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Today's Sports

  • Fencing: Hill wins epee in Santa...

    Los Alamos Fencing Club members had big showings at Thursday’s Clark Street Brawl.

    LAFC fencers took three of the top five places in the senior open epee event at the Clark Street Brawl, which was held in Santa Fe. The brawl was hosted by the New Mexico Fencing Foundation.

    A pair of LAFC members, Tom Hill and Dominic Peterson both advanced to the final round of the senior men’s epee. In the gold medal bout, Hill survived a late comeback by Peterson, who was down 14-12 but tied the score late. Hill won the bout 15-14.

  • Boys soccer: LA blanked by La...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team had another rough outing against the La Cueva Bears Tuesday.

    The Hilltoppers, who have struggled against the Bears in the teams’ recent meetings, struggled again Tuesday in Albuquerque, falling to the Bears 6-0 in a nondistrict contest.

    In the last three meetings with La Cueva, starting in 2007, Los Alamos has been outscored by a combined 18-0.

  • Cross country: Topper teams have...

    All of the Los Alamos Hilltopper sub-varsity boys and girls cross country teams placed in the top three at this weekend’s Rio Rancho Jamboree.

    The Los Alamos C team girls won their team competition Saturday at Rio Rancho, just missing out on a perfect score. The junior varsity girls took second behind Albuquerque Academy, while the boys JV and C team both finished third in their team competitions.

  • Cross country: LA boys, girls...

    With the Los Alamos Hilltopper cross country teams heading into the final stretch of their season, they are starting to put up the numbers they’re looking for to make a postseason push.

    Saturday, Los Alamos traveled to the Rio Rancho Jamboree, one of the largest regular season meets in the state, and grabbed two big finishes in the big school races.

    The Hilltopper boys finished third overall in the team standings, behind only the Albuquerque Academy Chargers and the Sandia Matadors, two very good Albuquerque-area programs.

  • Girls soccer: LA earns 2AAAA...

    There wasn’t a lot of celebration following Saturday afternoon’s girls soccer game, despite the Hilltoppers’ clinching their fourth-straight district championship.

    Los Alamos is well aware that there are bigger fish to fry.

    Saturday at Sullivan Field, Los Alamos scored four goals in the second half to break open the District 2AAAA contest against the visiting Bernalillo Spartans. Shaina Riciputi scored twice in the second half as the Hilltoppers dominated the Spartans, winning 6-0.

  • Volleyball: LA drops Taos in...

    Things are going so well for the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team right now, about the only thing it has to fear is a letdown.

    But after getting up on the Taos Tigers early, the Hilltoppers didn’t have to worry about a letdown Saturday afternoon.

    The Hilltoppers continued their remarkable run Saturday, downing the Tigers in straight games at Griffith Gymnasium. The Hilltoppers were simply too much for the overmatched Tigers as they rolled to a 25-9, 25-8, 25-10 victory in District 2AAAA play.

  • Boys soccer: ’Toppers...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team kept up its winning ways in District 2AAAA Saturday by blanking the visiting Bernalillo Spartans.

    After an up-and-down first half Saturday, Los Alamos settled into its game, scoring seven times in the second half to rough up Bernalillo 8-0 at Sullivan Field.

    “We got off to a slow start, but then we started passing the way we like to,” Hilltopper head coach Evan Gartz said. “We ripped them apart.”

  • Football: Toppers get blanked by...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team couldn’t keep up with the Farmington Scorpions in a nondistrict game Friday night in the Four Corners area.

    The suddenly-resurgent Scorpions rolled up seven touchdowns in the first half and cruised to a 35-0 victory Friday night over the visiting Hilltoppers.

    Farmington, which has been up and down the dial during the 2009 regular season, is playing as well as just about any team in Class AAAA right now.

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  • Football: Black Lion Award given...

    Los Alamos High School Athletic and Activities Director Vicki Nelms and head football coach Bob Scott have announced that the Hilltoppers are instituting The Black Lion Award, effective the 2009 football season.

    Los Alamos High School will be the third school or team to institute the award.