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Today's Sports

  • Wrestling: ’Toppers...

    Blaine Lattin again led a big outing for the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team this weekend.

    Lattin took the gold medal in the 189-pound bracket for the Hilltoppers at a singles tournament, hosted by Albuquerque’s Valley High School. Los Alamos was originally slated to compete at Highland but was rerouted to Valley late last week by Albuquerque Public Schools officials.

    In all, Los Alamos took home six medals, four in the junior varsity bracket and two more in the varsity tournament. For the tournament, the Hilltopper squad went a combined 16-6.

  • Girls basketball: ’...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team dropped a nondistrict contest Friday night to the Albuquerque Academy Chargers.

    Just three days after one of its better offensive performances of the season, a 50-33 win over the Taos Tigers, Los Alamos had its second lowest-scoring outing against the Chargers.

    A good Hilltopper defensive showing against a solid Chargers’ squad was squandered in Friday night’s 33-29 loss at Academy.

  • Sports update

    Hockey team at home tonight

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper ice hockey team will play its final home game of the season tonight at Los Alamos County Ice Rink.

    The game, against Santa Fe’s Blue Jackets, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Admission is free.

    At Friday night’s game, the Hilltoppers will honor their seniors.

    Los Alamos also will be in action Saturday when it plays Eldorado.

    Saturday’s game is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Albuquerque.

    Free throw contest set for Sunday

  • Boys basketball: LA crushes Taos...

    Against a small but quick opponent, winning the battle in the backcourt was of utmost importance for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team.

    Mission accomplished.

    The Hilltopper guards didn’t beat the Taos Tiger guards Wednesday night; they destroyed them. That, along with complete dominance in the paint equaled a 70-39 rout of the Tigers Wednesday night at Griffith Gymnasium.

  • Hockey: LA tops NMIIHL standings

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper ice hockey team will play its final home game of the season Friday night at Los Alamos County Ice Rink.

    The game, against Santa Fe’s Blue Jackets, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Admission is free.

    At Friday night’s game, the Hilltoppers will honor their seniors.

    Los Alamos will also be in action Saturday when it plays Eldorado. That game is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Albuquerque.

  • Girls basketball: ’...

    TAOS — A lot of things went right and not too many went wrong for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team in its District 2AAAA opener Tuesday.

    Los Alamos broke open its district debut contest by outscoring the Taos Tigers 16-5 in the third quarter and rolled to a 50-33 victory at Taos. More importantly, the Hilltoppers got their 2AAAA season kick-started with Tuesday’s win.

    It was a lopsided victory for Los Alamos and one of its best total team performances of the season.

  • Boys basketball: LA opens...

    In Alan Kirk’s four-tiered boys basketball season system, tier one is finishing up and tier two is just about to start.

    Los Alamos ended its first phase with a solid 12-6 record. However, the most heated phase of the season gets going Wednesday when the District 2AAAA season opens.

    The Hilltoppers will host the Taos Tigers, the only one of the five district teams without at least 10 wins so far.

  • Girls basketball: LA opens 2AAAA...

    Everything up to this point has just been a warm-up. Now the real work begins.

    Los Alamos’ girls basketball team heads to Taos tonight to take on the homestanding Tigers in the opener of the District 2AAAA season for both teams. Tonight’s game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

    This will also start the first 2AAAA race for first-year Hilltopper coach Tarah Logan, who thinks her team is ready to go.

  • Volleyball: Stokes leaving...

    Time was of the essence.

    Los Alamos Public Schools announced Wednesday that Diana Stokes, who led the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team for a total of six years, had put in her resignation.

    Stokes was the head coach of the volleyball program from 2001-2002 before stepping down, then retook the helm in the 2005 season.

    But with a daughter graduating from the high school and the volleyball program this year and a son starting his freshman year next year, Stokes thought now would be a good time to call it quits.

  • Wrestling: LA tops Jaguars,...

    With a little more than five weeks to go in the 2008-09 season, Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling coach Eric Sorenson seems to like the position his team is in.

    The Hilltoppers had an all-around solid showing Wednesday in their first home appearance of the season, taking two of four duals at Griffith Gymnasium.

    Of significance, Los Alamos scored solid victories over Capital (54-24) and Taos (60-0), although Taos brought just five wrestlers to Wednesday's duals meet.