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  • Cross country: LA primed to grab two big wins at 2AAAA title races

    The only question concerning the outcome of the 2010 District 2AAAA cross country championships is not who will win, but by how much.
    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls cross country teams are the favorites to win in Friday’s district meet, which will be run at Santa Fe’s Municipal Recreation Center just off N.M. 599.
    As usual, the Hilltoppers are King Kong-sized favorites heading into the race.

  • Cross country: Barranca Mesa, Chamisa win team competition at Mile Run

    The girls team from Barranca Mesa finished with a near-perfect score at Friday’s Elementary School Mile Run.
    The run is held annually in conjunction with the Los Alamos Invitational cross country meet. Any elementary school student is eligible to compete in the run.
    Zoe Challacombe, a sixth-grader at Barranca Mesa, led a group of sixth graders from her school to the near-perfect finish. Only Aspen’s Maria Sandoval broke up the perfect score bid in the race, edging out Kenidee Hatler, Barranca’s fifth runner.

  • Soccer: Neal, Thoma and Delano earn honors in district

    Los Alamos Hilltopper soccer players took three of the top four individual honors in District 2AAAA this season.
    Hilltoppers Andy Thoma and Amy Neal were named the Offensive Players of the Year in district soccer for the 2010 season, as announced by the district Tuesday.
    Meanwhile, 2009 District Player of the Year, Graham Delano, once again was given one of the district’s top honors, taking Defensive Player of the Year.

  • Sports Update: Volleyball closes out regular season at home

    Volleyball closes out regular season at home
     

  • Soccer: LA girls take on Broncos in 1st round

    While the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team fell in about where it expected to in the Class AAAA state tournament bracket, the fates of some other teams turned out to be a bit different.
    Los Alamos was awarded the sixth seed in the Class AAAA championship bracket, which was released Sunday. The AAAA state tournament gets going Friday and continues through Nov. 6 with the state title game.

  • Soccer: LA boys get 5th seed in playoffs

    It was a crowded door to try to get through and the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team was just crowded out.
    Los Alamos picked up a fifth seed in the upcoming state soccer playoffs. The bracket for the Class AAAA tournament was released Sunday.
    The No. 5 seed means the Hilltoppers (13-8) just missed out on one of the coveted top four bracket spots that as many seven teams could legitimately lay claim to this season.
    Instead, Los Alamos will play an opening round game Saturday. That game is set for 1 p.m. at Sullivan Field.

  • Soccer: LA boys get fifth seed, girls sixth seed in 4A tournament

    Both the Los Alamos boys and girls soccer teams will host first round games this weekend to start the Class AAAA playoffs.

    The state Class AAAA tournament will start Friday and continue through next weekend.

    Los Alamos’ boys earned the No. 5 seed in the tournament and will host 12th-seeded Los Lunas in the opening round of the tournament. Meanwhile, Los Alamos’ girls picked up a No. 6 seed and will meet No. 11 Kirtland Central in the first round.

  • Girls cross country: LA sticks together, picks up big home victory

    Calling it a buzzword might be something of a misnomer, but it was the word floating around most among the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team Friday.
    Faith.
    And on the odd chance that there were any doubters among them, that doubt was erased in a matter of about 15 seconds at the Los Alamos Invitational.
    At the meet, traditionally the last of the regular season for Los Alamos, all six of the Hilltoppers’ competing runners crossed the finish line in order, from four through nine, to earn a big victory.

  • Boys cross country: Toppers have solid finish, gain ground on Academy

    In 2003 when the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team upset heavily-favored Albuquerque Academy for the state Class AAAA title, it had its best showing of the regular season at the Los Alamos Invitational.
    In 2007 when the Hilltoppers upset the heavily-favored Academy Chargers for the state Class AAAA title, they had their best showing of the season at the Los Alamos Invitational.
    Could the 2010 Los Alamos Invitational be a harbinger of things to come?

  • Football: LA wins big in the Valley, 51-12

    ESPAÑOLA – The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team did what it had to do in defeating the Española Valley Sundevils Friday night.
    Now, it must finish off its 2010 season with a victory and hope for a favorable outcome from the Bernalillo-Santa Fe game this week.
    The Hilltoppers vanquished the Sundevils, who have struggled through the entire 2010 season. The Hilltoppers scored with just 17 seconds expired in the game Friday night and never looked back, picking up a 51-12 victory at Española Valley.