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  • Hilltopper C team boys win big at Socorro Stampede Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys C team cross country squad just missed a perfect score at Saturday’s Socorro Stampede.
    The Hilltopper boys finished with 17 team points, two points away from a perfect 15. Aaron Roybal, followed by Cameron Staples, Greg Ahlers and John Valdiviez swept the top four spots for Los Alamos, as it easily topped runner-up Rio Rancho.
    Also at Saturday’s race. Los Alamos’ girls C team finished second behind Cleveland. Hilltopper Anna Wermer was the top individual finisher in that race.
    Here are Los Alamos’ results from the Socorro Stampede:

    Girls

    Team scores

    1. Cleveland, 23; 2. Los Alamos, 36; 3. Rio Rancho, 85.

    Individual results

    1. Anna Wermer, 22:06; 4. Haley Butler-Moore, 24:05; 8. Morgan Apperson, 24:53; 11. Sara Stubben, 25:15; 12. Rachel Wallstrom, 25:15; 13. Elise Koskelo, 25:37; 16. Alexandria Chavarria, 26:31; 17. Marcela Mas, 26:35; 19. Chloe Keilers, 26:43; 23. Grace Kim, 27:09. 25. Katie Bowman, 28:12; 29. Dana Crooks, 28:42; 30. Chelsea Chalacombe, 28:55; 31. Rory Cooley, 29:20; 32. Hannah Morgan, 31:00; 36. Miranda Honnell, 33:05; 38. Lauren Fugate, 34:01; 39. Marissa Salazar, 34:35; 41. Roxanne Lopez, 37:21; 43. Morgan Trujillo, 44:26.

    Boys

    Team scores

  • LA teams open district play

    Both the Hilltopper boys and girls soccer teams open District 2-4A play this afternoon when they travel to Bernalillo.
    The Hilltoppers will face Bernalillo’s Spartans in a doubleheader. The boys game is scheduled for 4 p.m. and the girls game will start at 6 p.m.
    Los Alamos’ girls, who have won five straight district titles, not having lost a single district game during that time, will again be the team to beat in 2-4A this season. Going in, it would seem only Santa Fe, which Los Alamos faces Saturday at home and Oct. 16 in Santa Fe, has any real hope of ending the Hilltoppers’ streak of district victories.
    The Hilltopper girls (8-1) won five straight contests against stiff competition heading into tonight’s game.
    Los Alamos’ boys, meanwhile, won’t be going into the 2-4A season as the defending champs. That title belongs to Capital, which topped Los Alamos in the 2011 regular season finale and won the 2-4A title by goal differential.
    The Hilltoppers (6-5) have struggled, winning just one of their last five contests. Most recently, they were nipped at Rio Rancho by the Rams, 2-1.
    Capital (6-2) has a 19-7 goals for-goals against margin, but hasn’t played the toughest of competition during the nondistrict season.

  • Hawks pick up 3 wins at XC meet in Española Wednesday

    The Los Alamos Middle School Hawk boys and girls cross country teams won three of four races at Wednesday’s meet in Española.
    The LAMS seventh grade girls, seventh grade boys and eighth grade girls picked up wins at the meet, while the eighth grade boys were second behind Española’s Cardinals.
    The Hawk seventh grade girls nipped Pojoaque by four points to win that competition, but the other two Hawk winning teams picked up solid victories.
    Individually, three Hawk runners took top honors. Kathryn McClenahan took top honors in the seventh grade girls race, Zoe Chalacombe won the eighth grade girls race and Ben Rees won his second race of the season in the seventh grade boys race. Rees was also the top overall finisher at the ATC meet Sept. 11.

    Here are the Hawks’ results from the Española Invitational:

    Seventh grade girls

    Team scores

    1. LAMS, 50; 2. Pojoaque, 54; 3. Santa Fe Indian School, 59; 4. Memorial, 89.

    Individual results

  • LA pitches shutout for homecoming

    For the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team to have success down the stretch, it must find consistent offensive production.
    It certainly found some against Kirtland Central.
    Los Alamos picked up some big chunks of yardage Friday night in its 2012 homecoming contest, taking on the Kirtland Central Broncos, both on the ground and through the air. Los Alamos rolled up 388 yards total offense and scored two touchdowns in the opening quarter to set the tone, rolling to a 34-0 victory at Sullivan Field.
    The Hilltoppers took the opening possession of the game and drove 72 yards to paydirt, then Clint Adams blocked a Kirtland Central punt attempt late in the first quarter, setting the Hilltoppers up at the Bronco 13-yard line. Receiver Seth Drop went in one play later on an end around with 1:50 remaining to give the Hilltoppers a 13-0 advantage at the time.
    Drop, who had a big game Friday night, said it was important for the Hilltoppers to set the tone early.
    “We got that first score in, we were making plays,” Drop said. “Everybody executed. The last couple of games we haven’t executed.”
    Prior to the big victory Friday, Los Alamos had been shut out for two straight contests.

