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Today's Sports

  • Football rolls past ABQ Academy

    ALBUQUERQUE - Saturday’s game against Albuquerque Academy was a must-win for the Los Alamos High School varsity football team, and the Hilltoppers delivered with a 50-0 victory.

    After falling to Del Norte the previous week 51-25, LAHS needed a victory over Academy to remain competitive in the race for District 2, where dropping to 0-2 would have all but eliminated the team.

    Instead, the team sits at 1-1 in the district, and is still alive in the race.

    The Hilltoppers came out with a sense of urgency in this game, and were firing on all cylinders from the opening kickoff.

    LAHS got the scoring started early, as quarterback Dylan Irish, known primarily for his running ability, fired a deep pass across the middle of the field on the team’s first possession.

    The pass was perfect, dropping right into the arms of the wide-open Wyatt Saeger, who was sprinting down the middle of the field for a 69-yard touchdown to give the Hilltoppers a 7-0 lead.

    Carson Schramm came up with an interception on the next Charger possession, setting LAHS up at midfield, and the Hilltoppers took advantage.

    On the first play of the drive, Jack Stewart took a handoff and ran 48 yards for a touchdown, dragging a defender with him the last 15 yards, extending the LAHS lead to 14-0.

  • Register now for YMCA youth...

    YMCA Youth Basketball program registration is open until Oct 24.

    The Family YMCA’s Youth Basketball program is a skills developmental program for youth in grades 1-6 that would like to learn the fundamentals of basketball, team participation and to play a few games.

    Registration for this program is open through Oct. 24. Players will be placed on teams based on their local school and will meet twice a week for practice Nov. 6–Feb. 2.

    Games are on Saturdays Dec. 9–Feb. 3. Teams for grades 1-2 are co-ed, with boys and girls spilt for grades 3-4 and grades 5-6.

    Volunteer coaches, assistant coaches and team parents are needed. The YMCA is also looking for referees for the Saturday games. This is a paid position and applications will be accepted at The YMCA until Nov. 15.

    Price for the basketball season is $120 / $90 for Y Members. This includes team jerseys, gym rentals, practice gear and refs for the games.

  • LAHS golf continues strong start

    The Los Alamos High School golf teams headed to Albuquerque this week, looking to build momentum after strong performances in Grants at their previous competition.

    Both teams walked away with positives, as the boys won the tournament, and the girls had two competitors earn state qualifying scores.

    This was the best event of the season so far for the boys golf team, which claimed the team title and had the top two individual competitors at the Valley and Cibola Invitational, held at the Ladera Golf Course.

    Henry Poston was the indivudal leader in the clubhouse, shooting a 73, while his teammate Jacob Benelli finished right behind him with a score of 74.

    The scores for LAHS’ other golfers were highly impressive, as Davis Johnson finished with a score of 77, as did Logan Bishop. Sean Rau finished right behind them with a score of 78, while Brandan Duran finished with an 81.

    The boys won the tournament quite easily, finishing with an overall score of 301. Second-place finisher La Cueva High School finished 21 strokes back with a score of 322, and third-place Albuquerque Academy finished with a score of 336.

  • Atomic City Update: Cross...

    Playing a low-profile sport isn’t always the easiest thing to do in high school. Unless you’re playing football, soccer, basketball or baseball, you do all the hard work, put in all the long hours, yet you receive little credit or accolades.

    I know firsthand how difficult that can be. As a swimmer in high school, few people outside of the swim parents ever attended the meets, and people around school didn’t realize how big of a deal it was for us to beat a rival school. It just wasn’t at the top of mind like football games were.

    It is also hard for sports that don’t compete in town very often. That’s why I think it’s important for everyone to support the Los Alamos High School cross country teams when they compete at the Los Alamos County Golf Course next weekend.

    This is the team’s only home meet of the season, and it is the last regular season meet before the team heads to the district competition.

    Throughout the fall, the community has had the opportunity to watch athletes compete in football, soccer and volleyball in town, and now the cross country athletes deserve the same type of support.

  • Lobos O-line named a top unit...

    Twenty-one offensive lines were named to the Joe Moore Mid-Season Honor Roll by the Foundation for Teamwork, and The University of New Mexico's unit was one of the 21 that made the list, as was announced today in New York. Of the 21 units honored, 16 reside in the current AP Top 25, and combined the teams have a record of 100-19.

    The Lobo offensive line has been anchored by two seniors in Rimington candidate Blaise Fountain at center and Avery Jordan at left tackle. Junior Aaron Jenkins at right guard has, like Fountain and Jordan, started all five games. UNM's other two spots have seen shared duty. Charlie Grammel, Ray Baylor III and Chris Estrella have all started at left guard, and Izrael Castellanos and Teton Saltes have started at right tackle.

    UNM's offensive line has certainly improved as the season has wore on, with UNM's rushing yardage total going up in each of the last four games. The Lobos are currently 12th nationally in rushing yards per game, averaging 266.8 yards per game. The Lobos are the only team in the country to have finished in the top 10 in rushing in each of the last five seasons.

  • LAHS cross country prepares for...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper varsity boys cross country team finished in third place in Northglenn, Colo., last weekend, while the girls were unable to finish because of lightning in the area. Shawn Williams, seen here, finished the race in 17 minutes, 13 seconds. The team now shifts its focus to the home meet, which will take place at Los Alamos County's golf course Oct. 20. This will be the team's final regular season meet this year.

