Today's Sports

  • LA topped by Santa Fe, 11-4

    It didn’t take long for the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team to jump out to a lead Wednesday.

    And it didn’t take much longer for the Santa Fe Demons to break the game open.

    Los Alamos put up two runs in its first at-bat in Wednesday’s nondistrict contest off solid Santa Fe pitcher Mel Chavez. But Santa Fe bounced right back in its next at-bat to put up four runs and take the lead for good.

    The Demons never let go of the momentum, winning 11-4 at Overlook Park.

  • Softball: LA holds off late...

    After one inning, it looked like the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team would run away with a victory in its home opener Tuesday.

    After seven innings, Los Alamos was breathing a little sigh of relief to have come away with a win.

    Los Alamos jumped out to a 3-run lead at Overlook Park and came within a hit or two of breaking the game open in the third and fourth innings.

  • Boys basketball: LA falls in 4A...

    ALBUQUERQUE — While Alan Kirk, head coach of the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team, praised his squad for its second half comeback Wednesday, it wasn’t enough to make up for a disastrous first half.

    Los Alamos fell behind by 18 points after the first two quarters to the Artesia Bulldogs Wednesday. While Los Alamos was able to slice that lead down to just seven at one point, Artesia still escaped with a 69-58 win.

  • Los Alamos gets first round win

    FARMINGTON – Not that there was any surprise to it, but the Farmington Scorpions wanted to keep Alex Kirk under wraps as much as possible Saturday night.

    And for much of the game, the Scorpions were successful in making someone else from Los Alamos beat them.

    And a couple of someones did.

    Michael Helland and Doug Hardy came up big for the Hilltoppers Friday night down the stretch as Los Alamos knocked off Farmington 48-41 to advance in the Class AAAA boys basketball tournament.

  • Kirtland crushes Hilltoppers in...

    KIRTLAND — If the Kirtland Central Broncos can stay as hot as they were Friday night, a blue trophy just might be in their future.

    In the opening round of the Class AAAA state girls basketball playoffs, the Broncos, one of the most celebrated teams in the nation, were on fire on both ends of the court, routing the visiting Los Alamos Hilltoppers 62-33 and ending the Hilltoppers’ season.

  • LA has a lot of new faces...

    If fans of Los Alamos girls tennis want to see fireworks this season, they might want to wait until the end of the month to catch the team in action.

    For those fans that want to see the progression of the team from the start of the season to the finish, that will get going in earnest Saturday.

  • LA has some key components back

    It might take some time for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team to see exactly how things might play out.

    But with a good nucleus returning, Los Alamos is hoping things will play out well enough to make another run in the state tournament.

    Los Alamos will be looking to make its third straight state Class AAAA final in 2009. It gets into the teeth of its schedule starting Saturday at Rio Rancho.

    The spring preseason workouts, which started officially Feb. 2, have been generally good for the Hilltoppers.

  • Track and field: Topper boys,...

    It’s a milestone year for both the Los Alamos High School boys and girls track and field coaches.

    Hilltopper girls head coach Paul Anderson will put on his stopwatch for the 10th straight year, while boys head coach Larry Baca is hoping his silver anniversary culminates with another golden finish.

    Both Los Alamos’ track and field squads open their 2009 seasons Saturday, taking part in the Albuquerque Public Schools meet. The girls will run at Milne Stadium and the boys will be in action at Wilson Stadium Saturday morning.

  • Softball: LA opens its season at...

    A rookie manager stepping into prep competition could have a much worse situation than does Roger Anaya.

    Anaya, who is taking over as the skipper of the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team, has several returners coming back this season, many of whom have significant varsity playing experience.

    That’s a fact that Anaya is grateful for as he learns the ropes.

  • Gymnastics: LA Tumblers have big...

    Luvina Lucero and Allie Sutherland were big winner for the Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers gymnastics level 4 team in her age group and Hayley Schake was just edged out for the level 7 crown in her age group.

    Lucero, Schake, Sutherland and the Tumblers competed at the G-Force Gymnastics Academy meet Jan. 31 in Albuquerque.

    At level 4, 57 entrants competed representing six teams. Lucero, competing in the 10-and-older division, finished with an all-around score of 36.375.