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Today's Sports

  • UPDATE: LA opens season with win

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team started out its season on the right foot Tuesday.

    Los Alamos (1-0) knocked off visiting Kirtland Central (0-1) Tuesday night at Griffith Gymnasium.

    For all the information on the game, read today's Monitor.

  • Boys basketball: Toppers down...

    While the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team will have to answer some questions throughout the course of this season, it passed the first pop quiz Tuesday night.

    Los Alamos outlasted a quick, pesky team from Kirtland Central Tuesday in its first game of the 2009-10 season. Los Alamos outscored Kirtland Central’s Broncos 23-11 in the third quarter, breaking the contest open and riding that wave to a 77-64 victory.

  • Hockey: LA picks up first two...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team grabbed a pair of wins to improve its record to 2-1 over the weekend.

    Los Alamos picked up its first win of the season in a dominating, performance, blasting the Taos Ice Tigers 13-2 Friday night, then returned two days later to grab a 4-2 win over the Eldorado Eagles. The win over Eldorado was in Los Alamos’ first home game of the 2009-10 season.

    Friday night, the Hilltoppers scored early and often to upend the Ice Tigers.

  • Swimming: LA teams open at...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys swim team won its first event of the season en route to a sixth-place finish at Saturday’s Barney Relays.

    Meanwhile, the Hilltopper girls took fifth place in the eight-team competition Saturday to open their season.

    Saturday’s Barney Relays was hosted by Albuquerque Academy. The Barney Relays is an annual event which features some of the top team finishers from the previous season’s state championship meet.

    All events at the meet were in relay format.

  • 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

    Tuesday

    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.

    Saturday

    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.