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  • On Schedule 08-26-12

    Monday

    Football: St. Pius X at Los Alamos, C team, 4:30 p.m.

    Tuesday

    Girls soccer: Bosque School at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.

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

    Thursday

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

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

    Friday

    Boys soccer: Louie Cernicek Invite, Los Alamos vs. Belen, 9 a.m.; Clovis vs. Goddard, 9 a.m.; Piedra Vista vs. Roswell, 11 a.m.; Farmington vs. Bernalillo, 11 a.m.

    Cross country: Los Alamos at University of New Mexico Invite, boys and girls varsity/JV/C team, TBA.

    Football: Pojoaque at Los Alamos, varsity, 7 p.m.

    Saturday

    Boys soccer: Louie Cernicek Invite, TBA.

  • LA crushes Farmington, 6-0

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team got its 2012 season started with a bang Saturday afternoon.
    The Hilltoppers scored four goals in the second half of their season opener with the Farmington Scorpions. Freshman Catie McDonald earned the first hat-trick of her prep career and senior Amy Neal scored a pair of goals and assisted McDonald with all three of her goals as the Hilltoppers won in a rout, 6-0 on the road.
    Los Alamos, which was much quicker up top than were the Scorpions, fixed itself up with several 1-on-1 scoring opportunities and took advantage.
    Due to some absences, the Hilltoppers went into the game playing short-handed — Los Alamos only kept 16 players on its preseason roster — but their sub-varsity call-ups for the game came through against the Scorpions (0-1) under toasty conditions at Hutchison Stadium.
    “Some of the JV players stepped up and played very well,” Los Alamos head coach Jiri Kubicek said. “I could not be pleased more with the first game of the season.”
    Kubicek said his team’s marking wasn’t where it should be and he would’ve liked to see a better overall contest out of his midfield, but he said he didn’t seen any unfixable problems.

  • Front Runners

    Los Alamos’ Orion Staples (left) and Nick Hill head to the finish line of the 2011 Albuquerque Academy Invitational. Los Alamos’ boys and girls will take part in a scrimmage with La Cueva Saturday morning in Albuquerque.

  • Candia is a dual winner Friday

    Roxana Candia predicted her finish time down the second Tuesday.
    Candia was the big winner at the Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race this week. The Pace Race is a weekly event where competitors guess at their finish times for the race’s 1- or 3-mile courses.
    Candia was not only perfect with her prediction of 23 minutes, 30 seconds, she was also the top female finisher on the 3-mile course. Ted Romero, who was the top male finisher on the 3-mile course, had the second best prediction of the evening, being eight seconds off. Matt Fair was off by nine seconds, while Steve Shook was 12 seconds off and Katie Gattiker was 26 seconds off.
    On the 1-mile course, Sue Kinkead was the fastest finisher (10:28), while Bob Weservelt had a finish time of 11:29. On the 3-mile course, Romero finished in 19:47.
    The next Pace Race will be 6 p.m. Tuesday. It will start near the San Ildefonso playground on Barranca Mesa.
    For more information, call 672-1639 or visit atomicrunners.com on the Internet.

  • Senior-heavy LA could again be a force in Class 4A

    During the 2012 preseason, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team has been focused on its conditioning.

    And with the team projected to have a short bench this season, the Hilltoppers will likely need that extra work.

    Los Alamos opens the season up Saturday when it goes on the road to face Farmington for a scheduled noon kickoff.

    The Hilltoppers have high hopes for the 2012 season and they have good reason to. The majority of their roster is returning following a successful 2011 season in which they advanced to the Class 4A semifinals.

    Nevertheless, one big obstacle still remains: getting by Albuquerque Academy. But heading into the regular season, Los Alamos likes the hand it’s been dealt.

    “I think it’s really good,” Hilltopper star forward Amy Neal said just days before she starts her senior season campaign, trying to grab that state title that has so far eluded her. “We’ve got a ton of good players on this team...I think our team will mix really well and we’ll be able to get that team goal.”

