Today's Sports

  • Golf superintendent receives...

    LAWRENCE, Kansas— Matthew Allen, golf course superintendent at Los Alamos Golf Course, has earned the title of Certified Golf Course Superintendent (CGCS) by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), a top designation currently held by only about 1,500 golf course superintendents worldwide.
    Allen, an 11-year GCSAA member, has been the superintendent at Los Alamos Golf Course since 2014.
    “This certification program requires the highest set of competencies in golf course management through testing and practical application, and we are proud of the Association’s Class A members who have advanced to earn this highest level of professional recognition as a certified golf course superintendent,” said Rhett Evans, GCSAA chief executive officer. “We congratulate Matthew on his accomplishment.”
    To qualify for GCSAA’s top certification, a candidate must have at least three years’ experience as a golf course superintendent, be currently employed in that capacity and meet post-secondary educational requirements and/or continuing education points.

  • Los Alamos girls soccer team...

    The Los Alamos girls soccer team took on two tough opponents Tuesday in Albuquerque — the Bosque Bobcats and a bright sun that made the temperature reach into the 90s.
    “We played phenomenal with the weather conditions — the heat itself took a lot out of the girls,” Los Alamos head coach Gary Ahlers said.
    After 80 minutes in the heat, the game was tied 1-1 and headed into overtime.
    “The girls dug deep and really put the pressure on (Bosque in overtime),” Ahlers said.
    Unfortunately for Los Alamos, it was unable to find the go-ahead goal after another 20 minutes of action and the game ended in a 1-1 tie.
    “I think we dominated the game, we just couldn’t finish,” Ahlers said.
    Los Alamos outshot Bosque in the contest. Los Alamos had 16 shots in the game, eight of which were on goal. Bosque, meanwhile, had six shots on goal.
    Bosque, however, scored first. A pass to the middle of the field followed by a quick shot from about 20 yards out put the Bobcats up, 1-0.
    In the second half, Los Alamos found the equalizer. Claire Ticknor stole a pass and took it in by herself. From about 25 yards out, Ticknor fired a shot that found the upper right-hand corner of the net for a goal.
    “It was a very nice shot,” Ahlers said.

  • Los Alamos opens season with tie...

    The Los Alamos boys soccer team stepped on the field for its first game of the season Tuesday in Albuquerque. Los Alamos squared off with Bosque Prep School, but after 100 minutes of action the game ended in a 2-2 tie.
    “It was an outstanding game — very well played by both teams and a lot of fun,” Los Alamos’ new head coach Ron Blue said. “For our first game against a very strong opponent, I thought we played well.”
    Los Alamos struck first in the game.
    Joe Singleton beat several Bosque players to get the ball deep into Bobcat territory. Singleton then passed the ball to DC Kim who scored to put Los Alamos up, 1-0.
    “It was a great pass and a beautiful finish,” Blue said.
    In the second half, Bosque tied the game with a shot that found the left corner of the net. “Unfortunately it was a lapse on our side,” Blue said.
    In the second half, Bosque tied the game with a shot that found the left corner of the net. “Unfortunately it was a lapse on our side,” Blue said.
    Los Alamos took the lead back.
    Andreas Runde got fouled just outside of the box. On the ensuing free kick, he placed the ball near the goal and Alex Csanadi headed it in for the score.
    “We had two very nice goals,” Blue said.

  • Senior-led volleyball team has...

    With seven seniors and a lot of height, including a 6-foot tall junior transfer, Los Alamos’ volleyball team has high hopes for its upcoming season.
    “We have a lot of heart and drive to win and a lot of seniors — it’s our do-or-die year,” Brianna Montaño said.
    “We want to take first in our district, that’s one of our main goals,” Sierra Foley said. “Also coming together as a team with our new girls (is a goal) and we’re pushing to win state. Everyone knows this is the year to take it all. Since all of the seniors are pushing to win state, the underclassmen are striving to be part of that goal, too.”
    Last year, Los Alamos reached the state quarterfinals where St. Pius X eliminated the Hilltoppers. Los Alamos finished 13-11 overall and second behind Española Valley in District 2-5A.
    Los Alamos, however, only lost one senior from that squad. Its seven seniors this year all played on varsity last year, and three of them have played varsity since they were freshman.
    Foley, Montaño and Samantha Melton will be playing their fourth varsity season this year. Seniors Ashlynn Trujillo, Elizabeth Anaya, Halie Street and Noelle Gallegos also return.

  • Girls, boys soccer teams tie...

    Los Alamos' girls and boys soccer teams both tied Bosque Tuesday afternoon in Albuquerque.

    The Hilltopper girls tied the Bobcats, 1-1.

    "I think we dominatd the game, we just couldn't finish," Los Alamos girls head coach Gary Ahlers said.

    After Bosque scored in the first half, Claire Ticknor scored Los Alamos' goal in the second half to even things up. Ticknor stole a pass and scored from about 25 yards out.

    The Hilltopper girls are now 0-1-1. Bosque's girls are 0-0-1.

    The Hilltopper boys then stepped on the field for their first game of the season and ended up with the same result as the girls. The Hilltopper boys tied Bosque, 2-2.

    "For our first game out against a strong opponent, I thought we played well," Los Alamos boys head coach Ron Blue said.

    Los Alamos scored first in the contest — Joe Singleton assisted DC Kim — and led 1-0 at halftime.

    In the second half, Bosque tied the game, 1-1.

    Andreas Runde then placed a free kick near the goal and Alex Csanadi headed it in to put Los Alamos back on top, 2-1.

    Bosque, however, tied the game on a penalty kick and the game remained notched at two through two overtimes.

  • Scorpions prevail in girls...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team fell behind near halftime of Saturday’s opening game of the season as it struggled to generate offense.
    Los Alamos took on the Farmington Scorpions in the first game of 2015 for any sport at the high school. Farmington, which sports one of the most seasoned rosters of any team in Class 5A, didn’t light things up, either, but set itself up with enough chances to stay on top.
    Hannah Kelley of Farmington came through with goals late in the first half and early in the second half to help the Scorpions score a 3-1 win at Sullivan Field.
    Kelley took advantage of a miscue late in the half, while another Hilltopper miscue would lead to a big insurance goal after Los Alamos had worked its way back to within striking distance midway through the second half.
    Los Alamos forward Sienna Ahlers scored at the 57-minute mark. Ahlers, who will be charged with the task of shoring up a front line that lost its primary weapon, Catie McDonald, over the offseason, blew through the Farmington defense on a charge down the left hashmark.
    Ahlers found daylight between three converging Farmington defenders and went to the near post against Bailey Carter for the first Los Alamos score of the season.

  • Game of the week, Aug. 23-29

    The 19th edition of the Louie Cernicek boys’ soccer tournament will feature eight competitive teams here at Sullivan Field.
    In addition to Los Alamos, the bracket includes Clovis, Piedra Vista, Roswell, Goddard, Farmington, Santa Fe Prep and Bosque Prep.
    To get to the top, Los Alamos will first need to win its opening-round game.
    Los Alamos will kick off its home tournament at 9 a.m. Friday against Clovis.
    The tournament’s championship game is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday.

  • '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.