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Today's Sports

  • Baseball: Isotopes, Redbirds...

    The Albuquerque Isotopes will host the Memphis Redbirds in the first round of the Pacific Coast League playoffs starting Wednesday night.

    The Isotopes and the Redbirds (77-67) will face off at Isotopes Park for games 1 and 2 of the series.

    The best-of-five series shifts sites to Memphis’ AutoZone Park for the final three games Friday, Saturday (if necessary) and Sunday (if necessary.

  • UPDATE: LA football falls in...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team dropped its season-opening contest Friday night at home to the St. Michael’s Horsemen.

    After jumping ahead 7-0 in the first half, the Horsemen scored twice in the third quarter to take full control of the game and win 27-0.

  • UPDATE: Volleyball team advances...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team took second in pool play in day one of the Pinto Invitational Friday.

    Los Alamos knocked off Estancia and Valencia in pool play but fell to pool champion Cibola.

  • Football: LA gets shut out in...

    Following the Labor Day weekend, there will be plenty of labor going on around the Los Alamos Hilltopper football program.

    In their 2009 season opener Friday night, the Hilltoppers were thumped by the Class AAA St. Michael’s Horsemen. The Horsemen scored three times in the second half including on their first possession of the half following a Hilltopper fumble to pick up a 27-0 win at Sullivan Field.

    Friday’s win for the Horsemen was one of their most decisive in the long history between the two squads.

  • Cross country: Topper boys take...

    Things are still progressing about as expected for the Los Alamos Hilltopper cross country teams as evidenced by their first race of the season Saturday.

    The Hilltopper girls finished eighth at Saturday’s University of New Mexico Invitational meet Saturday while the Hilltopper boys took fourth place in team competition. The powerful Academy boys won Saturday’s team title and Academy’s girls finished second behind Chaparral, Colo.

  • Volleyball: LA wins a pair in...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team grabbed two match win and two pool play wins at its tournament in Moriarty.

    The Hilltoppers picked up victories over a pair of Class AAAA schools, Kirtland Central and host Moriarty Saturday at the Pinto Invitational.

    Los Alamos advanced in the tournament to the gold bracket of the Pinto Invitational by placing second in its four-team pool Friday. After a first round loss in pool play, Los Alamos downed Moriarty 3-0 and Kirtland Central 3-1 to wrap up the tournament.

  • UPDATE: Football, volleyball...

    The New Mexico High School Coaches Association released its first football and volleyball polls of the season Wednesday.

    The NMHSCA published the polls for the top 10 prep teams around the state.

    Both Los Alamos teams picked up votes in the weekly poll. Read today's Monitor to see how they fared!

  • Football: Hilltoppers open their...

    While the numbers around the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team are reasonably steady heading into this season, that is hardly the case for some of its nearby neighbors.

    Los Alamos, which opens its 2009 season Friday at home against old rival St. Michael’s, will suit up approximately 35 players for its home dates this season and will travel with around 32 players.

  • Cross country: Pittman, Walker...

    Runners from the Los Alamos Hilltopper cross country boys and girls teams took first place in both races at Saturday’s La Cueva scrimmage.

    Holly Walker of Los Alamos set the pace in Saturday’s girls race, winning the contest in 20 minutes, 16 seconds. Walker is returning for her senior season in 2009.

    Meanwhile, Senior Kyle Pittman earned the victory in the boys race Saturday with his time of 16:21. Pittman is the top returner for the Hilltopper boys and one of the top runners in the state.

  • Health and fitness: Bodybuilding...

    Returning Sept. 12 for its sixth year is the Southern Rockies Natural Bodybuilding and Figure Competition.

    Once again you can expect a bigger and better show.

    This year the competition will feature competitors from throughout New Mexico and from around the country.

    The level of competition is even greater than in past years. Each competitive group – men’s bodybuilding, women’s bodybuilding, women’s figure, and women’s fitness model – has several strong competitors and the judges may have their work cut out for them.