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  • Controversial goal helps St....

    ALBUQUERQUE — In a contest mired by both the weather and controversy, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team was downed by the St. Pius X Sartans Friday afternoon.
    Friday’s contest at Sartan Field pitted the two top-ranked teams in the state against one another, the Hilltoppers coming in as the No. 1 team in Class 4A and the Sartans No. 2.
    But midway through the second half, St. Pius got a quick-strike goal following a throw-in. Los Alamos’ Cassidy Reeves purposely booted a ball out of bounds after a player got injured on the field.

  • LA knocks off Bernalillo,...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team are now within one victory of claiming its fifth straight District 2-4A title after knocking off Bernalillo Saturday.

    Despite lingering disappointment following a 2-0 loss to the St. Pius X Sartans Friday afternoon, the Hilltoppers still cruised to a big 6-0 victory Saturday at Bernalillo.

    Amy Neal scored all of Los Alamos' first four goals of the contest, three in the first half and the fourth just four minutes into the second half to lead Los Alamos to the win.

    The only team that could possibly catch Los Alamos for the district title is Santa Fe. Those two teams meet on Tuesday at Sullivan Field.  A win would clinch the title for Los Alamos (12-5 overall, 3-0 in 2-4A).

  • Hilltoppers leave Bernalillo...

     

    PREP FOOTBALL

    Los Alamos 38, Bernalillo 0

    Carrizozo 26, Magdalena 12

    Cleveland 42, Valley 0

    Clovis 33, Artesia 25

    Crownpoint 48, Wingate 0

    Dalhart, Texas 31, Clayton 0

    Dulce 28, Ramah 0

    Estancia 29, NMMI 27

    Farmington 35, Bloomfield 0

    Foothill 25, Animas 6

    Gateway Christian 48, Springer 6

    Goddard 26, Carlsbad 7

    Hagerman 26, Mescalero Apache 22

    Highland 64, Albuquerque High 6

    Hot Springs 19, Hatch Valley 9

    Laguna-Acoma 54, Zuni 7

  • LA opens district vs. Bernalillo...

    Last weekend was the most successful weekend District 2-4A’s football teams have had all season, making the start of the district season all the more interesting.

    After all five 2-4A teams got off to an unimpressive start to the season, three teams picked up victories in the final week before district play starts. Santa Fe, Bernalillo and Los Alamos are all going into the 2-4A season off of victories.

    Los Alamos’ victory may have been the most impressive, however, as it knocked off the Albuquerque Academy Chargers, No. 4 in Class 3A heading into last week’s game at Sullivan Field. Los Alamos gave up just 164 yards total offense and didn’t allow an Academy offensive score as it won 36-20.

  • Tigers knock off Yankees in ALDS

    NEW YORK (AP) — Now the Detroit Tigers can believe anything is possible.
    They beat the New York Yankees in Game 5. At Yankee Stadium. Escaping jam after jam.
    Now it’s on to Texas, and the AL championship series starting Saturday night.
    “It’s a tremendous feeling,” Doug Fister said after getting the 3-2 win Thursday. “You got to take this thing one step at a time and try to just soak it all in as we go.”
    Fister, not even with the Tigers until July 30, gutted through five mostly tricky innings to form an unlikely trio of stars.

  • Ross wins final Pace Race of 2011

    Inez Ross was the big winner in the final Pace Race of the 2011 season Tuesday.
    The Atomic City Roadrunners concluded their season with the Cooper’s Run at the Canyon Rim Trail. The Cooper’s Run, a 1.5-mile race, is designed to compare fitness improvement from the start to the end of training — the first Pace Race in April was also the Cooper’s Run.
    Ross finished just one second off of her predicted time at Tuesday night’s race. Jamie Jablin and Duane Marr both finished with prediction errors of 15 seconds.
    Jablin was also the fastest finisher on the course with his time of 9 minutes flat. Christie Kelly had the top women’s finish with her time of 13:54.

  • Fishing Report 10-07-11

    Anglers!

    Got a fish tale to tell, or some photographic evidence to back it up?

    Then let the Los Alamos Monitor know! Submit your fish stories and photos to lasports@lamonitor.com. Then check out lamonitor.com and see if you made the trophy board!

    Northwest

    Animas River: The flow is 121 cfs. The river continues to fish fair to good for trout using various bead-headed nymphs, spinners and worms.

  • Toppers throttled by Sartans

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team was thumped by the St. Pius X Sartans Thursday afternoon in Albuquerque.
    After taking a 2-0 edge after one half, the Sartans scored three times — twice in a seven-minute span — in the second half to top the Hilltoppers 5-0 at Sartan Field.
    Thursday’s contest was a nondistrict affair between the former district rivals. St. Pius left 2-4A after the 2006 season, never having lost a district game since joining the district in 2000.
    St. Pius got off 15 shots-on-goal to Los Alamos’ three, all of which were scooped up by St. Pius’ Timothy Lang.
    Los Alamos, the defending Class 4A champion, defeated St. Pius in the semifinals of its 2010 state title run.

  • Sullivan Field ceremony set for...

    Los Alamos High School will host an official ribbon cutting for Sullivan Field Friday. The ceremony will be at 6 p.m., prior to the Los Alamos-Bernalillo football game.
    Friday’s ribbon cutting is a reopening ceremony for Sullivan Field. This summer, the playing field was redone, replacing the former natural grass surface with artificial surface.
    The public is welcomed to the ceremony, which will take place at midfield.
    For more information, contact athletic director Vicki Nelms at 663-2532.

  • ’Topper volleyball stays at No....

    Here are this week’s Class 4A football and volleyball coaches’ polls. Polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Class 4A Football

        Team     Total pts.    Previous
    1. Goddard (13)    139    1
    2. Aztec (1)          120    2
    3. Valencia           101    3
    4. Artesia               98    4