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Today's Sports

  • Basketball: LA boys have to...

    One coach was fairly neutral.

  • Hockey: LA falls in state final...

    RIO RANCHO — A stretch of just over 10-1/2 minutes would be everything the Rio Rancho Rams needed and everything the Los Alamos Hilltoppers didn’t.The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team, playing in Saturday’s New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League pure team championship, outscored Rio Rancho 3-0 in the bookend periods, but the Rams scored four unanswered goals in a 10:37 stretch of the second period, holding on for a 4-3 win.Saturday’s state title game was played at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, the home ice of the New Mexic

  • Girls basketball: Toppers claim...

    If, by chance, there were any lingering questions about Los Alamos’ dominance in District 2AAAA girls basketball this season, the Hilltoppers answered them emphatically Friday.Los Alamos grabbed control of the District 2AAAA tournament championship game early in the first quarter and never let go, thumping the Española Valley Sundevils 64-45 to claim its third straight district crown.With the win, Los Alamos reached its primary goal of winning the district and its secondary goal of running the table in district.

  • Baseball: Nothing set in stone...

    Early season baseball in northern New Mexico is always something of a crap shoot.Some seasons, Los Alamos and other northern prep teams can’t practice outside until late March because of snow.The Hilltoppers caught a weather break this week, however, and were able to get out to Bomber Field to get some practice time before their season opener Tuesday.

  • Boys basketball: Hilltoppers...

    SANTA FE — Despite the fact Los Alamos wasn’t able to clinch a state playoff berth Thursday night, there appears to be little reason for boys basketball fans to panic.Los Alamos lost Thursday’s District 2AAAA semifinal game to Capital, 57-53 at Edward Ortiz Gymnasium.

  • Hockey: Rams PeeWees win state...

    The Los Alamos Hockey Association Rams PeeWees captured the first hockey state championship of the year by winning the New Mexico Recreational Hockey League state championship.The PeeWee championship game was held Sunday in Albuquerque. The Rams beat the New Mexico Amateur Hockey Association Scorpions 5-1."Everyone on the team played at their highest level the whole weekend," Rams coach Peter Pavlik said.

  • Hockey: LA to face Rio Rancho in...

    They ended with identical records and tied one another last weekend.Now, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and Rio Rancho Rams will meet for the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League championship.The championship game will be held Saturday at the Santa Ana Star Center. The puck is scheduled to drop at 2:30 p.m.Los Alamos’ Hilltoppers will be playing for their first state championship cup since 2001 and head coach Craig Wehner said the team is primed for a title.“It was a very successful season,” Wehner said.

  • Girls basketball: LA takes on...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team will try to lock up its third straight District 2AAAA tournament title tonight.Los Alamos, which finished a spotless 8-0 in District 2AAAA play, will host tonight’s 2AAAA tournament championship game when it hosts Española Valley.Española Valley tripped up second-seed Taos Thursday, winning 48-39 at Taos to qualify for tonight’s 2AAAA title game. It was the second straight victory by Española Valley’s Sundevils over Taos, including a 46-38 win in its regular season finale Feb.

  • Fencing tourney set for Saturday

    The Los Alamos Fencing Club will hold its annual team tournament Saturday at the YMCA's gymnasium.

    Teams from across the state and from El Paso are scheduled to compete at the tournament. In all, 11 epee teams and six foil teams are expected to compete.

    Epee competition starts at 9 a.m. and foil wil start at 1:30 p.m.

    Spectators are invited to attend. Admission is free.

  • Swimming: Local club qualifiers...

    Here are the Los Alamos Aquatomics (LAA) and Pajarito Aquatic Club (PAC) entries for the New Mexico Short Course Championship meet, which will be held Friday through Sunday at the West Mesa Aquatic Center in Albuquerque.

    Maggie Andrejczuk, LAA, 9200 medley relay, 200 freestyle relay

    Ashlynn Bennett, LAA, 11200 free relay, 200 freestyle, 200 IM, 800 free relay, 200 medley relay, 200 breaststroke, 400 IM, 400 medley relay, 100 freestyle, 100 IM, 400 freestyle relay