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Today's Sports

  • Boys golf: LA takes 8th at West...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team finished eighth out of 16 squads at Monday’s West Mesa Invitational.

    Monday’s tournament was played at Ladera Golf Course in Albuquerque.

    The Hilltoppers finished with a team score of 356.

    La Cueva’s Bears won Monday’s tournament with a score of 289. Albuquerque Academy finished second with a 295.

    Academy’s Chargers had won 13 straight prep tournaments until they were beaten by the Bears.

  • Cross country: JV boys finish...

    The Los Alamos junior varsity boys cross country team finished second at Friday’s Albuquerque Academy Invitational.

    Los Alamos finished with 59 points, good enough to win a lot of team competitions, but not good enough to top a perfect finish by the host Chargers.

    Ian Pulliam, who is trying to recover from a groin injury, finished eighth in that race with a time of 18 minutes, 10 seconds to lead the Hilltopper JV squad. He was followed by Daniel Roybal in ninth and Josh Bowman in 10th.

  • Football: Toppers fall in...

    Bob Scott pointed right at the departing Belen Eagles.

    “You see that? That right there?” Scott, the head coach, told his Los Alamos Hilltopper football team following its homecoming game Friday night. “That’s playoff football. That’s a playoff football team.”

    And although it was a finish worthy of a playoff game, the Hilltoppers came up on the short end Friday, losing the 2008 homecoming contest 43-37 at Sullivan Field.

  • Sports schedule Sept. 29-Oct. 4

    Monday

    Golf: Los Alamos at Hope Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

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

    Tuesday

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

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Taos, boys soccer, varsity 6 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Volleyball: Taos at Los Alamos, C team 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., varsity 6:30 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Robertson, C team, 4 p.m.

    Thursday

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

  • Cross country: Hipwood named to...

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Rob Hipwood, current Los Alamos High School co-head coach of the cross country program, was selected by his former collegiate conference as one of the top runners of all time.

    Hipwood, along with nine other runners from his alma mater, Adams State College, was selected to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Time cross country team.

    The RMAC is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2009. The RMAC is the fourth oldest conference in the country and the oldest in the western United States.

  • Girls cross country: LA finishes...

    ALBUQUERQUE — Trying to topple one of the top squads in the state at home is tall enough of an order at full strength.

    Doing it short-handed, however, makes the job even doubly-complicated.

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team found that out first-hand Friday at the Albuquerque Academy Invitational.

  • Boys cross country: Toppers take...

    ALBUQUERQUE — In the third and arguably the most important of its toughest races of the regular season, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers put together another big showing.

    At Friday’s Albuquerque Academy Invitational, Los Alamos placed five runners in the top 30, finishing with 80 team points.

    For the third time in as many races, the Hilltoppers took second overall at their meet, and for the third time in as many races, they finished second to Academy’s Chargers.

  • Soccer: Topper teams sweep...

    As expected, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls soccer team pulled off a decisive doubleheader sweep Saturday afternoon.

    First, the Hilltopper boys knocked off the Capital Jaguars Saturday at Sullivan Field, while the Hilltopper girls routed Capital’s squad, which didn’t manage to get even one shot off in the nightcap and didn’t survive to see the second half.

  • Volleyball: LA swept in first...

    On a neutral court, after a long, grueling weekend, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers played tough against the Las Vegas Robertson Cardinal volleyball team.

    So Tuesday, the Hilltoppers were expecting quite a bit better showing than it got against the Cardinals.

    Los Alamos led in every game Tuesday, holding late leads in the first two, but fell to Robertson, 3-0.

    In the first game, Los Alamos held a seemingly-comfortable 22-18 lead and had two game points before falling. In the second game, Los Alamos led 20-17 at one point but couldn’t hold on to that lead either.

  • Boys golf: Topper boys finish 7th

    It only took Monday’s season-opening tournament for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team to see what it would be up against in 2008-09.

    A pair of Class AAAA teams, including District 2AAAA opponent Bernalillo, was among the six teams that finished ahead of the Hilltoppers at Monday’s Los Alamos Fall Invitational.

    The Hilltoppers had 355 team strokes Monday at Los Alamos Golf Course. Albuquerque Academy, the defending Class AAAA champion, shot a blistering 301 Monday to take the team title.