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  • Girls soccer: LA earns big win over Capital

    SANTA FE — It was a bit of a balancing act that the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team had to perform Tuesday, but it didn’t appear to be much of problem.
    About the only concern the Hilltoppers had in the District 2AAAA finale was to make sure they didn’t tire themselves out with two big games scheduled for later this week.
    The Hilltoppers took on the Capital Jaguars to close out the district season Tuesday at Jaguar Field and, as expected, routed them 10-0, finishing the game off about eight minutes early.

  • Boys soccer: Toppers nab district crown

    SANTA FE — Winning a district title was the big goal. Making a statement to go along with it doesn’t hurt, either.
    At Jaguar Field Tuesday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team accomplished both.
    The Hilltoppers finally shook off the upset-minded Capital Jaguars in the second half of Tuesday’s game, scoring three quick-strike goals to win 3-0 and earn its third-straight District 2AAAA title.

  • LAHS athletics: Student-athlete will have petition review

    Members of Los Alamos High School’s administration will be in attendance at a hardship petition hearing Wednesday in Albuquerque.
    A LAHS transfer student is scheduled to have his petition reviewed to see if he is eligible to play boys basketball at the start of the 2010-11 season Wednesday morning. The review, which will be heard by the New Mexico Activities Association, the governing body of most interscholastic sports in the state, is scheduled for 10 a.m.

  • Cross country: LA sub-varsity girls teams, boys C team earn wins

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country teams pulled off a big trifecta this weekend.
    The Hilltopper varsity, junior varsity and C teams all took top honors at the Rio Rancho Jamboree Saturday. Although official sub-varsity individual results were still pending, the Hilltopper teams dominated the sub-varsity races.
    Also for Los Alamos, the Hilltopper C team boys, led by sophomore Scott Kramer, took four top-10 finishes to earn a victory in that race. Kramer, who has missed some running time this season, was the top individual finisher in that race.

  • Football: LA upends Santa Fe, stays alive in district race

    It won’t go down as the prettiest win in Los Alamos Hilltopper football history, but with their backs to the wall, the Hilltoppers kept their playoff hopes alive Friday at Sullivan Field.
    Facing the odds-on favorite to win District 2AAAA this season, the Hilltoppers came back from a 14-point deficit, scoring 19 unanswered points in the second half to stun the Santa Fe Demons Friday night.

  • Cross country: LA girls pick up big win at Rio Rancho

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team pulled off a huge victory Saturday at the Rio Rancho Jamboree.
    Los Alamos’ girls topped a powerful Class 5A Eldorado Eagles squad to take the title at the Jamboree, one of the biggest event of their season.
    In all, 22 teams competed on the girls side Saturday and 29 on the boys side.
    The Hilltopper girls finished with a scant 67 points, a very good total for such a big meet, taking four of the top 20 individual spots.

  • Volleyball: Toppers knock off Spartans on road

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team wanted to get up early on the Bernalillo Spartans, the squad that’s so far given it the toughest time in District 2AAAA play, and stay there.
    And Saturday afternoon, that’s exactly what the Hilltoppers did.
    Los Alamos routed Bernalillo in the first set of Saturday’s contest, 25-9, then kept its mojo going into the second set, taking that frame 25-13. Los Alamos held on in the third set for a 25-21 win and the sweep.

  • Schedule for Oct. 18-23

    Monday
    Football: Española Valley at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.

    Tuesday
    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Capital, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Capital, varsity, 6 p.m.

    Wednesday
    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Taos, C team, 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varisty, 6:30 p.m.

    Friday
    Cross country: Los Alamos Invite, boys and girls, 3 p.m.

  • LA football upends Santa Fe Friday night

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team came back from 14 points down in the second half to upset the visiting Santa Fe Demons.

    Hilltopper running back Mike Sanchez went 68 yards for a score late in the fourth quarter to give the Hilltoppers a 19-14 victory Friday at Sullivan Field. Sanchez broke out of a pack at the line of scrimmage, cut left and went down the left hash straight to the end zone.

    The win keeps the Hilltoppers (2-6 overall, 1-1 in 2AAAA) alive in their quest for a district title in Garett Williams’ first season as head coach.

  • Soccer: Teams wrapping up regular season, turn eye to upcoming postseason

    When it comes to seeding for the postseason Class AAAA soccer tournaments, the past several seasons have been more about juggling a place or two.
    Arguments over which teams should be No. 1, 2 or 3 have been far more common than which teams should be in the top four and which teams shouldn’t.
    However, with brackets scheduled to be released in just over one week, the 2010 postseason isn’t shaking out to be so cut-and-dried.