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  • Toppers take on Tigers in state...

    Despite a long layoff, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team feels primed and ready to go.
    The Hilltoppers, the No. 3 seed, will open the Class 4A state playoffs Thursday afternoon at the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex. Their quarterfinal match-up against the sixth-seeded Los Lunas Tigers.
    Los Alamos will have to contend with a big offensive presence for Los Lunas, however.
    The Tiger attack is spearheaded by sophomore Alejandro Garcia. Garcia was far and away the top point-scorer in Class 4A for 2012 with 86 (38 goals, 10 assists), nearly 30 points better than the next best scorer in the state.
    “I watched him play, he’s good,” Gartz said. “He’s good in the air and he’s got a good left shot. We have to stand him up as much as possible.”
    Also for the Tigers, Said Aguilera had 10 goals and 11 assists (31 total points).
    Los Lunas (15-6) went a healthy 9-1 in District 6 this year – the largest district in 4A – to beat out state qualifier Miyamura for the district title, but was unremarkable outside district play. It lost a 1-0 decision early on this season to Santa Fe, which Los Alamos swept in two games by a combined score of 8-2.

  • Class 4A State Soccer Schedule

    Thursday-Saturday games at APS Soccer Complex

    Girls

    First round

    (8) Belen 2, (9) Santa Teresa 0
    (5) Farmington 6, (12) Roswell 0
    (6) Kirtland Central 2, (11) Valencia 1
    (10) Piedra Vista 1, (7) Miyamura 0

    Thursday’s quarterfinals

    Belen vs. (1) Albuquerque Academy, 10:45 a.m.
    Piedra Vista vs. (2) Los Alamos,      10:45 a.m.
    Farmington vs. (4) St. Pius X, 11:15 a.m.
    Kirtland Central vs. (3) Aztec, 11:15 a.m.

    Friday’s semifinals

    Belen-Academy winner vs. Farmington-St. Pius winner, 11:30 a.m.
    Kirtland Central-Aztec winner vs. Piedra Vista-Los Alamos winner, 11:30 a.m.

    Championship

    Saturday, 10:30 a.m.

    Boys

    First round

    (8) Capital 2, (9) Artesia 1
    (5) St. Pius X 3, (12) Miyamura 0
    (6) Los Lunas 3, (11) Santa Teresa 2
    (7) Roswell 3, (10) Santa Fe 0

    Thursday’s quarterfinals

    Capital vs. (1) Albuquerque Academy, 1 p.m.
    Roswell vs. (2) Chaparral, 1 p.m.
    St. Pius vs. (4) Farmington, 1:30 p.m.
    Los Lunas vs. (3) Los Alamos, 1:30 p.m.

    Friday’s semifinals

  • Duke City Soccer League results

    In the sixth week of Duke City Soccer League action, the girls U11 Los Alamos Hotshots ‘02 prevailed 5-0 against the ‘02 Antero.
    Both teams played without substitutes but Los Alamos was the fresher team throughout, controlling the action in the contest.
    The Hotshot defense held Antero to 1 shot in the second half and the midfield and offense continually pressured Antero’s defense.
    In the boys games, the U13 Lasers 2000 won 5-0 against the NM Rush Millenium.
    David Gao had 2 goals while Jordan Currie, Andrea Runde and Ben Rees all picked up single goals.
    Kauru Shimada and Christopher Blue had good outings in the midfield and the Lasers’ defense allowed only 2 shots and none on goal.
    The U-12 Atomic City FC lost 5-1 to the Guadalajara Volcano. The lone goal for Atomic City came from Cade Cummins with an assist from Dakota Duran.

  • Soccer game times announced

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team has its Class 4A state tournament quarterfinal game scheduled for 10:45 a.m. Thursday.
    Both the Hilltopper boys and girls will play in the quarterfinal round of the tournament at the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex.
    Los Alamos’ boys will play at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. They will face off against Los Lunas in that contest, while the Hilltopper girls will play Piedra Vista.
    The winners of Thursday’s games will advance to the state semifinals Friday.
    More information on the soccer tournaments will be in Wednesday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Aggies drop Western, 98-49

    LAS CRUCES — The New Mexico State University Aggie men’s basketball team rolled to a 98-49 win over Western New Mexico in its lone exhibition game of the 2012-13 preseason Monday.
    The Aggies had five players in double-figures with senior forward Tyrone Watson and sophomore guard Daniel Mullings providing 13 points each. Senior forward Bandja Sy added 12 points, junior center Tshilidzi Nephawe chipped in 11 and redshirt freshman guard Eric Weary had 10.
    NMSU utilized its size advantage for a 20-rebound edge on the boards, 46-26, and Sy grabbed a game-high seven rebounds.
    The Aggies shot the ball well and recorded a 57.1 field goal percentage (36-of-63) and 45.5 3-point percentage (10-of-22).
    The Aggies built a 52-27 halftime lead behind a balanced offense.
    Sy led all scorers after the first half with 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting. Watson added nine points on a 4-of-4 performance from the field.
    NMSU opens the regular season at Oregon State Sunday. That game will be broadcast on ESPNU.

