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  • Sports Schedule Jan. 10-14

    Tuesday

    Boys basketball: St. Pius X at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m., varsity 7 p.m.; Memorial Middle School at LAMS, seventh-grade, 4 p.m.; eighth-grade, 5 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Wrestling: Los Alamos Quad, 3 p.m.

    Thursday

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

    Friday
    Diving: Los Alamos at Academy Invite, 4 p.m.

    Saturday

    Swimming: Los Alamos at Academy Invite, boys and girls, 10 a.m.

    Wrestling: Los Alamos at Pecos Invite, varsity, 9 a.m.

    Girls basketball: Manzano at Los Alamos, C team, 2 p.m; JV, 3:30 p.m.; varsity, 5 p.m.

  • Sports Update 01-10-12

    New lacrosse program sign-ups are tonight

    Registrations for the new Los Alamos Youth Lacrosse program will be accepted at a sign-up session Tuesday.
    The session will be at Time Out Pizza in White Rock. 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.

    Tennis meeting set for Wednesday

  • Sports Update 01-08-12

    Youth lacrosse league starting up in LA

    Registrations for the new Los Alamos Youth Lacrosse program will be accepted at a sign-up session Tuesday.
    The session will be at Time Out Pizza in White Rock. 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 starts in February

  • ´Toppers come away with big wins at home Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls swim teams picked up easy wins at Saturday’s Los Alamos Quadrangular meet.
    The Hilltopper girls were 100 points better than runner-up Taos Saturday, rolling up 504 points. The Hilltopper boys, meanwhile, finished with 524 points, well ahead of the other four teams at the meet combined.
    Along the way, Los Alamos picked up one new state qualification time. Ashlynn Bennett punched her ticket to the state meet in the 50-yard freestyle, earning a top finish with her time of 27.01 seconds.
    Bennett won both her individual events for the Hilltopper girls, while Molly Finn earned a win in the 200 freestyle and a second-place finish in the 500 freestyle.

  • Toppers finish 9th at Moriarty contest

    The winter break usually affords sports teams a little breather in the middle of the season.
    In the case of the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team, it might have been too long a layoff.
    The Hilltoppers struggled to a ninth-place finish Saturday at the Moriarty Pinto Invitational. The Hilltoppers lost all four of their duals contests, one of which, a particularly ugly 60-18 defeat, came at the hands of a team the Hilltoppers perhaps should’ve hung closer with, the Valley Vikings.
    It was a low-energy showing for Los Alamos Saturday, something that may have been due at least in part to the long layoff — the Hilltoppers hadn’t wrestled competitively in nearly three weeks.

  • LA pulls away from SF Prep late to win

    It was a bit of a dangerous game for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team in many ways Saturday.
    The Hilltoppers took on the Santa Fe Prep Blue Griffins in an afternoon contest at Griffith Gymnasium. Santa Fe Prep is a solid Class 2A school with some bruising post players inside.
    Along with the physicality, the game was one that Los Alamos had virtually nothing to gain and everything to lose. A Class 4A team should defeat a Class 2A team, the conventional wisdom among the basketball playoff selection committees, but if the Class 2A team pulls off a win, the 4A team’s playoff stock can drop like a rock.

  • Late free throw lifts LA over St. Pius

    In a matter of minutes, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team went from solid lead to almost certain overtime to a chance to win with under two seconds remaining Friday night.
    In the process, the Hilltoppers picked up an important win over a Class 4A opponent, something it badly needed.
    After an offensively-sluggish contest, the Hilltoppers started to pull away from the St. Pius X Sartans midway through the fourth quarter Friday, taking a 31-23 lead with about five minutes to go. The Sartans, who had gotten little going on their side of the court for the bulk of the contest, put together a rally that would tie the score with just 6.0 seconds left.

  • People in the News 01-06-12

    DECORA, Iowa – Jessica Mietz, a 2008 graduate of Los Alamos High School, earned a varsity letter at the annual Luther College cross-country banquet last month.
    During the 2011 season, Luther finished second at the Iowa Conference championships and went on to finish fifth at the NCAA Division-III Central Regional. The Norse received an at-large bid to the National Championships where they finished 23rd.
    Luther’s appearance at the national championships was its 12th in school history and sixth time in the past eight years.

  • Hang Time

    Los Alamos’ Nate Carver elevates for a layup during a Dec. 8 game against Sandia. Los Alamos hosts Santa Fe Prep Saturday afternoon.

  • Mat Finish

    Los Alamos’ Brian Geyer keeps control of his opponent from Moriarty during the Dec. 10 Jaguar Invitational. The Hilltopper wrestling team, which has had a solid start to the 2011-12 season, will be back in action after a nearly three-week layoff when it travels to the Moriarty duals Saturday.