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Today's Sports

  • Boys tennis: Toppers knock off...

    TAOS – Things are continuing to head in the right direction for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team, with or without its full squad.

    Los Alamos had a solid outing this weekend at the Quail Ridge Invitational, picking up X victories, including a big win Saturday over District 2AAAA opponent Taos and Class AAAA opponent Farmington.

  • Girls track and field: LA nips...

    The Los Alamos Hillltopper girls track and field team earned five new state qualifying marks and a team victory at Saturday’s Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational.

    Los Alamos edged out Class 5A power Rio Rancho at Saturday’s meet by one point. Los Alamos collected 75 team points, winning three events and taking runner-up spots in four other events to pick up its second team win of the season.

  • Boys track and field: Toppers,...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team didn’t field a full team or have one of its best season efforts Saturday, although that was tempered with some good performances by its available athletes.

    Los Alamos finished with 18 total points at Saturday’s Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational, placing it tied for eighth overall in the 18-team field. Class 5A Cibola won the event going away with 107 points, more than half-again the total of its nearest competitor, La Cueva.

  • UPDATE: Kirk picked for All-Star...

    Los Alamos Hilltopper Alex Kirk was named to the North All-Star boys basketball team by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

    Kirk, Los Alamos' standout center, will take part in the annual North-South Game July 29.

    Read today's Monitor for more information on the North-South game.

  • Boys basketball: Alex Kirk named...

    Los Alamos star center Alex Kirk has been named a 2009-10 All-Star by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

    Kirk, the leading scorer and rebounder in Class AAAA this season, was selected for the North All-Star team for the NMHSCA’s All-Star Basketball Game. The game will take place July 29 in Albuquerque at a site yet to be determined.

    The 6-foot, 11-inch Kirk finished his senior season scoring 25.2 points and collecting 13.7 rebounds per contest.

  • Health and fitness: Exercise...

    No matter who you are, you’ve no doubt experienced stress at some point during your life. The majority of Americans say they face at least a moderate level of stress most every week. And, nearly 9 out of 10 people report having experienced high levels of stress at some time.

    The American Institute of Stress estimates that 90 percent of all doctor visits are for stress-related disorders. Additionally, 95 million people in this country take some form of medication for a stress-related problem each week.

  • Softball: Green and Gold tourney...

    Here is the schedule for the sixth annual Los Alamos Green and Golf Junior Varsity softball tournament. All games will be played in White Rock.

    Friday

    Los Alamos vs. Cleveland, Field 1, noon.

    Belen vs. St. Michaels, Field 2, noon.

    Belen vs. Mesilla Valley Christian, Field 1, 2 p.m.

    Cleveland vs. St. Michael’s, Field 2, 2 p.m.

    Los Alamos vs. Mesilla Valley Christian, Field 1, 4 p.m.

    Saturday

    Los Alamos vs. Belen, Field 1, 10 a.m.

  • UPDATE: MLB exhibition game berm...

    Berm seating tickets for the April 3 Major League Baseball exhibition game will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at Isotopes Park.

    April 3, the Colorado Rockies and Seattle Mariners will play at Isotopes Park.

    Berm seats are usually not sold until the day of the game, but according to a press release from the Isotopes, ticket demand warrants the early sale.

    Reserved level seats for that game are also still available.

    For more information, go to www.albuquerquebaseball.com.

     

  • Volleyball: Nichols signs to...

    Alex Nichols had never really considered a future in the military until she was approached by a recruiter.

    That recruiter just happened to be a volleyball coach.

    Nichols, a standout volleyball player at Los Alamos High School, signed her National Letter of Intent to play at the United State Air Force Preparatory in a ceremony Tuesday at Los Alamos High School’s Speech Theater.

    Nichols was a big part of the Hilltoppers’ recent successes, including the team’s 18-3 regular season mark in 2009.

  • Baseball: LA picks up first win...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team broke into the win column for the first time this season Tuesday on the road.

    Los Alamos broke open a tight ballgame Tuesday with a rally in the top of the third to top the Pojoaque Elks 12-4. Taking advantage of four Pojoaque errors in the third inning, Los Alamos pushed five runs across the plate en route to the victory.