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  • 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.

  • Busting Through

    Los Alamos’ Arnoldo Ortiz heads through a hole in the line of scrimmage during last week’s game against the Santa Fe Demons. The Hilltoppers can run their District 2-4A record to 3-0 with a win tonight against the Española Valley Sundevils. Ortiz has rushed for 585 yards in his last three games including 179 yards last week

  • Toppers score three times in shutout victory Thursday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team earned a solid win in one of its postseason tune-up games Thursday.
    The Hilltoppers shut out a stout opponent in the St. Michael’s Horsemen, taking a 3-0 victory at Brother Abdon Field in Santa Fe.
    Hilltopper leading scorer Amy Neal had a goal and two assists Thursday to help the Hilltopers to the victory in their next-to-last game of the regular season. Los Alamos will play one more contest, Saturday at Aztec, before the Class 4A playoff seedings are announced Sunday.
    Katie Hemphill picked up an assist on Neal’s goal, while Neal handed out assists to both Naomi Movshovich and Leslie Guarello. Bryce Theesfeld earned the shutout victory in goal, stopping four Horsemen shots.

  • Sports Update 10-21-11

    Snow sports conditioning class starting

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is offering a snow sports conditioning class.
    The class is designed to help winter sports participants get in shape for the ski and snowboarding season. The focus will be on cardio and strength training.
    Sessions start Monday and continue through Dec. 21.
    Sessions will run Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7 a.m.
    The class is not geared for beginning exercisers.
    Price for participation is $100 for YMCA members, $135 for nonmembers.
    For more information, call the YMCA at 662-3100 or visit laymca.org on the Internet.

    Skateboard competition is Oct. 29 in White Rock

  • XC teams at home on Friday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls cross country teams will host a slew of solid competition Friday at Los Alamos Golf Course.
    The Hilltoppers are set to host the Los Alamos Invitational. The junior varsity races are scheduled to start at 3 p.m. with the varsity races getting going at 4:10 p.m.
    Friday’s race will be the first of two straight contests Los Alamos will host at the golf course. Los Alamos is also the home team for this year’s District 2-4A championship meet. That race is scheduled for Oct. 28.
    “They’re really excited,” Hilltopper head coach Kathy Hipwood said. “Everybody gets really excited for the home meet.”

  • LA wins, earns 2-4A title Wednesday

    The pressure is officially off.
    Combined with an upset loss by the Española Valley Sundevils against the Capital Jaguars, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers clinched the District 2-4A title with its victory over the Santa Fe Demons Wednesday.
    Los Alamos had little trouble with Santa Fe at Griffith Gymnasium, taking a 25-14, 25-11, 25-19 sweep. The win improved Los Alamos’ record to a spotless 6-0 in district.
    Española Valley, meanwhile, was the only team left in 2-4A that had a mathematical shot at Los Alamos, albeit a slim one. That shot evaporated with its three-set loss to Capital. Prior to that victory Wednesday night in Santa Fe, Capital had been winless on the district season.

  • Hilltoppers roll over Jaguars 10-0 on Tuesday

    SANTA FE — Amy Neal scored four goals, including the contest-icer Tuesday as the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team thumped the Capital Jaguars in its District 2-4A season finale.
    Los Alamos needed just 60 minutes to knock off Capital Tuesday night at Jaguar Field. With the game-closing 10th goal relatively slow in coming, Los Alamos head coach Jiri Kubicek sent in Neal, his top finisher, to put the contest away. Neal’s short-range goal, off an assist from Naomi Movshovich, put the contest away.
    With the 10-0 victory, the Hilltoppers officially closed out their fifth straight district season unbeaten and unscored upon.

  • Jaguars take over first place in district

    SANTA FE — With one play, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team lost its grip on District 2-4A and may now be at the mercy of the seeding and selection committee to see where it will land in the upcoming playoff tournament.

    Worse still, Los Alamos’ leading scorer was injured on that play and his return this season is up in the air.

    The Hilltoppers were upset by the Capital Jaguars Tuesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored twice in the second half while allowing the Hilltoppers just four shots and only one on-goal to win 2-0.

  • Toppers, Demons meet in volleyball

    With its big win Saturday night, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team should have plenty of momentum going into its final matches of the regular season.
    The Hilltoppers will face off against the Santa Fe Demons Wednesday night. Game time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
    With three matches remaining, two of them at home, the Hilltoppers (14-3 overall, 5-0 in 2-4A) can take another step toward clinching its third-straight district title. They knocked off what appeared to be their biggest challenger, Bernalillo, relatively easily Saturday night at home.

  • Sports Update 10-18-11

    KRSN to air volleyball match Wednesday night

    KRSN AM 1490 will broadcast Wednesday night’s volleyball match between the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and the Santa Fe Demons.
    Gene Mortensen, the “Voice of the Hilltoppers,” will call the match live from Griffith Gymnasium. Match time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

    Katko launches new book

    Mike Katko, KRSN AM 1490 sports announcer, will launch his new book of poetry, “Skies and other Poems,” Wednesday at the Coffee Booth.
    The book launch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
    Along with his work at KRSN, Katko is also a former principal of Mountain Elementary School and past co-owner of Tony’s Pizzeria.