Today's Sports

  • Girls basketball: Toppers win...

    Although the Los Alamos Hilltoppers scored a lopsided road win Saturday night, it won’t have much opportunity to savor the flavor, for a variety of reasons.

    Los Alamos throttled the cellar-dwelling Bernalillo Spartans Saturday at Bernalillo, 58-24, but it has much bigger fish to fry this week.

  • LA wrestling, swimming head to...

    A pair of Los Alamos Hilltopper sports are beginning the end of their season this weekend.

    Both the Hilltopper wrestling team and the Hilltopper boys and girls swimming and diving teams will go into the final two weekends of their season. They will be competing at their two respective district meets Saturday.

    Team results at those district championships, however, are hardly what any of the squads are worried about.

  • Taos is out of District 2-4A and...

    Many coaches around the state, including more than a few from Los Alamos High School, have bemoaned teams from small districts which sometimes seem to qualify for postseason events by default.

    Guess who might now be in one of those loathsome districts?

    In the newly revised New Mexico Activities Association’s Alignment and Classification Proposal, District 2AAAA, which Los Alamos competes in, could be down to just four teams for the four-year block of 2010-2014.

  • Basketball: Results from local...

    The local winners of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest will head later this month to the district championship.

    Los Alamos held its free throw contest Jan. 25. The contest was for girls and boys between the ages of 10-14.

    In all, five boys and five girls will advance in the different age categories. Each contestant was given 15 free throws.

    The winners at the district meet, which will be held at Peñasco High School, will advance to the state championship. That will be held March 28 in Albuquerque.

  • Pajarito to host USASA...

    Coming up, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area will greet skiers and snowboarders with more than just snow-packed slopes and scenic views; they will be given an opportunity to receive national recognition for their skills.

    For the first time, the ski area will host the Terrian Park Slope Style/Snowboard competition, which being presented by the U.S. Amateur Snowboard Association (USASA).

    The slope style competition will be held Saturday in the new terrain park.

  • Wrestling: LA takes seventh at...

    What the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team can control appears under control as the regular season winds down.

    The question will be how much outside factors may play a part in its success as it heads into the postseason.

    At Saturday’s home tournament, held at Griffith Gymnasium, Los Alamos was generally pleased with it showing on the mat. However, Los Alamos had to hold out some top wrestlers due to illness or injury.

  • Swimming and Diving: LA picks up...

    With the 2008-09 swimming and diving season is coming down the wire, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls clubs scored big wins in their final home meet.

    The Hilltopper girls more than doubled-up their nearest opponents Saturday at the Los Alamos Open, grabbing 917 total points at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. Los Alamos’ boys, meanwhile, held off the Socorro Warriors to win Saturday, picking up 518 team points.

    Despite being the final regular season event, only four other teams on either side showed up for the meet.

  • Boys basketball: LA thumps Taos...

    Part of Alan Kirk felt sorry for the Taos Tigers following Saturday’s game.

    “They get everyone on the rebound,” said Kirk, head coach of the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team of the Tigers. “They got Capital after they lost to Bernalillo, they got us after losing to Capital.”

  • Girls basketball: Toppers pick...

    The first goal for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team Friday was to get back to playing good team basketball.

    The second goal was to pick up a win and try to get back on track in District 2AAAA.

    Both of those things got done.

    The Hilltoppers earned a solid win Friday at Griffith Gymnasium, downing the Taos Tigers 56-43. The win snaps a two-game district skid, although it will be a fully uphill climb for the Hilltoppers in the 2AAAA race with three regular season contests left.

  • Baseball: Tim Wallach introduced...

    ALBUQUERQUE — To introduce the new manager of the Albuquerque Isotopes, the Los Angeles Dodgers organizations called upon their own former manager.

    Tommy Lasorda, the great Dodger manager who steered the team to two World Series titles in the 1980s, was on-hand at the Isotopes’ press conference Wednesday to introduce Tim Wallach, a former Major League All-Star who spent three years with the Los Angeles club.

    The Isotopes, the Triple-A club that has played in Albuquerque since 2003, changed MLB club affiliations over the winter.