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  • The AP top 25 college football poll 10-7-12

    The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 6, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

  • LA among winners in Saturday prep FB games

     

    PREP FOOTBALL

    Carlsbad JV 33, Jal 0

    Cloudcroft 39, Tularosa JV 6

    Hope Christian 21, Socorro 14

    Los Alamos 29, Albuquerque Academy 25

    Mayfield 34, Volcano Vista 24

    Questa 54, Dulce 18

  • Today in History for October 7th
  • On Schedule 10-07-12

    Monday
    Football: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.

    Tuesday
    Volleyball: Sandia Prep at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Santa Fe Waldorf, C team, 4:30 p.m.

    Wednesday
    Volleyball: Española Valley at Los Alamos, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m; varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    Thursday
    Girls soccer: Strongsville, Ohio, at Los Alamos, varsity, 6 p.m.; Los Alamos at Belen, JV, C team, 4 p.m.

    Friday
    Football: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, varsity, 7 p.m.

    Saturday
    Cross country: Los Alamos at Los Lunas Invite, boys and girls varsity/JV/C team, 9:30 a.m.

    Girls soccer: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, varsity, 11 a.m.; Española Valley at Los Alamos, JV, 3:30 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, varsity, 1 p.m.; Española Valley at Los Alamos, C team, 5 p.m.

    Volleyball: Los Alamos at Capital, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varsity, 6:30 p.m.

  • LA closes out 2-4A game early

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team won going away Saturday against the Capital Jaguars, but it wasn’t all a celebration.
    While heading in for the first score of the game just a little over three minutes in, Los Alamos’ Catie McDonald ran headlong into the Jaguars’ left goalpost. McDonald was down on the ground right by the goalpost for several minutes until she was taken by ambulance to Los Alamos Medical Center.
    McDonald, who is having a marvelous season for the Hilltoppers, was groggy following the collision and had to be taken by gurney off the field to the waiting ambulance.
    Initial reports suggested McDonald may have suffered a whiplash-like hit to her head and neck.
    Despite the early injury, which left many Hilltopper players and spectators shaken, the team regrouped to rout the Jaguars 10-0.
    McDonald’s sister, Meghan, tallied the 10th and final goal in the 62nd minute on a penalty kick.
    Los Alamos scored six goals in the first half, with Amy Neal picking up a hat trick 24 minutes into the game.
    With the victory, the Hilltoppers (12-2) improved to 3-0 in 2-4A play and have outscored their three district opponents 26-0 in those games.

  • Toppers pick up win on road

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team picked up an important win on the road Saturday afternoon.
    Los Alamos came back from a 3-point halftime deficit to grab a 29-25 victory over the Albuquerque Academy Chargers at Richard Harper Memorial Field in Albuquerque.
    Quarterback Brice Van Etten found Xavier Dennison open in the middle of the field for a 49-yard touchdown with about six minutes remaining Saturday.
    The long score gave the Hilltoppers a 29-19 edge. The Chargers (3-3) would score a touchdown with under four minutes to go but Los Alamos picked up two big first downs on its ensuing drive to kill the clock.
    Saturday was Academy’s homecoming contest, but the host Chargers lost their second straight game to the Hilltoppers. The Hilltoppers beat the Chargers at Sullivan Field for their 2011 homecoming game.
    A loss by the Hilltoppers, who evened their season record at 3-3, would’ve likely cost them any stab at an at-large invitation to the Class 4A playoffs this year, should they need to go that route.
    The fourth quarter touchdown was the second long score of the game for Dennison, who ran 46 yards to paydirt to give Los Alamos an 8-0 lead early in the fourth quarter.

    Special thanks to KRSN AM 1490 for its assistance with this report

  • LA shut out by Capital, 1-0

    If the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team wants to reclaim the District 2-4A championship from the Capital Jaguars, it’s going to have to do it the hard way.
    Los Alamos was able to pick up its intensity after a sluggish first half to make a second half push Saturday, but it wouldn’t be enough to crack an impressive Jaguar back line.
    Luis Rios-Olivas blasted a shot from 25 yards out which the breeze helped push into the goal at the 34-minute mark. That goal would be all the Jaguars would need, taking a 1-0 decision at Sullivan Field.
    The loss puts the Hilltoppers in an early hole against the Jaguars, who claimed the district title in 2011 on the last day of the Hilltoppers’ regular season. Now, in 2012, it could well be the Hilltoppers hoping to pull off a big late season win when the two teams meet Oct. 23.
    Capital dominated the first half but had only the one goal to show for it. However, it beat Los Alamos to most every ball in the air and made enough runs to keep the Los Alamos defense off-balance.
    On the other side of the field, Los Alamos could muster only two shots and only one of them between the pipes.
    Capital head coach Eugene Doyle picked up his first win in six tries at Sullivan Field.

  • High winds cancel opening launch at Balloon Fiesta

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A mass launch of balloons at the kickoff of an annual hot-air balloon festival in New Mexico has been cancelled because of high winds.

    Hundreds of hot-air balloons were expected to rise into the sky early Saturday morning at the 41st Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

    The Albuquerque Journal reports the launch was delayed from 5:45 a.m. and then cancelled at 7 a.m. Groans and sighs could be heard from the launch field as a public address announcer passed on the news.

    Winds were at about 30 mph at 1,000 feet and well above safety limits.

    The nine-day event drew slightly more than 700,000 spectators last year

  • Cone Zone 10-06-12

    NMDOT mill and overlay on N.M. 502 continues
    N.M. 502 (Main Hill) to Los Alamos will be closed from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday and weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., while the NMDOT completes milling and paving operations.
    If necessary, work will continue between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 13. Work is occurring from east of East Gate Drive to the Bayo Canyon access road. Access to De Colores and the East Gate Industrial Park will be maintained from the town site.
    Weather permitting, the project should be complete by Oct. 14. Motorists should use N.M. 4/East Jemez Road truck route.
    Contact: Kenny Gallegos, NMDOT District 5 Area Maintenance supervisor at 505-660-7866.

    Public Works projects:
    Eastern Area 2 concrete, P\paving and utility project — Phase 1
    Fifth Street between Myrtle and Canyon remains closed.
    Work continues on Myrtle between 9th Street and 15th Street. This section of Myrtle is closed to through traffic with flagging operations during the day and two-way traffic at night.
    Canyon Road is paved between Manhattan Loop east to the middle of the Myrtle Green. Paving from the middle of Myrtle Green and 9th Street will occur this week.
    Minor delays should be expected. All through traffic on the above streets are advised to seek alternate routes.

  • Teens attack bus stop

    Police responded to a bizarre vandalism incident recently involving a group of teens and a bus stop on San Ildefonso Road.

    According to the police report, a group of teens all dressed in black, including facemasks descended upon an Atomic Transit bus stop at San Ildefonso road and proceeded to smash the glass panels in.

    One of the teens climbed on top of the shelter and cracked one of the windows while another smashed a panel from the other side, according to a witness at the scene.

    But just as quickly as they appeared, the masked teens quickly vanished back into the surrounding neighborhood and haven’t been seen since.

    “I canvassed the neighborhood in the surrounding area in an attempt to locate them. I was unable to locate anyone matching the description given,” the responding officer said in a report about the incident.

    “We are not actively looking because we haven’t identified any suspects, but if we do get any information, we will be sure to follow up on it,” said Los Alamos Police Department’s Capt. Randy Foster.

    — Tristram DeRoma