Today's Sports

  • Volleyball: LA nabs district...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team didn’t want to make its road to a state playoff berth anymore of an uphill climb than it had already become.

    Los Alamos swept its match with Capital Saturday and grabbed the District 2AAAA regular season title with its 25-15, 25-22, 25-15 win. More importantly, the Hilltoppers guaranteed themselves a spot in the Class AAAA playoffs by virtue of the win.

  • Girls soccer: Toppers win,...

    BERNALILLO — Following Saturday’s game, it wouldn’t be much of a surprise if Amelia Weaver took up pitching.

    As Stephanie Oakes learned the hard way, Weaver has a pretty good curveball.

    Weaver, a junior for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team, bounced a goal by Oakes, the goalkeeper for the Aztec Tigers. That would be all the scoring in a 1-0 win for the Hilltoppers Saturday at the State Farm Insurance Complex.

  • Boys soccer: LA thumps Grants in...

    BERNALILLO — What a difference a day off makes.

    Only 48 hours after a lackluster performance against the Belen Eagles to open World Cup pool play, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team systematically dismantled the Grants Pirates Saturday at the state Class AAAA tournament.

    Los Alamos scored just three minutes into Saturday’s second pool play game and never looked back as it smashed Grants 6-1 to advance to this week’s AAAA playoff semifinals.

  • Cross country: Toppers thump...

    As it has been for the entire decade, Thursday's District 2AAAA cross country meet was a green-out.

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls teams crushed all comers at the 2AAAA championship meet, held at Caja del Rio in Santa Fe. The Hilltopper boys took four of the top five individual places and seven of the top nine to finish with just 18 points, while the Hilltopper girls swept all five top spots to finish with a picture-perfect 15 points.

  • 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.