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  • LA legend Ryan passes away

    Legendary Los Alamos resident Bernard L. 'Bun' Ryan died Monday morning.
    Ryan, the star member of the Pierotti's Clowns 5-man softball team, was a longtime resident of White Rock. During his heyday with the Clowns, 'Bullet Bun' was one of the top amateur pitchers in the nation and led the Clowns to a 177-23 record.
    No funeral arrangements have been announced.
    More about Ryan will be in Wednesday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • LA trips up Taos

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team snapped a six-game winless streak Saturday with a victory over the Taos Tigers.
    Los Alamos won’t have a ton of time to celebrate its victory, however, as it is scheduled to take on the Santa Fe Demons Wednesday at home.
    The Hilltoppers (4-7-2) tallied in each half Saturday to knock off the Tigers 2-1 in Taos. Alex Csanadi and Tristen Roach each picked up goals. Jairo Marquez earned an assist.
    Prior to Saturday’s win, the Hilltoppers hadn’t won since Sept. 5. The Hilltoppers had two straight ties at the Albuquerque Academy Invitational — it fell in both those contests in tiebreakers — then dropped four straight decisions, including losing twice to Capital.

  • On Schedule 09-30-14

    Wednesday

    Boys soccer: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.; Los Alamos at Santa Fe, JV, 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: Capital at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m.

    Thursday

    Football: Española at LAMS, 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Academy, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m.

    Friday

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Highland, JV, 4:30 p.m.; varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    Football: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, varsity, 7 p.m.

    Cross country: Los Alamos at Twilight Festival (Phoenix, Arizona), boys and girls varsity, TBA.

    Saturday

    Cross country: Los Alamos at Santa Fe Indian School Invite, boys and girls JV, C team, 9 a.m.; LAMS at Santa Fe Indian School Invite, boys and girls seventh and eighth grades, 3 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, varsity, 11 a.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, varsity, 11 a.m.

    Volleyball: Farmington at Los Alamos, C team, 3 p.m.; JV, 4 p.m.; varsity, 5 p.m.

  • Girls soccer holds on to top Taos, 2-1

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team and the Taos Tigers scored all the goals in their game Saturday in a 7-minute span in the first half.
    But Los Alamos’ two goals, coming just four minutes apart, would hold up as it picked up a 2-1 victory.
    Hilltopper Charlotte Leonard scored in the 32nd minute coming off an assist from Catie McDonald. McDonald scored shortly afterward off an assist from Cory Carnes to give Los Alamos a 2-0 lead.
    Just before halftime, Taos scored to halve the lead, but neither team could find the net in the second half.
    Los Alamos dominated the game from start to end, getting off 28 shots in the contest to just 3 for the Tigers. Goalkeeper Megan Bucklin got the start and was credited with the win for the Hilltoppers.
    “I was happy with our performance,” Los Alamos head coach AJ Herrera said. “We knew exactly what was coming at us from Taos. Taos worked it up to their fast forwards up top, but we did very well with balls in the air to prevent that.”

  • Football Notebook: LA stung by Scorpions Friday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team was blasted by the Farmington Scorpions in the Four Corners area Friday night.

    The Scorpions scored a touchdown just 9 seconds into Friday’s game and scored on their first play of their next possession and never looked back. The Scorpions won big in just one half of play, 53-0.
    Farmington (3-2), which won the Class 4A championship last season, scored 31 points in the first quarter to begin the rout.
    Los Alamos, midway through the second quarter, had minus-4 yards total offense, while Farmington did virtually anything it wanted on both sides of the ball.
    In their last 10 quarters, the Hilltoppers have managed just one offensive score.
    Los Alamos (0-5) will have its final nondistrict game of the season Friday when it hosts the Santa Fe Demons.

    JV football team faces Hope Christian Monday

    Los Alamos’ junior varsity football team has a game set for Monday at home. Los Alamos will take on Hope Christian at 4:30 p.m. at Sullivan Field.
    The Hilltoppers should go into Monday’s game with some momentum. They shut out the Santa Fe Demons last week 41-0 in Santa Fe.
    That win was the Hilltoppers’ second of the season. They nipped St. Michael’s 9-6 Sept. 8.

