Today's Sports

  • Buckeye football hit with NCAA...

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State players broke the rules and got to play in the Sugar Bowl anyway. Jim Tressel knew about infractions and let it all happen.
    Now the Buckeyes and new coach Urban Meyer will pay for it next season.
    The NCAA hit Ohio State with a one-year bowl ban and additional penalties Tuesday for violations that started with eight players taking a total of $14,000 in cash and tattoos in exchange for jerseys, rings and other Buckeyes memorabilia.

  • LA hosts Taos, will hit the road...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team will have its final home game tonight before a lengthy home ice hiatus.
    The Hilltoppers will take on an old rival, the Taos Ice Tigers, at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. That game is scheduled for 7:45 p.m.
    Following that contest, the Hilltoppers will be out of town for over a month. They travel to the Mid-Season Showcase Tournament, hosted by Taos Jan. 6-8, then have a three-game set in Taos Jan. 21-22. Los Alamos won’t be back home until Jan. 27.
    Los Alamos took a loss and a tie last week. It finished knotted up with Eldorado, 1-1, at home last week, then dropped a 3-2 decision at Santa Fe.
    For Santa Fe’s Blue Jackets, the victory was their first of the season in 12 tries.

  • Broncos knock off Toppers at home

    The problems the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team needed to fix to keep pace with one of the top programs in the state didn’t get fixed Wednesday night.
    For its previous two games, Los Alamos struggled keeping a handle on the ball and varying up its offense from an almost complete inside shooting game. Los Alamos knew full well going into Wednesday’s contest it would need to do both.
    Unfortunately for the Hilltoppers, they weren’t able to accomplish either.

  • Results from APS swim meet

    Here are Los Alamos' results from the Albuquerque Public Schools swim meet Saturday.


    Team scores
    1. Eldorado, 131; 2. Las Cruces, 112; 3. Los Alamos, 86; 4. Volcano Vista, 85; 5. Sandia, 56; 6. Hobbs, 36; 7. Manzano, 28; 8. Valley, 17.

    Individual results (event, place, time)
    Aslynn Bennett
    200 freestyle, 2, 2:09.21; 100 breaststroke, 3, 1:15.01.

    Farida Ismail
    50 freestyle, 44, 36.05; 100 butterfly, 13, 1:38.29.

    Sydney Schoonover
    200 freestyle, 9, 2:27.78; 500 freestyle, 8, 6:53.71.

    Alice Shao
    200 individual medley, 9, 2:41.18; 100 backstroke, 7, 1:15.62.

    Sara Thurgood

  • Toppers, Broncos to clash in big...

    There isn’t much going on at Los Alamos High School just a few days before Christmas.
    However, anytime the Kirtland Central Broncos girls basketball team rolls into town, that’s definitely something.
    The Los Alamos Hiltoppers will host the Broncos tonight. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.
    The Broncos are, by most measurable standards, the most successful girls basketball program in state history. The Broncos own a record for both the number of state championship games won (17) and, a far more dubious honor, state championship games lost (10), the most recent of which occurred last season when they were upset by the Gallup Bengals.
    Nevertheless, Kirtland Central is the No. 1-ranked team in Class 4A heading into tonight’s game.

  • Nittany Lions' sex abuse...

    NEW YORK (AP) — The ouster of one of America’s most revered coaches, Penn State’s Joe Paterno, after shocking child sex abuse charges against his former assistant was overwhelmingly voted the sports story of the year by members of The Associated Press.

  • Sports Update 12-20-11

    Coed volleyball league starting at YMCA

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is currently accepting registrations for its adult coed volleyball league.
    League matches are played on a men’s height net (7 feet, 11 inches). Recreation and competitive divisions are planned, but at least four competitive teams are needed.
    Play will be Sundays at the YMCA gym starting at 11 a.m. The season is scheduled from Jan. 22-March 25 and ends in a tournament.
    For more information, call the YMCA at 662-3100 or visit www.laymca.org.

    LA girls take third at Albuquerque swim meet

  • Ski Report 12-20-11

    Angel Fire

    40-inch base of powder. 12 inches of new snow reported. 56 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest

    36-inch base of powder. 6 inches of new snow reported. 35 trails open.


    37-inch base of powder. 17 inches of new snow reported. 33 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Red River

    32-inch base of powder. 3 inches of new snow reported. 51 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

    47-inch base of powder. 11 inches of new snow reported. 35 trails and 4 lifts open.


    28-inch base of packed powder. 1-1/2 inches of new snow reported. 27 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

  • On Ice

    Tyler Thorn of Los Alamos tries to put a move on an Eldorado defender Friday night at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink.

  • Boys hoops topped by Taos, 53-46

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team fell to the Taos Tigers Saturday night on the road.
    Taos, a former District 2-4A opponent of the Hilltoppers, knocked off the Hilltoppers 53-46. Taos went on a 7-0 run in the third quarter behind Max Suazo to take a lead it would never relinquish.
    Suazo finished with a game-high 22 points. For Los Alamos, Nick Baker had 19 points.
    The Hilltoppers (3-6) have now lost three of four contests heading into the Poe Corn Tournament which starts Dec. 28.