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Today's Sports

  • Official probe: Olympic track...

    WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) — Fast and frightening, yes. Responsible for the death of a luger, no.

    Olympic officials decided late Friday night against any major changes in the track or any delays in competition and even doubled up on the schedule in the wake of the horrifying accident that claimed the life of a 21-year-old luger from the republic of Georgia.

  • Back on the winning track

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team got back on the winning track Friday night in Bernalillo.

    Los Alamos put together a big third quarter to blow open Friday night’s District 2AAAA game against the Bernalillo Spartans.

    Beating the Spartans’ full-court pressure, Los Alamos dropped in 21 points and held the Spartans to just 8 points.

    The Hilltoppers prevailed Friday night 64-42 to keep pace in the district race.

  • Hilltopper wrestling falls to...

    It was not the day the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team was hoping to have.

    Los Alamos hosted the District 2AAAA championship tournament Saturday at Auxiliary Gym. Los Alamos, instead of making a push for a runner-up spot in 2AAAA, was relegated to last place among the five district teams Saturday.

    The Hilltoppers garnered 101 team points in the tournament. They were edged out by the Capital Jaguars, who finished in fourth place with 104 points.

  • LA finishes season strong at...

    Josh Wilcox came through when he needed to Friday and Saturday, earning a final score of 288.50, which put him in the state meet.

    Los Alamos, heading into this weekend’s meet, had already qualified four girls divers. Wilcox, the team’s lone boy diver, was within range of qualifying himself with a good showing during Saturday’s final three dives.

    Wilcox got 5s across the board with his second dive of Friday’s preliminaries, an inward 1-1/2 somersault tuck with a 2.2 degree of difficulty, one of the tougher dives he attempted in the meet.

  • Wrestling: Toppers will host...

    At the beginning of the 2009-10 season, it would’ve come as a surprise to many that the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team would have a legitimate crack at a district runner-up title.

    But the situation wasn’t much different at the start of the 2008-09 season, either.

    The Hilltoppers will host the District 2AAAA championship tournament Saturday. The meet will determine which three wrestlers from each weight class will advance to next weekend’s state championship.

  • Briefs: K of C announces local...

    K of C announces local contest winners

    The Los Alamos chapter of the Knights of Columbus will send 9 boys and girls to the district level free throw competition.

    Los Alamos’ K of C held its local competition Jan. 31 at Griffith Gymnasium. The top shooters in each age and gender division will participate in the district contest Feb. 28 at Santa Cruz Elementary School.

  • Health and fitness: Metabolism...

    One of the key factors to weight loss and weight management is your metabolism. If you want to lose weight and keep the weight off, one of the most important things to do is rev up your metabolism.

    Metabolism is a term that refers to how your body transforms the calories in the food you eat into energy. The food is broken down into sugars and amino acids that the body then has available for use as energy. The energy is then either used or it is stored as muscle or fat.

  • Sports briefs

    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.