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  • State Notes 10-04-12

    Lobos named MW runners of week

  • LA sweeps Bernalillo to open 2-4A

    In dispatching one of its toughest foes with a bang Wednesday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team earned a victory in its district opener.
    Los Alamos was dominant for two-plus sets and pulled things together well enough to close out the third set against the Bernalillo Spartans.
    The big hitters upfront were again on their game for the Hilltoppers, outgunning the Spartans at the net, while the Spartans’ biggest weapons had relatively quiet nights.
    The Hilltoppers were dominant in sets one and two, taking those 25-10 and 25-12.
    The Spartans regrouped after falling behind early in the final set, but the Hilltoppers, who started off the third set much the same way they had the first two, cooled off considerably, but still prevailed to take a 25-20 decision and claim the sweep.
    “In our first two games, our energy was really up,” Los Alamos libero Danielle Ortiz said. “We started off with a good lead, but in the third game we were a little relaxed. We started to let up a little bit, but we pulled through and we finished on a good note.”

  • Player back after severe beaning

    MIAMI (AP) — Only hours before getting his second chance in the big leagues, Adam Greenberg admitted he was nervous. Not about facing one of baseball’s best pitchers — but about some pregame antics his new Miami Marlins teammates had in store for him.
    Greenberg signed a one-day contract to play Tuesday night as a pinch-hitter in the Marlins’ game against the New York Mets.
    The game was Greenberg’s first since he stepped to the plate for his major league debut in 2005 and was hit in the back of the head by the first pitch he saw — a 92-mph fastball.
    Greenberg, 31, took part in batting practice and said he was overwhelmed by the positive reception from his new teammates, who planned to treat him like any other rookie. Catcher John Buck said Greenberg would don a Speedo and pink goggles for a pregame performance in the clubhouse.
    “I’ve got to go sing and dance in front of them like a real rookie,” Greenberg said. “That, to be honest, is what I’m more nervous about.”
    The 5-foot-9 Greenberg said he hoped the game marks only the beginning of a career comeback. He didn’t play in the minor leagues this year and hasn’t been with a major league team since 2008.

  • Hawks’ XC results

    Here are Los Alamos Middle School’s results from the Sept. 26 Albuquerque Academy Invitational:

    Seventh grade girls

    Team scores

    1. Albuquerque Academy, 32; 2. Desert Ridge, 70; 3. Santa Fe Indian School, 105; 4. LAMS, 109.

    Individual results

    3. Kathryn McClenahan, 12:42; 19. Zoe Hemez, 13:49; 28. Anya Palmer, 14:19; 29. Jordan Bailey, 14:23; 30. Serenity Maestas, 14:26; 35. Miriam Wallstrom, 14:38; 38. Ruby Selvage, 14:56; 39. Beatrice Nisoli, 15:01; 40. Katrina Vinyard, 15:06; 42. Amaya Martin, 15:13; 48. Madeline Beck, 15:32; 49. Madison Peterson, 15:35; 54. Morgan Parker, 15:51; 57. Sophia Sivils, 16:14; 80. Michaelle Sutton, 19:00; 81. Elisa Cirigliano, 19:02.

    Seventh grade boys

    Team scores

    1. Albuquerque Academy, 40; 2. LAMS, 55; 3. St. Michael’s 80.

    Individual results

    2. Ben Rees, 11:15; 6. Kye Jones, 11:34; 14. Aaron Hime, 12:30; 15. Leander Murphy, 12:30; 18. Andres Runde, 12:38; 27. Phillip Martin, 13:05; 28. Max Goettee, 13:06; 35. Joshua Strevell, 13:21; 42. Caleb Hatler, 13:29; 50. Kevin Parkinson, 13:52; 53. Jacob Thompson, 13:58; 62. Michael Narum, 14:13; 75. Kyler Parkinson, 15:07; 89. Francisco Valdez, 15:57; 95. Amabilis Baca, 16:21; 119. Cameron Pearl.

  • LA falls at home to Volcano...

    The visiting Volcano Vista Hawks scored a pair of goals in the second half Tuesday to down the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team 3-1 Wednesday.
    The No. 5 ranked Hawks got goals from three different scorers to pick up the victory at Sullivan Field. The Hilltoppers had won two straight contests, including one of their best games of the 2012 season Saturday hosting the Santa Fe Demons.
    Los Alamos scored in the first half against Volcano Vista, with Ryan Maestas, who had a hat trick Saturday, picking up the goal off an assist from Alexi Ortega.
    But Volcano Vista, one of the top offenses in Class 5A, picked up the two unanswered second half goals to take the contest. Alec Cravens, CJ Slough and Teriq Canales all earned goals for Volcano Vista (10-2), which won for the fourth time in five outings.
    For Los Alamos (8-6), Tyler Mullen played 60 minutes in goal, finishing with six saves, while Christopher Parker had two saves in 20 minutes in goal.
    Tuesday’s game for Los Alamos was one of two this week against a Class 5A opponent. Friday, Los Alamos will travel to Sandia (6-5), which has traditionally among the toughest programs in the state, but is currently ranked 17th in the state.

