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  • Sports Briefs 10-05-14

    YMCA Little Youth Basketball registration is open until Thursday

    Registration is open for the Family YMCA’s Little Youth Basketball league. The league is open for players ages 4-6.
    The season runs from Oct. 14-Nov. 21. Registration continues through Tuesday.
    Players can participate in practices and games in either Los Alamos or White Rock. Those are scheduled from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through the season.
    Price for participation is $40 for YMCA members, $60 for nonmembers. Volunteer coaches and team parents are also being sought.
    For more information, call the YMCA at 662-3100.

    Yum Run to benefit LA Cares

    The annual Yum Run will return this year Nov. 1.
    The Yum Run includes 10K, 5K and 1K races and proceeds from the event go to benefit LA Cares.
    The Yum Run will start downtown near Ruby K’s Bagels. Runs begin at 9 a.m.
    Registration forms are available at Ruby K’s store or at the business’ website, rubykbagel.com. For further information, call Ted Williams at 672-1639.

    LAGC starts new hours Monday

  • On Schedule 10-05-14

    Monday

    Golf: Los Alamos at Grants Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Football: Los Alamos at Capital, JV, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Del Norte at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Del Norte at Los Alamos, JV, 6 p.m.

    Tuesday

    Golf: Los Alamos at Grants Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Boys soccer: Del Norte at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Del Norte at Los Alamos, varsity, 6 p.m.; Los Alamos at St. Michael’s, JV, 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: St. Michael’s at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Cross country: LAMS Invite, boys and girls seventh and eighth grade, 3 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Taos at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Taos at Los Alamos, C team, 6 p.m.

    Volleyball: Española Valley at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m.; LAMS at Coronado, eighth grade, TBA.

    Football: LAMS at Santa Fe Indian School, 4 p.m.

    Thursday
    Football: McCurdy at LAMS, 4 p.m.

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

    Volleyball: LAMS at Española Invite, seventh and eighth grade, TBA.

  • List of NFL star players with...

    The NFL’s injury epidemic began even before any preseason games were played, with Sean Lee and Kiko Alonso going down.
    Since then, big-name players (RG3, Robert Mathis, Knowshon Moreno, Sam Bradford, B.J. Raji, DeAngelo Hall, Chris Long, Ike Taylor) have been sidelined, and entire units such as Atlanta and Philadelphia’s offensive lines and Carolina’s backfield have been ravaged.
    What gives? ACLs, Achilles tendons and shoulders, among other things.
    Consider what has happened to the Vikings, who lost quarterback Matt Cassel (broken foot), and right guard Brandon Fusco (torn pectoral muscle) for the season. Tight end Kyle Rudolph (sports hernia surgery) will miss about six weeks.
    That almost makes linebacker Chad Greenway’s hand and rib problems from which he will soon return seem tame.
    “I never envisioned that, but it’s a part of football,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said after all of those injuries occurred in one game. “Last year in Cincinnati we lost our best defensive tackle, our best corner, one of our best linebackers, a very good defensive end. Things happen in the NFL, so this is a survival of the fittest game, it’s always a marathon.”

  • Friday’s prep scores

    Alamogordo 27, Deming 20
    Artesia 41, Las Cruces 33
    Eldorado 57, Cleveland 56
    Escalante 52, Jal 0
    Estancia 43, Socorro 0
    Farmington 48, Grants 12
    Fort Sumner 21, Texico 20, OT
    Gadsden 48, Chaparral 24
    Goddard 63, Fabens, Texas 13
    Hatch Valley 42, Tularosa 0
    Hot Springs 39, Mesilla Valley Christian 0
    Lake Arthur 54, Clovis Christian 18
    Logan 56, Mountainair 0
    Lordsburg 40, Cobre 14
    Lovington 29, Capital 0
    Lubbock Coronado, Texas 38, Hobbs 20
    Magdalena 61, Foothill 8
    Melrose 60, Tse Yi Gai 0
    Miyamura 27, St. Pius 24
    Newcomb 34, Whitehorse, Utah 15
    NMMI 35, Capitan 7
    Oñate 48, Rio Grande 0
    Piedra Vista 31, Roswell 23
    Portales 51, Pojoaque Valley 13
    Rio Rancho 57, Atrisco Heritage 14
    Robertson 27, Ruidoso 24
    Sandia 34, Carlsbad 14
    Santa Teresa 20, El Paso Cathedral, Texas 19
    Silver 27, Clint, Texas 7
    Taos 49, Española Valley 20
    Thoreau 16, Zuni 0
    Valley 40, Aztec 25
    Volcano Vista 53, West Mesa 16
    West Las Vegas 33, Raton 16
    Wolfforth Frenship, Texas 27, Clovis 21

  • ’Toppers blanked for 2nd...

