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  • Regular Season Finale

    Los Alamos’ Hayley Each gets a free run into the lane during Wednesday night’s game against Santa Fe. Los Alamos will host its final game of the regular season tonight when it hosts Capital. The Hilltoppers will need a win tonight against Capital and some help to move into third place in the District 2-4A standings. Los Alamos has dropped three straight district contests heading into tonight. Prior to the game, the Hilltoppers will honor their seniors.

  • District 1 swim meet results

    Here are the results from the District 1 swimming and diving meet, held Friday and Saturday at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

    Girls

    Team scores

    1. Los Alamos, 421; 2. Taos, 315.5; 3. Santa Fe, 231; 4. St. Michael’s 205; 5. Piedra Vista, 194; 6. Farmington, 170.5; 7. Desert Academy, 169; 8. Miyamura, 114; 9. Academy for Technology and the Classics, 10; 10. Gallup, 5.

    Individual results
    200 medley relay

    1. Los Alamos (Maria Venneri, Molly Finn, Ashlynn Bennett, Sydney Schoonover), 2:00.35.

    200 freestyle

    1. Justine Yang, 2:07.01; 8. Ali Berl, 2:38.74; 11. Catherine Crotzer, 2:44.82; 12. Sierra Veenis, 2:45.98.

    200 IM

  • Sports Schedule Feb. 13-18

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

    Wednesday
    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Capital, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.; West Las Vegas at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Thursday

    Boys basketball: Española at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Friday

    Wrestling: 4A championship meet, 10 a.m.

    Diving: State championship meet, 8:30 a.m.

    Swimming: State championship preliminaries, 3 p.m.

    Saturday

    Wrestling: 4A championship meet, 10 a.m.

    Diving: State championship meet, 8:15 a.m.

  • Toppers grab big win at home Friday

    It was a big night for the seniors on the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team in more ways than one.
    In the home season finale for the Hilltoppers, they put together one of their best team showings of the year and did so against their arch-rival, the Española Valley Sundevils.
    Los Alamos made key buckets during a big second quarter push that propelled it to a 56-45 win against Española Valley Friday night at Griffith Gymnasium.
    It was Senior Night for the Hilltoppers, but the team got contributions from seniors and underclassmen alike. Senior guard Nate Carver dropped in 17 points while sophomore Franklin Archuleta added five points during a 16-4 Los Alamos scoring run in the second quarter.

  • Toppers win big at District 1 swim meet

    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls swimming teams picked up big victories at this weekend’s District 1 championship meet.
    Los Alamos’ boys scored 421.5 points to earn the win at the district meet, held at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center, while the Hilltopper girls finished with a total of 421 points.
    Taos finished second in the girls competition with 315.5 points, while St. Michael’s boys finished as the meet runner-up with 321 points.
    The Hilltopper teams will now advance to the state championship meet, which starts Friday and continues through Saturday. This weekend, the Hilltopper swimmers and divers picked up 17 more state qualifying marks, nine of those coming on the boys side.

  • LA grabs elusive district title

    SANTA FE — Inside the wrestling room at the Pueblo Complex, a banner hangs from the wall. The banner is 17 years old and has stood alone for a long time.
    “We’ve been pointing at that banner every day for a month now,” Los Alamos head coach Bob Geyer said, to remind the team that it hadn’t earned a district title since 1995. “We told (our guys), ‘if you want one, you’d better wrestle.’”
    Now, that banner will have some company.
    The Hilltoppers earned a 2-4A title Saturday at Toby Roybal Memorial Gymnasium. They finished with 156 team points, 23 points better than co-runners up Santa Fe and Bernalillo.

  • LA upends Espanola Valley at home

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team picked up a big win over the Espanola Valley Sundevils Friday night at Griffith Gymnasium.

    Los Alamos outscored Espanola Valley 18-6 in the second quarter and held on in the second half despite missing eight free throws in the fourth quarter to win 56-45.

    Nate Carver scored 17 points and Nick Baker finished with 10 points to lead the team to victory.

    For more information, read Sunday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • LA opens tennis season

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper tennis teams officially kick off the spring 2012 season this weekend as they travel to the El Paso (Texas) Americas Invitational. Nasim Andrews, seen here during a 2011 match at Santa Fe, is one of five seniors expected back this season for the Hilltopper girls. Los Alamos is scheduled to play its first home event of the season March 3.

  • Hilltoppers, Sundevils set to tangle tonight

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team will have an important contest against its arch-rival tonight in Griffith Gymnasium.
    The Hilltoppers (9-15 overall, 2-4 in 2-4A) are in need of a win to improve their standings in the district race and will need to pick it up against the Española Valley Sundevils.
    The game is scheduled for 7 p.m.
    The Sundevils (8-15, 2-3) are in much the same position as the Hilltoppers. The winner of tonight’s game has a shot at the No. 3 position in the upcoming district tournament, which means a first-round tournament bye.
    The two teams met Jan. 24 at Española Valley, with the Sundevils holding on for a 37-33 win.

  • District wrestling tourney is Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team is getting geared up for what it’s hoping will be a big showing Saturday.
    Los Alamos feels good about its chances to vie for a District 2-4A team title, but knows it will have to knock off defending 2-4A champ and host school for this year’s tournament, Santa Fe.
    The Hilltoppers are going into the tournament with some confidence following one of their better regular season showings in recent memory, that culminated with a win at the Bryan Sanchez Memorial Invitational last week.
    At last week’s tournament, the Hilltoppers’ showcase home event, Los Alamos finished with 163 team points to take top honors among the nine competing teams.