  • Kirk has big night in exhibition...

    Former Los Alamos Hilltopper Alex Kirk had a big night for the University of New Mexico Lobo men’s basketball team Monday night.
    Kirk had 16 points coming off the bench for the Lobos in their 92-70 exhibition win over the New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys.
    Kirk hit 4 of 10 shots from the floor and went a perfect 8-for-8 from the foul line, along with adding three steals and a pair of blocked shots in 21 minutes.
    Monday’s exhibition contest was the first action for Kirk since the 2010-11 season. He sat out the entire 2011-12 season after undergoing back surgery in the offseason.
    “It felt really good,” Kirk said of his return. “Definitely the first few minutes I was really nervous. I had flashbacks of that Detroit game my freshman year of me running up and down the court not knowing where I was going. Once I got the flow, I felt really good and felt my condition come in with me and got a little bit of a second wind in me and it felt really good.”
    Kirk also hurt his ankle during the preseason and had to sit out the Lobos’ exhibition contest over Victory University Oct. 31.

  • LA is top seed in district...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team will host the District 2-4A tournament championship game Saturday night.
    The district tournament, which started Monday night, will feature all five 2-4A teams. The winner of Thursday’s semifinal match will face the Hilltoppers Saturday at Griffith Gymnasium.
    Los Alamos (14-6) earned the top seed in the tournament by going 7-1 during the regular season.
    Along with earning the top seed, Los Alamos also picked up an automatic bid to next week’s state tournament.
    The winner of the Class 4A district tournaments around the state, if they differ from the regular season district champ, will also advance to state. The state tournament starts Nov. 15.
    Los Alamos closed out its regular season with a 3-0 victory Thursday night at St. Michael’s.
    It was the Hilltoppers’ eighth consecutive victory. They have not lost a match since Oct. 6.
    In that match, the Hilltoppers, who won by scores of 25-19, 25-13, 25-13 over the struggling Horsemen (6-14), Erin Kirk once again led the way with 15 spike kills. Sam Fenner finished with 11 spike kills as the Hilltopers hit with 41 percent efficiency Thursday.

  • 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 Nov. 3, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

  • Friday’s Prep Football Scores

    Belen 48, Valencia 7
    Bloomfield 51, Wingate 0
    Centennial 33, Chaparral 28
    Cleveland 56, Volcano Vista 41
    Clovis 34, Carlsbad 29
    Estancia 72, Santa Fe Indian 21
    Eunice 35, Loving 6
    Farmington 48, Kirtland Central 6
    Gateway Christian 60, Carrizozo 6
    Goddard 49, Artesia 19
    Grants 46, Gallup 20
    Las Cruces 50, Gadsden 0
    Mayfield 48, Alamogordo 12
    McCurdy 54, Escalante 46
    Moriarty 50, Del Norte 3
    Navajo Prep 54, Navajo Pine 0
    Piedra Vista 24, Aztec 21
    Raton 35, West Las Vegas 28, OT
    Rio Rancho 52, Cibola 21
    Robertson 18, Taos 7
    Sandia 42, Eldorado 32
    Silver 42, Socorro 14

  • ´Toppers win big in season...

    In their final game of the 2012 regular season, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers saved their best for last.
    On Senior Night, the Hilltopper football team scored six touchdowns on a total of 16 offensive plays, all six of those from 20 yards out or longer.
    Meanwhile, the Los Alamos defense gave up a grand total of 43 yards offense as the Hilltoppers cruised to a 52-0 victory over the Capital Jaguars at Sullivan Field.
    The Hilltoppers closed out the contest just three minutes into the second half. After taking a 40-0 lead into the locker room, Xavier Dennison took the second half opening kickoff 80 yards untouched into the end zone. Then, on the Jaguars’ ensuing possession, linebacker Sam Ortiz stripped Capital running back Manuel Segura of the ball and rumbled 33 yards for a touchdown to end the game via the mercy rule.
    It was an impressive victory all around Friday night, but it wasn’t enough to extend the Hilltoppers’ season.
    Los Alamos went into Friday night’s game clinging to slim hopes it might be able to get back into the District 2-4A championship discussion, but those hopes were dashed by the Santa Fe Demons.
    At Santa Fe, the Demons (4-5 overall, 3-0 in district) crushed the Bernalillo Spartans 51-6, clinching the 2-4A title and the Demons’ first postseason berth since 1986.