Today's Sports

  • Soccer: LA girls are 2-seed in...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team thought it had made a strong case for a No. 1 seed, but didn’t know if the state seeding committee would see it that way.

    The Hilltopper boys soccer team suspected if it beat Capital decisively Saturday night it could crack the top four in the state tournament seeding, but might still finish as a five-seed.

    The more pessimistic view turned out to be the right one on both counts.

  • Girls cross country: Toppers...

    If the last two weeks of competition are any indication, the team that wants the Class AAAA state championship is going to have to earn it.

    The two front-running girls cross country squads in the state, Los Alamos and Albuquerque Academy, are just a hair’s breadth away from each other and the state title could come right down to the wire one way or the other.

    The Hilltoppers and Academy’s Chargers faced off for one final time in the 2009 regular season Friday, with the Chargers nipping the Hilltoppers at their home invitational.

  • Football: LA falls in critical...

    BERNALILLO — Fighting the good fight kept the Los Alamos Hilltoppers in Friday night’s game, but it wasn’t enough to keep the team in the thick of the district hunt.

    Los Alamos dropped a big contest Friday night against the Bernalillo Spartans. The Spartans scored on their opening drive and on a late second quarter drive, which was enough to give them a 14-0 victory.

  • Boys soccer: LA knocks off...

    SANTA FE — With just hours before the New Mexico Activities Association met to determine the seeding for the state Class AAAA boys soccer tournament, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers wanted to make sure they made a statement.

    They did, but not enough of one to persuade the seeding committee it was worthy of a first-round bye.

  • Girls soccer: LA routs Capital,...

    SANTA FE — A very good team like the Los Alamos Hilltoppers playing in arguably the worst district in New Mexico, 2AAAA, doesn’t need much to earn a victory.

    It was that way again Saturday night as the Hilltoppers rolled to a 9-0 victory at Jaguar Field in the teams’ girls soccer season finale.

    Despite missing six players Saturday, Los Alamos rolled up five goals in the first half and rarely allowed the Jaguars past the midfield stripe throughout the game.

  • Boys cross country: LA finishes...

    If the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team wants to give the Albuquerque Academy Chargers a run for their money in two weeks, there’s still some work left to do.

    But Los Alamos, which is probably the best-prepared team in the state, week-in and week-out, knows exactly how much work that entails. In fact, the Hilltoppers have quantified it.

  • Gymnastics: Tumblers start...

    The Los Alamos School of Gymnastics Atomic Tumblers will open their regular season Saturday in Santa Fe.

    The Atomic Tumblers will take part in the Monkey Meet, which will be hosted by Santa Fe’s Zia Gymnastics team. The meet is for levels 4-6.

    LASG is scheduled to take part in nine meets between now and Feb. 20, its final meet of the regular competitive season. The state championship meet is scheduled for Feb. 27.

    The Atomic Tumblers will hold two home meets, the Elfin Magic Intersquad Dec. 5 and the Snowflake Invitational Jan. 30.

  • Cross country: LA teams to host...

    While the Los Alamos Invitational is hardly the most important meet of the cross country season, its recent history has suggested it is a tone-setter.

    Los Alamos has sent invitations out to 15 other area teams for the Los Alamos Invitational, which will be held Friday at Los Alamos Golf Course. The meet will be the finale of the regular cross country season for those teams.

    But for the Hilltopper boys and girls teams, they are heading in hoping to continue their groove.

  • Football: Toppers travel to face...

    Although it’s been a rough go in 2009 for the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team, its season is still very much salvageable.

    While Los Alamos has posted just a 2-5 record so far this season, taking some heavy shots to the chin in those five losses, that salvage job can still be handled with a victory Friday on the road. Los Alamos will take on the Bernalillo Spartans Friday night at Bernalillo. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

  • Boys soccer: JV downed by St....

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys junior varsity soccer team was nipped by the St. Pius X Sartans last week.

    Los Alamos fell to St. Pius in their game in Albuquerque by a final of 2-1.

    Against St. Pius, Los Alamos took an early 1-0 lead with Kurt Schramm scoring from 30 yards out on a direct kick which slipped through the Sartan goalkeeper’s hands.

    The Sartans would tie the score later in the first half, then score what would be the game winner with just two seconds remaining in that half.