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  • Dribble-Drive

    Hilltopper Hayley Each drives through the Bernalillo defense during Tuesday night’s game at Griffith Gymnasium. Each had a team-high 15 points against Bernalillo. Tonight, the Hilltoppers (10-9 overall, 1-0 in 2-4A) travel to play the Santa Fe Demons (10-5, 1-0) who pulled off a big upset win over the Española Valley Sundevils. Tonight’s game is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Toby Roybal Gymnasium.

  • New youth lacrosse league set to debut in the spring

    A new sports league is planning to make its debut in Los Alamos this spring.
    Los Alamos Volcano Lacrosse is currently accepting registrations for youth players in hopes of playing competitively this year. The season is scheduled from March through May.
    Lacrosse, an outdoor field game that is similar to the European sport of team handball, but employs the use of small baskets attached to sticks, is one of the original sports played on the North American continent. The origins of lacrosse can be dated back approximately 4,000 years to Native American tribes living in modern-day Canada.

  • LA grapplers pick up win over Capital

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team picked up a decisive win over a district foe Wednesday night.
    The Hilltoppers dropped the Capital Jaguars 54-30 at Edward Ortiz Gymnasium. The Hilltoppers had a commanding lead heading into the final six bouts of the dual meet, but the Jaguars were able to come back in the lighter weights to close the gap.
    However, Los Alamos’ grapplers earned some key victories to help secure the win.
    “Everybody wrestled pretty tough,” Los Alamos head coach Bob Geyer said. “A lot of guys went out and got pins in the first round.”
    Key individual victories for Los Alamos included Chandler Lauritzen at 132 pounds and Isaac Koh at 160.

  • Late-game bucket drops Hilltoppers

    BERNALILLO – It was a wild finish in Wednesday night’s District 2-4A opener between the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team and the Bernalillo Spartans.
    With under a minute remaining and the Hilltoppers clinging to a two-point lead, Bernalillo’s Brandon Saiz made what would be the play of the game, scoring on a lightning-quick inbound play and converting an old-fashioned 3-point play. Los Alamos would have a couple of chances late, but couldn’t take advantage as the Spartans picked up a 51-48 win over the Hilltoppers.
    The contest was the District 2-4A opener for both teams.

  • Sports Update 01-18-12

    Youth lacrosse program starting

    Registrations for the new Los Alamos Youth Lacrosse program will be accepted at a sign-up session Thursday.
    The session will be at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. It is scheduled from 6:30-8 p.m.
    The lacrosse program is for high-school aged boys and girls and for youth league players in grades 4-8.
    Registration is $85 per player. The season will run from March-May. Rental equipment may also be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    For more information, visit www.laylax.org on the Internet.

    Hoops clinics return Saturday

    The Jr. Toppers basketball skills clinics are scheduled for Saturday.

  • Toppers post big win in 2-4A opener

    After a rocky opening 2 minutes, 25 seconds Tuesday, Tarah Logan had seen enough and called a time-out to discuss the situation with her team.
    To start the game, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team threw the ball away on six straight possessions, failing to get a shot off during that time. After the time-out, however, Los Alamos seemed to settle in and to get back to what it does best.
    The Hilltoppers would outscore the Bernalillo Spartans 14-2 in the opening quarter of Tuesday’s District 2-4A opener and cruise to a 49-34 victory at Griffith Gymnasium.

  • Outlook: District 2-4A Boys Basketball

    Bernalillo Spartans

    Overall record: 12-6

    Key wins: vs. Taos, Dec 19; vs. Pojoaque, Dec. 21; at Del Norte, Jan. 5.

    Key losses: vs. St. Pius X, Dec. 1; vs. Capital, Dec. 29; at Belen, Jan. 12.

    Outlook: The Spartans are the No. 6-ranked team in Class 4A right now and have had a solid nondistrict season. Their record against the better teams on their schedule, however, has been somewhat spotty. Bernalillo has had height in the recent past, but no one on the roster is listed above 6-foot-4. Coach Terry Darnell, however, will have them ready to play Wednesday.

    Capital Jaguars

    Overall record: 12-4

  • Outlook: District 2-4A Girls Basketball

    Bernalillo Spartans

    Overall record: 9-7

    Key wins: at Belen, Nov. 29; vs. Moriarty, Dec. 8; at Academy, Jan. 7.

    Key losses: vs. Los Lunas, Dec. 6; vs. Piedra Vista, Dec. 29; vs. Del Norte, Jan. 5.

    Outlook: The Spartans could be the X factor in 2-4A this season, something that could be doubly true if they can knock off the Hilltoppers tonight. The Spartans boast a senior-heavy roster and decent size in the paint. They won’t be afraid to bang with any team near the basket.

  • Topper teams start 2-4A play

    The favorite time of the year for basketball fans has arrived.
    District play in Class 4A commences this week and  for the Los Alamos teams, they both are slated with two big 2-4A contests, the first one starting tonight.
    Los Alamos’ girls will take on the Bernalillo Spartans at 7 p.m. The Spartans, much like the Hilltoppers, have been up-and-down during the nondistrict season, but could match up well against the Hilltoppers, plus the Spartans have some seasoned veteran returners like Katie Darnell and Cedar-Rain Yellowmule.
    The Hilltoppers (9-9) will go into the game off a win against the Manzano Monarchs at home Saturday. The Hilltoppers trailed by three early in the fourth quarter but bounced back to win that contest going away, 54-47.

  • Sports Update 01-15-12

    Youth lacrosse program holding registrations Thursday

    Registrations for the new Los Alamos Youth Lacrosse program will be accepted at a sign-up session Thursday.
    The session will be at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. It is scheduled from 6:30-8 p.m.
    The lacrosse program is for high-school aged boys and girls and for youth league players in grades 4-8.
    Registration is $85 per player. The season will run from March-May. Rental equipment may also be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Volunteers are also being sought to assist with coaching.
    For more information, visit www.laylax.org on the Internet.
    Racquetball league starting at YMCA