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  • NFL upholds disputed touchdown

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has upheld the Seahawks’ 14-12 win over the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football.
    The league said in a statement Tuesday that Seattle’s last-second touchdown pass should not have been overturned.
    The NFL says Seahawks receiver Golden Tate should have been called for offensive pass interference before the catch, which would have clinched a Packers victory, but that cannot be reviewed by instant replay.
    The replacement officials ruled on the field that Tate had simultaneous possession with Green Bay safety M.D. Jennings, which counts as a reception. The NFL says that once that happened, the referee was correct that no indisputable visual evidence existed on review to overturn the touchdown call.
    On the final play, Russell Wilson heaved a 24-yard pass into a scrum in the end zone. Tate and Jennings both got their hands on the ball, though the Packers insisted Jennings had clear possession for a game-ending interception.

  • Hilltopper C team boys win big...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys C team cross country squad just missed a perfect score at Saturday’s Socorro Stampede.
    The Hilltopper boys finished with 17 team points, two points away from a perfect 15. Aaron Roybal, followed by Cameron Staples, Greg Ahlers and John Valdiviez swept the top four spots for Los Alamos, as it easily topped runner-up Rio Rancho.
    Also at Saturday’s race. Los Alamos’ girls C team finished second behind Cleveland. Hilltopper Anna Wermer was the top individual finisher in that race.
    Here are Los Alamos’ results from the Socorro Stampede:

    Girls

    Team scores

    1. Cleveland, 23; 2. Los Alamos, 36; 3. Rio Rancho, 85.

    Individual results

    1. Anna Wermer, 22:06; 4. Haley Butler-Moore, 24:05; 8. Morgan Apperson, 24:53; 11. Sara Stubben, 25:15; 12. Rachel Wallstrom, 25:15; 13. Elise Koskelo, 25:37; 16. Alexandria Chavarria, 26:31; 17. Marcela Mas, 26:35; 19. Chloe Keilers, 26:43; 23. Grace Kim, 27:09. 25. Katie Bowman, 28:12; 29. Dana Crooks, 28:42; 30. Chelsea Chalacombe, 28:55; 31. Rory Cooley, 29:20; 32. Hannah Morgan, 31:00; 36. Miranda Honnell, 33:05; 38. Lauren Fugate, 34:01; 39. Marissa Salazar, 34:35; 41. Roxanne Lopez, 37:21; 43. Morgan Trujillo, 44:26.

    Boys

    Team scores

  • LA teams open district play

    Both the Hilltopper boys and girls soccer teams open District 2-4A play this afternoon when they travel to Bernalillo.
    The Hilltoppers will face Bernalillo’s Spartans in a doubleheader. The boys game is scheduled for 4 p.m. and the girls game will start at 6 p.m.
    Los Alamos’ girls, who have won five straight district titles, not having lost a single district game during that time, will again be the team to beat in 2-4A this season. Going in, it would seem only Santa Fe, which Los Alamos faces Saturday at home and Oct. 16 in Santa Fe, has any real hope of ending the Hilltoppers’ streak of district victories.
    The Hilltopper girls (8-1) won five straight contests against stiff competition heading into tonight’s game.
    Los Alamos’ boys, meanwhile, won’t be going into the 2-4A season as the defending champs. That title belongs to Capital, which topped Los Alamos in the 2011 regular season finale and won the 2-4A title by goal differential.
    The Hilltoppers (6-5) have struggled, winning just one of their last five contests. Most recently, they were nipped at Rio Rancho by the Rams, 2-1.
    Capital (6-2) has a 19-7 goals for-goals against margin, but hasn’t played the toughest of competition during the nondistrict season.

  • Hawks pick up 3 wins at XC meet...

    The Los Alamos Middle School Hawk boys and girls cross country teams won three of four races at Wednesday’s meet in Española.
    The LAMS seventh grade girls, seventh grade boys and eighth grade girls picked up wins at the meet, while the eighth grade boys were second behind Española’s Cardinals.
    The Hawk seventh grade girls nipped Pojoaque by four points to win that competition, but the other two Hawk winning teams picked up solid victories.
    Individually, three Hawk runners took top honors. Kathryn McClenahan took top honors in the seventh grade girls race, Zoe Chalacombe won the eighth grade girls race and Ben Rees won his second race of the season in the seventh grade boys race. Rees was also the top overall finisher at the ATC meet Sept. 11.

    Here are the Hawks’ results from the Española Invitational:

    Seventh grade girls

    Team scores

    1. LAMS, 50; 2. Pojoaque, 54; 3. Santa Fe Indian School, 59; 4. Memorial, 89.

    Individual results

  • AP Top 25 College Football Poll...

