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Today's Sports

  • Boys tennis: LA picks up title...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team edged Lovington’s Wildcats to win the Carlsbad Invitational this weekend.

    Los Alamos finished with 22 team points while Lovington earned 17 team points at the tournament.

    The Carlsbad tournament was scheduled for two days, but Friday’s singles tournament was rained out. Saturday’s doubles tournament went on as scheduled, however.

  • Girls tennis: Toppers take 2nd...

    This weekend's Carlsbad Invitational went pretty much the way Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis coach Bruce Cottrell thought it would.

    Los Alamos finished second in team standings behind the host Carlsbad Cavemen at the tournament. The tournament was scheduled for two days, but Friday's singles competition was called off due to rain.

    While the Hilltoppers were hoping to get the singles matches in, mostly for the benefit of their younger players, they did play some exhibition matches late Friday with Carlsbad.

  • Hilltoppers upset in hocky finale

    It wasn’t supposed to end this way.

    The Hilltopper hockey team had roared through the regular season with a 15-0-1 record, capturing convincing victories against every team in the state.

    The postseason began with three more wins in the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League tournament, putting Los Alamos within a single victory of the league championship.

  • ’Toppers finish 2nd...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team took second for the second straight week to open the season Saturday.

    Running at their second Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational meets in as many weeks, the Hilltoppers finished with 102 team points. They finished second in team competition behind a powerful Cibola squad which demolished the competition at the 2007 Class AAAAA state championship meet.

    Cibola finished with 160 team points, more than Los Alamos and La Cueva put together at Saturday’s meet at Milne Stadium.

  • LA takes top honors at APS Invite

    If Los Alamos’ girls track and field team wasn’t getting a lot buzz about being a state title contender this season, it might get some now.

    The Hilltoppers trumped the competition at Saturday’s Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational, collecting 111 team points. They topped six other competing schools at the meet, held at Wilson Stadium in Albuquerque, including two very good Class AAAAA schools in La Cueva and Cibola.

    La Cueva won the girls AAAAA state title three of the past five seasons, most recently in 2007, while Cibola won the team title in 2003.

  • LA topped by Santa Fe, 11-4

    It didn’t take long for the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team to jump out to a lead Wednesday.

    And it didn’t take much longer for the Santa Fe Demons to break the game open.

    Los Alamos put up two runs in its first at-bat in Wednesday’s nondistrict contest off solid Santa Fe pitcher Mel Chavez. But Santa Fe bounced right back in its next at-bat to put up four runs and take the lead for good.

    The Demons never let go of the momentum, winning 11-4 at Overlook Park.

  • Softball: LA holds off late...

    After one inning, it looked like the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team would run away with a victory in its home opener Tuesday.

    After seven innings, Los Alamos was breathing a little sigh of relief to have come away with a win.

    Los Alamos jumped out to a 3-run lead at Overlook Park and came within a hit or two of breaking the game open in the third and fourth innings.

  • Boys basketball: LA falls in 4A...

    ALBUQUERQUE — While Alan Kirk, head coach of the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team, praised his squad for its second half comeback Wednesday, it wasn’t enough to make up for a disastrous first half.

    Los Alamos fell behind by 18 points after the first two quarters to the Artesia Bulldogs Wednesday. While Los Alamos was able to slice that lead down to just seven at one point, Artesia still escaped with a 69-58 win.

  • Los Alamos gets first round win

    FARMINGTON – Not that there was any surprise to it, but the Farmington Scorpions wanted to keep Alex Kirk under wraps as much as possible Saturday night.

    And for much of the game, the Scorpions were successful in making someone else from Los Alamos beat them.

    And a couple of someones did.

    Michael Helland and Doug Hardy came up big for the Hilltoppers Friday night down the stretch as Los Alamos knocked off Farmington 48-41 to advance in the Class AAAA boys basketball tournament.

  • Kirtland crushes Hilltoppers in...

    KIRTLAND — If the Kirtland Central Broncos can stay as hot as they were Friday night, a blue trophy just might be in their future.

    In the opening round of the Class AAAA state girls basketball playoffs, the Broncos, one of the most celebrated teams in the nation, were on fire on both ends of the court, routing the visiting Los Alamos Hilltoppers 62-33 and ending the Hilltoppers’ season.