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  • LA's teams open at home Monday

    For the fall 2011 season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls golf teams are keeping their goals attainable.
    With heavy losses to graduation off the 2010-11 teams, Los Alamos will be starting several players with little or no varsity experience.
    Los Alamos’ teams start their season Monday when they host the Los Alamos Fall Invitational. Tee-off is set for 9 a.m.
    Along with some new starters, the Los Alamos boys team will also be under the direction of a new coach. Mike Lippiatt, who led the Hilltopper girls team last year, also takes over the reins of the boys team.

  • LA hangs to beat St. Mike's in 5 sets

    There were some bumps in the road with the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team’s lineup shifts Wednesday, but head coach Garry Maskaly is hoping the rest of the season will be smooth going.
    Wednesday night, the Hilltoppers hosted the St. Michael’s Horsemen, who so far have had an up-and-down season. Keeping true to form, the Horsemen had an up-and-down contest, picking up victories in the first and third sets to keep the pressure on the Hilltoppers.
    The Hilltoppers, however, easily won sets two and four, then came back from a 7-5 deficit midway through the 15-point fifth set to top the Horsemen 3-2.
    Los Alamos’ set scores Wednesday were 24-26, 25-17, 23-25, 25-10, 15-11.

  • LA dropped by La Cueva, 6-1

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team had some breakdowns at the beginning and the end of its game Tuesday against the La Cueva Bears, falling at the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex 6-1.
    The Bears took advantage of a pair of mistakes early in the contest, taking a quick 2-0 edge. Then, late in the game, the Bears went on a scoring frenzy, picking up three goals in the space of about five minutes to win going away.
    Hilltopper head coach Evan Gartz said it was a disappointing way to start the game, but his team picked it up afterwards and played fairly even with the Bears until a late-game mental breakdown.

  • La Cueva holds on to top LA at home

    A long, grinding week got off to a rough start for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team Tuesday night.
    The Hilltoppers got through an initial offensive push by the La Cueva Bears Tuesday at Sullivan Field, taking an early lead. But the Bears scored twice later in the first half and twice more in the second half. The Hilltoppers earned a late goal in the contest, but it wasn’t enough as the Bears held on for a 4-3 victory.
    The Bears, ranked No. 4 in last week’s Class 5A coaches’ poll, had the Hilltoppers back on their heels for most of the contest.
    Despite scoring three goals, the Hilltoppers (6-2) weren’t able to mount much of a sustained attack Tuesday.

  • C team boys finish with 16 points

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper C team boys squad finished with a near-perfect score at Saturday’s La Cueva Invitational.
    Los Alamos took the 1 through 4 positions as well as the No. 6 slot to finish with 16 total points. The team was paced by Jeremy Goettee’s finish of 18:59, more than 30 seconds better than runner-up Skyler McCall.
    Katie Turner led Los Alamos’ girls C team with a time of 23:26.
    The girls C team was nipped by La Cueva Saturday, 40-42.
    Los Alamos’ girls placed three runners in the top 10 at the race.

    Girls

    Team scores
    1. La Cueva, 40; 2. Los Alamos, 42; 3. Eldorado, 57; 4. Volcano Vista, 100.

    Individual results

  • Boyer, Kelly win Bower 5K race

    Christie Kelly and Brian Boyer were the top finishers at the Jerry Bower Memorial Run Saturday.
    The Jerry Bower Memorial Run was a 5K road race starting from the Betty Ehart Senior Center and continuing through streets just north of the downtown area. Proceeds from Saturday’s race went to benefit Alzheimer’s research.
    Boyer was the top overall finisher, winning the race in 23 minutes, 32 seconds, 33 seconds faster than runner-up Matthew Hopkins. Andres Lovato was third with his time of 24:43.
    Kelly was the top female finisher in the race with her time of 28:30, just nipping Altana Gray by one second. Allison Rooney (30:55) was third.
    For more information about the local Alzheimer’s Association, call 662-8867.

  • Soccer Notes 09-13-11

    LA boys fall in third-place game to Chargers, 3-2

  • Hilltopper boys win, girls are second at La Cueva Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team placed five runners in the top 10 individually to earn a solid victory in the La Cueva Invitational Saturday.
    Los Alamos held off three Class 5A schools to take the win in the boys race Saturday. Paced by senior Alexander Romero, the Hilltoppers finished with 25 points, just slightly more than half total of runner-up Volcano Vista.
    Only five girls teams and four boys teams took part in the La Cueva Invitational, a departure from last week’s race, the University of New Mexico Invitational, which is one of the biggest meets in the state.

  • Sports Schedule, Sept. 12-17

    Monday

    Football: Moriarty at Los Alamos, C team, 4:30 p.m.

     

    Tuesday

    Girls soccer: La Cueva at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at La Cueva, varsity, JV, 6:30 p.m.

    Volleyball: LAMS at West Las Vegas, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

     

    Wednesday

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

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Santa Fe Waldorf, C team, 4:30 p.m.

    Volleyball: St. Michael's at Los Alamos, C team 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varsity, 6:30 p.m.

     

    Thursday

    Football: Bernalillo at LAMS, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Rio Rancho at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m.

  • ’Toppers pick up OT win vs. Chargers

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team bounced back from a disappointing loss in the semifinal round of the Albuquerque Academy Invitational to knock off its arch-rival in the third-place game Saturday.
    Los Alamos was topped in the tournament Friday afternoon, 3-1, by eventual champion Las Cruces. Saturday, however, Los Alamos scored late in the first overtime period against the host Academy Chargers to pick up a 2-1 victory.
    The Chargers and the Hilltoppers have met three consecutive years in the Class 4A championship game, with the Chargers winning all three games.