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Today's Sports

  • LA hangs 95 on Bernalillo Friday

    Scoring 27 points in one half sends a message.And then there was the half where there wasn’t a running clock.In its season finale Friday night at Sullivan Field, the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team scored on all 11 of its possessions and three of the Bernalillo Spartans’ in a 95-0 decision.The victory clinched the District 2AAAA runner-up spot for the Hilltoppers, and assures of them of a place in the AAAA state tournament, which gets underway this weekend.Los Alamos safety Matt Zocco, who also spent some time at wingback and

  • LA takes district title at...

    ESPAÑOLA — Following Thursday’s drubbing of the Capital Jaguars, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team said it wasn’t satisfied.And Saturday night, Los Alamos showed its dissatisfaction to the Española Valley Sundevils.Los Alamos, the second-seed in the District 2AAAA tournament, upended the top-seeded Sundevils 25-19, 25-21, 21-25, 25-15 to claim the district title.It was the second time in as many tries this season that the ’Toppers took it to the Sundevils on their home floor.

  • Cheerleaders selling Spirit...

    The Los Alamos High School cheer squad will be selling Spirit Helmets at Friday’s Los Alamos-Bernalillo football game.

    The helmets are noisemakers that are held by the facemask and shaken. They are durable and can be used for multiple years.

  • Rams win Chile Bowl to finish...

    With over 80 players in the Los Alamos Youth Football program, ranging from 6 to 12 years of age, the future looks bright for prep football in Los Alamos. The Los Alamos Rams (9-10 year olds), one of five Los Alamos Youth Football teams that compete in the Santa Fe Youth American Football League (YAFL), capped off an undefeated regular season with a Chile Bowl Championship Nov. 3-4.

  • LA stung in state semis

    SANTA ANA PUEBLO — It was one comeback too many.In the Class AAAA state semifinals, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team trailed 1-0 and 2-1, but bounced back to tie the score on both occasions.But the final goal, scored by Albuquerque Academy’s Riah Risk in the 74th minute was too much for the ’Toppers to bounce back from, as they fell to Academy’s Chargers 3-2 Thursday at the Farmers Insurance Soccer Complex.The Chargers advanced to play in today’s Class AAAA championship against their arch-rival and district mate

  • Chargers outlast Toppers in...

    SANTA ANA PUEBLO — In Thursday’s Class AAAA state boys soccer semifinal, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys made almost every shot count.Unfortunately for the Hilltoppers there wasn’t enough of them.Los Alamos got off only three shots in Thursday’s semifinal against the Albuquerque Academy Chargers, but two of them found their way into the onion bag in the first half, as the ’Toppers held a 2-1 edge going into the halftime break.But it would be the Chargers supplying all the offense in the second half Thursday, scoring a pair o

  • Football plays for spot in...

    Despite an 8-1 record, despite pounding a pair of District 2AAAA opponents into the ground, the Hilltopper football team has to win Friday at home to qualify for the Class AAAA playoffs.Should the Hilltoppers get upset by Bernalillo’s Spartans Friday, there could be a three-way tie for second place. And considering the Class AAAAA boys soccer situation, no one wants to settle anything with a tiebreaker these days.Also on schedule for this weekend is the District 2AAAA volleyball championship match, which will be played at Espaola Valley.

  • Topper teams gear up for AAAA...

    It was a pretty typical post-workout for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team Tuesday.They were putting tape on their legs and spraying them with tanning oil, eating pizza and gathering up their Native American war princess outfits.Just another post-workout session prior to the Class AAAA state championship meet.The Hilltopper cross country squads like to keep up traditions, such as striping their legs prior to the state meet, which is set for Saturday at Rio Rancho.The biggest tradition between the boys and girls squads, howeve

  • Hilltoppers meet Chargers again

    In the 2006 state semifinal round, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team downed Albuquerque Academy 1-0, then took on St. Pius X in the Class AAAA championship.

    Things don't change much.

    On Thursday, the Hilltoppers will be looking for a return trip to the AAAA title game when they take on Albuquerque Academy's Chargers. That game will kickoff at 11 a.m. at the Farmers Insurance Soccer Complex near Bernalillo.

  • LA faces Academy in state...

    Conventional wisdom would say the low seed in a tournament has the shortest shelf-life.

    Generally, that thinking holds up well. But the lowest seed in the Class AAAA boys state soccer tournament isn't going anywhere without a fight.

    The Los Alamos Hilltoppers, the low man on the totem pole heading into the AAAA state semifinals, has already proven that, bumping off the third-ranked Roswell Coyotes in Pool C play last week.