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Today's News

  • The AP top 25 college football poll 12-2-12

    The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 1, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

  • Raw: Drivers Missing, Dead in Tunnel Collapse

    At least seven people were feared missing and several dead after about 150 concrete panels fell from the roof of a tunnel on the main highway linking Tokyo with central Japan.

  • Saturday NM prep basketball scores

     

    Boys Basketball

    Belen 82, Socorro 42

    Bosque School 56, Penasco 39

    Clovis 70, Rio Rancho 68

    Ignacio, Colo. 58, Shiprock 57

    Mesilla Valley Christian 37, Kirtland Central 32

    Miyamura 52, Santa Fe 37

    Monte del Sol 65, Navajo Pine 60

    Monument Valley, Utah 82, Navajo Prep 81

    Mora 62, Wingate 59

    Piedra Vista 66, Los Alamos 42

    Santa Teresa 59, Los Lunas 51

  • Today in History for December 2nd
  • USS Enterprise Retired From Active Service

    The world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise, was retired from active service at its home port at Naval Station Norfolk on Saturday. It will eventually be towed to Washington state for scrapping.

  • On Schedule 12-02-12

    Tuesday

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Moriarty, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Girls basketball: St. Michael’s at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Wrestling: LAMS at West Las Vegas, 3 p.m.

    Thursday

    Boys basketball: St. Michael’s at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Girls basketball: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Academy, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Friday

    Diving: Los Alamos Invite, 4:30 p.m.

    Wrestling: Los Alamos at Rio Rancho Invite, TBA.

    Saturday

    Swimming: Los Alamos Invitational, 10 a.m.

    Girls basketball: Moriarty at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Wrestling: Los Alamos at Rio Rancho Invite, TBA; LAMS Invite, 8 a.m.

  • LA's boys are 2nd, girls 3rd Saturday

    The Los Alamos boys swimming team came up big in its season opener Saturday.
    Los Alamos finished second at the Peter B. Barney Relays at Albuquerque Academy. Los Alamos earned 90 points to grab the runner-up spot.
    Both the Hilltopper boys and girls teams had their season opener Saturday in the meet, hosted by Academy’s Chargers, the top boys and girls program in New Mexico history. For their part, Los Alamos’ girls finished third in the meet, picking up 66 team points.
    Los Alamos’ boys won the 400-yard individual medley relay — all events at the Barney meet are relay events. The team of Sam Harris, Max Reidys, Nick Greenfield and Trey Pereya posted a time of 4:12.96 to earn the win in that event.
    Along with that victory, Los Alamos also two second-place finishes (200 back relay and 200 medley relay) and the team of Maria Venneri, Ashlynn Bennet, Reidys and Harris were second in the mixed 400 medley relay.
    For Los Alamos’ girls, they took second in the 200 freestyle relay, 400 individual medley relay and 200 medley relay. Both the 200 freestyle (1:48.70) and 200 medley relays (2:02.92) earned the Hilltoppers state qualifying times.

    See Tuesday's Los Alamos Monitor for more information on Saturday's meet.

  • LA drops its home opener, 66-42

    The quick start by the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team Saturday night couldn’t be sustained against a barrage from the perimeter by the Piedra Vista Panthers.
    Los Alamos started its home opener on an 8-0 run, but that lead all but evaporated by the end of the quarter and just four minutes into the second quarter, it was the Panthers who were well in control of the contest.
    Piedra Vista hit 20 field goals, 10 of those free 3-point range as it spoiled Los Alamos’ 2012-13 home opener, winning 66-42.
    Jacob Armijo, who came off the bench in the first quarter, hit three 3-pointers in the third quarter and finished with a game-high 17 points to lead the Panthers to the win.
    Armijo made some tough shots from the perimeter, but also took advantage of the Hilltopper defense’s slow rotation out.
    “That’s the sign of a young team right now,” Hilltopper head coach Fil Dominguez said. “But we’re definitely getting better. I told the kids after the game that was a team that would’ve beat us by 60 points this summer.”

  • LA holds off Pojoaque Valley at home

    The things the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team started to show in its season opener, it sustained through four quarters Friday night.
    Los Alamos put together a good run early on in the contest and the Pojoaque Valley Elks could never overcome that early deficit. Los Alamos used an efficient offense and made some big defensive stops when it needed to in a 53-47 victory at Griffith Gymnasium.
    Hilltopper 6-foot center Hayley Each, battling a cold Friday night and held out of the starting lineup, dropped in 17 points coming off the bench, 12 of those in the second half including a big bucket with under 5 minutes remaining to quell a mini-run by the Elks.
    It was the bounce-back showing the Hilltoppers were hoping for after a disappointing loss in their opener to the St. Michael’s Horsemen. But Friday night, instead of struggling to score points in the second half, the Hilltoppers kept up their offensive momentum, turning a 7-point advantage at the break to a 35-23 edge with 3:19 remaining in the third quarter.
    The Hilltoppers’ win spoiled the Los Alamos debut of veteran coach Ron Drake with his new team. Drake, who resuscitated an Española Valley program that was on life support and led the Sundevils to four straight district titles, made the move this offseason to Pojoaque Valley.

  • SOC investigation wraps up--Video Extra

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory is expected to conclude its investigation in the next week or so concerning the termination of five SOC employees who allowed visitors to operate weapons at the lab’s shooting range.

    The lab confirmed Friday there were four unauthorized visitors on the range located at Technical Area 72. Three of them were LANL employees. Officials have not released information concerning what, if any, disciplinary action may be taken against the lab employees.

    The trade publication Nuclear Materials Monitor reported that they fired weapons including the Dillon M-134 mini-gun.

    The participants also allegedly took photos of their time on the range and posted them on Facebook. Those photos have since been taken down from the social networking site.

    “Our inquiry has determined that photographs were taken with a personal camera, against laboratory policy,” spokesman Fred DeSousa said. “In general, photography with personal cameras is prohibited on lab property without a media escort and/or other approvals.”