Today's Sports

  • 'Topper girls soccer drops...

    The Los Alamos girls soccer team lost its opening day game Saturday at Sullivan Field to a tough opponent.

    Los Alamos couldn't get enough going offensively to counteract a couple of critical miscues in the back against the Farmington Scorpions. The Scorpions prevailed 3-1.

    Hailey Kelley scored two of the three goals for the Scorpions (1-0), one in each half, to key the victory.

    Los Alamos' only goal came midway through the second half when Sienna Ahlers chugged her way through the Farmington back line and went across the goal mouth for the first goal of the Hilltoppers' 2015 season.

    Los Alamos (0-1) plays at Bosque School Tuesday afternoon.

    More information on Saturday's contest will be in Wednesday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • On Schedule 8-23-15

    Football: St. Pius X at Los Alamos, junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.

    Girls Soccer: Los Alamos at Bosque, varsity, 3 p.m.

    Boys Soccer: Los Alamos at Bosque, varsity, 5 p.m.

    Girls Soccer: Moriarty at Los Alamos, varsity, 5 p.m.

    Boys Soccer: Moriarty at Los Alamos, junior varsity, 3 p.m.
    Football: Los Alamos at Pojoaque, varsity, 7 p.m.

    Boys Soccer: Clovis at Los Alamos, varsity, 9 a.m.

    Boys Soccer: TBD at Los Alamos, varsity, TBD

    Boys Soccer: Los Alamos at Santa Fe Prep, junior varsity, 1 p.m.

  • Game Commission to meet Thursday...

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Game Commission will meet Thursday in Santa Fe to consider numerous matters, including discussion of a new statewide fisheries management plan. The meeting will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Santa Fe Community College Jemez Rooms, 6401 Richards Ave., Santa Fe. Other agenda items include:
    Discussion of the development of a new easement to provide continued sportsmen access to State Trust Lands for the 2016-2017 hunting seasons.
    Final department proposals to the Bear and Cougar Rule based on based on public comment, harvest data, population status and other management needs.
    United States Fish and Wildlife Service appeal of the department’s denial of its request to release Mexican gray wolves.
    Presentation of the department’s 2017 operating budget and request for commission approval.
    The full agenda detailed agenda-item briefings and other information are available on the Department of Game and Fish website. Details of proposed rules and opportunities to comment about them also are available on the website, wildlife.state.nm.us.

  • Cross country teams putting in...

    For the last six years, the Los Alamos girls cross country team has won a state championship.
    For the last four years, the Los Alamos boys cross country team has won a state championship.
    If the girls are going to extend their streak, the same athletes who won it last year will need to step up again.
    All five girls who scored for Los Alamos at last year’s state championship, and the team’s seventh runner, return this year. Maddy Foley, Sophia Galvez, Zoe Hemez, Talia Dreicer, Nica Vasquez and Paulina Burnside are back in action. Those girls won the team’s title last year with 46 points, 12 ahead of Albuquerque Academy.
    The girls average time at state was 19 minutes, 53.98 seconds. co-head girls and boys coach Kathy Hipwood said, “some good young ones will be in the mix as well” this year.
    “I think as a team we want to win state again,” Dreicer said.
    “We want to keep our steak going,” Foley said.
    For the boys to extend their streak, some new faces will need to rise to challenge this year.
    The top-three runners from last year’s team — Greg Ahlers, Cameron Staples and Forrest White — all graduated. The team’s fourth, fifth and seventh runners, however, are all back and are seniors this year.

  • County asks for art center input

    Los Alamos County is inviting residents to complete a survey on what they feel are important characteristics for a community art center.
    Public feedback is being solicited to assist county staff in the Community Services Department with the development of a Request for Proposal for Art Center operations for next year.
    According to Los Alamos County, the department wants to gather public opinion on topics related to the Art Center, such as programs and class offerings that “should be offered across a wide variety of users.”
    Other considerations will include the art gallery and the gift shop.
    The deadline for comments is Aug. 28. Those wanting to give feedback can log onto the open forum page at losalamosnm.us. For additional information, call 662-8261.

  • NMSU’s Abdelkader among WAC’s...

