Today's Sports

  • Swimming and diving: LA girls...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls swimming and diving team won three events on its way to a second-place finish at Wednesday’s Albuquerque Academy Quadrangular.

    Both the Hilltopper boys and girls teams traveled down to Academy Wednesday to take part in the mid-week meet. The Hilltopper boys finished third in the four-team meet, picking up 68 team points, while the Hilltopper girls finished with 87 team points.

  • Boys basketball: Toppers move to...

    Heading into the third quarter of Tuesday night’s game, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team was looking to shut the door on the Bernalillo Spartans, who were still hanging around after one half of play.

    A huge third quarter by the Hilltoppers accomplished just that.

    Los Alamos forced eight Bernalillo turnovers in the third quarter, turning those into points on the other end, which derailed Bernalillo’s upset attempt. Los Alamos won Tuesday’s District 2AAAA contest going away, 67-35.

  • Girls basketball: LA can&...

    With about half a quarter left in regulation Monday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team looked to be well in control.

    But that look was deceiving.

    Los Alamos led by as many as 11 points early in the fourth quarter Monday against the visiting St. Pius X Sartans and held a healthy 7-point lead at the halfway mark of the period, but two quick turnovers in the backcourt led to two quick Sartan buckets.

    The Sartans rode the momentum for the next 2-1/2 minutes and escaped Griffith Gymnasium with a 40-37 victory.

  • Swimming and diving: Baker...

    He might not be Abraham Lincoln when it comes to political speeches, but Alex Baker can produce some good numbers in the pool.

    Baker, a senior on the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys swimming team, already is and has been one of the top competitors in northern New Mexico, but he’s not finished just yet. Not even close.

  • Schedule for Jan. 25-30


    Girls basketball: St. Pius X at Los Alamos, varsity, 5:30 p.m.

    Boys basketball: LAMS at West Las Vegas, seventh-grade, 4 p.m.; eighth-grade 5 p.m.


    Boys basketball: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.


    Swimming: Los Alamos at Academy Quad, 4 p.m.

    Girls basketball: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.


    Wrestling: Los Alamos at Las Vegas Robertson Invite, 3 p.m.

  • UPDATE: Events nixed for this...

    All of this weekend's scheduled athletics for Los Alamos High School have been canceled, the school announced this morning.

    The Los Alamos swimming and diving teams were scheduled to travel to Farmington tonight. The Los Alamos girls basketball team was scheduled to host Albuquerque Academy tonight as well and the wrestling team was supposed to compete at the Valley Invitational.

    It was unknown whether any of the events will be rescheduled.

  • Girls basketball: Game still on...

    Los Alamos High School announced that tonight's Los Alamos-Taos girls basketball game is still scheduled for tonight.

    Taos Public Schools had a two-hour delay this morning, which could have affected tonight's game.

    The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at Griffith Gymnasium. The C team game will start at 4 p.m. as scheduled, according to Los Alamos athletic director Vicki Nelms.

  • LA opens district season with...

    In the first District 2AAAA girls basketball game of the season, the first 10 minutes almost couldn’t have been scripted any better for the Taos Tigers, but the Tigers couldn’t capitalize.

    And the Los Alamos Hilltoppers made them pay.

    Los Alamos, which trailed by 5 points to the unheralded Tigers early in the second quarter, quickly righted the ship and outscored the Tigers 17-4 in the final 6:48 of the first half, taking control of Tuesday night’s contest.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers open...

    Opening day of the District 2AAAA girls basketball season is here, snow or no snow.

    Tonight, weather permitting, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers will open their district season at home against the Taos Tigers. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. — no announcement had been made as to a possible weather postponement as of press time.

    Los Alamos (10-6) could hardly be heading into the 2AAAA season with more confidence, having won six straight and eight of its last 10.

  • Boys basketball: Sundevils are...

    Emotions are riding high heading into the start of the District 2AAAA boys basketball season.

    Nowhere more so than in Española Valley, where last week, according to the Associated Press, someone tried to set fire to the front door of Sundevil head coach Richard Martinez’s home. While it was unknown if the fire-setting, which was bad enough to send Martinez’s mother to the hospital for smoke inhalation, had anything to do with basketball, it does speak about how seriously fans in the valley are taking the 2009-10 season.