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Today's Sports

  • Football: LA tops Capital to...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team pulled out a wild contest Friday night to earn back the District 2AAAA championship it lost a year ago.

    After jumping out to a big 14-0 lead early on, Los Alamos surrendered 28 straight points to the defending champion Capital Jaguars. But the Hilltoppers bounced back, scoring 19 unanswered points of their own to win 33-28 and reclaim the coveted 2AAAA title.

  • Boys soccer: LA knocked out in...

    BERNALILLO — With a No. 2 seed and coming off a big win in its previous game, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team had high hopes heading into Thursday’s Class AAAA semifinal.

    But those hopes were dashed quickly by the Albuquerque Academy Chargers.

    The Chargers scored a pair of first-half goals and were content to play a stalemate contest with the Hilltoppers the rest of the way, take a 2-0 decision at the State Farm Soccer Complex.

  • Girls soccer: LA tops Volcano...

    BERNALILLO — Like the Association’s song, everybody at Thursday’s state girls soccer semifinal knew it was windy.

    Both the defenses from Los Alamos and Volcano Vista found that out the hard way in each half, but the Hilltopper offense was able to come through with a pair of goals in the second half to knock off the Hawks 3-1 and advance to tonight’s Class AAAA championship game.

  • Girls soccer: LA tops Volcano...

    BERNALILLO — Like the Association’s song, everybody at Thursday’s state girls soccer semifinal knew it was windy.

    Both the defenses from Los Alamos and Volcano Vista found that out the hard way in each half, but the Hilltopper offense was able to come through with a pair of goals in the second half to knock off the Hawks 3-1 and advance to tonight’s Class AAAA championship game.

  • Boys soccer: LA knocked out in...

    BERNALILLO — With a No. 2 seed and coming off a big win in its previous game, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team had high hopes heading into Thursday’s Class AAAA semifinal.

    But those hopes were dashed quickly by the Albuquerque Academy Chargers.

    The Chargers scored a pair of first-half goals and were content to play a stalemate contest with the Hilltoppers the rest of the way, take a 2-0 decision at the State Farm Soccer Complex.

  • Wood, Saga win Yum Run

    Blake Wood celebrated his 50th birthday by winning the Fourth Annual Ruby Ks Yum Run, held Oct. 18.

    Wood won with an unadjusted time of 17:16, although he did not need the 2 minute, 16 second adjustment in the age-handicapped race. Wood finished 10 seconds ahead of second-place crosser Hans Hanson. But the comparatively young Hanson dropped to fifth as the older Bill Crooks, Jeff Johnson, and Clay Mosely all topped him after age adjustment.

    In the women’s division, Vikki Saga won with an adjusted time of 19:11.

  • Lake wins three times at meet

    Los Alamos swimmer Dylan Lake won three finals at the Duke City Spooktacular held Oct. 25-26 in Albuquerque.

    Lake took top honors in the senior 50-meter freestyle, mixed senior 400 individual medley and senior 50 meter butterfly. Along with those, he also finished second in the 500 freestyle and 200 breaststroke.

    Sammi Kao of Los Alamos finished third in the 200 butterfly and fourth in a pair of events, while Justin Tripp was third in the 500 freestyle and Alisa Romero was sixth in the 1650 freestyle.

  • Rugby team plays in Colorado

    Local rugby player Liz Dinkel will travel to Laramie, Wyo., for a Friday tryout for the Eastern Rockies Rugby Football Union Women’s Under-23 Select Side.

    Dinkel plays for the Los Alamos Under-19 women’s Rugby Club team, which recently qualified to play in Denver for third place in the Eastern Rockies Rugby Football Union tournament.

    Team organizers felt these were big accomplishments for a team which will only be losing two starters next season.

  • Football: Toppers blank...

    Corey Clark made his presence felt in his first two quarters back from suspension.

    Clark, a wingback for the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team, scored three times in the first half Friday as the Hilltoppers hammered the Española Valley Sundevils in an important District 2AAAA contest.

    Los Alamos scored six touchdowns before the halftime break and a seventh as the third quarter expired to top the Sundevils 48-0 at Sullivan Field.

  • Volleyball: LA nabs district...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team didn’t want to make its road to a state playoff berth anymore of an uphill climb than it had already become.

    Los Alamos swept its match with Capital Saturday and grabbed the District 2AAAA regular season title with its 25-15, 25-22, 25-15 win. More importantly, the Hilltoppers guaranteed themselves a spot in the Class AAAA playoffs by virtue of the win.