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Today's Sports

  • Cross country: Hawks win all...

    In its inaugural season opener Wednesday, the Los Alamos Middle School cross country teams won all four divisions.  

    The meet, held at Pecos Middle School, included 15 teams.

    Both the Hawk seventh grade girls and boys teams scored 67 points in their wins to take the program’s first race.

    The Hawk seventh-grade girls were led by Emily Pittman and Eliana Riciputi, who finished first and third overall.

    Gus Saeger, Keegan Bernstein and Mike Walker, who came in fifth, ninth and 10th places, led the seventh-grade boys.

  • Running: Wangler is tops on...

    Tom Wangler was a dual winner at Tuesday night’s pace race.

    Wangler was not only the fastest finisher on the 1-mile course but the best predictor on the course as well.

    Tuesday’s pace race was held on trails near Pajarito Acres in White Rock. The pace race is a weekly event put on by the Atomic City Roadrunners.

    Wangler missed his pre-race prediction by just 29 seconds, the best predictor on the short course, and finished the course in 14 minutes, 31 seconds.

    The top predictor of the night was Ted Williams, who raced on the 3-mile course Tuesday.

  • Girls soccer: Bulldawgs top LA...

    ALBUQUERQUE — For the second straight game, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team held an opponent scoreless through the duration.

    And for the second straight game, the Hilltoppers had nothing to show for it.

    Los Alamos blanked the Las Cruces Bulldawgs in their first round game of the Albuquerque Academy Invitational Thursday but couldn’t come up with a tally on the other end.

  • Boys soccer: LA falls to...

    ALBUQUERQUE — In the first round of the Albuquerque Academy Invitational, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team was blanked by the Mayfield Trojans.

    Mayfield scored twice in the first half Thursday and added another goal in the second half to top the Hilltoppers 3-0 in the tournament’s first round.

    Joshua Quintana, Trevor Gibbons and AJ Marquez all scored for the Class AAAAA Trojans in Thursday’s first round contest.

    The Trojans are currently ranked second in Class AAAAA. They advance in the championship bracket to take on Sandia Prep today.

  • All-road weekend for Hilltopper...

    Los Alamos’ teams are climbing the bus, or van, this weekend.

    The teams will be scattered everywhere from just down U.S. 285, as far south as Roswell and as far north as Denver.

    The Hilltopper cross country squads will be in Colorado for a tough race, volleyball heads to the Zia Classic, co-hosted by Roswell and Goddard High Schools, and both the boys and girls soccer teams will be in Albuquerque.

    Only the Hilltopper football team will have a short jaunt as it takes on week two opponent Santa Fe.

    Cross country

  • Volleyball: Topper girls are in...

    Here are this week’s volleyball polls. Polling is done by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    NOTE: Not enough votes were received for a Class 3A poll this week.

    Class 5A

       Team     Total pts.  Pvs.

    1. Rio Rancho (5)  76    1

    2. Las Cruces (1)  67    2

    3. La Cueva (1) 54    3

    4. Mayfield    50    4

    5. Gadsden    43    7

  • Boys soccer: Late Topper...

    SANTA FE — Generally speaking, 4-0 leads in soccer are pretty safe.

    But there was nothing safe about St. Michael’s 4-0 halftime lead over the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team during Friday’s contest at Brother Abdon Field.

    A rather improbable comeback by the Hilltoppers, however would fall just short. It wasn’t for lack of trying, though.

    Los Alamos came within inches of clawing its way back from a four-goal deficit with under 15 minutes to play, but St. Michael’s Horsemen held on for a 5-4 nondistrict win Tuesday.

  • Football: LA stays at fifth in...

    Here are this week’s football polls. Polling is done by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Class 5A

       Team     Total pts.  Pvs.

    1. Las Cruces (7)  124    1

    2. Mayfield (6)   123    2

    3. La Cueva    95    4

    4. Sandia    73    6

    5. Eldorado    72    5

    6. Clovis    68    3

  • Sports schedule Sept. 9-13

    Tuesday

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at St. Michael's, varsity, JV, 4 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Moreno Valley, C-team, 3 p.m.

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

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Moreno Valley, C-team, 5 p.m.

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

    Thursday

    Football: Pojoaque at LAMS, 3 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos vs. Las Cruces at Albuquerque Academy Invite, TBA; East Mountain at Los Alamos, C-team, 4 p.m.

  • Cross country: JV, C-team boys...

    Both Los Alamos Hilltopper boys sub-varsity squads finished second at Saturday’s University of New Mexico Invitational.

    Saturday’s race was held at UNM’s North Golf Course.

    The Los Alamos boys junior varsity posted a team score of 58 and the boys C-team earned a 92 in the competition. Albuquerque Academy’s teams won both the boys races, earning perfect scores of 15.

    For the Hilltopper girls, the junior varsity was fifth with 114 points and the C-team was third with 111 points.