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  • Swimming and diving: LA girls finish second, boys third at preseason contest

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls swimming and diving teams both took part in the preseason Barney Relays Saturday, with the girls finishing second and the boys third in team standings.
    The Barney Relays, hosted by Albuquerque Academy, is an annual event with some of the top teams in the state from the previous season invited. Schools form relay teams in each race instead of swimming in individual competition.

  • Boys basketball: LA falls in opener at Kirtland Central

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team lost its season opener, falling to the Kirtland Central Broncos Tuesday night.
    The Kirtland Central Broncos outscored the Hilltoppers in all four quarters Tuesday despite several comeback attempts throughout the game. The Broncos held on for a 67-55 victory, spoiling the head coaching debut of Matt King.
    Los Alamos had several chances to tie the score throughout Tuesday, cutting the lead down to just three points late in the third quarter, but couldn’t find the critical defensive stops when it needed them.

  • Update 11-23-10

    Boys basketball schedule, roster

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team opens its 2010-11 season tonight at Kirtland Central.
    Tonight marks the head coaching debut of Matt King, who takes over for Alan Kirk, who resigned this spring.
    Los Alamos’ home opener is scheduled for Saturday against Piedra Vista.
    Here is the current roster and schedule for the Hilltopper boys basketball team:

    Roster

    Head coach: Matt King (first season)

  • Cross country: LA boys 9th, girls 14th at regional meet

    Members of the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team finished in ninth place at this weekend’s regional championship meet.
    The Nike Cross Southwest Regional Championship was held Saturday in Mesa, Ariz. Both Los Alamos teams qualified for the meet. The top two teams at the regional meet earned automatic bids to the Nike Cross Nationals, which will be held in Portland, Ore., Dec. 4.

  • It’s a whole new hoop game

    Things are going to be considerably different around the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball program for the 2010-11 season.
    With several noticeable absences from last season, hardly the least of which is the 6 foot, 11 inch frame of its star center, Los Alamos will have its first chance to see how the changes are taking shape Tuesday night.
    The Hilltoppers will open their 2010-11 campaign Tuesday on the road when they travel to the Four Corners area. They will square off at 7 p.m. against the Kirtland Central Broncos.

  • Sundevils’ Salazar, Elks’ Gomez and Vigil named North All-Stars

    Española Valley’s Karli Salazar was named to the North All-Star volleyball team Wednesday.
    The New Mexico High School Coaches Association, which sponsors the statewide All-Star teams, made the announcement in a press release.
    Salazar, a setter for Española Valley, was one of two District 2AAAA representatives to be selected for the honor. The other was Santa Fe High School’s outside hitter Shivaughn Hatt.
    No Hilltoppers were named to the North squad.

  • Hilltoppers split their season openers, will host 2 this week

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team split its two opening games of the season last weekend.
    Los Alamos fell in its home opener of the 2010-11 season Friday night to the Taos Ice Tigers, but bounced back one day later to shut out the Eldorado Eagles on the road.
    Los Alamos, the defending New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League champion, was the league’s final team to get into action. It is the only team in the state to play in an outdoor rink.

  • Sports Update 11-17-10

    Annual Green-Gold hoops set for Friday

  • Golf: Sanchez, Schmitt finish 9th in ESPN national tournament

    Local golfers Eddie Sanchez and Barbara Schmitt tied for ninth place in the Senior Division of the National ESPN Golf Challenge in Las Vegas, Nev.
    Sanchez and Schmitt competed in the tournament Oct. 22-23. In all, 36 two-person teams competed for the Senior Division crown. Senior Division play used net scoring.
    All the participants in the tournament reached the national tournament by qualifying earlier in local and regional events.
    The tournament was played at Paiute Golf Resort.

  • Volleyball: Pojoaque earns 3A title over Portales

    The Pojoaque Elks earned their second-straight state Class AAA volleyball title and third title since 2006 Saturday night.
    The Elks defeated the Portales Rams 25-16, 25-18, 25-22 to take the title.
    It was the third title captured by the Elks under the direction of head coach Brian Ainsworth.
    Pojoaque also defeated Portales in 2009 to claim that title.
    The Elks, who finished the 2010 season with a record of 17-4, swept the very tough District 5 this season to earn the top seed heading into the tournament.