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Today's Sports

  • Volleyball: Stokes leaving...

    Time was of the essence.

    Los Alamos Public Schools announced Wednesday that Diana Stokes, who led the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team for a total of six years, had put in her resignation.

    Stokes was the head coach of the volleyball program from 2001-2002 before stepping down, then retook the helm in the 2005 season.

    But with a daughter graduating from the high school and the volleyball program this year and a son starting his freshman year next year, Stokes thought now would be a good time to call it quits.

  • Wrestling: LA tops Jaguars,...

    With a little more than five weeks to go in the 2008-09 season, Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling coach Eric Sorenson seems to like the position his team is in.

    The Hilltoppers had an all-around solid showing Wednesday in their first home appearance of the season, taking two of four duals at Griffith Gymnasium.

    Of significance, Los Alamos scored solid victories over Capital (54-24) and Taos (60-0), although Taos brought just five wrestlers to Wednesday's duals meet.

  • Quick Hits: Stokes steps down...

    Stokes resigns from volleyball post

    Los Alamos Hilltopper head volleyball coach Diana Stokes stepped down from her position Tuesday, Los Alamos Public Schools announced.

    Stokes led the Hilltoppers for a total of six seasons in two separate stints. She initially took over the program in 2000 after longtime head coach Sally Shockey stepped down.

    This season, Los Alamos finished 14-9, winning both the District 2AAAA regular season and the district tournament. It advanced to the state Class AAAA quarterfinals for the second straight season.

  • Boys basketball: LA falls to St...

    ALBUQUERQUE — Despite dropping their first three ballgames and four of their first six, the St. Pius X Sartans aren’t the three-time defending champs for nothing.

    A suddenly resurgent Sartan squad was able to create enough chaos to keep the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team off-balance for most of Tuesday night’s nondistrict game at St. Sebastian Gymnasium.

  • Girls basketball: Belen knocks...

    While Los Alamos’ girls basketball team has had its ups and downs this season, the effort has been there throughout.

    However, that effort was noticeably absent Tuesday night in a home game against Belen.

    Los Alamos was beaten to the punch on both ends of the floor Tuesday. Belen was able to create some key turnovers and beat Los Alamos down the floor in transition to pick up a 55-45 victory at Griffith Gymnasium.

    Tuesday’s game was a head-scratching effort all around, Hilltopper head coach Tarah Logan said.

  • Boys basketball: ’...

    It’s a date the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team circled on its calendar in the preseason.

    Los Alamos will travel to Albuquerque to take on the St. Pius X Sartans tonight. Tonight’s game is scheduled to tip-off at 7 p.m. at St. Sebastian Gymnasium.

    The Sartans (7-7) haven’t yet shown this season they’re the force that bowled its way to a third straight state Class AAAA title, but that’s not to say anyone’s taking them lightly, least of all Los Alamos.

  • Hockey: ’Toppers pick...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team won a pair of big games this weekend, maintaining its undefeated mark this season.

    In a rematch of last season’s New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League championship game, Los Alamos defeated Rio Rancho 8-3 Friday. Then, Saturday, the Hilltoppers topped the Taos Ice Tigers for the second time this season, sweeping the home-and-home series of the arch-rivals, 8-2.

    Los Alamos put the pressure on early in Friday’s contest, taking 20 shots-on-goal in the first period, to just 4 shots by Rio Rancho.

  • Girls basketball: LA nearly...

    ALBUQUERQUE — If one had said midway through the first quarter Los Alamos would have a chance to be within two possessions at the end of the game, no one would’ve believed it.

    But the Hilltopper girls basketball team did just that, chopping a big early deficit, which expanded to 20 points in the early part of the final quarter, down to just seven with 1:12 left to play Saturday afternoon at St. Sebastian Gymnasium.

  • Swimming: LA teams pick up wins...

    SANTA FE — In one of their bigger meets of the regular season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls and boys swim teams both came out on top.

    Once again, Los Alamos put together a solid showing Saturday at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center, if an unflashy one. Los Alamos’ girls topped St. Michael’s and 12 other squads to win Saturday’s St. Michael’s Invitational with 184 total points, while the Hilltopper boys picked up a comfortable win by grabbing 182 team points.

  • Wrestling: ’Toppers...

    Following a disappointing effort earlier last week, the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team bounced back well at Saturday’s Moriarty Duals.

    Los Alamos finished third in its five-team pool at the contest, hosted by Moriarty’s Pintos, before falling to the West Mesa Mustangs in the fifth-place contest.

    In Pool B, Los Alamos finished behind Las Vegas Robertson and Valley but topped Del Norte and Eldorado for the third-place finish.