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  • Girls are No. 2, boys No. 3 in...

    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls soccer teams will have some down time before they get rolling in the Class 4A tournaments.
    Los Alamos’ girls picked up the No. 2 seed in the upcoming girls soccer playoffs while Los Alamos’ boys earned the No. 3 seed in the 4A boys tournament. By virtue of their seeds, the Hilltoppers both get a bye into the quarterfinal round, which is scheduled for Nov. 8 in Albuquerque.
    The Hilltopper girls will take on either Piedra Vista or Miyamura in the quarterfinals, while the Hilltopper boys will have either Santa Teresa or Los Lunas.
    There were few major surprises in either the 4A boys and girls playoff brackets this year.
    “I expected it,” Los Alamos boys head coach Evan Gartz said of his team’s top-four seed. “I wasn’t expecting Chaparral to get the No. 2 spot, but I didn’t expect to be in front of Farmington, either. Other than that, it was pretty close to what I thought it was going to be.”
    Both the Albuquerque Academy Charger teams grabbed the No. 1 seeds in the two brackets.

  • 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 Oct. 27, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

  • On Schedule 10-28-12

    Monday

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

    Wednesday

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

    Thursday

    Volleyball: Los Alamos at St. Michael’s, varsity, 6 p.m.

    Friday

    Cross country: Los Alamos at District 2-4A meet (Española Valley), varsity, JV, 3 p.m.

    Football: Capital at Los Alamos, varsity, 7 p.m.

  • Brackets are due out today

    Both Los Alamos Hilltopper soccer teams appear to be in line for a top-four seeding for this year’s Class 4A playoffs.
    The field for the postseason for all three soccer classifications in the state are due out today. The New Mexico Activities Association announced the brackets will be released at approximately 3 p.m.
    Los Alamos boys and girls, two of the most successful programs in state history, are among the top-ranked teams in 4A and have been throughout much of 2012. In the final rankings, released last week, Los Alamos’ girls were No. 2 overall and Los Alamos’ boys were No. 3.
    The Hilltopper girls were ranked No. 1 in Class 4A much of the year, but were leapfrogged by Albuquerque Academy in the final regular season poll. State polls are conducted by MaxPreps.com.
    “I don’t know how that works,” Hilltopper girls coach Jiri Kubicek said. “But they’re going to do what they want, anyway. I’m not going to worry about it. If you want to win at state, you’ve got to beat everybody.”

  • Sports Update 10-30-12

    Turkey Trot set for Nov. 18

    The CROP organization and the Atomic City Roadrunners are sponsoring the Turkey Trot Nov. 18.
    The Turkey Trot is an annual 2.57-mile race starting at Los Alamos Middle School.
    Race time is 2 p.m.
    Prizes will be awarded to the top 25 runners and drawings will be held for a chance to win turkeys and pumpkin pies.
    More information is available by calling 672-1639 or visiting atomicrunners.com on the Internet.

  • 'Toppers hold off St. Pius...
  • LA finishes 2nd to Cleveland in...

    It was a solid performance turned in by the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team in its final meet of the season Friday.
    But based on the reactions from the Hilltopper runners, you wouldn’t know it.
    Los Alamos wrapped up its 2012 regular season at home, taking part in the Los Alamos Invitational. Los Alamos finished second behind only the Class 5A Cleveland Storm at the race.
    The Storm’s Luis Martinez, one of the most dominant runners the state has seen in some time, blew away the rest of the field and teammate Aaron Flores was a strong second to lead their team to a 34-point finish. Los Alamos, which placed four runners in the top 10 individually, finished with 40 points.
    Despite the close call at the top of the team results, it wasn’t the finish Los Alamos was looking for.
    Nick Hill, Los Alamos’ top finisher Friday, came in fourth, one slot ahead of Sean Reardon. Hill said the race, hosted by Los Alamos Golf Course, was a grueling one for him personally.
    “I didn’t feel that great, but I wanted to tough it out for my teammates,” Hill said. “In the end, it wasn’t exactly enough. We’re going to have to do a lot better.”

  • LA football wins, keeps pace in...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team fell behind the Española Valley Sundevils early in the first quarter Friday.

    But the Hilltoppers rallied for 56 unanswered points to knock off the Sundevils 56-6 in the valley.

    Los Alamos improves to 5-4 overall and 2-1 in district. It needed the victory to keep pace with the Santa Fe Demons in the District 2-4A standings, but still need the Demons to lose this upcoming week to Bernalillo.

    The Demons were humbled this week in a nondistrict game against Class 4A Moriarty, losing that contest 62-8.

    Española Valley tumbles to 0-3 in District 2-4A and 2-7 on the season.

    The Hilltoppers will host the Capital Jaguars (1-8, 1-2). Capital lost 26-0 to Bernalillo this weekend.

  • Hilltoppers handle Espanola,...

     

    PREP FOOTBALL

    Artesia 58, Roswell 13

    Aztec 20, Farmington 7

    Belen 51, Miyamura 30

    Bernalillo 26, Capital 0

    Bloomfield 54, Thoreau 0

    Capitan 54, Mescalero Apache 0

    Carlsbad 57, Hobbs 7

    Cleveland 54, Cibola 16

    Deming 42, Chaparral 7

    Dexter 20, Eunice 14

    Dulce 33, Navajo Pine 20

    Escalante 48, Questa 14

    Gadsden 14, Alamogordo 12

  • Giants go up 2-0 in World Series

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Long ball one night, a Giant dose of small ball the next.
    Two wins in two games and suddenly San Francisco doesn’t need to dig itself out of a postseason hole for a change.
    Madison Bumgarner shut down the Detroit Tigers for seven innings, then the Giants took advantage of a bunt that stayed fair to eke out the go-ahead run in a 2-0 win Thursday night for a 2-0 edge in the World Series.
    Gregor Blanco’s single trickled to a stop inches fair on the infield dirt, setting up Brandon Crawford’s run-scoring double-play grounder in the seventh. Hunter Pence added a sacrifice fly in the eighth, and that was plenty for these masters of the October comeback.
    “It definitely feels a whole lot better than having our backs against the wall,” Bumgarner said. “But you can’t relax. We’ve got to keep pushing.”
    Game 3 will be Saturday night in Detroit and for once, the Giants aren’t playing from behind. They overcame a 2-0 deficit to beat Cincinnati in the best-of-five division series and escaped a 3-1 hole against St. Louis in the NLCS.