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  • Boys basketball: Toppers hold on to top Panthers at tourney

    JACONA — While Tuesday’s game may have gotten a little more interesting in the second half than the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team might have liked, it held on for a badly-needed victory.
    Los Alamos, playing in the consolation round of the Ben Lujan Invitational Tuesday, looked like it had its contest against Peñasco well in-hand after about 2-1/2 quarters, but the Panthers, led by scrappy shooting guard Gerrick Romero, clawed their way back into the contest.

  • Hockey: LA, OutKast play to scoreless tie Friday

    Following a scoreless tie between it and the Albuquerque OutKast Friday night, the Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team slipped into second place in the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League standings.
    Los Alamos (9-1-1) holds the edge in points over the Taos Ice Tigers (9-1), but is one-half game back after the Tigers topped the Santa Fe Blue Jackets and routed the Rio Rancho Rams this weekend.
    The NMIIHL goes on its winter break. Regular play resumes Jan. 14 for some teams.

  • Boys basketball: Toppers fall in Ben Lujan 1st round

    JACONA – What started out appearing to be its best quarter of the night turned into a struggle for the upset-minded Los Alamos Hilltoppers Monday night.
    In the first round of the Ben Lujan Invitational, the Hilltoppers erased a 3-point deficit at the half against the Pojoaque Elks and went on to grab a 25-23 lead. But the Hilltoppers were held scoreless in the final 4:07 of the third quarter as the Elks took full control of the ballgame.

  • Swimming: Results from Rio Grande Mini Invite

    Here are the results from Saturday’s Rio Grande Winter Break Mini Invitational. Competitors are from Los Alamos unless otherwise indicated.

     

    Girls

     

    Team scores

    1. La Cueva, 178; 2. Los Alamos, 117; 3. Rio Rancho, 76; 4. Las Cruces, 69; 5. Albuquerque, 67; 6. Manzano, 27; 7. Rio Grande, 18.

     

    200 medley relay

  • Kirk learning the ins and outs of college hoops quickly

    ALBUQUERQUE — Even compared to the typically busy life of a college student, Alex Kirk stays hopping.
    Kirk, the former Los Alamos High School boys basketball standout, made a big impression on the coaching staff of the University of New Mexico and found himself in the starting five for the Lobos to start the season as a true freshman.

  • Swimming: At 90, Miles still goes strong

    Many people celebrate their birthdays with cake. Dan Miles celebrated his birthday with a dip in the pool.
    Miles, who’s hardly a stranger to the water, went up and back the whole length of the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center 90 times for his 90th birthday last week.
    And, just the way any longtime competitive swimmer might, Miles was unimpressed with his performance.

  • Sports Update 12-17-10

    Ski areas pick up plenty of snow

  • Girls basketball: LA heads to Four Corners to take on two top AAAA teams

    This weekend could be a full one for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team. Players are planning on getting some Christmas shopping in, holding a Secret Santa session and maybe even catching a flick.
    Oh, and they’ll play some hoops as well.
    The Hilltoppers are set to embark on a four-day road trip to the Four Corners area, where they will play three District 1AAAA teams, including two of the top-rated teams in the state.

  • Basketball: Topper girls fall out of top 10 in new NMHSCA rankings

    Here are this week’s Class AAAA boys and girls basketball coaches polls. The polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Girls, Class 4A

        Team        Total pts.      Pvs.

    1. Kirtland Cent. (7)    88    1
    2. Roswell (2)        74    3

  • Sports Update 12-16-10

    Balog named All-State defensive back

    Hilltopper defensive back Kory Balog was named to the All-Class 4A second team for the 2010 season.

    Balog, who led Los Alamos in interceptions and was among the team leaders in tackles this season, was named to the second team secondary defense by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. The all-state 4A selections were announced Wednesday.

    Balog, who was also the team's quarterback for the past two seasons, was the lone Hilltopper to earn All-State honors this year.