Today's Sports

  • Hockey: Toppers thump Cibola on...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team remained undefeated with a big 6-1 win over the Cibolo Cougars Sunday.

    Los Alamos punished Cibola goaltender Donny Templeton, putting 51 shots-on-goal in the win at Blades Ice Arena. While Templeton managed to keep Los Alamos out of the net in the first period, Los Alamos scored three times in the second and three times in the third to win 6-1.

    Hilltopper Zach Mang scored a pair of goals, while Ben Havemann and Brad Picard each had a goal and an assist in the win.

  • Swimming: LA teams take second...

    Heading into Saturday’s Los Alamos Open, the Hilltopper swimming team had a grueling week of practice and several athletes were feeling the effects.

    They’d better get used to it, however, as that’s not going to change anytime soon.

    Los Alamos co-head coaches Rusty Bernstein and Cindy Black have no plans to back off the training schedule until the time for the state championship meet rolls around. That won’t be until the latter part of February.

  • Diving: Hendricks, Bucklin...

    The more lead time, the better.

    A pair of Los Alamos Hilltopper divers qualified for the state championship meet in their first solo competition of the season Friday. Lisa Ann Hendricks and Lauren Bucklin both picked up qualifying scores at the Los Alamos Diving Open, held at the Larry R.

    Walkup Aquatic Center.

    Hendricks finished with a final score of 179.70, placing her fourth among the finalists Friday, while Bucklin finished right behind her in fifth place. Bucklin collected a total score of 154.55.

  • Boys basketball: Big 4th quarter...

    For three quarters of Los Alamos’ game Saturday night, it was in danger of keeping the door open for Farmington.

    In the fourth quarter, that door got slammed shut.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers...

    Should Los Alamos try to find some solace in the six days before its next game, it can look to the fact it played the No. 1 ranked team in the state to a draw in the second half.

    The first half, that’s another story.

    Moriarty, the top-ranked Class AAAA girls basketball team in the state, held Los Alamos to just 10 first-half points, leading Friday’s game wire-to-wire at Griffith Gymnasium. Though Los Alamos held Moriarty to just 15 points in the second half, it managed just 15 points itself to fall 41-25 in a nondistrict contest.

  • Boys basketball: LA knocks off...

    For three quarters of Thursday’s boys basketball game, it was a battle between two of the premier players in northern New Mexico.

    But in the fourth quarter, the supporting cast of the Los Alamos Hilltoppers came up huge to ice a big nondistrict win at Griffith Gymnasium.

    The Hilltoppers won their home opener Thursday with an impressive team performance in the final quarter, taking a 62-52 win over the St. Michael’s Horsemen.

  • Girls basketball: LA wins at...

    Thursday night, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team picked up its first win of the season and it did so in dramatic fashion.

    Trailing by two points in the final 10 seconds, Taylor Ealey hit a 3-pointer as the final buzzer sounded to give the Hilltoppers a 40-39 victory against the St. Michael’s Horsemen at Perez-Shelley Gymnasium.

    Ealey grabbed a critical rebound with just 10 seconds remaining, then got free to take the final shot of the contest. Shelby Courtright’s two foul shots earlier in the quarter set up the last-second dramatics.

  • Gymnastics: LA’s...

    Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers traveled to Taos Nov. 15 to compete against gymnasts from Kimela’s Gymnastics of Los Lunas, Castle Gymnastics of Colorado, Boardwalk Gymnastics of Belen and the Taos All-Stars in the Artist Invite.

    In the morning session 30 level 3 and level 4 gymnasts competed and in the afternoon 32 gymnasts competed in levels 5 through 7.

    In the first session Luvina Lucero of Los Alamos scored the highest all-around total of the day, winning the level 4 competition with a 36.50.

  • Boys basketball: LA thumps...

    MORIARTY — The main goal of the Moriarty Pintos was to keep the game close from the get-go Tuesday night.

    But after a furious start and a furious comeback in the first half, the Pintos didn’t have much left for the second half against the Los Alamos Hilltoppers in a nondistrict boys basketball game.

    The Hilltoppers took control of Tuesday’s game early, then held on through a big first quarter comeback by the Pintos. The second half was all Los Alamos, however, as it took a decisive 75-52 road victory.

  • Girls basketball: LA thumped by...

    The one thing the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team wanted to do going into the first quarter of its opener Saturday was relax.

    But the squad may have relaxed too much against a team that knows how to attack and attack quickly.

    Los Alamos was outscored 24-5 in the first quarter of Saturday’s game at Griffith Gymnasium. Although Los Alamos was able to play Pojoaque’s Elks nearly even the rest of the way, spotting the defending Class AAA champion 19 points was far too much to come back from.