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Today's Sports

  • LA holds on for shutout win over...

    ALBUQUERQUE   —  With its 1-0 victory Thursday over the Roswell Coyotes, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team is in the mix of a suddenly wide-open Class AAAA championship race.

    Los Alamos staved off a furious charge from Roswell at the end of Thursday’s AAAA quarterfinal game to preserve a shutout victory, pulling off a small upset at the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex.

  • LA boys, girls head into 4A...

    As is usually the case, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and Albuquerque Academy Chargers will be the favorites on both the boys and girls sides of the Class AAAA cross country championship meet.

    The AAAA title races are scheduled for Saturday at Rio Rancho High School.

    Both Los Alamos teams should be the mix for a trophy Saturday, but both will have to contend with the Chargers, who will go in as favorites in both races, although they will only be slight favorites in the girls title race.

  • Boys soccer: Hilltoppers to take...

    If the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team felt jilted in any way by not getting a top-four seed for the Class AAAA state tournament, it will have a chance to rectify that Thursday.

    Los Alamos, following its big win over the Goddard Rockets at home Friday, is advancing in the AAAA playoffs to take on Goddard’s cross-town rival, Roswell.

    That quarterfinal game is scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Albuquerque Soccer Complex.

  • Girls soccer: LA meets Taos in...

    On paper, it would look like the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team should be feeling OK heading into its quarterfinal round game Thursday.

    But Hilltopper head coach Jiri Kubicek, a veteran of postseason play, knows better than to count any chickens at this point.

    Los Alamos, the second-seed in the Class AAAA state girls soccer tournament, will take on the seventh-seeded Taos Tigers in Thursday’s quarterfinal round. That game is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex.

  • Cross country: LA wins big again...

    It was another near-perfect performance for the Los Alamos Hilltopper cross country teams at the District 2AAAA championship meet Friday.

    Friday’s meet, the only actual qualifying meet teams have for advancing to the state cross country meet, which takes place this weekend, was hosted this season by Bernalillo.

    As they have since joining District 2AAAA in 2000, both the Hillltopper boys and girls varsity teams dominated. Los Alamos officially swept the decade with its teams’ performances Friday.

  • Boys soccer: LA shuts out...

    Looking at the final score, it would be tough to believe Friday’s boys soccer game was anybody’s contest until late in the second half.

    But the Los Alamos Hilltoppers broke open the game with two goals, one coming at the 67-minute mark and one at the 70-minute mark.

    Those goals made the sailing a lot smoother for the Hilltoppers as they topped the Goddard Rockets 3-0 in the opening round game of the Class AAAA state tournament Friday afternoon at Sullivan Field.

  • Volleyball: Toppers pick up win...

    Despite the best efforts of the Capital Jaguars, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team finished the regular season in style.

    Capital, with little to play for beyond trying to snap Los Alamos’ impressive win streak, kept pace throughout three games Saturday afternoon at Griffith Gymnasium. But Los Alamos would turn back Capital’s upset bid, holding on for a 3-0 victory in the teams’ regular season finale.

  • Football: LA picks up big win in...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team trounced the Española Valley Sundevils on the road Friday night, but that win wouldn’t be enough to keep the Hilltoppers’ district title hopes alive.

    Los Alamos scored 42 unanswered points the first half of Friday night’s game against the Sundevils and allowed only an opening possession Sundevils’ score in the second half to earn the District 2AAAA victory.

  • Volleyball: LA nabs district...

    ESPAÑOLA — While Los Alamos head volleyball coach Garry Maskaly had to work through some nervous energy Wednesday, his team had to work through a couple of slow game starts.

    But everything would work out fine for the Hilltoppers Wednesday night in their next-to-last regular season contest against Española Valley.

  • Sports briefs

    Soccer playoff tickets are $5

    Los Alamos High School announced that tickets for Friday’s Los Alamos-Goddard boys soccer game, a first-round Class AAAA playoff game, will be $5, per New Mexico Activities Association rules. There will not be a student discount as LAHS originally announced.

    Only NMAA-issued passes will be honored. No public schools’ activity passes or IDs will be accepted.

    Atoms, Outlaws fall in title games