Today's Sports

  • LA pulls away from SF Prep late...

    It was a bit of a dangerous game for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team in many ways Saturday.
    The Hilltoppers took on the Santa Fe Prep Blue Griffins in an afternoon contest at Griffith Gymnasium. Santa Fe Prep is a solid Class 2A school with some bruising post players inside.
    Along with the physicality, the game was one that Los Alamos had virtually nothing to gain and everything to lose. A Class 4A team should defeat a Class 2A team, the conventional wisdom among the basketball playoff selection committees, but if the Class 2A team pulls off a win, the 4A team’s playoff stock can drop like a rock.

  • Late free throw lifts LA over St...

    In a matter of minutes, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team went from solid lead to almost certain overtime to a chance to win with under two seconds remaining Friday night.
    In the process, the Hilltoppers picked up an important win over a Class 4A opponent, something it badly needed.
    After an offensively-sluggish contest, the Hilltoppers started to pull away from the St. Pius X Sartans midway through the fourth quarter Friday, taking a 31-23 lead with about five minutes to go. The Sartans, who had gotten little going on their side of the court for the bulk of the contest, put together a rally that would tie the score with just 6.0 seconds left.

  • VIDEO: Preview of BCS...

    Top-ranked LSU and No. 2 Alabama will meet Monday night in the BCS championship game. The AP's John Klobucar is following the two teams in New Orleans.

  • People in the News 01-06-12

    DECORA, Iowa – Jessica Mietz, a 2008 graduate of Los Alamos High School, earned a varsity letter at the annual Luther College cross-country banquet last month.
    During the 2011 season, Luther finished second at the Iowa Conference championships and went on to finish fifth at the NCAA Division-III Central Regional. The Norse received an at-large bid to the National Championships where they finished 23rd.
    Luther’s appearance at the national championships was its 12th in school history and sixth time in the past eight years.

  • Hang Time

    Los Alamos’ Nate Carver elevates for a layup during a Dec. 8 game against Sandia. Los Alamos hosts Santa Fe Prep Saturday afternoon.

  • Ski Report 01-06-12

    Angel Fire
    31-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 65 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    36-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 35 trails open.

    41-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 33 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Red River
    40-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 53 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak
    48-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 34 trails and 5 lifts open.

    29-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 31 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Santa Fe

  • W. Va. routs Clemson Wednesday

    MIAMI (AP) — As the West Virginia Mountaineers celebrated their first Orange Bowl victory, safety Darwin Cook shared a hug with the game’s mascot, Obie.
    They had run into each other earlier in the end zone when Cook scored the night’s pivotal touchdown, then leaped on the smiling orange. Only after the game did he learn a woman was wearing the Obie outfit.
    “I didn’t know you were a girl,” he told her. “I apologize.”
    The Mountaineers ran over everything in their path Wednesday night, including the Clemson Tigers. Geno Smith tied the record for any bowl game with six touchdown passes, and the No. 23-ranked Mountaineers set a bowl scoring record with their high-powered offense by routing No. 14 Clemson 70-33.

  • 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.