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  • LA ranked No. 4 in preseason 4A...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team finished fourth in the Class 4A preseason coaches poll released Wednesday.
    Los Alamos picked up 74 points and a first-place vote in the preseason prep poll, conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. The poll is voted on by volleyball coaches from around the state.
    The Hilltoppers, who have had several good showings at tournaments this summer, will open their season Aug. 27 against the state’s top team in Class 3A, Pojoaque.
    The Class 4A poll was topped by Artesia. The Bulldogs, who won the 4A state title in 2010, picked up nine of 13 first-place votes to grab 124 points and finish well ahead of St. Pius X, the runner-up at the 2010 state tournament.

  • Triathlon returns Saturday

    The 2011 Los Alamos Triathlon is closing its online registration Thursday night.
    The triathlon, one of the most popular local sporting events of the year, is scheduled for Saturday morning. The first wave of contestants will head out at 7 a.m.
    Online registrations are being accepted at active.com through 7 p.m. Thursday. Price for online registration is $50 for individuals, $90 for relay teams of two and $120 for three-person relay teams.
    The triathlon is open to a total of 350 competitors.
    The triathlon consists of a 20-kilometer bike race, followed by a 400-meter swim in the aquatic center’s pool, followed by a 5-kilometer run up and down Canyon Road.

  • Hurricanes facing big allegations

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Hurricanes’ entire football team took the practice field Wednesday amid mounting allegations by a former booster and convicted Ponzi schemer who claimed he treated players with sex parties, nightclub outings, cars and other gifts.
    Nevin Shapiro told Yahoo! Sports he provided extra benefits to 72 football players and other athletes at Miami from 2002 to 2010. His claims involve several current players, but coach Al Golden said it was too soon to take disciplinary action.
    The Hurricanes open their season Sept. 5 against Maryland.

  • Senior men's tourney results

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournaments at Santa Fe Country Club and Paa-Ko Ridge last week.

    Santa Fe Country Club, Aug. 9

    Championship flight

    First low gross
    Rob Schneider, Santa Fe, 74.

    Second low gross
    Larry Minarsich, Bernalillo, 80.

    First low net
    Henry Hodde, Santa Fe, 71.

    First flight

    First low gross
    Dale Crumpton, Pagosa Springs, 78.

    Second low gross
    Bob Quick, Los Alamos, 78.

    First low net
    Dan Shannon, Santa Fe, 66.

    Second flight

    First low gross

  • Board of Directors votes to let...

    Not so fast.
    Gary Tripp, the executive director of the New Mexico Activities Association, may have changed his mind about retiring after this academic year.
    Tripp, who has led the NMAA since 2004, announced that he asked the NMAA board of directors to rescind his decision to retire.
    The NMAA is the governing body of most major sports and interscholastic activities in the state.
    In June, NMAA officials announced that Tripp had turned in his letter of resignation to the board effective June 2012, immediately after the end of the current academic year. However, Tripp had a bit of a change of heart recently.

  • Reach for the Sky

    Sophomore Claire Stewart works on her attack during practice last week at Griffith Gymnasium. The Hilltopper volleyball, cross country and boys and girls soccer programs all officially began preseason workouts Aug. 8. The Hilltopper volleyball team will open its season Aug. 27 when it hosts Pojoaque.

  • 'God Bless America,'...

    NEW YORK (AP) — Six days after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Major League Baseball returned to the field with a new ritual. During the seventh-inning stretch, a moment typically reserved for “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” another song played at parks around the country: “God Bless America.”
    Everybody sang along, that night and for weeks afterward.
    In a riveting World Series that year between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Yankees, one of the most enduring memories came during Game 3 in New York, when 56,000 people at Yankee Stadium joined in a melancholy rendition of the tune as a tattered flag recovered at the World Trade Center site fluttered on a pole above the center field scoreboard.

  • Topes Notes 08-16-11

    Isotopes win third straight to close out series with Fresno

  • LA, Goddard will face off in...

    Los Alamos High School announced the slate for this year’s Louie Cernicek Invitational tournament last week, and, as usual, it’s another solid crop of opponents.
    The Louie Cernicek Invitational, hosted by the Hilltopper boys soccer team, is usually one of the most competitive tournaments held in northern New Mexico. This year’s tournament is no exception.
    This is the 15th year for Los Alamos’ boy soccer tournament, which was known as the Mountain Top Invitational until 1997.
    Currently, all but one of the tournament’s games are scheduled to be played at Sullivan Field, although it is unknown if renovations at Sullivan Field will be completed by the Sept. 2 first round.

  • Local notes 8/14/11

     

       

    Golf tourney to benefit

    baseball, softball teams