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Today's Sports

  • Girls soccer: LA falls 1-0 in...

    BERNALILLO — Starting the offense wasn’t the problem. Closing the deal was.

    At the end of a first half that was completely dominated by the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team, the Hilltoppers had nothing to show for it. They would pay in the second half for being unable to finish what they’d started in the first half.

    Albuquerque Academy’s Bridget Hill scored the only goal of the Class AAAA girls soccer state championship in the latter part of the second half to give Academy’s Chargers a 1-0 win.

  • Boys cross country: Toppers...

    RIO RANCHO — Anyone looking for a microcosm of Saturday’s Class AAAA boys cross country race need look no further than the race for sixth place.

    Anthony Lauriello of Albuquerque Academy had about 10 meters on Los Alamos’ Nat Gustafson with about 50 meters to go.

    But Gustafson’s kick had Lauriello scrambling to the finish line. Gustafson dove for the tape with two meters to go.

    And Gustafson and Lauriello tied to the hundredth of a second on the clock.

  • Girls cross country: LA takes...

    RIO RANCHO — Pulling off the upset proved to be too tall of an order for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team Saturday.

    Los Alamos had high hopes of knocking off the top-ranked Albuquerque Academy Chargers at Saturday’s state Class AAAA cross country championship, but Academy, which has been the AAAA favorites virtually since day one held on to take top honors.

    Saturday’s race was run around the campus of Rio Rancho High School, finishing at the 50-yard line of Rio Rancho’s football field.

  • Volleyball: LA wins 2AAAA tourney

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team could hardly be heading into state on a better note.

    After going 7-1 in the District 2AAAA regular season, earning the regular season title, the Hilltoppers had to sit around for a week and wait to see who they would play in the 2AAAA championship match Saturday.

    Finally, Los Alamos found out it would face the Capital Jaguars for the third time this season. And Saturday, for the third time this season, the Hilltoppers came away with a 3-0 win.

  • 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.