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Today's Sports

  • Girls basketball: Toppers clinch...

    Even with the regular season District 2AAAA title now officially in the bag, don’t expect the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls varsity basketball team to have much down time.Los Alamos clinched the 2AAAA regular season crown, a ticket to the District 2AAAA championship game, which will be played at Griffith Gymnasium, and most importantly, a slot in the Class AAAA state tournament with a 47-26 rout of Española Valley Wednesday.There’s still plenty of basketball yet to be played, however, and the Hilltoppers don’t want to go flat in the final re

  • Swimming and Diving: Los Alamos...

    Here are the results from Saturday’s Los Alamos Open swimming and diving competition. Competitors are from Los Alamos unless otherwise noted.

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  • LA Fusion starts club season

    The Los Alamos Fusion Youth Volleyball Club started its 2008 tournament season recently with a tournament in Rio Rancho. The two 12s squads — 12 Pink and 12 Black —and the 13 squad all opened the season at the Rio Rancho tournament. At Rio Rancho, 12 Pink, a team consisting of players new to volleyball, lost four matches, winning one of nine games. The 12 Black team, which sports players with experience, won five of six against teams in the 13 bracket. The Fusion 13 team played up, going against teams in the 14 bracket, winning six of eight games.

  • Softball: Burditt inks with...

    With an important decision about her future needing to be made, Megan Burditt wasn’t going to rush into anything.Burditt could’ve signed her National Letter of Intent in a ceremony Wednesday afternoon along with four other Hilltopper student-athletes, but she wanted to take an extra day or so and decide for sure if she was doing the right thing.It turns out she was.Burditt signed to play softball with Western Nebraska Community College, making her decision official Thursday.

  • Girls basketball: LA comes up...

    The District 2AAAA regular season title is within arm’s length for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls varsity basketball team.Los Alamos earned a 49-37 decision Friday night in Taos, improving its district mark to 5-0, and can clinch at least a share of the 2AAAA title with a win Wednesday at home against Española Valley.

  • Swimming and diving: Lake leads...

    It might have seen like a long time coming, but Colton Lake wasn’t complaining.With just one chance remaining to qualify for the state swim meet in the 50-yard freestyle, Lake blazed his way to a 23.18 finish in the event at Saturday’s Los Alamos Open, more than two-tenths of a second below the qualifying mark of 23.39.Lake was the sole member of the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys swimming team to break the very difficult qualifying time in the event for the 2007-08 season.“I’m just really happy all the hard work finally paid off,&rd

  • Wrestling: LA takes second at...

    Now is the time to get right.With the prep wrestling season coming to a close, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers went into Saturday’s Northern New Mexico Invitational hoping to get some momentum built up for district and state tournament runs.And for most of the Hilltopper squad, it seemed to work.Los Alamos finished second at its home invitational, held at Griffith Gymnasium, behind a powerful Rio Rancho squad, which was about half junior varsity and half varsity.In all, five Hilltopper wrestlers finished in the top three Saturday, with Kory

  • Boys basketball: Toppers pick up...

    The big man is back.How big of a role he plays in for the next few games is, at this point, very much in question, however.Alex Kirk, hobbled by an ankle injury Jan. 29 against Capital, was on the floor for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys varsity basketball team.

  • Athletics: Toppers breathe sigh...

    Excitement mixed with relief.That’s how the four Los Alamos High School signees all felt as they put their name in ink on their National Letters of Intent Wednesday.Wednesday was the official signing day for high school and junior college student-athletes to sign commitments to play for Division I and Division II sports programs.LAHS hosted a small ceremony in its media center for four outstanding student-athletes, Sarah Ethridge, Desirae Hull, Heidi Nakaoka and Ruben Martinez.Ethridge, Hull and Nakaoka signed to played college women&rs

  • Boys basketball: Toppers grab...

    BERNALILLO — In a back-and-forth contest Wednesday night, the final swing went the way of the Los Alamos Hilltoppers.With just 16 seconds remaining in a big District 2AAAA boys basketball game, Chris Hejde hit a 10-foot jumper to give Los Alamos a one-point edge. Los Alamos got the ball back on the other end of the floor and Ben Allen canned a pair of free throws with 2.9 seconds remaining to ice a big 79-76 win against the Bernalillo Spartans.The win was a big one in several ways.