Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • UPDATE: LA football falls in...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team dropped its season-opening contest Friday night at home to the St. Michael’s Horsemen.

    After jumping ahead 7-0 in the first half, the Horsemen scored twice in the third quarter to take full control of the game and win 27-0.

  • UPDATE: Volleyball team advances...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team took second in pool play in day one of the Pinto Invitational Friday.

    Los Alamos knocked off Estancia and Valencia in pool play but fell to pool champion Cibola.

  • Football: LA gets shut out in...

    Following the Labor Day weekend, there will be plenty of labor going on around the Los Alamos Hilltopper football program.

    In their 2009 season opener Friday night, the Hilltoppers were thumped by the Class AAA St. Michael’s Horsemen. The Horsemen scored three times in the second half including on their first possession of the half following a Hilltopper fumble to pick up a 27-0 win at Sullivan Field.

    Friday’s win for the Horsemen was one of their most decisive in the long history between the two squads.

  • Cross country: Topper boys take...

    Things are still progressing about as expected for the Los Alamos Hilltopper cross country teams as evidenced by their first race of the season Saturday.

    The Hilltopper girls finished eighth at Saturday’s University of New Mexico Invitational meet Saturday while the Hilltopper boys took fourth place in team competition. The powerful Academy boys won Saturday’s team title and Academy’s girls finished second behind Chaparral, Colo.

  • Volleyball: LA wins a pair in...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team grabbed two match win and two pool play wins at its tournament in Moriarty.

    The Hilltoppers picked up victories over a pair of Class AAAA schools, Kirtland Central and host Moriarty Saturday at the Pinto Invitational.

    Los Alamos advanced in the tournament to the gold bracket of the Pinto Invitational by placing second in its four-team pool Friday. After a first round loss in pool play, Los Alamos downed Moriarty 3-0 and Kirtland Central 3-1 to wrap up the tournament.