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  • Sports Schedule Sept. 6-10

    Tuesday

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Belen, JV, 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: LAMS at Española, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade 5 p.m.

    Football: Los Alamos at St. Michael’s, C team, 4:30 p.m.

    Wednesday

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

    Boys soccer: Moreno Valley at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Moreno Valley at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; St. Michael’s at Los Alamos, C team, 4:30 p.m.

    Thursday

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos vs. Cleveland at Albuquerque Academy Invite, 2:30 p.m.

  • Johnson holds off Finch, Swertfeger wins at tourney--see attached results

    The bottom two seeds in this year’s Atomic City Invitational men’s championship flight ended up facing off in Monday’s final round.
    Tim Johnson, the No. 7 seed in the men’s flight, held off eighth-seeded Warren Finch in the final round of the 2011 ACI. Johnson picked up his second career ACI victory, albeit his first since the late 1980s.
    This year’s ACI was held around the Labor Day weekend instead of its usual late June-early July schedule. The tournament was postponed due to the effects of the Las Conchas Fire which started in late June.
    The only year since 1950 the ACI has been canceled was in 2000, that because of the Cerro Grande Fire.

  • Hilltoppers knock off Horsemen at home

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team topped the St. Michael's Horsemen 3-1 Monday night at Sullivan Field.

    The Hilltoppers' victory Monday came on the heels of their 1-2 showing at the Louie Cernicek Invitational tournament showing this past weekend.

    Monday, the Hilltoppers got goals from Cooper Christensen, Collin Stone and Henry Steinkamp to pick up the victory. Nick Thoma and Steinkamp were credited with assists on the day.

    St. Mike's midfielder Zachary Saiz had the goal for the Horsemen.

    In goal, Lorenzo Venneri made seven saves.

  • Tigers maul Hilltoppers Friday, 60-0

    AZTEC – In the Four Corners area Friday night, it was all Aztec Tigers all the time. Or, more accurately, it was all Aztec half of the time.
    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team was thumped on the road Friday night against the Aztec Tigers. The Tigers scored six times – including four times in a span of 1 minute, 41 seconds – in the first quarter to go up 40-0, then closed out the contest at halftime, winning 60-0 at Fred Cook Memorial Stadium.

  • Sandoval leads ’Topper girls to big win at UNM

    Teresa Sandoval took top honors in the season-opening cross country race at Albuquerque Saturday morning.
    Sandoval, a junior on the Los Alamos Hilltopper squad, nipped Volcano Vista’s Elisa Woody by less than two seconds at the finish line to win the University of New Mexico Invitational Saturday. The UNM meet, which combines a high school and collegiate race, was run at the UNM North Golf Course.
    The first-place finish by Sandoval paced the Hilltopper girls, who won the team title at UNM for the second straight year. The Hilltoppers finished with 63 points, 20 points below the final tally of Class 5A Eldorado, the only other team in the girls field to score under 148 points.

  • LA takes fourth at home tourney this weekend

    Few people will ever accuse the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team of stacking its home tournament in its favor.
    The Hilltoppers finished fourth at their home tournament this weekend, going 1-2 against some top competition from around the state.  In the third-place game Saturday afternoon, The Hilltoppers lost a heartbreaker to the Farmington Scorpions, 4-3.
    Farmington scored two goals in the final nine minutes of play after Los Alamos went up 3-2 in the 68th minute. Ryan Maestas scored on a counter-attack after a big push from Farmington resulted in a line shot from CJ Klepac right to the gut of Hilltopper goalkeeper Lorenzo Venneri.

  • Williams is the top predictor at Pace Race Tuesday


    Ted Williams was the top predictor at this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race.
    The Pace Race was held Tuesday starting at Los Alamos Middle School.
    Williams finished the race with a prediction error of just two seconds, topping runner-up Tom Sanford, who was off by eight seconds. Ted Romero finished the race 10 seconds off his predicted finish time.
    The fastest finishers on the 3-mile course Tuesday was James Jablin and Amy Regan. Bob Weeks and Sammy Keie were the fastest finishers on the 1-mile course.
    The next Pace Race is scheduled for Tuesday starting at Estante Way Loop in Pajarito Acres. Race time is 6 p.m.
    For more information, call 672-9519.

  • Hilltoppers top Rams in OT, 2-1

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team was victorious Thursday on the road, topping the Rio Rancho Rams in overtime.
    Los Alamos and Rio Rancho both scored early in the first half, but the two teams played the rest of regulation scoreless.
    In the 83rd minute, Hilltopper Amy Neal hit a shot into the corner of the Rio Rancho goal off an assist from Meghan McDonald to pick up 2-1 victory.
    It was the fourth straight win to start the season off for the Hilltoppers, who now have a week off until the Albuquerque Academy Invitational.
    “(The Rams) are ranked No. 4 in the big schools, so that’s a good win,” Los Alamos head coach Jiri Kubicek said. “It was a great effort.”

  • LA scores late, wins in OT, 2-1

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team christened its new artificial turf home field with a victory in the first round of the Louie Cernicek Invitational.
    In the tournament-opening contest at Sullivan Field today, Los Alamos came back from a 1-0 deficit with under two minutes remaining in regulation to tie the score against the Goddard Rockets.
    Then, in the second overtime period, Henry Steinkamp buried a direct kick into the upper right corner of the Goddard goal to give the Hillltoppers a 2-1 win and move on to the second round of the tournament. Los Alamos will play at 8 a.m. Saturday, also at Sullivan Field.

  • LA picks up big sweep at home vs. Academy

    Heading into its first tournament of the season today, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team was looking to get some momentum going Thursday night.
    And the Hilltoppers managed just that.
    The Hilltoppers, playing a tough Albuquerque Academy squad, came from behind in both the first and second sets Thursday, then cruised to big victory in the third set, earning a 25-18, 28-26, 25-12.
    Los Alamos fell behind quickly in each of the first two sets, trailing Academy’s Chargers 6-1 right off the bat in the opening set and was down as late as 18-13 before making an impressive comeback in set two.