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Today's Sports

  • Boys basketball: Toppers down...

    Even with his team’s 55-38 victory over the Farmington Scorpions Saturday night, Los Alamos boys basketball head coach Alan Kirk gave his team a lengthy post-game speech.

    The subject: preparation.

    Los Alamos came out flat to start Saturday’s contest at Griffith Gymnasium, possibly the by-product of playing in its third game in five day.

    But Kirk reminded his team that its time to make ready for a big week this week is going to be virtually nonexistent.

  • Wrestling: LA places three in JV...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team pulled down three third-place finishes in the junior varsity bracket of Saturday’s tournament at Del Norte.

    Los Alamos put most of its young, inexperienced team into the JV draw Saturday, placing only three wrestlers into the varsity bracket. None of Los Alamos’ three varsity entries survived past the first round of consolation bouts.

    Saturday’s tournament featured some solid competitors from around the Albuquerque area, including La Cueva, Eldorado and Los Lunas.

  • Schedule for Dec. 7-12

    Monday

    Girls basketball: Pojoaque at LAMS, seventh-grade, 4 p.m.; eighth-grade, 5 p.m.

    Tuesday

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

    Thursday

    Girls basketball: Los Alamos vs. Sandia at Joe Armijo Invite, varsity, 1 p.m.; LAMS at Oritz Invite, eighth-grade, TBA.

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos vs. Rio Rancho at Joe Armijo Invite, varsity, 5:15 p.m.

    Friday

  • Boys basketball: Toppers hold on...

    A tight, uneven contest wasn’t exactly what the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team was hoping for Thursday.

    But the most important part, a win over a quality opponent, was exactly what the Hilltoppers wanted.

    The Hilltoppers, led by a big outing from seniors Alex Kirk and Zach Parks, held on despite a late rally to knock off the St. Michael’s Horsemen 54-52 at Perez-Shelley Gymnasium in Santa Fe. The victory upped their record to a spotless 4-0 on the young season.

  • Girls basketball: LA falls in...

    The big challenge for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team going into the season was finishing.

    Two games in now, the big challenge continues to be finishing.

    Los Alamos, in its home opener Thursday, again struggled to find the net. Los Alamos put up 62 shot attempts but only got nine of them to fall, a 14.5 percent clip.

  • Boys basketball: LA rolls to a...

    It was a win-win situation for the coaching staff of the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team Tuesday.

    Not only did the Hilltoppers put together one of their best home outings in the tenure of head coach Alan Kirk Tuesday night, they also gave him something to complain about.

    Los Alamos rolled over the Moriarty Pintos at Griffith Gymnasium, holding them to a total of eight points in the middle quarters. Los Alamos dropped in 28 points to take control of the game in the second quarter, then coasted to a 71-28 victory.

  • Wrestling: Toppers are young,...

    There are a bunch of new faces, starting from the top down, around the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling program.

    Heading into their 2009-10 opener today, a triangular meet hosted by Bernalillo and including Taos, the Hilltoppers are hoping to get a sense of where their numerous youngsters are at physically and with their skill sets.

    The opening day roster for Los Alamos includes 10 freshmen, some who are brand new to the sport of wrestling, and a pair of sophomores.

  • Running: Romero is top finisher...

    Well over 200 participants took part in the 2009 Turkey Trot.

    The Turkey Trot was held Nov. 22. The annual race, which is sponsored by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was held on North Mesa.

    The 2.57-mile run was held as a benefit to LA Cares and CROP.

    The first finisher at the Turkey Trot this year was Alexander Romero, who finished the course in 14 minutes, 37 seconds, the only participant to break 15 minutes.

    Bill Crooks finished second in the race (15:19), followed by Daniel Romeron in third place (15:54).

  • Girls basketball: LA drops...

    JACONA — It was definitely the first game of the season for both the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and Pojoaque Elks Saturday afternoon.

    But the Elks, with their signature pressure defense, were able to hold on to a slim fourth quarter lead Saturday and take a 41-36 girls basketball victory at Ben Lujan Gymnasium.

    Despite fast, frenetic action on both sides of the court, the teams combined to hit just 23 field goals in the contest.

  • Boys basketball: Big second half...

    It was a loss that bugged the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team for some time.

    Last season, the Hilltoppers seemed to be well on their way to knocking off the Santa Fe Demons in an early season road contest. But things started to fall apart in the fourth quarter and the Demons mounted a strong comeback.

    Instead of picking up what might have been a big road victory, Los Alamos had to settle for a 67-62 loss.