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  • Spartans outgun LA in second half to win 67-59

    In what was probably the biggest game of its season to date, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team had a chance to reverse its fortunes in a hurry Saturday night.
    Los Alamos could’ve made a big splash in the District 2-4A standings if it could’ve pulled off an upset against the Bernalillo Spartans. Los Alamos’ upset prospects looked good after the first half at Griffith Gymnasium Saturday, taking a 30-26 lead into the locker room, but the Spartans bounced back in a big way in the third quarter.
    The Spartans outscored the Hilltoppers 20-8 in the third quarter and survived a comeback attempt in the fourth quarter to take a 67-59 decision.

  • ´Toppers take first place at Sanchez Invite

    If the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team was in need of momentum heading into the District 2-4A tournament this week, it found some on Saturday.
    Los Alamos hosted its annual Bryan Sanchez Memorial Invitational Saturday, the final event of its regular season. In the tournament, Los Alamos’ top squad finished with 163 points to pick up the team victory, outdistancing the Valencia Jaguars, who finished with 139 points.
    At the tournament, Los Alamos’ grapplers earned four top weight-class finishes. Cory Geyer was the big winner at 152 pounds, Brian Geyer won at 170 pound, Jonathan Schueler won a two-man battle at heavyweight and Arnoldo Ortiz picked up a win in the closest-contested weight class of the day, 182 pounds.

  • Renegades Come to LA

    The New Mexico Renegades hockey team held a practice session Thursday morning at Los Alamos County Ice Rink in anticipation of its game Saturday. The Renegades will take on the Cheyenne Stampede Saturday at the rink. 

  • Sports Update 02-03-12

    Atomic City shuttles to run during Saturday’s hockey game

    Atomic City Transit will provide shuttle service to and from the Los Alamos County Ice Rink Saturday for the New Mexico Renegades-Cheyenne Stampede Junior ‘A’ hockey game.
    The game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
    The shuttles, which will run from 5-7 p.m., are being used to alleviate parking issues at the rink. Shuttles can be picked up at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center parking lot.

    Jr. Toppers clinics set for Saturday

  • Sports Update: Ealey signs with OSU

    Los Alamos track and field superstar Chase Ealey signed her National Letter of Intent Wednesday.
    Ealey, a senior who is among the top track athletes ever to emerge from the Hilltopper program, will join the Division-I Oklahoma State University Cowboys next year. Ealey had been recruited by several colleges in the southwest but made her decision official Wednesday, the first day of the D-I signing period.
    Ealey is the three-time defending Class 4A 100-meter champion and won the javelin and the shot put at the 2011 state meet as well. She was the high-point 4A athlete of the 2011 meet.

    LA boys, girls are 12th in new poll

  • Invite returns after being 'frozen out'

    “Frozen out but not forgotten” was the theme after the Bryan Sanchez Memorial Invitational wrestling tournament was canceled in 2011.
    The Bryan Sanchez tournament is the main event of each season for the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team, but because of weather issues, along with a statewide natural gas shortage that left thousands in New Mexico without heat as a major cold front swept through the state, the tournament was nixed.
    The frosty and icy conditions may have frozen out the tournament, but not the wrestling community.

  • Sports Update 02-01-12

    Jr. Toppers returns Saturday

    The Jr. Toppers basketball skills clinics are scheduled for Saturday.
    A session for preschoolers through second grade students is set for 9 a.m. at Mountain School. Students in grades 3-8 will be at Los Alamos High School, also starting at 9 a.m.
    The clinics are free of charge and are for both boys and girls.
    For more information, go to www.laschools.net.

     

  • Junior 'A' team to play at ice rink

    The Junior ‘A’ hockey club from Rio Rancho will be making an appearance at Los Alamos County Ice Rink this week.
    The New Mexico Renegades will host a Western States Hockey League contest Saturday at the ice rink. The Renegades will host the Cheyenne Stampede. Game time is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
    The Renegades are made up of players born on or before 1991. The team includes players from all over the United States and some from as far away as eastern Europe.

  • Toppers run away from Dons, 65-41

    Putting together its biggest offensive night of the season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team ran away from the West Las Vegas Dons in the second half Tuesday.
    Nick Baker had one of the biggest nights of his career, throwing down 18 points in only about three quarters of work as the Hilltoppers pounded the Dons 65-41 at Griffith Gymnasium.
    Los Alamos scored 40 points in the second half, including a 19-point effort in the fourth quarter with its reserves playing the bulk of that time. Three Hilltoppers got into double-digits scoring while Franklin Archuleta had seven points in the third quarter after not making an appearance in the first half.

  • Sports Update 01-31-12

    Rob and Kathy Hipwood inducted into state Hall of Fame

    Los Alamos Hilltopper coaches Rob and Kathy Hipwood were inducted into the New Mexico Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame this weekend.
    The Hipwoods, who are the most successful coaches in this history of New Mexico prep girls cross country, were inducted into the Hall of Fame at a ceremony Saturday.
    Under their tutelage, Los Alamos has won 13 state girls titles and three boys titles, including sweeping the boys and girls state championship races in 2011.

    Beginning fencing starts Feb. 7