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  • Sports Update 10-30-12

    Turkey Trot set for Nov. 18

    The CROP organization and the Atomic City Roadrunners are sponsoring the Turkey Trot Nov. 18.
    The Turkey Trot is an annual 2.57-mile race starting at Los Alamos Middle School.
    Race time is 2 p.m.
    Prizes will be awarded to the top 25 runners and drawings will be held for a chance to win turkeys and pumpkin pies.
    More information is available by calling 672-1639 or visiting atomicrunners.com on the Internet.

  • 'Toppers hold off St. Pius...
  • LA finishes 2nd to Cleveland in...

    It was a solid performance turned in by the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team in its final meet of the season Friday.
    But based on the reactions from the Hilltopper runners, you wouldn’t know it.
    Los Alamos wrapped up its 2012 regular season at home, taking part in the Los Alamos Invitational. Los Alamos finished second behind only the Class 5A Cleveland Storm at the race.
    The Storm’s Luis Martinez, one of the most dominant runners the state has seen in some time, blew away the rest of the field and teammate Aaron Flores was a strong second to lead their team to a 34-point finish. Los Alamos, which placed four runners in the top 10 individually, finished with 40 points.
    Despite the close call at the top of the team results, it wasn’t the finish Los Alamos was looking for.
    Nick Hill, Los Alamos’ top finisher Friday, came in fourth, one slot ahead of Sean Reardon. Hill said the race, hosted by Los Alamos Golf Course, was a grueling one for him personally.
    “I didn’t feel that great, but I wanted to tough it out for my teammates,” Hill said. “In the end, it wasn’t exactly enough. We’re going to have to do a lot better.”

  • LA football wins, keeps pace in...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team fell behind the Española Valley Sundevils early in the first quarter Friday.

    But the Hilltoppers rallied for 56 unanswered points to knock off the Sundevils 56-6 in the valley.

    Los Alamos improves to 5-4 overall and 2-1 in district. It needed the victory to keep pace with the Santa Fe Demons in the District 2-4A standings, but still need the Demons to lose this upcoming week to Bernalillo.

    The Demons were humbled this week in a nondistrict game against Class 4A Moriarty, losing that contest 62-8.

    Española Valley tumbles to 0-3 in District 2-4A and 2-7 on the season.

    The Hilltoppers will host the Capital Jaguars (1-8, 1-2). Capital lost 26-0 to Bernalillo this weekend.

  • Hilltoppers handle Espanola,...

     

    PREP FOOTBALL

    Artesia 58, Roswell 13

    Aztec 20, Farmington 7

    Belen 51, Miyamura 30

    Bernalillo 26, Capital 0

    Bloomfield 54, Thoreau 0

    Capitan 54, Mescalero Apache 0

    Carlsbad 57, Hobbs 7

    Cleveland 54, Cibola 16

    Deming 42, Chaparral 7

    Dexter 20, Eunice 14

    Dulce 33, Navajo Pine 20

    Escalante 48, Questa 14

    Gadsden 14, Alamogordo 12

  • Giants go up 2-0 in World Series

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Long ball one night, a Giant dose of small ball the next.
    Two wins in two games and suddenly San Francisco doesn’t need to dig itself out of a postseason hole for a change.
    Madison Bumgarner shut down the Detroit Tigers for seven innings, then the Giants took advantage of a bunt that stayed fair to eke out the go-ahead run in a 2-0 win Thursday night for a 2-0 edge in the World Series.
    Gregor Blanco’s single trickled to a stop inches fair on the infield dirt, setting up Brandon Crawford’s run-scoring double-play grounder in the seventh. Hunter Pence added a sacrifice fly in the eighth, and that was plenty for these masters of the October comeback.
    “It definitely feels a whole lot better than having our backs against the wall,” Bumgarner said. “But you can’t relax. We’ve got to keep pushing.”
    Game 3 will be Saturday night in Detroit and for once, the Giants aren’t playing from behind. They overcame a 2-0 deficit to beat Cincinnati in the best-of-five division series and escaped a 3-1 hole against St. Louis in the NLCS.

  • Duke City Soccer League results

    In the fifth week of Duke City Soccer League action, the KIXX 2000 U13 girls team lost a tough contest to the Alameda Animals, 1-0.
    KIXX 2000, playing short-handed because of illness and injury, controlled possession most of the way.
    Camryn Dickson and Ashley Atencio played well in emergency goalkeeping duties, while Emily Hammond, Victoria Salazar, Hanna Littleton, Camryn Dickson and Ashley Atencio provided the offensive pressure.
    In boys games, the U13 Lasers 2000 won 2-1over the Titans NM 00 improving their record to 4-0 in their age bracket.
    Andres Runde scored both Lasers’ goals.
    The defense was anchored by the solid play of Devin Cantua, while Kauru Shimada and Caleb Cannon had outstanding games in the midfield.
    The U12 Celtics edged the Titans NM 01 Black 2-1. Celtics goals were provided by Sam Crooks and Jacob Castille.
    Donovan Atencio had an outstanding day on defense for the Celtics.

  • 'Toppers nip St. Mike’s, 1-0

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team closed out its regular season with Senior Night and, in doing so, shut out the St. Michael’s Horsemen.
    The Hilltoppers had numerous attack chances Thursday night at Sullivan Field, but couldn’t connect on those chances.
    Midway through the second half, however, Hilltopper senior Amy Neal picked up a goal, assisted by another senior, Leslie Guarello, to give Los Alamos a 1-0 victory.
    The game wasn’t particularly close, as the Hilltoppers finished with 18 shots on goal to the Horsemen’s 2. The Hilltoppers dominated ball possession throughout, but struggled to finish.
    “We had a bunch of close calls, a bunch of corner kicks,” Hilltopper head coach Jiri Kubicek said. “We’ve got a couple of weeks to work on it and get that under control.”
    Los Alamos scheduled St. Michael’s as a tune-up contest to help it get ready for the upcoming Class 4A playoffs. Los Alamos, which plays in one of the least competitive big-school districts in the state, wanted to make sure it got in a couple of tough games prior to the end of the 2012 regular season.
    This year, it scheduled both Piedra Vista, which it defeated 2-0 Saturday in Farmington, and the Horsemen, a solid Class A-3A program.

  • Topper Notes 10-26-12

    Football team takes on Española Valley tonight

  • WAC coaches pick Aggie men’s...

    LAS CRUCES — The New Mexico State University Aggie men’s basketball team was voted to win the WAC title in the WAC Coaches’ Preseason poll and finished second in the media poll.
    The 10 head coaches selected the Aggies to finish first with five first-place votes and 77 points. Utah State captured second place with five first-place votes and 76 points. Denver took third place with 65 points.
    For the Aggies, senior forward Tyrone Watson and sophomore guard Daniel Mullings earned Preseason All-WAC honors.
    Utah State junior guard Preston Medlin was tabbed as the league’s preseason player of the year. Mullings earned a first-team nod along with Denver junior forward Chris Udofia, Idaho center Kyle Barone and Louisiana Tech sophomore guard Raheem Appleby.
    The conference media poll selected Utah State as this year’s favorite. Utah State received 232 points and 15 first-place votes.
    Medlin was named the preseason player of the year in the WAC.
    Here are the results from the Western Athletic Conference coaches’ and media men’s basketball polls (first place votes are in parentheses):

    Coaches’ poll

    1. NMSU (5), 77 points
    2. Utah State (5), 76 points
    3. Denver, 65 points
    4. Louisiana Tech, 54 points