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  • Sports Briefs 01-27-13

    LALL organizational meeting is Tuesday at Mesa Public Library

    An informational and organizational meeting for the upcoming Los Alamos Little League season is set for Tuesday.
    The meeting will be at 6 p.m. It will be in Mesa Public Library’s third floor meeting rooms.
    Anyone interested in coaching, helping organize or serving on the board for this year’s LALL season is invited to attend.

    Renegades to visit ice rink again

    The New Mexico Renegades semiprofessional hockey team will host the Wichita Thunder at Los Alamos County Ice Rink Feb. 9.
    The Renegades, a Junior A team located who play in Rio Rancho, compete in the Western States Hockey League Mountain Division.
    Pregame is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. Public skating will be available that day from 1-3:30 p.m.

    Spring sports meeting set for Feb. 7

  • On Schedule 01-27-13

    Monday
    Boys basketball: West Las Vegas at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

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

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

    Friday
    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Capital, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.; LAMS Invite, seventh and eighth grade, TBA.

    Swimming and diving: Los Alamos at Santa Fe Invite, boys and girls, TBA.

    Wrestling: Los Alamos at Robertson Invite, varsity, TBA.

    Saturday

    Swimming and diving: Los Alamos at Santa Fe Invite, boys and girls, 8:30 a.m.

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

    Boys basketball: LAMS Invite, seventh and eighth grade, TBA.

    Wrestling: Los Alamos at Robertson Invite, varsity, TBA.

  • People in the News 01-27-13

    Ealey ranked 32nd in nation at OSU

    Former Los Alamos High School star track and field athlete Chase Ealey, one of the most dominant performers in school history, is starting her collegiate career off with a bang.
    Ealey, a freshman at Oklahoma State University, has won three consecutive shot put events for the OSU Cowboys as they are starting their indoor season.
    In the Jan. 19 Wildcat Invitational, hosted by Kansas State (Manhattan, Kan.), Ealey eclipsed her personal best throw in the shot put with a mark of 51 feet, 10 inches. That throw, which was not only one of the top 25 in the country at that point, placed her second in OSU school history for women’s shot put.
    Currently, Ealey is the 32nd-ranked thrower among Division-I competitors. She is one of eight members of the Cowboys program with a national ranking.
    Ealey graduated LAHS in 2012 as one of the most decorated athletes in school history. Individually, she won four consecutive 100 meter titles, along with two state championships in shot put and javelin. She was the Class 4A high-point athlete in both 2011 and 2012.

    Paige named region’s Coach of Year

  • 'Toppers stay close, but Demons prevail late

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team came within four minutes of pulling off a gigantic upset Friday night at Griffith Gymnasium.

    Los Alamos led the bulk of Friday’s contest against the No. 1 team in the state, the Santa Fe Demons, but the Demons started on a 12-2 run in the fourth quarter to pull out the victory, 53-47.

    The game presented the Hilltoppers with a chance to earn a big leg up in the early portion of the District 2-4A season. Unfortunately, they couldn’t withstand Santa Fe’s powerful offense, which had struggled much of the game, pouring it on late.

    Read more about Friday’s game in the Sunday edition of the Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Dual in the Four Corners

    Peter Brewer, going for a pin against Tierra Encantada’s Jorge Marquez, and the Hilltoppers will take part in the very tough Aztec Duals Saturday. Most of the top teams from the Four Corners area will be in action. Los Alamos is coming off a win at last week’s Pecos Invitational, at which Brewer finished second in the 220-pound weight division. 

  • LA girls face top team in 4A for early district lead

    Tonight, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team has a chance to set the tone in a big way for the remainder of the District 2-4A season.
    After dismantling the Bernalillo Spartans in their 2-4A opener Tuesday night, the Hilltoppers take on the Santa Fe Demons at Griffith Gymnasium.
    Los Alamos (11-8 overall, 1-0 in district), which has won two of three games under new head coach Ann Stewart, can take the early advantage in the district race, not to mention a huge psychological advantage over the rest of 2-4A, with a win tonight.
    That win, however, isn’t going to come easily.
    The Demons, at 17-0, are the only undefeated basketball team in the state of New Mexico, boys or girls, and are ranked No. 1 in this week’s Class 4A power ratings.
    Santa Fe, which spent most of its first two years as an also-ran in district, came on last year to grab a runner-up finish and gave defending district champ Española Valley a serious run for its money.
    Heading into this season, the Demons, with a very talented — and relatively young — group of players, were expected to make noise in 4A. What they’ve been is a rock band cranked all the way to 11.
    Santa Fe is averaging a whopping 60.8 points per game while giving up less than 40 points per outing.

  • Sports Briefs 01-24-13

    K of C free throw contest is Saturday

    The local Knights of Columbus organization will host its annual Free Throw Championship Saturday.
    The free throw contest will start at 1 p.m. at Griffith Gymnasium. It is open to boys and girls ages 10-14.
    There is no charge for participation. Registrations will be accepted starting at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Parental consent is required and parents or guardians must be present during the competition.
    Additional information can be obtained by calling 670-6717.

    LALL hosting meeting at Mesa Public Library

    An informational and organizational meeting for the upcoming Los Alamos Little League season is set for Tuesday.
    The meeting will be at 6 p.m. It will be in Mesa Public Library’s third floor meeting rooms.
    Anyone interested in coaching, helping organize or serving on the board for this year’s LALL season is invited to attend.

    Spring sports meeting set for Feb. 7

  • Spartan offense too much for LA at home

    It was one of the best offensive performances of the season for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team in its District 2-4A opener Wednesday night.
    But, despite a red hot shooting night by the Hilltoppers, it wasn’t enough to keep pace with the even hotter Bernalillo Spartans.
    The Spartans had six players connect from 3-point range in the game, including four big 3s in the second quarter to break the game open.
    Bernalillo dropped in 25 second quarter points as it routed Los Alamos at Griffith Gymnasium, 74-51.
    Los Alamos connected on 22 of 44 attempts from the floor, but Bernalillo was even better, hitting 29 of 50, including nailing 9 3-pointers.
    After a good start to the contest defensively for the Hilltoppers, the Spartans started to stretch out their offensive formation. Along with some good passing around the perimeter, the Spartans also used the driving ability of guard Tristan Arnett to full effect.
    As the first half wore on, Los Alamos was relegated to picking its poison on defense.
    “We knew we had to do that,” Spartan head coach Terry Darnell said. “They play a very good shell defense. They play solid, so we had to move them around to get some easy buckets.”

  • 'Toppers drop 2-4A opener vs. Bernalillo

     The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team hung with the Bernalillo Spartans for one quarter, but the Spartans broke the game open in the second quarter to win going away.

    Bernalillo had six players hit from 3-point range Wednesday night as it won 74-51 at Griffith Gymnasium.

    It was the District 2-4A opener for both teams.

    See Thursday’s Los Alamos Monitor for more information on the game.

  • Final WRLL sign-up is tonight

    The last registration session for the upcoming season of White Rock Little League baseball and softball is tonight. Registration will be at Time Out Pizza in White Rock from 6:30-8p.m.
    All boys and girls between the ages of 4-18 are eligible to participate. Additional information is available by visiting eateamz.com/wrll2 on the Internet.