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  • Wrestling: Toppers will be at Manzano to start 2010-11

    Entering his second season as head coach of the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling program, Robert Geyer has plenty of help.
    With a slew of assistant coaches for the 2010-11 season, the preseason workouts for the team have been productive. Exactly how productive?
    Los Alamos will get to see Friday.
    Los Alamos opens its season at the Manzano Invitational tournament Saturday. Cibola, Eldorado and Albuquerque Academy, along with two of Los Alamos’ District 2AAAA opponents, Capital and Santa Fe, are expected to compete.

  • Boys basketball: 'Toppers fall at home vs. Horsemen, 43-30

    Despite what could’ve been a disastrous first quarter Wednesday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team pulled things together in the second half to make a game of it against the St. Michael’s Horsemen.

  • Boys basketball: LA falls at Moriarty

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team couldn’t slow down the Moriarty Pintos in the second half Tuesday, allowing the Pintos to score a come-from-behind victory.
    Moriarty managed to push the ball into the lane and pick up fouls in the second half Tuesday as it knocked off Los Alamos 48-41 in Moriarty.
    The loss dropped the Hilltoppers to 0-3 on the young season. More importantly, the loss was the third of the season by the Hilltoppers to a Class AAAA opponent.

  • Swimmng and diving: LA’s teams to host home opener this weekend

    Heading into their home opening meet, the Los Alamos Hilltopper swimming and diving teams feel good about their chances to win it.
    But the Hilltoppers are told many times throughout the season that it’s all about how they finish.
    Los Alamos’ boys and girls teams will be at home Friday and Saturday for the Los Alamos Invitational. The meet, which will take place at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center, will hold diving competition at 5 p.m. Friday, then will have swimming competition starting 10 a.m. Saturday.

  • Gymnastics: Hilger grabs second overall top finish at Los Lunas meet

    For the second straight time, the Los Alamos School of Gymnastics’ Alyssa Hilger was the high all-around point-getter.
    The LASG Atomic Tumblers competed in the Wild Horse Invitational Nov. 20-21, held in Los Lunas. In all, 12 teams and 180 gymnasts took part in the event.
    Hilger, who was the top overall finisher at the Trick or Treat Meet in Santa Fe last month, duplicated that feat in Los Lunas. Hilger scored a 36.45 in the level 4, 10-year-old division.

  • Schedule for Nov. 30-Dec. 4

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

    Girls basketball: St. Michael’s at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Wednesday
    Boys basketball: St. Michael’s at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Friday
    Diving: Los Alamos Open, boys and girls, 5 p.m.

    Saturday
    Wrestling: Los Alamos at Manzano Invite, TBA; LAMS Invite, 8 a.m.

  • Boys basketball: 'Toppers lose home opener Saturday

    Since taking over the head coaching job for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball program, Matt King has made no bones that his team will be a work-in-progress during the 2010-11 season.
    And now, two games into the season, he is fully aware of where the most work needs to take place.
    In their home opener of the season, and the first home game in King’s coaching stint at Los Alamos, the Hilltoppers turned the ball over 28 times, including losing the ball 17 times in the second and third quarters.

  • Girls basketball: Elks top LA with late scores

    While there are some questions surrounding the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team heading into the 2010-11 season, the Hilltoppers showed they might have some answers soon.
    Friday night in their season debut, the Hilltoppers looked like they might pull out a big win against a very tough opponent the Pojoaque Elks. Instead, however, the Elks rallied from a late 6-pont deficit to earn a 53-51 victory.
    Los Alamos opened its 2010-11 campaign Friday night at Griffith Gymnasium.

  • Soccer: Thoma named Class AAAA Player of the Year, Gartz earns Coach of the Year honors in AAAA

    Following a year capped by one of the biggest performances in the history of Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer, it was fitting the two biggest individual honors of the season went to members of the Hilltopper program.
    Los Alamos, the 2010 state Class AAAA champion, had its top player and head coach named the best of the year by coaches statewide.

  • Running: Romero is tops at Turkey Trot

    Ted Romero was the big winner at the 2010 Turkey Trot.
    The Turkey Trot, which was held Sunday on North Mesa, was hosted jointly by the Atomic City Roadrunners, CROP and LA Cares. The event was to benefit those in need of food assistance in the area.
    Sunday’s run included 195 runners taking place on a 2.57-mile course.
    Romero finished the race in 16 minutes, 47 seconds, outpacing runner-up Dan Reese by 45 seconds. Vicky Saga finished third in the race.
    Here are the top 25 finishers from Sunday’s 2010 Turkey Trot: