Today's Sports

  • Girls basketball: Best time of...

    Now it counts.

    Tonight the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls varsity basketball team will host the Taos Tigers in the District 2AAAA opener for both teams.

    This is the favorite time of year for basketball fans around the state, as most prep hoops teams get their respective districts started this week.

    The players are psyched, too.

    "It all starts when district starts," Los Alamos two-guard Sarah Ethridge said.

  • Girls basketball: A quick look...

    Bernalillo Spartans

    Record: 5-11

    2006-2007: 4th place (missed playoffs)

    Head coach: Chrissy White-Duran

    Key wins

    Nov. 24 vs. Laguna-Acoma, 54-51

    Jan. 12 vs. Cuba, 43-32

    Key losses

    Dec. 22 at St. Michael's, 54-13

    Jan. 10 at Belen, 50-29

    Jan. 19 vs. Capital at Aztec Invite, 49-33

  • Boys basketball: A quick look at...

    Bernalillo Spartans

    Record: 9-8

    2006-2007: 5th place, 2AAAA (missed playoffs)

    Head coach: Terry Darnell

    Key wins

    Dec. 20 vs. Belen at Capital City Invite, 66-61

    Jan. 11 at Kirtland Central, 83-60

    Jan. 19 vs. Aztec, 72-35

    Key losses

    Dec. 8 vs. Pojoaqaue, 64-56

    Dec. 18 vs. St. Michael's, 72-61

    Dec. 21 vs. Espanola Valley at Capitol City Invite, 73-64

  • Wrestling: Toppers look solid in...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team picked up right where it left off.After a big showing at the Albuquerque Academy Invitational wrestling tournament Jan. 12, Los Alamos followed up with perhaps its best showing of the season.

  • Diving: Hendricks finishes...

    ALBUQUERQUE — While there was plenty of competition to go around at Friday’s diving meet, divers from Los Alamos were scarce.Hilltopper diver Lisa Ann Hendricks was awarded a high score of six-and-one-half with her back dive straight and sixes in five of her 11 dives Friday as she tied for fifth-place at the Albuquerque Academy Invitational diving meet.Hendricks was the only diver from Los Alamos competing among 17 entrants in the girls competition Friday.The 11-dive routine, as well as the large field for the event, made things slow-going.<

  • Swimming: LA girls finish second...

    ALBUQUERQUE — All in all, just about everything’s going according to plan.Several swimmers from Los Alamos turned in season- and career-best performances at Saturday’s Albuquerque Academy Invitational as the Hilltopper girls took second place in team standings and the Hilltopper boys grabbed third overall.In Saturday’s meet, held at the Natatorium on the Academy campus, Los Alamos’ girls won three events including the finale, the 400-yard freestyle relay.

  • Girls basketball: LA drops two...

    It’s not often that the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls varsity basketball team is going into a game with the smaller lineup.But the St. Pius X Sartans sport some height on their roster, and that height paid dividends for them in Saturday’s game.St.

  • Boys basketball: LA thumps...

    At the 3:44 mark of the first quarter the score was Alex Kirk 9, Farmington nothing.Farmington’s situation didn’t improve throughout the duration of the game.The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys varsity basketball team was an ungracious host to the Farmington Scorpions Saturday, knocking off the Scorpions 62-38 Saturday afternoon in Griffith Gymnasium.Kirk, Los Alamos’ 6-foot, 9-inch center, outscored Farmington 13-8 in the first half.

  • LA gears up for tough test at...

    As the state swim meet inches closer and closer, some members of the Los Alamos Hilltopper swimming and diving team are feeling it.One of the biggest reminders of the title meet’s closeness is this weekend. Los Alamos will compete at the Albuquerque Academy Invitational this weekend, which is held at the Natatorium on the Academy campus, the site of the state title meet.“I’m feeling a little bit of pressure,” Hilltopper senior Kara Leasure said.

  • Boys, girls hoops play...

    Basketball fans won’t have to go far to see two games Saturday. About the furthest trip they’ll need to make is to the concession stand for a hot dog in between games.Both the Hilltopper boys and girls will be at Griffith Gymnasium Saturday afternoon. Tip-off time for the boys game against Farmington is scheduled for 4 p.m., and the girls game against St.