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  • LA boys, girls face Chargers in...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls soccer teams will have big tests against a major Class 4A rival today.
    The Hilltopper teams will take on the Albuquerque Academy Chargers. The boys game is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Sullivan Field and the girls game is at 4:30 p.m. in Albuquerque.

    Both Hilltopper teams are going into the contests with something to prove.

    Los Alamos’ boys are coming off a 0-2-1 showing at this weekend’s Academy Invitational tournament, losing to Sandia Prep in Thursday’s opening round and falling in overtime in a rematch against Farmington Friday. The Hilltoppers knotted with Cleveland 1-1 in the seventh-place contest Saturday.

    Academy’s boys went into the 2012 as one of the favorites in Class 4A, but have looked uneven at the start of this season, going 4-4 in their first eight games including losses to Valley and Albuquerque, two schools that don’t usually feature notable programs.

    This season, Academy has uncharacteristically allowed 11 goals.

    Still, the Chargers, who finished third at this weekend’s tournament, including a victory in the third-place game over Sandia Prep.

  • Santa Fe to Buffalo Thunder Race...

    The second annual Santa Fe to Buffalo Thunder Half Marathon drew 900 runners Sunday from across North America.

    The USATF-certified race started at 8 a.m. in downtown Santa Fe and ended in the Rio Grande Valley at the Pueblo of Pojoaque’s Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino.  The race gave athletes the opportunity to test their fitness and endurance at high altitude.

    The Santa Fe to Buffalo Thunder Half Marathon course was fast and scenic, dropping over 1,300 feet after a gradual climb for the first two miles. The top male runner Meshack Kirwaran 4:51 minute mile and the top female runners including Atalelech Asfawand and Alvina Begay were at 5:34 and 5:37 per mile.

    Olympic Gold Medalist Billy Mills started the race. Steve “King of the Mountain” Gachupin, double U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier, Nike N7 Ambassador Alvina Begay and World Record Steeplechaser Peter Koech attended and participated in the weekend events. The Rarámuri (Tarahumara) Indians from Copper Canyon, Mexico, were in for the race as well. The Rarámuri are famed for their running-based culture, as recently portrayed in the best-selling book “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall.

  • The AP top 25 college football...

    The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 15, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

  • State Roundup: Saturday Prep FB...

     

    PREP FOOTBALL

    Albuquerque Academy 29, Bernalillo 26

    Cleveland 19, Onate 18

    Dora 64, Vaughn 0

    Las Cruces 48, Cibola 8

    Manzano 26, Clovis 20

    McCurdy 45, Santa Fe Indian 0

    Menaul 34, Floyd 8

    Pojoaque 34, Espanola Valley 20

    Silver 28, Hope Christian 12

    St. Michael's 40, Lovington 0

    St. Pius 41, Los Alamos 0

  • Prep football scores from Friday...

     

    PREP FOOTBALL

    Alamogordo 28, West Mesa 21

    Artesia 49, Valencia 16

    Atrisco Heritage 48, Centennial High School 6

    Belen 34, Moriarty 33, OT

    Cobre 25, Academia Juarez, Mexico 22

    Crownpoint 50, Thoreau 32

    Deming 34, Santa Fe 6

    Dexter 35, Hagerman 7

    EP Eastwood, Texas 28, Gadsden 3

    EP Jefferson, Texas 21, Chaparral 20

    Escalante 47, Jal 25

    Estancia 34, NMMI 6

    Foothill 70, Melrose 20

  • LA girls soccer stuns Las Cruces

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team’s seniors were challenged to respond following a disappointing showing last weekend.

    On Thursday, they did.

    The Hilltoppers came up big against an elite opponent Thursday in the first round of the Albuquerque Academy Invitational Tournament. The Hilltoppers downed the Las Cruces Bulldawgs to advance to today’s tournament semifinal round, 3-1.

    Saturday, Los Alamos was trounced in all phases of the game, taking a big 4-0 loss against St. Pius X. A win in that game might have established Los Alamos as the team to beat in Class 4A this season, but head coach Jiri Kubicek said the effort wasn’t there.

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    The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 8, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

  • LA's split decision: Boys...

     

    If you were 30 seconds late to Saturday night’s boys soccer game between Los Alamos and St. Pius X at Sullivan Field, you missed all the scoring.

    The Hilltoppers struck just 21 seconds into the game with a goal from Alexi Ortega and held on for a 1-0 victory.

    “We struck early and sometimes that wakes up the other team,” Los Alamos coach Evan Gartz said. “They came after us but we had possession most of the game though. We had quality chances and we had more than they did. I am really happy.”