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  • Toppers, Chargers to tangle again Friday

    Los Alamos’ Hilltoppers and Albuquerque Academy’s Chargers will face off for the second time during the 2011 cross country season on the Chargers’ home turf.
    Los Alamos will take part in the Albuquerque Academy Invitational Friday afternoon. The invitational, a mid-sized meet that nonetheless usually boasts a crop of good talent, is run on the dusty trails on Academy’s expansive campus.
    The Hilltoppers are perennial competitors at the Academy Invitational. In the 2010 race, the Hilltopper girls finished fourth in the team standings, running without one of their top athletes, Victoria Honnell, while the Hilltopper boys were third overall.

  • NMAA votes to keep Santa Fe in 4A

    District 2-4A will remain intact for the next two-year block of time, the New Mexico Activities Association determined Wednesday.
    Santa Fe High School will keep its status as a Class 4A team and will remain in the district along with Los Alamos, Bernalillo, Española Valley and cross-town rival Capital, the NMAA determined at its Board of Directors meeting.
    The NMAA is the governing body of most interscholastic prep sports in the state and determines the districts in which its member schools compete.
    When enrollment figures came out during the summer, it was determined by the NMAA that Santa Fe had surpassed the threshold of Class 4A enrollment, currently 1,650 students. Beyond 1,650 students, teams move up to Class 5A.

  • Sports Update 09-21-11

     

    KRSN to air boys soccer game Thursday

     

    KRSN AM 1490 will broadcast Thursday's Los Alamos Hilltopper-Eldorado Eagle boys soccer game.

    Thursday's game will start at 4 p.m. at Sullivan Field. Gene Mortensen, the "Voice of the Hilltoppers," will announce the game live.

    The game can also be streamed on the Internet at krsnam1490.com.

     

    LAGC hosts Oktoberfest

     

    Los Alamos Golf Course will host its Oktoberfest event Oct. 1.

    The event will include a blind draw, best-ball tournament, food and German-style draft beer. Golf begins at 9 a.m.

    For information or to sign up, call the LAGC pro shop at 662-8173.

  • ´Toppers bounce back from slow start to upend Spartans

    It wasn’t the kind of performance a top-rated team was supposed to have against a huge underdog in the first half Tuesday night.
    Instead of packing things up and heading for home at halftime of Tuesday’s girls soccer game between the heavily-favored Los Alamos Hilltoppers and Bernalillo Spartans, the Hilltoppers were trying to figure out why they still had a zero on the scoreboard.
    Los Alamos, which looked to be sleepwalking through most of the first half, finally got on track in the second half, attacking the Bernalillo goal consistently and finding the net en route to a win 4-0 in its District 2-4A opener. Los Alamos scored three times in about nine minutes during the second half and tacked on a late goal for good measure to top the Spartans.

  • LA opens district season with 4-1 win vs. Bernalillo

    In its District 2-4A boys soccer opener, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers were facing a team that’s something of an X-factor.
    The Hilltoppers hosted the Bernalillo Spartans Tuesday afternoon at Sullivan Field. The Spartans, who came in with a near-.500 record and boasted one of the top scorers in Class 4A, made the contest a little more interesting, halving the Hilltoppers’ lead midway through the second half.
    But Los Alamos scored a pair of unanswered goals later in the second half to take a 4-1 victory over Bernalillo. Ryan Kniss, who also had an assist Tuesday, scored with about 13 minutes remaining and Colin Stone added another goal right at the end of regulation to seal the win.

  • Sports Update 09-20-11

    LA is runner-up at T of C this weekend

  • LA gets off to slow start at first tournament

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls golf teams struggled in their first outing of the 2011-12 season at home Monday.
    The Hilltopper teams hosted the Los Alamos Fall Invitational at Los Alamos Golf Course. At the tournament, four boys teams and two girls teams took part, as well as a handful of individuals from other schools.
    Cleveland, a Class 5A school from Rio Rancho, was the big winner on both sides of the tournament Monday. Cleveland’s Storm took both the boys and girls team titles as well as picking up both individual titles.
    The Storm picked up a 20-shot victory over runner-up Bernalillo on the boys’ side and a 47-shot win over Los Alamos in the girls competition.

  • Sports Schedule, Sept. 19-24

    Monday
    Golf: Los Alamos Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Boys soccer: Hope Christian at Los Alamos, C team, 3:30 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Moreno Valley at Los Alamos, C team, 3:30 p.m.

    Tuesday
    Boys soccer: Bernalilo at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.; Los Alamos at Santa Fe, JV, 4 p.m.

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

    Girls soccer: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, varsity, 6 p.m.; Los Alamos at Santa Fe, C team, 5:30 p.m.

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

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

  • LA shut out at Academy

    A loss to the Albuquerque Academy Chargers always stings, but it’s a lack of effort that will really stick in the craw of the Los Alamos Hillltopper boys soccer team.
    Los Alamos couldn’t get over the hump during Friday’s contest at Academy, the fifth-ranked team in the state. Academy scored a 72nd-minute goal on a crossing pass that got through the defense to the uncovered left flank as it grabbed a 1-0 victory.
    It was the second loss for Los Alamos against Academy this season. Los Alamos was hoping to redeem itself in Friday’s game after taking a 3-2 loss Sept. 10.
    But Friday, Los Alamos simply got beat.
    “I never thought I’d say this, but we got outworked,” Hilltopper head coach Evan Gartz said.

  • LA’s offense, defense come up big vs. Bobcats

    In 2010, the Bloomfield Bobcats came back from a late deficit with the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team needing just to run out the clock in the fourth quarter.
    Friday night, the Hilltoppers found themselves in much the same position, backed up on their 4-yard line and clinging to a 1-point lead.
    But on a long sideline route on third down, Bloomfield was flagged for pass interference. Then, three plays later, quarterback Danny Finn scrambled down the right side for a big 7-yard pickup to earn another first down which all but sealed the game for the Hilltoppers.
    Los Alamos earned its first win of the season Friday, topping Bloomfield 21-20 at Sullivan Field.