  • Toppers lose in shootout to Hawks

    For the past two games, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team has played uneven ball.
    While it was somewhat understandable Saturday against Santa Fe, which was completely overmatched by Los Alamos, it wasn’t Tuesday afternoon against the Volcano Vista Hawks.
    The Hilltoppers started off the contest well, scoring about 25 minutes in to take a 1-0 lead, but the Hilltoppers couldn’t keep their intensity up. The Hawks controlled play for most of the second half and tied the score at the 48-minute mark.
    The Hawks would go on to win in a shootout, 2-1.
    “It was kind of sluggish,” Hilltopper head coach Jiri Kubicek said. “We had some breakaways. We had some good chances to get goals. Our seniors need to step it up. We had some good things, but some of it looked like the Santa Fe game.”
    Tuesday’s loss snapped Los Alamos’ seven-game win streak.
    Los Alamos (10-2) got some offense going in the overtime periods, setting itself up with a few good looks.
    In the shootout phase, Los Alamos couldn’t convert on its first two chances — one was blocked by Hawk goalkeeper Jovana Canales and the other sailed over the crossbar, while Volcano Vista converted on two of its first three chances to go up 2-0.

  • The AP top 25 college football...

    The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 29, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

  • On Schedule 09-30-12

    Monday

    Golf: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista Invite, boys and girls varsity, 10 a.m.

    Football: Hope Christian at Los Alamos, C team, 4:30 p.m.

    Tuesday

    Golf: Los Alamos at Grants Invite, boys and girls varsity, 10 a.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Volcano Vista, varsity, 3 p.m.; JV, 4:30 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Volcano Visa at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.; varsity,  6 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Volleyball: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varsity, 6:30 p.m.; Taos at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Thursday

    Girls soccer: La Cueva at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m.; Los Alamos at Albuquerque Academy, C team, 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Academy, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    Friday

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Sandia, varsity, JV, 4:30 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Moreno Valley at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.

    Saturday

    Boys soccer: Capital at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.; Española Valley at Los Alamos, C team, 1:30 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Capital at Los Alamos, varsity, 6 p.m.; Española Valley at Los Alamos, C team, noon.

  • LA boys take 1st at Arizona race

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys varsity cross country team picked up a monster victory this weekend in Arizona.
    The Hilltoppers topped some of the best teams in the southwestern United States to claim an impressive win at the Desert Twilight Classic Invitational.
    Los Alamos won the sweepstakes meet with 98 points, paced by star Sean Reardon, who established himself as one of the top runners in the country with his performance. Reardon’s time of 15:39 put him in fourth place individually.
    In all, four of the Hilltoppers’ runners cracked the top 25 individually out of nearly 170 runners taking part.
    In the team standings, Los Alamos outpaced Great Oak, Calif., which earned 154 points.
    Also Friday, Los Alamos’ girls finished sixth at the meet, which took place in Phoenix, Ariz. Los Alamos, running against two of the top 15 teams in the country, finished with 162 points.
    The fourth-ranked team in the nation, Xavier Prep, finished with an amazing 28 points, placing three runners in the top five overall.
    The Twilight meet is run a night run, the second of the Hilltoppers’ 2012 season, and is among the most prestigious regular season interstate meets in the country.

  • LA gets thumped by Belen, 46-15

    To pull off an upset against the Belen Eagles, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers would have to play near-flawless football and keep the powerful Eagle running game at bay.
    Unfortunately, Belen got off to a hot start Friday night, while Los Alamos didn’t.
    Belen quarterback Chris Peralta went 62 yards for a touchdown on the second play from scrimmage Friday. Belen would tack on another touchdown midway through the first quarter and Peralta would scamper for 75 yards on the first play of the second quarter.
    Los Alamos would come back to score a pair of touchdowns in the second half, but it wouldn’t be enough as Belen cruised to a 46-15 victory at Sullivan Field.
    Belen (4-1) came into the game as the No. 6-rated team in the state, giving the top-ranked Goddard Rockets a run for their money the week before.
    But with Peralta, a sophomore backup quarterback at the helm instead of senior Nick Kurtz, the Eagles employed their bread-and-butter ground game to full effect, rolling up 242 yards on the ground in the first half.