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  • LA's state soccer games will be aired on KRSN

    KRSN AM 1490 will broadcast both Thursday’s Los Alamos Hilltopper soccer games.
    Gene Mortensen, the “Voice of the Hilltoppers” will be on the call live from the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex. Los Alamos’ girls game against Piedra Vista is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. and Los Alamos’ boys game against Los Lunas is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
    KRSN will cover all the Hilltopper games in the Class 4A playoffs.
    The broadcast can also be streamed on the Internet at krsnam1490.com.

  • LA to face familiar foe in quarterfinal round Thursday

    It could be a banner year, quite literally, for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team in 2012.
    The Hilltoppers are once again among the favorites in Class 4A heading into the state playoffs. The Hilltoppers kick off their state tournament run Thursday morning at the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex.
    Los Alamos, the No. 2 seed in the tournament, will face 10th-seeded Piedra Vista in the quarterfinal round. Game time is 10:45 a.m.
    This season, the Hilltoppers (17-3) spent the bulk of their time atop the Class 4A rankings, that according to MaxPreps.com, but lost their No. 1 ranking, for no obvious reason, in the final poll. Albuquerque Academy, which finished No. 1 in that last poll, also earned the No. 1 overall seed.
    Thursday’s game will be the second meeting between Los Alamos and Piedra Vista in less than three weeks. The Hilltoppers defeated the Panthers 2-0 Oct. 20 in Farmington.
    In that game, Katelyn Leslie picked up a goal for Los Alamos in the first half and Amy Neal scored an insurance goal in the second half.
    Neal, of course, was the overall top scorer in Class 4A this season and the No. 4 scorer throughout the entire state. Neal finished the season with 32 goals and 20 assists, the second consecutive year she was the top point-getter in 4A.

  • Toppers take on Tigers in state tourney quarterfinal

    Despite a long layoff, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team feels primed and ready to go.
    The Hilltoppers, the No. 3 seed, will open the Class 4A state playoffs Thursday afternoon at the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex. Their quarterfinal match-up against the sixth-seeded Los Lunas Tigers.
    Los Alamos will have to contend with a big offensive presence for Los Lunas, however.
    The Tiger attack is spearheaded by sophomore Alejandro Garcia. Garcia was far and away the top point-scorer in Class 4A for 2012 with 86 (38 goals, 10 assists), nearly 30 points better than the next best scorer in the state.
    “I watched him play, he’s good,” Gartz said. “He’s good in the air and he’s got a good left shot. We have to stand him up as much as possible.”
    Also for the Tigers, Said Aguilera had 10 goals and 11 assists (31 total points).
    Los Lunas (15-6) went a healthy 9-1 in District 6 this year – the largest district in 4A – to beat out state qualifier Miyamura for the district title, but was unremarkable outside district play. It lost a 1-0 decision early on this season to Santa Fe, which Los Alamos swept in two games by a combined score of 8-2.

  • Class 4A State Soccer Schedule

    Thursday-Saturday games at APS Soccer Complex

    Girls

    First round

    (8) Belen 2, (9) Santa Teresa 0
    (5) Farmington 6, (12) Roswell 0
    (6) Kirtland Central 2, (11) Valencia 1
    (10) Piedra Vista 1, (7) Miyamura 0

    Thursday’s quarterfinals

    Belen vs. (1) Albuquerque Academy, 10:45 a.m.
    Piedra Vista vs. (2) Los Alamos,      10:45 a.m.
    Farmington vs. (4) St. Pius X, 11:15 a.m.
    Kirtland Central vs. (3) Aztec, 11:15 a.m.

    Friday’s semifinals

    Belen-Academy winner vs. Farmington-St. Pius winner, 11:30 a.m.
    Kirtland Central-Aztec winner vs. Piedra Vista-Los Alamos winner, 11:30 a.m.

    Championship

    Saturday, 10:30 a.m.

    Boys

    First round

    (8) Capital 2, (9) Artesia 1
    (5) St. Pius X 3, (12) Miyamura 0
    (6) Los Lunas 3, (11) Santa Teresa 2
    (7) Roswell 3, (10) Santa Fe 0

    Thursday’s quarterfinals

    Capital vs. (1) Albuquerque Academy, 1 p.m.
    Roswell vs. (2) Chaparral, 1 p.m.
    St. Pius vs. (4) Farmington, 1:30 p.m.
    Los Lunas vs. (3) Los Alamos, 1:30 p.m.

    Friday’s semifinals

  • Duke City Soccer League results

    In the sixth week of Duke City Soccer League action, the girls U11 Los Alamos Hotshots ‘02 prevailed 5-0 against the ‘02 Antero.
    Both teams played without substitutes but Los Alamos was the fresher team throughout, controlling the action in the contest.
    The Hotshot defense held Antero to 1 shot in the second half and the midfield and offense continually pressured Antero’s defense.
    In the boys games, the U13 Lasers 2000 won 5-0 against the NM Rush Millenium.
    David Gao had 2 goals while Jordan Currie, Andrea Runde and Ben Rees all picked up single goals.
    Kauru Shimada and Christopher Blue had good outings in the midfield and the Lasers’ defense allowed only 2 shots and none on goal.
    The U-12 Atomic City FC lost 5-1 to the Guadalajara Volcano. The lone goal for Atomic City came from Cade Cummins with an assist from Dakota Duran.

