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  • Girls basketball: LA falls in...

    ALBUQUERQUE — Few around the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls varsity basketball team said that anything would come easily this season.The Hilltoppers are in the midst of finding that out now.Los Alamos struggled in the first half against a solid Eldorado Eagles’ squad in the first round of the Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational Tournament.And although it battled back in the second half, Los Alamos could never fully get on track, falling big to Eldorado 63-35.Thursday’s game was played at Eldorado High School.

  • Sports Update

    LAMS teams fall to St. Mike’sThe Los Alamos Middle School Hawk girls basketball teams dropped a pair of contests at St. Michael’s Tuesday.The Hawk seventh-graders fell to St. Michael’s Horsemen 14-7, while the Hawk eighth-graders dropped a 29-26 decision.In the seventh-grade contest, LAMS couldn’t find the basket against St.

  • Wrestling: LA opens season...

    One day, the room at the Pueblo Complex marked “Topper Wrestling” will be filled, and the mat-covered floor will be operating at 100 percent capacity.Unless things get cranking, however, that day probably won’t come this season.“I’m kind of disappointed in the numbers,” Los Alamos head coach Eric Sorenson said. “We’ve been on the upswing for awhile, but in the early part of the season, we were struggling to have even double-digit numbers.

  • Basketball teams hitting the road

    Despite weather reports that suggest snow could be coming this weekend, there are still probably plenty of fans that will be willing to brave the elements to catch some basketball.Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls squads will be on the road this weekend.

  • Girls basketball: Hawks win...

    The Los Alamos Middle School Hawk eighth-grade basketball team took top honors in the tournament it hosted last weekend.LAMS knocked off Pecos’ Panthers in the first round of the tournament, then topped the McCurdy Bobcats 21-13 in the championship round to win the event.Meanwhile, the Hawk seventh-graders fell to Pecos in the first round, but bounced back in the third-place game to beat Ortiz.In the eighth-grade championship game, LAMS was able to generate some transition scoring.

  • Boys basketball: LA drops first...

    SANTA FE — When things were starting to heat up, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys varsity basketball team was starting to get hot under the collar.Los Alamos trailed the entire night against St. Michael’s, but was clawing its way back into the game in the fourth quarter. A 3-pointer by Mike Matteson cut what was a 16-point lead early in the third quarter down to just six with 7:07 left to play.But Los Alamos was slapped with a pair of technical fouls and turned the ball over seven times in the final seven minutes as it fell to St.

  • Health & fitness: Beat the...

    If you answer yes to some of the following questions you may be experiencing the winter blues or seasonal affective disorder.

    • Have you experienced symptoms like wanting to sleep more in the winter?

    • Do you tend to overeat in the winter months?

    •  Are you withdrawing from social events or maybe feel anxious at times?

    • Do you have moments of irritability or get more headaches?

  • Girls basketball: Toppers...

    JACONA — Patience, as the saying goes, is a virtue.On Saturday night, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls varsity basketball team didn’t have the patience it needed on the offensive side of the ball, and Los Alamos head coach Gerry Washburn even had to struggle to keep his patience.Los Alamos played a tight, jumpy contest for the bulk of Saturday night.

  • Swimming and diving: LA girls,...

    Although it’s barely two meets into the 2007-08 season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper swimming and diving clubs already have a lot to be excited about.The Los Alamos boys and girls squads earned solid victories Saturday at the Los Alamos Open, held at the Larry R.

  • Cross country: LA boys take 2nd...

    It was a lofty goal that the Los Alamos XC Club set for itself going into Saturday’s Nike Team Nationals race, but one the team felt, to a man, it could attain.It was shooting for a top-four finish at Saturday’s NTN race, the prep-level cross country championship meet sponsored by Nike, Inc.But a finish like Saturday’s might have been harder to imagine for the squad.Los Alamos, comprised of members of the Hilltoppers’ 2007 state championship squad, finished within two points of Naperville, Ill., for the national team championship