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    Mitsunaga earns Sanchez Award

    Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestler Ben Mitsunaga was named the 2009-10 recipient of the Bryan Sanchez Memorial Award.

    Mitsunaga, a 130-pound freshman, was given the award in a ceremony following the Bryan Sanchez Memorial Invitational Saturday. Los Alamos’ Hilltoppers hosted the tournament.

    The award is given to a deserving Los Alamos wrestler who embodies the spirit of Sanchez, according to the Hilltopper coaching staff.

  • UPDATE: Toppers lose make-up...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team dropped an important District 2AAAA contest Monday night at Capital.

    The Hilltoppers fell on the road to Capital's Jaguars 56-52 and are in danger of slipping to third place in the 2AAAA standings.

    Read more about Monday's game in today's Monitor.

  • Boys basketball: Toppers fall to...

    Things got a little hairier for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team following Monday’s loss.

    Los Alamos struggled during the middle quarters during Monday’ night’s make-up contest against the Capital Jaguars. Los Alamos was outscored 16-9 in the second quarter and 19-14 in the third quarter.

    While the Hilltoppers tried to make a comeback in the fourth quarter, the push wasn’t enough and the Hilltoppers fell 56-52 to the Jaguars.

  • Schedule for Feb. 9-13

    Thursday

    Boys basketball: LAMS at St. Michael’s, seventh-grade, 4 p.m. eighth-grade, 5 p.m.

    Friday

    Diving: District 1 championship meet, 4 p.m.

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

    Saturday

    Swimming: District 1 championship meet, 10 a.m.

    Wrestling: District 2AAAA championship tournament, 9 a.m.

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

  • Swimming and diving: LA results...

    Here are Los Alamos’ results from Saturday’s Farmington Invitational.

    Girls

    Team scores

    1. Los Alamos, 568; 2. St. Michael’s, 337; 3. Taos, 325; 4. Farmington, 149; 5. Desert Academy, 111; 6. Piedra Vista, 75; 7. Los Lunas, 70; 8. Valencia, 36.

    200 medley relay

    3. Los Alamos B (Molly Finn, Maggie Schappell, Maria Musgrave, Emily TenCate), 2:13.27; 5. Los Alamos A (Victoria Maqueda, Jennifer Barich-Mooday, Sara Thurgood, Natalia Moore), 2:28.48.

    200 freestyle

  • Wrestling: LA ties for sixth at...

    With just a week remaining before its most important competition of the season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team wanted to post a good showing at home Saturday.

    And while Los Alamos was, for the most part, able to accomplish that in the Bryan Sanchez Memorial Invitational, the team took more than its share of lumps as well.

    At the tournament, held in Auxiliary Gym, the Hilltoppers finished tied for sixth in team competition, grabbing 110 team points and earning four medals.

  • Boys basketball: LA routs Taos...

    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team and the Taos Tigers wanted to start Saturday’s game well and both did. But only the Hilltoppers were able to sustain it.

    Los Alamos survived an initial push by Taos in a District 2AAAA game Saturday night. Spearheaded by Max Suazo, the Tigers held the lead several times throughout the first 4 minutes of Saturday’s ballgame.

  • Swimming and diving: Boys, girls...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls swimming and diving teams earned big road wins Saturday.

    Taking part in the Farmington Invitational Saturday, the Hilltoppers dominated the rest of the field, including a historically solid Farmington Scorpions program.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team survived a closer-than-expected contest Friday night at Taos.

    In the first game of the second leg of the District 2AAAA season, the Hilltoppers had to work hard in the fourth quarter to shake Taos’ Tigers. The Tigers cut the Hilltopper lead down to just one point in the third quarter. But a 20-point final quarter by the Hilltoppers gave them a 52-41 victory on the road.

  • Snowriding: Paralyzed woman...

    FARMINGTON (AP) — Sports enthusiast Alana Nichols was a senior at Farmington High School in 2000 when she broke her back in a snowboarding accident and lost the use of her legs.

    "I didn't think I'd be able to ski anymore," Nichols said.