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Today's Sports

  • UNM hires former Notre Dame coach

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has hired former Notre Dame coach Bob Davie to head up its troubled football program.

    Vice President of Athletics Paul Krebs announced the appointment Wednesday. UNM has scheduled a news conference Thursday afternoon to introduce Davie, who will become the university's 31st head coach.

    Davie hasn't coached since being fired in 2001 by Notre Dame. During his five years as head coach of the Irish, he compiled a 35-25 record, which at the time was the third-worst winning percentage for the Irish. He also led the team to three bowl games, all losses.

  • Aggies, Lobos square off...

    Albuquerque will be the site of the biggest in-state rivalry’s first round Wednesday.
    The University of New Mexico Lobos men’s basketball team will take on the New Mexico State University Aggies Wednesday night.
    Game time is 8 p.m. in The Pit.
    The Lobos and Aggies will meet for the 207th time since the 1904-05 season. The Lobos lead the all-time series between the in-state rivals 112-94 but have been particularly successful against the Aggies in Albuquerque, where they have a 70-36 advantage.
    UNM and NMSU both won their season openers. UNM routed New Orleans Friday night at home, 92-40, while NMSU got past Northern Colorado on the road, 89-75.

  • Ortiz, Knapp named Players of...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team dominated the postseason honor roll for District 2-4A.

    The All-District honorees were announced Monday. Los Alamos swept the three biggest honors, taking the offensive and defensive players of the year titles as well as the Coach of the Year.

    Garett Williams, only in his second season of leading the Hilltoppers, took the Coach of the Year honors for 2011 after guiding his team to a perfect 4-0 record in district competition, including knocking off two-time 2-4A champ Bernalillo and preseason district favorite Santa Fe in consecutive weeks.

  • New Mexico tops UNLV 21-14 for...

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Demarcus Rogers scored a 2-yard touchdown with 1:15 left Saturday as New Mexico defeated UNLV 21-14 for its first victory of the season.

    Rogers' run capped a 34-yard drive set up by Jaymar Latchison's fumble recovery with 1:58 remaining.

    "It was a great momentum changer," said New Mexico linebacker Carmen Messina, who caused the fumble by stripping Rebels quarterback Taylor Barnhill.

    "Right when we got the ball, I knew the offense was going to punch it in. .I got on the side of him and just ripped it out. I ripped it out too fast because I was trying to recover it myself, but Jaymar got on top of it."

  • Major College Football Scores--...

     

    EAST

    Albany (NY) 41, Monmouth (NJ) 24

    Boston College 14, NC State 10

    Bryant 45, St. Francis (Pa.) 34

    Bucknell 21, Fordham 0

    Cornell 62, Columbia 41

    Dartmouth 21, Brown 16

    Delaware 24, Richmond 10

    Duquesne 29, Sacred Heart 15

    Harvard 37, Penn 20

    Holy Cross 29, Lafayette 24

    Lehigh 34, Georgetown 12

    Maine 32, UMass 21

    Nebraska 17, Penn St. 14

    Rutgers 27, Army 12

    Towson 56, New Hampshire 42

    Wagner 38, Robert Morris 17

    Yale 33, Princeton 24

  • Title dreams dashed

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team and football team were both knocked out of the Class 4A playoffs Friday night.

  • Penn State gets back to business

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The Nebraska and Penn State players gathered at midfield before the game, kneeling together for a long moment in a quiet stadium.
    Sometimes, the most powerful statements are the simplest.
    Saturday’s game was a combination of pep rally, cleansing and tribute for a Penn State community rocked by the child sex-abuse scandal involving former assistant Jerry Sandusky that cost Joe Paterno his job.
    “We’ve had better weeks in our lives, obviously,” Jay Paterno, the quarterbacks coach, said after the game. “The world’s kind of turned upside down, but I think our kids were resilient.”

  • ´Toppers thumped in playoff...

    LOS LUNAS — The biggest thing on the side of the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team heading into Friday’s game was momentum.

    That momentum, however, was dashed with one long jaunt early in the first quarter.

    Los Alamos was one-and-done in the Class 4A playoffs for 2011. The powerful and lightning fast Los Lunas Tigers scored early and often against the Hilltoppers Friday night at Willie Chavez Stadium.

    After forcing a quick three-and-out, Los Lunas’ Tigers needed just one play to score a 91-yard touchdown. Los Lunas running back Jalen Chavez went off-tackle and found nothing but open field in front of him, rumbling to the end zone to spark a 55-0 rout.

  • LA’s comeback attempt falls short

    RIO RANCHO – Just when it looked like things were over, they were just getting started.

    After falling down 2-0 to its arch-rival, St. Pius X, including taking an ugly second set loss, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team rallied in sets three and four to send Friday evening’s match to a deciding contest.

    Unfortunately, the Sartans got up on the Hilltoppers early in the fifth set and never relinquished the lead. The Sartans took a 25-23, 25-14, 19-25, 20-25, 15-9 victory in the semifinal round of the Class 4A state tournament at Santa Ana Star Center.

    It was the fourth consecutive year the Hilltoppers fell to the Sartans at the Star Center and the second straight year the Sartans dropped the Hilltoppers in the semifinal round.

  • Los Alamos falls to Los Lunas in...

     

    PREP FOOTBALL

    Class 5A

    First Round

    Clovis 20, Sandia 14

    La Cueva 17, Carlsbad 7

    Rio Rancho 56, Alamogordo 34

     

    Class 4A

    First Round

    Farmington 34, St. Pius 20

    Los Lunas 55, Los Alamos 0

    Moriarty 42, Deming 20