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  • Girls soccer: LA thumped on road by Academy, 5-1

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team was again routed Friday, but this time by a team it really wanted to beat.
    The Hilltoppers fell on the road Friday to the top-ranked Albuquerque Academy Chargers. The Chargers ran away with the big Class AAAA contest, 5-1.
    This was the first time in three seasons the Chargers scored a victory over the Hilltoppers during the regular season, although, the Chargers bounced back in each of the previous two seasons to top the Hilltoppers in the state championship game.

  • Cross country: LA boys take 3rd at Liberty Bell meet

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team had one of the top finishes of the Division 1 race Friday at the Liberty Bell Invitational in Littleton, Colo.
    The Hilltoppers finished third at the Liberty Bell meet, hosted by Heritage High School in Littleton. Paced by Daniel Roybal’s top-20 finish, the Hilltoppers nipped Smoky Hill, Colo., for third place in the race, 184-185.

  • Boys soccer: LA can’t hold on to late 2-goal lead

    The math is pretty simple: 78 minutes does not equal 80 minutes.
    Unfortunately for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team, it had to learn that lesson in just about the hardest way possible Friday.
    In a big Class AAAA contest at Sullivan Field Friday afternoon, the Hilltoppers held what looked like a commanding 2-0 lead with just a little over two minutes left in regulation – not counting stoppage time – against one of biggest rivals, Albuquerque Academy.

  • Golf: NNMSMGA wraps up its 2010 season at LAGC Wednesday

    Local golfer Bruce Norman finished just two strokes behind the leader at Wednesday’s Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournament.
    Wednesday’s tournament, hosted by Los Alamos Golf Course, was the final regular season tournament for the NNMSMGA. Its season championship tournament is scheduled for later this month.
    Norman shot a 78 in the championship flight, two shots behind Santa Fe’s Robert Schneider, who took top honors in the flight.

  • Sports Update 09-16-10

    Former LA runner McNiff earns RMAC weekly honor for ASC

    Former Los Alamos standout runner Ryan McNiff was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Men’s Runner of the Week.
    McNiff, a senior at Adams State College, was the first runner of 2010 to earn the RMAC honor.
    At last week’s Joe I. Vigil Invitational, McNiff won the men’s 8K race in a time of 24 minutes, 34 seconds, a personal best for him at the Grizzlies’ home course, Cattails Golf Course in Alamosa, Colo.

  • Girls soccer: LA can’t get much going against Rams

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team always tries to schedule as many tough contests as it can during its nondistrict season trying to learn as much about itself and its potential weaknesses prior to district and the postseason.
    But even if it didn’t have that benefit in 2010, it wouldn’t be that hard to see where it will need to improve.

  • Volleyball: Toppers pick up sweep at St. Mike’s

    SANTA FE — Did the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team finally find an identity?
    It may have, but it took some sifting to secure it.
    Following a disastrous opening set against Deming at Roswell’s Zia Classic this weekend, the team had a bit of bloodletting.
    “We healed a lot of wounds at Roswell,” Los Alamos head coach Garry Maskaly said. “We struggled through some issues, but I think those have been resolved. There was a big turning point at Roswell against Deming.”

  • Sports Update 09-15-10

    McCloskey ties for 30th at NM Senior Open

  • Girls soccer:LA falls to La Cueva on road

    Like its last trip to the Albuquerque metro area for a game against a tough Class 5A squad, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team lost the contest 5-1.
    Tuesday, the Hilltoppers took on the La Cueva Bears, the No. 4 squad in Class 5A according to the most recent NMSoccer.com coaches’ poll.
    Los Alamos, which entered Tuesday’s game having lost two of three contests this weekend at Albuquerque Academy’s Invitational tournament, took another big loss to a tough big school. It fell by the same score Sept. 2 on the road at Rio Rancho.

  • Boys soccer: LA topped by La Cueva, 4-0

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team was routed at home by the La Cueva Bears Tuesday.
    The Bears, an elite squad from Class 5A, knocked off the Hilltoppers 4-0 at Sullivan Field.
    La Cueva (7-0) is the top-ranked club in Class 5A this week and is the defending Class 5A champion two years running.