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Today's Sports

  • Girls basketball: 'Toppers...

    The 2010-11 version of the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team will no doubt be a rebuilding project.
    The big question going into the season is how big of a project will it be?
    The Hilltoppers and their largely new-look roster will premier at home Friday night. They will take on the always-tough Pojoaque Elks at 7 p.m.
    Los Alamos has just three returning players from last season, all three of them reserves, as well as four underclassmen on its opening day roster.

  • Swimming and diving: LA girls...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls swimming and diving teams both took part in the preseason Barney Relays Saturday, with the girls finishing second and the boys third in team standings.
    The Barney Relays, hosted by Albuquerque Academy, is an annual event with some of the top teams in the state from the previous season invited. Schools form relay teams in each race instead of swimming in individual competition.

  • Boys basketball: LA falls in...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team lost its season opener, falling to the Kirtland Central Broncos Tuesday night.
    The Kirtland Central Broncos outscored the Hilltoppers in all four quarters Tuesday despite several comeback attempts throughout the game. The Broncos held on for a 67-55 victory, spoiling the head coaching debut of Matt King.
    Los Alamos had several chances to tie the score throughout Tuesday, cutting the lead down to just three points late in the third quarter, but couldn’t find the critical defensive stops when it needed them.

  • Basketball: Irving, Smith lead...

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kyrie Irving didn't wait long to make his mark at Duke.

    The freshman guard scored 17 points and did an outstanding defensive job on preseason All-America Jacob Pullen and the top-ranked Blue Devils beat No. 4 Kansas State 82-68 on Tuesday night to win the O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic.

  • Update 11-23-10

    Boys basketball schedule, roster

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team opens its 2010-11 season tonight at Kirtland Central.
    Tonight marks the head coaching debut of Matt King, who takes over for Alan Kirk, who resigned this spring.
    Los Alamos’ home opener is scheduled for Saturday against Piedra Vista.
    Here is the current roster and schedule for the Hilltopper boys basketball team:

    Roster

    Head coach: Matt King (first season)

  • Cross country: LA boys 9th,...

    Members of the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team finished in ninth place at this weekend’s regional championship meet.
    The Nike Cross Southwest Regional Championship was held Saturday in Mesa, Ariz. Both Los Alamos teams qualified for the meet. The top two teams at the regional meet earned automatic bids to the Nike Cross Nationals, which will be held in Portland, Ore., Dec. 4.

  • Baseball: Votto voted NL's...

    NEW YORK (AP) — Joey Votto and Albert Pujols had a long conversation behind the batting cage before a game a few years ago.

    "There's something about a star player of that magnitude kind of pulling you in and saying, it's OK, we can talk, don't be a rookie right now, we're going to talk like men," Votto said. "I think he made me feel comfortable and a little more confident."

  • It’s a whole new hoop game

    Things are going to be considerably different around the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball program for the 2010-11 season.
    With several noticeable absences from last season, hardly the least of which is the 6 foot, 11 inch frame of its star center, Los Alamos will have its first chance to see how the changes are taking shape Tuesday night.
    The Hilltoppers will open their 2010-11 campaign Tuesday on the road when they travel to the Four Corners area. They will square off at 7 p.m. against the Kirtland Central Broncos.

  • Sundevils’ Salazar, Elks’ Gomez...

    Española Valley’s Karli Salazar was named to the North All-Star volleyball team Wednesday.
    The New Mexico High School Coaches Association, which sponsors the statewide All-Star teams, made the announcement in a press release.
    Salazar, a setter for Española Valley, was one of two District 2AAAA representatives to be selected for the honor. The other was Santa Fe High School’s outside hitter Shivaughn Hatt.
    No Hilltoppers were named to the North squad.

  • Hilltoppers split their season...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team split its two opening games of the season last weekend.
    Los Alamos fell in its home opener of the 2010-11 season Friday night to the Taos Ice Tigers, but bounced back one day later to shut out the Eldorado Eagles on the road.
    Los Alamos, the defending New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League champion, was the league’s final team to get into action. It is the only team in the state to play in an outdoor rink.