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Today's Sports

  • Boys soccer: Toppers blank...

    After a one-year hiatus, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team got back to championship form Thursday.

    The Hilltoppers reclaimed the District 2AAAA championship Thursday with their 6-0 win over the Bernalillo Spartans. With the win, the Hilltoppers clinched all conceivable tiebreakers over the second-place Capital Jaguars.

    Forward Daniel Rodriguez scored a pair of goals in Thursday’s game and four others got in the scoring action at Bernalillo to lead the Hilltoppers (13-4 overall, 6-0 in 2AAAA) to the win and recapturing of the championship won by Taos in 2007.

  • Girls soccer: LA clinches...

    Despite winning a district championship Thursday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team has bigger fish to fry.

    And head coach Jiri Kubicek knows the Hilltoppers will have to turn up the heat if they want to fry them properly.

    “It was some kind of sluggish game (Thursday),” Kubicek said of his team’s 7-0 win at Bernalillo. “We scored a couple of goals in the first four minutes. After that, we didn’t do much.”

  • Running: Runners grab decisive...

    The Hansons were quicker than the rest of the field.

    At Saturday’s Pajarito Trail Runs, held on Pajarito Mountain, Hans Hanson and Susan Hanson were both winners in the 10-kilometer race.

    Hans Hanson won the 10K by more than 12 minutes over the next-closest competitor, Day Frostenson, while Susan Hanson won the women’s 10K by more than four minutes over Kay Ulrich.

    In all, 110 runners braved the elements and very difficult trail courses in Saturday’s race.

  • Volleyball: LA earns sweep,...

    With the District 2AAAA lead on the line Wednesday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team turned in what may have been its most complete performance of the season.

    The Hilltoappers rolled through the first two games of Wednesday’s contest against the Capital Jaguars, then came back from an early deficit in game three to pick up a big district sweep.

    Los Alamos had a big showing at the net while its defense handled the Capital offense well in a 25-13, 25-19, 25-20 win at Griffith Gymnasium.

  • Sports schedule Oct. 15-18

    Wednesday

    Volleyball: Capital at Los Alamos, C team 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., varsity 6:30 p.m.

    Thursday

    Football: LAMS at DeVargas, 4 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, varsity 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, varsity 6 p.m.

    Friday

    Football: Farmington at Los Alamos, varsity 6 p.m.

    Saturday

    Volleyball: Los Alamos at Taos, C team 11 a.m., JV noon, varsity 1:30 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Taos at Los Alamos, varsity 11 a.m.; Los Alamos at Santa Fe Prep, JV 1 p.m.; Rio Rancho at Los Alamos, C team 1 p.m.

  • Girls soccer: LA crushes another...

    SANTA FE — You can’t predict the weather, but the District 2AAAA girls soccer race is  pretty much a foregone conclusion.

    Had everything gone according to schedule, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers would have been celebrating their fourth-straight district title with Tuesday’s 10-0 romp of the Capital Jaguars.

  • Boys soccer: Toppers blank Jags...

    SANTA FE — On a cold, damp field on which it has struggled the past two seasons, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team cleared its final big hurdle to returning the top of District 2AAAA.

    And it did so in dominant fashion.

    The Hilltoppers trounced the Capital Jaguars 4-0 Tuesday night at Jaguar Field, putting them just one win away from recapturing the District 2AAAA championship they felt they squandered in 2007.

  • Golf: Krantz/Rokop lead LA...

    A pair of Los Alamos teams had solid showings at the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association’s final event of the 2008 season.

    The NNMSMGA Team Tournament was held Oct. 1-2 at Twin Warriors Golf Course in Bernalillo.

    Ron Krantz and Don Rokop finished second in the second flight to the team of John Garcia/Sol Zamora by one stroke. Krantz/Rokop shot a combined 154 net score.

    The top team in the first flight was Isaac Herrera/Simon Suina, which won with a net score of 136. Both Herrera and Suina are from Cochiti Pueblo.

  • Volleyball: LA knocks off...

    A long delay in the fourth game didn’t slow the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team down very much in a critical District 2AAAA match Saturday.

    With Los Alamos up by double-digits in the fourth game, the lights at Española Valley’s Edward Medina Gymnasium went out due to a nearby thunderstorm. They remained off for 2-1/2 hours.

    But after the delay — and a 15-minute warm-up period for both teams — the Hilltoppers finished off game four and the match, winning 19-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-14.

  • 'Toppers show Tigers no love

    It's always hard to see your team lose, but it's even worse when your home team is completely obliterated. Such was the case for the unhappy Taos Tiger fans as they left the field on Friday night following a visit from the Hilltopper football team. In their first 2AAAA game, the Hilltoppers left the Tigers scoreless, as they went on to a 48-0 win.