Today's Sports

  • Boys basketball: LA opens...

    While the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team appears it will have to do some retooling, doing so around a 6-foot-11 Division-I player should make that goal easier to achieve.

    Tuesday, the Hilltoppers will open their 2009-10 season when they host the Kirtland Central Broncos. That game is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Griffith Gymnasium.

  • Cross country: Pittman finishes...

    Cross country runner Kyle Pittman once again came up big on a big stage Saturday.

    Pittman, a local running star, finished fourth in the southwest regional of the Nike Cross Nationals Saturday. The NXN regional event was held in Tempe, Ariz.

    Pittman, just two weeks removed from his second Class AAAA state individual championship, took fourth in the boys championship race Saturday. He finished with a time of 15 minutes, 24.8 seconds to give him the fourth-place finish.

  • Schedule for Nov. 23-28


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

    Girls basketball: Taos at LAMS, seventh-grade, 4 p.m.; eighth-grade, 5 p.m.


    Girls basketball: Los Alamos at Pojoaque, C team, 11 a.m; JV, 12:30 p.m.; varsity, 2 p.m.

    Boys basketball: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, C team, 2 p.m.; JV, 3:30 p.m.; varsity, 5 p.m.

  • Swimming and diving: LA starting...

    It appears that things will continue to go swimmingly for the Los Alamos Hilltopper aquatic teams as they head into the start of the 2009-10 season.

    Los Alamos boys and girls swimming and diving teams will open their season Saturday at their usual venue, Albuquerque Academy’s Natatorium, where they will take part in the Barney Relays.

    The Hilltopper teams have been among the most successful programs in the state and this season doesn’t appear to be an exception.

  • Fencing: Longo takes fifth in...

    Grace Longo was the top finisher for the Los Alamos Fencing Club at the New Mexico Open.

    The New Mexico Open was held this weekend at Santa Fe Preparatory School. LAFC sent five of its top local fencers to the event, which attracted more than 130 fencers from around the Rocky Mountain Section and as far away as Florida.

    Longo picked up a fifth-place finish at the Open, earning a bronze medal in the women’s saber competition.

  • Gymnastics: Kuzmack, Pulliam...

    Mikayla Pulliam and Megan Kuzmack were the top finishers for the Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers at the Eagle Ridge Gymnastics Autumn Invitational.

    The Autumn Invitational was held Nov. 7 in Rio Rancho. More than 140 gymnasts from eight New Mexico clubs took part in the event.

    Kuzmack finished with an all-around score of 34.00 to take fifth place in the level 6, 12-14 age division, while Pulliam had a 33.75 all-around score, giving her third place in the level 5, 12-and-over division.

  • Hockey: LA faces Taos Friday...

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  • Health and fitness: Tendonitis...

    Tendonitis is a painful condition that affects millions of Americans each year.

    Tendonitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue that attaches muscle to bone. The most common symptoms of tendonitis are pain, tenderness and limited range of motion.

    Every time a muscle contracts it places stress on the tendons that attach that muscle to bone. Too much stress placed on these tendons causes inflammation.

  • Volleyball update: LA advances...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team survived a rough pool play Thursday to beat the Piedra Vista Panthers Thursday night in the opening round of the 2009 state Class AAAA tournament.

    The tournament is being held at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    Los Alamos knocked off Piedra Vista 3-0 Thursday night and will meet the St. Pius X Sartans at 8 a.m. Friday for the right to play in Friday afternoon's semifinal.

  • Volleyball update: Toppers fall...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team dropped its quarterfinal match Friday morning, ending its 2009 season.

    The Hilltoppers won the first game against St. Pius X, the No. 2 seed in the tournament, but dropped three straight following that opening game win to end their postseason stay.

    Read more about Friday morning's match in Sunday's Monitor.