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Today's Sports

  • Playoff brackets will be out...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls soccer teams will learn their postseason fates today.
    The New Mexico Activities Association will announce the boys and girls soccer brackets today. The NMAA’s seeding and selection committee will post the playoff brackets on the nmact.com website.
    The 2011 playoffs will start will first-round games Friday and Saturday at the homes of the Nos. 5-8 seeds. They will host the 9-12 seeds, while seeds 1-4 get a bye to the state quarterfinals.
    Los Alamos’ girls appear to be in line for a top four seed and may even get a top two seed, although with a loss earlier this month to St. Pius X, a No. 1 seed may not be in the cards.

  • LA Outhustles Academy at Home

    It’s been a long time coming.
    Since the 2000 realignment, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team had beaten the Albuquerque Academy Chargers exactly twice.
    Make that three times now.
    Los Alamos, which had been nipping at the heels of its arch-rivals since the start of the 2011 season, finally broke through in a big way Friday afternoon at the Los Alamos Invitational. The Hilltoppers picked up a decisive victory over the Chargers Friday, scoring 40 points to the Chargers’ 66 points.

  • Hilltoppers win big; prep FB...

     

    PREP FOOTBALL

    Los Alamos 58, Espanola Valley 0

    Alamogordo 35, Onate 34

    Animas 54, Reserve 2

    Aztec 49, Farmington 13

    Bernalillo 53, Capital 0

    Capitan 56, Mescalero Apache 6

    Clovis 23, Carlsbad 15

    Clovis Christian 37, Roy 31

    Deming 28, Chaparral 21

    Dulce 42, Newcomb 0

    Durango, Colo. 38, Kirtland Central 12

    Eunice 48, NMMI 8

    Fort Sumner 46, Cloudcroft 18

    Goddard 21, Artesia 14

    Jal 53, Hagerman 0

    Laguna-Acoma 39, Lordsburg 7

    Lake Arthur 72, Hondo 52

  • Busting Through

    Los Alamos’ Arnoldo Ortiz heads through a hole in the line of scrimmage during last week’s game against the Santa Fe Demons. The Hilltoppers can run their District 2-4A record to 3-0 with a win tonight against the Española Valley Sundevils. Ortiz has rushed for 585 yards in his last three games including 179 yards last week

  • Toppers score three times in...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team earned a solid win in one of its postseason tune-up games Thursday.
    The Hilltoppers shut out a stout opponent in the St. Michael’s Horsemen, taking a 3-0 victory at Brother Abdon Field in Santa Fe.
    Hilltopper leading scorer Amy Neal had a goal and two assists Thursday to help the Hilltopers to the victory in their next-to-last game of the regular season. Los Alamos will play one more contest, Saturday at Aztec, before the Class 4A playoff seedings are announced Sunday.
    Katie Hemphill picked up an assist on Neal’s goal, while Neal handed out assists to both Naomi Movshovich and Leslie Guarello. Bryce Theesfeld earned the shutout victory in goal, stopping four Horsemen shots.

  • Sports Update 10-21-11

    Snow sports conditioning class starting

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is offering a snow sports conditioning class.
    The class is designed to help winter sports participants get in shape for the ski and snowboarding season. The focus will be on cardio and strength training.
    Sessions start Monday and continue through Dec. 21.
    Sessions will run Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7 a.m.
    The class is not geared for beginning exercisers.
    Price for participation is $100 for YMCA members, $135 for nonmembers.
    For more information, call the YMCA at 662-3100 or visit laymca.org on the Internet.

    Skateboard competition is Oct. 29 in White Rock

  • Fishing Report 10-21-11

    Northwest

    Animas River: The flow is 294 cfs. The river is reported as good for trout using various bead-headed nymphs, spinners and worms. Better reports are coming from the upper stretches closer to Colorado on the reservation.

  • St. Pius takes over top 4A girls...

    Here are this week’s Class 4A boys and girls soccer coaches’ polls. Weekly soccer polls are conducted by NMSoccer.com. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Class 4A Girls

        Team     Total pts.    Previous

    1. St. PIus X (11)    123    2
    2. Los Alamos (2)    108    1
    3. Academy            101    4
    4. Farmington           84    3
    5. Piedra Vista          68    6

  • Little movement in 4A polls this...

    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 (16)    169    1
    2. Aztec (1)          144    2
    3. Valencia           132    3
    4. Los Lunas         111    4
    5. Artesia             107    5

  • XC teams at home on Friday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls cross country teams will host a slew of solid competition Friday at Los Alamos Golf Course.
    The Hilltoppers are set to host the Los Alamos Invitational. The junior varsity races are scheduled to start at 3 p.m. with the varsity races getting going at 4:10 p.m.
    Friday’s race will be the first of two straight contests Los Alamos will host at the golf course. Los Alamos is also the home team for this year’s District 2-4A championship meet. That race is scheduled for Oct. 28.
    “They’re really excited,” Hilltopper head coach Kathy Hipwood said. “Everybody gets really excited for the home meet.”