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  • Girls track and field: Toppers...

    ALBUQUERQUE — To open the season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team got a chance to take a long, hard look at its newcomers.Several of Los Alamos’ competitors were off for Saturday’s Albuquerque Public Schools meet, many of them at a state choral event, many of the squad’s younger and less-experienced athletes got a chance to compete in their first varsity event at Wilson Stadium.And, in the estimation of Hilltopper head coach Paul Anderson, the youngsters performed well.“I think they’ll figure it o

  • Boys track and field: Five...

    ALBUQUERQUE — For the first meet of the season, things went pretty well, although there’s still plenty of room for improvement.At the season opener Saturday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team put five qualifiers into the state Class AAAA meet in four events.Saturday’s meet, which was held at Milne Stadium included several teams from around Albuquerque and northern New Mexico.

  • Boys basketball: LA advances...

    DEMING — A cool 18-of-18 from the free throw line nailed down a 63-54 Los Alamos victory at Deming High School Saturday, sending the Hilltoppers to the ‘elite 8’ next week in the Class AAAA State Basketball Tournament in Albuquerque.Twin guards Ben and Nik Allen dictated much of the game’s tempo and the inside play from 6-foot-9 Alex Kirk boosted the ’Toppers to a 15-point lead midway through the third period.Deming (12-18) whittled at that lead and pulled to within three points on three different occasions in that third period.

  • Girls basketball: Hilltoppers...

    At the time it might have seemed like a pull of the slot machine, but the Piedra Vista Panthers hit the jackpot.At the half, Piedra Vista Panther head coach Lee Marett decided to pack the paint on defense, even though the Los Alamos Hilltoppers seemed to have a good thing going from the outside in the first half.But the gamble worked big.

  • Boys basketball: LA takes on...

    Paul Maynes doesn’t sugar coat much.Maynes, head coach of the Deming Wildcats boys basketball team, didn’t care for what he read in the Los Alamos Monitor’s story about Hilltopper head coach Alan Kirk’s reaction to Los Alamos’ seeding in the upcoming Class AAAA tournament.“All these coaches knew they’d have to travel,” Maynes said. “It doesn’t matter what seed you got…I don’t pay attention to the seedings. That’s the way it is.

  • Boys track and field: Toppers...

    Those around the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team rarely get bogged down in details, least of all head coach Larry Baca.Baca’s philosophy, which has served him well for his previous 23 seasons as head coach, is to use the regular season meets as tune-ups for the district championship meet.Los Alamos will get that process started Saturday when it heads to the Albuquerque Public Schools meet. That meet will take place at Milne Stadium.“It’s just to see where we are,” Baca said of the season opener.

  • Girls track and field: LA opens...

    Filling out the event lineup shouldn’t be a problem for the Los Alamos girls track and field team this season.With 66 roster spots filled already and perhaps a couple more athletes on the way, Los Alamos should have just about everything covered.“We sort of know how many are coming out after basketball,” Los Alamos head coach Paul Anderson said. “It lets us do some things, and it lets the kids do some things.

  • Softball: Young LA team starts...

    It was a tournament to remember.“Last year, it was about 25 degrees and about 30 mile-per-hour winds,” Randy Burditt said. “I think it was the coldest I’ve ever been in Farmington.”Burditt, manager of the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team, can’t wait to get back to the Four Corners, however. He’s ready to get onto the field and see what his team can do this season.Los Alamos opens up its 2008 campaign Friday when it plays in the Piedra Vista Invitational.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers ready...

    January definitely wasn’t Piedra Vista’s month.It started off alright for the Panthers, edging out Capital 58-53 in Santa Fe. The rest of the month? Not so good.Piedra Vista dropped six straight in the month of January, a streak that continued through the first week of February before the Panthers were able to right the ship.On the other side of the floor for Friday’s Class AAAA girls basketball tournament first round game are the Los Alamos Hilltoppers, who haven’t lost since mid-January.

  • Health & fitness: Exercise...

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