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  • Sports Update 09-28-11

    Trail Fest set for Oct. 8

    The fifth annual Pajarito Trail Fest will return Oct. 8.
    The Trail Fest consists of a half-marathon, 10K race and kids fun run. All the races will be held on Pajarito Mountain.
    Proceeds from the races will go to benefit the Las Conchas Fire Trail Recovery Fund.
    For more information, visit www.pajaritotrailfest.com on the Internet.

    Yum Run returns for seventh year

  • Weiss makes his pro umpiring debut

    It didn’t take long for players of the North American League to try to ruffle the feathers of a rookie man in blue.
    Nor did it take long for the man in blue to squawk back.
    Local umpire Doug Weiss got a chance to call balls and strikes this summer for the North American League professional baseball organization. Weiss, who has worked in every baseball level from Little League to the pros, did 24 games in Calgary, Alberta, Canada for the independent professional league.
    “It’s a lot of fun,” Weiss said of his stint calling pro ball. “Baseball at that level is very different. It’s a lot faster. The pitching’s a lot faster and a lot better. The amount you have to know and retain is a lot higher.”

  • Cope tops predictors at Pace Race

    Roy Cope had the top prediction at last week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race.
    Last week’s pace race was held on North Mesa. The  Roadrunners will host another Pace Race tonight starting at Acoma Lane in Pajarito Acres.
    In last week’s race, Cope finished with a prediction error of just three seconds. Cope just narrowly beat out Ted Williams, who was four seconds off his predicted finish time, while Tim Sandford missed by just six seconds.
    Sandford was the fastest finisher on the 1-mile course with his time of 10 minutes, 2 seconds, while Jackie Marr finished in 10:58.
    On the 3-mile course, Ted Romero had a finish time of 20:54, while Laura McClellan finished in 21:56.

  • C team rolls to big win Monday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper C team football squad picked up its second win in a row, routing the Hope Christian Huskies.
    Los Alamos’ defense keyed the big win Monday at Sullivan Field.
    Hilltopper Sam Ortiz had four sacks on the contest and Ricky Whittemore had a pick-six as Los Alamos cruised to a 32-0 victory.
    “(The) coaching staff believed that our team was improving, which was clear as day (Monday),” Los Alamos C team coach Marco Lucero said. “We feel that the elimination of mistakes, big hits, causing and recovering turnovers was what was more impressive than the win or the final score.”

  • Hawks win big at home meet

    For the first time in its brief history, the Los Alamos Middle School cross country team hosted a race.
    The race, held Sept. 14, was run on the team’s home course, just east of LAMS’ campus.
    The Hawks dominated their home meet, sweeping the boys and girls seventh and eighth grade titles. Also competing in the meet were teams from West Las Vegas, Pojoaque and Española.
    The LAMS eighth grade girls swept the top seven places in their race. Sophia Galvez topped all runners with her time of 12 minutes, 20 seconds, while Katie Stockton, Madison Foley, Talia Dreicer and Nicola Vasquez helped complete the perfect score.

  • LA travels to Bernalillo for district opener Wednesday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team is starting off its District 2-4A season with a match against a solid team Wednesday.
    Los Alamos will travel to Bernalillo to take on the Spartans Wednesday. Match time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
    The Los Alamos-Bernalillo match will pit the District 2-4A teams with the two best records during the 2011 season. Bernalillo has been red hot during the nondistrict season, winning 9 of 10 heading into the district opener.
    The Spartans, who have struggled in recent years to make much of a run in the 2-4A standings, have over the course of the last season-and-a-half put themselves in a position to be a potentially serious district contender.

  • Sports Schedule, Sept. 26-Oct. 1

    Monday

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

     

    Tuesday

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

     

    Wednesday

    Cross country: LAMS at Academy Invite, boys and girls, 4 p.m.

     

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

     

    Thursday

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista, varsity, 3 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.

     

    Football: Los Alamos at Española, 4 p.m.

     

    Friday

  • LA dropped by Belen Friday, 35-8

    BELEN – While it might be tough to find a lot of good news in a 27-point loss, there were at least some bright spots for the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team Friday night.
    Facing one of the top programs in Class 4A in its Homecoming contest, the Hilltoppers were able to move the ball fairly well for a good portion of the night.
    Unfortunately, some decent drives for the Hilltoppers didn’t result in any points until the very end when the game was out of reach.
    Meanwhile, the heavily-favored Belen Eagles took advantage of some big plays, many of them provided by quarterback Nicholas Kurtz, as they picked up a 35-8 victory at home Friday.

  • LA has close call Saturday

    The Santa Fe Demons gave the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team everything it could handle Saturday, but the Hilltoppers escaped with a 2-1 overtime victory.
    The Hilltoppers and Demons squared off in Santa Fe Saturday morning in the Hilltoppers’ second District 2-4A contest of the season.
    In that contest, Santa Fe held Los Alamos to just one goal in 95 minutes before Los Alamos finally secured the victory with a second goal in the second overtime period. Collin Stone and Ryan Maestas finished with goals, while Ryan Kniss and David Stroud were credited with assists.
    Lorenzo Venneri finished with three stops in goal for Los Alamos, which improved to 2-0 on the district season. It topped Bernalillo 4-1 in its district opener Tuesday.

  • LA blanks Santa Fe in 2-4A

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team upped its District 2-4A record to 2-0 with a shutout win Saturday against Santa Fe.
    Hilltopper Amy Neal scored a pair of goals, one in each half, and earned assists on the other two goals as the Hilltoppers cruised to a 4-0 victory over Santa Fe’s Demons Saturday.
    Los Alamos, which has had a busy schedule of late, will get a whole week off from competition. It won’t play again until Saturday when it hosts Capital, another District 2-4A opponent.
    Los Alamos head coach Jiri Kubicek said he could tell his team was feeling the effects of a tough two-week stretch.