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Today's Sports

  • Boys basketball: Toppers downed...

    ESPAÑOLA — Even with a few hours before the Class AAAA boys basketball bracket is formally announced, it might be a bad bet to go against the Española Valley Sundevils.

    After being idle for an entire week, one might wonder how the Sundevils were going to start Saturday night’s District 2AAAA championship game against the Los Alamos Hilltoppers.

  • UPDATE: Girls get 5th seed, boys...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls basketball teams will both be at home this weekend for the first round of the Class AAAA state championship playoffs.

    Los Alamos' boys were awareded the sixth seed in the AAAA playoffs, the first round of which will be held Saturday. Los Alamos will host the Piedra Vista Panthers, the bracket's 11th seed.

    In girls AAAA competition, Los Alamos was awarded the fifth seed for the playoffs. The Hilltoppers will play at home Friday against 12th-seede St. Pius X.

  • Boys basketball: Toppers drop...

    After facing off in a pair of hard-fought, close contests that went down to the waning seconds, many people probably expected more of the same between Los Alamos and Capital Thursday night.

    But in the District 2AAAA boys basketball semifinal at Griffith Gymnasium, the Hilltoppers seemed well in control most of the night and did just about everything they needed to do to roll to victory.

  • Girls basketball: LA thumps Taos...

    One of the main goals set by the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team this season is to regain the District 2AAAA championship it lost to the Española Valley Sundevils in 2008.

    The Hilltoppers will get that chance tonight, but they will have to head into hostile territory to do so.

    Los Alamos advanced to tonight’s 2AAAA tournament championship game after soundly beating the Taos Tigers Thursday night in their semifinal contest. Los Alamos never trailed Thursday, winning convincingly at Griffith Gymnasium 75-52.

  • UPDATE: 2AAAA boys tickets...

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  • Basketball: LA stays put in new...

    In the newly-released boys and girls Class AAAA basketball polls, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers hold steady.

    Los Alamos' boys are still the sixth-ranked team in the state, according to the poll released Wednesday by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association, while the Los Alamos girls are in fifth place.

    The two teams will play tonight at home in the District 2AAAA tournament semifinals.

    For complete poll results, see this afternoon's Monitor.

  • Gymnastics: Tumblers heading to...

    A dozen level 4-6 gymnastics from Los Alamos will head to the state compulsory meet starting Friday.

    The Atomic City Tumblers will send their 12 qualifying gymnasts to the compulsory state championships being held in Belen. The meet will continue through the weekend.

    Among the team’s qualifiers are, at level 4, Katrina Vinyard, Dominique Lucero, Ramya Stevens and Sally Grindstaff.

  • Wrestling: Cull-Host defends her...

    Jodi Cull-Host defended her state title at the New Mexico Women’s Scholastic Wrestling Championship Sunday.

    Cull-Host, a sophomore at Los Alamos High School, won the 103-pound bracket at the 11th annual tournament, which is traditionally held the day after the conclusion of the state high school wrestling championship tournament.

    In all, 29 wrestlers from 12 New Mexico high schools took part in the tournament.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers fall...

    SANTA FE — While the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team went down, it is hardly out.

    The Hilltoppers dropped a 1-game playoff to the Española Valley Sundevils Tuesday night. The Sundevils led for all but a brief stint in the first quarter, rolling to a 55-35 victory at Edward Ortiz Gymnasium.

  • Basketball: Two tickets required...

    Los Alamos High School announced that separate tickets will be needed for the District 2AAAA playoff basketball games Thursday.

    Los Alamos is hosting both the girls basketball and boys basketball semifinals Thursday. The girls game will start at 5 p.m. and the boys game will start at 7:30 p.m.

    Per New Mexico Activities Association regulations, Griffith Gymnasium will be cleared following the conclusion of the girls basketball game. Any fans also wishing to see the boys game must purchase an additional ticket.