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  • Swimming: Topper boys, girls are third at Academy

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls swimming teams opened their 2011-12 seasons Saturday with third-place finishes at the Barney Relays.
    The Barney Relays, hosted by Albuquerque Academy, include the top-finishing teams in the state from the previous season’s state championship meet. Teams compete in relay events, many of which aren’t seen in any other competitions for the rest of the year.
    The Hilltopper girls finished with 88 points for their third-place finish, while the Hilltopper boys had 96 points overall.
    Academy, which won both the boys and girls state titles in 2010-11, were the big winners on both the boys and girls sides Saturday.

  • Sports Update 11-20-11

    Turkey Trot set for today

    The annual Turkey Trot is scheduled for today.
    The Turkey Trot is a benefit run for the local CROP organization. It will start at Los Alamos Middle School at 2 p.m.
    The run is 2.57 miles. The top 25 finishers will be recognized and all participants have a chance to win turkeys and pumpkin pies in a random drawing.
    For more information, call 672-1639 or visit www.atomicrunners.com.

    Half Marathon returns Dec. 10

  • Sports Schedule, Nov. 21-26

    Tuesday

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

    Girls basketball: Taos at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth, grade, 5 p.m.

    Friday

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

    Saturday

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista, C team, 1 p.m.; JV, 2:30 p.m.; varsity, 4 p.m.

    Girls basketball: St. Michael’s at Los Alamos, C team, 1 p.m.; JV, 2:30 p.m; varsity, 4 p.m.

  • Hoops season is getting started

    Fans of the Hilltopper basketball teams got to see them in action Friday night at Griffith Gymnasium. The Hilltopper boys and girls took part in their annual Green/Gold Scrimmage.

    The Hilltopper boys played an intrasquad game while the Hilltopper girls varsity played the junior varsity.

    Los Alamos’ boys open the season Tuesday, while the Hilltopper girls have their first game Friday night at Pojoaque.

  • Hilltoppers set to host Broncos in season opener Tuesday

    It didn’t take long before Fil Dominguez started to hear what people thought of Los Alamos’ boys basketball team’s offense last season.

    During a morning broadcast on KRSN AM 1490, while talking about the Jr. ‘Topper youth basketball program, station owner David Sutton asked Dominguez, “so, are you guys going to shoot this year?”

    Fans should be getting a definitive answer quickly, as the Hilltoppers will open the 2011-12 season Tuesday night. The Hilltoppers will host the Kirtland Central Broncos in the season opener at Griffith Gymnasium.

  • Sports Update 11-18-11

    KRSN to air hockey games Saturday

    KRSN AM 1490 will broadcast Saturday’s Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey games live from Albuquerque.
    Rick Picard and David Sutton will call Saturday’s games. The Hilltoppers will play Eldorado at 10 a.m. and Cibola at 4:30 p.m.
    The games will also be streamed live on the Internet at krsnam1490.com.

    Green/Gold scrimmage is tonight

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls basketball programs will host their annual Green/Gold Scrimmage tonight.
    Both the boys and girls programs will have intrasquad scrimmages at Griffith Gymnasium. The event is free but donations for the programs will be accepted. Donations over $5 will receive a Hilltopper decal.

  • Toppers hit the ice for doubleheader

    Despite limited ice time and a new-look roster, the Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team will need to be ready for Saturday’s season opener.
    The Hilltoppers were scheduled to open their season at home Friday, but the Los Alamos County Ice Rink is still in a state of major disrepair. Instead of hosting their home opener — that and all subsequent games until the rink is ready to go will be pushed back — they will travel for a doubleheader Saturday in the Albuquerque area.
    Los Alamos will take on the Eldorado Eagles at 10 a.m. at Outpost Ice Arena, then meet the Cibola Cougars at Blades Ice Arena at 4:30 p.m.

  • Sports Update 11-16-11

    No LA players picked for North-South volleyball

  • Webb takes sixth in N.M. Open

    Patrick Webb of Los Alamos finished sixth in the Open Mixed Epee competition at the New Mexico Open last month.
    Webb, who competes for Los Alamos Fencing Club, was among the top finishers in Epee, pacing three LAFC participants in the event.
    The New Mexico Open, held in Albuquerque, is one of the major fencing events sponsored by United States Fencing Association’s Rocky Mountain Section. In all, 46 Epeeists took part in the open mixed division from all around the southwest.
    Following Webb, who advanced to the quarterfinals of direct elimination, Tom Hill was 18th overall and Jack Stafurik finished 42nd.

  • LA tops Capital, loses to St. Pius

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper C team football squad split its final two games of the regular season, topping Capital but falling to St. Pius X.
    In its home finale Oct. 24, the Hilltoppers thumped Capital’s Jaguars 59-14. The following week, the Hilltoppers lost to St. Pius’ Sartans, 26-6.
    Against Capital, Skylar Veenis and Sam Ortiz combined for a whopping seven touchdowns, with Veenis scoring four times. Alex Delamarter also scored in that contest.
    In both the final two games, Los Alamos shuffled in as many players as it could.