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  • Football: Hilltoppers open up 2AAAA play Friday night

    It’s a new football season. For all intents and purposes, anyway.
    Despite a rough nondistrict season for the Los Alamos Hilltoppers, in which it lost five straight contests, things can be righted in a hurry. Los Alamos will have an opportunity to put a lot of struggles behind it quickly Friday night at Bernalillo.
    The Hilltoppers open the District 2AAAA season Friday at Bernalillo when they take on the Spartans.

  • Golf: Hilltopper round-up at Grants Invite

    Hilltopper girls finish second at Grants

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team finished second at the two-day Grants Invitational, which wrapped up Tuesday.

    Los Alamos improved 15 strokes on its day one finish, firing a team score of 351 to pick up the runner-up finish. Kirtland Central, a strong contender for the Class AAAA championship this season, won the tournament.

    In all, six teams took part in the invitational, which was held at Coyote del Mal Pais Golf Club.

  • Football: C team vs. Bernalillo

    Hilltopper Steven Williams rolls to the left during Monday’s C-team game at Sullivan Field. Los Alamos lost at home to the Bernalillo Spartans 34-6.

  • Cross country: Hawks win three of four team races to end their ’10 season

    The Los Alamos Middle School Hawk cross country teams wrapped up their 2010 season with big finishes at the Santa Fe Indian School Invitational Saturday.
    LAMS’ seventh grade girls finished the 2010 season with a perfect score of 15 at the race, run on the SFIS campus. Madison Foley, Talia Dreicer, Nica Vasquez, Sophia Galvez and Katie Stockton swept the top five spots in the race to top Zuni.

  • Girls golf: ´Toppers grab their third state leg Monday in Grants

    The Los Alamos Hilltoppper girls golf team wasted no time in punching its ticket to the Class AAAA state tournament this season.
    In just its third tournament of the fall 2010 golf season, Los Alamos clinched a berth at the 2011 state tournament, which is scheduled for May. It garnered its third qualifying leg on day one of the Grants Invitational Monday, which is being held at Coyote del Mal Pais Golf Club.
    Monday, Los Alamos shot a team score of 366, well underneath the qualifying score of 393, to earn its third and final leg.

  • Schedule for Oct. 4-9

    Monday

    Golf: Los Alamos at Grants Invite, boys and girls, 9 a.m.

    Football: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: LAMS at St. Michael’s, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Tuesday
    Golf: Los Alamos at Grants Invite, boys and girls, 9 a.m.

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

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, C team, 6 p.m.

  • Football: LA knocked off by Academy

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team took another one on the chin Saturday in its final nondistrict contest of the season.
    Facing its fourth ranked opponent in five weeks, the Hilltoppers were thumped on the road at Albuquerque Academy. The Hilltoppers tried to hang with the Academy Chargers, a Class AAA team, early on, scoring a touchdown to cut a 14-0 Charger lead in half, but the Chargers would go on to score five unanswered touchdowns to win 49-7 at Richard Harper Memorial Stadium.

  • 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.