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  • Soccer: Teams wrapping up regular season, turn eye to upcoming postseason

    When it comes to seeding for the postseason Class AAAA soccer tournaments, the past several seasons have been more about juggling a place or two.
    Arguments over which teams should be No. 1, 2 or 3 have been far more common than which teams should be in the top four and which teams shouldn’t.
    However, with brackets scheduled to be released in just over one week, the 2010 postseason isn’t shaking out to be so cut-and-dried.

  • Hockey: NM prep play returns tonight

    The New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League will start play for the 2010-11 season tonight in Albuquerque.
    NMIIHL, which Los Alamos High School competes in, opens its season at Outpost Arena. Cibola will play the Albuquerque OutKast at 6 p.m. Saturday’s games include La Cueva at Eldorado, St. Pius X at Cibola and the OutKast at Sue Cleveland.
    Cleveland, a school in Rio Rancho, is the newest edition to the NMIIHL. With the addition of Cleveland, there are now 10 schools competing in the league.

  • Football/Volleyball: LA girls stay put at No. 4

    Here are this week’s Class AAAA football and volleyball coaches polls. The polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

    Football, Class 4A

        Team        Total pts.      Pvs.

    1. Goddard (13)    181    1
    2. Belen (4)        165    2
    3. Aztec (1)        157    3

  • Sports Update 10-14-10

    Elementary school run scheduled for Oct. 22

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper cross country programs will host its annual elementary school mile run Oct. 22.
    The mile run is held in conjunction with the Los Alamos Invitational cross country meet. The meet will start at 3 p.m. Oct. 22 at Los Alamos Golf Course.
    The race is free and open to any elementary-aged student.
    Entry forms are available at all Los Alamos elementary schools or at the Los Alamos Family Y.

  • Girls soccer: Toppers nab 2-4A title

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team clinched another District 2AAAA title Tuesday with a shutout victory over the Santa Fe Demons.
    Los Alamos jumped out to a 3-0 lead after one half of play Tuesday in Santa Fe and coasted to a 4-0 victory at Ivan Head Stadium. The win gave Los Alamos its sixth straight District 2AAAA title.
    It has not lost a district contest since that time.

  • Boys soccer: LA picks up win, stays undefeated in district

    A solid victory by the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team keeps it right on track for what could shape up as the biggest game of its 2010 regular season.
    The Hilltoppers got six goals from six different players to drop the Santa Fe Demons 6-0 Tuesday at Ivan Head Stadium. The win keeps the Hilltoppers undefeated in District 2AAAA play and primed for a showdown with the Capital Jaguars in the Hilltoppers’ season finale next week.

  • Girls golf: LA finishes its fall season, takes 2nd at Jaguar Invite

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team wrapped up its 2010 fall season with a second-place finish at Santa Fe Monday.
    The Hilltoppers picked up their runner-up finish at the Jaguar Invitational Monday. The tournament was held at Santa Fe Country Club. The Hilltoppers shot a team score of 377.
    Los Alamos, which qualified for the Class AAAA state tournament this spring, picked up another state leg Monday. The more legs a team has, the more favorable a tee time the team receives at the state championship.

  • Boys golf: Toppers take 4th Monday at Santa Fe to finish fall play

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team finished off its 2010 fall golf season with a fourth-place finish at the Capital Invitational Monday.
    Los Alamos finished with a team score of 366, which placed them in the middle of the eight-team field at Santa Fe Country Club.
    The tournament was won by the St. Michael’s Horsemen, who shot a 324.

  • Volleyball: LA sweeps Capital Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team picked up its third straight District 2AAAA shutout Saturday.
    Los Alamos topped the Capital Jaguars Saturday night at Edward Ortiz Gymnasium, completing a sweep of the first half of its district season.
    With the 3-0 win, Los Alamos upped its district mark to 4-0.
    Los Alamos has now won three of its four district contests by way of shutout.

  • Football: ´Toppers can’t hang on to ball Friday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team gave away a critical contest Friday night and now must win this week over a tough opponent to keep any realistic hope of a playoff bid alive.
    The Hilltoppers turned the ball over six times Friday night at Bernalillo, four times in the second half as they tried to battle back from a deficit against the Spartans. Additionally, the Hilltoppers lost approximately 70 yards of field position in a tight ballgame due to bad or mishandled snaps out of their “pistol” offensive formation.