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Today's Sports

  • 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

  • Girls basketball: APS JV Invite...

    Here is the schedule for the Albuquerque Public Schools West junior varsity girls basketball tournament:

    MondayWest Mesa vs. Rio Grande at Valley High, 5:30 p.m.Eldorado vs. Rio Rancho at Albuquerque High, 5:30 p.m.Los Alamos vs. Valley at Valley High, 7 p.m.Albuquerque vs. Academy at Albuquerque High, 7 p.m.

  • Girls basketball: LA holds...

    Following a rough game Wednesday night at home against the Albuquerque Academy Chargers, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls varsity basketball team had to go on the road against the Del Norte Knights Thursday.The results were kind of as Los Alamos head coach Gerry Washburn expected.“We sleepwalked through the first half,” Washburn said of Thursday’s game. “We couldn’t buy a basket.

  • Hilltopper teams will be busy...

    Many and various activities are happening around the sports world this weekend, starting with a couple of different choices tonight.The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys varsity basketball team is in action tonight at Griffith Gymnasium. For basketball fans, this will be the final time to see the Hilltoppers at home until mid-January.Also tonight, the Los Alamos Hilltopper ice hockey team renews a grudge match with the Cibola Cougars.Both of tonight’s contests are scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

  • Sports Update

    Swim team hosts spaghetti dinnerThe Los Alamos Hilltopper swimming and diving team will host a spaghetti and meatball dinner fundraiser Friday.The dinner will be held in the Los Alamos High School cafeteria. It will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m.Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and a beverage. Live music will be played during dinner.Price for admission is $5 for adults and $3 for kids 8 and younger. Tickets are available from any swimming and diving team member or at the door.

  • LA runners head to nationals meet

    Its name is mud. Or if it isn’t, it should be.Mud, and plenty of it, will be what the contingent of Los Alamos runners will be seeing during Saturday’s Nike Team Nationals event. The event, bankrolled by Nike, Inc., will be held in Portland, Ore.The team, comprised of runners from the Los Alamos Hilltopper prep cross country squad, goes under the moniker of Los Alamos XC.