Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Girls soccer: LA posts its 7th 2...

    About the only question in the second half of Saturday’s Los Alamos-Taos girls soccer game was whether Taos’ Tigers would get a shot off before time expired.

    They didn’t. They didn’t even get particularly close to it.

    That’s been about par for the course throughout the District 2AAAA girls soccer season, however. Los Alamos topped Taos 6-0 Saturday at Sullivan Field to finish a perfect 7-0 on the district season.

  • Boys soccer: Toppers hold off...

    Playing for little more than to complete the stated goal of going undefeated in District 2AAAA, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team knocked off the Taos Tigers Saturday.

    Los Alamos picked up three first-half goals and hung on through a late Taos rally to win 3-2 Saturday at Sullivan Field.

    With the win, the Hilltoppers finished the 2AAAA season a spotless 7-0 (14-4 overall). A scheduled game a week earlier against Española Valley which was postponed due to weather won’t be made up — it would have had no meaningful impact on the district standings.

  • Football: LA picks up shutout...

    Early this season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team’s defense struggled to slow down opposing offenses.

    Friday, however, the Hilltoppers came up with the big plays when they were needed in pitching a shutout against the Farmington Scorpions.

    Los Alamos forced two turnovers and stopped Farmington on four fourth-down attempts in a 12-0 nondistrict win at Sullivan Field.