.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Sports

  • Baseball: LA shows signs of...

    Even though the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team dropped both ends of its doubleheader Saturday, there wasn’t a lot to complain about.“What a difference between Tuesday and Saturday,” Hilltopper manager Mike Gill said, referring to a season-opening pummeling the ‘Toppers took at the hands of Belen early last week. “We had 13 walks and eight errors (Tuesday) compared to three walks and four errors.”Los Alamos fell to Piedra Vista’s Panthers 10-0 in game one and 3-2 in 11 innings in the nightcap.

  • Softball: LA wins one, drops...

    It was a learning experience for the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team at this weekend’s Performance Auto Softball Challenge.This season’s squad, the youngest manager Randy Burditt has led in his eight years at the helm, dropped three of four at the tournament, which was played Friday and Saturday in Farmington.Los Alamos played a pair of games on Friday and another pair on Saturday.

  • Boys basketball: Toppers take on...

    It was one of the best total team efforts of the season, and it ended in a loss.That was the big story in the Jan. 15 game between the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and the St. Pius X Sartans, a nondistrict boys basketball contest played at Griffith Gymnasium.Those two teams square off again Wednesday morning, and this time the stakes are considerably higher.Los Alamos and St. Pius meet in the quarterfinals of the state Class AAAA tournament bright and early. Wednesday’s game is scheduled for 8 a.m.

  • 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.