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  • Cross country: LA boys 9th, girls 14th at regional meet

    Members of the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team finished in ninth place at this weekend’s regional championship meet.
    The Nike Cross Southwest Regional Championship was held Saturday in Mesa, Ariz. Both Los Alamos teams qualified for the meet. The top two teams at the regional meet earned automatic bids to the Nike Cross Nationals, which will be held in Portland, Ore., Dec. 4.

  • It’s a whole new hoop game

    Things are going to be considerably different around the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball program for the 2010-11 season.
    With several noticeable absences from last season, hardly the least of which is the 6 foot, 11 inch frame of its star center, Los Alamos will have its first chance to see how the changes are taking shape Tuesday night.
    The Hilltoppers will open their 2010-11 campaign Tuesday on the road when they travel to the Four Corners area. They will square off at 7 p.m. against the Kirtland Central Broncos.

  • Sundevils’ Salazar, Elks’ Gomez and Vigil named North All-Stars

    Española Valley’s Karli Salazar was named to the North All-Star volleyball team Wednesday.
    The New Mexico High School Coaches Association, which sponsors the statewide All-Star teams, made the announcement in a press release.
    Salazar, a setter for Española Valley, was one of two District 2AAAA representatives to be selected for the honor. The other was Santa Fe High School’s outside hitter Shivaughn Hatt.
    No Hilltoppers were named to the North squad.

  • Hilltoppers split their season openers, will host 2 this week

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team split its two opening games of the season last weekend.
    Los Alamos fell in its home opener of the 2010-11 season Friday night to the Taos Ice Tigers, but bounced back one day later to shut out the Eldorado Eagles on the road.
    Los Alamos, the defending New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League champion, was the league’s final team to get into action. It is the only team in the state to play in an outdoor rink.

  • Sports Update 11-17-10

    Annual Green-Gold hoops set for Friday

  • Golf: Sanchez, Schmitt finish 9th in ESPN national tournament

    Local golfers Eddie Sanchez and Barbara Schmitt tied for ninth place in the Senior Division of the National ESPN Golf Challenge in Las Vegas, Nev.
    Sanchez and Schmitt competed in the tournament Oct. 22-23. In all, 36 two-person teams competed for the Senior Division crown. Senior Division play used net scoring.
    All the participants in the tournament reached the national tournament by qualifying earlier in local and regional events.
    The tournament was played at Paiute Golf Resort.

  • Volleyball: Pojoaque earns 3A title over Portales

    The Pojoaque Elks earned their second-straight state Class AAA volleyball title and third title since 2006 Saturday night.
    The Elks defeated the Portales Rams 25-16, 25-18, 25-22 to take the title.
    It was the third title captured by the Elks under the direction of head coach Brian Ainsworth.
    Pojoaque also defeated Portales in 2009 to claim that title.
    The Elks, who finished the 2010 season with a record of 17-4, swept the very tough District 5 this season to earn the top seed heading into the tournament.

  • Football: QB Kory Balog named Offensive Player of Year

    Kory Balog was named Offensive Player of the Year by the members of District 2AAAA for the 2010 football season.
    Balog, a senior for the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team, was among the top rushers and passers in his senior season from the quarterback spot. Under new head coach Garett Williams, Balog led the team to a runner-up finish in 2AAAA this season.
    Los Alamos finished with a record of 4-6 overall and 3-1 in the district, finishing one game behind Bernalillo, which posted a perfect 4-0 district record.

  • Volleyball: Toppers swept in state 4A semifinal

    RIO RANCHO — For the third year in a row, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team ends its season with a loss to the St. Pius X Sartans.
    After surviving a back-and-forth contest Friday morning against the Roswell Coyotes in the Class AAAA quarterfinals, the Hilltoppers took the Sartans down to the wire in each of the first two sets in Friday night’s semifinal.

  • LA to open NMIIHL play at home tonight vs. Ice Tigers

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team will open its 2010-11 season tonight when it hosts the Taos Ice Tigers.
    Los Alamos, which plays in the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League, will take on the Tigers starting at 8 p.m.
    Also, the Hilltoppers will play Saturday against the Eldorado Eagles. That game is set for 10 a.m.
    The Hilltoppers are the defending NMIIHL pure team champion. Teams in NMIIHL can be “pure,” representatives of one school, or “composite,” comprised of teams from more than one school.