Today's Sports

  • Hilltoppers lose high-scoring...

    There was no shortage of offense in Friday night’s football game between Los Alamos and Famington. The two teams combined for 13 touchdowns and 91 points.
    A lop-sided second quarter, however, helped Farmington pull away from Los Alamos and win the game, 65-26.
    The Scorpions also struck first in the contest. The ’Toppers put together an 11-play drive on their first possession, but the third penalty on the drive turned a second-and-short into a second-and-10 and the drive stalled.
    After Los Alamos laboriously moved the ball the down the field, Farmington only needed two big plays to score a touchdown and take a 6-0 lead.
    Los Alamos, however, answered right back.
    A 26-yard run by quarterback Nicholas Quartieri followed by an 18-yard run by Derek Salvege helped Los Alamos get into Farmington’s red zone. Quartieri then rolled out and, right before Farmington’s pressure got to him, threw a 22-yard strike to John Meyer for a touchdown. The ’Toppers missed the extra point, but the quarter ended with the two teams tied, 6-6.
    Turnovers and a kickoff returned for a touchdown helped Farmington take control of the game in the second quarter.
    A 29-yard pass followed by a 14-yard touchdown pass put Farmington up, 13-6.

  • Boys soccer falls to top-ranked...

    Shots were tough to come by Saturday in Los Alamos’ boys soccer game against Taos.
    The two teams only combined for seven shots in the first half and finished the game with 12 shots apiece.
    The Tigers, however, capitalized on the few chances they did get to win the game, 3-1.
    Los Alamos started the contest strong and scored almost immediately. Eric Burnside received a pass in the middle of the field and capitalized with a goal to put Los Alamos up, 1-0, just 47 seconds into the game.
    Geroge Steinkamp then headed a shot just over the crossbar.
    Later, in the sixth minute, DC Kim kicked the ball in the back of the net, but the goal was called off sides.
    Taos’ Aiden Cserhat then tied the game with a shot off of the side of his foot in the 15th minute. Cserhat is the state’s leading scorer with 32 goals in nine games.
    Tristen Roach made some big defensive plays to keep the score tied. He intercepted one pass and then, after a Taos forward got by Los Alamos’ goalie, raced back and cleared the ball over the bleachers to prevent a goal.
    At the other end, Authur Steinkamp tried scoring with a bicycle kick, but his shot went high. Cserhat then scored from about 30 yards out in the 37 minute to give Taos the lead.

  • Hilltopper girls finding their...

    The Los Alamos girls soccer team showed it’s continuing to improve Saturday against Taos.
    The Hilltopper girls scored their second-straight shutout to win the game, 3-0.
    “Everyone is figuring out her role on the team,” coach Jamie Van Winkle said. “We’re starting to build as a team.
    The ’Toppers scored in the first minute of the game. Los Alamos marched into Taos territory and earned a corner kick. Charlotte Leonard then received a pass and nailed a long shot to put Los Alamos up, 1-0.
    “That totally changes the entire attitude of the game,” captain Emily Hopkins said about scoring early. “We know we have the ability to beat the team.”
    Fifteen minutes later, Hopkins scored. Jordan Henson thought about shooting, but decided to pass the ball back to Hopkins instead. Hopkins then placed the ball in the side netting from 25 yards to the put the ’Toppers up, 2-0.
    “I’m starting to get more confident (shooting),” Hopkins said. “I think everyone is getting more confident.”
    Jaci Linn stopped one of Taos’ only opportunities in the half, racing back and booting the ball out of bounds before Taos could shoot.

  • Galvez leads ’Toppers with first...

    Los Alamos runners claimed the top-two spots at the Albuquerque Academy Invite to help the Hilltopper girls finish second as a team Friday.
    Sophia Galvez pulled away from the competition to win the race in 18 minutes, 38 seconds. Madison Foley finished second in the girls’ race, crossing the finish line in 19:00.
    Albuquerque Academy, however, won the 21-team race with 48 points. Los Alamos placed second with 75, followed by Volcano Vista (80), Cleveland (133), St. Pius (141), Eldorado (147), La Cueva (160), Gallup (178), Sandia (280) and Piedra Vista in 10th (306).
    Talia Dreicer also cracked into the top-10 for Los Alamos. Dreicer finished 10th in 19:32. Marin Kelly (28th, 20:42) and Nica Vasquez (34th, 21:00) rounded out Los Alamos’ team score.
    Sydney Schake (54th, 21:41) and Paulina Burnside (68th, 22:40) also ran in the varsity race.
    The Hilltopper boys, meanwhile, placed third out of 23 teams. Academy (52) also won the boys race, followed by Eldorado (109), Los Alamos (122), Cleveland (141), Pecos (148), Laguna Acoma (174), Volcano Vista (213), Miyamura (224), La Cueva (253) and Highland in 10th (351).

  • Football falls; girls soccer...

    There was no shortage of offense in Friday night's football game between Los Alamos and Famington. The two teams combined for 91 points. A lop-sided second quarter, however, helped Farmingtom pull away from Los Alamos and win the game, 65-26.

    Los Alamos scored at the end of the first quarter to tie the game, 6-6. Farmington, however, scored the next four touchdowns to take control of the game. The 'Toppers kept fighting and found the end zone three times after that, but they weren't able to close the gap.

