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  • Pretty In Pink

    Los Alamos’ Carli Downs goes high in the air during Pink Night at Griffith Gymnasium Saturday night. The Hilltoppers defeated the Española Valley Sundevils Saturday in their final home game of the regular season. Los Alamos will play its regular season finale Wednesday at Capital.

  • Topper boys will travel to Piedra Vista to open playoffs

    A week ago, Evan Gartz predicted his team would have to go on the road and would have to travel a few hours.
    He was right on both counts.
    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team was seeded 10th in the Class 4A state tournament.
    The 2011 boys and girls soccer playoff brackets were released Sunday by the New Mexico Activities Association. The first round of play in both state tournaments gets going this weekend at home sites before action shifts to the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex in Albuquerque.
    Gartz, the Hilltopper boys head coach, said he wasn’t terribly surprised with where his team landed.

  • Boys soccer gets 10 seed, girls are 2

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team will be on the road in the first round of the state Class 4A tournament.

    The New Mexico Activities Association released its boys and girls soccer playoff brackets today. The Hilltopper girls were seeded No. 2 in the 4A tournament and won't play until the quarterfinal round Nov. 3.

    Los Alamos' boys picked up a No. 10 seed and will play at No. 7 Piedra Vista in the first round. That game is tentatively scheduled for Saturday. No time has been announced.

    In the boys draw, Capital, the Hilltoppers' District 2-4A rival, which wrenched the district title away from the Hilltoppers this season, surprised some by cracking the top four.

  • ´Toppers drop Sundevils in one half

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team breezed to victory Friday night at Sullivan Field and is now just one step away from clinching the District 2-4A title.
    The Hilltoppers pummeled the Española Valley Sundevils Friday night. The Hilltoppers scored 40 points in the first quarter and closed out the contest at halftime, winning 58-0.
    Scoring came early and often for Los Alamos, which picked up its fourth consecutive win Friday in its final 2011 home game. Los Alamos scored a pair of touchdowns just 2:01 into the game then tacked on a third with 7:22 remaining in the opening quarter.

  • ’Toppers win 3-0 at home on Senior Night

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team only sporadically got into rhythm Saturday night, but was still good enough to pick up a District 2-4A sweep.
    On Senior Night, the final regular season match at home, the Hilltoppers grabbed a 25-21, 25-15, 25-21 victory over the visiting Española Valley Sundevils.
    The win upped the Hilltoppers’ district record to a perfect 7-0 and kept their set streak, now at 21 straight, intact as well.
    Los Alamos (16-3) has just one regular season contest remaining, Wednesday night at Capital, before the district tournament. Los Alamos will host the district championship match Nov. 5.

  • LA shuts out Aztec to close out season

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team closed out its season with a win Saturday afternoon.
    Los Alamos overcame a windy first half to play the Aztec Tigers to a draw through to halftime. In the second half, the Hilltoppers got a goal from Leslie Guarello, who sent a shot into the upper-right corner of the goal.
    Guarello’s goal is all the Hilltoppers would need in a 1-0 victory in the Four Corners area.
    “They have some quick people on the side, up front and on defense,” Hilltopper head coach Jiri Kubicek said of Aztec. “We could’ve scored some goals, but we missed some good opportunities. We may see them again. They’re going to be a good team.”

  • ´Toppers finish on top at LA Invite Friday

    In its regular season finale, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team again came through with another solid performance.
    The Hilltopper girls hosted the Los Alamos Invitational Friday afternoon at Los Alamos Golf Course. The Hilltoppers grabbed three top 10 individual finishes to coast to victory.
    Jennifer Mooday took a near wire-to-wire victory for Los Alamos, while Teresa Sandoval and Jordan Parker finished in seventh and eighth places to lead the team to victory.
    Los Alamos finished with 41 points, eight points better than second-place Cleveland.

  • Sports Schedule, Oct. 24-29

    Monday

    Boys golf: Los Alamos at Marty Sanchez Fall Invite, 9 a.m.

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

    Wednesday

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

    Friday

    Cross country: District 2-4A meet, boys and girls varsity, 3 p.m.

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

  • Playoff brackets will be out today

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls soccer teams will learn their postseason fates today.
    The New Mexico Activities Association will announce the boys and girls soccer brackets today. The NMAA’s seeding and selection committee will post the playoff brackets on the nmact.com website.
    The 2011 playoffs will start will first-round games Friday and Saturday at the homes of the Nos. 5-8 seeds. They will host the 9-12 seeds, while seeds 1-4 get a bye to the state quarterfinals.
    Los Alamos’ girls appear to be in line for a top four seed and may even get a top two seed, although with a loss earlier this month to St. Pius X, a No. 1 seed may not be in the cards.

  • LA Outhustles Academy at Home

    It’s been a long time coming.
    Since the 2000 realignment, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team had beaten the Albuquerque Academy Chargers exactly twice.
    Make that three times now.
    Los Alamos, which had been nipping at the heels of its arch-rivals since the start of the 2011 season, finally broke through in a big way Friday afternoon at the Los Alamos Invitational. The Hilltoppers picked up a decisive victory over the Chargers Friday, scoring 40 points to the Chargers’ 66 points.