  • Volleyball falls to Capital at...

    In Duke City Soccer League action at the NM State Soccer Complex in Bernalillo, the Boys U11 LAFC Krypton Lasers had a successful weekend, winning two games to even their record at 3-3.

    In the first game against the Albuquerque Westside Bears, the Lasers went down early 1-0, but stormed back, winning 5-2. Tyron Pietryga started things off by assisting on a Dhruv Thulasidasan goal. Sammy Brown-Salazar then scored a goal off of a ricochet, followed by another goal from an assist by James Ito to go up 3-1 at halftime.

    At the start of the 2nd half, the Bears scored to make it 3-2, but Taelin Stanfield dribbled through the Bears defense and put the ball past the keeper to make it 4-2. Off a corner kick from Thulasidasan, Brendan French curled a 30-yard high shot over the keeper’s outstretched arms to seal the victory. Hayden
    Watkins had a strong first half in goal, while Liam Cunningham made some key diving saves in the second half.

    In the second match, the Lasers fell behind 2-0 in the first half to the Rio Rapids Sounders. The Lasers re-grouped in the 2nd half and converted a penalty kick by Brown-Salazar. Stanfield and Cam McDonald solidified the defense and Thulasidasan, in his first start in goal, held the Sounders scoreless in the second half.

  • U11 soccer Krypton Lasers win...

    In Duke City Soccer League action at the NM State Soccer Complex in Bernalillo, the Boys U11 LAFC Krypton Lasers had a successful weekend, winning two games to even their record at 3-3.

    In the first game against the Albuquerque Westside Bears, the Lasers went down early 1-0, but stormed back, winning 5-2. Tyron Pietryga started things off by assisting on a Dhruv Thulasidasan goal. Sammy Brown-Salazar then scored a goal off of a ricochet, followed by another goal from an assist by James Ito to go up 3-1 at halftime.

    At the start of the 2nd half, the Bears scored to make it 3-2, but Taelin Stanfield dribbled through the Bears defense and put the ball past the keeper to make it 4-2. Off a corner kick from Thulasidasan, Brendan French curled a 30-yard high shot over the keeper’s outstretched arms to seal the victory. Hayden
    Watkins had a strong first half in goal, while Liam Cunningham made some key diving saves in the second half.

    In the second match, the Lasers fell behind 2-0 in the first half to the Rio Rapids Sounders. The Lasers re-grouped in the 2nd half and converted a penalty kick by Brown-Salazar. Stanfield and Cam McDonald solidified the defense and Thulasidasan, in his first start in goal, held the Sounders scoreless in the second half.

  • Fishing Report 10-13-17

    Bluewater Lake: Diego Artiaga, 6, of Albuquerque, caught a 38-inch, 15-pound, tiger muskie Oct. 8. It was his first cast and he was using a large spoon.
    Eagle Nest Lake: Tommy Ledoux, of Cimarron, caught a 44-inch, 24-pound northern pike Oct. 6. He was fishing from the bank and using a big lure.
    Elephant Butte Lake: Carlton Earley, Jr., of El Paso, caught the biggest smallmouth bass of his life Oct. 7. He was jigging for white bass with live bait near Rattlesnake Island.
    Fenton Lake: Patricia Scanlon, of Albuquerque, caught a 21-inch, 4-pound rainbow trout Oct. 9. She was using a homemade white mop and fishing from the bank.
    Navajo Lake: Brian Stangel, of Albuquerque, caught and released a 5.31-pound largemouth bass Oct. 6. He was using a Juice Custom Baits swim jig. Charlie Estep, of Colorado, caught and released a 4.44-pound smallmouth bass Oct. 7. He was using a Strike King KVD jerk bait.
    Seven Springs Brood Pond: Kashmir McCoy, 7, William McCoy, 9, and Lennon McCoy, 3, of El Paso, caught their limits of trout Oct. 3. Kashmir and Lennon were using PowerBait and Fire Balls while William was using a silver and white Aglia dressed Mepps spinner. Logan Cajete, 6, of Albuquerque, caught his first limit of trout including an 18-inch rainbow Oct. 6. He was using salmon eggs under a bobber and a brown Tasmanian Devil.
     

  • LAHS cross country heads to...

    The Los Alamos High School cross country teams headed to Northglenn, Colorado, this past weekend hoping to continue building momentum as the season moves along.

    While the varsity boys were able to do that with a third-place finish, the varsity girls were unable to finish their race due to lightning in the area.

    The conditions were less than optimal for the runners, as they battled heavy winds throughout the event, as gusts reached over 40 miles per hour.

    The wind could not stop LAHS’ top runner, freshman Rafael Sanchez, from having another great outing, as he finished in sixth place with a time of 16:16. He was with the top group of runners for the entire race, as he was just four seconds away from the fourth place finisher.

    LAHS’ runners impressed at the meet, as the finishers that followed Sanchez all improved on their times from the previous meet at Albuquerque Academy in late September.

    Joshua Strevell finished with a time of 16:47, which was good for 24th place. Steven Strevell finished in 17:02, which earned him 34th place. Duncan Fuehne finished right behind him with a time of 17:05, and Kevin Parkinson finished in 37th place with a time of 17:07.