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Today's Sports

  • Boys track and field: Toppers...

    ALBUQUERQUE — It’s been something of a uphill battle for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team this season, but the steep trek might be leveling off somewhat.

    The team’s performance, however, seems to be on the rise.

  • Baseball: LA grabs 2 wins at...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team apparently doesn’t like to have fans leaving halfway through a doubleheader.

    The previous weekend, Los Alamos just got by Española Valley in game one only to slam the door early in game two to earn a big District 2AAAA sweep.

    Saturday, the Hilltoppers needed extra innings in game one against the Taos Tigers, then put up an eight-run second inning to help secure another sweep.

  • Girls tennis: LA picks up win at...

    Despite the rough weather this weekend, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team picked up the regular season District 2AAAA title this weekend.

    Los Alamos topped Española Valley 7-2 Saturday and got a concession victory over Taos to clinch the title to clinch a spot in the Class AAAA state meet. This weekend’s pre-District 2AAAA meet was played at Capital.

  • Girls track and field: LA blasts...

    ALBUQUERQUE — More than a few around track and field in New Mexico consider the Richard Harper Invitational a good measuring stick for the state meet.

    If there’s any truth to that, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field should be in pretty good shape.

    The Hilltopper girls handed out another beat-down this weekend at the meet, held at Albuquerque Academy. They dominated the field, scoring 104.5 points, more than double their nearest competitor, Class 5A Highland, which finished with 49 points.

  • New coach wants to re-energize...

    Garett Williams has been around football for some time now.

    With stops at the prep, college and even pro level, Williams has seen football in all shapes and sizes.

    Now, he wants to cut his own niche.

    Williams was hired Thursday to take over the Los Alamos Hilltopper football program. He is replacing Bob Scott, who racked up a school record 124 wins in his

    20 seasons of guiding the Hilltoppers.

  • Trio of ’Toppers will...

    While Colorado has long been a favorite destination spot for tourists, it has seemingly become a favorite spot for Los Alamos High School standout athletes to participate in intercollegiate sports.

    In a ceremony Thursday afternoon at LAHS’ media center, three Hilltopper standout athletes were on hand to celebrate their signing of National Letters of Intent to continue their athletic careers in Colorado.

  • UPDATE: Williams named head...

    Los Alamos High School's athletic department announced today that it has hired Garett Williams as its new head football coach.

    Williams will replace Bob Scott, who retired shortly after the 2009 season. Scott won 124 games in his 20 years leading the program.

    Williams has assisted with the program for the past two seasons and is currently a seventh-grade science teacher at Los Alamos Middle School.

    For more information, read today's Monitor.

  • Softball: Toppers crush Jaguars...

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  • Boys tennis: Hilltoppers shut...

    If there had been any doubt as to the ultimate outcome of this season’s District 2AAAA boys tennis competition, Tuesday probably squelched that doubt for good.

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team crushed the Taos Tigers at home, sweeping all nine matches the team played and not losing a single set in the process.

    Los Alamos gave up just six games in Nos. 1-4 singles Tuesday and just four games in the three doubles contests to come away with a big 9-0 victory.

  • Girls tennis: LA tops Taos in...

    More years than not, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team is wary of its District 2AAAA counterparts from Taos. Usually with good reason.

    That was again apparent with the two teams’ dual meet Tuesday.

    The Hilltoppers came away with a 5-4 victory Tuesday at home, but the Tigers aren’t ready to concede anything to the Hilltoppers as the District 2AAAA tournament inches closer.