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Today's Sports

  • Basketball: LA teams will travel...

    It’s like déjà vu all over again for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team.

    For the second year in a row, the Hilltopper boys are on the top half of the Class AAAA state tournament bracket and for the second year in a row they will have to play their opening round game on the road.

    Los Alamos’ boys picked up a respectable fifth seed in the AAAA state hoops tournament when the brackets were announced Sunday, but were placed opposite of 12th-seeded Farmington.

  • Basketball: State Class AAAA...

    Here is the schedule for the first two rounds of Class AAAA boys and girls state basketball tournaments.

    Girls

    First round (all games Friday)

    (16) Silver at (1) St. Pius X, 7 p.m.

    (9) Artesia at (8) Del Norte, 6 p.m.

    (12) Aztec at (5) Deming, 7 p.m.

    (13) Los Alamos at (4) Kirtland Central, 7 p.m.

    (14) Grants at (3) Moriarty, 7 p.m.

    (11) Albuquerque Academy at (6) Shiprock, 7 p.m.

    (7) Belen at (10) Española Valley, 6 p.m.

    (15) Volcano Vista at (2) Roswell, 7 p.m.

  • Baeball: LA opens season with...

    Heading into the 2009 season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team wants to turn a corner.

    Prior to Saturday’s opening doubleheader at Bomber Field against the Piedra Vista Panthers, Hilltopper manager Mike Gill said he expects his team to reach the next level and become a legitimate state title contender this season.

    Los Alamos got a good look at what it will need to do — and what it can’t afford to do — if it wants to compete in Class AAAA this season starting with Saturday’s game one.

  • Boys basketball: Toppers fall in...

    ESPAÑOLA – The packed house at Edward Medina Gymnasium was entirely on its feet for the final minutes of the District 2AAAA boys basketball championship game.

    An estimated crowd of 3,700 watched the Española Valley Sundevils and Los Alamos Hilltoppers sweat it out through a contentious final quarter.

    With the Sundevils clinging to a 1-point lead late, Española Valley head coach Richard Martinez elected to run a 3-man weave throughout the final five minutes of the ballgame.

  • Baseball: LA opens season with...

    Heading into the 2009 season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team wants to turn a corner.

    Prior to Saturday’s opening doubleheader at Bomber Field against the Piedra Vista Panthers, Hilltopper manager Mike Gill said he expects his team to reach the next level and become a legitimate state title contender this season.

    Los Alamos got a good look at what it will need to do — and what it can’t afford to do — if it wants to compete in Class AAAA this season starting with Saturday’s game one.

  • Boys basketball: LA comes back...

    Most times when they get together, the Capital Jaguars give the Los Alamos Hilltoppers fits.

    Thursday night was no exception.

  • 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.”