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  • Sports Update 02-22-12

    KRSN to broadcast boys basketball game Thursday

    KRSN AM 1490 will broadcast Thursday's District 2-4A tournament basketball game.
    Los Alamos will play at Bernalillo. Game time is 7 p.m.
    Gene Mortensen, the “Voice of the Hilltoppers” will be on the call live from Bernalillo.
    The game will also be streamed on the Internet at krsnam1490.com.

    WRLL registration is open

    White Rock Little League will hold a registration session for its 2012 season Thursday.
    Registrations will be accepted at Time Out Pizza from 6-8 p.m. Registration sessions are also scheduled for Monday and Feb. 29.
    Interested participants can find registration information and paperwork online at www.eteamz.com/WRLL2.

  • LA teams host district quarterfinals

    Griffith Gymnasium will play host to both the District 2-4A boys and girls quarterfinal tournament games tonight.
    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team is hosting the Bernalillo Spartans at 5 p.m. while the Hilltopper boys will take on the Española Valley Sundevils at 7:30 p.m.
    Both Los Alamos teams finished as the No. 3 seed in the district tournament. They will both need to win three games to pick up the 2-4A championship and, more importantly, the accompanying automatic berth into the Class 4A playoffs.
    Heading into the district tournaments, both Hilltopper teams can make solid cases for an invitation into the 2-4A playoffs, but neither is a sure thing at this point.

  • LA girls, boys hosting 2-4A games Tuesday

    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls basketball teams will host the quarterfinal round of the District 2-4A tournament Tuesday night.

    Los Alamos' girls will take on Bernalillo at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The boys will play Espanola Valley starting at 7:30 p.m.

    The winner of Tuesday's girls game will advance to the tournament semifinals against Santa Fe, while the boys' winner will play at Bernalillo in that semifinal. Both those semifinal games will be Tuesday.

    Espanola Valley's girls and Capital's boys are the top seed in the 2-4A tournaments. The winners of the tournaments will get automatic bids into the Class 4A playoffs, which start later this month.

  • LA’s Cory Geyer takes third place at state 4A tourney

    RIO RANCHO – Cory Geyer was the top finisher for the Los Alamos Hiltoppers at this weekend’s state Class 4A championship meet.

    Geyer bounced back from a loss in the semifinals at 152 pounds to knock off an old foe in Keonny Gonzales and pick up his second win of the tournament over Isaiah Valdez of Aztec.

    The top-three finish by Geyer was one of the few bright spots for the Hilltoppers at the state meet, held Friday and Saturday at the Santa Ana Star Center.

    Geyer progressed through to the semifinals Saturday, only one of two Hilltoppers to survive two rounds Friday. He earned a first round pin over Irving Lopez of Farmington in round two after receiving an opening-round bye.

  • Hilltopper girls take eighth place at state championship

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper swimming and diving teams finished well off the pace at the 2011-12 state championship meet this weekend.

    The state title meet was hosted again this year by Albuquerque Academy, which itself saw its impressive streak of boys team title victories snapped.

    Los Alamos’ push to make a good showing at state never materialized. It finished eighth in the girls final standings with 114 points, while it managed just a 22nd-place finish on the boys side.

    Academy’s girls scored a decisive team victory, picking up 339 points, 72 points better than runner-up Las Cruces.

  • Sports Update 02-17-12

    WRLL registration opening
     

    White Rock Little League will hold four registration sessions for its upcoming season starting next week.

    Registration sessions will be at Time Out Pizza in White Rock from 6-8 p.m. They are scheduled for Tuesday, Thursday, Feb. 27 and Feb. 29.

    Interested participants can find information and registration paperwork at www.eteamz.com/WRLL2.

     

    LALL meeting is Tuesday

     

    Los Alamos Little League is holding a planning meeting Tuesday at Mesa Public Library.

    The meeting will be in the upstairs rotunda of the library and starts at 6 p.m. Anyone interested in coaching or volunteering with LALL is encouraged to attend.

     

  • Capital rallies to drop LA in finale, 53-39

    SANTA FE — A good start to the first half by the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team wasn’t sustained into the second half Wednesday night.
    Los Alamos jumped out to an 8-0 lead against the Capital Jaguars Thursday, but the district-leading Jaguars came back to outscore Los Alamos 22-12 for the rest of the first half. To start the second half, the Jaguars held the Hilltoppers to just five points.
    Capital cruised the rest of the way to a 53-39 victory Wednesday at Edward Ortiz Gymnasium. The game was the finale of the regular season for Los Alamos.

  • Cory Geyer could make a push for 4A state title

    Nobody is going to concede anything to Cory Geyer at the Class 4A wrestling tournament.

    That’s just the way Geyer wants it.

    Geyer, the top wrestler for the Los Alamos Hilltoppers’ program for the past two seasons, will be one of the guys to beat in the 152-pound bracket at this weekend’s state championship. Geyer is projected to be a top-four seed heading in, but will be tested in what has been one of the toughest weight classes in the state in recent years.

    This year appears to be no exception with 10 of the 24 wrestlers entered have lost 10 bouts or less.

  • Hilltoppers open state swimming, diving competition Friday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper swimming and diving teams will send qualifiers in 18 different events to this weekend’s state championship meet.
    The state meet gets going Friday and continues through Saturday at the Albuquerque Academy Natatorium. Diving competition starts at 8:30 a.m. Friday and the swimming preliminary heats get going at 3 p.m. Finals for both swimming and diving are Saturday.
    For the Hilltopper girls, top swimmer Ashlynn Bennett is scheduled to take part in the two freestyle distance events, while Maria Venneri is Los Alamos’ top qualifier in both the 100-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke.

  • Sports Update: Wendelberger wins high jump at GSW

    Los Alamos’ Laura Wendelberger won the high jump competition at the Great Southwest Indoor Track and Field meet this weekend.
    Wendelberger finished the event clearing 5 feet, 1-3/4 inches to win the event.
    She was one of 10 competitors from Los Alamos taking part in the indoor meet.
    Along with the win in the high jump, Wendelberger also finished third in the 60-meter hurdles (10.28 seconds) and sixth in the long jump (15-4 ¼ feet).
    There were seven Hilltoppers who took part in the mile run, one of which was Jordan Parker, who also took part in the 800 meters. Jordan Ahlers competed in the triple jump.
    The results for Los Alamos athletes were as follows:

    Laura Wendelberger