    Girls Soccer

    Los Alamos' girls soccer team scored just 50 seconds into its contest against Taos on Saturday and went on to win the game, 3-0. Los Alamos out-shot the Lady Tigers 39-5 in the game.

    Boys soccer

    Los Alamos' boys soccer team also scored in the first minute of its game with Taos Saturday. The Tigers, however, responded with three goals after that to beat the 'Toppers, 3-1.

    See Wednesday's edition of the Los Alamos Monitor for the complete stories.

  • Game of the week, Sept. 28 - Oct...

    Los Alamos’ volleyball team has played well so far this season. On Wednesday, when Capital comes to town, the games will start to mean more as the Hilltoppers jump into their District 2-5A schedule. Los Alamos and Española Valley are expected to compete for the district title, but every district contest will be important.
    On Thursday, Los Alamos will host Albuquerque Academy, as well. The Chargers are 6-3, which includes a 3-1 win over Española Valley.
    The varsity contests will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m.

  • ULLR Fest coming up Saturday

    As leaves change at Pajarito Mountain, the resort is getting ready to hold its annual Ullr Fest, named after the Norse god of snow. The festival will take place next Saturday, Oct. 3.
    The popular fall event will feature a New Mexico brewer’s festival with more than a dozen local craft beers and live music by the Jimmy Stadler Band. There will also be a disc golf tournament at Camp May, a costume contest and kids activities.
    The brewer’s festival will take place from noon-5 p.m. and the band will play from 2-5 p.m.
    Atomic City Transit will also be providing a free shuttle up to the event, leaving from Sullivan Field every half hour, from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
    On Saturday and Sunday, Pajarito will also offer lift-accessed hiking and mountain biking. The lifts will spin from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Lift-accessed hiking and biking will also take place Oct. 10-11 and Oct. 17-18 before the mountain switches gears to get ready for ski season.
    Pajarito is also offering discounted season passes for the upcoming winter until Oct. 4.

  • On Schedule 9-28-15

    Football: Hope Christian at Los Alamos, junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.

    Girls Soccer: Robertson at Los Alamos, varsity, 6 p.m.; junior varsity 4 p.m.

    Golf: Los Alamos at APS Ladera Invite, varsity, 8 a.m.

    Volleyball: Capital at Los Alamos, varsity, 6:30 p.m.; junior varsity 5 p.m.; C-team 4 p.m.

    Boys Soccer: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, varsity, 4 p.m.; junior varsity 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: Los Alamos at Taos, middle school, 4 p.m.

    Cross Country: Los Alamos at Desert Ridge, middle school, 3 p.m.

    Volleyball: Albuquerque Academy at Los Alamos, varsity, 6:30 p.m.; junior varsity 5 p.m.; C-team 4 p.m.

    Football: Los Alamos at Española Valley, middle school, 4 p.m.

    Girls Soccer: Los Alamos at West Las Vegas, junior varsity 4 p.m.

    Football: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, varsity, 7 p.m.

    Girls Soccer: Highland at Los Alamos, varsity, 6 p.m.

    Girls Soccer: Los Alamos at La Cueva, junior varsity 4 p.m.

    Girls Soccer: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Boys Soccer: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, varsity, 6 p.m.

  • Lobos open C-USA with tough test

    ALBUQUERQUE — The University of New Mexico men’s soccer team opens Conference USA play this weekend with a very difficult test at the South Carolina Gamecocks, who are coming off a 3-1 win over No. 8 Elon Tuesday night. If that doesn’t grab the attention of the newly minted No. 7 Lobos, who are on a five-match winning streak, it should.
    “They’re a good team with some real capable players,” UNM head coach Jeremy Fishbein said about the Gamecocks. “I sure hope they come out and play us and want to go toe-to-toe. That’s what we look for. We want a game where we can get at them and commit numbers to the attack, and so does the opponent. That’s what makes for an entertaining game.”
    Each of UNM’s five wins this season has come by a single goal, so while the Lobos aren’t blowing teams out, they are stepping up and playing well at the right times.
    “Little moments dictate outcomes,” Fishbein said. “I feel good about (the team) because we’ve carried play at important times. ... And five of our seven opponents have been in the top 25 when we’ve played them. So we’ve played, and played well against, top teams.”

  • Local golfers defend home turf...

    The Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association held its annual championship at the Los Alamos Golf Course earlier this month.
    Ninety-six golfers from New Mexico and Colorado showed up to compete, but Los Alamos golfers stepped up and defended their home turf in the event.
    Local golfers won four of the six flights and finished second in the other two.
    The championship differed from most of the other NNMSMGA events. The golfers usually compete two days in a row, but at different golf courses with stand-alone scores.
    For the championship, they played the Los Alamos Golf Course on Sept. 9-10, and then combined their scores from both rounds to determine the winners.
    Local Bruce Norman won the championship flight, and nobody even came close to his two-day 145 gross score.
    On the first day of the competition, Norman shot a 68 — the lowest round any golfer has shot on the tour this year. The 68 was also six shots lower than any other golfer managed on the first day.
    Santa Fe’s Rob Schneider gained two strokes on Norman with a 75 on the second day, but Norman still won the title by four shots with a 145.