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Today's Sports

  • Volleyball: Toppers fall in...

    The debut for Garry Maskaly and the 2009 Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team didn’t go as well as they might have hoped Saturday.

    Los Alamos picked up a win in the opening game of its season and narrowly lost a hotly-contested game two, but the Pojoaque Elks were in control the balance of the contest, picking up a 3-1 victory at Griffith Gymnasium.

    After surviving a late rally from the Elks, the Hilltoppers grabbed a win in the first game, but the Elks swept the next three games to earn the 23-25, 25-21, 25-15, 25-13 win.

  • Boys soccer: LA takes fifth at...

    The drought will continue for at least one more year.

    It took only one round to ensure the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team won’t win its own tournament, the Louie Cernicek Memorial Invitational, in the 2009 season. The Hilltoppers were dropped from the championship side of the bracket with an opening round loss to the Clovis Wildcats Friday morning.

  • Boys soccer: LA likes its...

    To say that the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team is looking forward to the 2009 season would be something of an understatement.

    Following a big season in 2008, the Hilltoppers like their chances to make a push to a state title in 2009. They feel good about this season despite some key losses to graduation after last season.

    “I’m excited,” Los Alamos head coach Evan Gartz said. “I’ve known we’d improve. Every year we get better and better. This year is no exception.”

  • Girls soccer: LA downs St. Mike...

    All anybody could do was watch.

    A slow, bouncing shot off the foot of Hilltopper striker Saya Shimada took its time, but it found the St. Michael’s net in overtime Saturday.

    Following a terrific run through traffic, Los Alamos’ Summer Shelley bounced a pass in the general direction of Shimada, who got just enough of the ball to get it passed St. Michael’s goalkeeper Sally Feldwert and over the line to give the Hilltoppers a 1-0 win and the championship of the Los Alamos Girls Soccer Invitational.

  • Golf: LAGC course manager...

    A pair of out-of-towners and a course veteran are in the running for the top job at Los Alamos Golf Course.

    Michael Phillips, assistant course professional at LAGC is one of the three finalists for the LAGC manager’s job, along with Jeff Kent from nearby Towa Golf Course and Steve Wickliffe from far away Old Works Golf Course in Anaconda, Mont.

    The new manager, which will take over for retired LAGC manager Dennis McCloskey, could be announced sometime this month.

  • Girls soccer: Toppers open their...

    There are some new faces around the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls varsity soccer team heading into the 2009 season.

    Early on, the challenge will be to find a replacement for one of the faces that departed.

    Los Alamos opens its 2009 season Friday morning when it hosts the Los Alamos Girls Soccer Invitational. Los Alamos will play in pool A with Ruidoso and Kirtland Central, while Aztec, St. Michael’s and Capital will compete in pool B. All tournament games are scheduled to be played at Sullivan Field.

  • Boys soccer: LAHS grad to play...

    Los Alamos High School 2009 graduate Will Schoonover will continue his soccer career into the college ranks.

    Schoonover, a top utility player in his career who spent much of his senior season at the fullback position, is starting his preseason workouts with Hardin-Simmons University.

    Schoonover finished his senior year with 7 goals and 4 assists. His 18 points made him the fifth-leading scorer on the team despite playing the majority of his 2008 minutes on the Hilltoppers’ back line.

  • 16th kids triathlon results

    Nearly 120 young athletes took part in Sunday’s Los Alamos Kids Triathlon.

    The kids triathlon, which celebrated its 16th year this year, was held in and around Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. The event is for participants 14 years of age and younger.

    Each of the five age groups had different lengths of bike, running and swim legs in the non-continuous event.

    Here are the results from Sunday’s Los Alamos Kids Triathlon. Results are listed as bike time, run time, swim time, total time. Athletes are from Los Alamos unless otherwise indicated.

  • Tennis: Whicker is double winner...

    Matt Whicker took top honors in the men’s singles draw and half the top honor in the men’s doubles draw at this weekend’s Los Alamos Tennis Club Tournament.

    The tournament was held Saturday and Sunday at Urban Park. It included players from all across northern New Mexico, some coming as far away as Moriarty and Rio Rancho.

    Whicker took a three-set victory in the men’s final, coming back from a set down against Kent Brown. Brown took the opening set 6-3, but Whicker swept the final two sets to take the title, 6-3, 6-3.

  • Sports update

    Meeting for mid-school tennis set for Wednesday

    An organizational meeting for the middle school club tennis team is scheduled for Wednesday.

    The meeting is for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students interested in playing fall tennis, along with parents of interested players. It is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Mesa Tennis Courts, located directly behind Sullivan Field.

    For more information on the girls tennis club, call Bruce Cottrell at 660-1440. For more information on the boys tennis club, call Giri Raichur at 310-0429.