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Today's Sports

  • Boys basketball: Toppers survive...

    Midway through the third quarter of Tuesday night’s ballgame, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team appeared to have everything well in-hand.

    With a little less than a minute remaining in that same ballgame, things were very much up in the air.

  • Girls basketball: LA rolls to...

    No All-State preseason pick? No problem.

    Playing without its star point guard, Tyree Richins, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers still managed to continue its current winning streak Tuesday night with a victory over the Belen Eagles.

    Los Alamos center Taylor Ealey dropped in a game-high 20 points as the Hilltoppers knocked off the Eagles 43-29 Tuesday night in Belen.

    Richins stayed at home Tuesday, feeling under the weather, but Los Alamos’ reserves picked up their game in her absence.

  • NFL playoff picture crystallizes...

    It took a few extra minutes, but the lineup for the divisional round of the NFL playoffs is set.

    The Arizona Cardinals beat the Green Bay Packers 51-45 in overtime Sunday on Karlos Dansby's 17-yard fumble return for a touchdown to round out the field.

    "He (Michael Adams) made a sack, the ball went in the air, I just made a play on the ball," Dansby said.

    Earlier, the Baltimore Ravens routed the Patriots 33-14.

  • Swimming and diving: LA girls...

    During the holidays, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls swim teams had a little bit of time off.

    That time off, however, was completely by happenstance. The pool was closed for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

    Despite being without a competitive meet for three weeks and despite a grueling workout scheduled in between, both teams had productive showings at Saturday’s Los Alamos Invitational.

  • Wrestling: LA drops 5 duals at...

    It was a mixed bag for the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team Saturday at the Moriarty Invitational.

    While Los Alamos had some solid performances at the multi-team dual meet, hosted by Moriarty’s Pintos, those were coupled with some rough outings against a strong field.

    “It was tough,” Los Alamos first-year coach Bob Geyer said. “Every time there was pretty good. We got a few wins, but we didn’t wrestle that great.”

  • Girls basketball: Saturday&...

    It was a low-watt event Saturday afternoon at Griffith Gymnasium. Literally.

    Saturday’s scheduled girls basketball game between the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and the St. Pius X Sartans was nixed due to a blackout at Griffith Gymnasium. The power outage reportedly affected several different spots around Los Alamos County.

    The visiting Sartans, a longtime rival of the Hilltoppers hung around for 90 minutes after the game’s scheduled start time, but power had not been restored other than a brief flicker which lasted less than a second.

  • Schedule for Jan. 11-16

    Tuesday

    Boys basketball: St. Pius X at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.; Memorial Middle School at LAMS, seventh-grade, 4:30 p.m., eighth-grade, 5:30 p.m.

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

    Wednesday

    Wrestling: Los Alamos Quad, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Thursday

    Boys basketball: El Dorado at LAMS, seventh-grade, 4 p.m., eighth-grade, 5 p.m.

    Friday

    Swimming and diving: Los Alamos at Academy Invite, 3 p.m.

  • Hockey: Toppers open showcase...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team will take part this weekend in mid-season tournament play in Taos.  

    These non-New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League games are a mid-season All-Star showcase event. The games are used for player selection to the league’s All-Star finale later this season.  

    Tonight, the Hilltoppers face the Santa Fe Blue Jackets (9-0).  These two teams met last in early December with the Blue Jackets prevailing 4-1.  The game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

  • Sports update

    Adult racquetball league registration open at YMCA

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is currently accepting registrations for its adult racquetball league.

    The league is open to anyone ages 16 and over. Players can arrange their own match times during the week.

    Several matches are guaranteed throughout the season, which runs from Feb. 9-April 19. The season will end in a tournament.

    Price for participation is $27 for YMCA members, $43 for non-members. Registration closes. Feb. 21. Registration can be done at the YMCA or online.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers thump...

    Even bringing in a whole new school couldn’t change Lisa Villareal’s luck inside Griffith Gymnasium.

    Villareal, the head coach of the Volcano Vista Hawks and formerly the head coach of the Española Valley Sundevils, has seen her teams struggle far more often than not in their visits to Griffith Gymnasium. Tuesday night was no exception.