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  • 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.

  • Hockey: LA closes out regular season

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team has its final two games of the regular season this weekend.
    Los Alamos will play at Santa Fe tonight at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center, then will close out its regular season at home at 9:30 a.m. Sunday against La Cueva.
    The Hilltoppers won their only game last week, topping the Eldorado Eagles 3-1. The win improved the Hilltoppers’ season mark to 13-2-1.

  • Wrestling: LA has high hopes for district tourney

    The formula at the District 2AAAA wrestling tournament is pretty simple: win and you’re in, lose and you’re out.
    Los Alamos’ wrestlers, along with the other four district teams’ wrestlers will get their shot to do just that Saturday.
    The 2011 district meet will start at 9:30 a.m. This year’s tournament is being hosted by Capital High School.
    Saturday’s district tournament will be the first one for 2AAAA newcomer Santa Fe and Hilltopper head coach Bob Geyer thinks the Demons might just be the team to beat.

  • Sports update: Pajarito set to reopen Friday

    Pajarito Mountain plans to reopen for skiing Friday, said Ski Pajraito general manager Tom Long.

    The mountain had temporarily suspended operations for the past couple of weeks because of a lack of snow.
    According to its website, the mountain has a base of 21 inches with seven inches of new snow in the past week.

  • Gymnastics: Tumblers' results from Precision meet

    Here are the Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers’ results from the Precision Gymnastics Meet Jan. 21-23 (name, division, vault score, parallel bars score, balance beam score, floor exercise score, all-around score; place finishes are in parentheses):

    Level 4
    Alyssa Hilger, Jr.-A, 9.325 (2), 9.35 (1), 9.20 (1), 9.325 (1), 37.20 (1).

    Charlotte Ulrich, Ch.-A, 9.25 (2), 8.35 (6), 9.20 (1), 8.90 (4), 35.70 (2).

    Bridget Toone, Jr.-A, 8.70 (7), 9.25 (3), 8.10 (8), 8.90 (5), 35.50 (5).

  • Girls basketball: LA hangs on to take overtime victory

    SANTA FE — Despite earning a comfortable 15-point victory in its first meeting against the Santa Fe Demons, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team wasn’t taking anything for granted Wednesday night.
    That turned out to be a good thing.
    With under 10 seconds remaining in regulation, Santa Fe’s Alix Jeantette, who hadn’t taken a shot all game long, buried a long-range 3-pointer to force overtime at Toby Roybal Gymnasium.