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Today's Sports

  • Topper hoops teams in bind...

    With just a handful of games left on the schedule, it’s a critical time for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls to pick up some District 2-4A wins.
    Both teams have critical games left on their district schedules, starting tonight when the Hilltopper boys play at Santa Fe. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.
    Los Alamos’ boys missed out on an opportunity Saturday night to get right into the hunt of the 2-4A race, falling at home to what appeared going into the contest a vulnerable Bernalillo Spartans squad.
    The Spartans came away Saturday with a 67-59 victory at Griffith Gym, keeping them in second place in the 2-4A standings despite a Jan. 31 loss at Española Valley.

  • Topper girls are fifth, boys are...

    Ashlynn Bennett and Amy Neal were the top finishers for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls swimming and diving team in its final regular season meet Saturday.
    The Hilltopper boys and girls competed in the Albuquerque Public Schools End-of-Year Invitational Saturday. The Hilltopper girls finished fifth among the seven competing teams at the meet, while Los Alamos’ boys placed sixth overall.
    La Cueva won the girls competition while Cibola held off a big charge from La Cueva’s boys to win.
    Bennett, Los Alamos’ top competitor, took second place in both the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard backstroke to pace the girls’ efforts. In girls diving, Amy Neal picked up 143.35 points, good enough for third place.

  • Big Apple celebrates Giants...

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Giants are returning from their Super Bowl win to a celebration the likes that only New York can throw: a ticker-tape parade in the Canyon of Heroes on Broadway, where the city has honored stars for almost a century.

    Members of the Giants will be showered with a mile of confetti as they travel up Broadway from Battery Place. Then, in a ceremony at City Hall Plaza, the team will be presented with symbolic keys to the city.

  • Giants beat Patriots 21-17 to...

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Take that, Brady. You too, Peyton.

    Eli Manning is the big man in the NFL after one-upping Tom Brady and leading the New York Giants to a 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots in Sunday's Super Bowl — in older brother Peyton's house, at that.

    Just as Manning did four years ago when the Giants ruined New England's perfect season, he guided them 88 yards to the decisive touchdown, which the Patriots didn't contest as Ahmad Bradshaw ran 6 yards with 57 seconds left.

    Patriots coach Bill Belichick reasoned the Giants would run the clock down and kick a short field goal, so he gambled by allowing the six points.

    The gamble failed.

  • Rodgers Wins AP MVP at 'NFL...

    'NFL Honors,' a primetime special on NBC, presented the AP's NFL awards in Indianapolis Saturday night. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers took home the 2011 Associated Press Most Valuable Player award.

  • Sports Schedule Feb. 6-11

    Tuesday

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

    Wednesday
    Girls basketball: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Thursday
    Boys basketball: LAMS at St. Michael’s, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Friday
    Tennis: Los Alamos at El Paso Americas Invite, boys and girls, TBA.

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

    Diving: District 1 Meet, 5 p.m.

    Saturday

    Tennis: Los Alamos at El Paso Americas Invite, boys and girls, TBA.

  • Front four for Giants could play...

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Defense for the New York Giants starts with the front four.
    Stopping the run and forcing the opposition into passing situations will let loose possibly the best group of pass rushers in the NFL. It was the formula the Giants used in 2008 in pounding Tom Brady and stunning the previously unbeaten New England Patriots in the Super Bowl — and the game plan hasn’t changed for next weekend’s title game rematch in Indianapolis.
    The Giants (12-7) want Brady on edge every time he passes. Throw a ball. Expect to be hit. Even the threat of being hit might be enough to influence a play. And that just might be the difference.

  • Spartans outgun LA in second...

    In what was probably the biggest game of its season to date, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team had a chance to reverse its fortunes in a hurry Saturday night.
    Los Alamos could’ve made a big splash in the District 2-4A standings if it could’ve pulled off an upset against the Bernalillo Spartans. Los Alamos’ upset prospects looked good after the first half at Griffith Gymnasium Saturday, taking a 30-26 lead into the locker room, but the Spartans bounced back in a big way in the third quarter.
    The Spartans outscored the Hilltoppers 20-8 in the third quarter and survived a comeback attempt in the fourth quarter to take a 67-59 decision.

  • ´Toppers take first place at...

    If the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team was in need of momentum heading into the District 2-4A tournament this week, it found some on Saturday.
    Los Alamos hosted its annual Bryan Sanchez Memorial Invitational Saturday, the final event of its regular season. In the tournament, Los Alamos’ top squad finished with 163 points to pick up the team victory, outdistancing the Valencia Jaguars, who finished with 139 points.
    At the tournament, Los Alamos’ grapplers earned four top weight-class finishes. Cory Geyer was the big winner at 152 pounds, Brian Geyer won at 170 pound, Jonathan Schueler won a two-man battle at heavyweight and Arnoldo Ortiz picked up a win in the closest-contested weight class of the day, 182 pounds.

  • Sights and Sounds: Football Fans...

    As the Super Bowl approaches, fans of the Giants and Patriots are pouring into Indianapolis.