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Today's Sports

  • Boys cross country: LA finishes...

    If the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team wants to give the Albuquerque Academy Chargers a run for their money in two weeks, there’s still some work left to do.

    But Los Alamos, which is probably the best-prepared team in the state, week-in and week-out, knows exactly how much work that entails. In fact, the Hilltoppers have quantified it.

  • Gymnastics: Tumblers start...

    The Los Alamos School of Gymnastics Atomic Tumblers will open their regular season Saturday in Santa Fe.

    The Atomic Tumblers will take part in the Monkey Meet, which will be hosted by Santa Fe’s Zia Gymnastics team. The meet is for levels 4-6.

    LASG is scheduled to take part in nine meets between now and Feb. 20, its final meet of the regular competitive season. The state championship meet is scheduled for Feb. 27.

    The Atomic Tumblers will hold two home meets, the Elfin Magic Intersquad Dec. 5 and the Snowflake Invitational Jan. 30.

  • Cross country: LA teams to host...

    While the Los Alamos Invitational is hardly the most important meet of the cross country season, its recent history has suggested it is a tone-setter.

    Los Alamos has sent invitations out to 15 other area teams for the Los Alamos Invitational, which will be held Friday at Los Alamos Golf Course. The meet will be the finale of the regular cross country season for those teams.

    But for the Hilltopper boys and girls teams, they are heading in hoping to continue their groove.

  • Football: Toppers travel to face...

    Although it’s been a rough go in 2009 for the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team, its season is still very much salvageable.

    While Los Alamos has posted just a 2-5 record so far this season, taking some heavy shots to the chin in those five losses, that salvage job can still be handled with a victory Friday on the road. Los Alamos will take on the Bernalillo Spartans Friday night at Bernalillo. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

  • Boys soccer: JV downed by St....

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys junior varsity soccer team was nipped by the St. Pius X Sartans last week.

    Los Alamos fell to St. Pius in their game in Albuquerque by a final of 2-1.

    Against St. Pius, Los Alamos took an early 1-0 lead with Kurt Schramm scoring from 30 yards out on a direct kick which slipped through the Sartan goalkeeper’s hands.

    The Sartans would tie the score later in the first half, then score what would be the game winner with just two seconds remaining in that half.

  • Fencing: Hill wins epee in Santa...

    Los Alamos Fencing Club members had big showings at Thursday’s Clark Street Brawl.

    LAFC fencers took three of the top five places in the senior open epee event at the Clark Street Brawl, which was held in Santa Fe. The brawl was hosted by the New Mexico Fencing Foundation.

    A pair of LAFC members, Tom Hill and Dominic Peterson both advanced to the final round of the senior men’s epee. In the gold medal bout, Hill survived a late comeback by Peterson, who was down 14-12 but tied the score late. Hill won the bout 15-14.

  • Boys soccer: LA blanked by La...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team had another rough outing against the La Cueva Bears Tuesday.

    The Hilltoppers, who have struggled against the Bears in the teams’ recent meetings, struggled again Tuesday in Albuquerque, falling to the Bears 6-0 in a nondistrict contest.

    In the last three meetings with La Cueva, starting in 2007, Los Alamos has been outscored by a combined 18-0.

  • Cross country: Topper teams have...

    All of the Los Alamos Hilltopper sub-varsity boys and girls cross country teams placed in the top three at this weekend’s Rio Rancho Jamboree.

    The Los Alamos C team girls won their team competition Saturday at Rio Rancho, just missing out on a perfect score. The junior varsity girls took second behind Albuquerque Academy, while the boys JV and C team both finished third in their team competitions.

  • Cross country: LA boys, girls...

    With the Los Alamos Hilltopper cross country teams heading into the final stretch of their season, they are starting to put up the numbers they’re looking for to make a postseason push.

    Saturday, Los Alamos traveled to the Rio Rancho Jamboree, one of the largest regular season meets in the state, and grabbed two big finishes in the big school races.

    The Hilltopper boys finished third overall in the team standings, behind only the Albuquerque Academy Chargers and the Sandia Matadors, two very good Albuquerque-area programs.

  • Girls soccer: LA earns 2AAAA...

    There wasn’t a lot of celebration following Saturday afternoon’s girls soccer game, despite the Hilltoppers’ clinching their fourth-straight district championship.

    Los Alamos is well aware that there are bigger fish to fry.

    Saturday at Sullivan Field, Los Alamos scored four goals in the second half to break open the District 2AAAA contest against the visiting Bernalillo Spartans. Shaina Riciputi scored twice in the second half as the Hilltoppers dominated the Spartans, winning 6-0.