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Today's Sports

  • UPDATE: Events nixed for this...

    All of this weekend's scheduled athletics for Los Alamos High School have been canceled, the school announced this morning.

    The Los Alamos swimming and diving teams were scheduled to travel to Farmington tonight. The Los Alamos girls basketball team was scheduled to host Albuquerque Academy tonight as well and the wrestling team was supposed to compete at the Valley Invitational.

    It was unknown whether any of the events will be rescheduled.

  • Girls basketball: Game still on...

    Los Alamos High School announced that tonight's Los Alamos-Taos girls basketball game is still scheduled for tonight.

    Taos Public Schools had a two-hour delay this morning, which could have affected tonight's game.

    The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at Griffith Gymnasium. The C team game will start at 4 p.m. as scheduled, according to Los Alamos athletic director Vicki Nelms.

  • LA opens district season with...

    In the first District 2AAAA girls basketball game of the season, the first 10 minutes almost couldn’t have been scripted any better for the Taos Tigers, but the Tigers couldn’t capitalize.

    And the Los Alamos Hilltoppers made them pay.

    Los Alamos, which trailed by 5 points to the unheralded Tigers early in the second quarter, quickly righted the ship and outscored the Tigers 17-4 in the final 6:48 of the first half, taking control of Tuesday night’s contest.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers open...

    Opening day of the District 2AAAA girls basketball season is here, snow or no snow.

    Tonight, weather permitting, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers will open their district season at home against the Taos Tigers. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. — no announcement had been made as to a possible weather postponement as of press time.

    Los Alamos (10-6) could hardly be heading into the 2AAAA season with more confidence, having won six straight and eight of its last 10.

  • Boys basketball: Sundevils are...

    Emotions are riding high heading into the start of the District 2AAAA boys basketball season.

    Nowhere more so than in Española Valley, where last week, according to the Associated Press, someone tried to set fire to the front door of Sundevil head coach Richard Martinez’s home. While it was unknown if the fire-setting, which was bad enough to send Martinez’s mother to the hospital for smoke inhalation, had anything to do with basketball, it does speak about how seriously fans in the valley are taking the 2009-10 season.

  • Boys basketball: LA falls on the...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team dropped its second straight road contest Friday night in Albuquerque.

    Los Alamos, which went into Friday’s game short-handed, couldn’t hold on to a four-point lead after three quarters. Del Norte, led by Henry McKinley’s 11 points in the final quarter, pulled off the 61-57 come-from-behind win.

    While the Knights got off to a slow start this season, Los Alamos, which had four varsity regulars out for the contest, had no intention of looking past them.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers down...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team ran its current winning streak to six games with a big win over a tough Del Norte squad Friday night.

    Los Alamos needed overtime, but it tripped up the visiting Del Norte Knights 59-50 Friday at Griffith Gymnasium, continuing the roll its been on for nearly three weeks.

    Sarah Worland went 6-for8 from the foul line in overtime to help secure the victory.

    Los Alamos trailed most of the game, but erased most of an 8-point deficit at the break by the end of the third quarter.

  • Schedule for Jan. 18-23

    Tuesday

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

    Wednesday

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Taos, C team, 4 p.m., JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Thursday

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

    Friday

    Diving: Los Alamos at Farmington Invite, 4 p.m.

    Girls basketball: Albuquerque Academy at Los Alamos, JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Saturday

  • Wrestling: Toppers split four...

    Despite a rough couple of showings Wednesday night, the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team bounced back big when it needed to.

    The Hilltoppers made their first home appearance of the season Wednesday when they hosted four teams for a duals contest at Auxiliary Gymnasium.

    All five teams faced off Wednesday, with the Rio Rancho junior varsity team — a squad that could compete very well with most varsity programs in the state — going 4-0 overall. Albuquerque Academy won three of four duals contests.

  • Health and fitness: Video game...

    I’m sure that many of you purchased video game systems over the holidays and have been enjoying playing them.

    A lot of you may have tried the exercise games that are available too. But are you really exercising or are you just playing a game?

    While it’s better to play a somewhat active video game rather than play one while sitting on the couch, recent studies show that the exercise games aren’t really capable of improving, or even maintaining, your current level of health and fitness.