Today's Sports

  • LA-Belen hoops contest is on for...

    Despite the weather, Los Alamos’ Hilltopper boys basketball team and the Belen Eagles will face off tonight in Griffith Gymnasium.
    Tip-off for tonight’s varsity game is at 7 p.m. The game was confirmed by Los Alamos High School athletic director Vicki Nelms this morning.
    Los Alamos (1-3) hasn’t played in nearly a week. In its last outing, Los Alamos was humbled by a short-handed St. Michael’s team, falling 54-29 in Santa Fe.
    The Hilltoppers started off the 2011-12 season strong, downing Kirtland Central Nov. 22 but have dropped three straight since.

  • Neal earns honors for the...

    Former Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer star Kelsey Neal put together a big 2011 season at the Colorado School of Mines.
    Neal, who graduated in 2010, was one of two CSM Orediggers named to the Division II All-American team. Neal was picked as a third team All-American by the D-II members of the College Sports Information Directors of America.
    Neal, a sophomore for the Orediggers, is the first defender in program history to be named to the All-America team.
    This season, the Orediggers shut out four of their last five opponents on their way to a berth in the Division-II women’s soccer Elite Eight, while allowing just nine total shots on goal during that stretch.

  • Major College Football Scores--...



    Lehigh 40, Towson 38

    Pittsburgh 33, Syracuse 20



    Clemson 38, Virginia Tech 10

    Georgia Southern 55, Old Dominion 48

    LSU 42, Georgia 10

    Louisiana-Monroe 26, FAU 0

    Maine 34, Appalachian St. 12



    Cincinnati 35, UConn 27

    Kansas St. 30, Iowa St. 23

    N. Dakota St. 26, James Madison 14

    N. Iowa 28, Wofford 21

  • Fishing Report 12-04-11


    Animas River: The flow is 359 cfs. Fishing is good for trout above Cedar Hill using various bead-headed nymphs, spinners and worms. Please respect private property when fishing in this area.

  • ´Toppers finish 14th in season...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team started its season off with a solid middle-of-the-pack finish in one of the toughest contests in the state.
    Los Alamos took 14th at the Southwest Duals this weekend. The Southwest Duals, hosted by Rio Rancho, included not only some of the top teams in New Mexico, but teams from all across the region, including Texas, Arizona, Colorado and even as far away as Kansas.
    It was the 2011-12 opener for the Hilltoppers, who brought a nearly complete roster with them to the duals. The Hilltoppers, who have struggled filling out a full lineup for most of the recent past, have as many as 30 wrestlers available to them this season.
    Los Alamos was only lacking a 106- and 126-pounder for this tournament.

  • LA boys, girls win big this...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls swimming teams picked up impressive victories at their home opener of the 2011-12 season Saturday.
    The Hilltopper boys grabbed a total of 605 points, more than double the total of their next-near competitor, Los Lunas. Los Alamos’ boys won eight events on the day.
    For Los Alamos’ girls, they picked up 484 points to win. Los Lunas was also second in the girls competition with 369 points.
    On the girls side, Los Alamos also took top honors in eight races, while the team’s top diver, Amy Neal, picked up a win in Friday’s diving contest.

  • Aztec nips Goddard in Class 4A...

    This was the year of the Tigers.
    After finishing second four times since 2003, the Aztec Tigers picked up the Class 4A football title Saturday. The Tigers squeaked past the Goddard Rockets 28-27.
    The win was the first ever state football title for Aztec, which has been an elite state program for most of the past decade. Aztec lost a shootout to Artesia in the 4A title game a year ago, 45-34.
    Also Saturday, the Lovington Wildcats came back from a 10-0 deficit against the St. Michael’s Horsemen to win 14-10 in the Class 3A state title game. That game was played at Ivan Head Stadium in Santa Fe.

  • Sports Schedule, Dec. 5-10


    Girls basketball: Pojoaque at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.


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


    Wrestling: St. Pius at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.; varsity,  5 p.m.


    Boys basketball: Los Alamos vs. Sandia at Albuquerque Academy Invite, 1 p.m.

    Girls basketball: Los Alamos vs. Mayfield at Albuquerque Academy Invite, 2:45 p.m.


    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Academy Invite, TBA.

  • Moore, Broncos rout Lobos in...

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Kellen Moore threw three touchdowns in the final home game of his brilliant career and Doug Martin ran for two more as No. 9 Boise State rolled over New Mexico 45-0 Saturday.
    Moore, the winningest starting quarterback in college football history, was nearly flawless and the Broncos’ defense had no problem bottling up the punchless Lobos.
    The victory gives the Broncos (11-1, 6-1) their second straight season with a single loss and looks to clear the way for another trip to the MAACO Bowl in Las Vegas, where they dismantled No. 20 Utah a year ago 26-3.
    Boise State’s only loss came Nov. 12 against TCU.
    But Saturday was clearly a landmark day for Moore.

  • LA girls' defense stifles...

    Throughout the preseason, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team has emphasized team play.
    The Hilltoppers ran it to near-perfection at home Thursday night.
    Los Alamos played swarming pressure defense throughout its contest against the Albuquerque Academy Chargers Thursday, forcing 17 first half turnovers, while doing all the little things to get open looks at the basket on the offensive end.
    The Hilltoppers jumped out to a big lead early in the contest and never looked back, taking a 54-22 decision over the visiting Chargers at Griffith Gymnasium.