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  • Volleyball: ´Toppers knock off Demons in three

    SANTA FE — Coming off a less-than-stellar performance Wednesday against Bernalillo, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team got its ship righted in a hurry Saturday.
    The Hilltoppers earned a convincing shutout victory over a much-improved Santa Fe Demon program Saturday at Toby Roybal Gymnasium. Even after getting off to a rocky start in the second set, the Hilltoppers recovered quickly and turned a 6-1 deficit into an 8-7 lead in the space of just two side-outs.

  • Girls soccer: LA posts mercy-rule win

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team again took a District 2AAAA opponent to the woodshed.
    Los Alamos, which is well on its way to earning another district title, crushed the Capital Jaguars 10-0 at home Saturday. It closed out the contest just eight minutes to the second half via the mercy rule.
    With the victory, Los Alamos remains a perfect 3-0 in district (6-8 overall) and is halfway to clinching a berth to the Class AAAA state tournament.

  • Boys soccer: LA holds on in 2nd half to top Capital

    The Los Alamos High School box office sells fans the whole seat to its boys soccer games, but more often this season than not, fans have only needed the edge.
    Saturday in one of its most important contests of the season, Los Alamos again appeared to be on its way to a convincing win only to see the tides turn quickly. Up 2-0 and just missing out on four other shots, Los Alamos saw its lead cut in half in a matter of seconds as Capital put a through ball into the goal at the 50-minute mark.

  • Girls cross country: LA cruises to big win, Sandoval is runner-up

    SANTA FE — Heading into the stretch run of the 2010 season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team was looking to get some momentum going.
    The Hilltoppers may have just gotten that with a big outing Saturday.

  • Boys cross country: Roybal leads LA as it holds off host Braves at home

    SANTA FE — The second half of the season, traditionally, is when the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team kicks it up to a whole new level.
    At Saturday’s Santa Fe Indian School Invitational, Los Alamos showed that 2010 may be no exception to that rule.
    The Hilltoppers picked up a solid victory in Saturday’s race, which takes place on the SFIS campus. The team earned a score of 57, 14 points better than the host Braves, who this year have a solid team and could well be a sleeper at the Class AAA state meet.

  • Boys soccer: ´Toppers pick up big shutout victory at home

    With things getting nearly out of control in the second half, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team managed to keep its composure and cruise to a solid win.
    The visiting Piedra Vista Panthers were slapped with three hard red cards in an eight-minute span Thursday, two for blatantly aggressive play and the other for misconduct, as the team imploded.
    There was more than a little bit of hard feelings, but the Hilltoppers managed to keep the cooler heads despite the overly-aggressive – and in a couple of cases, downright dirty play – by the Panthers.

  • Running: Pedicini is tops at pace race

    Georgia Pedicini was the top predictor in this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race.
    The pace race was Tuesday held at Kinnikinnik Park. In all, 16 runners and walkers took part this week.
    Pedicini missed her predicted finish time by an adjusted margin of 51 seconds on the 1-mile course, topping runner-up Tom Sandford, who was off by 55 seconds on the 3-mile course.
    The fastest 1-mile time was posted by Jackie Marr, who clocked in at 13 minutes, 43 seconds. Bob Weeks was the fastest male on the short course with his time of 14:24.

  • Volleyball: ´Toppers come back to win 2-4A opener, 3-2

    Los Alamos volleyball head coach Garry Maskaly has said for a couple of years that the Bernalillo Spartan program was showing signs of improvement.
    Wednesday in their District 2AAAA opener, the Hilltoppers got a first-hand look at Bernalillo’s building program.
    Despite struggling to generate a big attack upfront, the Spartans played very good defense at Griffith Gymnasium and dinked and dunked their way to taking sets one and three.
    With its back to the wall, Los Alamos put together its two best sets of Wednesday’s match to take the contest 3-2.

  • Soccer: LA girls jump up to 4th in new poll, boys move up one spot

    Here are this week’s Class AAAA boys soccer coaches’ polls. Voting is conducted by NMSoccer.com. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Boys Class 4A

        Team        Total pts.      Pvs.

    1. St. Pius X (2)    80    1
    2. Belen (6)        76    2
    3. Los Alamos    59    4

  • C team football

    Los Alamos’ Skyler Venis corrals a fumble during the Hilltopper C team’s game Monday against Hope Christian. Hope won Monday’s contest 22-6 at Sullivan Field.