Today's Sports

  • Football: LA defense scores...

    A win is a win, but there’s still a long way to go for the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team.

    In their second game of the season Friday night at Sullivan Field, the Hilltoppers jumped out to a 10-0 lead over the Santa Fe Demons, but things got hairy late in the second quarter.

  • Volleyball: Toppers take 3rd at...

    A couple of positives happened for the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team this weekend at the Zia Classic.

    Los Alamos finished third in the tournament, played in Roswell, by topping Lubbock (Texas) Christian in its final match Saturday afternoon 3-1 and Los Alamos got another good look at the top-ranked Goddard Rockets Saturday morning.

    The Rockets, the No. 2 team in the state according to the most recent coaches’ poll, took the Hilltoppers in three games in the tournament semifinals, winning the match 25-18, 25-23, 25-23.

  • Girls soccer: LA tops Rams,...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team split its final two contests of this weekend’s Albuquerque Academy Invitational tournament.

    Los Alamos played a pair of games Saturday at the tournament, hosted by the Academy Chargers. Friday afternoon’s scheduled game against Rio Rancho was postponed due to lightning less than a minute in.

  • UPDATE: Boys soccer falls in...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team lost a heartbreaker in the opening round of the Albuquerque Academy Invitational Thursday.

    Los Alamos' 1-0 double-overtime loss to Rio Rancho dropped it into the consolation bracket of the tournament. It faces Oñate today at 2:30 p.m.

    Read tonight's Monitor for more details.


  • Boys soccer: Toppers fall to...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team had some chances to win during regulation in the first round of the Albuquerque Academy Invitational Thursday, but couldn’t find the net.

    Late in the contest, the Rio Rancho Rams did.

    The Rams scored in the second sudden-death overtime period with only about three minutes remaining until a shootout, giving them a 1-0 lead Thursday in Albuquerque.

  • Girls soccer: Sandia Prep scores...

    Thursday’s game against Sandia Prep was the first time Los Alamos’ girls soccer team had hit the pitch in almost three weeks.

    The rust showed early.

    The Hilltoppers struggled in the first half Thursday’s game against the Class A-AAA Sandia Prep Sundevils, going down 2-0 in just about 10 minutes. Though Los Alamos was able to battle back to tie the score early in the second half, Sandia Prep rallied for two more goals to win 4-2.

  • UPDATE: Toppers take big leap in...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team made quite an impression on poll voters this week.

    The Hilltoppers made a big jump in the Class AAAA poll, which was released Wednesday night by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

    To find out where the Hilltoppers stack up in the classification, read tonight's Monitor.

  • UPDATE: LA boys soccer tops St....

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team came back from a long layoff to top the St. Michael's Horsemen Tuesday.

    While the Hilltoppers picked up a decisive victory, how did their 10 days off affect their quality of play? Read tonight's Monitor to find out more.


  • Cross country: JV, C team...

    Here are the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls junior varsity and C team cross country results from Saturday’s University of New Mexico Invitational. Places and team scores for the C team runs were not available.

    Girls JV

    Team scores

    1. Albuquerque Academy, 43; 2. La Cueva, 82; 3. Chaparral, Colo., 95; 4. Los Alamos, 107; 5. St. Pius X, 161; 6. Cibola, 174; 7. Volcano Vista, 194; 8. Sandia, 195; 9. Manzano, 205; 10. Rio Rancho, 228.

    Individual results

  • Baseball: Isotopes, Redbirds...

    The Albuquerque Isotopes will host the Memphis Redbirds in the first round of the Pacific Coast League playoffs starting Wednesday night.

    The Isotopes and the Redbirds (77-67) will face off at Isotopes Park for games 1 and 2 of the series.

    The best-of-five series shifts sites to Memphis’ AutoZone Park for the final three games Friday, Saturday (if necessary) and Sunday (if necessary.