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  • Rees wins XC scrimmage race

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls cross country teams performed well in their preseason scrimmage Saturday.
    Los Alamos took on the La Cueva Bears, its traditional opening scrimmage opponent, in Albuquerque. In the scrimmage, Los Alamos’ girls took six of the top 10 individual spots, while the Hilltopper boys did likewise.
    Unofficially, both Hilltopper teams finished with 23 points.
    John Rees was the first finisher on the boys side with his time of 16:55. Maddy Foley was the second overall placer on the girls side with a time of 19:17.
    The Hilltoppers, who won both ends of the Class 4A state championship meet last season but who move up to Class 5A in 2014, have attracted big numbers this season. In all, 27 girls and 44 boys took part in Saturday’s scrimmage.
    Los Alamos opens its regular season in earnest Sept. 6. Both teams will compete at the University of New Mexico Invitational – which features both prep-level meets and a collegiate meet – at the university’s North Golf Course in Albuquerque.

    Here are Los Alamos’ results from Saturday’s scrimmage against La Cueva:

    Girls

  • Full Contact

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team hosted Piedra Vista and Valencia Friday night in a three-way preseason scrimmage. The Hilltoppers will get their first taste of regular season action Friday when they face the Pojoaque Valley Elks at home. 

  • LA feeling optimistic as it...

    It’s going to be a trial by fire at the top of the season for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team.
    But the Hilltoppers are hoping that will light the spark for bigger and better things down the road.
    Los Alamos has some key returners coming back in some key spots and, with an extra year of experience under their belts, they feel they have a chance to make a run in Class 5A this season.
    Los Alamos opens its season with a tough game, taking on the Bosque School Bobcats at home Tuesday. That will be followed up later this week by the Louie Cernicek Invitational, which almost invariably features some solid competition.
    For the Hilltoppers, the pieces may be there for a very productive season. The key will be getting and staying on the same page as quickly as possible.
    Los Alamos veteran goalkeeper Chris Parker, the hero of his team’s upset win over Farmington last season, knows to get there, the Hilltoppers will have to keep their mental focus.
    “We should do fine everywhere, it’s really just how hard we work,” he said. “As long as everyone’s trying their best and not giving up when they get beat, we should do fine.”
    Despite some big losses to graduation off last season’s team, there is plenty of experience coming back.

  • 2014 Hilltopper Boys Soccer

    2014 Roster

    Seniors

    Austin Rowan, MF-D
    Luke Kachelmeier, MF-D
    Hernan Lebensohn, MF
    Eric Schmalz, MF
    Jairo Marquez
    Nick Torres, D
    Eric Page, D
    Chris Parker, GK
    Jon Michael Weaver
    Matthew Ticknor, MF
    Jacob Holesinger, MF

    Juniors

    Joe Singleton, MF
    Bryan Mujica, D
    Alex Csanadi, MF
    Eric Burnside, MF

    Sophomores

    George Steinkamp, MF-F
    Seth Hailey, GK
    Daniel Castano, MF
    Tristen Roach, F

    2014 Schedule

    Aug. 26: vs. Bosque School, 6 p.m.
    Aug. 29-30: Cernicek Invite, TBA.
    Sept. 3: at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m.
    Sept. 5: vs. St. Pius X, 4 p.m.
    Sept. 11: vs. Cleveland at Academy Invite, 4 p.m.
    Sept. 12-13: at Academy Invite, TBA.
    Sept. 16: vs. Academy, 6 p.m.
    Sept. 18: at Rio Rancho, 6 p.m.
    Sept. 23: vs. Capital, 4 p.m.*
    Sept. 27: at Taos, 1 p.m.
    Oct. 1: vs. Santa Fe, 4 p.m.
    Oct. 4: at Bernalillo, 11 a.m.*
    Oct. 7: vs. Del Norte, 4 p.m.*
    Oct. 11: at Capital, 6 p.m.*
    Oct. 18: vs. Piedra Vista,  2 p.m.
    Oct. 21: vs. Bernalilo, 6 p.m.*
    Oct. 22: at Del Norte, 5 p.m.*

    *: District 2-5A game 

  • On Schedule 08-24-14

    Monday

    Football: St. Pius X at Los Alamos, JV, 4:30 p.m.

