Today's News

  • LA finishes fifth at Jaguar tournament

    SANTA FE – It was a long day but it was a good day.
    After struggling at the 2010 Jaguar Invitational Tournament, the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team had a top-five showing at the 2011 event, picking up seven medals.
    The Hilltoppers finished Saturday’s Jaguar Invitational with 110.0 points, good enough for fifth place. The Hilltoppers actually started the final round in third place, but strong finishes by both Deming and Capital, along with an unfortunate turn of events for Los Alamos 220-pounder Diego Madrid, saw the team slip.
    “(Seven) medals is pretty good,” Los Alamos head coach Bob Geyer said. “Last year we just did one and this year’s tournament I thought was tougher than last year’s.”

  • Griffin tops Luck to win Heisman Trophy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Griffin III beat out preseason favorite Andrew Luck for the Heisman Trophy, dazzling voters with his ability to throw, run and lead Big 12 doormat Baylor into the national rankings.
    The junior quarterback known as RG3 became the first Heisman winner from Baylor on Saturday night by a comfortable cushion over the Stanford star.
    Griffin started the season on the fringe of the Heisman conversation, a talented and exciting player on a marginal team, while Luck was already being touted as a No. 1 NFL draft pick.
    Draft day might very well still belong to Luck, but Griffin diverted the Heisman to Waco, Texas, to a school that has never had a player finish better than fourth in the voting — and that was 48 years ago.

  • Lobos pick up big win over USC

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Alford summed up his team’s performance in one simple word.
    Despite the lack of style points, the result was all he cared about.
    Tony Snell hit two free throws with 1:27 left to put New Mexico ahead, and the Lobos held on to beat Southern California 44-41 on Saturday.
    The Lobos went without a field goal for the final 14:16, but made 11 free throws in that span to fend off the Trojans.
    “It was ugly,” Alford said. “We got careless. We got bored, really. But we found a way to win. And that’s all that really matters.”

  • Sports Schedule, Dec. 12-17


    Girls basketball: LAMS at Capshaw Invite, eighth grade, TBA.


    Diving: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Quad, TBA.

    Girls basketball: Piedra Vista at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.; LAMS at Capshaw Invite, eighth grade, TBA.


    Wrestling: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista Invite, varsity, 8 a.m.

    Swimming: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Quad, 8:30 a.m.

    Girls basketball: Aztec at Los Alamos, C team, 2 p.m.; JV, 3:30 p.m.; varsity, 5 p.m.; LAMS at Capshaw Invite, eighth grade, TBA.

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Taos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

  • Home Ice

    Los Alamos goaltender Bryce Templeton watches Cibola’s Andrew Sisneros during Friday night’s game at Los Alamos County Ice Rink. It was the first home game of the season for the Hilltoppers, who lost 6-0.

  • Word on the Street 12-11-11

    Teen Pulse staff member and LAHS sophomore Maria Jaleh McTeigue asked LAHS students, “What are your favorite Christmas memories?”

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 12-11-11

    Youth Center schedule

    Monday — Adcent calendar
    Tuesday —Pine cone reindeer
    Wednesday —Movies and munchies
    Thursday — Peppermint ornament
    Friday — Foamies foam art

    All students in third through eighth grade are welcome to join, free of charge. The centers are located at 475 20th St., by Ashley Pond, and 10 Sherwood Blvd., Piñon park. Call 662-9412 or 672-1565 for more information.

  • Students and parents broaden their horizons

    Home, sweet, home when associated with education, is what many kids these days know better than everyone else.
    With the growing popularity of home schooling, more kids are taking part in this alternative form of education.
    In fact, a recent study has shown that home schooling has more than doubled in the last 10 years.
    The U.S. Department of Education said that nearly two million students are being home schooled nationwide, which is a 74 percent jump since 1999.
    To add to the numbers, there are 9,000 registered home school families in New Mexico this year.
    But why such a rise? A few of the main reasons are that the parents don’t like the public school environment or that their children are bullied.

  • ‘A Christmas Carol’ helped kick off the season

    “A Christmas Carol” is just one of the many beloved Christmas tales performed this time of year.
    This time around, the New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company told the story of Ebenezer through ballet.
    The non-verbal version of this old tale was one that will not soon be forgotten.
    According to dancer Alice Vaeirs, the dancers started preparing for this performance around the middle of August, leaving them with four months until the first show.
    Alicia Bowyer played the ghost of Christmas past. Bowyer’s parents said she danced eight hours a week, preparing for her performances.
    The story portrayed by NMDT-PC was the same as the classic tale, without changing the story line.

  • News for Retirees 12-11-11

    Dec. 11-17, 2011
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart

    8:45     a.m.    Cardio Plus Exercise
    11:30    a.m.    Lunch: Sausage and wild rice
    7 p.m.    Ballroom Dancing

    8:45        Variety Training
    10 a.m.    AARP board meeting
    11:30        Lunch: Lasagna
    7 p.m.    Bridge