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Today's Sports

  • Girls golf: LA wins big at invite

    Going into Monday’s Los Alamos Fall Invitational, few around the Hilltoppers’ girls golf team knew exactly what to expect.

    Afterward, things look a little clearer.

    Los Alamos won its home tournament, played at Los Alamos Golf Course Monday. It shot a team score of 399, well ahead of runner-up Las Vegas Robertson’s 437.

    In all, six full teams took part in the tournament.

  • Sports schedule Sept. 22-27

    Monday

    Golf: Los Alamos Fall Invitational, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Boys soccer: West Las Vegas at Los Alamos, C-team, 4 p.m.

    Tuesday

    Volleyball: Robertson at Los Alamos, C-team 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., varsity 6:30 p.m.; LAMS at Capshaw, seventh and eighth grade, 4 p.m.

    Wednesday

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

    Football: LAMS at McCurdy, seventh grade, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Cibola at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.; C-team 4:30 p.m., varsity 4:30 p.m.

    Thursday

  • Golf: Los Alamos invite opens...

    The first of the two-act season starts Monday for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls golf teams.

    The Hilltoppers’ fall season starts at home with the Los Alamos Fall Invitational.

    Golf is the only prep sport whose season is split into two parts, the fall season, in which both teams will play five tournaments, and the spring season, in which the District 2AAAA and state tournaments are held.

    For the Hilltopper girls this fall, Los Alamos head coach John McBride said he’s going to keep his expectations reasonable.

  • Sports: Silver hands LA first...

    Going into this week of prep football, one of the most disappointing teams in Class AAAA had been the Silver Colts.

    But Friday, the Colts disappointed the Los Alamos Hilltoppers in their home opener.

    The Colts jumped out to a three-touchdown lead in the first half and answered a big Hilltopper touchdown drive in the second half to win 41-14 at Sullivan Field.

    The loss was the first of the season for the Hilltoppers (2-1), who struggled to get push on either side of the line of scrimmage against the girthy Silver offensive and defensive lines.

  • Girls soccer: Toppers fall again...

    Another shootout, another shootout loss.

    Los Alamos and St. Pius X, two of the premier programs in Class AAAA, met for a nondistrict girls soccer tilt Saturday at Sullivan Field.

    Although Los Alamos was well in control of Saturday’s game, St. Pius converted a penalty kick late in regulation and sent the game into a shootout. In the shootout, Los Alamos misfired on three of four attempts and St. Pius picked up the 3-1 shootout victory.

  • 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.