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Today's Sports

  • Football: LA meets Taos to open...

    After a rough outing minus several key players, the Los Alamos Hilltopper football will try to bounce back in its District 2AAAA opener.

    Los Alamos was without star running back Raul Rodriguez due to an ankle injury, as well as other three other offensive starters. It scored no offensive points in an 18-2 loss to the Albuquerque Academy Chargers last week.

    Rodriguez isn’t expected back this week.

    Friday, Los Alamos takes on the Taos Tigers. It’s the 2AAAA opener for both schools.

  • Volleyball: LA sweeps Bernalillo...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team ran its record to 2-0 in District 2AAAA play with a 3-0 road win Wednesday night.

    The Hilltoppers got off to a slow start in the first two games of Wednesday’s contest at Bernalillo, but bounced back in both games. In the third game, the Hilltoppers jumped out to a big lead and never looked back.

    Los Alamos won 25-13, 25-14 25-9. It was the second sweep in as many district outings for Los Alamos, which also evened its record on the season to 7-7.

  • Running: Pajarito hosting trail...

    The Pajarito Trail Runs Festival is scheduled for Saturday at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area.

    The event will feature a 10K and a 15-mile run.

    Registration starts at 8 a.m. Saturday. Races start at 9 a.m. and kids' activities start at 9:30 a.m. A kids' fun run will be held at 11:15 a.m.

    Online registration is also open until Friday at www.active.com.

    Proceeds will go to benefit the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

    For more information visit www.highaltitudeathletics.org/ptr.

  • Soccer: Topper boys, girls rout...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls soccer teams were big winners in a District 2AAAA doubleheader Tuesday.

    The two clubs outscored the Bernalillo Spartans by a combined 19-0 in two twilight games at Sullivan Field. The Hilltopper girls thumped the Spartans 9-0 in the opener Tuesday, while the Hilltopper boys needed less than three-quarters of regulation to knock off the Spartans 10-0 in the nightcap.

    Both teams improved to 4-0 in 2AAAA and are atop the district standings with one more round of district games to go.

  • Boys golf: LA finishes 3rd at...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team took third in a nine-team field at Monday’s tournament in Santa Fe.

    The Hilltoppers played at the St. Michael’s Invitational Monday, which took place at the Santa Fe Country Club. They finished with a team score of 363 shots.

    The host St. Michael’s Horsemen won Monday’s event with a team score of 307, easily outdistancing second-place Mesilla Valley Christian, which posted a 335.

  • Cross country: Both Topper JV...

    The Los Alamos junior varsity boys and girls cross country teams both won at Saturday’s Santa Fe Indian School Invitational and both by nearly identical scores.

    Los Alamos’ girls finished with 22 total points at Saturday’s meet, run around the campus of SFIS, while the Los Alamos boys finished with 23 total points. Both teams finished ahead of the host Braves.

  • Health and fitness: Be inspired...

    Another season of the television show “The Biggest Loser” has begun and once again we’re seeing people lose vast amounts of weight week after week. Like that, it seems, 15, 20, 25 or more pounds seem to come flying off people.

    While these shows can be entertaining and — hopefully — inspiring to those looking to lose weight, don’t be fooled by the big weight loss numbers these people are achieving. Losing weight isn’t always that easy or that fast.

  • Sports schedule Oct. 6-10

    Monday

    Golf: Los Alamos at St. Michael’s Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Soccer: Los Alamos at Rio Rancho, boys and girls C team, 4 p.m.

    Football: Los Alamos at St. Pius X, C team, 4:30 p.m.

    Tuesday

    Girls soccer: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.; Pojoaque at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, varsity, 6 p.m.; Pojoaque at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: LAMS at St. Michael’s, seventh and eighth grade, 4 p.m.

    Wednesday

  • Football: Toppers fall at...

    After a tough week on many levels, the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team fell to the Albuquerque Academy Chargers 18-2 Friday afternoon.

    Los Alamos, which had to plug several new players in several key positions on both sides of the ball this week, made some plays Friday against the Class AAA Chargers, but not enough of them.

    “We just didn’t have the speed to get outside,” Los Alamos head coach Bob Scott said. “Had we had a couple of extra people (for the game), it would’ve been different.”

  • Girls cross country: Toppers...

    SANTA FE — While the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team was missing several of its usual starters Saturday, no one seemed to mind too much.

    Los Alamos’ girls finished third at Saturday’s Santa Fe Indian School Invitational, which was run around the athletic facilities on the Indian School campus. Los Alamos finished behind a very tough Class A-AA school, Navajo Pine, and the defending AAAA champion Belen Eagles at the meet.