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Today's Sports

  • On Schedule 2-1-15

    Tuesday

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

    Wednesday

    Girls basketball: Los Alamos at Del Norte, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m., varsity, 7 p.m.

    Friday

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

    Saturday

    Swimming and diving: Los Alamos at Albuquerque (West Mesa pool), boys and girls, 9 a.m.

    Boys basketball: St. Pius X at Los Alamos, C team 10 a.m.; JV, 11:30 a.m.; varsity, 1 p.m.

    Girls basketball: Capital at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m., varsity, 7 p.m.

  • Sports Briefs 2-1-15

    Senior Games will start in March

    The 2015 Los Alamos Senior Olympics Games will be held locally from March 13 through April 13 with a variety of events offered.
    Participants must be 50 years old or older to qualify for the Games. Local participants can qualify for the State Senior Olympics Games which will be held in Roswell in June.
    Registration forms are available at the Family YMCA of Los Alamos. Registration is open through Feb. 28. The registration fee is $20.
    For more information, call 662-3526.

    Field users meeting is Feb. 11

    Los Alamos County’s recreation department is holding its Spring Field User Meeting Feb. 11 at the Parks Division Conference Room, located on 101 Camino Entrada Bldg. 5.
    Meeting time is 11:30 a.m.
    Those planning to attend are asked to bring all schedule request and Liability of Insurance to the meeting.
    For more information, call Kim Trujillo at 662-8159.

  • LA girls slip 1 slot in 5A poll

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team slipped one spot to No. 6 in the MaxPreps.com rankings Thursday after falling to the Española Valley Sundevils earlier this week.
    The rankings are done twice per week during the basketball season. Rankings are calculated based on record, strength of schedule and other factors.
    Los Alamos dropped its home contest to Española Valley 51-48 Tuesday, its third loss of the year.
    Heading into the game, the Hilltoppers were ranked No. 5 in the state, one slot behind the Sundevils.
    With their win, the Sundevils (18-2 overall) moved up to the No. 3 spot in Thursday’s poll.
    Meanwhile, Los Alamos fell one spot to No. 6, its lowest ranking of the season.
    In Tuesday’s game, Los Alamos led by as many as 9 points in the first half and had an 8-point lead at the break before Española Valley came back in the second half, putting up big numbers from the foul line.
    Interestingly, the team that leapfrogged Los Alamos was the 6-loss Lovington Wildcats. Despite Tuesday’s loss, the Hilltoppers still have one of the five best records in Class 5A.
    Once again this week, the Gallup Bengals are the No. 1 team in 5A, as they have been for most of the season. They are followed in the top five by Roswell, the Sundevils, Los Lunas and Lovington.

  • Ski Report 1-30-15

    Angel Fire

    35-inch base. 3 inches of new snow. 73 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Pajarito

    24-inch base. 2 inches of new snow. 21 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Red River

    30-inch base. No new snow reported. 35 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

    18-inch base. 3 inches of new snow reported. 34 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Sipapu

    32-inch base. No new snow reported. 41 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

    45-inch base. No new snow reported. 51 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Ski Santa Fe

    39-inch base. 2 inches of new snow reported. 75 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Taos

    40-inch base. 1 inch of new snow reported. 83 trails and 14 lifts open.

    Angel Fire Nordic

    8-inch base. No new snow reported. 5 trails open.

    Chama XC

    38-inch base. No new snow reported.

    Valles Caldera

    4-inch base. No new snow reported. 2 trails open.

  • Thursday's basketball...

    Boys basketball

    Albuquerque 60, Rio Grande 57
    Cleveland 60, Cibola 55, OT
    Gallup 75, Aztec 52
    Kirtland Central 70, Wingate 56
    Mesilla Valley Christian 61, Artesia 46
    Piedra Vista 75, Miyamura 37
    Sandia 64, Valley 48
    Shiprock 67, Zuni 63
    Taos 65, Santa Fe Prep 53

    Girls basketball

    Del Norte 38, Moriarty 35
    Dexter 41, Capitan 35
    Escalante 43, Dulce 33
    Eunice 57, Jal 30
    Hope Christian 53, St. Pius 38
    Jemez Valley 48, Dora 47
    La Cueva 79, Eldorado 35
    Sandia 47, Valley 42
    Tularosa 75, East Mountain 38
    Valencia 61, Grants 56
     

