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Today's Sports

  • Ski Report 12-08-11

    Angel Fire

    30-inch base of powder. No new snow reported. Scheduled opening is Dec. 15.

    Enchanted Forest

    20-inch base of packed powder. 2 inches of new snow reported. 100 percent of trails open.

    Pajarito

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

    Red River

    32-inch base of powder and machine-groomed snow. 4 inches of new snow reported. Will reopen Friday.

    Sandia Peak

    16-inch base. No new snow reported. Scheduled opening is Dec. 17.

    Sipapu

    17-21 inch base of powder, packed powder and machine-groomed snow. 1-1/2 inches of new snow reported. Will reopen Friday.

  • LA will face 12-0-0 Cibola...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team is hoping to finally host a game at home Friday after its first two scheduled home openers were nixed.
    Los Alamos picked up its first victory of the season Saturday against La Cueva, taking a 4-3 victory, along with earning a forfeit win over Rio Rancho’s Cleveland High School.
    Against La Cueva, the Hilltoppers got four goals from four different skaters to earn a 4-3 victory. Dustin Taylor, Tyler Thorn, Gabriel Intrator and Arnoldo Ortiz all picked up tallies for the Hilltoppers in their victory.

  • Hilltoppers roll past Sartans in...

    So far, so good for the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team.
    Following up on a solid finish against some top teams from around the region last weekend, the Hilltoppers were dominant against the St. Pius X Sartans at home Wednesday.
    Los Alamos earned two pins and a major decision in its first four head-to-head contests against St. Pius, setting the tone for a big 64-16 victory at Auxiliary Gymnasium. Los Alamos earned six pinfalls Wednesday, including 106-pounder Mateo Cardiel, who needed just 20 seconds to stick St. Pius Chris Barger.
    It was the biggest Hilltopper victory in several seasons and the biggest under head coach Bob Geyer.

  • LA boys, girls head to Academy

    It’s one of the toughest tournaments in the state and both the Los Alamos Hilltopper basketball teams are right in the middle of it.
    Both the Hilltopper boys and girls hoops squads will take part in the Joe Armijo Classic starting Thursday. The Armijo Classic is an eight-team tournament hosted by Albuquerque Academy.
    Traditionally, the Armijo Classic has involved some of the top teams in the state and this year is no exception. Included on the boys side of the bracket are three defending state champs, while the reigning 5A champ will be the first round opponent of the Hilltopper girls in the other bracket.
    Los Alamos’ girls will take on Las Cruces Mayfield in the first round of the Armijo tournament. That game is set for 2:45 p.m. Thursday.

  • Sports Update 12-07-11

    Half marathon is Saturday

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos will hold its High Altitude Half Marathon and 5K Fun Run Saturday.
    The run will start at the YMCA. Race time is 8 a.m.
    Registrations are being accepted at the YMCA or online at www.laymca.org or active.com.
    For more information, call 662-3100.

    K2 Women’s Weekend seeking sponsors

    K2 Skis and Pajarito Mountain will host the fourth annual K2 Women’s Weekend Feb. 10-12.
    The Women’s Weekend is a not-for-profit event. Proceeds will provide financial assistance for New Mexico residents suffering from breast or cervical cancer. About $10,000 was raised last year.

  • Balancing Act

    Los Alamos’ Brian Geyer goes upside down for a pin during a bout Friday night. The Hilltoppers, who opened up the season with a 14th-place finish at the Southwest Duals in Rio Rancho last weekend, will be at home tonight against St. Pius X .

  • Boise State set to join Big East

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Big East’s long-awaited additions are set, with more rebuilding to come.
    The conference is preparing to announce the additions of Boise State and San Diego State as football-only members and Houston, Central Florida and SMU for all sports as soon as Wednesday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The five schools will join in 2013.
    The person spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because details were still being worked out with the schools and plans for an announcement were being completed.

  • Toppers rally to top Eagles

    After scoring just one field goal in a more than five minute stretch in the first quarter, Los Alamos Hilltopper Thomas Russell sparked his team in the second quarter.
    Russell dropped in 10 straight points in the second quarter to rally the Hilltoppers over the Belen Eagles’ boys basketball team Tuesday night.
    Meanwhile, the Hilltopper defense was stout throughout the contest, holding Belen to single-digit scoring in three quarters to win 46-33.
    The win was an important one for the Hilltoppers, who not only topped a Class 4A opponent and snapping a three-game losing streak, but to give them some momentum heading into a very tough three-day tournament at Albuquerque Academy (see page 7).

  • Ski Report 12-07-11

    Angel Fire

    30-inch base of powder. 16 inches of new snow reported. Scheduled opening is Dec. 15.

    Enchanted Forest

    20-inch base of packed powder. Trace new snow reported. 100 percent of trails open.

    Pajarito

    24-inch base. 13-15 inches of new snow. Will open when conditions permit.

    Red River

    32-inch base of powder and machine-groomed snow. 15-18 inches of new snow reported. Will reopen Friday.

    Sandia Peak

    16-inch base. 12 inches of new snow reported. Scheduled opening is Dec. 17.

    Sipapu

  • Luck needs luck to win Heisman...

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stanford’s Andrew Luck is returning to New York as a Heisman Trophy finalist, just not as the favorite.
    That distinction belongs to Baylor’s Robert Griffin III.
    The two star quarterbacks will join fellow finalists Trent Richardson, Tyrann Mathieu and Montee Ball at the Heisman presentation Saturday night in Manhattan.
    Luck is the only repeat finalist this season, while Griffin is the first Baylor player to get an invite to the ceremony. The school that never has had a player finish better than fourth in the Heisman voting now seems to have the front-runner.