Today's Sports

  • Girls soccer: Chitanvis scores...

    BERNALILLO — Historically, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team has done some of its finest work in the postseason.

    Thursday’s game was no exception.

    To open the Class AAAA tournament, the Hilltoppers picked up an impressive win over the Del Norte Knights at the State Farm Soccer Complex and are just a win away from a trip to next week’s state semifinal round.

    Los Alamos scored three unanswered goals, two coming in quick succession just before halftime to knock off the sixth-seeded Del Norte Knights 4-1.

  • Boys soccer: Eagles take...

    BERNALILLO — Most years, a two-seed at the state playoffs won’t have a tremendous amount of trouble with an 11-seed.

    But if Thursday’s boys soccer contest was any indication, this isn’t going to be most years.

    The Belen Eagles gave the Los Alamos Hilltoppers everything they could handle Thursday in the opening game of the Class AAAA World Cup round. The Eagles broke a scoreless tie with a 48th minute goal and got their defense settled in to protect it.

  • Football: LA comes back from...

    A lot of people were relieved when the red digital clock at Sullivan Field finally hit all zeroes, but none more than Bob Scott.

    “We’re just happy to win and get this game over with,” said Scott, the head coach of the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team after his squad’s 24-22 nail-biting win over the Bernalillo Spartans. “Maybe now we can settle down and get back to business.”

  • Volleyball: LA tops Spartans in...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team made light work of the visiting Bernalillo Spartans Saturday night.

    The Hilltoppers picked up a pair of quick victories in the opening two games, then held on in game three of Saturday’s District 2AAAA match at Griffith Gymnasium to pick up the sweep.

    The 25-15, 25-9, 25-16 win upped the Hilltoppers’ district mark to 6-0, which clinched the district-runner up spot for the squad with just two matches remaining in the regular season.

  • Girls cross country: Reader caps...

    At this point in the season, even under the best of conditions, few cross country runners are feeling their best.

    But even before the long, grueling season began to take its toll, Megan Reader was having to deal with injury.

    Reader has struggled with an Achilles tendon injury since the preseason. While the worst inflammation in the tendon comes and goes, there haven’t been many races this season where it’s been feeling well.

    That’s something she said she’s just had to learn to get used to in 2008.

  • Boys cross country: Gilna wins...

    How good are the Albuquerque Academy Chargers?

    Curtis Beach, arguably the best all-around prep athlete in the state of New Mexico, was only the sixth-best runner on their team at Friday’s Los Alamos Invitational cross country meet.

    The Chargers put on an impressive performance Friday in taking top honors in the Los Alamos Invitational boys race, the final meet of the regular season for the 11 full teams involved. The meet was held at Los Alamos Golf Course.

  • Gymnastics: Lucero grabs top all...

    Los Alamos School of Gymnastics opened its competitive season at home, hosting its annual Columbus Invitational meet Saturday.

    In all, 51 level 3 and level 4 gymnasts competed in the morning session, including teams from  Albuquerque, Los Lunas and Taos, as well as LASG’s Atomic Tumblers.

    For the Atomic Tumblers, Luvina Lucero scored a 35.15 to win the 12-14 year old age division in level 4 competition. It was the highest all-around score recorded on the day.

  • Girls golf: LA grabs first state...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team earned its first leg of the season at Monday’s St. Pius X Invitational.

    Los Alamos finished third at Monday’s tournament, which was played at Isleta Eagle Golf Course near Albuquerque.

    The Hilltoppers finished third in team standings, posting their lowest team score of the fall, a 395.

    Miranda Olinger had the low score of the day for Los Alamos, shooting a 91. That put her three shots ahead of teammate Tiffany Nasise.

    Also for Los Alamos, freshman Miquela Baca posted a career-low 99 Monday.

  • Sports schedule Oct. 20-25


    Girls golf: Los Alamos at St. Pius X Invite, 9 a.m.

    Football: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, C team 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Spirit Cup Tourney, JV TBA.


    Boys soccer: La Cueva at Los Alamos, varsity 4:30 p.m., JV 4 p.m., C team, 4 p.m; Los Alamos at Spirit Cup Tourney, JV TBA.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at La Cueva, varsity, JV 4:30 p.m.

    Girls basketball: Alameda at LAMS, seventh-grade, 4 p.m.; eighth-grade, 5:30 p.m.


    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Spirit Cup Tourney, JV TBA.

  • Volleyball: Toppers sweep Tigers...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team took another step toward the district championship Saturday at Taos.

    After getting warmed up in the first game, Los Alamos cruised to a 3-0 sweep at Taos to stay on the inside track to the District 2AAAA title.

    The Hilltoppers, who rarely fire out of the gate, held on in game one for a 25-21 win over the Tigers, then cruised to wins in games two and three, 25-11, 25-12. They got a solid overall team effort minus the help of two starters, Sara Scott and Jessica Stokes.