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  • Swimming and diving: LA boys, girls take part in state meet starting Friday

    The state swimming and diving championship meet gets rolling Friday morning and both Los Alamos Hilltopper teams will be represented.
    Los Alamos has 24 entries scheduled to compete on the girls side this weekend and 12 more on the boys side.
    The state championship meet will start Friday morning and continues through Saturday. The meet will once again be hosted by the Albuquerque Academy Chargers.
    Preliminary diving competition starts at 8:30 a.m. Friday and swimming prelims will start at 3 p.m. Friday.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers win big in final 2-4A game vs. Jags

    SANTA FE — A 9-0 run spanning nearly four minutes set the tone early for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team Tuesday.
    In its final regular season District 2AAAA contest, the Hilltoppers held the Capital Jaguars to just two points in the opening quarter and just four in the final quarter to win going away, 52-28 at Edward Ortiz Gymnasium.
    Los Alamos never trailed in the game, scoring early and often in the first quarter while confounding the Capital offense for most of the contest.

  • Hockey: 'Toppers close out season with wins

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper ice hockey team grabbed victories in its final regular season outings this weekend.
    The Hilltoppers routed the Santa Fe Blue Jackets 8-1 Friday night in Santa Fe, then topped the La Cueva Bears at home Sunday, taking a 7-5 decision.
    Against the Blue Jackets, Los Alamos broke open a 1-0 game after one period, scoring three times in the second period and four more in the third. Santa Fe’s lone goal of the game came on a power play chance with 4:19 remaining.

  • Swimming and diving: LA girls win district title, boys are second

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls swimming and diving team won the District 1 championship in a big way Saturday.
    The Hilltopper girls finished with 411.50 points at Saturday’s meet in Santa Fe. They outdistanced district runner-up Santa Fe (336 points), the only team that finished within 100 points.
    Additionally, the Hilltoppers were able to qualify four different individuals at Saturday’s meet. The top two finishers in each event, regardless of time, advance to the state meet, which will start Friday in Albuquerque.

  • Schedule for Feb. 14-19

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

    Wednesday
    Boys basketball: Capital at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.; LAMS at West Las Vegas, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Thursday
    Boys basketball: LAMS at Española, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Friday
    Wrestling: Class 4A state championship tournament, 10 a.m.

    Diving: State championship meet, 8:30 a.m.

  • Boys basketball: LA topped Friday at Española Valley

    ESPAÑOLA — Despite facing the District 2AAAA heavyweight champ Friday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team survived several knockout attempts.
    Los Alamos managed to hang with the Española Valley Sundevils, the now five-time defending district champions, throughout Friday’s contest at Edward Medina Gymnasium. But the Sundevils, who again are on the short list to contend for a Class 4A title this season, led the game from wire-to-wire top earn a 58-45 victory.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers fall at home Saturday

    While the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team did a good job in slowing down one of District 2AAAA’s premier players, it wasn’t enough to pull off the upset Saturday night.
    Los Alamos kept Española Valley’s Justine Vigil from taking over Saturday’s ballgame the way she had the first time the two teams met, but the Española Valley’s Sundevils’ potent offense still proved to be too tough.

  • Wrestling: Toppers take fifth at 2AAAA meet

    SANTA FE — The chances were there Saturday for the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team.
    They may be there this weekend.
    The challenge for the Hilltoppers will be to capitalize on those chances.
    Los Alamos, taking part in the District 2AAAA championship tournament Saturday, had some openings and had a couple of chances to put bouts away. Unfortunately, the team didn’t take full advantage of what it set up for itself.

  • Ski report 02-11-11

    Angel Fire
    44-52 inch base of powder and packed powder. No new snow reported. 72 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    20-30 inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported.

    Pajarito
    21-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 35 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Red River
    40-45 inch base of powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 55 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

  • Fishing report 02-11-11

    Northwest

    Animas River: The flow is 240 cfs. Fishing is reported as slow with little pressure. Best bet is through town at city park using worms and spinners.