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Today's Sports

  • Losses, lack of support cited in...

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's bad record, a lack of fan support, and a number of "embarrassing" off-the-field events led to the firing of head football coach Mike Locksley, athletic director Paul Krebs said Monday.

    Speaking at a news conference on campus, Krebs said he told Locksley on Sunday of his decision to fire him after the Lobos lost 48-45 in overtime Saturday to Sam Houston State before an announced crowd of 16,313 — the smallest home crowd in nearly two decades.

    "In the end I made a decision I thought needed to be made," said Krebs. "I did not see any good ending to this story."

  • How the AP Top 25 Fared;...

    No. 1 Oklahoma (3-0) beat Missouri 38-28. Next: vs. Ball State, Saturday.

    No. 2 LSU (4-0) beat No. 16 West Virginia 47-21. Next: vs. Kentucky, Saturday.

    No. 3 Alabama (4-0) beat No. 14 Arkansas 38-14. Next: at No. 15 Florida, Saturday.

    No. 4 Boise State (3-0) beat Tulsa 41-21. Next: vs. Nevada, Saturday.

    No. 5 Stanford (3-0) did not play. Next: vs. UCLA, Saturday.

    No. 6 Wisconsin (4-0) beat South Dakota 59-10. Next: vs. No. 9 Nebraska, Saturday.

    No. 7 Oklahoma State (4-0) beat No. 8 Texas A&M 30-29. Next: vs. Kansas, Saturday, Oct. 8.

    No. 8 Texas A&M (2-1) lost to No. 7 Oklahoma State 30-29. Next: vs. No. 14 Arkansas, Saturday.

  • Sports Schedule, Sept. 26-Oct. 1

    Monday

    Football: Hope Christian at Los Alamos, C team, 4:30 p.m.

     

    Tuesday

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

     

    Wednesday

    Cross country: LAMS at Academy Invite, boys and girls, 4 p.m.

     

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

     

    Thursday

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista, varsity, 3 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.

     

    Football: Los Alamos at Española, 4 p.m.

     

    Friday

  • LA dropped by Belen Friday, 35-8

    BELEN – While it might be tough to find a lot of good news in a 27-point loss, there were at least some bright spots for the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team Friday night.
    Facing one of the top programs in Class 4A in its Homecoming contest, the Hilltoppers were able to move the ball fairly well for a good portion of the night.
    Unfortunately, some decent drives for the Hilltoppers didn’t result in any points until the very end when the game was out of reach.
    Meanwhile, the heavily-favored Belen Eagles took advantage of some big plays, many of them provided by quarterback Nicholas Kurtz, as they picked up a 35-8 victory at home Friday.

  • LA has close call Saturday

    The Santa Fe Demons gave the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team everything it could handle Saturday, but the Hilltoppers escaped with a 2-1 overtime victory.
    The Hilltoppers and Demons squared off in Santa Fe Saturday morning in the Hilltoppers’ second District 2-4A contest of the season.
    In that contest, Santa Fe held Los Alamos to just one goal in 95 minutes before Los Alamos finally secured the victory with a second goal in the second overtime period. Collin Stone and Ryan Maestas finished with goals, while Ryan Kniss and David Stroud were credited with assists.
    Lorenzo Venneri finished with three stops in goal for Los Alamos, which improved to 2-0 on the district season. It topped Bernalillo 4-1 in its district opener Tuesday.

  • LA blanks Santa Fe in 2-4A

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team upped its District 2-4A record to 2-0 with a shutout win Saturday against Santa Fe.
    Hilltopper Amy Neal scored a pair of goals, one in each half, and earned assists on the other two goals as the Hilltoppers cruised to a 4-0 victory over Santa Fe’s Demons Saturday.
    Los Alamos, which has had a busy schedule of late, will get a whole week off from competition. It won’t play again until Saturday when it hosts Capital, another District 2-4A opponent.
    Los Alamos head coach Jiri Kubicek said he could tell his team was feeling the effects of a tough two-week stretch.

  • Boys cross country: Reardon...

    ALBUQUERQUE — In the second meeting between the two biggest rivals in Class 4A, the Albuquerque Academy Chargers grabbed a solid win.
    Los Alamos traveled south to take on Academy and the rest of the field at the Academy Invitational. Los Alamos finished fourth in team competition with 129 points, while the Chargers nipped the Cleveland Storm for Friday’s team title.
    The top finisher for the Hilltoppers Friday was Sean Reardon. Reardon, who stuck right with the top runners through more than half the race, wound up finishing seventh overall.

  • Girls cross country: LA nipped...

    ALBUQUERQUE — While who is the best girls cross country team in the state is still up for debate, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers are still making a very good case for being the top team in Class 4A.
    Los Alamos finished in second place at a very tough meet Friday, the Albuquerque Academy Invitational. Los Alamos was second overall, placing a pair of runners in the top five individually.
    The team title was won by Eldorado Friday. Eldorado, the odds-on favorite to win the Class 5A title this season, is also the only team to have topped the Hilltoppers through three races this season.

  • Friday's Prep Football...

     

    PREP FOOTBALL

    Alamogordo 34, Clint Horizon, Texas 17

    Belen 35, Los Alamos 8

    Canadian, Texas 67, Clayton 7

    Capitan 39, Mora 0

    Carlsbad 48, Artesia 21

    Carrizozo 44, Menaul 14

    Cleveland 54, Hobbs 0

    Clovis Christian 80, Hondo 28

    Escalante 36, Crownpoint 20

    Eunice 50, Wink, Texas 35

    Fort Stockton, Texas 43, Lovington 13

    Gallup 14, Bernalillo 13

    Gateway Christian 28, Animas 0

    Goddard 56, Portales 15

    Hot Springs 35, Lordsburg 6

    La Cueva 42, Highland 23

  • D-backs, Brewers and Rangers...

    Elvis Andrus took a home run trot at Rangers Ballpark, cheering a ball that landed 1,400 miles away. Prince Fielder enjoyed a victory lap at Miller Park, hugging fans along the way. Kirk Gibson pumped his fist at Chase Field, celebrating while the crowd chanted his name.

    All over baseball, it was one big wrap party.

    The Arizona Diamondbacks, Milwaukee Brewers and Texas Rangers each clinched Friday night — only once before, on Oct. 5, 1985, had three division spots been decided on the same day, STATS LLC said.

    All six divisions already locked up, still five days left in the regular season. Not since 1986, when there were only four divisions, had they all been sealed so early, STATS found.