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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Health & fitness: Scales...

    I was at the gym the other night and I stepped on the scale only to realize a disappointment waving through me like a hurricane. I have been trying to exercise more and eat better for what?Only to find this disappointment.I then stood back and watched a few other people get on the scale. The first being a woman whom I thought looked terrific. She too expressed disappointment.

  • Girls basketball: LA holds on to...

    It’s a pretty good bet that the Bernalillo Spartans are going to be shooting free throws in practice today.In Tuesday’s District 2AAAA girls basketball game at Griffith Gym, the Spartans misfired on 16 of 22 attempts from the foul line and lost by seven points to district-leading Los Alamos.Los Alamos’ big girls once again posted double-figure point totals Tuesday to lead the Hilltoppers to a 51-44 win.The win put the Hilltoppers at 4-0 in the 2AAAA girls basketball race with four games left to play.

  • Swimming and diving: LA girls...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls varsity swimming and diving team surprised itself a little bit by pulling out a win at the Griffin Invitational Saturday.

    With an abbreviated lineup, with a good portion of the team competing in only one or two events, the Hilltopper girls still earned the top spot at the meet, held at the Genoveva Chavez Center in Santa Fe.

  • Wrestling: Toppers bounce back...

    At the Robertson Invitational, there arent a lot of cupcakes.

    Thats something Eric Sorenson, head coach of the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team, said his squad better get used to.

    The Robertson Invitational, held this weekend in Las Vegas, attracts some of the top competition in the state. Robertson is one of the top programs in the state year in and year out and teams like to see where they stand in relation.

    Los Alamos had a slow start Friday, going 16-24 in head-to-head competition, but was able to bounce back Saturday to pick up some quality wins.

  • Swimming and diving: LA girls...

    In the midst of one of its toughest stretches of the season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls swimming team pulled off a big win Wednesday.

    Los Alamos earned 113.5 points to knock off the homestanding Albuquerque Academy Chargers at the Natatorium. Academy finished second in Wednesdays quad with 102 points.

    Hilltopper senior Kara Leasure picked up two first-place finishes, in the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle events to lead the Toppers to the win.

  • Girls basketball: LA wins, goes...

    SANTA FE Gerry Washburn made no bones about it. Jeremy Newton threw him a curve ball.

    I take full responsibility for the first quarter, Washburn, head coach of the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls varsity basketball team, said after Wednesdays game against Capital. They had a good game plan. I didnt expect them to press us...theyd probably been practicing the press all season and waited for the right time to roll it out.

    Capitals full-court pressure may have come as a bit of a surprise, but the Hilltoppers only needed one quarter to adjust.

  • Wrestling: LA wins 2 of 3 home...

    It was kind of a mixed bag for the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team in front of its home crowd Wednesday.

    In one of its two scheduled home events this season, the Hilltoppers won two of three duals contests Wednesday at Auxiliary Gymnasium, but against District 2AAAA rival Capital, the Toppers lost on the mat despite picking up a 60-48 win.

    Los Alamos hosted Capitals Jaguars, Albuquerque Academy and St. Pius X Wednesday. Los Alamos topped Academy 60-33 but fell to St. Pius 48-30 before its victory over Capital in the final team dual of the day.

  • Football: Martinez, Zocco named...

    Ruben Martinez was among a trio of linebackers selected to the New Mexico High School Coaches Association Class AAAA All-State football team.Martinez was selected twice for the first team AAAA defensive unit, also being selected as the top punter in the state.Also selected to the AAAA first team defense from Los Alamos was safety Matt Zocco, one of five defensive backs selected for the 2007 season.The 2007 All-State team was selected by voting among the Class AAAA coaches from around the state.On Feb.

  • Boys basketball: Allens...

    Had Tuesday night’s boys basketball game ended 10 seconds earlier than it did, it might have been subtitled “As the Ankle Turns.”But, as with any good soap opera, the twins arrived to wreak havoc.Los Alamos’ Hilltoppers lost their marquee player, center Alex Kirk, after an ankle injury when he landed on another player’s foot following his only field goal of the game, that coming with 2:34 remaining in the first half.