Today's Sports

  • Golf: LAGC opens up for the...

    It’s time to get back in the swing of things at Los Alamos Golf Course.

    The driving range and front nine at LAGC opened for business today, although a sketchy weather report for the next couple of days could put the brakes on the early season there.

    Longtime LAGC professional Donnie Torres said this morning things were generally shaping up well at the course, which is starting its 64th year of continuous operation.

    The golf course was opened in 1947 and is the oldest public course in the state.

  • Boys track and field: LA takes...

    Only a handful of athletes from the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team traveled to the Rio Rancho Invitational Monday.

    Los Alamos was originally scheduled to take part in the Rio Rancho meet Saturday, but the meet was postponed due to poor weather in the area. For several different reasons, Los Alamos elected to take just a few athletes down to the event.

  • UPDATE: Weather nixes Rio Rancho...

    Poor weather conditions in the Albuquerque metro area have put the kibosh on today's Rio Rancho Invitational track and field meet.

    The meet, which was scheduled to host as many as 15 boys and girls team, including teams from Los Alamos, has been postponed. Early reports said the meet could be rescheduled for Monday.

    Weather reports in the Albuquerque-Rio Rancho areas this morning were calling for snow showers, although the current storm is expected to clear out later today.

  • NCAA basketball: Saint Mary...

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Omar Samhan was an unstoppable Gael force.

    His career isn't over yet — and neither is Saint Mary's NCAA tournament run as the Gaels are improbably headed to the round of 16.

    Samhan played the game of his career on basketball's biggest stage, finishing with 32 points and seven rebounds to lead 10th-seeded Saint Mary's past Villanova 75-68 on Saturday and on to Houston for the South Regional's Sweet 16.

  • Boys golf: Toppers start spring...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team will open its spring season Monday in a tournament hosted by District 2AAAA foe Bernalillo.

    Los Alamos has six scheduled events for the spring season, including its home invitational slated for April 19.

    The Hilltoppers, who finished second at the 2AAAA tournament and failed to qualify for the Class AAAA state championship tournament in 2009, are still in need of three qualifying legs for state heading into their spring slate.

  • Softball: LA wins 1 out of 4...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team went 1-3 at the very tough Farmington Softball Invitational this weekend.

    Los Alamos lost twice to the Kirtland Central Broncos at the tournament, in its opening and concluding games of the tournament. It also fell to Farmington, the No. 2-ranked team in Class AAAA, but topped Shiprock in its second game late Friday afternoon.

    To open the tournament Friday, the Hilltoppers fell by one run to Kirtland Central, but bounced back to win their second game Friday, topping the Shiprock Chieftains 18-7.

  • Schedule for March 22-27


    Boys golf: Los Alamos at Bernalillo Invite, 9 a.m.


    Baseball: Los Alamos at Pojoaque, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Softball: West Las Vegas at Los Alamos, JV, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.


    Track and field: Los Alamos at Rio Rancho, boys and girls JV, 3:30 p.m.


    Girls tennis: Los Alamos at Quail Ridge Invite, varsity, TBA.

    Softball: Los Alamos JV Invite, TBA.


    Track and field: Los Alamos at APS Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

  • UPDATE: First polls released by...

    The New Mexico High School Coaches Association released its first baseball and softball polls of the season.

    Los Alamos' Hilltoppers garnered votes in both of Class AAAA polls.

    Meanwhile, Piedra Vista grabbed the top spots in both the baseball and softball polls, although Artesia actually earned more first-place votes than did Piedra Vista in baseball.

    For full poll results, read this afternoon's Monitor.

  • UPDATE: Kirk named Gatorade...

    Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball standout Alex Kirk was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in New Mexico for the 2009-10 season.

    The sports drink company made the announcement earlier today.

    Kirk, the leading scorer and rebounder in Class AAAA this season, becomes the third Hilltopper boys basketball player to receive such honor and the second Hilltopper athlete this academic year to be so named. Kyle Pittman was Gatorade's top cross country runner for 2009.

    Kirk helped take Los Alamos to the Class AAAA quarterfinals this past season.

  • Golf: Seniors champ won four...

    Former city golf champion and senior men’s golf champion Bernard Killoran died last month. He was 87.

    Killoran, a longtime member of the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association, which was founded by notable local athlete Lou Pierotti, lost his battle with cancer Feb. 5. During his years playing on the senior men’s tour, Killoran won four titles, which is still a tour record. The tour was founded in 1961.

    Killoran won the tour championship in 1972, 1985, 1986 and 1990. He and his son, Rick, also won 13 Los Alamos City Championships.