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  • Sports update 01-21-11

    Beginning fencing course registration is open

    A beginning fencing course will start Feb. 1.
    The beginning fencing class is designed for those with no previous fencing experience. Instruction will focus on footwork and basic blade control. Emphasis will be on the foil.
    All necessary fencing equipment is provided.
    Interested participants must be 10 years of age or older. Class size is limited.
    For more information, call Tom Hill at 672-1058.

    K of C to host free throw contest Jan. 30

  • Boys basketball: Toppers knock off Spartans to open 2AAAA

    The funny thing about district play is that struggling teams can turn their fortunes around pretty quickly.
    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team took the first step to doing just that Wednesday night and has a chance to take a giant leap this weekend.
    In their District 2AAAA opener Wednesday night, the Hilltoppers upended the Bernalillo Spartans. The Hilltoppers’ stout defense held the Spartans to just five points in the pivotal third quarter as they came away with a 57-44 victory at Griffith Gymnasium.

  • Ski report 01-20-11

    Angel Fire
    27-32 inch base of powder and packed powder. 4 inches new snow reported. 47 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    15-inch base of packed powder. 1 inch of new snow reported. All trails open.

    Pajarito
    20-inch base of machine-groomed snow and variable conditions. Trace new snow reported. Will reopen Friday.

    Red River
    25-30 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. 1 inch of new snow reported. 35 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

  • LA, Academy girls hoops rescheduled

    Los Alamos High School announced Saturday’s girls basketball games between Los Alamos and Albuquerque Academy have been rescheduled.
    Academy, hosting the games, had a schedule conflict.
    Instead, the teams will play Feb. 17 at Academy. Game times will remain 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

  • Boys basketball: LA upends Bernalillo in 2AAAA opener

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team came up big when it mattered most Wednesday night, downing the Bernalillo Spartans 57-44 at Griffith Gymnasium.

    The game was the District 2AAAA opener for both teams.

    Los Alamos (5-14 overall), got 20 points from Thomas Russell, rejoining the lineup after a foot injury kept him out of a ballgame last week, and 12 more from Nick Baker to knock off the Spartans.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers open 2AAAA play with win

    BERNALILLO — A rough start to Tuesday night’s District 2AAAA-opening game could’ve spelled disaster for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team.
    The Bernalillo Spartans controlled the action throughout the first eight minutes Tuesday night, but the Hilltoppers got things together early in the second quarter and never looked back.
    Los Alamos held Bernalillo to just two points in the second quarter and four points in the third as it rolled to a 45-27 victory in the first district contest for both teams.

  • Ski report 01-19-11

    Angel Fire
    25-30 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 45 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    15-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. All trails open.

    Pajarito
    20-inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. Will reopen Friday.

    Red River
    25-30 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. 2 inches of new snow reported. 35 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

  • Mixed Martial Arts: King of the Cage reigns Saturday night

    Mixed martial arts fighting has rapidly been gaining popularity for many years, and while television gives interested viewers many opportunities to take in action, it doesn’t compare to seeing it live.
    Those who have no problem shelling out $50 to their satellite providers to catch the monthly Ultimate Fighting Championship bouts should know it pales to the experience right there, in the arena.
    Saturday night, Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino hosted the King of the Cage fights.

  • Swimming: LA's results from Academy Invite meet

    Here are the results from Saturday’s Albuquerque Academy Invitational (athletes are from Los Alamos unless otherwise noted):

    Girls

    Team scores

  • Girls basketball: Toppers knock off Monarchs

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team picked up a big victory in its final outing before the start of the District 2AAAA season.
    On the road at Class 5A Manzano, Los Alamos broke open a tight ballgame in the second half, holding the Monarchs to just 10 second half points.
    A balanced scoring attack, with eight players getting into the action, propelled the Hilltoppers to a decisive 46-30 victory in Albuquerque.