  • Sports Update 08-22-12

    Golf tourney will benefit LA baseball, softball
    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball and softball teams will host a fundraising golf tournament Saturday.
    The Diamonds in the Rough tournament is scheduled for a 1 p.m. shotgun start at Los Alamos Golf Course. Price for participation is $80 per player, which includes greens fees, cart and dinner.
    The tournament is a 4-player scramble, blind bogey format. Prizes for top scores and closest to the pin will be awarded.
    For registration or hole sponsorship information, call Jamie Aslin at 699-2320 or Roger Anaya at 670-6717.

  • Scrimmages set for Saturday

    While most Los Alamos High School sports aren’t officially getting their seasons started just yet, there will be plenty of them in action Saturday.
    The fall 2011 season for most teams gets going next week, but Saturday the Los Alamos football, volleyball and cross country teams will all be involved in preseason events.
    The Hilltopper football team, which is coming off a 2011 postseason appearance, its first in three years, will travel to Bloomfield for a preseason scrimmage. The Hilltoppers, who have several key offensive and defensive players returning this season, topped Bloomfield during the 2011 regular season, winning in a nail-biter, 21-20.
    Closer to home, the Los Alamos volleyball team will take part in the Española Valley Jamboree preseason scrimmage. That scrimmage will be hosted by the Hilltoppers’ arch-rivals, the Española Valley Sundevils.
    That scrimmage is scheduled to start at 8 a.m.
    In cross country, both the Hilltopper boys and girls teams will be at La Cueva for a preseason scrimmage. The Hilltoppers and Bears regularly meet in the preseason in Albuquerque.

  • Pushing the Pace

    The 38th annual Los Alamos Triathlon took place Saturday. The event included a 20K bike leg, a 400-meter swim and a 5K run.

  • Aquatomics finish 11th at state meet

    Ashlynn Bennett of the Los Alamos Aquatomics finished as the third-highest scorer in her age group at the New Mexico Long Course Championship meet.
    The state long course championship was July 19-22 at the Farmington Aquatic Center. In all, 22 teams and 446 swimmers took part.
    Bennett, swimming in the girls 15-16 age group, picked up victories in the 400-yard freestyle, the 200 freestyle and the 200 butterfly, as well as turning in a runner-up performance in the 200 individual medley and a third-place finish in the 50 butterfly.
    As a team, the Aquatomics, who had 23 representatives at the meet, finished 11th among the participating club-level teams.
    Among the other top scorers for the Aquatomics were Alex Jaegers, who scored 32 points in the boys 13-14 competition, Ian Jaegers, who had 11 points in boys 10 and under, and Nick Greenfield, Alana Goodwin and Max Corliss, all of whom finished with five points.

    Here are the results for the Los Alamos Aquatomics at the New Mexico State Long Course Championship meet July 19-22 (name, division, event, place, time):

    Ashlynn Bennett,
    girls 15-16
    200 individual medley, 2, 2:41.73; 100 butterfly, 5, 1:16.57; 400 freestyle, 1, 5:05.44; 200 freestyle, 1, 2:26.34; 50 butterfly, 3, 32.23; 200 butterfly, 1, 2:43.46.

    Jillian Bennett,

  • Sports Update 08-19-12

    Officiating clinic set for today
    An United States Soccer Federation Grade 9 referee clinic is scheduled for this morning at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Community Field.
    The clinic is a one-day, nine-hour class. Registration is at 8 a.m. and instruction will start promptly at 8:15 a.m.
    Grade 9 is entry-level officiating for those interested in calling Los Alamos Youth Soccer League games. Interested participants should be at least 12 years old or entering the seventh grade.
    Price for the clinic is $70, including a $45 USSF registration fee and a $25 clinic fee, which may be reimbursed for those officials who referee three LAYSL games.
    Those interested in participating are asked to contact LAYSL referee coordinator Amy Regan at 672-3623 or laysl.ref.coordinator@gmail.com prior to the clinic.