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  • Girls basketball: Toppers lose finale on road

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team fell in its season finale Saturday night in the Four Corners.
    Nevertheless, Hilltopper head coach Tarah Logan thought plenty of positive things came out of Saturday’s game as her team heads into the postseason.
    Los Alamos and Piedra Vista were locked in a defensive struggle throughout the game, but the Panthers would ultimately prevail 43-33 in Farmington.

  • Boys basketball: LA hangs on to top Bernalillo in tourney

    They will live to play at least one more day. That day is today.
    In the opening round of the District 2AAAA boys basketball tournament, Los Alamos’ Hilltoppers took control in the third quarter, then hung on in the tense late moments to pick up a win over the Bernalillo Spartans and advance to the quarterfinals.

  • Boys basketball: LA holds on in final seconds to win

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team survived some scary final moments but hung on to win its opening round game of the District 2AAAA tournament Monday.

    Los Alamos topped Bernalillo 41-40 Monday night. Brandon Saiz of Bernalillo converted the first two of a 3-shot attempt from the foul line with 2.7 seconds left in regulation, but the third shot, to tie the ballgame, was just a hair long.

  • Basketball: Tourneys will start Monday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team will host the first round of the District 2AAAA championship tournament Monday.
    The Hilltoppers, who finished fourth in the district regular season race, will host the Bernalillo Spartans Monday night. Game time is 7 p.m.
    Both the 2AAAA boys and girls tournaments will be played this week. The winners of the tournaments will get an automatic bid to the Class 4A state championship tournament, which is scheduled to start next weekend.

  • Swimming and diving: LA's girls place sixth, boys 14th at state meet

    ALBUQUERQUE — The Los Alamos Hilltopper swimming and diving teams finished off their 2010-11 seasons this weekend at the state championship meet.
    The meet was hosted by Albuquerque Academy at its Natatorium and once again, the hosts proved to be the cream of the crop.
    The Albuquerque Academy Chargers grabbed victories on both the boys and girls sides. The Charger girls picked up 320.5 team points to earn their 15th team title, which tied them with Los Alamos for most girls swimming and diving titles in state history.

  • Wrestling: Geyer places fourth for LA at state tournament

    RIO RANCHO — It was a big weekend for the Geyer family.
    Older brother Cory Geyer and younger brother Brian were the final two members of the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team still alive heading into Saturday’s second round of the Class 4A championship tournament.
    The tournament was held at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

  • Boys basketball: Toppers fall to Jags in finale

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team made a push in the fourth quarter to get back into the ballgame, but fell short Wednesday night.
    In its 2010-11 regular season finale, Los Alamos lost to the Capital Jaguars 47-39 at Griffith Gymnasium. Los Alamos finishes the regular season in fourth place in the District 2AAAA standings and will play in the opening round district tournament game Monday.
    The Hilltoppers finish the season with a record of 6-19 and were 2-6 in District 2AAAA play.

  • Wrestling: Toppers taking six to state Class 4A tourney this season

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team will take six members to the state Class 4A championship meet this weekend, with one wrestler having a fair chance at grabbing a coveted top six seed.
    The New Mexico Activities Association will host its state tournament Friday and Saturday at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. Friday’s opening round is set for 10 a.m.
    With six wrestlers qualified, it’s highly unlikely the Hilltoppers will be a factor in the team standings. Their focus heading in is on individual performance.

  • 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.