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Today's Sports

  • UPDATE: Swim teams take first at...

    The Los Alamos boys and girls swimming and diving teams had another successful meet Saturday.

    The two teams traveled to the Griffin Invitational, hosted by Santa Fe Prep.

    Despite being at less than full strength, both teams won Saturday's meet.

    Check today's Los Alamos Monitor or www.lamonitor.com for more information on the meet.

  • Swimming and diving: LA teams...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls swimming and diving teams capped off a busy week last week with wins at the Griffin Invitational Saturday.

    Both Los Alamos teams took top honors in the meet, held at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center in Santa Fe, finishes that were all the more impressive because the teams were not at full strength and had competed in a big quadrangular meet two days earlier at Albuquerque Academy.

  • Boys basketball: LA falls to...

    In order to knock off the second-ranked team in the state, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team needed to play a flawless game Friday night.

    The third quarter of Friday’s game, however, was far less than flawless.

    With the Hilltoppers playing in front of a packed house at Griffith Gymnasium Friday night, they played nearly even with the powerful Española Valley Sundevils and trailed by just four at the half.

  • Girls basketball: Topper...

    ESPAÑOLA — A pair of four-minute stretches, which happened nearly a full game in between, doomed the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team Saturday night.

    In a critical early District 2AAAA contest Saturday, the Española Valley Sundevils jumped out to a huge early lead and survived a big Hilltopper push in the final quarter, in which they cut the Sundevil lead down to just one point. But with the Hilltoppers poised to take the lead late, the offense, which appeared to be finally getting cranked up, started to sputter.

  • Wrestling: LA gets back into...

    After being snowed out of competition last weekend and having an abbreviated practice schedule this week, the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team faced a stiff test this weekend in Las Vegas.

    Los Alamos was one of 22 teams taking part in the two-day Las Vegas Robertson Invitational, a high-level individual competition hosted by one of the marquee Class AAA programs in the state.

    At the tournament, which started Friday, Hilltoppers Desmond Fellers and Gary Thorne both moved to the gold bracket of the tournament, although neither advanced in the top bracket.

  • Gymnastics: LA Tumblers to host...

    The Los Alamos School of Gymnastics’ Atomic Tumblers will play host Saturday when they entertain several teams from around the state for the Snowflake Invitational.

    The Snowflake Invitational will be held at the team’s facility on North Mesa. Competition in levels 5 and 7 will start at 11 a.m., while levels 3, 4 and 6 will start at 2:30 p.m.

    Admission for Saturday’s competition is $5.

    Teams from Taos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque are expected at Saturday’s meet.

    This month has been a busy one for the Atomic Tumblers.

  • Hockey: Toppers return to LA...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team dropped a pair of games last weekend heading into tonight’s home game against Cibola.

    Los Alamos will play the La Cueva Bears tonight at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Game time is 7 p.m.

    Last weekend was a tough series, battling against weather, tilted ice, and rough times for the goaltender.

    In its Jan. 22 contest, the Hilltoppers face the undefeated Santa Fe Blue Jackets.  

    Los Alamos goalie Devin Grider was peppered the entire game as the Hilltoppers were outshot 43-10.

  • Basketball: LA boys, girls will...

    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls basketball teams will have a shot at grabbing the reins in the District 2AAAA race, but they both have tall orders to fill in pulling it off.

    Los Alamos’ basketball teams will take on their counterparts from Española Valley this weekend. The girls game is scheduled for Saturday in the valley, while the boys game will be at what’s almost guaranteed to be a packed Griffith Gymnasium Friday.

  • Swimming and diving: LA girls...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls swimming and diving team won three events on its way to a second-place finish at Wednesday’s Albuquerque Academy Quadrangular.

    Both the Hilltopper boys and girls teams traveled down to Academy Wednesday to take part in the mid-week meet. The Hilltopper boys finished third in the four-team meet, picking up 68 team points, while the Hilltopper girls finished with 87 team points.

  • Boys basketball: Toppers move to...

    Heading into the third quarter of Tuesday night’s game, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team was looking to shut the door on the Bernalillo Spartans, who were still hanging around after one half of play.

    A huge third quarter by the Hilltoppers accomplished just that.

    Los Alamos forced eight Bernalillo turnovers in the third quarter, turning those into points on the other end, which derailed Bernalillo’s upset attempt. Los Alamos won Tuesday’s District 2AAAA contest going away, 67-35.