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  • Sullivan Field ceremony set for Friday

    Los Alamos High School will host an official ribbon cutting for Sullivan Field Friday. The ceremony will be at 6 p.m., prior to the Los Alamos-Bernalillo football game.
    Friday’s ribbon cutting is a reopening ceremony for Sullivan Field. This summer, the playing field was redone, replacing the former natural grass surface with artificial surface.
    The public is welcomed to the ceremony, which will take place at midfield.
    For more information, contact athletic director Vicki Nelms at 663-2532.

  • Toppers roll over Sundevils in three

    ESPAÑOLA — Being on the road, going into hostile territory and having to duke it out with an arch-rival for the top spot in the district race would seem to be a daunting task.
    But Wednesday night, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team made it look easy.
    Los Alamos, facing off against the Española Valley Sundevils for the early lead in the district standings, used a late surge in the first set and dominated the second set to put Española Valley back on its heels. Los Alamos’ final set was sloppy, but it was still good enough to earn a 25-16, 25-10, 25-22 win at Edward Medina Gymnasium.

  • Using Her Head

    Los Alamos’ Leslie Guarello heads a ball toward the Capital goal Saturday at Sullivan Field. Guarello finished Saturday’s match with three goals and an assist as the Hilltoppers routed the Jaguars 10-0.

    The Hilltoppers, the top-ranked team in the state, have a big nondistrict contest scheduled for Friday when they travel to Albuquerque to take on St. Pius X.

    A win in that contest would give the Hilltoppers virtually undisputed claim on the No. 1 seed in the Class 4A championship tournament, which starts later this month.

  • Bob Visel shoots ace

    Bob Visel scored his first ace Sept. 20 at Los Alamos Golf Course.
    Visel, playing on the 122-yard eighth hole, picked up his ace hitting a pitching wedge.
    Witnessing the ace were Young Nilsen, John Stam and Eddie Sanchez.

  • Toppers, Sundevils to meet tonight

    The two top teams in the District 2-4A volleyball standings will face off tonight when Los Alamos’ Hilltoppers will take on Española Valley’s Sundevils.
    That match is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Edward Medina Gymnasium in Española.
    Heading into that contest, the Hilltoppers and Sundevils are tied for the 2-4A lead. Both teams sport 2-0 district records.
    Española Valley, which has been Los Alamos’ toughest district opponent for the last several seasons, will be heading into tonight’s contest on a roll. It has won three straight matches, including a 3-2 victory over Santa Fe Sept. 28 and a 3-1 win over Capital Saturday.

  • Rumbling In

    Los Alamos’ Jared Mang gets by the Albuquerque Academy defense en route to a first quarter score Friday night. Mang scored three touchdowns in Friday’s Homecoming game as the Hilltoppers picked up a 36-20 win over Academy’s Chargers, its biggest win of the season to date. Los Alamos takes on Bernalillo in its District 2-4A opener Friday night at Sullivan Field.

  • Lawrence, Stam combine to win golf course’s Oktoberfest

    The duo of Jim Lawrence/John Stam rolled to a big victory at the Los Alamos Golf Course’s Oktoberfest tournament.
    The tournament was held this weekend at LAGC. Teams of two were selected by blind draw with the two net scores for the players combined to calculate the teams’ totals.
    Lawrence/Stam finished with a net total of 129, topping runner-up team Randy Balice/Jon Rau by 10 shots. Lawrence had a net 63 and Stam finished with a net 66 to win the tournament going away.
    Oktoberfest is the final big event of the year at the golf course.

  • ´Toppers hold on to top Jaguars 1-0

    It was a struggle for both teams, to be sure, but the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team picked up a crucial win Saturday afternoon.
    Los Alamos got, and needed, just one score as it took on the Capital Jaguars. David Stroud picked up a goal off an assist from Henry Steinkamp at the 20-minute mark of the first half.
    That goal, setup by a nifty dribbling effort by Steinkamp, proved to be the difference in the contest as the Hilltoppers held on for a 1-0 victory at Sullivan Field.
    Saturday’s game pitted the No. 5-ranked Hilltoppers against the No. 6-ranked Jaguars, who have put together a stellar nondistrict season.
    But the contest was highlighted by some big plays from the Hilltopper defense.

  • 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.