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  • Sports Schedule, Dec. 12-17

    Thursday

    Girls basketball: LAMS at Capshaw Invite, eighth grade, TBA.

    Friday

    Diving: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Quad, TBA.

    Girls basketball: Piedra Vista at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.; LAMS at Capshaw Invite, eighth grade, TBA.

    Saturday

    Wrestling: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista Invite, varsity, 8 a.m.

    Swimming: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Quad, 8:30 a.m.

    Girls basketball: Aztec at Los Alamos, C team, 2 p.m.; JV, 3:30 p.m.; varsity, 5 p.m.; LAMS at Capshaw Invite, eighth grade, TBA.

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

  • Home Ice

    Los Alamos goaltender Bryce Templeton watches Cibola’s Andrew Sisneros during Friday night’s game at Los Alamos County Ice Rink. It was the first home game of the season for the Hilltoppers, who lost 6-0.

  • Local gymnasts earn accolades at Santa Fe competition

    The Los Alamos School of Gymnastics Atomic Tumblers performed recently at the Halloween Invite hosted by Zia Gymnastics in Santa Fe. 

    In attendance were 160 gymnasts representing eight New Mexico teams from Santa Fe, Taos, Gallup, Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and Los Alamos.  Fourteen Tumblers competed in Levels 4, 5 and 6, bringing home nine gold, seven silver and four bronze medals.

    The Level 4 Atomic Tumblers took three of the top four spots in the 6-7 year-old age group, as well as first place on all four events. 

  • Tourney Time

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team took on the Sandia Matadors in the first round of the Joe Armijo Invitational at Albuquerque Academy Thursday afternoon. The Hilltoppers struggled in the first half, managing just four points in the first quarter against Class 5A Sandia, but came to life in the third quarter and had a chance to win the contest at the end.

  • Sports Update 12-09-11

    Hockey game will be on KRSN

    KRSN AM 1490 will broadcast tonight’s Los Alamos Hilltopper-Cibola Cougar hockey game.
    The game will start at 8:15 at Los Alamos County Ice Rink. David Sutton and Rick Picard will be on the call live.
    The broadcast will also be streamed on the Internet at krsnam1490.com.

    Women’s Weekend needs sponsors

    K2 Skis and Pajarito Mountain will host the fourth annual K2 Women’s Weekend Feb. 10-12.
    The Women’s Weekend is a not-for-profit event. Proceeds will provide financial assistance for New Mexico residents suffering from breast or cervical cancer. About $10,000 was raised last year.

  • LA nearly pulls off big upset

    ALBUQUERQUE — After a dismal offensive first half, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team got back into its game against the Sandia Matadors in the second half.
    Los Alamos, which trailed by as many as 11 points with 2:51 remaining in the second quarter, rallied to take a 46-43 lead with just over two minutes remaining in regulation.
    But the Matadors’ Carl Meyer put in a layup bucket with 26.3 seconds left which proved to be the difference in the opening round of the Joe Armijo Invitational. The Matadors prevailed 49-48, putting the Hilltoppers into the loser’s bracket of the tournament, which continues through Saturday at Albuquerque Academy.

  • Toppers thumped by Trojans, 55-33

    ALBUQUERQUE — An impressive run in the third quarter by the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team wasn’t enough to make up for an impressive run by the Mayfield Trojans in the first half.
    The Hilltoppers took on the Trojans, the defending Class 5A champion, in the first round of the Joe Armijo Invitational Thursday afternoon at Albuquerque Academy. The Trojans’ pressure defense and quick guards proved to be too much for the Hilltoppers, however, as they fell 55-33 and dropped into the loser’s bracket of the tournament.
    Los Alamos fell behind by as many as 25 points early in the third quarter, but a huge third quarter put it back in the ballgame.

  • LA will face 12-0-0 Cibola Friday night

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team is hoping to finally host a game at home Friday after its first two scheduled home openers were nixed.
    Los Alamos picked up its first victory of the season Saturday against La Cueva, taking a 4-3 victory, along with earning a forfeit win over Rio Rancho’s Cleveland High School.
    Against La Cueva, the Hilltoppers got four goals from four different skaters to earn a 4-3 victory. Dustin Taylor, Tyler Thorn, Gabriel Intrator and Arnoldo Ortiz all picked up tallies for the Hilltoppers in their victory.

  • Hilltoppers roll past Sartans in home opener

    So far, so good for the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team.
    Following up on a solid finish against some top teams from around the region last weekend, the Hilltoppers were dominant against the St. Pius X Sartans at home Wednesday.
    Los Alamos earned two pins and a major decision in its first four head-to-head contests against St. Pius, setting the tone for a big 64-16 victory at Auxiliary Gymnasium. Los Alamos earned six pinfalls Wednesday, including 106-pounder Mateo Cardiel, who needed just 20 seconds to stick St. Pius Chris Barger.
    It was the biggest Hilltopper victory in several seasons and the biggest under head coach Bob Geyer.

  • LA boys, girls head to Academy

    It’s one of the toughest tournaments in the state and both the Los Alamos Hilltopper basketball teams are right in the middle of it.
    Both the Hilltopper boys and girls hoops squads will take part in the Joe Armijo Classic starting Thursday. The Armijo Classic is an eight-team tournament hosted by Albuquerque Academy.
    Traditionally, the Armijo Classic has involved some of the top teams in the state and this year is no exception. Included on the boys side of the bracket are three defending state champs, while the reigning 5A champ will be the first round opponent of the Hilltopper girls in the other bracket.
    Los Alamos’ girls will take on Las Cruces Mayfield in the first round of the Armijo tournament. That game is set for 2:45 p.m. Thursday.