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Today's Sports

  • Girls soccer: LA gets shut out...

    If Los Alamos’ girls soccer team wants to make a run in the state Class AAAA playoffs, head coach Jiri Kubicek said it will need to make more plays than it did Tuesday.

    Los Alamos had plenty of chances to take a lead in the first half, then another two chances to get back into the game late in the second half. But for all those chance, the Hilltoppers came up empty.

    Albuquerque Academy picked up a big win at home over the Hilltoppers Tuesday, winning an important nondistrict Class AAAA game 2-0. Academy’s Chargers picked up goals in each half to earn the victory.

  • Volleyball: Toppers stun...

    SANTA FE — Perez-Shelley Gymnasium hasn’t exactly been home away from home for the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team.

    More often than not, the storied gym smack-dab in the middle of the main building on St. Michael’s campus has been unwelcoming to the Hilltoppers, as has its primary resident, the Horsemen volleyball team.

    Not so much Tuesday night, however.

  • Boys soccer: LA scores 3 quick...

    A week earlier, the St. Michael’s Horsemen took a big lead at the half over the Los Alamos Hilltoppers in a boys soccer contest.

    It was a lead the Horsemen very nearly squandered.

    The Hilltoppers didn’t want that to happen to them Tuesday.

    Los Alamos jumped out to an unexpected 3-0 lead in the first half over the dangerous Albuquerque Academy Chargers at Sullivan Field, taking advantage of the Chargers’ defensive struggles to clear the ball.

  • Soccer: LA, Academy square off...

    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls soccer teams renew a long-standing rivalry this afternoon against the Albuquerque Academy Chargers.

    The Hilltopper girls will travel to Albuquerque to face the Chargers, while the Hilltopper boys will host the Chargers at Sullivan Field.

    Academy’s boys and girls eliminated both Los Alamos’ teams at the 2007 Class AAAA playoffs, the last time the teams met.

  • Bodybuilding contest results

    Hilario Leyba, Chris Host and Clarita Grant were the top finishers in the open divisions at Saturday’s OCB Southern Rockies Natural Bodybuilding, Figure and Fitness Competition.

    The competition was held Saturday at the Duane Smith Auditorium.

    Leyba was the top bodybuilder in the men’s lightweight open competition, while Host won the men’s heavyweight division and Grant was the top placer in the women’s open bodybuilding competition.

    In open figure competition, Ila Reed was the overall winner. Kim Ortiz won the fitness model competition.

  • Volleyball: Toppers top Hobbs at...

    Although the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team won just one of three contests at last weekend’s Zia Classic, head coach Diana Stokes was generally happy with what she saw.

    Los Alamos topped Class AAAAA Hobbs 3-0 in bracket play. That win was sandwiched in between losses to Ruidoso, 3-1, and Las Vegas Robertson, 3-2.

    The Zia Classic was co-hosted by Roswell and Goddard High Schools.

    “It was an overall good weekend,” Stokes said. “Every team we faced was a challenge and the girls worked hard.”

  • Sports schedule Sept. 15-20

    Monday

    Football: Los Alamos at Moriarty, C-team, 4 p.m.

    Tuesday

    Boys soccer: Albuquerque Academy at Los Alamos, varsity, JV 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: Los Alamos at St. Michael’s, C-team 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., varsity 6:30 p.m.; LAMS at West Las Vegas, seventh and eighth grade, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Academy, varsity, JV, 4:30 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Volleyball: LAMS at Pecos, seventh and eighth grade, 4 p.m.

    Cross country: LAMS at Edgewood Invite, boys and girls seventh and eighth grade, TBA.

    Thursday

  • Boys soccer wins two; volleyball...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team bounced back from an opening round loss Thursday to win two straight contests at the Albuquerque Academy Invitational.

    Los Alamos finished fifth in the Academy tournament, which started Thursday and concluded Saturday. Los Alamos knocked off Farmington 4-0 in the consolation semifinals Friday, then topped Las Cruces 4-1 in the fifth-place game Saturday morning.

  • Girls soccer: LA wins two at...

    With the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team in a scoring funk, head coach Jiri Kubicek is hoping a couple of good solid offensive outings will help set things straight.

    Those came in the final two games of the weekend.

    Los Alamos scored a combined eight goals in Friday’s and Saturday’s contests en route to a fifth-place finish at the Albuquerque Academy Invitational.

  • Cross country: Boys finish 2nd...

    In the state of New Mexico or outside of it, one thing seems to be certain: Los Alamos and Albuquerque Academy are among the best around in boys cross country.

    As they did a week earlier at the heavily-attended University of New Mexico Invitational, Academy and Los Alamos went 1-2 at the Liberty Bell Invitational. That meet was held at Littleton, Colo., Friday.

    Los Alamos’ boys finished with 114 team points, second only to Academy’s 72. Both finished well ahead of third-place Regis’ (Colo.) 169 points.