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Today's Sports

  • 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

  • Hockey: LA to take on Taos...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team will face the Taos Ice Tigers tonight at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink.Los Alamos won three of four games at last weekend's High School Showcase at the ice rink, losing only its final showcase game to Santa Fe.Tonight's game is scheduled for 8 p.m. and will be broacast live on KRSN AM 1490. Mike Wismer will call the action.

  • Swimming, wrestling are back in...

    Following a break from competition, both the Hilltopper swimming and wrestling teams will crank up again this weekend.

    The ’Topper grappling squad will visit Farmington’s Piedra Vista Invitational starting Friday, while the ’Topper swimming and diving team will travel to the Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational Saturday.

  • Ben Lujan Tournament schedule

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

    ThursdayWingate vs. Los Alamos, 2:30 p.m.Socorro vs. Dulce, 4 p.m.Mora vs. Marin Catholic, 5:30 p.m.Peñasco vs. Pojoaque, 8:15 p.m.

  • Boys basketball: Los Alamos and...

    After four long-distance games, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys varsity basketball team will be able to get to bed at a decent hour every night this weekend.The Hilltoppers, who have traveled to far-flung places such as Farmington, Belen and Silver City over the course of the last 12 days, will take part in the Ben Lujan Tournament starting Thursday in Pojoaque.The Hilltoppers will be in the premier game of the tournament Thursday when they take on the Wingate Bears at 2:30 p.m.

  • Boys, girls hoops squads showing...

    So far, Gerry Washburn’s crystal ball has been spot-on.Washburn, head coach of the Los Alamos Hilltopper varsity basketball team, thought his team might take its lumps during the early part of the season, but also that it should improve during that time.With Saturday’s loss at home — the game was originally scheduled for Highland High School in Albuquerque but was switched to Los Alamos when Highland rolled into town as Los Alamos was packing to leave Saturday afternoon — the Hilltoppers now stand at 4-3 with two outings awaiting them.

  • Santa Fe upends Los Alamos in...

    The Santa Fe Blue Jackets knocked off the Los Alamos Hilltoppers in the final game of the High School Showcase hockey exhibition Sunday, 5-3.The showcase, featuring eight teams from around the state which compete in the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League, started Friday night and concluded Sunday morning at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink.Los Alamos, which won its three pool play games, including a 4-1 victory over Santa Fe in the showcase’s opening game, traded goals with the Blue Jackets throughout the contest, until Santa Fe pulled away with a pa