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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Basketball: LA teams will face...

    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper basketball teams will have a big week ahead of them.

    That week for the Hilltopper girls basketball team starts tonight.

    The Hilltoppers will be making one final push for a district regular season title with games against Española Valley and Capital on the schedule this week.

  • Swimming and diving: Toppers...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls swimming and diving team could be among the favorites to vie for a state title this weekend after a huge victory Saturday.

    Both Hilltopper teams are heading to the state championship meet, which starts with preliminary races Friday. Finals will be held Saturday at Albuquerque Academy’s Natatorium.

    At the district championship meet, Los Alamos’ girls grabbed a whopping total of 647 points, well over twice the total of their next closest competitor, St. Michael’s, to earn the district team championship.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers upend...

    Bouncing back from a disappointing loss Saturday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team posted a big defensive showing Tuesday night.

    Facing a District 2AAAA opponent, the Capital Jaguars, that was in desperate need of a win, Los Alamos allowed a total of just four field goals in the second and third quarters Tuesday at Griffith Gymnasium, then made one of its best offensive pushes of the season to take a 56-35 victory.

  • 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.