• C team rolls to big win Monday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper C team football squad picked up its second win in a row, routing the Hope Christian Huskies.
    Los Alamos’ defense keyed the big win Monday at Sullivan Field.
    Hilltopper Sam Ortiz had four sacks on the contest and Ricky Whittemore had a pick-six as Los Alamos cruised to a 32-0 victory.
    “(The) coaching staff believed that our team was improving, which was clear as day (Monday),” Los Alamos C team coach Marco Lucero said. “We feel that the elimination of mistakes, big hits, causing and recovering turnovers was what was more impressive than the win or the final score.”

  • Hawks win big at home meet

    For the first time in its brief history, the Los Alamos Middle School cross country team hosted a race.
    The race, held Sept. 14, was run on the team’s home course, just east of LAMS’ campus.
    The Hawks dominated their home meet, sweeping the boys and girls seventh and eighth grade titles. Also competing in the meet were teams from West Las Vegas, Pojoaque and Española.
    The LAMS eighth grade girls swept the top seven places in their race. Sophia Galvez topped all runners with her time of 12 minutes, 20 seconds, while Katie Stockton, Madison Foley, Talia Dreicer and Nicola Vasquez helped complete the perfect score.

  • LA travels to Bernalillo for district opener Wednesday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team is starting off its District 2-4A season with a match against a solid team Wednesday.
    Los Alamos will travel to Bernalillo to take on the Spartans Wednesday. Match time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
    The Los Alamos-Bernalillo match will pit the District 2-4A teams with the two best records during the 2011 season. Bernalillo has been red hot during the nondistrict season, winning 9 of 10 heading into the district opener.
    The Spartans, who have struggled in recent years to make much of a run in the 2-4A standings, have over the course of the last season-and-a-half put themselves in a position to be a potentially serious district contender.

  • Sports Schedule, Sept. 26-Oct. 1


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



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



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


    Volleyball: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varsity, 6:30 p.m.; LAMS at Taos, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.



    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista, varsity, 3 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.


    Football: Los Alamos at Española, 4 p.m.



  • LA dropped by Belen Friday, 35-8

    BELEN – While it might be tough to find a lot of good news in a 27-point loss, there were at least some bright spots for the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team Friday night.
    Facing one of the top programs in Class 4A in its Homecoming contest, the Hilltoppers were able to move the ball fairly well for a good portion of the night.
    Unfortunately, some decent drives for the Hilltoppers didn’t result in any points until the very end when the game was out of reach.
    Meanwhile, the heavily-favored Belen Eagles took advantage of some big plays, many of them provided by quarterback Nicholas Kurtz, as they picked up a 35-8 victory at home Friday.

  • LA has close call Saturday

    The Santa Fe Demons gave the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team everything it could handle Saturday, but the Hilltoppers escaped with a 2-1 overtime victory.
    The Hilltoppers and Demons squared off in Santa Fe Saturday morning in the Hilltoppers’ second District 2-4A contest of the season.
    In that contest, Santa Fe held Los Alamos to just one goal in 95 minutes before Los Alamos finally secured the victory with a second goal in the second overtime period. Collin Stone and Ryan Maestas finished with goals, while Ryan Kniss and David Stroud were credited with assists.
    Lorenzo Venneri finished with three stops in goal for Los Alamos, which improved to 2-0 on the district season. It topped Bernalillo 4-1 in its district opener Tuesday.

  • LA blanks Santa Fe in 2-4A

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team upped its District 2-4A record to 2-0 with a shutout win Saturday against Santa Fe.
    Hilltopper Amy Neal scored a pair of goals, one in each half, and earned assists on the other two goals as the Hilltoppers cruised to a 4-0 victory over Santa Fe’s Demons Saturday.
    Los Alamos, which has had a busy schedule of late, will get a whole week off from competition. It won’t play again until Saturday when it hosts Capital, another District 2-4A opponent.
    Los Alamos head coach Jiri Kubicek said he could tell his team was feeling the effects of a tough two-week stretch.

  • Boys cross country: Reardon paces LA, takes seventh place at Academy

    ALBUQUERQUE — In the second meeting between the two biggest rivals in Class 4A, the Albuquerque Academy Chargers grabbed a solid win.
    Los Alamos traveled south to take on Academy and the rest of the field at the Academy Invitational. Los Alamos finished fourth in team competition with 129 points, while the Chargers nipped the Cleveland Storm for Friday’s team title.
    The top finisher for the Hilltoppers Friday was Sean Reardon. Reardon, who stuck right with the top runners through more than half the race, wound up finishing seventh overall.

  • Girls cross country: LA nipped by Eldorado, thumps Academy at meet

    ALBUQUERQUE — While who is the best girls cross country team in the state is still up for debate, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers are still making a very good case for being the top team in Class 4A.
    Los Alamos finished in second place at a very tough meet Friday, the Albuquerque Academy Invitational. Los Alamos was second overall, placing a pair of runners in the top five individually.
    The team title was won by Eldorado Friday. Eldorado, the odds-on favorite to win the Class 5A title this season, is also the only team to have topped the Hilltoppers through three races this season.

  • Friday's Prep Football Scores From Around the State



    Alamogordo 34, Clint Horizon, Texas 17

    Belen 35, Los Alamos 8

    Canadian, Texas 67, Clayton 7

    Capitan 39, Mora 0

    Carlsbad 48, Artesia 21

    Carrizozo 44, Menaul 14

    Cleveland 54, Hobbs 0

    Clovis Christian 80, Hondo 28

    Escalante 36, Crownpoint 20

    Eunice 50, Wink, Texas 35

    Fort Stockton, Texas 43, Lovington 13

    Gallup 14, Bernalillo 13

    Gateway Christian 28, Animas 0

    Goddard 56, Portales 15

    Hot Springs 35, Lordsburg 6

    La Cueva 42, Highland 23