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  • LA blanks Bernalillo 38-0 in Friday’s District 2-4A opener

    It isn’t going to take long for the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team to figure out where it stands in the District 2-4A race.
    With its first two district games against two of the three main contenders in the race, Los Alamos could come within two very winnable games of clinching 2-4A by Friday of this week.
    The Hilltoppers took their first big step toward that goal Friday night by routing the Bernalillo Spartans.
    Los Alamos scored a pair of touchdowns in the opening quarter and a third touchdown early in the second quarter to start what would become a 38-0 rout of the Bernalillo Spartans at Sullivan Field.

  • Controversial goal helps St. Pius X shut out LA, 2-0

    ALBUQUERQUE — In a contest mired by both the weather and controversy, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team was downed by the St. Pius X Sartans Friday afternoon.
    Friday’s contest at Sartan Field pitted the two top-ranked teams in the state against one another, the Hilltoppers coming in as the No. 1 team in Class 4A and the Sartans No. 2.
    But midway through the second half, St. Pius got a quick-strike goal following a throw-in. Los Alamos’ Cassidy Reeves purposely booted a ball out of bounds after a player got injured on the field.

  • LA knocks off Bernalillo, improves to 3-0 in district

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team are now within one victory of claiming its fifth straight District 2-4A title after knocking off Bernalillo Saturday.

    Despite lingering disappointment following a 2-0 loss to the St. Pius X Sartans Friday afternoon, the Hilltoppers still cruised to a big 6-0 victory Saturday at Bernalillo.

    Amy Neal scored all of Los Alamos' first four goals of the contest, three in the first half and the fourth just four minutes into the second half to lead Los Alamos to the win.

    The only team that could possibly catch Los Alamos for the district title is Santa Fe. Those two teams meet on Tuesday at Sullivan Field.  A win would clinch the title for Los Alamos (12-5 overall, 3-0 in 2-4A).

  • Hilltoppers leave Bernalillo scoreless; prep football scores from around the state

     

    PREP FOOTBALL

    Los Alamos 38, Bernalillo 0

    Carrizozo 26, Magdalena 12

    Cleveland 42, Valley 0

    Clovis 33, Artesia 25

    Crownpoint 48, Wingate 0

    Dalhart, Texas 31, Clayton 0

    Dulce 28, Ramah 0

    Estancia 29, NMMI 27

    Farmington 35, Bloomfield 0

    Foothill 25, Animas 6

    Gateway Christian 48, Springer 6

    Goddard 26, Carlsbad 7

    Hagerman 26, Mescalero Apache 22

    Highland 64, Albuquerque High 6

    Hot Springs 19, Hatch Valley 9

    Laguna-Acoma 54, Zuni 7

  • LA opens district vs. Bernalillo tonight

    Last weekend was the most successful weekend District 2-4A’s football teams have had all season, making the start of the district season all the more interesting.

    After all five 2-4A teams got off to an unimpressive start to the season, three teams picked up victories in the final week before district play starts. Santa Fe, Bernalillo and Los Alamos are all going into the 2-4A season off of victories.

    Los Alamos’ victory may have been the most impressive, however, as it knocked off the Albuquerque Academy Chargers, No. 4 in Class 3A heading into last week’s game at Sullivan Field. Los Alamos gave up just 164 yards total offense and didn’t allow an Academy offensive score as it won 36-20.

  • Ross wins final Pace Race of 2011

    Inez Ross was the big winner in the final Pace Race of the 2011 season Tuesday.
    The Atomic City Roadrunners concluded their season with the Cooper’s Run at the Canyon Rim Trail. The Cooper’s Run, a 1.5-mile race, is designed to compare fitness improvement from the start to the end of training — the first Pace Race in April was also the Cooper’s Run.
    Ross finished just one second off of her predicted time at Tuesday night’s race. Jamie Jablin and Duane Marr both finished with prediction errors of 15 seconds.
    Jablin was also the fastest finisher on the course with his time of 9 minutes flat. Christie Kelly had the top women’s finish with her time of 13:54.

  • Toppers throttled by Sartans

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team was thumped by the St. Pius X Sartans Thursday afternoon in Albuquerque.
    After taking a 2-0 edge after one half, the Sartans scored three times — twice in a seven-minute span — in the second half to top the Hilltoppers 5-0 at Sartan Field.
    Thursday’s contest was a nondistrict affair between the former district rivals. St. Pius left 2-4A after the 2006 season, never having lost a district game since joining the district in 2000.
    St. Pius got off 15 shots-on-goal to Los Alamos’ three, all of which were scooped up by St. Pius’ Timothy Lang.
    Los Alamos, the defending Class 4A champion, defeated St. Pius in the semifinals of its 2010 state title run.

  • Sullivan Field ceremony set for Friday

    Los Alamos High School will host an official ribbon cutting for Sullivan Field Friday. The ceremony will be at 6 p.m., prior to the Los Alamos-Bernalillo football game.
    Friday’s ribbon cutting is a reopening ceremony for Sullivan Field. This summer, the playing field was redone, replacing the former natural grass surface with artificial surface.
    The public is welcomed to the ceremony, which will take place at midfield.
    For more information, contact athletic director Vicki Nelms at 663-2532.

  • Toppers roll over Sundevils in three

    ESPAÑOLA — Being on the road, going into hostile territory and having to duke it out with an arch-rival for the top spot in the district race would seem to be a daunting task.
    But Wednesday night, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team made it look easy.
    Los Alamos, facing off against the Española Valley Sundevils for the early lead in the district standings, used a late surge in the first set and dominated the second set to put Española Valley back on its heels. Los Alamos’ final set was sloppy, but it was still good enough to earn a 25-16, 25-10, 25-22 win at Edward Medina Gymnasium.

  • Using Her Head

    Los Alamos’ Leslie Guarello heads a ball toward the Capital goal Saturday at Sullivan Field. Guarello finished Saturday’s match with three goals and an assist as the Hilltoppers routed the Jaguars 10-0.

    The Hilltoppers, the top-ranked team in the state, have a big nondistrict contest scheduled for Friday when they travel to Albuquerque to take on St. Pius X.

    A win in that contest would give the Hilltoppers virtually undisputed claim on the No. 1 seed in the Class 4A championship tournament, which starts later this month.