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  • ´Toppers lose heartbreaker to Jags

    It was nearly a stunning upset. It was nearly a game that could’ve instantly reversed the Hilltoppers’ fortunes.
    Clawing back from an 11-point deficit at the half Friday night, Los Alamos’ boys basketball team dropped in 19 third quarter points, one of its most productive quarters of the season.
    But with 3.0 seconds remaining, Los Alamos star Nick Baker was whistled for a ticky-tack foul at the baseline. Capital Jaguar veteran Mikey Lopez hit two free throws and Daniel Salazar’s desperation 3-pointer from half court just sailed wide of the bucket as the Jaguars escaped Griffith Gymnasium with a 52-50 victory.

  • Sports Schedule Jan. 30-Feb. 4

    Tuesday

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

    Wednesday

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

    Friday

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

    Diving: Los Alamos at APS Invite, TBA.

    Saturday

    Wrestling: Bryan Sanchez Memorial Invitational, varsity, 9 a.m.

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

  • LA's upset bid falls just short

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team nearly pulled off a stunning upset Friday night, but fell two points short in its quest to knock off No. 4-ranked Capital.

    The Hilltoppers came back from an 11-point hole at the half to take a lead into the fourth quarter. But Mikey Lopez of Capital dropped in a pair of free throws with 3.0 seconds left to lift the Jaguars to a 52-50 win at Griffith Gymnasium.

    Los Alamos got big second half efforts from Thomas Russell and Bobby Sanders, but despite the upset bid, slipped to 1-3 in District 2-4A play.

    See more information in Sunday's Monitor.

  • Finishing Things Off

    Los Alamos 220-pounder Diego Madrid puts the finishing touches on an opponent from St. Pius X. Los Alamos will be at Las Vegas Robertson Saturday.

  • Webb picks up fencing ranking

    The Los Alamos Fencing Club sent its top three fencers to the Duel in the Desert in Las Vegas, Nev., earlier this month.
    The Duel in the Desert is one of the top epee events in the U.S. and attracts fencers from across the nation.
    In the Senior Men’s Epee event, Patrick Webb was Los Alamos’ top finisher, taking 29th out of 66 entrants.
    Webb was eliminated in the round of 32 by Eric Hansen, fencing coach at UCLA and the Los Angles International Fencing Centre, in a hard-fought bout that ended at 15-13.
    Hansen, one of the Nation’s top epeeists, has been a frequent member of the U.S. team competing in the World Cup Championships.
    For Webb, the finish at Las Vegas earned him a USFA D2012 ranking.

  • Clark paces Atomic Tumblers at Gold Cup gymnastics meet

    The Los Alamos School of Gymnastics Atomic Tumblers performed well at the Gold Cup Classic invitational meet two weeks ago.
    The Gold Cup was held Jan. 14-15 in Albuquerque. A total of 230 athletes, representing 15 clubs from New Mexico, Texas and California, took part.
    The top-scoring Atomic Tumbler was Anna Clark, whose all-around score in Level 4 competition of 36.00 included a first-place finish on bars (9.15), a tie for first on beam (9.10), second on vault ((9.0) and a tie for fifth on floor (8.75).
    For her efforts, Clark came in second all-around in her age division.

  • Sports Update 01-26-12

    Ice rink will be closed

    Los Alamos County Ice Rink will be closed from 1-2:15 p.m. Saturday. The rink will host a private function during that time.
    The rink will reopen to the public starting at 2:30 p.m.
    For more information, call 662-4500.

    Free throw contest is set for Saturday

    The Knights of Columbus will host its annual Youth Free Throw Championship Saturday.
    The contest is free to boys and girls ages 10-14. The local competition will be from 1-3 p.m. at Griffith Gymnasium.
    Registration and parental consent is required. Registration is on-site and will start at 12:30 p.m.
    For more information, call Roger Anaya at 670-6717.

    Fencing club starts new class at YMCA

  • Grants takes over top 4A girls position

    Here are this week’s Class 4A boys and girls basketball coaches’ polls. Weekly polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Basketball, Class 4A Girls

        Team             Total pts.    Previous

    1. Grants (10)            152    2
    2. Kirtland Central (6) 148    1
    3. Gallup                    119    3

  • Hilltoppers struggle in third quarter

    For one half, the Los Alamos Hillltopper girls basketball team was able to hang with its arch-rival.
    But in the third quarter of Wednesday’s game, Española Valley’s Sundevils held the Hilltoppers to a lone field goal to pull away and eventually win a critical District 2-4A contest.
    Los Alamos went just 1-for-9 from the floor in that third quarter and turned the ball over five times. Meanwhile, Española Valley’s Lauren Quintana and Cassie Trujillo combined for nine of the team’s 15 third quarter points as the Sundevils took a 52-35 decision at Griffith Gymnasium.
    The win gave the Sundevils sole possession of second place in the 2-4A standings with five regular season district contests remaining.

  • Sports Update 01-25-12

    Hilltoppers host Sundevils in girls basketball tonight