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Today's Sports

  • Boys basketball: LA knocks off...

    For three quarters of Thursday’s boys basketball game, it was a battle between two of the premier players in northern New Mexico.

    But in the fourth quarter, the supporting cast of the Los Alamos Hilltoppers came up huge to ice a big nondistrict win at Griffith Gymnasium.

    The Hilltoppers won their home opener Thursday with an impressive team performance in the final quarter, taking a 62-52 win over the St. Michael’s Horsemen.

  • Girls basketball: LA wins at...

    Thursday night, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team picked up its first win of the season and it did so in dramatic fashion.

    Trailing by two points in the final 10 seconds, Taylor Ealey hit a 3-pointer as the final buzzer sounded to give the Hilltoppers a 40-39 victory against the St. Michael’s Horsemen at Perez-Shelley Gymnasium.

    Ealey grabbed a critical rebound with just 10 seconds remaining, then got free to take the final shot of the contest. Shelby Courtright’s two foul shots earlier in the quarter set up the last-second dramatics.

  • Gymnastics: LA’s...

    Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers traveled to Taos Nov. 15 to compete against gymnasts from Kimela’s Gymnastics of Los Lunas, Castle Gymnastics of Colorado, Boardwalk Gymnastics of Belen and the Taos All-Stars in the Artist Invite.

    In the morning session 30 level 3 and level 4 gymnasts competed and in the afternoon 32 gymnasts competed in levels 5 through 7.

    In the first session Luvina Lucero of Los Alamos scored the highest all-around total of the day, winning the level 4 competition with a 36.50.

  • Boys basketball: LA thumps...

    MORIARTY — The main goal of the Moriarty Pintos was to keep the game close from the get-go Tuesday night.

    But after a furious start and a furious comeback in the first half, the Pintos didn’t have much left for the second half against the Los Alamos Hilltoppers in a nondistrict boys basketball game.

    The Hilltoppers took control of Tuesday’s game early, then held on through a big first quarter comeback by the Pintos. The second half was all Los Alamos, however, as it took a decisive 75-52 road victory.

  • Girls basketball: LA thumped by...

    The one thing the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team wanted to do going into the first quarter of its opener Saturday was relax.

    But the squad may have relaxed too much against a team that knows how to attack and attack quickly.

    Los Alamos was outscored 24-5 in the first quarter of Saturday’s game at Griffith Gymnasium. Although Los Alamos was able to play Pojoaque’s Elks nearly even the rest of the way, spotting the defending Class AAA champion 19 points was far too much to come back from.

  • Boys basketball: Toppers downed...

    It was one that got away from the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team Saturday night.

    The Hilltoppers were in control for most of the first half Saturday on the road at Santa Fe, but the host Demons chipped away at an 11-point halftime lead throughout the second half and held on for a 67-62 win at Toby Roybal Gymnasium.

  • Girls basketball: LA has...

    The coaching staff has changed. Beyond that, however, there are a lot of familiar faces around the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball program for 2008-09.

    Tarah Logan, who played for Los Alamos in the late 1980s and early 1990s, takes over the helm of the girls hoops program following the departure of veteran head coach Gerry Washburn in the spring.

    Logan makes her career head coaching debut Saturday afternoon at home. The Hilltoppers open their 2008-09 campaign against one of their main rivals, Pojoaque.

  • Boys basketball: LA thumps KC in...

    The debut for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team went about as well as it could’ve hoped for.

    The Hilltopper defense allowed no more than 10 points in any quarter Tuesday night, and the Hilltopper offense was able to handle full-court pressure and create fast break chances as Los Alamos thumped the Kirtland Central Broncos 70-35 in the Four Corners area.

    Los Alamos led by double-digits after one quarter and upped its advantage to 22 points by the half, holding Kirtland Central to just 17 first-half points.

  • Swimming and Diving: Barney...

    Here are the Los Alamos Hilltopper swimming and diving teams’ results from Saturday’s Barney Relays meet, which was held at Albuquerque Academy’s Natatorium.

    Girls

    Team scores

    1. Los Alamos, 138; (tie) Academy, 138; 3. La Cueva, 118; 4. Eldorado, 88; 5. Rio Rancho, 86; 6. Sandia, 64; 7. Sandia Prep, 46; 8. Farmington, 20.

    Individual results

    Diving

    4. Lisa Ann Hendricks, Laura Bucklin, 282.50.

    400 medley relay

    3. Alisa Romero, Victora Maqueda, Monica Clodius, Alex Hamada, 4:21.97.

  • Hockey: LA ties with Santa Fe in...

    Los Alamos goaltender Dylan Stupka survived a barrage of shots Sunday to preserve a tie against the Santa Fe Blue Jackets Sunday.

    Santa Fe outshot the Los Alamos Hilltopper ice hockey team Sunday afternoon at Genoveva Chavez Community Center by a 2-1 margin, but thanks to 31 saves from Stupka, the Hilltoppers held on for a 3-3 tie to remain undefeated in New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League play.

    Santa Fe, led by its star, Peter Bessone, scored a pair of goals with just over three minutes remaining in regulation after dominating the final period.