  • 'Topper boys, girls finish second at Academy Invite

    ALBUQUERQUE — In one of its first big tests of the regular season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper cross country teams passed with flying colors.
    Los Alamos faced off against some tough Albuquerque-area competition Friday afternoon at the Academy Invitational. Both the Hilltopper boys and girls teams picked up runner-up finishes at the event.
    The Hilltopper girls finished second with 79 points, coming in behind only one of the top programs in Class 6A, the Eldorado Eagles. The Hilltopper boys, meanwhile, finished with 110 points for their runner-up finish.
    Winning the boys event, however, was the team the Hilltoppers need to catch up to this season, Academy’s Chargers.
    The Chargers, who appear once again to be the team to beat come state meet time, finished with 48 points, earning three slots in the top 10 individually. The Chargers were paced by Jordan Lesansee, who finished as the individual runner-up.
    This is hardly the first year the Hiltoppers had to make up ground on the Chargers at this point in the season. In fact, it’s a relatively rare occurrence when the Hilltoppers beat the Chargers at any point during the regular season.

  • LA soccer teams will face Taos on Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls soccer teams have a home-and-away doubleheader against Taos set for Saturday.
    Both Hilltopper teams will face Taos, a former district rival, Saturday afternoon. The Hilltopper boys will be at Eco Park in Taos, while the Hilltopper girls will host the Tigers at Sullivan Field.
    Taos’ boys (5-4) have been a formidable group this season, although they were blasted by Santa Fe Prep earlier this month, 5-0, and have lost three straight heading into Saturday’s game.
    For the Tiger girls, they had won seven straight to start the season, but dropped their last two contests. They fell to Santa Fe Sept. 16, then dropped a 3-1 decision at St. Michael’s Wednesday.
    Los Alamos’ boys are 3-7-2 and are winless since Sept. 5.
    The Hilltopper girls blasted Capital 10-0 their last time out to improve to 5-6. 

  • Anderson ranks No. 18 among anglers

    Local angler Amy Anderson’s big catches this year have caught some national attention.
    Anderson, who landed a 42-inch, 25-pound tiger musky in June, is ranked 18th in the country among women who have snagged muskies this year, that’s according to a national fishing magazine.
    Rankings are done by a point system and Anderson finished a recent national poll with 20 points for the two muskies she’s landed, including the 42-incher she hooked at Bluewater Lake, which is located approximately 40 miles west of Grants.
    A tiger musky is a hybrid of a musky and a Northern Pike. Tigers are known for their needle-like teeth.
    Among all hybrids landed this year, Anderson’s ranks the 25th biggest. Interestingly, six of the of the top 25 in the nation were caught at Bluewater Lake, which is one of the hottest spots in the country for tiger musky fishing.
    Only about an hour prior to Anderson’s big catch June 12, her husband, Stan Kosiewicz landed a 35-inch tiger musky of his own.
    Kosiewicz and Anderson are catch-and-release anglers.

  • Hawk eighth graders win at Academy meet

    The Los Alamos Middle School Hawk eighth grade cross country teams swept both the boys and girls titles at Wednesday’s Albuquerque Academy Invitational.
    The Hawk eighth grade boys finished with a perfect score as Jevon Montoya, Shawn Williams, Duncan Fuehne, Jeremyah Palmer-Scott and Elijah Vasquez earned the top five places in that competition.
    That same group earned a perfect score at last week’s Española Middle School Invitational, with Montoya again leading the way.
    Montoya, who ran a 10:00 on the 1.72-mile course at Española, finished the Academy meet with a time of 10:43, 15 seconds ahead of Williams, the overall runner-up.
    In Wednesday’s eighth grade girls competition, Paulina Burnside paced the Haws with her time of 12:43, while Marin Kelly finished in 13:30. For the Hawk eighth grade girls, they took five of the top 11 spots in the race, which was good enough to hold off runner-up Desert Ridge.
    Ashlyn Baker, Rachel Bowman and Kristin Fassbender all scored for the Hawks.
    In the seventh grade races at Academy, the Hawk boys finished as the runners-up in team competition and the girls finished third overall.
    Leading the way for the seventh grade boys was Gavin Campos, who clocked an 11:17. Liliana Garcia finished first among the Hawk girls seventh graders, coming in at 14:22.

  • Romero wins twice Tuesday

    Ted Romero was a dual winner at Tuesday’s Atomic City Roadrunners Pace Race.
    This week’s race was on North Mesa.
    Not only was Romero the fastest finisher on the 3-mile course, finishing in a time of 19 minutes, 50 seconds, he was also the best predictor. Romero was off by just 2 seconds, which was good enough to just nip David Kratzer, who was 3 seconds off.
    Also on the 3-mile course, Nikol Strother finished in 20:02. On the 1-mile course, Rao Garimella and Lauraine Maness were the fastest finishers.
    The next Pace Race will be 6 p.m. Tuesday. The race will start at the Barranca Mesa Elementary School parking lot.
    There will be both 1-mile and 3-mile courses available.
    For Tuesday’s race, short course will be paved and the longer course will have both paved and trail portions.
    For more information, call 672-1639 or visit atomicrunners.com.