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Today's Sports

  • Girls basketball: LA bounced by...

    GRANTS — A quick-strike rally by the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team at the end of the first half Friday put it within striking distance of the Grants Pirates heading into the break.

    Los Alamos trailed by as many as eight points in the first half of the opening round Class 4A state tournament game against Grants, but cut the Pirates’ lead down to just one possession.

    That would, however, be the last offensive push the Hilltoppers would make for the balance of the ballgame.

  • Grants bests Los Alamos in first...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team was defeated in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs Friday night in Grants. The Pirates took down the No. 12 seed Hilltoppers 46-28.

    Look for full details of the game in Sunday's Los Alamos Monitor...

    Here's how other contests around the state shaped up Friday:

     

  • Sports Update 03-04-11

    Girls hoops game to be broadcast on KRSN

    The Los Alamos-Grants girls basketball game, which is scheduled for 6 p.m., will be broadcast live on KRSN AM 1490.
    Gene Mortensen, the “Voice of the Hilltoppers,” will call the action live from Grants. The game is the opening round contest of the Class 4A state tournament.
    The game will also be streamed live on the Internet at the station’s website, krsnam1490.com.

    Isotopes ticket sales, National Anthem tryouts are March 12

  • Tennis: LA looks to get back to...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper tennis teams are participating in their second event of the season this weekend.
    Los Alamos’ boys and girls are taking part in the Bosque Invitational in Albuquerque. The two-day event will continue through Saturday.
    Both Hilltopper teams will have to find replacements for some of their top players that were lost to graduation in 2010.

  • Ski report 03-03-11

    Angel Fire
    40-44 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 69 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    20-30 inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported.

    Pajarito
    Will reopen when conditions permit.

    Red River
    40-45 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 53 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak
    28-inch base of machine-groomed snow and spring conditions. No new snow reported. 28 trails and 3 lifts open.

  • Men's basketball: Lobos...

    PROVO, Utah (AP) — BYU players said they will continue to support former teammate Brandon Davies “like a brother” despite transgressions that got the starting forwarded kicked off the nation’s third-ranked team.
    There was no denying the Cougars were a different team in Wednesday night’s 82-64 loss to New Mexico. It was their first game without Davies, who on Tuesday was dismissed from the team for the rest of the season for violating the university’s honor code.

  • Girls basketball: LA travels to...

    Last year, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team was a No. 5 seed trying to stave off an upset bid against a No. 12 seed.

    In 2011, the Hilltoppers will play the role of spoiler in that same scenario.

    Los Alamos (13-14) earned an at-large nod into the 2011 state Class 4A playoffs. It will travel to Grants to take on a formidable foe. Tip-off time is scheduled for 6 p.m.

    The Class 4A playoffs open Friday and continue through March 12 when the new champs will be crowned at The Pit in Albuquerque.

  • Men's basketball: Ohio St....

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After getting through its toughest stretch of the season, Ohio State is back at No. 1.
    For the third week in a row The Associated Press Top 25 poll has had a new team on top. The Buckeyes climbed a spot over Duke, which lost at Virginia Tech on Saturday night.
    The Buckeyes welcome their return.

  • Hockey: LA places third at...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team finished third at the Year-End Tournament in Taos this weekend.
    Los Alamos, the No. 2 seed in the tournament and the defending state champion, dropped its second round game in overtime and had to battle its way back through the losers’ bracket before again falling to the host Taos Tigers.

  • Baseball: Toppers fall at home...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team lost its third game to open the 2011 season Tuesday at Bomber Field.
    Los Alamos gave up seven runs in a costly second inning in its home opener Tuesday, falling to the Class 4A Los Lunas Tigers 13-3 in five innings.
    The Hilltoppers were held scoreless through their first five at-bats against Los Lunas, with Tiger pitcher Pat Martinez keeping their lineup off-balance. The Hilltoppers’ only damage at the plate against Martinez came in their final at-bat, trying to stave off an early exit.