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  • 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.

  • Softball: Young LA team starts...

    It was a tournament to remember.“Last year, it was about 25 degrees and about 30 mile-per-hour winds,” Randy Burditt said. “I think it was the coldest I’ve ever been in Farmington.”Burditt, manager of the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team, can’t wait to get back to the Four Corners, however. He’s ready to get onto the field and see what his team can do this season.Los Alamos opens up its 2008 campaign Friday when it plays in the Piedra Vista Invitational.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers ready...

    January definitely wasn’t Piedra Vista’s month.It started off alright for the Panthers, edging out Capital 58-53 in Santa Fe. The rest of the month? Not so good.Piedra Vista dropped six straight in the month of January, a streak that continued through the first week of February before the Panthers were able to right the ship.On the other side of the floor for Friday’s Class AAAA girls basketball tournament first round game are the Los Alamos Hilltoppers, who haven’t lost since mid-January.

  • Health & fitness: Exercise...

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  • Baseball: Toppers fall 21-5 in...

    There was little doubt Tuesday’s baseball game was the first game of the season.Los Alamos struggled throughout Tuesday’s five-inning season opener at Bomber Field, falling behind 18-0 before finally pushing a run across in the bottom of the fourth against the visiting Belen Eagles.

  • Fencing: LAFC hosts its largest...

    Nearly 50 competitors took part in Saturday’s Los Alamos Fencing Club Team Tournament.The tournament, which was held at the Family YMCA of Los Alamos’ gymnasium, drew 11 epee teams and six foil teams from New Mexico and El Paso, Texas.“This is by far the biggest (team tournament) we’ve ever had,” said Tom Hill of the Los Alamos fencing club, one of the event organizers.Hill, along with teammates Ivar Martin and Dominic Peterson, helped the LAFC Pops epeeists to a second place finish in team competition.The Pops e

  • Basketball: LA boys have to...

    One coach was fairly neutral.