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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Boys cross country: LA grabs...

    SANTA FE — Cross country fans know it’s not unusual to see Los Alamos’ top two runners at the head of a prep race.

    The order of finish for them Saturday, however, was a little different than what most are used to seeing.

    Kyle Pittman of Los Alamos ran a blazing-fast 15 minutes, 19 seconds at Saturday’s Santa Fe Indian School meet, earning the meet’s individual title and coasting to a 13-second victory over teammate Gareth Gilna.

  • Boys soccer: LA nabs big win at...

    David Bjorklund has had to deal with a couple of tall orders last week.

    Fortunately for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team, he filled them about as well as they could be filled.

    Bjorklund, a senior fullback for Los Alamos, has been marked-up with two of the most talented forwards in Class AAAA, Patrick Pacheco of Taos Tuesday and Pablo Quintana of Piedra Vista Friday.

    And although it’s hard to shut both down indefinitely, both their chances were limited throughout 160 minutes of soccer. The result was two huge wins for the Hilltoppers.

  • Boys soccer: LA wins big at home...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team was a big winner at home Thursday.

    Los Alamos crushed Moriarty’s Pintos in a nondistrict game Thursday at Sullivan Field, 10-0.

    Thursday’s game was Los Alamos’ seventh straight victory as well as its fourth shutout victory of the season. The Pintos (1-11) haven’t won a game since their season opener over Española Valley.

    The win over the Pintos is the first of two home nondistrict contests. The second will be played at 4 p.m. today against the Piedra Vista Panthers.

  • Running: McClellan is a dual...

    Laura McClellan was the fastest female finisher and the top predictor at Tuesday’s Atomic City Roadrunners pace race.

    Tuesday’s pace race was held in Upper Bayo Canyon. In all, 23 runners and walkers took part on the 1- and 3-mile courses.

    McClellan was off by just 3 seconds from her predicted finish time Tuesday, easily topping second-best predictor David Kratzer’s 24 seconds and Jackie Peckham’s 27 seconds.

  • Football: Status of players is...

    The status of three football players who were cited for minor in possession earlier this week was still unclear as of this morning heading into a nondistrict game with Albuquerque Academy.

    At approximately 3 a.m. Sunday, a vehicle containing three Hilltopper players was pulled over by Los Alamos police. According to the police report, alcohol and drug paraphernalia were found inside the vehicle.

  • Golf: NNMSMGA ends season with...

    Local resident Ron Krantz was one of the big winners at the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association Championship Tournament.

    The two-day championship tournament was held Sept. 23-24 at Isleta Eagle Golf Course in Albuquerque.

    Krantz finished with the overall low net score in the championship flight, finishing with a two-day total of 125.

    Henry Hodde of Santa Fe was the overall gross winner, shooting a combined 145 in his two rounds.

  • Cross country: LAMS posts good...

    Los Alamos Middle School’s cross country teams continued their trophy-collecting at Thursday’s Albuquerque Academy Invitational.

    Sean Reardon, Nick Hill and Aaron Roybal took the top three spots in the eighth-grade boys race, with teammates Aaron Nguyen and Daniel Romero following in fifth and seventh places to win the team title Wednesday. The Hawks’ score of 18 was just three points shy of perfection.  

    Along with strong finishes by the other eight members of the team, LAMS finished 85 points ahead of second-place Moriarty.

  • Volleyball: LA tops Taos in...

    Occasionally in volleyball, one team throws another team a curveball.

    In Wednesday’s District 2AAAA opener, the Taos Tigers may have done that to the Los Alamos Hilltoppers.

    Fortunately, there was plenty of time for the Hilltoppers to adjust.

    The Tigers, who are in the middle of a rough 2008 season having won just seven games in 12 matches, wouldn’t go away in either of the first two games Wednesday. The Tigers even held a solid lead for a good portion of the second game.