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  • Girls basketball: LA travels to Grants for first round of playoffs

    Last year, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team was a No. 5 seed trying to stave off an upset bid against a No. 12 seed.

    In 2011, the Hilltoppers will play the role of spoiler in that same scenario.

    Los Alamos (13-14) earned an at-large nod into the 2011 state Class 4A playoffs. It will travel to Grants to take on a formidable foe. Tip-off time is scheduled for 6 p.m.

    The Class 4A playoffs open Friday and continue through March 12 when the new champs will be crowned at The Pit in Albuquerque.

  • Hockey: LA places third at tourney, Taos wins

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team finished third at the Year-End Tournament in Taos this weekend.
    Los Alamos, the No. 2 seed in the tournament and the defending state champion, dropped its second round game in overtime and had to battle its way back through the losers’ bracket before again falling to the host Taos Tigers.

  • Baseball: Toppers fall at home to Tigers, 13-3

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team lost its third game to open the 2011 season Tuesday at Bomber Field.
    Los Alamos gave up seven runs in a costly second inning in its home opener Tuesday, falling to the Class 4A Los Lunas Tigers 13-3 in five innings.
    The Hilltoppers were held scoreless through their first five at-bats against Los Lunas, with Tiger pitcher Pat Martinez keeping their lineup off-balance. The Hilltoppers’ only damage at the plate against Martinez came in their final at-bat, trying to stave off an early exit.

  • Swimming: Aquatomics' results from High Altitude Invite

    Here are the Los Alamos Aquatomics’ results from the High Altitude Invitational held at Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center (name, age group, event, place, time):

    Haley Adams-Brown, girls 9-10
    50 freestyle, 36, 1:09.17; 25 freestyle, 6, 29.50; 50 backstroke, 29, 1:17.40.

    Jillian Bennett,
    girls 9-10
    100 backstroke, 12, 1:38.85; 50 freestyle, 12, 39.67; 100 freestyle, 11, 1:24.84; 50 backstroke, 8, 43.53; 100 IM, 5, 1:34.04; 50 butterfly, 10, 53.64; 100 breaststroke, 3, 1:39.26; 50 breaststroke, 1, 46.80.

  • Basketball: LA girls nab No. 12 spot, boys are out

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team earned a No. 12 seed for the 2011 Class 4A state playoffs.
    Los Alamos will travel to Grants Friday night for the first round of the state tournament, where it will meet the fifth-seeded Grants Pirates.
    The match-ups for the state tournament were released Sunday night by the New Mexico Activities Association. The tournament continues through March 12 when the state champions are determined.

  • Basketball: LA girls get No. 12 seed in tourney

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team will face the Grants Pirates in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs.

    Los Alamos, which finished second in the District 2AAAA tournament to Espanola Valley Saturday night, earned a 12 seed into the playoffs.

    The Class 4A playoffs start this weekend. Los Alamos and fifth-seeded Grants are scheduled to face off Friday night. Tip-off time had yet to be announced.

    Los Alamos' boys were not selected for an at-large bid this season. Los Alamos finished fourth in the 2AAAA tournament.

  • Schedule for Feb. 28-March 5

    Tuesday
    Baseball: Los Lunas at Los Alamos, varsity, JV, 4 p.m.

    Wednesday
    Boys basketball: LAMS at Ortiz Invite, eighth grade, TBA.

    Thursday
    Boys basketball: LAMS at Ortiz Invite, eighth grade, TBA.

    Friday
    Softball: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista Invite, varsity, TBA.

    Tennis: Los Alamos at Bosque Quad, TBA.

    Boys basketball: LAMS at Ortiz Invite, eighth grade, varsity, TBA.

    Saturday

  • Sports update 02-27-11

    Run for Her Life set for March 20

    The first Run for Her Life 5K and 10K runs will be held March 20.
    The races will start at the Mesa Trailhead near East Park. Racing starts at 9 a.m.
    Registration forms are available at several locations around the county and online at www.atomicrunners.com.
    Proceeds from the race will go to benefit breast cancer research.
    For more information, call 672-1639.

    Y hosting youth volleyball program

  • Basketball: LA girls are 15th in power rankings

    Kirtland Central and Gallup top the list of the girls and boys basketball power rankings.
    The power rankings, a summation of voting in the Class 4A prep basketball polls for the season, put both teams ahead of all comers, according to the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.
    The Kirtland Central Bronco girls, the winningest program in the history of New Mexico girls basketball, earned a grand total of 894 points during the two month tracking by the NMHSCA, which runs statewide coaches polling throughout the season in several major sports.

  • Tennis: LA girls are 3rd at Carlsbad

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team opened its season with a third place finish this weekend.

    Los Alamos grabbed 43 points to take third place at the Carlsbad Invitational tournament this weekend, good enough for third place at the 8-team tournament. At the same tournament, the Hilltopper boys finished sixth with 13 points.

    The host Carlsbad Cavemen earned wins in both the boys and girls sides. Los Alamos' boys had their three-year winning streak snapped this weekend.