Today's Sports

  • Volleyball: Nichols signs to...

    Alex Nichols had never really considered a future in the military until she was approached by a recruiter.

    That recruiter just happened to be a volleyball coach.

    Nichols, a standout volleyball player at Los Alamos High School, signed her National Letter of Intent to play at the United State Air Force Preparatory in a ceremony Tuesday at Los Alamos High School’s Speech Theater.

    Nichols was a big part of the Hilltoppers’ recent successes, including the team’s 18-3 regular season mark in 2009.

  • Baseball: LA picks up first win...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team broke into the win column for the first time this season Tuesday on the road.

    Los Alamos broke open a tight ballgame Tuesday with a rally in the top of the third to top the Pojoaque Elks 12-4. Taking advantage of four Pojoaque errors in the third inning, Los Alamos pushed five runs across the plate en route to the victory.

  • Boys golf: Toppers take 3rd at...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team had a solid opening to its spring 2010 season Monday.

    The Hilltoppers finished in third place in the team standings at Monday’s Bernalillo Invitational. The tournament was played at Santa Ana Golf Course.

    Los Alamos shot 361 as a team, placing it in the top three Monday. Rio Rancho Cleveland won Monday’s team title and Bernalillo, Los Alamos District 2AAAA opponent and defending district champion, finished second in the team standings.

    In all, 11 teams took part in the tournament.

  • 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.