  • On Schedule 09-23-12

    Monday
    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Capital, C team, 4 p.m.

    Tuesday
    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, varsity, 4 p.m.; Los Alamos at Moreno Valley, C team, 5 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, varsity, 6 p.m.; Los Alamos at Moreno Valley, C team, 3 p.m.

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

    Boys soccer: St. Michael’s at Los Alamos, JV, 4:30 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Cleveland at Los Alamos, JV, 6 p.m.

    Cross country: LAMS at Albuquerque Academy Invite, boys and girls, TBA.

    Thursday
    Football: LAMS at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, 4 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: Pojoaque at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Friday
    Volleyball: LAMS at West Las Vegas, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Cross country: Los Alamos at Desert Twilight Festival, boys and girls varsity, 5 p.m.

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

    Saturday

  • ´Topper girls roll to a win at Socorro

    The Los Alamos girls cross country team picked up its second victory in as many outings Friday afternoon.
    The Hilltopper boys and girls took part in the Socorro Stampede, a new venue for Los Alamos’ cross country program. The race took place on a challenging course in warmer conditions than the Hilltoppers are used to.
    Nevertheless, Los Alamos’ girls finished with a solid 26 points, topping a tough Class 5A school, Cleveland, which finished with 44 points.
    In Friday’s competition, Los Alamos was without two top seniors, Jennifer Mooday and Teresa Sandoval, but even with the personnel shuffling, it was able to pick up a comfortable win.
    Also at the race, Los Alamos’ boys earned 36 points, good for a second-place finish, three points behind meet winner Cleveland.
    This was the first competition for the Hilltoppers since their season opener Aug. 31 at Albuquerque. The boys and girls teams won both ends of that race, including the Hilltopper boys’ upset win over Cleveland’s Storm.
    Los Alamos head coaches Rob and Kathy Hipwood said the boys knew the Storm would come out aggressive Friday and the Storm didn’t disappoint.

  • LASG’s Atomic Tumblers take part in National Gymnastics Day

    Saturday, the Los Alamos School of Gymnastics joined USA Gymnastics and other member clubs across the country to celebrate National Gymnastics Day.
    National Gymnastics Day is an annual event held to showcase athletes and teams across the nation, as well as promote physical fitness and good nutrition habits for youth.
    In conjunction with National Gymnastics Day, LASG hosted a meet at its facility on North Mesa. In all, 31 gymnasts took part.
    LASG will host another home meet Dec. 8.
    Those interested can find out more information about the program by calling 662-9523 or visiting the club’s website, lagymnastics.net.

  • LA blanks Kirtland Central for homecoming

    The homestanding Los Alamos Hilltopper football team put the Kirtland Central Broncos back on their heels early Friday night and never let them get on track.

    Los Alamos scored a pair of touchdowns in the first quarter as it rolled to a 34-0 shutout win Friday at Sullivan Field. The victory for Los Alamos (2-2) snapped a two-game slide.

    Hilltopper running back Arnoldo Ortiz rushed for 139 yards and three touchdowns and quarterback Brice Van Etten and slot receiver Seth Drop connected for five completions and 98 yards on the evening.

    Read more about Los Alamos’ big homecoming victory in Sunday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Sports Update 09-21-12

    KinderHoops program hosted by YMCA

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is accepting registrations for its KinderHoops basketball program.
    The introductory basketball program is for boys and girls ages 4-6.
    Practices and games are schedule twice per week starting Oct. 8. The season will run through Nov. 16.
    KinderHoops is designed to teach younger players the fundamentals of dribbing, passing and shooting.
    Price for participation is $45 for YMCA members, $60 for nonmembers. Financial assistance may be available from the United Way of Northern New Mexico.
    For more information, call 662-3100 or visit laymca.org.

  • LA’s C team tops Moriarty, 40-20

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper C team football team picked up its third win of the season Monday at Moriarty.
    Marcos Vigil scored four touchdowns for Los Alamos while the Hilltopper defense forced three turnovers as the team earned a 40-20 win.
    Lane Saunders also scored two touchdowns for Los Alamos, which has scored at least 40 points in all three of its victories this season.
    Los Alamos opened the season with a 44-14 win over St. Pius X, then followed that up with a 40-13 win over Albuquerque Academy. It dropped a 20-14 decision at St. Michael’s Sept. 10 before Monday’s win at Moriarty.
    Against Moriarty, cornerback Alex Delamarter picked off two passes to lead the defensive effort.
    Los Alamos will host Hope Christian Oct. 1.