Today's Sports

  • Sports update 3-8-12

    Aslin selected as West Region honoree

    Los Alamos High School senior Austin Aslin was named an All-American West Regional selection baseball player.

    Aslin, who plays outfield for the Hilltoppers, was named an Honorable Mention by Rawlings for the West Region.

    Aslin will play baseball next year for New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs. NMJC’s baseball team, the 2005 junior college national champion, is managed by former LAHS standout Josh Simpson.

    Run for Her Life returns

    The second annual Run for Her Life 5K and 10K races are scheduled for March 18.

  • LASG picks up 14 medals at state

    Los Alamos School of Gymnastics’ Atomic Tumblers had a big showing at the New Mexico State Championship last month.

    Katie Wingo was the top all-around athlete in her Level 4 age group. Wingo’s all-around total was 37.375. Wingo took home three event wins, the vault, parallel bars and the balance beam, as well as taking third place in the floor exercise competition for her victory.

    Wingo finished with a big 9.55 on the bars to earn the win in that event. She scored 9.35 on the vault and 9.30 on floor.

  • LA puts two boys, two girls on...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper basketball teams placed four players on the All-District 2-4A first teams for the 2011-12 season.

    A pair of Hilltopper senior boys and the Hilltopper girls’ two top posts were given nods on the All-District team. Thomas Russell and Nick Baker both picked up first team slots for the Hilltopper boys, while Hayley Each and Monika Teter both made the girls basketball All-District first team.

  • Ski Report 03-07-12

    Angel Fire

    51-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 71 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest

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


    55-inch base. No new snow reported. Will reopen Friday.

    Red River

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

    Sandia Peak

    40-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 34 trails and 5 lifts open.


    45-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported. 41 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

  • Colts cut Manning after 14 years

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts owner Jim Irsay says the team is releasing quarterback Peyton Manning after a 14-year run that included one Super Bowl title and four MVP awards.
    Irsay and Manning are appearing together Wednesday at a news conference at the Colts’ team complex to announce the move.
    The 35-year-old Manning will become a free agent, and there is expected to be interest from a half-dozen or so NFL clubs, provided he’s healthy. Manning is coming off a series of operations to his neck and missed all of last season.

  • LA meets Highland in opening...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team will take on the Highland Hornets in the first round of the Andres Arguello Invitational baseball tournament Thursday.
    Los Alamos and Highland, a Class 5A team from Albuquerque, will meet in the first round of the tournament bright and early Thursday.
    The Arguello tournament is hosted by St. Pius X.
    St. Pius, which is on the same side of the bracket as Los Alamos, is considered one of the teams to beat in Class 4A this year. The Sartans (1-0) will face El Paso (Texas) High School in Thursday’s first round.
    Also at the tournament is Piedra Vista, which swept Los Alamos in a season-opening doubleheader Feb. 25. Piedra Vista will meet Los Alamos’ District 2-4A rival Bernalillo in the first round.

  • Basketball Roundup 03-07-12

    Girls Class 4A: Grants’ offense comes up big in win over Artesia

    All of the top four seeds in the Class 4A girls basketball state tournament made it through to Thursday’s semifinal round.
    Top-seeded Grants dropped in a whopping 81 points as it knocked off eighth-seeded Artesia Tuesday afternoon at The Pit. Grants, which defeated Los Alamos in last weekend’s opening round, has a tall order in Thursday’s semifinal, however, when it takes on 18-time state champ Kirtland Central.
    The Grants-Kirtland Central contest is set for 1:15 p.m. in The Pit. The other semifinal matches No. 2 seed Roswell against No. 3 seed Piedra Vista. That game is set for 9:45 a.m.

  • Toppers drop both ends of...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team dropped both ends of its doubleheader on the road Tuesday.
    The Hilltoppers, playing a very tough Los Lunas Tigers squad, was beaten in six innings in the opener, 13-3, then was nipped in the second game, 5-4.
    Los Alamos actually led 2-0 early in the first game. The contest was close until the bottom of the fifth when Los Lunas erupted for six runs to take control.

  • VIDEO: Colts, Manning Breaking Up

    The Peyton era in Indianapolis is expected to end Wednesday, according to a report by ESPN. Citing anonymous sources, the sports network says the Colts organization plans to hold a news conference on Wednesday to announce the decision.

  • Basketball playoffs continue at...

    Out of seven teams from District 2 that made it into the boys and girls state basketball playoffs, only one was left standing following this weekend.

    The Class 4A state girls basketball tournament resumed this morning at The Pit in Albuquerque, while boys basketball tournament continues Wednesday with the quarterfinal round, also at The Pit.