Today's Sports

  • Girls basketball: LA earns back-...

    If the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team wanted to keep things interesting for its two home games this weekend, it managed just that.

    Los Alamos went right down to the wire with the Piedra Vista Panthers Friday night and had to stave off a comeback attempt against Aztec’s Tigers Saturday night to take the first two of a challenging three-game set that continues Monday.

  • Wrestling: Toppers earn 4 medals...

    It wasn’t even on the team’s schedule initially, but the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team is glad it made Saturday’s trip.

    Los Alamos earned a quartet of top-four finishes Saturday at the Rattler Open out of 10 competing wrestlers with Jodi Cull-Host and Desmond Fellers both advancing to the championship bout.

    The Rattler Open was held in Tucumcari.

  • Swimming and diving: LA teams...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls swimming and diving teams won both ends of Saturday’s quadrangular meet in Albuquerque.

    The Hilltopper girls held off a big challenge from the La Cueva Bears Saturday at the Valley Quadrangular, winning by just two points, while the Hilltopper boys earned a solid victory over second-place La Cueva at the meet.

    Friday, the Hilltopper girls diving team swept the top four spots in competition at Sandia High School.

  • Boys basketball: Toppers open...

    It won’t be home for the holidays, but the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team won’t be that far away.

    The Hilltoppers open up the Ben Lujan Invitational Monday when they face the Socorro Warriors in the tournament’s first round.

    This year marks the 10th annual Ben Lujan tournament, which is hosted by Pojoaque. The field this year includes four Class AAAA teams, two Class AAA teams and a pair of AA schools.

  • Schedule for Dec. 14-19


    Girls basketball: LAMS at Capshaw Invite, TBA.


    Girls basketball: Piedra Vista at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.; LAMS at Capshaw Invite, TBA.


    Girls basketball: Aztec at Los Alamos, C team, 2 p.m.; JV, 3:30 p.m.; varsity, 5 p.m.; LAMS at Capshaw Invite, TBA.

    Wrestling: Los Alamos at Tucumcari Invite, varsity, 9 a.m.; LAMS at Santo Domingo, 9 a.m.

    Swimming and diving: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Quad, 10 a.m.

  • Girls basketball: LA faces tough...

    By this time Tuesday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team should have a pretty good idea how it stacks up against District 1.

    Starting tonight, the Hilltoppers will play three games in four days against opponents from the Four Corners area. These three important games, all at home, will be highlighted by a contest Monday against the Kirtland Central Broncos.

    Tonight, Los Alamos hosts the Piedra Vista Panthers. That will be followed by Saturday’s game against the Aztec Tigers.

  • NMAA: Game reductions voted down

    Members of the New Mexico Activities Association voted to have no reductions in number of scheduled seasonal events, the association said in a press release Wednesday.

    The NMAA, the governing body of most interscholastic sports in the state, issued a referenda to member schools Dec. 3 asking if sports should lower the number of allowable regular season contests.

    In all, 116 of the 163 member schools responded. According to the press release, 52 schools (45 percent) voted that no reduction in games be allowed.

  • Gymnastics: Bronkhorst, Allen...

    A pair of top local gymnasts had big showings at a Nov. 21 competition in Los Lunas.

    The Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers traveled to Los Lunas for the Route 66 Rock and Roll Invitational. In all, 10 teams competed at the event.

    Tumblers’ level 7 competitors Annika Bronkhorst and Jessica Allen went 1-2 in the competition in what was an unusually low-scoring meet.

    Bronkhorst paced the level 7 competition with an all-around score of 31.85, while Allen finished right behind her with a score of 31.75.

  • Hockey: LA sweeps three weekend...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team improved to 6-2 as it earned three victories this past weekend.  

    Los Alamos downed St Pius X, Taos and La Cueva to earn three-game hat-trick. It was aided in that cause by Marina Meneakis, who scored a natural hat trick Saturday. A hat trick by a female player in state high school league play has only been done once before.

  • Wrestling: LA shows signs of...

    Little by little, a young Los Alamos Hillltopper squad is improving, as evidenced by Friday’s showing at the Capital Invitational Tournament.

    Los Alamos sent seven wrestlers down to the tournament, hosted by Capital’s Jaguars.

    While only one of those seven grapplers finished Friday’s action unblemished, the other six remained alive in the consolation bracket.

    Saturday, Los Alamos picked up a couple of tournament victories, with 103-pounder Jodi Cull-Host and 145-pounder Clint Adams both advancing in the consolation round.