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  • LA loses in a shootout, 2-1

    It might have been the most complete game the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team had put together all season.
    Unfortunately, it still wasn’t enough to pull off a first round upset Saturday.
    The Hilltoppers, the No. 10 seed in the Class 4A playoffs, were knocked out by the seventh-seeded Piedra Vista Panthers in the opening round. The Panthers came back from a 1-0 halftime deficit to score the equalizer, then earn the victory in penalty kicks.
    Piedra Vista’s 2-1 shootout win over Los Alamos advances it into the quarterfinals, where the No. 2-seeded St. Pius X Sartans await. Their game is set for Thursday at the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex.
    For the Hilltoppers, their quest for a repeat Class 4A title ended early.

  • LA falls in first round of boys soccer tourney

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team played one of its most complete games of the 2011 season Saturday, but that wouldn't be enough to pull off an upset.

    The Hilltoppers fell in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs Saturday to the Piedra Vista Panthers. After going up 1-0 in the first half, the Hilltoppers couldn't convert on several more chances throughout the game.

    The game would ultimately go into penalty kicks, with the Panthers winning the shootout 3-1 to take the first round victory.

    "We played really well," Los Alamos head coach Evan Gartz said. "The energy was there. We had a lot of momentum during the game. We actually had a lot more scoring chances than they did. They left it all on the field today."

  • Hilltoppers are district champs!

    Los Alamos receiver Jake Downs stretches out for a reception during the Hilltoppers’ 50-0 romp of Capital Friday night in Santa Fe. The victory secured the district championship for Los Alamos, which finished its regular season at 6-4.

  • ´Toppers roll over Jaguars, claim District 2-4A crown

    SANTA FE – It didn’t seem to be a likely scenario in mid-September.
    Now, in late October, it has come to pass. Or, more accurately, it has come to rush.
    Putting together an impressive run in District 2-4A, the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team capped off a perfect district season with a 50-0 clubbing of the Capital Jaguars.
    Los Alamos rolled up 303 rushing yards in just one half Friday night at Jaguar Field. Arnoldo Ortiz and Xavier Dennison duplicated their feat of rushing for 100 yards-plus in about a quarter’s worth of work that they pulled off a week earlier, with Dennison going for 112 yards on just four carries in the second quarter and Ortiz earning 109 yards on 11 carries in just a little over 14 minutes of play.

  • LA’s boys, girls cruise to 12th consecutive district title

    The District 2-4A cross country championship race over the previous 11 years had been more formality than competition.
    That didn’t change any on Friday.
    Los Alamos’ cross country teams were once again dominant at the district championship. Los Alamos, hosting the meet at Los Alamos Golf Course, swept both titles handily, with the Hilltopper boys grabbing a perfect score of 15 to earn their 12th straight district title.
    In the girls race, the Hilltoppers cruised to finish with 20 points, easily outdistancing runner-up Bernalillo by 41 points.
    Individually, Hilltoppers Jordan Parker and Alexander Romero scored impressive wins with each of them grabbing their first career district titles.

  • Los Alamos Clips Capital 50-0; prep FB scores around the state

     

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    Los Alamos 50, Capital 0

    Albuquerque Academy 54, Santa Fe Indian 0

    Artesia 48, EP Cathedral, Texas 3

    Atrisco Heritage 32, Del Norte 14

    Aztec 50, Kirtland Central 0

    Chaparral 33, Gadsden 21

    Cleveland 50, Volcano Vista 0

    Clovis 42, Hobbs 7

    Crownpoint 40, Thoreau 16

    Deming 31, Santa Teresa 27

    Dulce 42, Navajo Prep 8

    Estancia 33, Lordsburg 20

    Eunice 44, Dexter 14

    Farmington 42, Piedra Vista 24

    Fort Sumner 9, Jal 0

    Goddard 41, Roswell 0

    Grants 62, Gallup 7

  • Football can clinch 2-4A title tonight

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team will have a shot at clinching the District 2-4A title tonight.
    Los Alamos will take on the Capital Jaguars at 7 p.m. A win for the Hilltoppers tonight at Jaguar Field will seal the 2-4A title for the 2011 season.
    Heading into tonight’s game, the Hilltoppers (5-4) are among the hottest teams in Class 4A. They have won four straight and five of their last six to put themselves in a position to clinch the district title. The Hilltoppers’ controlling their own destiny heading into their season finale seemed like a long shot a month ago.

  • Neal, Zumbro named district's top players

    For the second straight year, Amy Neal was named the top offensive performer in District 2-4A girls soccer.
    Neal, the leading scorer in Class 4A in 2011, led the Hilltoppers to a district title this season and was awarded as being named the Offensive Player of the Year in 2-4A.
    Los Alamos’ girls dominated the All-District first team selections, which were released Thursday night. In all, six Hilltoppers were named to the district’s first team along with Neal.
    Meanwhile, Hilltopper captain Zeke Zumbro was named the Defensive Player of the Year by the district. Zumbro, a junior, became the second straight Hilltopper fullback to earn the district’s top defensive player — the honor was won by Graham Delano in 2010.

  • Results from Elementary School Mile Run

    Here are the results from the 2011 Los Alamos Elementary School Mile Run:

    Girls

    Team scores

    1. Mountain, 46; 2. Chamisa, 60; 3. Piñon, 67; 4. Aspen, 116; 5. Barranca Mesa, 136.

    Individual results

    1. Pauline Burnside, Mountain, 7:07; 2. Marie Lee, Chamisa, 7:15; 3. Marin Kelly, Mountain, 7:18; 4. Alyssa Parker, Piñon, 7:23; 5. Jennifer Montoya, Chamisa, 7:28; 6. Lidia Appell, Chamisa, 7:38; 7. Allya Richens, Mountain, 7:40; 8. Taylor Roybal, Pojoaque, 7:43; 9. Kaya Krantz, Piñon, 7:44; 10. Ally Lakis, Piñon, 7:49;

  • Yum Run is set for Saturday

    The annual Yum Run will return for its seventh year Saturday.
    The Yum Run, a 5K and 10K race, along with a 1K fun run/walk is the primary fundraising event for the local charity LA Cares. It starts and ends near Ruby K’s bagel shop downtown.
    As of Tuesday night, the event had 65 participants and organizers are expecting more than 100 runners and walkers to take part.
    Despite having plenty of participants, the race’s atmosphere is decidedly low-key.
    “It’s very laid back,” said June Gladney of LA Cares. “It’s very fun.”
    Former notable local senior athlete, as well as LA Cares volunteer Aaron Goldman, helped organize the first Yum Run in 2005.