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Today's Sports

  • Schedule for Dec. 14-19

    Thursday

    Girls basketball: LAMS at Capshaw Invite, TBA.

    Friday

    Girls basketball: Piedra Vista at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.; LAMS at Capshaw Invite, TBA.

    Saturday

    Girls basketball: Aztec at Los Alamos, C team, 2 p.m.; JV, 3:30 p.m.; varsity, 5 p.m.; LAMS at Capshaw Invite, TBA.

    Wrestling: Los Alamos at Tucumcari Invite, varsity, 9 a.m.; LAMS at Santo Domingo, 9 a.m.

    Swimming and diving: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Quad, 10 a.m.

  • Girls basketball: LA faces tough...

    By this time Tuesday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team should have a pretty good idea how it stacks up against District 1.

    Starting tonight, the Hilltoppers will play three games in four days against opponents from the Four Corners area. These three important games, all at home, will be highlighted by a contest Monday against the Kirtland Central Broncos.

    Tonight, Los Alamos hosts the Piedra Vista Panthers. That will be followed by Saturday’s game against the Aztec Tigers.

  • NMAA: Game reductions voted down

    Members of the New Mexico Activities Association voted to have no reductions in number of scheduled seasonal events, the association said in a press release Wednesday.

    The NMAA, the governing body of most interscholastic sports in the state, issued a referenda to member schools Dec. 3 asking if sports should lower the number of allowable regular season contests.

    In all, 116 of the 163 member schools responded. According to the press release, 52 schools (45 percent) voted that no reduction in games be allowed.

  • Gymnastics: Bronkhorst, Allen...

    A pair of top local gymnasts had big showings at a Nov. 21 competition in Los Lunas.

    The Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers traveled to Los Lunas for the Route 66 Rock and Roll Invitational. In all, 10 teams competed at the event.

    Tumblers’ level 7 competitors Annika Bronkhorst and Jessica Allen went 1-2 in the competition in what was an unusually low-scoring meet.

    Bronkhorst paced the level 7 competition with an all-around score of 31.85, while Allen finished right behind her with a score of 31.75.

  • Hockey: LA sweeps three weekend...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team improved to 6-2 as it earned three victories this past weekend.  

    Los Alamos downed St Pius X, Taos and La Cueva to earn three-game hat-trick. It was aided in that cause by Marina Meneakis, who scored a natural hat trick Saturday. A hat trick by a female player in state high school league play has only been done once before.

  • Wrestling: LA shows signs of...

    Little by little, a young Los Alamos Hillltopper squad is improving, as evidenced by Friday’s showing at the Capital Invitational Tournament.

    Los Alamos sent seven wrestlers down to the tournament, hosted by Capital’s Jaguars.

    While only one of those seven grapplers finished Friday’s action unblemished, the other six remained alive in the consolation bracket.

    Saturday, Los Alamos picked up a couple of tournament victories, with 103-pounder Jodi Cull-Host and 145-pounder Clint Adams both advancing in the consolation round.

  • Girls basketball: LA tops...

    The Los Alamos Hillltopper girls basketball team bounced back from a rough outing Thursday to upend a long-standing rival Friday.

    Los Alamos put together perhaps its most complete game of the young 2009-10 season to top the St. Pius X Sartans 49-44 in the consolation bracket of the Joe Armijo Invitational Tournament.

  • Boys basketball: Toppers knocked...

    Heading into the Joe Armijo Invitational Tournament, Alan Kirk figured if the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team played Hope Christian, it would be in the championship game.

    And while the two teams met Saturday in the final round, it was in the fifth-place contest.

    That game was all Hope Christian Huskies, as they topped the Hilltoppers 81-54, handing the Hilltoppers their second loss in three days.

    A day earlier, Los Alamos bounced back from an opening round loss to Rio Rancho by knocking off an old rival, St. Pius X, 70-57.

  • Football: Scott steps down after...

    It was hardly the first time he’d talked about it, but it was the one and only time he actually did it.

    Longtime Los Alamos Hilltopper head football coach Bob Scott officially announced his retirement last month, wrapping up a 20-year head coaching career. Scott turned his letter of resignation into the Los Alamos High School athletic office Nov. 12, just days after wrapping up his 20th season.

    After 30 straight seasons of calling plays and blowing whistles, Scott said enough was enough.

  • Boys basketball: LA suffers...

    ALBUQUERQUE — To keep its unbeaten streak alive, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team would need to play a clean game Thursday against the Rio Rancho Rams.

    But 14 turnovers in the middle quarters Thursday night wasn’t even close to clean enough.

    The Hilltoppers had their start-of-season 5-game win streak snapped by the Rams in the first round of the Joe Armijo Invitational Tournament. The Rams rallied in the latter part of the fourth quarter to turn a close contest into a rout, winning 79-61.