Today's Sports

  • UPDATE: Boys soccer falls in...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team lost a heartbreaker in the opening round of the Albuquerque Academy Invitational Thursday.

    Los Alamos' 1-0 double-overtime loss to Rio Rancho dropped it into the consolation bracket of the tournament. It faces Oñate today at 2:30 p.m.

    Read tonight's Monitor for more details.


  • Boys soccer: Toppers fall to...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team had some chances to win during regulation in the first round of the Albuquerque Academy Invitational Thursday, but couldn’t find the net.

    Late in the contest, the Rio Rancho Rams did.

    The Rams scored in the second sudden-death overtime period with only about three minutes remaining until a shootout, giving them a 1-0 lead Thursday in Albuquerque.

  • Girls soccer: Sandia Prep scores...

    Thursday’s game against Sandia Prep was the first time Los Alamos’ girls soccer team had hit the pitch in almost three weeks.

    The rust showed early.

    The Hilltoppers struggled in the first half Thursday’s game against the Class A-AAA Sandia Prep Sundevils, going down 2-0 in just about 10 minutes. Though Los Alamos was able to battle back to tie the score early in the second half, Sandia Prep rallied for two more goals to win 4-2.

  • UPDATE: Toppers take big leap in...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team made quite an impression on poll voters this week.

    The Hilltoppers made a big jump in the Class AAAA poll, which was released Wednesday night by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

    To find out where the Hilltoppers stack up in the classification, read tonight's Monitor.

  • UPDATE: LA boys soccer tops St....

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team came back from a long layoff to top the St. Michael's Horsemen Tuesday.

    While the Hilltoppers picked up a decisive victory, how did their 10 days off affect their quality of play? Read tonight's Monitor to find out more.


  • Cross country: JV, C team...

    Here are the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls junior varsity and C team cross country results from Saturday’s University of New Mexico Invitational. Places and team scores for the C team runs were not available.

    Girls JV

    Team scores

    1. Albuquerque Academy, 43; 2. La Cueva, 82; 3. Chaparral, Colo., 95; 4. Los Alamos, 107; 5. St. Pius X, 161; 6. Cibola, 174; 7. Volcano Vista, 194; 8. Sandia, 195; 9. Manzano, 205; 10. Rio Rancho, 228.

    Individual results

  • Baseball: Isotopes, Redbirds...

    The Albuquerque Isotopes will host the Memphis Redbirds in the first round of the Pacific Coast League playoffs starting Wednesday night.

    The Isotopes and the Redbirds (77-67) will face off at Isotopes Park for games 1 and 2 of the series.

    The best-of-five series shifts sites to Memphis’ AutoZone Park for the final three games Friday, Saturday (if necessary) and Sunday (if necessary.

  • UPDATE: LA football falls in...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team dropped its season-opening contest Friday night at home to the St. Michael’s Horsemen.

    After jumping ahead 7-0 in the first half, the Horsemen scored twice in the third quarter to take full control of the game and win 27-0.

  • UPDATE: Volleyball team advances...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team took second in pool play in day one of the Pinto Invitational Friday.

    Los Alamos knocked off Estancia and Valencia in pool play but fell to pool champion Cibola.

  • Football: LA gets shut out in...

    Following the Labor Day weekend, there will be plenty of labor going on around the Los Alamos Hilltopper football program.

    In their 2009 season opener Friday night, the Hilltoppers were thumped by the Class AAA St. Michael’s Horsemen. The Horsemen scored three times in the second half including on their first possession of the half following a Hilltopper fumble to pick up a 27-0 win at Sullivan Field.

    Friday’s win for the Horsemen was one of their most decisive in the long history between the two squads.