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Today's Sports

  • Boys basketball: Los Alamos and...

    After four long-distance games, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys varsity basketball team will be able to get to bed at a decent hour every night this weekend.The Hilltoppers, who have traveled to far-flung places such as Farmington, Belen and Silver City over the course of the last 12 days, will take part in the Ben Lujan Tournament starting Thursday in Pojoaque.The Hilltoppers will be in the premier game of the tournament Thursday when they take on the Wingate Bears at 2:30 p.m.

  • Boys, girls hoops squads showing...

    So far, Gerry Washburn’s crystal ball has been spot-on.Washburn, head coach of the Los Alamos Hilltopper varsity basketball team, thought his team might take its lumps during the early part of the season, but also that it should improve during that time.With Saturday’s loss at home — the game was originally scheduled for Highland High School in Albuquerque but was switched to Los Alamos when Highland rolled into town as Los Alamos was packing to leave Saturday afternoon — the Hilltoppers now stand at 4-3 with two outings awaiting them.

  • Santa Fe upends Los Alamos in...

    The Santa Fe Blue Jackets knocked off the Los Alamos Hilltoppers in the final game of the High School Showcase hockey exhibition Sunday, 5-3.The showcase, featuring eight teams from around the state which compete in the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League, started Friday night and concluded Sunday morning at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink.Los Alamos, which won its three pool play games, including a 4-1 victory over Santa Fe in the showcase’s opening game, traded goals with the Blue Jackets throughout the contest, until Santa Fe pulled away with a pa

  • Hockey: LA wins all three of its...

    The High School Hockey Showcase continues this morning at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink following a day and a half of pool play.The Los Alamos Hilltoppers are the top seed coming out of Pool A in the tournament and will face Santa Fe at 11:30 a.m.The showcase, bringing together eight teams from the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League, started with Los Alamos facing Santa Fe Friday night.

  • Boys basketball: Kirk comes up...

    Alex Kirk picked up a triple-double Saturday to lead the Los Alamos Hilltopper varsity boys basketball team to an impressive road win.Kirk, the 6-foot-9 sophomore post for the Hilltoppers, scored a whopping 30 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and rejected 10 shots Saturday afternoon as the ’Toppers earned a 72-64 victory against the Silver Fighting Colts in Silver City.The season-high point total for Kirk came just three days after he earned a season-low seven points — although he helped out in other ways, not the least of which was dishing out nine assists

  • Girls basketball: LA loses...

    Oops.At about 3 p.m.

  • Boys, girls hoops squads on...

    It’s a quiet sports weekend in Los Alamos.No sporting events are scheduled in town, and only the Hilltopper boys and girls basketball teams will be in action on the road.

    Girls basketball

  • Boys basketball: LA picks up...

    Right now, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys varsity basketball team is journeying down a long and winding road.And in the middle of a six-week long road trip, which is taking them to far-flung regions around the state, the Hilltoppers are keeping up nicely.Wednesday’s jaunt took Los Alamos to Belen, where it downed the host Eagles 67-54, putting it at 3-1 on its current road trip.Los Alamos’ guard Nik Allen dropped in 20 points Wednesday night, and Ben Allen chipped in 10 more to help the team to victory.

  • Volleyball: Little, Espinoza...

    A pair of Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball players were named to the All-Class AAAA second team for the 2007 season.Kristina Little and Vanessa Espinoza were both honored with second-team selections for the season for Los Alamos, while three other Hilltoppers earned Honorable Mentions.“I’m excited we got so many,” Hilltopper head coach Diana Stokes said of her team’s selections.

  • Pajarito set to open Dec. 21

    Pajarito Ski Area announced on its website that it will be up and running next weekend.The ski area will officially open Dec. 21 with four lifts running as well as “other (m)ountain services in place,” according to www.skipajarito.com.Lifts are scheduled to start operation at 9 a.m. Dec. 21 and run until 4 p.m. on all operation days.Pajarito reported it received 20 to 26 inches of snow out of the most recent storm, bringing its base total to 22 to 30 inches.