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Today's Sports

  • Boys, girls hoops play...

    Basketball fans won’t have to go far to see two games Saturday. About the furthest trip they’ll need to make is to the concession stand for a hot dog in between games.Both the Hilltopper boys and girls will be at Griffith Gymnasium Saturday afternoon. Tip-off time for the boys game against Farmington is scheduled for 4 p.m., and the girls game against St.

  • Sports Update

    Saturday is Elementary School Night at Griffith GymThe Los Alamos boys and girls basketball teams are holding Elementary School Night Saturday.Elementary school students will be admitted free with a paying adult to the two varsity games. The Hilltopper boys play Farmington at 4 p.m. and the Hilltopper girls play St. Pius X at 5:30 p.m.Students are invited to wear their school colors. All local elementary schools will be introduced during the games.

  • Girls basketball: LA drops ugly...

    It’s fair to say Gerry Washburn didn’t think too highly of the performance he saw in Wednesday’s girls basketball game.“It was an ugly free throw contest interrupted by outbursts of uglier play,” said Washburn, head coach of the Los Alamos Hilltoppers.Los Alamos was held to single-digit scoring in each of the first three quarters of play Wednesday as the ‘Toppers fell to the Manzano Monarchs in Albuquerque, 44-35.It wasn’t the way the Hilltoppers wanted to kick off a week of three tough contests; a week highligh

  • Boys basketball: Toppers take...

    The assignment in front of the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys varsity basketball team Tuesday was a sizeable one.The ’Toppers were looking for an end to their three-game losing streak, looking for some momentum and looking to do it against one of the top-rated Class AAAA teams in the state.Although Los Alamos put together one of its best total-team efforts of the season, it still fell short Tuesday night, dropping a nondistrict contest to the St.

  • Swimming and diving: Results...

    Here are Los Alamos' individual results from Saturday's St. Michael's Invitational:

    Girls

    Team results

    1. St. Michael's, 104; 2. Santa Fe, 102; 3. Los Alamos, 84; 4. Gallup, 48; 5. Santa Fe Prep, 42; 6. Los Lunas, 41; 6. (tie) Valley, 41; 8. Taos, 30; 9. Bosque, 21; 10. Del Norte, 12; 11. Desert Academy, 2.

    200 medley relay

    5. Los Alamos A (Taylor Montoya, Lauren Castro, Maria Musgrave, Chelsea McLean), 2:14.37; 15. Los Alamos B (Lisa Alexander, Roisin Langan, Elizabeth Brug, Julie Winkler), 2:45.75.

    200 freestyle

  • Boys basketball: Los Alamos, St...

    With only a little more than a week before the start of District 2AAAA boys basketball play, Los Alamos is going to get a chance to see how it really stacks up among the upper echelon schools of its size.

    Los Alamos will host St. Pius X tonight at Griffith Gymnasium. St. Pius, of course, was one of the members of 2AAAA before it was moved to District 5AAAA following the 2004-2005 school year.

    Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.

    St. Pius is the two-time defending Class AAAA champion and is one of the favorites for the title again this season.

  • Swimming and diving: LA girls...

    Even with almost all of its varsity swimmers taking the day off, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls still turned in respectable showings at Saturday's St. Michael's Invitational.

    Los Alamos' girls still made the top three in team competition at Saturday's meet. The boys team results weren't available at press time.

  • Wrestling: LA picks up third at...

    ALBUQUERQUE Despite being sidelined while recovering from an ankle injury suffered almost two weeks ago, team captain Kory Nelson was still doing what he could to fire his teammates up.

    In Saturdays final bout, Nelson casually reminded Los Alamos Hilltopper heavyweight wrestler Eric Carlson that if he scored a pin in his consolation final match-up with Albuquerque Academys Stephen Sagartz that the Hilltoppers would finish third in total team points.

    But no pressure, Nelson added just before Carlson went to check in at the scorers table.

  • Girls basketball: Hilltoppers...

    In the 2006-07 season, Los Alamos girls basketball team got to see the Espaola Valley Sundevils on several occasions.

    The Sundevils finished the season without a win, something that surprised Hilltopper head coach Gerry Washburn, who said of the Sundevils they were tougher than most wouldve anticipated.

    On Friday, the Hilltoppers got to see a team that might be in that same boat: the Farmington Scorpions. The Scorpions brought an 0-14 record into Griffith Gymnasium, but hung tough with the Hilltoppers throughout the early stages of the game.

  • Boys basketball: Pojoaque holds...

    The bragging rights for the 2007-08 season officially reside downhill.

    A big push in the second half by the visiting Pojoaque Elks, which included six 3-pointers, gave them the 72-65 victory over the homestanding Los Alamos Hilltopper boys varsity basketball team Saturday at Griffith Gym.

    Pojoaque scored 44 points in the second half to take the game between the two teams whose healthy rivalry has remained alive and well even after the Hilltoppers left Class AAA following the 1999-2000 season.