Hilltoppers Place First At District 2 Championship Meet

VIDEO highlights: Hilltoppers host District 2 Championship Meet. Video by Nate Limback/

The Hilltoppers swim team hosted the District 2 Championship meet Saturday at the Aquatic Center. Along with Los Alamos, the teams that competed were Taos, St. Michaels, Santa Fe Prep, Miyamura, Desert Academy and Gallup. The Toppers won first overall with 654 points for the girls and 530 points for the boys. They earned 10 State qualifying times and broke five District records. Pictured is Wayne Williams with a time of 2:18.34 in the boys 200 yard IM. Photo by Nate Limback/


Toppers Varsity Girls Basketball Fall To St. Pius Sartans

Video Highlights: Video by Nate Limback/

Becca Green fights off two Sartan defenders underneath the basket. Photo by Nate Limback/


Toppers Varsity girls basketball team hosted the St. Pius Sartans at home Saturday in Griffith Gymnasium.

The first half was hard fought, ending in a 21-21 tie. Despite strong defense by the Toppers, the Sartans slowly pulled away to win the match 41-50.

Becca Green lead the team with 17 points, followed by Natalie Gallegos with 10.

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Toppers Host Cleveland Storm In Dual Meet

Teke Nieto wrestling in the 132-lb weight class rolls his opponent over in preparation for the pin. Nieto won with a pin in the 2nd period in a dual match with the Cleveland Storm Wednesday afternoon in the Auxiliary Gymnasium at Los Alamos High School. This match was scheduled to prepare the Topper wrestlers for the upcoming state meet Feb. 21-22 at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. The Storm is a 6A wrestling program leading the state in the rankings, so they were very tough. This gave the Toppers a chance to experience stiff competition before the state meet. Photo by John McHale/


Toppers Drop District Game To Elkettes 44-39 (VIDEO)

Becca Green battles Tonni Aquino for a rebound under the Topper basket in a district game played Tuesday night in Griffith Gymnasium. Green was the top scorer for the Toppers with 17 points. The Toppers and the Elkettes played mostly even throughout the game with the Elkettes leading the first half but the Toppers led at the end of the 3rd quarter and were within striking distance as the game drew to a close, but were not able to close out the game and the Elkettes won 44-39. Photo by John McHale/ Video: Video by Nate Limback/


Los Alamos Hockey Sweeps Amarillo On Home Ice

The Los Alamos Hockey Team swept the Amarillo Big Texan Bulls in a two-game series played this past Saturday and Sunday at the County Ice Rink. In Saturday night’s game Los Alamos won by a score of 7-3, in spite of the score, both teams played an exciting hard-fought game to the enjoyment of the crowd. Los Alamos won the Sunday morning game 4-3.  These games marked the final home games for the season. Here Ty Swavely makes a diving attempt to keep the puck away from Ayden Boyd in the 3rd period. Photo by John McHale/

Sean Mitchell moves the puck through traffic on his way the goal, he scored


Toppers Defeat Moriarty Pintos In District Opener

The Toppers started district play with a big win over the Moriarty Pintos in Griffith Gym Thursday night. After a slow start the coach, Benito Maestas, called a time out and that changed the game for the Toppers who came out and played the best game they have put together this season winning 70-48. The Toppers dominated the game with an aggressive offense and a strong defense. They scored from all over the court with 8-3’s and converting most of their free-throws. On defense the Toppers blocked shots, stole the ball and caused turnovers which took the Pintos out of the game. Every player was a contributor.