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Today's Sports

  • Boys basketball: 'Toppers...

    While having more turnovers doesn’t usually equate to scoring more points, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team had that exact thing happen to them late in Tuesday’s ballgame.

    With the visiting Volcano Vista Hawks trailing in the second half of Tuesday’s game, the Hawks switched defensive tactics, applying full-court pressure to the Hilltoppers.

  • Quick Hits

    Thoma’s soccer team wins at showcase

    Soccer player Andy Thoma’s club team, Elite FC Gladiator, took first place at the Disney College Showcase last week.

    The U16 team based in Albuquerque picked up a third-place ranking in the nation and a first-place ranking in Region IV with its win at the showcase tournament.

    Thoma is a sophomore at Los Alamos High School and was a second team All-District selection in the 2008 season.

    Koski takes top lifting honor to close out 2008

  • Boys basketball: LA drops two at...

    Several miscues in the Poe Corn Invitational third-place game Saturday proved to be costly for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team.

    Los Alamos turned the ball over 20 times, many of which were converted into points on the other end, and missed 7 of 11 free throws as it fell to District 2AAAA rival Capital 69-65 in overtime Saturday.

    The loss came just a day after the Hilltoppers dropped a semifinal contest to the Goddard Rockets after seemingly having the game under control at the break.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers...

    It may have been the first half the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team has been looking for the entire 2008-09 season.

    Just three days after one of its worst offensive opening halves of the season, the Hilltoppers punished the visiting Santa Fe Demons, scoring 41 points in the first half Saturday night at Griffith Gymnasium. Los Alamos cruised in the second half, holding Santa Fe to just five points in the final quarter to win 64-39.

    Los Alamos’ 41 first half points equaled or bettered its total in seven full games on the season.

  • Swimming and diving: LA earns a...

    With little in the way of competition Saturday, the main focus of the Los Alamos Quad for the Hilltopper swim teams was simply to get the best times.

    Despite the lack of competitive push in most events — Los Alamos girls won all but two events Saturday and the boys won 10 events — the Hilltoppers were up to the challenge.

    The Hilltopper boys won the Los Alamos Quad with a team score of 380, holding off Socorro, which finished with 272, while the Hilltopper girls took 517 points to win going away.

  • Girls basketball: LA drops...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team dropped its first round contest at the Goddard Holiday Classic Monday afternoon.

    The Hilltoppers took on Class AAA Tohatchi in the opening round of the tournament, being played in Roswell. Tohatchi (3-3) outran Los Alamos in the first half and held on in the second half to take a 53-45 victory.

    No other information on Monday’s game was available as of press time Tuesday.

  • Girls basketball; LA takes on...

    To wrap up a trying December, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team will head down to Roswell to compete in the Goddard Holiday Classic tournament.

    The Hilltoppers will take on the Class AAA Tohatchi Cougars in the first round of the Goddard tournament, which starts Monday.

    In the tournament, which continues through New Year’s Eve, Los Alamos will be one of five Class AAAA teams taking part. A pair of AAA teams — Las Vegas Robertson is the other — and Class AAAAA Carlsbad also accepted tournament invitations.

  • Girls basketball: Late LA rally...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team was nipped Saturday afternoon by the Aztec Tigers in the Four Corners area.

    Los Alamos came back from a 28-15 deficit at the break, holding the Tigers (4-2) to just 5 points in the third quarter, but fell short in its rally, losing 41-40.

    While the Hilltoppers outscored the Tigers 25-13 in the second half, they couldn’t overcome a slow first half.

    Los Alamos head coach Tarah Logan said the team got into some early foul trouble in the first half which slowed it down considerably.

  • Wrestling: Wilde wins at Piedra...

    Zak Wilde of Los Alamos made his second straight final round Saturday, but this time came out on top.

    Wilde, who wrestles for the Los Alamos Hilltoppers at 160 pounds, pinned Josh Docktor of Bloomfield to win his weight class as the Piedra Vista Invitational.

  • Boys basketball: Toppers hold on...

    JACONA — In the final two rounds of the Ben Lujan Invitational, Los Alamos had to fend off a pair of scrappy squads.

    In the end, however, the Hilltopper boys basketball team kept the Elks and Warriors at bay to win the ninth annual tournament Saturday night.

    Just one night after scraping its way out of a double-digit hole to knock off the host Pojoaque Elks, Los Alamos had to stave off numerous comeback attempts by Socorro.