  • Soccer game times announced

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team has its Class 4A state tournament quarterfinal game scheduled for 10:45 a.m. Thursday.
    Both the Hilltopper boys and girls will play in the quarterfinal round of the tournament at the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex.
    Los Alamos’ boys will play at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. They will face off against Los Lunas in that contest, while the Hilltopper girls will play Piedra Vista.
    The winners of Thursday’s games will advance to the state semifinals Friday.
    More information on the soccer tournaments will be in Wednesday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

  • LA is top seed in district tournament

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team will host the District 2-4A tournament championship game Saturday night.
    The district tournament, which started Monday night, will feature all five 2-4A teams. The winner of Thursday’s semifinal match will face the Hilltoppers Saturday at Griffith Gymnasium.
    Los Alamos (14-6) earned the top seed in the tournament by going 7-1 during the regular season.
    Along with earning the top seed, Los Alamos also picked up an automatic bid to next week’s state tournament.
    The winner of the Class 4A district tournaments around the state, if they differ from the regular season district champ, will also advance to state. The state tournament starts Nov. 15.
    Los Alamos closed out its regular season with a 3-0 victory Thursday night at St. Michael’s.
    It was the Hilltoppers’ eighth consecutive victory. They have not lost a match since Oct. 6.
    In that match, the Hilltoppers, who won by scores of 25-19, 25-13, 25-13 over the struggling Horsemen (6-14), Erin Kirk once again led the way with 15 spike kills. Sam Fenner finished with 11 spike kills as the Hilltopers hit with 41 percent efficiency Thursday.

  • Friday’s Prep Football Scores

    Belen 48, Valencia 7
    Bloomfield 51, Wingate 0
    Centennial 33, Chaparral 28
    Cleveland 56, Volcano Vista 41
    Clovis 34, Carlsbad 29
    Estancia 72, Santa Fe Indian 21
    Eunice 35, Loving 6
    Farmington 48, Kirtland Central 6
    Gateway Christian 60, Carrizozo 6
    Goddard 49, Artesia 19
    Grants 46, Gallup 20
    Las Cruces 50, Gadsden 0
    Mayfield 48, Alamogordo 12
    McCurdy 54, Escalante 46
    Moriarty 50, Del Norte 3
    Navajo Prep 54, Navajo Pine 0
    Piedra Vista 24, Aztec 21
    Raton 35, West Las Vegas 28, OT
    Rio Rancho 52, Cibola 21
    Robertson 18, Taos 7
    Sandia 42, Eldorado 32
    Silver 42, Socorro 14

  • ´Toppers win big in season finale at home vs. Jaguars

    In their final game of the 2012 regular season, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers saved their best for last.
    On Senior Night, the Hilltopper football team scored six touchdowns on a total of 16 offensive plays, all six of those from 20 yards out or longer.
    Meanwhile, the Los Alamos defense gave up a grand total of 43 yards offense as the Hilltoppers cruised to a 52-0 victory over the Capital Jaguars at Sullivan Field.
    The Hilltoppers closed out the contest just three minutes into the second half. After taking a 40-0 lead into the locker room, Xavier Dennison took the second half opening kickoff 80 yards untouched into the end zone. Then, on the Jaguars’ ensuing possession, linebacker Sam Ortiz stripped Capital running back Manuel Segura of the ball and rumbled 33 yards for a touchdown to end the game via the mercy rule.
    It was an impressive victory all around Friday night, but it wasn’t enough to extend the Hilltoppers’ season.
    Los Alamos went into Friday night’s game clinging to slim hopes it might be able to get back into the District 2-4A championship discussion, but those hopes were dashed by the Santa Fe Demons.
    At Santa Fe, the Demons (4-5 overall, 3-0 in district) crushed the Bernalillo Spartans 51-6, clinching the 2-4A title and the Demons’ first postseason berth since 1986.

  • LA girls breeze to victory

    ESPAÑOLA — Friday’s win was a long time coming for Jennifer Mooday.
    Mooday, the top senior on the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team, had been looking forward to a chance to compete for the District 2-4A title since joining the team in 2009. This year, she was able to grab that elusive title.
    With the race coming to a finish and Mooday running just a stride ahead of teammate Jordan Parker, Mooday beat Parker up a small but difficult hill less than half a mile from the finish.
    Mooday held off a late comeback attempt by Parker to win with a time of 20 minutes 25 seconds.
    “It was definitely tough,” Mooday said. “I was running slower than I normally do, but it’s good at this course. This course takes a lot of heart. It was a challenge.”
    Los Alamos, as expected, earned the 2-4A championship, its 13th straight, with a near-perfect score of 16 points.
    Santa Fe’s Demons finished with 59 points and host Española Valley Sundevils had 72 points, those scores advancing those two teams to state along with the Hilltoppers.
    The bid by the Hilltoppers for their fourth perfect score at district in five years was upset by interloper Noel Pradoni of Santa Fe.