Today's Sports

  • Girls basketball: Hilltoppers...

    Seeing the final score, one might not realize Thursday’s District 2AAAA tournament semifinal was a very tight ballgame well into the third quarter.

    At the 6:02 mark of the third quarter, Capital’s Dominique Vigil-Lovato buried a long-distance 3-pointer to give her team a 26-25 edge.

  • Boys basketball: Capital...

    There’s only about one thing that’s been settled at this point: Los Alamos will host Capital Thursday night.

    Beyond that, there’s a lot that’s up in the air.

    The District 2AAAA boys basketball tournament winds its way through Griffith Gymnasium Thursday when the Hilltoppers host Capital’s Jaguars. Thursday’s game is scheduled to tip at 5:30 p.m.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers,...

    In what’s been a roller coaster season, one of the lowest points for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team was a two-game stretch early in the district regular season.

    After a pair of big wins, against Taos and Bernalillo, Los Alamos went on a two-game slide. It was rattled by the full- and three-quarter-court pressure from both the Española Valley Sundevils and the Capital Jaguars, dropping both those games — one in late January, one in early February.

  • Wrestling: Cull-Host takes girls...

    Jodi Cull-Host won the 103-pound weight class at the New Mexico Girls State Tournament Sunday.

    Cull-Host, who just completed her freshman season with the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team, knocked off three other competitors to take the 103-pound title. The tournament was held in Albuquerque.

    “She was wrestling some tough girls,” coach Eric Sorenson said of Cull-Host. “It was a very solid day for her. She was never in any trouble and she handled all three of them.”

  • Boys swimming: LA takes third at...

    ALBUQUERQUE — Heading into the state championship swim meet, Los Alamos head coach Rusty Bernstein said his team’s depth could prove to be a factor Saturday.

    Apparently, he knew what he was talking about.

    Los Alamos put together some solid swims at Saturday’s championship finals, enough to put it in contention in team standings. The Hilltopper boys grabbed third place Saturday, picking up 202 total points, holding off Albuquerque High School to earn a trophy at the meet.

  • Swimming and diving: Topper...

    ALBUQUERQUE — It had been an up-and-down year for Victoria Maqueda.

    After starting off the 2008-09 swimming season feeling good about her game, she was slowed by illness, then missed training time due to winter travel. It took her awhile to get back to where she felt she wanted to be.

    But Saturday, in her season finale, Maqueda put together the race of her career in the 100-yard breaststroke.

  • Wrestling: Lattin is third,...

    RIO RANCHO — A pair of Los Alamos Hilltoppers made it to the consolation finals at the Class AAAA wrestling championship tournament last weekend.

    The tournament was held Friday and Saturday at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    Blaine Lattin finished third for the Hilltoppers Saturday, bouncing back from a loss to open Saturday’s competition, while Zak Wilde grabbed a fourth-place finish for Los Alamos at the tournament.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers thump...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team got the win it needed Friday night, but not the help it needed.

    With its upset win over the Española Valley Sundevils Tuesday night in the valley, Los Alamos kept alive its chance for half of a District 2AAAA regular season title, but needed to beat the Capital Jaguars Friday and get some help from the Bernalillo Spartans.

  • Boys basketball: LA knocks off...

    Alex Kirk had a huge night for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team as it tripped up Capital in its season finale Saturday.

    Kirk, the 6-foot, 11-inch junior center for the Hilltoppers, scored 31 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as the Hilltoppers beat Capital’s Jaguars 60-39 Saturday in Santa Fe.

    Capital kept the game close throughout the first half, but in the third quarter Los Alamos started to pull away. In the fourth quarter, Los Alamos dominated.

  • Boys basketball: Toppers fall to...

    The bad news: the Los Alamos Hilltoppers couldn’t capitalize on a golden opportunity to knock off an 800-pound gorilla Wednesday night.

    The good news: there’s a good chance they’ll get another shot.

    In front of a packed Griffith Gymnasium, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team couldn’t wrest the District 2AAAA regular season title from the Española Valley Sundevils.