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Today's Sports

  • UPDATE: Weather nixes Rio Rancho...

    Poor weather conditions in the Albuquerque metro area have put the kibosh on today's Rio Rancho Invitational track and field meet.

    The meet, which was scheduled to host as many as 15 boys and girls team, including teams from Los Alamos, has been postponed. Early reports said the meet could be rescheduled for Monday.

    Weather reports in the Albuquerque-Rio Rancho areas this morning were calling for snow showers, although the current storm is expected to clear out later today.

  • NCAA basketball: Saint Mary...

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Omar Samhan was an unstoppable Gael force.

    His career isn't over yet — and neither is Saint Mary's NCAA tournament run as the Gaels are improbably headed to the round of 16.

    Samhan played the game of his career on basketball's biggest stage, finishing with 32 points and seven rebounds to lead 10th-seeded Saint Mary's past Villanova 75-68 on Saturday and on to Houston for the South Regional's Sweet 16.

  • Boys golf: Toppers start spring...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team will open its spring season Monday in a tournament hosted by District 2AAAA foe Bernalillo.

    Los Alamos has six scheduled events for the spring season, including its home invitational slated for April 19.

    The Hilltoppers, who finished second at the 2AAAA tournament and failed to qualify for the Class AAAA state championship tournament in 2009, are still in need of three qualifying legs for state heading into their spring slate.

  • Softball: LA wins 1 out of 4...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team went 1-3 at the very tough Farmington Softball Invitational this weekend.

    Los Alamos lost twice to the Kirtland Central Broncos at the tournament, in its opening and concluding games of the tournament. It also fell to Farmington, the No. 2-ranked team in Class AAAA, but topped Shiprock in its second game late Friday afternoon.

    To open the tournament Friday, the Hilltoppers fell by one run to Kirtland Central, but bounced back to win their second game Friday, topping the Shiprock Chieftains 18-7.

  • Schedule for March 22-27

    Monday

    Boys golf: Los Alamos at Bernalillo Invite, 9 a.m.

    Tuesday

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Pojoaque, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Softball: West Las Vegas at Los Alamos, JV, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

    Thursday

    Track and field: Los Alamos at Rio Rancho, boys and girls JV, 3:30 p.m.

    Friday

    Girls tennis: Los Alamos at Quail Ridge Invite, varsity, TBA.

    Softball: Los Alamos JV Invite, TBA.

    Saturday

    Track and field: Los Alamos at APS Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

  • UPDATE: First polls released by...

    The New Mexico High School Coaches Association released its first baseball and softball polls of the season.

    Los Alamos' Hilltoppers garnered votes in both of Class AAAA polls.

    Meanwhile, Piedra Vista grabbed the top spots in both the baseball and softball polls, although Artesia actually earned more first-place votes than did Piedra Vista in baseball.

    For full poll results, read this afternoon's Monitor.

  • UPDATE: Kirk named Gatorade...

    Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball standout Alex Kirk was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in New Mexico for the 2009-10 season.

    The sports drink company made the announcement earlier today.

    Kirk, the leading scorer and rebounder in Class AAAA this season, becomes the third Hilltopper boys basketball player to receive such honor and the second Hilltopper athlete this academic year to be so named. Kyle Pittman was Gatorade's top cross country runner for 2009.

    Kirk helped take Los Alamos to the Class AAAA quarterfinals this past season.

  • Golf: Seniors champ won four...

    Former city golf champion and senior men’s golf champion Bernard Killoran died last month. He was 87.

    Killoran, a longtime member of the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association, which was founded by notable local athlete Lou Pierotti, lost his battle with cancer Feb. 5. During his years playing on the senior men’s tour, Killoran won four titles, which is still a tour record. The tour was founded in 1961.

    Killoran won the tour championship in 1972, 1985, 1986 and 1990. He and his son, Rick, also won 13 Los Alamos City Championships.

  • Track and field: JV results from...

    Here are Los Alamos’ results from the boys and girls junior varsity track and field meet held March 12 in Albuquerque.

    Girls

    400 relay

    Los Alamos (Izzy Coons, Sarah Ziemba, Megan Kelley, Kayla Martinez), 1:02.12.

    100 hurdles

    Naomi DeLay, 20.81; Marlie Apperson, 22.71; Nicole Howze, 22.84.

    100 meters

    Kim Boerigter, 14.35; Jackie Cook, 15.56; McKenna Schoonover, 15.53; Grace Liu, 15.79; Samara Fellows, 15.94; Kaytlin Collier, 17.78; Keiko Tanski, 18.40; Sarah Ziemba, 18.47.

  • UPDATE: Softball postponed this...

    Los Alamos High School's athletic department announced this morning that today's softball games at Moriarty have been postponed.

    Los Alamos was scheduled to play a junior varsity and varsity game at Moriarty this afternoon, but the games have been postponed to April 29 due to Moriarty's poor field conditions.The Hilltoppers are scheduled to play at the Farmington Invitational starting Friday.