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Today's Sports

  • LA grabs elusive district title

    SANTA FE — Inside the wrestling room at the Pueblo Complex, a banner hangs from the wall. The banner is 17 years old and has stood alone for a long time.
    “We’ve been pointing at that banner every day for a month now,” Los Alamos head coach Bob Geyer said, to remind the team that it hadn’t earned a district title since 1995. “We told (our guys), ‘if you want one, you’d better wrestle.’”
    Now, that banner will have some company.
    The Hilltoppers earned a 2-4A title Saturday at Toby Roybal Memorial Gymnasium. They finished with 156 team points, 23 points better than co-runners up Santa Fe and Bernalillo.

  • LA upends Espanola Valley at home

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team picked up a big win over the Espanola Valley Sundevils Friday night at Griffith Gymnasium.

    Los Alamos outscored Espanola Valley 18-6 in the second quarter and held on in the second half despite missing eight free throws in the fourth quarter to win 56-45.

    Nate Carver scored 17 points and Nick Baker finished with 10 points to lead the team to victory.

    For more information, read Sunday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Fishing Report 02-10-12

    Northeast

     

    Charette Lakes: The lake has closed for the season and will reopen March 1.

    Clayton Lake: Closed until noon March 1.

    Conchas Lake: No report.

    Costilla Creek: No report.

    Coyote Creek: Closed for the winter.

    Eagle Nest Lake:15 inches of ice. Fishing has been good for perch and a few northern pike. Trout and salmon fishing has been sporatic. Try jigging Kastmasters tipped with worms or Power Bait. 

    Lake Alice and Lake Maloya: Ice fishing has been fair for trout at Lake Maloya. Try Power Bait, dough bait and salmon eggs. Fishing is poor at Lake Alice due to thin ice and the lake has not been stocked.

    Maxwell Lakes: Closed until noon March 1.

  • LA opens tennis season

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper tennis teams officially kick off the spring 2012 season this weekend as they travel to the El Paso (Texas) Americas Invitational. Nasim Andrews, seen here during a 2011 match at Santa Fe, is one of five seniors expected back this season for the Hilltopper girls. Los Alamos is scheduled to play its first home event of the season March 3.

  • Prep basketball scores 02-10-12

    Boys basketball

     

    Bosque School 44, Estancia 36

    Cleveland 79, Rio Rancho 74, OT

    Eldorado 54, Manzano 51

    Grady 32, Elida 26

    La Cueva 62, Sandia 55

    Laguna-Acoma 100, East Mountain 52

    Logan 86, Springer 69

    Pecos 67, Monte del Sol 50

    Sandia Prep 57, Evangel Christian 49

    Shiprock 54, Wingate 48

    Tohajilee 64, Temple Baptist 37

    Wagon Mound 85, Walatowa Charter 46

     

    Girls basketball

     

    Elida 54, Grady 50, 2OT

    Estancia 48, Bosque School 13

    Gallup 68, Belen 41

    Grants 74, Los Lunas 43

    Highland 54, Rio Grande 44

  • Ski Report 02-10-12

    Angel Fire
    46-inch base of powder. 2 inches of new snow reported. 65 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    36-inch base of packed powder. 4 inches of new snow reported.

    Pajarito
    47-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 33 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Red River
    50-inch base of powder. 1 inch of new snow reported. 57 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak
    44-inch base of packed powder. 34 trails and 4 lifts open.

    Sipapu
    40-inch base of packed powder. 39 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache
    36-inch base of machine-groomed snow. 54 trails and 9 lifts open.

    Ski Santa Fe

  • Goddard takes over boys No. 1...

    Here are this week’s Class 4A boys and girls basketball coaches’ polls. Weekly polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Basketball, Class 4A Girls

        Team             Total pts.    Previous
    1. Grants (17)            170    1
    2. Kirtland Central      139    2
    3. Piedra Vista            122    6

  • Hilltoppers, Sundevils set to...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team will have an important contest against its arch-rival tonight in Griffith Gymnasium.
    The Hilltoppers (9-15 overall, 2-4 in 2-4A) are in need of a win to improve their standings in the district race and will need to pick it up against the Española Valley Sundevils.
    The game is scheduled for 7 p.m.
    The Sundevils (8-15, 2-3) are in much the same position as the Hilltoppers. The winner of tonight’s game has a shot at the No. 3 position in the upcoming district tournament, which means a first-round tournament bye.
    The two teams met Jan. 24 at Española Valley, with the Sundevils holding on for a 37-33 win.

  • District wrestling tourney is...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team is getting geared up for what it’s hoping will be a big showing Saturday.
    Los Alamos feels good about its chances to vie for a District 2-4A team title, but knows it will have to knock off defending 2-4A champ and host school for this year’s tournament, Santa Fe.
    The Hilltoppers are going into the tournament with some confidence following one of their better regular season showings in recent memory, that culminated with a win at the Bryan Sanchez Memorial Invitational last week.
    At last week’s tournament, the Hilltoppers’ showcase home event, Los Alamos finished with 163 team points to take top honors among the nine competing teams.

  • LAHA girls team to host Gunnison...

    The Los Alamos Hockey Association’s U12 girls hockey team will be at home for a pair of games against Gunnison, Colo., this weekend.
    The team, now in its second season, will host Gunnison Feb. 11-12 at Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Admission for the two games is free.
    The U12 girls hockey team has shown some marked improvement from its inaugural season.
    In 2010-11, LAHA formed the team, drawing from three different hockey age groups to fill out their season roster.