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  • Sports Schedule, Oct. 3-8

    Monday

    Football: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, C team, 4 p.m.

    Tuesday

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Sue Cleveland, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 6 p.m.

    Wednesday

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

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

    Girls soccer: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, JV, 6 p.m.

    Thursday

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at St. Pius X, varsity, JV, 4:30 p.m.

    Volleyball: LAMS at Capshaw Invite, seventh grade, TBA.

    Football: LAMS at McCurdy, 4 p.m.

    Friday

  • LA closes Capital out early at home

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team needed just 55 minutes and 13 seconds to finish the first half of the District 2-4A season with a spotless record Saturday.
    The Hilltoppers scored five goals in each half to trample the Capital Jaguars 10-0 at Sullivan Field.
    Both Amy Neal and Leslie Guarello finished with hat tricks in Saturday’s contest. Neal and Guarello both scored two goals in the first half and Neal closed out the contest with a goal off an assist from Megan Kober.
    Los Alamos is seeking its fifth straight district championship this season. Through the first three district contests, Los Alamos has outscored Bernalillo, Santa Fe and Capital by a combined 18-0.

  • Girls are 3rd, boys 4th in Phoenix

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team finished third in the Milesplit Sweepstakes race at the Desert Twilight Festival, while the Hilltopper boys were fourth in the Sole Sports Boys Sweepstakes.
    The Desert Twilight Festival, a region-wide cross country meet, was Friday night in Phoenix, Ariz. The event, which included some of the top racers in the southwest, was held on the same course that will be used for the Nike Cross National regional qualifying meet following the prep regular season.
    The Hilltopper girls finished with 148 points to take the third-place finish. They were paced by Jennifer Mooday, who cracked the top 10 on the 3.1-mile course with her time of 18:37.

  • 'Toppers pull off astounding win

    Two weeks ago against the Bloomfield Bobcats, the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team looked like it might be ready to turn a corner.

    After a better-than-expected showing against Belen a week after that, the Hilltoppers got a big shot of confidence.

    But even with those solid performances, few could’ve predicted what happened Friday night in the Hilltoppers’ Homecoming contest.

    Los Alamos, going up against the No. 4-ranked team in Class 3A, the Albuquerque Academy Chargers, scored three unanswered touchdowns in the first half and held the Chargers, one of the top-rushing teams in the state, without an offensive touchdown for a 36-20 upset win at Sullivan Field.

  • Hilltoppers upend Chargers in Homecoming contest

    The front line of the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team outmuscled the Albuquerque Academy Chargers Friday night en route to an upset win for Homecoming.

    Los Alamos fullback Arnoldo Oritz rushed for 200 yards and scored a touchdown as the Hilltoppers tripped up the favored Chargers 36-20 at Sullivan Field.

    The Hilltoppers scored three unanswered touchdowns in the first half after the Chargers returned an errant lateral pass for a touchdown on the Hilltoppers’ first possession.

    But Los Alamos used some big plays throughout the contest, including runs of 24, 33 and 35 yards by Ortiz and a 50-yard touchdown pass from Danny Finn to Cory Geyer in the first quarter.

  • 'Toppers face tough test on Homecoming

    Unlike most other teams, the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team won’t be coming home to an easy victory.
    For the 2011 Homecoming game, the Hilltoppers will take on a very tough Albuquerque Academy Chargers’ squad. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

    Tonight’s game is also the finale of Los Alamos’ non-district season. It hosts Bernalillo next week in its first District 2-4A contest.

    While getting a victory for Homecoming is always nice, Los Alamos is far more concerned right now about preparing for the district season.

    It will, however, be going into the game with some momentum.

  • Phoenix Running

    Hilltoppers Miranda Barraza (foreground) and Janali Gustafson head to the finish line of the Albuquerque Academy Invitational last week.

    Los Alamos’ boys and girls are competing in the Twilight Festival meet in Phoenix tonight. The meet takes place on the same course as the Nike Cross Nationals regional meet. Several top regional teams are expected to compete at tonight’s race.

  • Marr wins Pace Race

    Jackie Marr had a spotless prediction at this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race.
    The Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race was Tuesday in Pajarito Acres, run on paved roads.
    Marr, running on the 1-mile course, just beat out Karen Thorn, who was only off her predicted time by two seconds on the 2.8-mile course, and David Kratzer, who was just 10 seconds off.
    On the long course, Jamie Jablin finished in a time of 18 minutes, 11 seconds. Laura McClellan was the fastest female finisher on the long course with her time of 20:49.
    On the 1-mile course, Hannah and Norald Gartz tied for the fastest finish, both coming in at 9:16.
    The next Pace Race is 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Canyon Rim Trail. For more information, call 672-1639.

  • Results from Senior Men's championship

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association championship tournament, held Tuesday and Wednesday at Sandia Golf Club in Albuquerque.

    Overall low gross
    Rob Schneider, Santa Fe, 156.

    Overall low net
    Phil Allen, Gallup, 130.

    Championship flight

    First low gross
    Bob Sherman, Santa Fe, 157.

    Second low gross
    Dean Boice, Alamosa, Colo., 161.

    First low net
    Larry Minarsich, Bernalillo, 144.

    First flight

    First low gross
    Jerry McKee, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 164.

    Second low gross
    Robert Frank, Santa Fe, 166.

    First low net

  • Jr. ’Topper hoops program starting

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls basketball programs will again be hosting the Jr. ‘Toppers youth program.
    The program, which emphasizes fundamental basketball skills, will begin Saturday. All sessions of the program are free.
    This year, however, the clinics will be held every other Saturday.
    There are also new start times and a new venue this year. Youth in preschool through second grade will start at 9 a.m. and have their clinics at Mountain Elementary School’s gymnasium.
    For players in grades three through eight, clinics will be held at Los Alamos High School from 9-10:30 a.m.
    Interested participants are asked to register online at www.laschools.net.