Sports Briefs 08-20-14

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Cernicek Invite set for Aug. 29-30

The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team will host Santa Fe Prep in the opening round of the 2014 Louie Cernicek Invitational.
The Cernicek Invitational is scheduled for Aug. 29-30. First round games are scheduled for the morning of Aug. 29 with semifinal winner’s bracket games set for the morning of Aug. 30 and loser’s bracket games scheduled for the afternoon of Aug. 29.
The other first round games for the tournament include Piedra Vista vs. Roswell, Farmington vs. Clovis and Bosque School vs. Goddard.
Los Alamos opens its season at home Tuesday against Bosque School.

Sports passes now on sale at LAHS

Los Alamos High School is selling sports passes for the 2014-15 school year.
Sports passes are available in a variety of packages, including passes for adults, students, families and seniors.
This year’s passes may be purchased at the Griffith Gymnasium and Sullivan Field box offices and they are good for all regular season athletic events hosted at each facility — however, passes will not be accepted for district and state tournament events being played at those facilities.
All money raised from the pass purchase will go to support the Los Alamos Public Schools’ athletic programs.
Among the year’s passes that are available are the following:

• Family pass (2 adults, 2 students), $125
• Adult pass, $75
• Senior Citizen pass, $30 (or two for $50)
• Student pass, $30
• Middle school athlete pass, $15
• Football season pass, $40
• Boys and girls basketball season pass, $50

Investigation into hazing canceles UNM opener

ALBUQUERQUE — The University of New Mexico women’s soccer game against Texas Tech has been canceled due to an investigation into possible hazing.
UNM Vice President of Athletics Paul Krebs announced Tuesday that the team’s opening game in Lubbock, Texas, scheduled Friday was canceled. He says the alleged hazing took place Sunday night.
Officials say neither Texas Tech nor New Mexico will have its season record affected.
Krebs says officials are still interviewing student-athletes.

Football player struck by lightning

LAS CRUCES — Authorities say a teenage boy is hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by lightning during football practice at a New Mexico middle school.
Albuquerque TV station KOB reports the teen was hit about 5 p.m. Tuesday at Picacho Middle School.
Las Cruces police say the boy was rushed to MountainView Regional Medical Center. Two additional players and a coach were sent to the hospital, but they were conscious and responsive.
Authorities didn’t immediately release the name of the teen or the other three people.