    The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 22, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

  • LA pitches shutout for homecoming

    For the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team to have success down the stretch, it must find consistent offensive production.
    It certainly found some against Kirtland Central.
    Los Alamos picked up some big chunks of yardage Friday night in its 2012 homecoming contest, taking on the Kirtland Central Broncos, both on the ground and through the air. Los Alamos rolled up 388 yards total offense and scored two touchdowns in the opening quarter to set the tone, rolling to a 34-0 victory at Sullivan Field.
    The Hilltoppers took the opening possession of the game and drove 72 yards to paydirt, then Clint Adams blocked a Kirtland Central punt attempt late in the first quarter, setting the Hilltoppers up at the Bronco 13-yard line. Receiver Seth Drop went in one play later on an end around with 1:50 remaining to give the Hilltoppers a 13-0 advantage at the time.
    Drop, who had a big game Friday night, said it was important for the Hilltoppers to set the tone early.
    “We got that first score in, we were making plays,” Drop said. “Everybody executed. The last couple of games we haven’t executed.”
    Prior to the big victory Friday, Los Alamos had been shut out for two straight contests.

  • On Schedule 09-23-12

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

    Tuesday
    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, varsity, 4 p.m.; Los Alamos at Moreno Valley, C team, 5 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, varsity, 6 p.m.; Los Alamos at Moreno Valley, C team, 3 p.m.

    Wednesday
    Volleyball: Moriarty at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varsity, 6:30 p.m.; LAMS at Española, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Boys soccer: St. Michael’s at Los Alamos, JV, 4:30 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Cleveland at Los Alamos, JV, 6 p.m.

    Cross country: LAMS at Albuquerque Academy Invite, boys and girls, TBA.

    Thursday
    Football: LAMS at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, 4 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: Pojoaque at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Friday
    Volleyball: LAMS at West Las Vegas, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Cross country: Los Alamos at Desert Twilight Festival, boys and girls varsity, 5 p.m.

    Football: Belen at Los Alamos, varsity, 7 p.m.

    Saturday

  • ´Topper girls roll to a win at...

    The Los Alamos girls cross country team picked up its second victory in as many outings Friday afternoon.
    The Hilltopper boys and girls took part in the Socorro Stampede, a new venue for Los Alamos’ cross country program. The race took place on a challenging course in warmer conditions than the Hilltoppers are used to.
    Nevertheless, Los Alamos’ girls finished with a solid 26 points, topping a tough Class 5A school, Cleveland, which finished with 44 points.
    In Friday’s competition, Los Alamos was without two top seniors, Jennifer Mooday and Teresa Sandoval, but even with the personnel shuffling, it was able to pick up a comfortable win.
    Also at the race, Los Alamos’ boys earned 36 points, good for a second-place finish, three points behind meet winner Cleveland.
    This was the first competition for the Hilltoppers since their season opener Aug. 31 at Albuquerque. The boys and girls teams won both ends of that race, including the Hilltopper boys’ upset win over Cleveland’s Storm.
    Los Alamos head coaches Rob and Kathy Hipwood said the boys knew the Storm would come out aggressive Friday and the Storm didn’t disappoint.

  • LASG’s Atomic Tumblers take part...

    Saturday, the Los Alamos School of Gymnastics joined USA Gymnastics and other member clubs across the country to celebrate National Gymnastics Day.
    National Gymnastics Day is an annual event held to showcase athletes and teams across the nation, as well as promote physical fitness and good nutrition habits for youth.
    In conjunction with National Gymnastics Day, LASG hosted a meet at its facility on North Mesa. In all, 31 gymnasts took part.
    LASG will host another home meet Dec. 8.
    Those interested can find out more information about the program by calling 662-9523 or visiting the club’s website, lagymnastics.net.

  • Friday's prep football...

    Artesia 49, Deming 14
    Aztec 42, Miyamura 20
    Carlsbad 38, Alamogordo 13
    Cleveland 27, Clovis 21
    Clovis Christian 32, Reserve 10
    Durango, Colo. 35, Farmington 28
    Escalante 61, Navajo Prep 12
    Fort Sumner 50, Española Valley 14
    Gallup 35, Capital 0
    Goddard 27, Belen 7
    Grants 27, Del Norte 17
    Hot Springs 18, Lordsburg 13
    La Cueva 38, Rio Grande 6
    Los Lunas 20, Sandia 7
    Mayfield 20, Manzano 14
    Oñate 55, Hobbs 42
    Piedra Vista 48, Santa Fe 20
    Pojoaque 27, Shiprock 14
    Portales 46, Raton 28
    Rio Rancho 42, Las Cruces 21
    Roswell 52, Chaparral 27
    Ruidoso 55, West Las Vegas 0
    Santa Teresa 41, Gadsden 23
    Silver 22, Tularosa 0
    Socorro 28, Laguna-Acoma 14
    St. Michael’s 54, Robertson 2
    St. Pius X 41, Bernalillo 7