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  • ´Toppers win big in season finale at home vs. Jaguars

    In their final game of the 2012 regular season, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers saved their best for last.
    On Senior Night, the Hilltopper football team scored six touchdowns on a total of 16 offensive plays, all six of those from 20 yards out or longer.
    Meanwhile, the Los Alamos defense gave up a grand total of 43 yards offense as the Hilltoppers cruised to a 52-0 victory over the Capital Jaguars at Sullivan Field.
    The Hilltoppers closed out the contest just three minutes into the second half. After taking a 40-0 lead into the locker room, Xavier Dennison took the second half opening kickoff 80 yards untouched into the end zone. Then, on the Jaguars’ ensuing possession, linebacker Sam Ortiz stripped Capital running back Manuel Segura of the ball and rumbled 33 yards for a touchdown to end the game via the mercy rule.
    It was an impressive victory all around Friday night, but it wasn’t enough to extend the Hilltoppers’ season.
    Los Alamos went into Friday night’s game clinging to slim hopes it might be able to get back into the District 2-4A championship discussion, but those hopes were dashed by the Santa Fe Demons.
    At Santa Fe, the Demons (4-5 overall, 3-0 in district) crushed the Bernalillo Spartans 51-6, clinching the 2-4A title and the Demons’ first postseason berth since 1986.

  • LA girls breeze to victory

    ESPAÑOLA — Friday’s win was a long time coming for Jennifer Mooday.
    Mooday, the top senior on the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team, had been looking forward to a chance to compete for the District 2-4A title since joining the team in 2009. This year, she was able to grab that elusive title.
    With the race coming to a finish and Mooday running just a stride ahead of teammate Jordan Parker, Mooday beat Parker up a small but difficult hill less than half a mile from the finish.
    Mooday held off a late comeback attempt by Parker to win with a time of 20 minutes 25 seconds.
    “It was definitely tough,” Mooday said. “I was running slower than I normally do, but it’s good at this course. This course takes a lot of heart. It was a challenge.”
    Los Alamos, as expected, earned the 2-4A championship, its 13th straight, with a near-perfect score of 16 points.
    Santa Fe’s Demons finished with 59 points and host Española Valley Sundevils had 72 points, those scores advancing those two teams to state along with the Hilltoppers.
    The bid by the Hilltoppers for their fourth perfect score at district in five years was upset by interloper Noel Pradoni of Santa Fe.

  • LA perfect at 2-4A meet

    ESPAÑOLA — One race down, one to go.
    There was little doubt going into Friday’s District 2-4A race whether the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team could earn its 13th consecutive district title. About the only question was whether the Hilltoppers could sweep the competition.
    The answer was yes.
    With Sean Reardon and Nick Hill firmly in the lead, the next three Los Alamos runners had to come from behind with just over a quarter of a mile to go. Santa Fe’s Zachary Grand had a two-second lead over Los Alamos’ Colin Hemez, Zak Kennison and Orion Staples, but the Hilltopper trio was able to overtake Grand to sweep the top five spots.
    Los Alamos finished the meet with a perfect score of 15 points, well ahead of runner-up Española Valley.
    Reardon just nipped Hill at the line to earn the District 2-4A individual title. The two, who ran the last mile shoulder-to-shoulder, were separated by just .23 seconds to pick up the top honor.
    Los Alamos won at Española Valley’s tough course that winds through the hilly backside of the high school campus.

  • Today in History for November 3rd
  • Friday's prep football scores from around the state

     

    PREP FOOTBALL

    Belen 48, Valencia 7

    Bloomfield 51, Wingate 0

    Centennial High School 33, Chaparral 28

    Cleveland 56, Volcano Vista 41

    Clovis 34, Carlsbad 29

    Dexter 53, NMMI 12

    Estancia 72, Santa Fe Indian 21

    Eunice 35, Loving 6

    Farmington 48, Kirtland Central 6

    Fort Sumner 41, Jal 13

    Gateway Christian 60, Carrizozo 6

    Goddard 49, Artesia 19

    Grants 46, Gallup 20

    Las Cruces 50, Gadsden 0

  • Boys, girls XC win at 2-4A title meet

    ESPAÑOLA — Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls cross country teams were winners at Friday's District 2-4A championship meet.
    Los Alamos' boys finished with a perfect score of 15 at the meet while Los Alamos' girls had a near-perfect score of 16 to win the team titles.
    Individually, Los Alamos' Sean Reardon and Jennifer Mooday won their races to earn district crowns.
    Read more about the races in Sunday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • LA football blasts Capital in finale

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team closed out the Capital Jaguars early to win their 2012 regular season finale Friday night.
    Hilltopper linebacker Sam Ortiz stripped Jaguar running back Manuel Segura and ran 33 yards for a score early in the second half to give Los Alamos a mercy-rule 52-0 win at Sullivan Field.
    Los Alamos scored 40 points in the first half and held Capital to just three yards on its first two possessions to pick up the victory.
    Read more on Friday's game in Sunday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Pastor charged in bizarre sex slaying of fiancee's daughter

    BROOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — As police frantically worked to figure out how his fiancée's 24-year-old daughter had vanished, a Michigan pastor who had turned to God to shed his violent past went to his flock with a request: pray for her.

    But all along, authorities say, he knew the sordid truth about where the young mother was.

    The pastor, ex-convict John D. White, later confessed to killing Rebekah Gay to fulfill a fantasy of necrophilia, police said Friday. White drank four or five beers before going to the woman's mobile home and repeatedly striking her head with a mallet and strangling her with a zip tie, according to court documents.

    Police said White stripped her dead body but does not remember if he carried out his sexual fantasy. After dumping the body early Wednesday, he returned to Gay's home and dressed her 3-year-old son in his Halloween costume, then later dropped him off with the boy's father.

  • NYC Dep. Mayor: Marathon Became 'Divisive' Day

    As thousands still shivered from Sandy, the New York City Marathon was canceled Friday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg after mounting criticism that this was not the time for a race.

  • Main Hill Road reopens in both directions after crash

    The Main Hill Road (N.M. 502) has reopened in both directions after being closed in both directions after a one-vehicle rollover accident just past Anderson Lookout.

    LAPD's Scott Mills said the Hill reopened at about 2:20 p.m.

    The accident involved a gold Toyota Forerunner, driven by a female.

    LAFD and LAPD were first on the scene. LAPD treated the woman but there were no serious injuries. The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Department arrived on the scene to take control of the investigation.

    The woman was asked to take a breathalyzer test and asked to peform a sobriety test. She was then taken away from the Santa Fe Sheriff's Department for more tests. The woman was later arrested but the charges were not known as the Santa Fe Sheriff's Department investigators refused to say what the charges were.

    A witness said the woman was driving aggressively and swerving over the line trying to get around other cars. The car flipped on its side when it banked off the guard rail.

    Mills said it was "a one-vehicle, one-occupant crash," Mills said. "It was not a complete rollover but the vehicle rolled over on its side. The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Department has taken over the investigation."

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