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  • Clark paces Atomic Tumblers at Gold Cup gymnastics meet

    The Los Alamos School of Gymnastics Atomic Tumblers performed well at the Gold Cup Classic invitational meet two weeks ago.
    The Gold Cup was held Jan. 14-15 in Albuquerque. A total of 230 athletes, representing 15 clubs from New Mexico, Texas and California, took part.
    The top-scoring Atomic Tumbler was Anna Clark, whose all-around score in Level 4 competition of 36.00 included a first-place finish on bars (9.15), a tie for first on beam (9.10), second on vault ((9.0) and a tie for fifth on floor (8.75).
    For her efforts, Clark came in second all-around in her age division.

  • Sports Update 01-26-12

    Ice rink will be closed

    Los Alamos County Ice Rink will be closed from 1-2:15 p.m. Saturday. The rink will host a private function during that time.
    The rink will reopen to the public starting at 2:30 p.m.
    For more information, call 662-4500.

    Free throw contest is set for Saturday

    The Knights of Columbus will host its annual Youth Free Throw Championship Saturday.
    The contest is free to boys and girls ages 10-14. The local competition will be from 1-3 p.m. at Griffith Gymnasium.
    Registration and parental consent is required. Registration is on-site and will start at 12:30 p.m.
    For more information, call Roger Anaya at 670-6717.

    Fencing club starts new class at YMCA

  • Grants takes over top 4A girls position

    Here are this week’s Class 4A boys and girls basketball coaches’ polls. Weekly polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Basketball, Class 4A Girls

        Team             Total pts.    Previous

    1. Grants (10)            152    2
    2. Kirtland Central (6) 148    1
    3. Gallup                    119    3

  • Hilltoppers struggle in third quarter

    For one half, the Los Alamos Hillltopper girls basketball team was able to hang with its arch-rival.
    But in the third quarter of Wednesday’s game, Española Valley’s Sundevils held the Hilltoppers to a lone field goal to pull away and eventually win a critical District 2-4A contest.
    Los Alamos went just 1-for-9 from the floor in that third quarter and turned the ball over five times. Meanwhile, Española Valley’s Lauren Quintana and Cassie Trujillo combined for nine of the team’s 15 third quarter points as the Sundevils took a 52-35 decision at Griffith Gymnasium.
    The win gave the Sundevils sole possession of second place in the 2-4A standings with five regular season district contests remaining.

  • Sports Update 01-25-12

    Hilltoppers host Sundevils in girls basketball tonight

  • LA falls to arch-rival Española Valley

    ESPAÑOLA — The good news for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team is that its defense is still performing as well as it has all season.
    Unfortunately, that was about the only good news to come out of Tuesday night’s game.
    The Hilltoppers dropped a big District 2-4A contest to their arch-rival, the Española Valley Sundevils, at Edward Medina Gymnasium. The Hilltoppers managed just three points in the first 10 minutes of the ballgame, although because the Sundevils weren’t exactly lighting up the scoreboard either, the Hilltoppers trailed just 18-11 at the half.

  • Sports Update 01-24-12

    Topper wrestlers finish third at Atrisco Heritage

    The contingent of Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestlers that headed to a tournament at Atrisco Heritage this weekend came out with a third-place finish.
    Los Alamos split up its squad, sending half the team to Atrisco Heritage junior varsity meet and the other half to the Aztec Duals.
    At Atrisco, the Hilltoppers grabbed two second-place finishes individually and a third-place finish. Grant Washburn and John Dermer both earned runner-up honors, while Mitchell Carson took third for the Hilltoppers.

    Smith joins local YMCA staff

  • LA boys, girls are runners-up at Artesia

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls swimming teams both finished second at this weekend’s Artesia Invitational.
    Los Alamos’ girls finished with 405 points at the eight-team meet, hosted by the Artesia Bulldogs, while Los Alamos’ boys finished with 396 points.
    Despite the healthy point totals, the Hilltoppers still finished some distance behind the meet winners. The Hobbs Eagles finished with 450 points on the boys side while the Alamogordo Tigers were tops in the girls competition with 523 points.
    Ashlynn Bennett won the 200-yard individual medley Saturday with her time of 2:25.86, the top finish on either Los Alamos team. Bennett was one of the top-performing individuals at the meet, also finishing second in the 500 freestyle.

  • ´Toppers take fifth place at Aztec Duals

    Heading into the Aztec Duals Saturday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team thought it might be in for a rough outing.
    However, despite being short-handed, Los Alamos still picked up three duals victories and earned a fifth-place finish.
    Early Saturday, Los Alamos, which took only eight wrestlers to the meet, dropped a 45-34 decision to Bloomfield to open the tournament, but bounced back to beat Farmington 36-30.

  • Santa Fe thumps LA in district battle

    SANTA FE – It was unknown heading into Friday’s District 2-4A girls basketball game whether the Santa Fe Demons scored a fluky win earlier in the week or if the Demons are for real.
    It appears the Demons are for real.
    Santa Fe has officially proclaimed itself a serious threat to the 2-4A title in the first week of district season play. After a stunning upset over the homestanding Española Valley Sundevils Tuesday, Santa Fe followed it up by pounding the Los Alamos Hilltoppers Friday night.