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Today's Sports

  • Capital rallies to drop LA in...

    SANTA FE — A good start to the first half by the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team wasn’t sustained into the second half Wednesday night.
    Los Alamos jumped out to an 8-0 lead against the Capital Jaguars Thursday, but the district-leading Jaguars came back to outscore Los Alamos 22-12 for the rest of the first half. To start the second half, the Jaguars held the Hilltoppers to just five points.
    Capital cruised the rest of the way to a 53-39 victory Wednesday at Edward Ortiz Gymnasium. The game was the finale of the regular season for Los Alamos.

  • Cory Geyer could make a push for...

    Nobody is going to concede anything to Cory Geyer at the Class 4A wrestling tournament.

    That’s just the way Geyer wants it.

    Geyer, the top wrestler for the Los Alamos Hilltoppers’ program for the past two seasons, will be one of the guys to beat in the 152-pound bracket at this weekend’s state championship. Geyer is projected to be a top-four seed heading in, but will be tested in what has been one of the toughest weight classes in the state in recent years.

    This year appears to be no exception with 10 of the 24 wrestlers entered have lost 10 bouts or less.

  • Hilltoppers open state swimming...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper swimming and diving teams will send qualifiers in 18 different events to this weekend’s state championship meet.
    The state meet gets going Friday and continues through Saturday at the Albuquerque Academy Natatorium. Diving competition starts at 8:30 a.m. Friday and the swimming preliminary heats get going at 3 p.m. Finals for both swimming and diving are Saturday.
    For the Hilltopper girls, top swimmer Ashlynn Bennett is scheduled to take part in the two freestyle distance events, while Maria Venneri is Los Alamos’ top qualifier in both the 100-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke.

  • Sports Update: Wendelberger wins...

    Los Alamos’ Laura Wendelberger won the high jump competition at the Great Southwest Indoor Track and Field meet this weekend.
    Wendelberger finished the event clearing 5 feet, 1-3/4 inches to win the event.
    She was one of 10 competitors from Los Alamos taking part in the indoor meet.
    Along with the win in the high jump, Wendelberger also finished third in the 60-meter hurdles (10.28 seconds) and sixth in the long jump (15-4 ¼ feet).
    There were seven Hilltoppers who took part in the mile run, one of which was Jordan Parker, who also took part in the 800 meters. Jordan Ahlers competed in the triple jump.
    The results for Los Alamos athletes were as follows:

    Laura Wendelberger

  • Toppers cruise to win over...

    Heading into next week’s District 2-4A tournament, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team’s playoff fate is still very much up in the air.
    The Hilltoppers made their best case Tuesday night, however, thumping the Capital Jaguars at home in their final regular season contest.
    Los Alamos held Capital to just two points in the first quarter and nine points in the first half as it rolled to a 51-25 victory at Griffith Gymnasium.
    The win put the Hilltoppers at 3-5 in District 2-4A play (12-14 overall) and might have helped it secure an at-large bid for the upcoming state playoffs. But even with the win, the Hilltoppers are hardly a lock to get in into the 16-team field.

  • Woods goes from inevitable to...

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Phil Mickelson has beaten Tiger Woods the last five times they have played together in the final round.

    But never like this.

    This was a pounding at Pebble Beach. Mickelson shot a 64 on a day when no one else could do better than 67. Woods had a 75 on a day when only four players — none of whom were in contention — shot worse.

    One guy left with the trophy, the other guy left with a lot to think about.

  • Regular Season Finale

    Los Alamos’ Hayley Each gets a free run into the lane during Wednesday night’s game against Santa Fe. Los Alamos will host its final game of the regular season tonight when it hosts Capital. The Hilltoppers will need a win tonight against Capital and some help to move into third place in the District 2-4A standings. Los Alamos has dropped three straight district contests heading into tonight. Prior to the game, the Hilltoppers will honor their seniors.

  • Ski Report 02-14-12

    Angel Fire

    51-inch base of powder. No new snow reported. 69 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest

    40-inch base of packed powder. 5 inches of new snow reported. 35 trails open.

    Pajarito

    47-inch base of machine-groomed snow. Will reopen Friday.

    Red River

    50-inch base of powder. 7 inches of new snow reported. 57 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

    41-inch base of powder. 1 inch of new snow reported. Will reopen Wednesday.

    Sipapu

    44-inch base of packed powder. 2 inches of new snow reported. 41 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

  • District 1 swim meet results

    Here are the results from the District 1 swimming and diving meet, held Friday and Saturday at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

    Girls

    Team scores

    1. Los Alamos, 421; 2. Taos, 315.5; 3. Santa Fe, 231; 4. St. Michael’s 205; 5. Piedra Vista, 194; 6. Farmington, 170.5; 7. Desert Academy, 169; 8. Miyamura, 114; 9. Academy for Technology and the Classics, 10; 10. Gallup, 5.

    Individual results
    200 medley relay

    1. Los Alamos (Maria Venneri, Molly Finn, Ashlynn Bennett, Sydney Schoonover), 2:00.35.

    200 freestyle

    1. Justine Yang, 2:07.01; 8. Ali Berl, 2:38.74; 11. Catherine Crotzer, 2:44.82; 12. Sierra Veenis, 2:45.98.

    200 IM

  • Sports Schedule Feb. 13-18

    Tuesday
    Girls basketball: Capital at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Wednesday
    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Capital, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.; West Las Vegas at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Thursday

    Boys basketball: Española at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Friday

    Wrestling: 4A championship meet, 10 a.m.

    Diving: State championship meet, 8:30 a.m.

    Swimming: State championship preliminaries, 3 p.m.

    Saturday

    Wrestling: 4A championship meet, 10 a.m.

    Diving: State championship meet, 8:15 a.m.