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  • Sports Update 10-04-12

    Pickleball group playing at YMCA

     

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is hosting an afternoon pickleball group at its gymnasium.

    Pickleball is a tennis-like sport which uses wood paddles and a Whiffle ball that's played on a badminton court.

    The pickleball group meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at the YMCA. Price for participation is $5 for YMCA members, $10 for nonmembers.

    More information on the group is available by calling the YMCA at 662-3100.

     

    Yum Run returns Oct. 27

     

    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.

     

    KRSN to air girls soccer game

     

    KRSN AM 1490 will broadcast tonight’s girls soccer game between Los Alamos and La Cueva.

  • LA sweeps Bernalillo to open 2-4A

    In dispatching one of its toughest foes with a bang Wednesday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team earned a victory in its district opener.
    Los Alamos was dominant for two-plus sets and pulled things together well enough to close out the third set against the Bernalillo Spartans.
    The big hitters upfront were again on their game for the Hilltoppers, outgunning the Spartans at the net, while the Spartans’ biggest weapons had relatively quiet nights.
    The Hilltoppers were dominant in sets one and two, taking those 25-10 and 25-12.
    The Spartans regrouped after falling behind early in the final set, but the Hilltoppers, who started off the third set much the same way they had the first two, cooled off considerably, but still prevailed to take a 25-20 decision and claim the sweep.
    “In our first two games, our energy was really up,” Los Alamos libero Danielle Ortiz said. “We started off with a good lead, but in the third game we were a little relaxed. We started to let up a little bit, but we pulled through and we finished on a good note.”

  • Hawks’ XC results

    Here are Los Alamos Middle School’s results from the Sept. 26 Albuquerque Academy Invitational:

    Seventh grade girls

    Team scores

    1. Albuquerque Academy, 32; 2. Desert Ridge, 70; 3. Santa Fe Indian School, 105; 4. LAMS, 109.

    Individual results

    3. Kathryn McClenahan, 12:42; 19. Zoe Hemez, 13:49; 28. Anya Palmer, 14:19; 29. Jordan Bailey, 14:23; 30. Serenity Maestas, 14:26; 35. Miriam Wallstrom, 14:38; 38. Ruby Selvage, 14:56; 39. Beatrice Nisoli, 15:01; 40. Katrina Vinyard, 15:06; 42. Amaya Martin, 15:13; 48. Madeline Beck, 15:32; 49. Madison Peterson, 15:35; 54. Morgan Parker, 15:51; 57. Sophia Sivils, 16:14; 80. Michaelle Sutton, 19:00; 81. Elisa Cirigliano, 19:02.

    Seventh grade boys

    Team scores

    1. Albuquerque Academy, 40; 2. LAMS, 55; 3. St. Michael’s 80.

    Individual results

    2. Ben Rees, 11:15; 6. Kye Jones, 11:34; 14. Aaron Hime, 12:30; 15. Leander Murphy, 12:30; 18. Andres Runde, 12:38; 27. Phillip Martin, 13:05; 28. Max Goettee, 13:06; 35. Joshua Strevell, 13:21; 42. Caleb Hatler, 13:29; 50. Kevin Parkinson, 13:52; 53. Jacob Thompson, 13:58; 62. Michael Narum, 14:13; 75. Kyler Parkinson, 15:07; 89. Francisco Valdez, 15:57; 95. Amabilis Baca, 16:21; 119. Cameron Pearl.

  • LA falls at home to Volcano Vista, 3-1

    The visiting Volcano Vista Hawks scored a pair of goals in the second half Tuesday to down the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team 3-1 Wednesday.
    The No. 5 ranked Hawks got goals from three different scorers to pick up the victory at Sullivan Field. The Hilltoppers had won two straight contests, including one of their best games of the 2012 season Saturday hosting the Santa Fe Demons.
    Los Alamos scored in the first half against Volcano Vista, with Ryan Maestas, who had a hat trick Saturday, picking up the goal off an assist from Alexi Ortega.
    But Volcano Vista, one of the top offenses in Class 5A, picked up the two unanswered second half goals to take the contest. Alec Cravens, CJ Slough and Teriq Canales all earned goals for Volcano Vista (10-2), which won for the fourth time in five outings.
    For Los Alamos (8-6), Tyler Mullen played 60 minutes in goal, finishing with six saves, while Christopher Parker had two saves in 20 minutes in goal.
    Tuesday’s game for Los Alamos was one of two this week against a Class 5A opponent. Friday, Los Alamos will travel to Sandia (6-5), which has traditionally among the toughest programs in the state, but is currently ranked 17th in the state.

  • Toppers lose in shootout to Hawks

    For the past two games, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team has played uneven ball.
    While it was somewhat understandable Saturday against Santa Fe, which was completely overmatched by Los Alamos, it wasn’t Tuesday afternoon against the Volcano Vista Hawks.
    The Hilltoppers started off the contest well, scoring about 25 minutes in to take a 1-0 lead, but the Hilltoppers couldn’t keep their intensity up. The Hawks controlled play for most of the second half and tied the score at the 48-minute mark.
    The Hawks would go on to win in a shootout, 2-1.
    “It was kind of sluggish,” Hilltopper head coach Jiri Kubicek said. “We had some breakaways. We had some good chances to get goals. Our seniors need to step it up. We had some good things, but some of it looked like the Santa Fe game.”
    Tuesday’s loss snapped Los Alamos’ seven-game win streak.
    Los Alamos (10-2) got some offense going in the overtime periods, setting itself up with a few good looks.
    In the shootout phase, Los Alamos couldn’t convert on its first two chances — one was blocked by Hawk goalkeeper Jovana Canales and the other sailed over the crossbar, while Volcano Vista converted on two of its first three chances to go up 2-0.

