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Today's Sports

  • Boys basketball: Toppers meet...

    While it won’t have to be concerned with Elks, the Los Alamos boys varsity basketball team may have to watch out for aliens.Los Alamos will play in its second consecutive tournament this week. The Poe Corn Invitational starts Thursday, co-hosted by Roswell and Goddard High Schools.The tournament has been striving to become more of a tournament for Class AAAA competition, and seven of the eight teams are AAAA New Mexico schools. The only interloper is Catalina, a team from Tucson, Ariz.The Hilltoppers start the tournament at 6 p.m.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers pick...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls varsity basketball team bounced back nicely from a first-round loss to the El Paso Hanks Knights at the Memorial Medical Center Holiday Hoop-la.In the consolation bracket of the tournament, Los Alamos knocked off El Paso Andress 51-37 Friday, then followed that up with a 56-47 win over Socorro, Texas Saturday to take fifth place in the tournament.The tournament, which included four teams from New Mexico and four others from the El Paso area, was played at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces.Los Alamos dropped its Thursd

  • Girls basketball: LA falls to...

    Gerry Washburn liked most of what he saw out of his team in Thursday’s game, except, perhaps, the final score.Washburn, the head coach of the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls varsity basketball team, said his troops were able to crack El Paso Hanks’ defense early in the ballgame, forcing them to switch tactics.

  • Girls basketball: LA travels...

    With blowing snow and cold in northern New Mexico, a trip to Las Cruces for the holidays is coming at a good time for the Hilltoppers.The Hilltopper girls varsity basketball team is heading south for a three-day tournament at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces. They are taking part in the Memorial Medical Center Holiday Hoop-la.The Pan American Center is the home floor of New Mexico State University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams.

  • Cross country: Pittman named to...

    Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country runner Kyle Pittman added to the list of honors the team has received for its stellar 2007 season.Pittman, who ran for the national runner-up Los Alamos squad, was named to the sophomore All-American Team by The Harrier magazine, a national track and cross country publication.Pittman was an instrumental part of the Hilltopper squad that upset Albuquerque Academy at the state cross country meet Nov.

  • Wrestling: Toppers get tough...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper varsity wrestling squad got some rough first-round draws Friday in the Piedra Vista Invitational.Kory Nelson, Zak Wilde and Eric Carlson all drew seeded wrestlers to open the tournament Friday in Farmington and all three fell in tough bouts.All four of the Hilltoppers in varsity competition were still alive heading into day two of the tournament Saturday.

  • Boys basketball: Pojoaque upends...

    JACONA — The two Ben Lujan Tournament semifinal teams wanted Friday’s game badly.However, in more than one spot in the game it looked like neither wanted the game at all.In the semifinal game, played at Ben Lujan Gymnasium, the Hilltoppers opened an 8-point halftime lead but lost that lead by the end of the third quarter.In the fourth quarter, the Pojoaque Elks grabbed the lead and threatened to pull away several times, but shot just 3-for-10 from the free throw line in the final period, keeping the Hilltoppers in the game.Alex Ki

  • SPORTS UPDATE: Saturday's...

    Here is a summary of Saturday’s Los Alamos Hilltopper sports. More information on the Hilltoppers will appear later this week in the Monitor.

     

    Girls basketball

    At Griffith Gymnasium Saturday, the Hilltopper girls varsity basketball squad hung with the visiting Kirtland Central Broncos through three quarters, but the Broncos pulled away in the final period to win 50-39.

  • Ben Lujan Tournament schedule

    Here is the scheduled for the Ben Lujan Tournament. All games will be played at Ben Lujan Gymnasium in Jacona.

  • Boys basketball: Toppers advance...

    JACONA — In the first round of the Ben Lujan Invitational Tournament, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys varsity basketball team used the bookend quarters quite nicely.The Hilltoppers outscored the Wingate Bears by 29 points in the first and fourth quarters, while cruising in the middle quarters to upend the Bears 78-48 and advance to tonight’s tournament semifinal.Thursday afternoon’s contest, held at Ben Lujan Gymnasium on the Pojoaque High School campus, was a wild, run-and-gun affair with the Bears barely stopping to take a breath the entire game