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Today's Sports

  • Toppers tripped up by Academy

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper C team football squad fell to the Albuquerque Academy Chargers Monday on the road.
    Los Alamos scored three touchdowns in the second half, but those touchdowns weren’t enough to get it back in the contest. The Chargers rolled to a 59-22 victory.
    Los Alamos C team coach Marco Lucero said his team was able to move the ball effectively through most of the contest but some costly turnovers and penalties in the first half did in three potential scoring drives.
    Academy led 28-0 at halftime.
    In the second half, Los Alamos quarterback Bryce Van Etten threw a pair of touchdown passes, one to Sidney Ellis and another to Scott Gasway. Van Etten also ran for a touchdown on a quarterback keeper.

  • Sports Update 08-31-11

    KRSN to air volleyball match Thursday night

    KRSN AM 1490 will broadcast Thursday night’s Los Alamos-Albuquerque Academy volleyball match.
    The match is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
    Gene Mortensen, the “Voice of the Hilltoppers,” will call the game live from Griffith Gymnasium. The match will also be streamed live on the Internet at krsnam1490.com.

    LAHS XC coach needed

  • Vick signs another big contract

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Vick shared some laughs, and offered up an occasional smile. But for the most part, his Tuesday press conference announcing his new contract was handled the same way he’s handled everything since he landed in Philadelphia two years ago.
    All business.
    “The common goal is to bring that ring back to the city of Philadelphia. That’s why we play,” Vick said. “That’s what we’re all working for. As a competitor, I don’t feel my career will be complete without that.”

  • LASG opens season Sept. 10

    The Los Alamos School of Gymnastics’ Atomic Tumblers will open their competitive season Sept. 10 and are hoping to start the 2011-12 year the way they closed out 2010-11.
    The Atomic Tumblers will open at the two-day state clinic in Albuquerque. Following that clinic, the Tumblers will hold an intersquad meet Oct. 1.
    LASG has 25 gymnasts on its roster for the season in five different levels.
    Among its top returning performers are Level 4 state champion Elizabeth Lockhart and state runner-up at Level 4, Alyssa Hilger. Both Lockhart and Hilger graduated to Level 5 competition for the upcoming season.

  • Finishing Touches

    Crews worked late Monday night on Sullivan Field. Here a cart drops small pieces of rubber onto the new artificial surface. Work at Sullivan Field started in mid-May.

  • Crittenton arrested in California

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton was in police custody after being arrested at a Southern California airport to board a flight to Atlanta, where his lawyer said he would go to surrender in a murder case.
    Crittenton, who was suspended from the league for having guns in a locker room with teammate Gilbert Arenas, was arrested Monday evening at John Wayne Airport in Orange County after checking in for a redeye Delta Air Lines flight, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said. She said he was with a male companion who was not arrested.

  • Aquatomics' long course...

    Here are the results for the Los Alamos Aquatomics swim team from the New Mexico State Long Course Championship (name, age group, event, place, time).

    Ashlynn Bennett, girls 13-14
    200 IM, 8, 2:47.38; 50 freestyle, 6, 30.44; 100 breaststroke, 8, 1:27.30; 200 breaststroke, 3, 3:02.49; 200 freestyle, 3, 2:22.88; 100 freestyle, 4, 1:06.18; 50 breaststroke, 5, 40.10.

    Jillian Bennett, girls 10 and under
    50 breaststroke, 4, 47.22; 100 backstroke, 12, 1:41.99; 50 backstroke, 11, 47.11; 50 freestyle, 14, 38.92; 100 breaststroke, 3, 1:42.38; 200 IM, 10, 3:45.27.

    Kaitlin Bennett, girls 11-12

  • LA cross country results from...

    Here are Los Alamos’ results from the La Cueva cross country scrimmage Saturday. Los Alamos will open its season Saturday at the University of New Mexico Invitational.

    Girls

    Varsity score
    Los Alamos, 15; La Cueva, 50.

    JV score
    Los Alamos, 15; La Cueva, 48.

    C Team score
    Los Alamos, 15; La Cueva 44.

    Individual results

    1. Jennifer Mooday, 20:14; 2. Teresa Sandoval, 20:35; 3. Emily Pittman, 21:15; 4. Elizabeth Turner, 21:19; 5. Jordan Parker, 21:23; 6. Mikayla Pulliam, 21:29; 7. Eliana Riciputi, 21:32; 8. Anna Wermer, 21:32; 9. Amanda Mercer, 21:47;

  • LA looks strong vs. La Cueva

    In a preseason race Saturday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team exceeded expectations.
    Los Alamos and Albuquerque’s La Cueva ran a scrimmage Saturday in Albuquerque, with the Hilltopper boys’ top five nipping the Bears’ top five in unofficial scoring.
    Meanwhile, the powerful Hilltopper girls team swept the top five places against La Cueva to roll to a victory in the preseason contest.
    The Hilltopper cross country program will open in earnest Saturday at the University of New Mexico Invitational.
    In the scrimmage, the Hilltopper boys finished with an unofficial total of 27 points, while the Bears, the defending Class 5A champions, had a total of 29 points.

  • Pojoaque’s rallies sink Los...

    As Garry Maskaly said heading into Saturday’s opening match for the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team, getting over the mental stumbling block that is the Pojoaque Elks would be its big challenge.
    Unfortunately, Los Alamos wasn’t able to clear it.
    Los Alamos put together several good attacks throughout, but couldn’t string enough together to keep pace with Pojoaque’s big rallies.
    Pojoaque, the top-ranked team in Class 3A heading into the regular season, showed it was worthy of that ranking with an impressive 25-20, 25-13, 25-27, 25-14 victory in Griffith Gymnasium Saturday afternoon.