  • On Schedule 09-30-12

    Monday

    Golf: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista Invite, boys and girls varsity, 10 a.m.

    Football: Hope Christian at Los Alamos, C team, 4:30 p.m.

    Tuesday

    Golf: Los Alamos at Grants Invite, boys and girls varsity, 10 a.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Volcano Vista, varsity, 3 p.m.; JV, 4:30 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Volcano Visa at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.; varsity,  6 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Volleyball: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varsity, 6:30 p.m.; Taos at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Thursday

    Girls soccer: La Cueva at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m.; Los Alamos at Albuquerque Academy, C team, 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Academy, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    Friday

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Sandia, varsity, JV, 4:30 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Moreno Valley at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.

    Saturday

    Boys soccer: Capital at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.; Española Valley at Los Alamos, C team, 1:30 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Capital at Los Alamos, varsity, 6 p.m.; Española Valley at Los Alamos, C team, noon.

  • LA boys take 1st at Arizona race

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys varsity cross country team picked up a monster victory this weekend in Arizona.
    The Hilltoppers topped some of the best teams in the southwestern United States to claim an impressive win at the Desert Twilight Classic Invitational.
    Los Alamos won the sweepstakes meet with 98 points, paced by star Sean Reardon, who established himself as one of the top runners in the country with his performance. Reardon’s time of 15:39 put him in fourth place individually.
    In all, four of the Hilltoppers’ runners cracked the top 25 individually out of nearly 170 runners taking part.
    In the team standings, Los Alamos outpaced Great Oak, Calif., which earned 154 points.
    Also Friday, Los Alamos’ girls finished sixth at the meet, which took place in Phoenix, Ariz. Los Alamos, running against two of the top 15 teams in the country, finished with 162 points.
    The fourth-ranked team in the nation, Xavier Prep, finished with an amazing 28 points, placing three runners in the top five overall.
    The Twilight meet is run a night run, the second of the Hilltoppers’ 2012 season, and is among the most prestigious regular season interstate meets in the country.

  • LA gets thumped by Belen, 46-15

    To pull off an upset against the Belen Eagles, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers would have to play near-flawless football and keep the powerful Eagle running game at bay.
    Unfortunately, Belen got off to a hot start Friday night, while Los Alamos didn’t.
    Belen quarterback Chris Peralta went 62 yards for a touchdown on the second play from scrimmage Friday. Belen would tack on another touchdown midway through the first quarter and Peralta would scamper for 75 yards on the first play of the second quarter.
    Los Alamos would come back to score a pair of touchdowns in the second half, but it wouldn’t be enough as Belen cruised to a 46-15 victory at Sullivan Field.
    Belen (4-1) came into the game as the No. 6-rated team in the state, giving the top-ranked Goddard Rockets a run for their money the week before.
    But with Peralta, a sophomore backup quarterback at the helm instead of senior Nick Kurtz, the Eagles employed their bread-and-butter ground game to full effect, rolling up 242 yards on the ground in the first half.

  • ’Toppers win but can’t find rhythm

    The biggest competition the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team might be up against this season is itself.
    Hosting its second District 2-4A contest of the season, Los Alamos earned a 5-0 victory, but the overall performance fell well short of the standard the team had set for itself at the onset of its current 5-game win streak.
    Being the undisputed favorite in district this season, it’s not hard to understand why the Hilltoppers would find it hard to get psyched about a district contest — they haven’t dropped a 2-4A game in nearly six years — but their head coach, Jiri Kubicek, said he saw the same type of play out of his team when it was derailed by St. Pius X early in September.
    “That was not a team that’s ranked No. 1,” Kubicek said of Los Alamos after Saturday’s win at Sullivan Field against Santa Fe (3-10, 0-10 in 2-4A), the only district team that has an inkling of hope of ending the Hilltoppers’ win streak. “They looked like a team that didn’t want to be here. You can’t overlook anybody. This is what we looked like when we played St. Pius. We win a couple of games and we start thinking how great we are. We’ve got to show up every game.”

  • LA offense comes up big in 2-4A win

    The last thing the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team wants to do this District 2-4A season is mess around with any of its opponents.
    There was certainly no messing around Saturday.
    Los Alamos scored twice in the first 10 minutes of its home contest and controlled the ball most of the way against Santa Fe.
    Ryan Maestas picked up a hat trick early in the second half and Cooper Christensen added a goal and three assists as the Hilltoppers rolled to a 6-1 victory at Sullivan Field.
    The win was the second in as many outings for the Hilltoppers in 2-4A play.
    This season, Los Alamos (8-5) is gunning to reclaim the district title it lost to the Capital Jaguars in 2011, a team they will play this weekend.
    However,  Los Alamos head coach Evan Gartz said at the beginning of the season that the Demons weren’t going to be a pushover, either.
    But the Hilltoppers were able to feed off their hot start, scoring in the fourth, seventh and 19th minutes.
    Maestas scored two of the three early goals, sandwiching Henry Steinkamp’s rip from the top of the penalty box for the second score of the contest.
    Following the win, Maestas said the Hilltoppers were primed and ready to go long before Saturday’s 11 a.m. start time.