    Tuesday

    Girls soccer: Bosque School at Los Alamos, varsity, 4p.m.

    Boys soccer: Bosque School at Los Alamos, varsity, 6 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Boys soccer: Questa at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.

    Thursday

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Moriarty, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Friday

    Boys soccer: Louie Cernicek Invitational, varsity, TBA.

    Football: Pojoaque Valley at Los Alamos, varsity 7 p.m.

    Saturday

    Boys soccer: Louie Cernicek Invitational, varsity, TBA; Los Alamos at Santa Fe Prep, JV, 1 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista, varsity, 1 p.m.; Los Alamos at Piedra Vista, JV, 3 p.m.

  • Davie thinks Lobos will improve

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Bob Davie sees an opportunity entering his third season at New Mexico.
    "We're in a position for the first time to gain some traction and gain some momentum in this program," Davie said. "I really believe that. We know what the first year was. We know what the second year was. This is the third year and we have a chance to gain some momentum that will continue to multiply over the years."
    In the three years before Davie arrived, the Lobos had won a total of three games. New Mexico has won seven games since.
    Davie said the past doesn't loom over the program anymore.
    "I am really excited with where we are," Davie said. "And that's what's fun about this. We've got some talent. We've got some talent."
    Five things to watch as the Lobos continue to look ahead:
    THE OFFENSE IS THE THING: The Lobos had few problems moving the ball last season behind their spread/option offense that put a premium on quarterback Cole Gautsche's decision-making ability. In the high-scoring Mountain West, however, teams tended to surge up and down the field nearly at will.
    "Teams are going to move the ball in this league," Davie said. "I think we are very progressive on offense. I think we are ahead of the curve on offense."

  • LAGC's Slugfest starts Aug...

    Los Alamos Golf Course will host its annual Labor Day Slugfest Aug. 30-Sept. 1. The tournament will start at 9 a.m. each day.
    The Slugfest will consist of three flights, including blue tee only, blue/red tee and white tee.
    Play will consist of a modified scotch format Aug. 30, a scramble Aug. 31 and a best ball Sept. 1.
    To play, all players must have registered handicaps as of Aug. 14.
    Price for participation is $45, not including greens fees and carts. Entry deadline is Tuesday.
    For more information, call the LAGC pro shop at 662-8139.
     

  • LA girls soccer drops its opener

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team dropped its first outing of the season Saturday afternoon.

    The Hilltoppers fell to the Farmington Scorpions 4-3. That game was played in Farmington.
    Los Alamos will open its home schedule Tuesday when it takes on the Bosque School Bobcats. That game is set for 4 p.m. at Sullivan Field.
     

  • Sports Briefs 08-22-14

    Sky Sox take walk-off win

    The Albuquerque Isotopes led after 8-1/2 innings Thursday night at Colorado Springs, but couldn’t hold onto the lead.
    Tim Wheeler came through with a RBI single for Colorado Springs’ Sky Sox as they escaped with a 9-8 walk-off win in the second game of their four-game series with the Isotopes.
    Half an inning earlier, the Isotopes rallied for three runs to take an 8-7 advantage, but Albuquerque reliever Robert Carson (2-5, 7.28 ERA) couldn’t hold the edge in the bottom of the ninth.
    In the top of the ninth, Joc Pederson hit his 31st home run of the year. That was followed up two batters later by Brock Peterson’s two-run homer after a Clint Robinson single.
    Albuquerque and Colorado Springs play their series through Saturday. Following this series, the Isotopes will be at Oklahoma City for four games before ending their 2014 season with three games against the Las Vegas 51s starting Aug. 28.
    The Isotopes are now 58-74 on the season.
    Las Vegas (74-60) has already locked up the PCL Pacific Southern division title.

    Lobos picked to sweep the MW

  • Fishing Report 08-22-14

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