    LAS CRUCES —Aggie midfielder Holly Abdelkader was named to the preseason All-Western Athletic Conference team for New Mexico State University.
    “This is definitely a really good feeling and I want to thank all my teammates and coaches for their support,” Abdelkader said. “I’ll try to use my experience of my freshman year and try to pass that on to my teammates. I just want this team to be successful and I have a feeling we’re going to have a great season ahead of us.”
    During her freshman year, Abdelkader played in all 22 matches for the Aggies, starting 12.
    She finished the season fifth on the team with two goals and tied for fourth on the squad with two assists and six points.
    The preseason women’s soccer poll and all-conference teams were announced last week following a coaches’ meeting at Texas-Rio Grande Valley.
    The coaches voted NMSU in a tie for sixth with the Rio Grande Valley, formerly Texas-Pan American, in the eight-team conference. The Aggies and UTRGV both earned 17 points, ahead of only Chicago State who finished in eighth with eight points.

  • Lobo volleyball to appear on...

    ALBUQUERQUE — The University of New Mexico volleyball team will finish off its opening weekend of the 2015 season in front of a national TV audience.
    The Lobos’ match at Ball State will be streamed on ESPN3. That match is set for Aug. 29.
    UNM now has two matches scheduled for a nation audience in 2015, with the Ball State match joining the Lobos’ Sept. 11 match versus USC on the PAC-12 Networks.
    “I’m excited to have another match nationally broadcast,” Lobo head coach Jeff Nelson said. “These types of games really help promote our program nationally.”
    The Ball State match is UNM’s first match to be produced for a national audience since the Lobos played San Diego State on the CBS Sports Network in early 2011.
    The Lobos open their season at the Ball State Invitational Aug. 28-29, taking Belmont and Albany on the first day of the tournament before facing Ball State on Saturday.
    UNM will host a fan appreciation night this Thursday, including a 6:30 p.m. Cherry & Silver exhibition match.

  • Fishing good in some spots

    Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using tubes, worms, salt craws, wooly buggers and zonkers for smallmouth bass. Fishing for walleye was slow to fair using deep diving crank baits, spinner night crawler rigs and minnows. Anglers fishing at night and using night crawlers and liver picked up a few catfish.
    Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 270 cubic feet per second (cfs). The river has reopened to fishing and other recreation but it is recommended that anglers practice catch and release through the contaminated area.
    Bluewater Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using stick baits, jerk baits and hot dogs for tiger muskies. Fishing was fair to good using hot dogs and liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species.
    Canjilon Lakes: Closed by the U.S. Forest service until further notice due to danger from falling trees.
    Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 861 cfs and 697 cfs respectively. Fishing slowed at both locations due to the high water.

  • Runners right on pace

    Tuesday’s Pace Race was held on the Pipeline “Gutbuster.”
    The best predictor of the night was Lauraine Maness with a seven-second error, followed by Jesse Woodroffe, nine seconds off, Laura Woodroffe, 10 seconds off, and Ryan Smeltzer, 11 seconds off.
    The fastest female and male on the one-mile course were Mariela Saenz (10 minutes, 53 seconds) and Jack Ammerman (11:26).
    The fastest male and female on the 3.2-mile course were Valerio Pinchetti (27:30) and Nikol Strother (28:05).
    Next Tuesday’s race will start and finish at LANL’s TA-16 (S-Site) on N.M. 501 at 6 p.m.

  • Gravity Games scheduled for...

    Bike jousting, races, whip offs, a brewer’s festival and more are all on tap for Angel Fire Resort’s annual Gravity Games.
    The games begin Sept. 4.
    The Labor Day weekend event is meant to bring together music, a mountainside brewfest featuring New Mexico brewers, scenic motorcycle riding and three days of mountain biking competition.
    All season pass holders (Gravity Pass Holders) will be entitled to free entry to this year’s Gravity Games.
    Tickets are available for purchase in Angel Fire Resort Bike Shop or at the Lift Ticket Office.
    Gravity Games Lift Tickets are required to participate in Saturday’s events only.
    For more information on the events, visit angelfireresort.com.