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Today's Sports

  • Boys basketball: Buzzer-beater...

    It was a defensive struggle, to say the very least.
    Playing in its next-to-last game before the start of the District 2AAAA season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team held its opponent, Pojoaque, to a season-low 21 points.
    That was the good news. The bad news was the Hilltoppers could only manage a season-low 18 points.
    Lucas Salazar, Pojoaque’s slippery point guard, hit a fallaway, 25-foot 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded to give the Elks the victory in the offensively-punchless nondistrict contest Thursday at Griffith Gymnasium.

  • Basketball: Class 4A has new top...

    Here are this week’s Class AAAA boys and girls basketball coaches polls. The polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Girls, Class 4A

        Team        Total pts.      Pvs.

    1. Roswell (5)        139    2
    2. Kirtland Central (8)  135    1
    3. Gallup (1)        125    3

  • Football: Predicting games ain...

    OK, so maybe my NFL playoff picks didn't go quite as well last week as they could've. Personally, I blame that "Yogi Bear" movie.

    How could anyone think it was a good idea to make a movie about Yogi Bear? He wasn't that funny 50 years ago and he certainly hasn't aged very well. How did anyone think they could score big bucks in theaters by resurrecting him now when almost no kid in the world has any emotional attachment to him?

  • Wrestling: Toppers win one of...

    No one can accuse the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team of resting on its laurels this month.
    The Hilltoppers hosted their second event of the a six-event slate Wednesday afternoon, entertaining Albuquerque Academy, Capital, Pecos and Rio Rancho at Auxiliary Gymnasium.
    Los Alamos won just one of the four duals contests Wednesday, its final dual against Pecos. Nevertheless, Los Alamos was feeling upbeat afterwards.

  • Basketball: New teams top Class...

    Both the Class 4A boys and girls basketball polls have new teams heading them this week.
    The New Mexico High School Coaches Association released its weekly coaches poll Wednesday and both former No. 1 teams were displaced. In the Class 4A girls poll, Roswell earned 139 points to take over the top spot from Kirtland Central, which garnered 135 points.

  • Men's basketball: UNM holds...

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Phillip McDonald equaled a career-high with 27 points and Drew Gordon added a double-double to lead New Mexico to a 68-61 victory over Colorado State on Wednesday night.
    The Lobos (13-4, 1-1 Mountain West) never trailed, but they needed a McDonald 3-pointer with 47.6 seconds left to finally put away the Rams (11-5, 1-1).
    “He was hard to guard tonight,” coach Steve Alford said of McDonald. “He took good shots.”

  • Girls basketball: Hilltoppers...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team put together its most dominant performance of the season Tuesday in topping Belen.
    Los Alamos held Belen to just 17 points in the first half at home Tuesday. Meanwhile, Hilltopper Erin Kirk turned in a double-double performance with 11 points and 13 rebounds as Los Alamos knocked off Belen’s Eagles 60-46 at Griffith Gymnasium.

  • Boys basketball: LA dropped by...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team fell in an important game against one of its chief rivals Tuesday night.
    Los Alamos faced off against former District 2AAAA foe St. Pius X in a big Class 4A contest, but wound up on the short end of a 46-27 decision at St. Sebastian Gymnasium.
    The loss was the third straight and fourth in the last five contests for the Hilltoppers (4-12), who have been held to under 40 points for each of the four losses on the current slide.

  • Hockey: Toppers go win, loss,...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team went 1-1-1 in three contests at this weekend’s Mid-Season tournament.
    The tournament, a series of exhibition game involving all 10 teams in the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League, was held Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Taos.
    The Hilltoppers, in second place in the NMIIHL standings, dropped their tournament opener to the Cibola Cougars Saturday, 3-1.

  • Wrestling: Geyer named to All-...

    Los Alamos wrestler Brian Geyer was named to the All-Tournament Team at this weekend’s Moriarty Pinto Duals.
    Geyer, competing in the 160-pound weight class, won all five of his bouts at Saturday’s Pinto Duals, the only wrestler from Los Alamos to go undefeated at the tournament.
    The Hilltoppers finished seventh in the 10-team tournament, which was won by Rio Grande. Geyer was the only Hilltopper picked for the All-Tournament Team.