  • LA falls hard to the Sundevils,...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team took it on the chin Wednesday night at Edward Medina Gymmasium.
    Los Alamos fell in a big hole early and never recovered against the Española Valley Sundevils. The Sundevils scored 9 straight points to start the game and never looked back, winning big, 73-30.
    The game turned into a rout early in the first quarter. The Hilltoppers (2-17 overall, 0-2 in 2-5A) were held to just 6 first quarter points and things never got a lot better for them.
    Española Valley, which needed a win to avoid getting into trouble early on in the district season Wednesday, controlled the tempo from the tip. Española Valley’s run-and-gun game sucked Los Alamos in immediately and helped force 20 first half turnovers to put the game away early.
    Things got slightly better for Los Alamos in the second half, although not nearly enough to get back into the ballgame. The Sundevils took their foot off the gas pedal in the second half and Los Alamos settled into a half-court offense that was more productive for it than in the first half — the Hilltoppers actually scored fewer points in the second half than in the first, but that was mostly because the game switched to a running clock midway through the third quarter.

  • Hockey team returns to action...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team will host the Cibola Cougars Friday night at the county ice rink. Friday’s game is scheduled for 8 p.m.
    Los Alamos tied the La Cueva Bears 5-5 last week, then dropped two games on the road to Durango, Colorado. Los Alamos is currently 10-7-1 and is third in the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League standings.
     

  • Ski Report 1-29-15

    Angel Fire

    32-inch base. No new snow reported. 73 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Pajarito

    24-inch base. No new snow reported. Will reopen when conditions permit.

    Red River

    30-inch base. No new snow reported. 45 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

    18-inch base. No new snow reported. 37 trails and 4 lifts open.

    Sipapu

    32-inch base. No new snow reported. 41 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

    51-inch base. No new snow reported. 11 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Ski Santa Fe

    39-inch base. No new snow reported. 75 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Taos

    40-inch base. No new snow reported. 83 trails and 14 lifts open.

    Angel Fire Nordic

    8-inch base. No new snow reported. 5 trails open.

    Chama XC

    44-inch base. No new snow reported.

    Valles Caldera

    4-inch base. No new snow reported. 2 trails open.

  • LA can't hold on to first...

    A quick barrage put the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team up early in the first quarter, but a quick third quarter rally erased that advantage Tuesday night.
    The Hilltoppers faced off against the Española Valley Sundevils in the first of two big regular season contests at Griffith Gymnasium and a leg-up in the early District 2-5A race.
    Los Alamos threatened to turn the game into a rout early, but Española Valley bounced back in the second half after being held to just 2 first half field goals.
    But in that second half, Los Alamos racked up fouls in big numbers and Española Valley took advantage, heading to the foul line 37 times in the game. Española Valley would prevail in Tuesday’s game, 51-48.
    The free throw disparity caught the attention of Hilltopper head coach Nestor Trujillo, whose own team went to the line only 11 times.
    While the majority of calls going against the Hilltoppers were correct ones, there were also some odd no-calls on the other end of the court. Trujillo said he wasn’t unhappy with the officiating Tuesday night. Moreover, he was pleased with his team’s performance against a tough competitor.

  • Late rally lifts Chargers over...

    For three quarters Saturday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team hung right with the Albuquerque Academy Chargers.
    In the fourth quarter, however, the game got away from the Hilltoppers, putting an end to a chance to grab some momentum before the team gets into the meat of its district schedule.
    But Academy, after a sluggish offensive start to both the first and second quarters, almost couldn’t miss in the second half. Academy was 11 of 12 from the floor and 18 of 23 from the foul line as it pulled away in the final 8 minutes to win 63-48 at Griffith Gymnasium.
    Los Alamos (2-16) actually led after one half, playing an efficient game on offense.
    The Hilltoppers were able to work the ball around until it got someone loose.
    In the first half, Los Alamos connected on 10 of 18 from the field, one of its best shooting halves of the season.
    Academy, which missed its first 7 shots of the game and first 8 shots of the second quarter, stayed with Los Alamos largely on the strength of its domination on the boards. Academy grabbed 7 offensive rebounds in the first half and had plenty of second- and third-chance points, which helped it stay within striking distance.