Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Boys basketball: Capital rallies...

    With just one quarter remaining, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team looked like it was about to take a big step toward slamming the district’s front door shut.

    With zeroes on the clock, the District 2AAAA chase was once again wide open.

    Los Alamos appeared to have the momentum going its way heading into the fourth quarter Wednesday night and definitely had a 12-point lead over the Capital Jaguars, then things went south.

  • Gymnastics: LASG turns in solid...

    The Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers traveled to Albuquerque Jan. 16-18 to compete at the Precision Gymnastics Winter Fiesta Invite.

    The level 7 competition was held Jan. 16 with 28 gymnasts taking part.

    Los Alamos finished third in level 7 team competition. In the 11-and-under age division, Jessica Allen was fifth in the all-around competition with a score of 34.75.

    Allen placed fifth on beam with a score of 9.00 and tied for fifth on vault with an 8.85, was seventh on floor exercise with an 8.80, and ninth on parallel bars with an 8.10.

  • Boys basketball: LA knocks off...

    ESPAÑOLA – Most of the fans at Edward Medina Gymnasium Friday night were expecting a big win by the hometown heroes.

    Most of the fans left disappointed.

    In the biggest game of the District 2AAAA season so far for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team, the Hilltoppers stunned the homestanding Española Valley Sundevils.

  • Girls basketball: LA gets pocket...

    It’s a safe bet that from now on, Ron Drake will be a little more measured when talking about his defense.

    Drake, a veteran basketball coach in northern New Mexico, started bragging a little bit about his team’s defense recently. Just a few hours later, the Española Valley Sundevils had their worst defensive showing of the season at Shiprock.

    “I was concerned,” said Drake, now in his second season as the head coach of the Sundevils. “You never have an off-night on defense.”

  • Swimming and Diving: LA boys...

    In one of the larger meets of its 2008-09 season and with an abbreviated roster, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls swim teams still had enough to earn solid showings.

    Los Alamos’ girls finished fifth at Saturday’s Griffin Invitational, hosted by Santa Fe Prep and held at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center, while the Hilltopper boys took third place.

    In all, 24 teams were scheduled to participate in Saturday’s meet. Full team scores weren’t available as of press time.

  • Wrestling: Toppers struggle at...

    Despite competing in a place well known to have some top-shelf wrestling talent, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers were hoping to have a better showing than they turned in this weekend.

  • Girls basketball: LA thumps...

    Coming off one of its lowest offensive outputs of the season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team had its highest.

    Los Alamos, which has looked tentative on offense several times this season, was in all-out attack mode Wednesday night. Its victim, Bernalillo, simply couldn’t hang with it around the basket as Los Alamos dominated Wednesday’s District 2AAAA contest, 70-21.

    The game was a big turnaround from a nondistrict contest Saturday at Albuquerque Academy, in which Los Alamos managed only 29 points.

  • Swimming and diving: LA girls...

    Albuquerque Academy dominated both sides of its quadrangular swimming and diving meet Wednesday afternoon, which included the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls teams.

    The Hilltopper girls finished second behind the host Chargers, picking up 93 team points. The Hilltopper boys, meanwhile, picked up 44 points to take third place behind Academy and Cibola.