Today's Sports

  • Boys basketball: LA falls on the...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team dropped its second straight road contest Friday night in Albuquerque.

    Los Alamos, which went into Friday’s game short-handed, couldn’t hold on to a four-point lead after three quarters. Del Norte, led by Henry McKinley’s 11 points in the final quarter, pulled off the 61-57 come-from-behind win.

    While the Knights got off to a slow start this season, Los Alamos, which had four varsity regulars out for the contest, had no intention of looking past them.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers down...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team ran its current winning streak to six games with a big win over a tough Del Norte squad Friday night.

    Los Alamos needed overtime, but it tripped up the visiting Del Norte Knights 59-50 Friday at Griffith Gymnasium, continuing the roll its been on for nearly three weeks.

    Sarah Worland went 6-for8 from the foul line in overtime to help secure the victory.

    Los Alamos trailed most of the game, but erased most of an 8-point deficit at the break by the end of the third quarter.

  • Schedule for Jan. 18-23


    Girls basketball: Taos at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.


    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Taos, C team, 4 p.m., JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.


    Boys basketball: LAMS at Capshaw, seventh-grade, 4 p.m.; eighth-grade, 5 p.m.


    Diving: Los Alamos at Farmington Invite, 4 p.m.

    Girls basketball: Albuquerque Academy at Los Alamos, JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.


  • Wrestling: Toppers split four...

    Despite a rough couple of showings Wednesday night, the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team bounced back big when it needed to.

    The Hilltoppers made their first home appearance of the season Wednesday when they hosted four teams for a duals contest at Auxiliary Gymnasium.

    All five teams faced off Wednesday, with the Rio Rancho junior varsity team — a squad that could compete very well with most varsity programs in the state — going 4-0 overall. Albuquerque Academy won three of four duals contests.

  • Health and fitness: Video game...

    I’m sure that many of you purchased video game systems over the holidays and have been enjoying playing them.

    A lot of you may have tried the exercise games that are available too. But are you really exercising or are you just playing a game?

    While it’s better to play a somewhat active video game rather than play one while sitting on the couch, recent studies show that the exercise games aren’t really capable of improving, or even maintaining, your current level of health and fitness.

  • Boys basketball: Toppers survive...

    Midway through the third quarter of Tuesday night’s ballgame, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team appeared to have everything well in-hand.

    With a little less than a minute remaining in that same ballgame, things were very much up in the air.

  • Girls basketball: LA rolls to...

    No All-State preseason pick? No problem.

    Playing without its star point guard, Tyree Richins, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers still managed to continue its current winning streak Tuesday night with a victory over the Belen Eagles.

    Los Alamos center Taylor Ealey dropped in a game-high 20 points as the Hilltoppers knocked off the Eagles 43-29 Tuesday night in Belen.

    Richins stayed at home Tuesday, feeling under the weather, but Los Alamos’ reserves picked up their game in her absence.

  • NFL playoff picture crystallizes...

    It took a few extra minutes, but the lineup for the divisional round of the NFL playoffs is set.

    The Arizona Cardinals beat the Green Bay Packers 51-45 in overtime Sunday on Karlos Dansby's 17-yard fumble return for a touchdown to round out the field.

    "He (Michael Adams) made a sack, the ball went in the air, I just made a play on the ball," Dansby said.

    Earlier, the Baltimore Ravens routed the Patriots 33-14.

  • Swimming and diving: LA girls...

    During the holidays, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls swim teams had a little bit of time off.

    That time off, however, was completely by happenstance. The pool was closed for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

    Despite being without a competitive meet for three weeks and despite a grueling workout scheduled in between, both teams had productive showings at Saturday’s Los Alamos Invitational.

  • Wrestling: LA drops 5 duals at...

    It was a mixed bag for the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team Saturday at the Moriarty Invitational.

    While Los Alamos had some solid performances at the multi-team dual meet, hosted by Moriarty’s Pintos, those were coupled with some rough outings against a strong field.

    “It was tough,” Los Alamos first-year coach Bob Geyer said. “Every time there was pretty good. We got a few wins, but we didn’t wrestle that great.”