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  • LA boys win District opening nailbiter

    Los Alamos forward Bobby Sanders elevates for a layup during Monday night’s District 2AAAA tournament game. The Hilltoppers took on the Bernalillo Spartans at home in the tournament’s first round. The Hilltoppers will travel to Santa Fe tonight for a second-round contest.

     

  • Schedule for Feb. 22-26

    Tuesday

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, District 2AAAA tournament quarterfinals, 7:30 p.m.; LAMS at Pojoaque, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.'

     

    Girls basketball: District 2AAAA tournament quarterfinals at Santa Fe, 5:30 p.m.

     

    Thursday

    Girls basketball: District 2AAAA tournament semifinals at Los Alamos, 7 p.m.

     

    Boys basketball: District 2AAAA tournament semifinals at Capital, 7 p.m.; LAMS at DeVargas Invite, seventh grade, TBA.

     

  • 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.