time. Most recently he was the head coach of the Santa Fe Demon boys program.
    Last season, Santa Fe went 10-10 and had a chance to either qualify for a bid in the state Class 4A tournament or play spoiler for archrival Capital, but lost its season finale to the Jaguars, 5-0.
    The 2014 preseason with the Hilltoppers, Herrera said, is going about as well as could be expected.
    He said most of his players came into the preseason in good physical shape, which has allowed him to focus on development and working on plays as opposed to spending a lot of time on conditioning.
    Los Alamos opens its season on the road, taking on the Farmington Scorpions. That game is set for Saturday at noon in Farmington.

  • Sports Briefs 08-20-14

    Cernicek Invite set for Aug. 29-30

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team will host Santa Fe Prep in the opening round of the 2014 Louie Cernicek Invitational.
    The Cernicek Invitational is scheduled for Aug. 29-30. First round games are scheduled for the morning of Aug. 29 with semifinal winner’s bracket games set for the morning of Aug. 30 and loser’s bracket games scheduled for the afternoon of Aug. 29.
    The other first round games for the tournament include Piedra Vista vs. Roswell, Farmington vs. Clovis and Bosque School vs. Goddard.
    Los Alamos opens its season at home Tuesday against Bosque School.

    Sports passes now on sale at LAHS

  • Fall sports teams get started soon

    The 2014 fall sports season officially gets going this weekend at Los Alamos High School.
    Los Alamos fall sports teams started practicing earlier this month and three of the five programs will be in action by the end of next week.
    The Hilltopper girls soccer team, boys soccer team and football team will all get their season going by Aug. 29.
    Los Alamos’ girls soccer team isn’t waiting that long, however. The Hilltoppers will play the Farmington Scorpions Saturday at noon in the Four Corners area.
    The girls soccer program is one of two fall sports teams at the school with new coaches this year. Former All-American prep soccer player and former Los Alamos boys head soccer coach AJ Herrera officially starts his tenure Saturday.
    Also new this year is Sharleen Espinoza to the Hilltopper volleyball program. Espinoza is a former assistant under the two most recent head coaches of the Hilltoppers, Garry Maskaly and Robin Reynolds.
    Los Alamos’ football team, which began practice Aug. 4, will open at home Aug. 29 against the Pojoaque Valley Elks.

  • YMCA youth soccer league taking registrations

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is accepting registrations for its Little Youth Soccer League.
    The league will run from Aug. 25-Oct. 3. Competition will be at fields in Los Alamos and White Rock.
    Little Youth Soccer is open to players ages 3-6.
    Price for participation is $40 for YMCA members, $60 for nonmembers. Registration closes Tuesday.
    For more information, call the YMCA at 662-3100.

  • Miller, Moseley are tops at triathlon

    It hasn’t been because of a lack of competition, but it’s been very tough to catch up to Liz Miller at the Los Alamos Triathlon for several years now.
    Miller, one of Los Alamos’ top multi-sport athletes, held off another tough challenge from Santa Fe veteran athlete Mary Uhl to win her third consecutive women’s triathlon title Saturday.
    The triathlon celebrated its 40th running this year. It features a 20-kilometer bike leg — which goes down and back Pajarito Road on Los Alamos National Laboratory property — followed by a 400-meter swim in the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center pool followed by a 5-kilometer run.
    Miller was the first woman out on the course Saturday morning, which actually isn’t an enviable position because it’s tougher to judge by how much one is leading or trailing at any given point in the race.
    But Miller posted a time of 1 hour, 11 minutes and 27 seconds, which was close to a minute and 45 seconds better than Uhl, who went out second in the women’s race.
    There was less than 45 seconds separating the two following the bike portion and about 50 seconds between them following the swim before Miller put it away in the final leg.

  • Results from 2014 Los Alamos Triathlon

    Here are the results from the 2014 Los Alamos Triathlon. Athletes are from Los Alamos unless otherwise noted.

    Elite men

    1. Clay Moseley, 1:03:35; 2. Robert Browning, Albuquerque, 1:06:11; 3. Orion Staples, 1:11:04.

    Elite women

    1. Liz Miller, 1:11:27; 2. Mary Uhl, Santa Fe, 1:13:16; 3. Kim Katko, 1:14:45; 4. Amy Lee, 1:18:54; 5. Kori Mannon, Elephant Butte, 1:19:18; 6. Lynn Bjorklund, 1:21:20.

    Men 15-19

    1. Joseph Harris, 1:32:49; 2. Quinn Abfalterer, 1:33:31.

    Men 20-24

    1. Clark Smith, Santa Fe, 1:17:25; 2. Jesse Martinez, Española, 1:33:44.

    Men 25-29

    1. Logan Ott, 1:12:46; 2. Ryan Smeltzer, 1:13:31; 3. Adam Martinez, Hernandez, 1:13:49; 4. Russell Bainbridge, 1:13:52; 5. Ben Eftink, 1:33:49.

    Men 30-34

    1. Josh Coleman, 1:06:15; 2. Daniel Seitz, 1:19:07; 3. Colby Blauwkamp, Albuquerque, 1:21:01; 4. Britton Lambson, 1:24:15; 5. Michael Cayton, Rio Rancho, 1:27:31; 6. John Chicoine, 1:35:16.

    Men 35-39

    1. Shane Treadway, Albuquerque, 1:06:39; 2. Scott Baily, 1:15:05; 3. Ryan Hess, Sandia Park, 1:29:02; 4. Joseph Palmer, 1:36:54.

    Men 40-44

  • Moseley, Miller win at LA Triathlon

    Local top athletes Clay Moseley and Liz Miller won Saturday morning’s Los Alamos Triathlon.
    The Los Alamos Triathlon had its 40th running Saturday. It features a 20K bike leg, a 400-meter swim and a 5K running leg.
    Miller, for her part, earned her third consecutive victory. She came in with a time of 1 hour, 11 minutes, 27 seconds.
    Moseley, the 2013 runner-up at the triathlon, finished in 1:03:35.
    More information on the triathlon will be in Sunday’s Los Alamos Monitor.
     

  • LAHS sports passes are now available

    Los Alamos High School is selling sports passes for the 2014-15 school year.
    Sports passes are available in a variety of packages, including passes for adults, students, families and seniors.
    This year’s passes may be purchased at the Griffith Gymnasium and Sullivan Field box offices and they are good for all regular season athletic events hosted at each facility — however, passes will not be accepted for district and state tournament events being played at those facilities.
    All money raised from the pass purchase will go to support the Los Alamos Public Schools’ athletic programs.
    Among the year’s passes that are available are the following:

    • Family pass (2 adults, 2 students), $125
    • Adult pass, $75
    • Senior Citizen pass, $30 (or two for $50)
    • Student pass, $30
    • Middle school athlete pass, $15
    • Football season pass, $40
    • Boys and girls basketball season pass, $50
     

  • Multi-sport star Miller will return to defend her two titles

    Liz Miller will be back looking for her third consecutive win at the Los Alamos Triathlon Saturday.
    Miller, who picked up solid victories in both 2012 and 2013, will try her luck again Saturday at the triathlon.
    She will likely head out with the first wave of competitors, which head onto the 20-kilometer bike course starting at 7 a.m. — wave assignments, which were supposed to be released either Thursday evening or this morning, had not been released as of 2 p.m.
    Triathlon registration closed at 5 p.m. Thursday.
    Among the elite women who competed in 2013, Miller and one of her main competitors, Mary Uhl of Santa Fe, were scheduled to take part.

    Miller finished last year's Los Alamos Triathlon in 1 hour, 11 minutes, 30 seconds.