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Today's Sports

  • Swimming and diving: Results...

    Here are Los Alamos' individual results from Saturday's St. Michael's Invitational:

    Girls

    Team results

    1. St. Michael's, 104; 2. Santa Fe, 102; 3. Los Alamos, 84; 4. Gallup, 48; 5. Santa Fe Prep, 42; 6. Los Lunas, 41; 6. (tie) Valley, 41; 8. Taos, 30; 9. Bosque, 21; 10. Del Norte, 12; 11. Desert Academy, 2.

    200 medley relay

    5. Los Alamos A (Taylor Montoya, Lauren Castro, Maria Musgrave, Chelsea McLean), 2:14.37; 15. Los Alamos B (Lisa Alexander, Roisin Langan, Elizabeth Brug, Julie Winkler), 2:45.75.

    200 freestyle

  • Boys basketball: Los Alamos, St...

    With only a little more than a week before the start of District 2AAAA boys basketball play, Los Alamos is going to get a chance to see how it really stacks up among the upper echelon schools of its size.

    Los Alamos will host St. Pius X tonight at Griffith Gymnasium. St. Pius, of course, was one of the members of 2AAAA before it was moved to District 5AAAA following the 2004-2005 school year.

    Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.

    St. Pius is the two-time defending Class AAAA champion and is one of the favorites for the title again this season.

  • Swimming and diving: LA girls...

    Even with almost all of its varsity swimmers taking the day off, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls still turned in respectable showings at Saturday's St. Michael's Invitational.

    Los Alamos' girls still made the top three in team competition at Saturday's meet. The boys team results weren't available at press time.

  • Wrestling: LA picks up third at...

    ALBUQUERQUE Despite being sidelined while recovering from an ankle injury suffered almost two weeks ago, team captain Kory Nelson was still doing what he could to fire his teammates up.

    In Saturdays final bout, Nelson casually reminded Los Alamos Hilltopper heavyweight wrestler Eric Carlson that if he scored a pin in his consolation final match-up with Albuquerque Academys Stephen Sagartz that the Hilltoppers would finish third in total team points.

    But no pressure, Nelson added just before Carlson went to check in at the scorers table.

  • Girls basketball: Hilltoppers...

    In the 2006-07 season, Los Alamos girls basketball team got to see the Espaola Valley Sundevils on several occasions.

    The Sundevils finished the season without a win, something that surprised Hilltopper head coach Gerry Washburn, who said of the Sundevils they were tougher than most wouldve anticipated.

    On Friday, the Hilltoppers got to see a team that might be in that same boat: the Farmington Scorpions. The Scorpions brought an 0-14 record into Griffith Gymnasium, but hung tough with the Hilltoppers throughout the early stages of the game.

  • Boys basketball: Pojoaque holds...

    The bragging rights for the 2007-08 season officially reside downhill.

    A big push in the second half by the visiting Pojoaque Elks, which included six 3-pointers, gave them the 72-65 victory over the homestanding Los Alamos Hilltopper boys varsity basketball team Saturday at Griffith Gym.

    Pojoaque scored 44 points in the second half to take the game between the two teams whose healthy rivalry has remained alive and well even after the Hilltoppers left Class AAA following the 1999-2000 season.

  • Health and fitness: Is chocolate...

    There has been a lot of publicity in recent months suggesting chocolate may have health benefits.

    Chocolate has been linked to cholesterol reduction and antioxidant benefits.

    Dark chocolate contains approximately eight times more antioxidants than that found in strawberries. Antioxidants counteract the effects of free radicals in the body.

  • Sports Update

    Tennis teams meeting today

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls tennis teams will hold an organizational meeting today.

    The meeting will be held at 4 p.m. in rooms A-4 and A-6 at Los Alamos High School.

    Any tennis players in grades 8-12 who are interested in playing for the Hilltoppers this season are strongly encouraged to attend.

    For more information, call girls coach Bruce Cottrell at 660-1440.

    YMCA hosting racquetball league

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is currently accepting registrations for its upcoming adult racquetball league.

  • Weekend sports: LA, Pojoaque...

    Play it again, Sam.

    Hilltopper head coach Alan Kirk said nothing would please him more than a packed house Saturday when the boys varsity basketball team meets Pojoaque in round two of a long standing rivalry.

    That game highlights a busy sports weekend for Los Alamos teams. The Hilltopper girls basketball team will entertain Farmington Friday night, the Topper swimming and diving teams will be in Santa Fe and the Topper wrestling team travels to Albuquerque Academy.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers...

    SANTA FE In less than one quarter, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls varsity basketball team very nearly made up for everything it failed to do in the previous three-plus quarters.

    Los Alamos had its worst offensive output of the season for the bulk of Wednesday nights game against the St. Michaels Horsemen, but because of a strong defensive effort, wasnt out of a ballgame in which it didnt reach double-digit scoring in any of the first three periods.