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Today's Sports

  • Running: Romero is top finisher...

    Well over 200 participants took part in the 2009 Turkey Trot.

    The Turkey Trot was held Nov. 22. The annual race, which is sponsored by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was held on North Mesa.

    The 2.57-mile run was held as a benefit to LA Cares and CROP.

    The first finisher at the Turkey Trot this year was Alexander Romero, who finished the course in 14 minutes, 37 seconds, the only participant to break 15 minutes.

    Bill Crooks finished second in the race (15:19), followed by Daniel Romeron in third place (15:54).

  • Girls basketball: LA drops...

    JACONA — It was definitely the first game of the season for both the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and Pojoaque Elks Saturday afternoon.

    But the Elks, with their signature pressure defense, were able to hold on to a slim fourth quarter lead Saturday and take a 41-36 girls basketball victory at Ben Lujan Gymnasium.

    Despite fast, frenetic action on both sides of the court, the teams combined to hit just 23 field goals in the contest.

  • Boys basketball: Big second half...

    It was a loss that bugged the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team for some time.

    Last season, the Hilltoppers seemed to be well on their way to knocking off the Santa Fe Demons in an early season road contest. But things started to fall apart in the fourth quarter and the Demons mounted a strong comeback.

    Instead of picking up what might have been a big road victory, Los Alamos had to settle for a 67-62 loss.

  • Schedule for Nov. 30-Dec. 5

    Tuesday

    Boys basketball: Moriarty at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Girls basketball: LAMS at St. Michael’s, seventh-grade, 4 p.m.; eighth-grade, 5 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Wrestling: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Thursday

    Girls basketball: St. Michael’s at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.; LAMS at DeVargas Invite, TBA.

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at St. Michael’s, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

  • Hilltoppers blast Tigers to...

    ALBUQUERQUE — A quick scoring barrage late in the first half that carried over into the second half lifted the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team to the semifinals of the 2009 state playoffs.

    Los Alamos scored five goals in a 14-minute span Thursday to thump the Taos Tigers 7-0 Thursday at the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex.

    Hilltopper forward Amelia Weaver picked up four goals, three of them coming only a minute apart to start the second half, as the Hilltoppers rolled over a familiar opponent.

  • Girls basketball: LA will return...

    Heading into the start of the 2009-10 season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team has good reason to feel good about itself.

    And its opener could be a window into seeing how good the team might be.

    The Hilltoppers will open the season Saturday afternoon on the road when they face the Pojoaque Elks, the defending state Class AAA champions.

    With all but two players returning from last season’s team, Los Alamos thinks it should be ready to go right from the opening tip.

  • Football: Schleft earns district...

    Los Alamos senior Ryan Schelft earned a top honor for the 2009 football season.

    Schleft, a versatile threat coming out of the Hilltopper backfield, was named the Offensive Player of the Year for this season, District 2AAAA officials announced Wednesday.

    Schleft started the season at quarterback for the Hilltoppers but moved to running back full time in the second game of the season and became both a rushing and pass-catching threat.

  • The Next Level: McNiff&rsquo...

    Adams State College junior Ryan McNiff finished his junior year with a national cross country championship and an All-American nod.

    McNiff, formerly of Los Alamos, finished 29th in the NCAA Division II championship race Saturday. The D-II title race was held in Evansville, Ind.

    In the race, McNiff finished the 10-kilometer course in 32 minutes, 13.8 seconds, placing him 22nd among team scorers. It was McNiff’s third cross country All-American individual title.

  • 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.