Today's Sports

  • Girls track and field: LA blasts...

    ALBUQUERQUE — More than a few around track and field in New Mexico consider the Richard Harper Invitational a good measuring stick for the state meet.

    If there’s any truth to that, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field should be in pretty good shape.

    The Hilltopper girls handed out another beat-down this weekend at the meet, held at Albuquerque Academy. They dominated the field, scoring 104.5 points, more than double their nearest competitor, Class 5A Highland, which finished with 49 points.

  • New coach wants to re-energize...

    Garett Williams has been around football for some time now.

    With stops at the prep, college and even pro level, Williams has seen football in all shapes and sizes.

    Now, he wants to cut his own niche.

    Williams was hired Thursday to take over the Los Alamos Hilltopper football program. He is replacing Bob Scott, who racked up a school record 124 wins in his

    20 seasons of guiding the Hilltoppers.

  • Trio of ’Toppers will...

    While Colorado has long been a favorite destination spot for tourists, it has seemingly become a favorite spot for Los Alamos High School standout athletes to participate in intercollegiate sports.

    In a ceremony Thursday afternoon at LAHS’ media center, three Hilltopper standout athletes were on hand to celebrate their signing of National Letters of Intent to continue their athletic careers in Colorado.

  • UPDATE: Williams named head...

    Los Alamos High School's athletic department announced today that it has hired Garett Williams as its new head football coach.

    Williams will replace Bob Scott, who retired shortly after the 2009 season. Scott won 124 games in his 20 years leading the program.

    Williams has assisted with the program for the past two seasons and is currently a seventh-grade science teacher at Los Alamos Middle School.

    For more information, read today's Monitor.

  • Softball: Toppers crush Jaguars...

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  • Boys tennis: Hilltoppers shut...

    If there had been any doubt as to the ultimate outcome of this season’s District 2AAAA boys tennis competition, Tuesday probably squelched that doubt for good.

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team crushed the Taos Tigers at home, sweeping all nine matches the team played and not losing a single set in the process.

    Los Alamos gave up just six games in Nos. 1-4 singles Tuesday and just four games in the three doubles contests to come away with a big 9-0 victory.

  • Girls tennis: LA tops Taos in...

    More years than not, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team is wary of its District 2AAAA counterparts from Taos. Usually with good reason.

    That was again apparent with the two teams’ dual meet Tuesday.

    The Hilltoppers came away with a 5-4 victory Tuesday at home, but the Tigers aren’t ready to concede anything to the Hilltoppers as the District 2AAAA tournament inches closer.

  • Golf: LA teams finish fourth at...

    Despite high winds at Monday’s tournament, Alicia Herrera still inched closer to qualifying for the girls Class AAAA state golf championship.

    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls teams played Monday at the Kirtland Central Invitational in Farmington. The tournament was played at the Riverview Golf Course.

    Wind conditions made for tough play Monday, with sustained winds blowing 40 miles per hour combined with plenty of gusts.

  • Track and field: LA earns four...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field teams picked up three first-place finishes in Monday’s Marilyn Sepulveda Meet of Champions, while a top Hilltopper distance runner was also a winner.

    Holly Walker, Alex Nichols and Chase Ealey were all winners at Monday’s girls meet, held at the University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex in Albuquerque.

    On the boys side, Hilltopper Kyle Pittman was also a big winner, taking top honors in the boys 1,600 meters.

  • Baseball: LA sweeps in big 2AAAA...

    After a big come-from-behind win in game one, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team didn’t want to slow its momentum heading into game two.

    Scoring seven runs in the home half of the first inning would keep that momentum going just fine.

    After a tight, contentious opener against the Española Valley Sundevils Saturday, Los Alamos thumped the Sundevils in the nightcap at Bomber Field. Los Alamos took the first game 11-10, then blasted the Sundevils in game two, 15-2.