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Today's Sports

  • Swimming and diving: Topper...

    ALBUQUERQUE — A very good point total for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls swim team wasn’t quite good enough Saturday.

    Los Alamos finished with 268 points at the 2009-10 state swimming championship meet Saturday, a solid score but not enough to overcome the top swimming program in state history.

  • Wrestling: Toppers struggle at...

    RIO RANCHO — After a lean first round Friday, much of the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team was able to make up for it in the second round.

    Los Alamos took six wrestlers to the Class AAAA state championship tournament — seven Hilltoppers qualified to take part but heavyweight Taylor Morrison was a last-minute scratch – held at the Santa Ana Star Center this weekend. Los Alamos didn’t get anyone through to Saturday, however, with all five remaining wrestlers heading into Friday’s final round being eliminated.

  • Boys basketball: LA tops Capital...

    It took more than a full game of basketball and nothing has yet been determined, including the status of a star player.

    The Los Alamos Hilltoppers posted an improbable comeback at home Saturday night against the Capital Jaguars in a big boys District 2AAAA basketball game. With just 6.2 seconds remaining, Hilltopper center Alex Kirk drilled three straight free throws to tie the contest and force overtime.

    In overtime, Los Alamos outscored Capital 8-4 to win 62-58.

  • Girls basketball: LA tops...

    Eight games wasn’t enough to decide the regular season district champ, so the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team and its counterpart from Española Valley will play a ninth.

    Los Alamos held up its end of the bargain in forcing a 1-game playoff Friday night against Española Valley’s Sundevils with its victory over the Capital Jaguars.

    The Jaguars gave the Hilltoppers problems throughout Friday night’s first half, but the Hilltoppers made good adjustments during the break and started to pull away in the third quarter.

  • Several Atomic Tumblers come up...

    Los Alamos School of Gymnastics played host to four other teams at the Atomic City Tumblers’ Snowflake Invitational

    Jan. 30.

    Besides Los Alamos, Gold Cup and G-Force of Albuquerque, Zia of Santa Fe and Taos Gymnastics were all represented.

    Los Alamos’ high scorer of the day was Annika Bronkhorst, who won the level 7 competition with a 35.925.

    Bronkhorst placed first on vault (9.325), balance beam (8.60) and floor exercises (9.25) and second on uneven parallel bars (8.75) to win the competition.

  • LA will close out its season...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team (8-4-2) completes its regular season play this weekend, including its final home game Friday night.

    The Hilltoppers will play their final home game Friday against the Cibola Cougars (8-4-1). Game time is 7 p.m.

    Los Alamos’ final game of the regular season will be against the Albuquerque Outkast (7-4-2) Sunday.

  • UPDATE: LA loses by 3 vs....

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team nearly pulled off a big upset Wednesday night, but the Española Valley Sundevils held on to win.

    The Hilltoppers cut a late 9-point lead down to just 1 against the Sundevils, but the Sundevils hung on to win 74-71.

    Los Alamos' Alex Kirk had a career night Wednesday night. Check today's Monitor for more information.

  • Boys basketball: Topper upset...

    ESPAÑOLA – The first 12 minutes of Wednesday night’s game could scarcely have gone better for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team.

    The next four minutes, not so much.

    Meanwhile, the mighty Española Valley Sundevils nearly let a late 9-point lead slip away as Los Alamos star center Alex Kirk had a night to remember.

    Unfortunately, the Sundevils were able to hang on despite playing a sloppy, foul-riddled fourth quarter to beat the Hilltoppers 74-71 at Edward Medina Gymnasium.

  • Girls basketball: LA tops...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team did just enough to turn back the efforts of a motivated Albuquerque Academy squad Wednesday night.

    In a game that was more nuisance than anything, the Hilltoppers held on to knock off Academy’s Chargers at Griffith Gymnasium, 41-36.

  • UPDATE: LA tops Espaola Valley

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team came back from a fourth quarter deficit Tuesday night to top the Española Valley Sundevils.

    The two teams are now locked in a tie for first place in the District 2AAAA standings with one district game remaining for each.

    Taylor Ealey had 13 points to lead four Hilltoppers in double-figures Tuesday night.

    Read more about the game in today's Monitor or check back at www.lamonitor.com.