Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Track and field: JV results from...

    Here are Los Alamos’ results from the boys and girls junior varsity track and field meet held March 12 in Albuquerque.


    400 relay

    Los Alamos (Izzy Coons, Sarah Ziemba, Megan Kelley, Kayla Martinez), 1:02.12.

    100 hurdles

    Naomi DeLay, 20.81; Marlie Apperson, 22.71; Nicole Howze, 22.84.

    100 meters

    Kim Boerigter, 14.35; Jackie Cook, 15.56; McKenna Schoonover, 15.53; Grace Liu, 15.79; Samara Fellows, 15.94; Kaytlin Collier, 17.78; Keiko Tanski, 18.40; Sarah Ziemba, 18.47.

  • UPDATE: Softball postponed this...

    Los Alamos High School's athletic department announced this morning that today's softball games at Moriarty have been postponed.

    Los Alamos was scheduled to play a junior varsity and varsity game at Moriarty this afternoon, but the games have been postponed to April 29 due to Moriarty's poor field conditions.The Hilltoppers are scheduled to play at the Farmington Invitational starting Friday.

  • Gymnastics: Skurikhin wins pair...

    A quartet of Los Alamos School of Gymnastics’ Atomic Tumblers won gold medals in individual events at the level 4-6 compulsory state meet.

    The state compulsory meet was held in Belen Feb. 26-28.

    Sally Grindstaff, Luvina Lucero, Katya Skurikhin and Claire Garnett were all winners at the state meet, with Skurikhin winning a pair of events.

  • Boys tennis: Toppers win team...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team won its third straight Carlsbad Invitational this weekend.

    At the invitational, Los Alamos won five of the six singles flights and finished second in two of the three doubles flights to earn the team championship.

    Hilltopper head coach Giri Raichur said this season’s Carlsbad Invitational victory was particularly satisfying to him, feeling his team had the best outing he had seen from his top six individuals.

  • Baseball/softball:Today's...

    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball and softball games scheduled for today have been postponed.

    The Los Alamos teams were both scheduled to go on the road today, but both games wee called due to poor field conditions. The Hilltopper softball team was scheduled to play at Moriarty and the Los Alamos baseball team was slated to visit Santa Fe High this afternoon.

    Los Alamos High School’s athletic office said the softball game with Moriarty will be rescheduled for April 29. No date has been set for the baseball game.