    The nondistrict season for the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team is officially over and no one around the team is going to miss it.
    That phase of the Hilltoppers’ season wrapped up at home Friday night. And it wrapped up with a lopsided loss.
    Los Alamos again struggled early in the game at Sullivan Field, giving up two quick scores, one coming quickly after an early turnover. Los Alamos couldn’t keep a hold on the ball Friday and the visiting Santa Fe Demons took full advantage.
    Much like its game the week before at Farmington, Los Alamos gave up a touchdown in less than 30 seconds on the Demons’ first play from scrimmage. The Demons scored again off a fumble on Los Alamos’ first play from scrimmage and the rout was on.
    Santa Fe prevailed 50-0. The game ended via the mercy rule with Santa Fe scoring with 4:22 remaining in regulation, that coming immediately after a safety.
    The only good thing for Los Alamos is now it can shift its focus to the upcoming District 2-5A season.
    And, as in previous years, most of the district teams have struggled so far in 2014, so the race for the 2-5A title appears to be up for grabs.

  • Wildcats upset No. 2 Ducks

    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The look on Marcus Mariota's face was unmistakable: He was stunned.
    Oregon's star quarterback lingered on the field late Thursday night following his team's 31-24 loss to Arizona, shaking hands with the Wildcats after they upset the heavily favored Ducks for the second consecutive season.
    Later, he shouldered the blame for a loss that left No. 2 Oregon with a tough hill to climb if it wants an invite to college football's first postseason playoff.
    And he credited the unranked Wildcats, who were 24-point underdogs.
    "They're undefeated," he said. "It's obviously a testament to our conference. If you're not prepared each week, if you're not ready to play, you'll lose."
    Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost told reporters after the game that Mariota was not 100 percent after he was sacked seven times in the Ducks' 38-31 victory at Washington State in their previous game Sept. 20.
    True freshman Nick Wilson ran for two touchdowns and caught a scoring pass from quarterback Anu Solomon to help the Wildcats (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12) open the season with five straight victories for the first time since 1998.

  • McClellan wins at Pace Race

    Laura McClellan was the top predictor at Tuesday night’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race is a weekly run hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners club. The winner is the person who most accurately predicts his or her finish time.
    In al, 32 runners and walkers took part in Tuesday’s Pace Race, which was held on Barranca Mesa going into Bayo Canyon.
    McClellan finished with a prediction error of just 8 seconds running on the 3-mile course. She topped Nikol Strother, who was 11 seconds off, as well as the top female finisher on the 3-mile course with her time of 22:20.
    Ted Romero, who had the third-best prediction on the long course, was the fastest finisher with a time of 22:00.
    On the 1-mile course, Mariela Saenz had a time of 9:15 to finish first in that race.
    Predictions on the shorter course were off, possibly due to the flat, paved course being faster than most competitors estimated. Only a handful of participants on the short course finished with errors of under 1 minute.
    The next Pace Race will be Tuesday at the Canyon Rim trailhead, just across from Entrada Park. Race time is 6 p.m. Both 1- and 3-mile courses will be available.
    For more information, visit the Roadrunners’ website, atomicrunners.com.

  • Del Norte thumped by La Cueva in...

    After a 1-4 finish last week for the five football teams in District 2-5A, this week didn’t start off any better.

    The Del Norte Knights (1-5) were blasted by the La Cueva Bears Thursday. The Bears, a Class 6A squad in Albuquerque, rolled to 42-0 victory.
    Del Norte, the top-rated team in 2-5A, according to MaxPreps dot com, has now been outscored 262-95 on the year.
    Among the other teams in 2-5A, the Española Valley Sundevils face the Taos Tigers tonight in Taos, Capital hosts Lovington tonight and Bernalillo will face Hope Christian Saturday evening along with Los Alamos’ game against Santa Fe which is set for 7 p.m. at Sullivan Field. 

  • Martinson, Griggs are big...

    Top current local women’s golfer Tami Martinson and the top women’s golfer historically in Los Alamos County, Ev Griggs, won at the state amateur championships last month.

    The seniors’ event, won by Martinson, played at Santa Fe Country Club, took place over three days, while the super senior tournament, won by Griggs, was a two-day affair.
    In all, six local payers took part in the tournament and all six earned accolades.
    Along with the wins by Martinson and Griggs, Carmen Chavez finished with the second-low gross score in the senior’s second flight and Ellen Stallings had the top net score in that same flight.
    In the super seniors’ tournament, Barbara Schmitt and Alma Sondreal were among the top finishers.

  • Volleyball team swept by Chargers

    Any momentum the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team might have had after a win in its District 2-5A opener Wednesday didn’t carry over into a nondistrict contest Thursday.

    Los Alamos, which topped the Capital Jaguars one nigh before, couldn’t get much going against the Albuquerque Academy Chargers Thursday night. The Chargers (6-6) swept the Hilltoppers in Albuquerque, 25-12, 25-10, 25-17.
    The loss was the fifth in six matches for Los Alamos, which slips to 5-7 on the season. For Academy, the win over Los Alamos snapped a four-match losing streak.
    The Hilltoppers host the Farmington Scorpions Saturday evening, their third match of the week. They return to district play Wednesday when they host this season’s 2-5A favorite, Española Valley.