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  • On Schedule 02-10-13

    Tuesday

    Boys basketball: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Girls basketball: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Thursday

    Boys basketball: St. Michael’s at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Friday

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Española Valley, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Swimming and diving: District 1 championship at Farmington, boys and girls, TBA.

    Tennis: Los Alamos at El Paso Invite, boys and girls, TBA.

    Saturday

    Wrestling: District 2 championship at Española Valley, 10 a.m.

    Girls basketball: Española Valley at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Swimming and diving: District 1 championship at Farmington, boys and girls, TBA.

    Tennis: Los Alamos at El Paso Invite, boys and girls, TBA.

  • Kirk leads ’Toppers to win on Senior Night

    It took a bit of time for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team to overcome an initial jolt served up by a markedly improved Bernalillo Spartans team, but Los Alamos bounced back to pick up the win Friday night.
    Los Alamos, which trounced Bernalillo in a Jan. 22 meeting on the road, quickly fell behind Friday against the Spartans, who started the contest dropping in 7 points before the Hilltoppers got on the board.
    Before the end of the first quarter, however, Los Alamos recovered. It would tie the score by the end of the quarter and would eventually pull away in the second half.
    Los Alamos won the contest 57-37 to get the second half of the District 2-4A season started on the right foot.
    Following Los Alamos’ 58-24 win at Bernalillo last month, the Spartans underwent a coaching change and have been playing better since that time.
    Friday night was Senior Night for the Hilltoppers and leading the comeback effort was senior Erin Kirk.
    Kirk had one of the most productive outings of her career, dropping in 21 points, far and away the best total of the night, and threw in 11 rebounds as well. Kirk hit 5 of 6 shots from the floor in the first half, accounting for 15 of Los Alamos’ 25 points at the break.

  • LA wrestlers hold raffle to aid former Las Vegas Robertson star

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team, spearheaded by senior Cory Geyer, held a raffle Saturday in conjunction with its Bryan Sanchez Memorial Invitational, to raise funds to help a former opponent.
    Proceeds from Saturday’s raffle went to help offset the costs of treatment for Daniel Martinez, one of only three five-time state champions in the history of New Mexico, who graduated in 2011 from Las Vegas Robertson, one of the teams taking part in Saturday’s tournament.
    Martinez, who was wrestling for New Mexico Highlands University, was diagnosed with lung cancer only about two weeks ago. He underwent surgery to remove a tumor recently.
    It was a shocking diagnosis for Martinez, the most successful member of one of the most successful wrestling families in the history of the state.
    Upon hearing the news, Geyer swiftly set up the raffle and found prize donors.
    Los Alamos had originally planned to sell 500 tickets, but those tickets sold out in just one day. The Hilltopper coaching staff printed four more sets of tickets, almost all of which were sold prior to Saturday’s tournament.
    In all, the raffle raised $2,000 for Martinez’s family.

  • LA grapplers finish 2nd at Sanchez Invite

    The season finale for the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team holds special significance for those around the program.
    Los Alamos hosted its Bryan Sanchez Memorial Invitational Saturday at Auxiliary Gymnasium. This was the fourth annual Bryan Sanchez Invitational, which is named after a former Hilltopper standout wrestler that died in a car accident on his 21st birthday in 2008.
    The highest award given out by the Hilltopper wrestling program, the Bryan Sanchez Award, was won this year by junior Brian Geyer. Rita Sanchez, Bryan’s mother and team mom of the program, gives the award to the wrestler she feels best exemplifies her son’s spirit.
    The Geyers have kept a close relationship with the Sanchez family and Brian became the second Geyer to win the award — it was given two years ago to his older brother, Cory.
    “I’m really amazed,” Brian Geyer said after receiving the award. “I always looked up to Bryan when I was a little kid, him and the rest of that team. It’s of great significance to me…Being picked by Ms. Sanchez as the guy that has the same characteristics as Bryan is a great honor for me.”

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  • Roundball roundup: Friday prep scores

     

    Boys Basketball

    Albuquerque Academy 29, Del Norte 25

    Albuquerque High 66, Highland 39

    Carlsbad 61, Artesia 57, OT

    Cibola 59, Rio Rancho 57

    Cleveland 60, Volcano Vista 57

    Cliff 94, Reserve 59

    Clovis 61, Hobbs 59

    Dexter 58, NMMI 22

    Dora 67, Tatum 52

    Evangel Christian 38, Santa Fe Waldorf School 35

    Hot Springs 53, Hatch Valley 43

    Las Cruces 63, Alamogordo 53

    Magdalena 63, Desert Academy 31

  • Today in History for February 9th
  • Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until Sunday morning

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST SUNDAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 1 TO 3 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET AND 3 TO 6 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET ESPECIALLY ACROSS SOUTHWEST AND WEST FACING SLOPES ABOVE 7500 FEET.

    * TIMING... SNOW PEAKING THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING THEN DIMINISHING LATER TONIGHT.

    * WINDS... BECOMING WEST 20 TO 30 WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH BY EARLY THIS AFTERNOON.

    * SNOW LEVELS... TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LOCATIONS.

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CREATE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES ACROSS THE REGION WITH SNOW COVERED AND ICY ROADS AND VISIBILITIES SUDDENLY DROPPING BELOW ONE MILE.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT VISIBILITIES WILL BE RESTRICTED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW.

  • 'Topper girls down Bernalillo by 20

    Los Alamos’ top senior shone bright on Senior Night at Griffith Gymnasium.

    Hilltopper Erin Kirk dropped in 21 points Friday in a District 2-4A girls basketball contest, leading Los Alamos to a big win. Kirk scored 15 points in the first half, helping the Hilltoppers overcome a slow start to win 57-37 over the Bernalillo Spartans.

    Los Alamos improves to 3-2 in District 2-4A play to start the second half the district season.

    Check Sunday’s Los Alamos Monitor for more information.

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