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  • LA hangs to beat St. Mike's...

    There were some bumps in the road with the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team’s lineup shifts Wednesday, but head coach Garry Maskaly is hoping the rest of the season will be smooth going.
    Wednesday night, the Hilltoppers hosted the St. Michael’s Horsemen, who so far have had an up-and-down season. Keeping true to form, the Horsemen had an up-and-down contest, picking up victories in the first and third sets to keep the pressure on the Hilltoppers.
    The Hilltoppers, however, easily won sets two and four, then came back from a 7-5 deficit midway through the 15-point fifth set to top the Horsemen 3-2.
    Los Alamos’ set scores Wednesday were 24-26, 25-17, 23-25, 25-10, 15-11.

  • Season could be delayed for NBA

    NEW YORK (AP) — The long looks on players’ faces and the anger in Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver’s voice made it obvious: There was no progress Tuesday in talks to end the NBA lockout.
    And with less than three weeks until training camps, the latest setback may be a tough one.
    “I think coming out of today, obviously because of the calendar, we can’t come out of here feeling as though training camps and the season is going to start on time at this point,” players’ association president and Los Angeles Lakers president Derek Fisher said.
    Still divided over the salary cap structure, owners and players decided to pass on talking again Wednesday.

  • LA dropped by La Cueva, 6-1

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team had some breakdowns at the beginning and the end of its game Tuesday against the La Cueva Bears, falling at the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex 6-1.
    The Bears took advantage of a pair of mistakes early in the contest, taking a quick 2-0 edge. Then, late in the game, the Bears went on a scoring frenzy, picking up three goals in the space of about five minutes to win going away.
    Hilltopper head coach Evan Gartz said it was a disappointing way to start the game, but his team picked it up afterwards and played fairly even with the Bears until a late-game mental breakdown.

  • La Cueva holds on to top LA at...

    A long, grinding week got off to a rough start for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team Tuesday night.
    The Hilltoppers got through an initial offensive push by the La Cueva Bears Tuesday at Sullivan Field, taking an early lead. But the Bears scored twice later in the first half and twice more in the second half. The Hilltoppers earned a late goal in the contest, but it wasn’t enough as the Bears held on for a 4-3 victory.
    The Bears, ranked No. 4 in last week’s Class 5A coaches’ poll, had the Hilltoppers back on their heels for most of the contest.
    Despite scoring three goals, the Hilltoppers (6-2) weren’t able to mount much of a sustained attack Tuesday.

  • Dolphins torched by Tom Brady

    MIAMI (AP) — Desperate to slow down Tom Brady, the Miami Dolphins tried playing 12 men on defense.
    That didn’t work. They drew a penalty. Using only 11 defenders was even worse.
    Brady threw for a team-record 517 yards and four touchdowns, including a 99-yarder to Wes Welker, and the New England Patriots opened their season Monday night by beating Miami 38-24.
    Brady and the reigning AFC East champions picked up where they left off last season, when he was a unanimous choice for NFL MVP, and his team led the league in scoring.
    “He’s a great quarterback,” teammate Aaron Hernandez said, “and the world knows that.”

  • C team boys finish with 16 points

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper C team boys squad finished with a near-perfect score at Saturday’s La Cueva Invitational.
    Los Alamos took the 1 through 4 positions as well as the No. 6 slot to finish with 16 total points. The team was paced by Jeremy Goettee’s finish of 18:59, more than 30 seconds better than runner-up Skyler McCall.
    Katie Turner led Los Alamos’ girls C team with a time of 23:26.
    The girls C team was nipped by La Cueva Saturday, 40-42.
    Los Alamos’ girls placed three runners in the top 10 at the race.

    Girls

    Team scores
    1. La Cueva, 40; 2. Los Alamos, 42; 3. Eldorado, 57; 4. Volcano Vista, 100.

    Individual results

  • Boyer, Kelly win Bower 5K race

    Christie Kelly and Brian Boyer were the top finishers at the Jerry Bower Memorial Run Saturday.
    The Jerry Bower Memorial Run was a 5K road race starting from the Betty Ehart Senior Center and continuing through streets just north of the downtown area. Proceeds from Saturday’s race went to benefit Alzheimer’s research.
    Boyer was the top overall finisher, winning the race in 23 minutes, 32 seconds, 33 seconds faster than runner-up Matthew Hopkins. Andres Lovato was third with his time of 24:43.
    Kelly was the top female finisher in the race with her time of 28:30, just nipping Altana Gray by one second. Allison Rooney (30:55) was third.
    For more information about the local Alzheimer’s Association, call 662-8867.

  • Soccer Notes 09-13-11

    LA boys fall in third-place game to Chargers, 3-2

  • NMSU upsets Minnesota, 28-21

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New Mexico State hasn’t enjoyed very many victories like this one at Minnesota.
    The celebration for the Aggies was tempered by a scary situation on the other team’s sideline.
    New Mexico State’s 28-21 win took a sobering turn on Saturday when Gophers coach Jerry Kill had a seizure with 20 seconds left in the game and was taken away by ambulance.
    Kill was stabilized, and Minnesota’s team physician said the coach’s condition was not life-threatening.
    New Mexico State coach DeWayne Walker gathered his team to pray for Kill during the break, which lasted about 15 minutes. Then his defense forced quarterback MarQueis Gray into his third straight incompletion to end the game.

  • Hilltopper boys win, girls are...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team placed five runners in the top 10 individually to earn a solid victory in the La Cueva Invitational Saturday.
    Los Alamos held off three Class 5A schools to take the win in the boys race Saturday. Paced by senior Alexander Romero, the Hilltoppers finished with 25 points, just slightly more than half total of runner-up Volcano Vista.
    Only five girls teams and four boys teams took part in the La Cueva Invitational, a departure from last week’s race, the University of New Mexico Invitational, which is one of the biggest meets in the state.