Today's Sports

  • Mat Finish

    Los Alamos’ Brian Geyer keeps control of his opponent from Moriarty during the Dec. 10 Jaguar Invitational. The Hilltopper wrestling team, which has had a solid start to the 2011-12 season, will be back in action after a nearly three-week layoff when it travels to the Moriarty duals Saturday.

  • Roswell jumps to No. 2 in boys...

    Here are this week’s Class 4A boys and girls basketball coaches’ polls. Weekly polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Class 4A Girls

        Team     Total pts.    Previous

    1. Grants (6)        96    2
    2. Kirtland Cent. (4)  93    1
    3. Gallup              68    3
    4. Española Valley  65    5
    5. Roswell             59    4

  • Top local Epeeist nabs a 'B...

    Los Alamos Fencing Club coach Tom Hill took 16th out of 70 Epee entrants at a national event last month.
    Hill competed in the United States Fencing Association’s North America Cup event that was held in Kansas City, Mo. The four-day event attracted more than 1,000 top fencers throughout the country.
    In the Combined Vets Epee division, age 40 and above, Hill got off to a rocky start. In pool play, he won just one of seven contests.
    He picked up his performance in the direct elimination rounds, however, including pulling off a big upset over top-seeded Sean Ameli in the second round. Hill upended Ameli, one of the nation’s top-ranked Epeeists, by a score of 10-4 to advance.

  • Michigan picks up win in Sugar...

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As Brady Hoke trotted across the Superdome field, his Michigan players celebrating all around him, a big bucket of ice water suddenly came splashing down on the coach’s head.
    It had been quite a while since the Wolverines won a BCS bowl and they were going to enjoy it.
    “All the tough times we’ve been through makes it even more special,” senior defensive tackle Mike Martin said. “To be the fifth team that ever in Michigan history has won 11 games in a season, it means a lot.”
    Brendan Gibbons drilled a 37-yard field goal down the middle in overtime, lifting No. 13 Michigan to a 23-20 victory over 17th-ranked Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl at the Superdome on Tuesday night.

  • Sports Update 01-04-11

    Registration closing soon for YMCA Jr. Wrestling program

    Registration for the Family YMCA of Los Alamos’ Junior Wrestling program will close Jan. 8.
    The Junior Wrestling program is a developmental league for boys and girls in grades 1-6. Practices will be held afternoons on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the YMCA. Practices start Jan. 10.
    The program is for youth of all abilities. A separate competitive league is also being offered.
    Price for participation in the Junior league is $55 for YMCA members, $82 for nonmembers and $83 for members and $123 for nonmembers in the competitive league. Financial assistance may be available.
    Registrations may be completed at the YMCA or online at www.laymca.org.

  • Toppers nipped by four points vs...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team held a 4-point edge late against the Volcano Vista Hawks, but struggled in the final three minutes of Tuesday night’s contest.
    The Hilltoppers dropped the road contest to the Class 5A Hawks, 46-42.
    While the loss was disappointing, worse still for the Hilltoppers was a late injury suffered by Thomas Russell. Russell, one of the team’s premier players, rolled his ankle on a putback attempt in the fourth quarter.
    It was the second time Russell had injured the ankle, the first being in the preseason, but he stayed in to the contest long enough to sink two free throws to give Los Alamos a 4-point advantage.

  • Hawks knock off Hilltoppers at...

    The Hilltopper girls basketball team hosted the Volcano Vista Hawks Tuesday night at Griffith Gymnasium. The Hawks, one of the top teams in Class 5A, came away with a 61-39 victory. Volcano Vista (13-0) held Los Alamos to just five second quarter points and 13 first half points on its way to victory. Los Alamos (6-8), which has struggled against top-tier opponents in recent games, will have an important test Friday night when it hosts St. Pius X.

  • LA tennis team wins district

    A local United States Tennis Association men’s team pulled off an upset in the final round of the Northern New Mexico District League championship.
    Los Alamos’ team, composed of George E. Von Nieda, Thomas Kelley, Jerome Morzinski, David A. Shunas, Geoffrey B. Mills, Bob Nolen, James B. Harris and Sergey S. Kurennoy topped previously undefeated Highpoint Sports of Albuquerque, 2-1, to take the district championship last month.
    The district tournament was held at the Lobo Tennis Center in Albuquerque.
    With Los Alamos’ victory over Highpoint Dec. 11 in the 3.5 championship, the team qualified for the United States Tennis Association’s Southwest Sectional Tournament. That tournament will be played in early May in Surprise, Ariz.

  • Cowboys drop Luck, Cardinal

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Oklahoma State has its chance to be in the national-championship conversation.
    All the Cowboys need now is a little help from Alabama.
    Surviving a missed field goal at the end of regulation and getting a big kick of its own in overtime, No. 3 Oklahoma State opened the door for the chance at a split national championship with a wildly entertaining 41-38 win over the No. 4 Stanford Cardinal on Monday night.
    “There is nothing we can do from here,” said Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon, who tied the Fiesta Bowl record with three touchdown catches. “I do think we do have the best team in the nation.”

  • Sports Schedule Jan. 3-7


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

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


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

    Wrestling: Los Alamos at Moriarty Invite, 8 a.m.

    Swimming and diving: Los Alamos Invite, 9 a.m.

    Girls basketball: Los Alamos at Sandia, C team, noon; JV, 1:30 p.m.; varsity, 3 p.m.

    Boys basketball: Santa Fe Prep at Los Alamos, JV, 2:30 p.m.; varsity, 4 p.m.