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  • Soccer game times announced

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team has its Class 4A state tournament quarterfinal game scheduled for 10:45 a.m. Thursday.
    Both the Hilltopper boys and girls will play in the quarterfinal round of the tournament at the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex.
    Los Alamos’ boys will play at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. They will face off against Los Lunas in that contest, while the Hilltopper girls will play Piedra Vista.
    The winners of Thursday’s games will advance to the state semifinals Friday.
    More information on the soccer tournaments will be in Wednesday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Aggies drop Western, 98-49

    LAS CRUCES — The New Mexico State University Aggie men’s basketball team rolled to a 98-49 win over Western New Mexico in its lone exhibition game of the 2012-13 preseason Monday.
    The Aggies had five players in double-figures with senior forward Tyrone Watson and sophomore guard Daniel Mullings providing 13 points each. Senior forward Bandja Sy added 12 points, junior center Tshilidzi Nephawe chipped in 11 and redshirt freshman guard Eric Weary had 10.
    NMSU utilized its size advantage for a 20-rebound edge on the boards, 46-26, and Sy grabbed a game-high seven rebounds.
    The Aggies shot the ball well and recorded a 57.1 field goal percentage (36-of-63) and 45.5 3-point percentage (10-of-22).
    The Aggies built a 52-27 halftime lead behind a balanced offense.
    Sy led all scorers after the first half with 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting. Watson added nine points on a 4-of-4 performance from the field.
    NMSU opens the regular season at Oregon State Sunday. That game will be broadcast on ESPNU.

  • Kirk has big night in exhibition contest vs. NMHU

    Former Los Alamos Hilltopper Alex Kirk had a big night for the University of New Mexico Lobo men’s basketball team Monday night.
    Kirk had 16 points coming off the bench for the Lobos in their 92-70 exhibition win over the New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys.
    Kirk hit 4 of 10 shots from the floor and went a perfect 8-for-8 from the foul line, along with adding three steals and a pair of blocked shots in 21 minutes.
    Monday’s exhibition contest was the first action for Kirk since the 2010-11 season. He sat out the entire 2011-12 season after undergoing back surgery in the offseason.
    “It felt really good,” Kirk said of his return. “Definitely the first few minutes I was really nervous. I had flashbacks of that Detroit game my freshman year of me running up and down the court not knowing where I was going. Once I got the flow, I felt really good and felt my condition come in with me and got a little bit of a second wind in me and it felt really good.”
    Kirk also hurt his ankle during the preseason and had to sit out the Lobos’ exhibition contest over Victory University Oct. 31.

  • LA is top seed in district tournament

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team will host the District 2-4A tournament championship game Saturday night.
    The district tournament, which started Monday night, will feature all five 2-4A teams. The winner of Thursday’s semifinal match will face the Hilltoppers Saturday at Griffith Gymnasium.
    Los Alamos (14-6) earned the top seed in the tournament by going 7-1 during the regular season.
    Along with earning the top seed, Los Alamos also picked up an automatic bid to next week’s state tournament.
    The winner of the Class 4A district tournaments around the state, if they differ from the regular season district champ, will also advance to state. The state tournament starts Nov. 15.
    Los Alamos closed out its regular season with a 3-0 victory Thursday night at St. Michael’s.
    It was the Hilltoppers’ eighth consecutive victory. They have not lost a match since Oct. 6.
    In that match, the Hilltoppers, who won by scores of 25-19, 25-13, 25-13 over the struggling Horsemen (6-14), Erin Kirk once again led the way with 15 spike kills. Sam Fenner finished with 11 spike kills as the Hilltopers hit with 41 percent efficiency Thursday.

  • LAMonitor.com opens access for election coverage

    LAMonitor.com will be live and access will be free throughout the evening with the latest in election results for all the local, state and national races. The Los Alamos Monitor news team will then produce a complete election wrap up for Wednesday’s edition that will be a Total Market Circulation to most households in the county.

  • Raw: Jersey Shore Town Casts Votes in Winnebago

    Voters in one New Jersey shore community cast ballots in a mobile polling station dubbed the "vote-a-bago" just one week after Superstorm Sandy devastated the towns and cities along the state's coastline.

  • Santa Fe boy stabs mom over Playstation

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy is facing charges after police say he stabbed his mom when she told him to stop playing PlayStation video games and clean his room.

    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the boy was arrested Sunday and faces a number of charges, including aggravated battery against a household member with a deadly weapon. Police said he stabbed his mother in the leg and threatened his younger siblings.

    The mother told police that her son is bipolar and had broken all the windows of her 2005 blue Dodge Durango, where she and her four young children had sought safety.

    Police said the mother was transported to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center for treatment.

    It was unclear if the boy had an attorney.

  • Raw: NH Residents Cast First Election Day Votes
  • Control of NM statehouse up for grabs


    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A costly fight for control of the Legislature comes to an end Tuesday as voters decide whether Republicans will gain a majority in the House for the first time in nearly 60 years and top Democratic Senate leaders can survive efforts by GOP Gov. Susana Martinez to oust them.

    The first-term governor, who wasn't up for re-election this year, used her political popularity and fundraising muscle to aid Republican candidates across the state and potentially transform legislative elections into a referendum on her policies, including a proposal to stop New Mexico from issuing driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.

    Victories for governor-backed candidates could give Martinez more GOP support in the Legislature and possible clout in pressuring Democrats in the House and Senate to agree to her legislative agenda.

    GOP and Democratic-leaning political action committees have dumped more than $3 million into the general election campaign, an unprecedented amount for legislative races in New Mexico.

  • Today in History for November 6th