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  • ’Toppers knocked out in first...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team hung tough with the No. 1 seed in the Class 4A state tournament Friday.
    Unfortunately, the Grants Pirates simply had too many weapons.
    Los Alamos played hard-nosed defense in the first half of Friday’s game, limiting the looks of Grants’ most dangerous player, center Teige Zeller, near the basket.
    Unfortunately, Zeller, who stands at 6-foot-2, was able to field some entry passes and get to the foul line in the first half.
    Los Alamos also suffered from a cold shooting night, being held to 15 points in the first half as top-seeded Grants earned a 62-44 victory in Grants.
    It was the second straight time the Hilltoppers’ season ended at Grants by an 18-point margin.

  • LA’s upset bid falls short vs....

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team came within eight minutes of pulling off one of the biggest upsets in state championship history.
    Instead, though, the top-seeded Goddard Rockets survived to move on the Class 4A playoffs.
    Los Alamos led by as many as nine points with about four minutes remaining in the third quarter of the first round playoff game at Goddard, 32-23, but its offense stalled the rest of the way and it gave up some ill-timed turnovers late.
    Goddard, meanwhile, led by 6-foot-5 forward Lane Vander Hulst and point guard Chase Salazar, made some key buckets in the second half to give the team a 54-48 victory.

  • LA girls lose in opening round...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team was bounced out in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs Friday night.

    Los Alamos trailed by 14 points after one half of play while the Grants Pirates cruised to a 62-44 victory in Grants.

    The Hilltoppers’ season is over. They finish with a mark of 12-16.

    It was a bad night Friday for all of four of District 2-4A’s entries into the tournament, including fifth-seeded Española Valley, which was stunned by 12th-seeded Miyamura, 45-36.

    Grants, the No. 1 overall seed, will advance to play Artesia, a 64-38 winner over District 2’s Santa Fe in the tournament quarterfinals.

    Special thanks to KRSN AM 1490 for help with this report.

  • Tourney Time

    The Los Alamos High School basketball teams will be on the road for the first round of the state tournament. The Los Alamos girls will travel to Grants tonight and the Hilltopper boys will take on Goddard.

  • LA boys, girls face off against...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls basketball teams couldn’t be bigger underdogs heading into the opening round of the state Class 4A tournaments.
    The state championship tournament first round starts this weekend. Tonight is the 4A girls basketball opening round and Saturday is the opening round of the boys 4A tournament.
    Both Hilltopper teams drew the 16th and final seeds in their tournaments. As a result of their No. 16 seeds, they will face the top-seeded teams in the state. For the girls, that means a contest against the Grants Pirates, while the boys have a Saturday afternoon tilt against the Goddard Rockets.

  • Sports Update 03-02-12

    Softball tourney nixed by weather

  • Fishing Report 03-02-12

    Northeast

    Charette Lakes: Closed for the season and will reopen next spring.
    Cimarron River: No read on flows due to ice. The Cimarron is unfishable until spring.
    Clayton Lake: Closed for the season and will reopen in the spring.
    Conchas Lake: Fishing pressure has been slow due to cold temperatures and wind, but a few walleye have been caught.
    Costilla Creek: No report due to ice.
    Coyote Creek: Closed for the season and will reopen in the spring.
    Eagle Nest Lake: 18 inches of ice and very windy. Fishing is good for yellow perch and rainbows caught with Power Bait and jigs with worms.  A few pike have been taken on large jigs.

  • Lobos crush Falcons at The Pit

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Drew Gordon scored 12 of New Mexico’s first 18 points and Hugh Greenwood opened the second half with 14 straight points as the Lobos defeated Air Force 86-56 Wednesday.
    Greenwood finished with a game- and career-high 22 points with six rebounds, and Gordon had 17 points and 11 rebounds for New Mexico (23-6, 9-4 Mountain West), which ended a two-game losing streak.
    Taylor Broekhuis scored 11 points to lead Air Force (13-14, 3-10).
    “I thought tonight, we did an awful of good things,” New Mexico coach Steve Alford said. “We shared the basketball. We didn’t turn the ball over. We dominated the glass. I thought our defense was really back to being that stingy defense we’ve been seeing.”

  • Ski Report 03-01-12

    Angel Fire

    53-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 70 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest

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

    Pajarito

    59-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. Will reopen Friday.

    Red River

    50-inch base of powder. No new snow reported. 57 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

    42-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 34 trails and 4 lifts open.

    Sipapu

    45-inch base of powder. No new snow reported. 37 trails and 4 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

  • Topper girls open year at Rio...

    It takes quite a bit to get the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team down.
    Even with its star athlete coming up gimpy during a preseason workout isn’t doing anything to diminish the Hilltoppers’ aspirations heading into the 2012 season.
    Coming off its third consecutive Class 4A team title, the Hilltoppers look plenty loaded again and could once again be the team to beat this spring.