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  • Lobos rebound to top Denver in...

    ALBUQUERQUE — On the heels of the program’s first regular-season loss at home in nearly two years, the fifth-ranked were looking for an answer at home against Denver University (5-3-3).
    The Lobos had to wait 106 minutes Sunday afternoon before getting the game’s only goal from Devon Sandoval.
    Sandoval, a senior from Albuquerque, recorded his fourth game-winning goal of the season after capitalizing on a defensive miscue by the Denver back line.
    A Pioneer defender misplayed a long Michael Calderon ball, which bounced long off his chest to Sandoval, who buried it for his eighth goal of the season.
    “I felt it was a deserving win, and I thought we played really well,” said Lobo head coach Jeremy Fishbein. “Today was eerily similar to Friday in that we created a lot of great chances but didn’t put them in the net.”
    Sandoval’s goal in double overtime ended a contest that saw the Lobos miss out on several scoring opportunities. UNM out-shot Denver 18-11 and held an 11-4 advantage in corner kicks.
    After a slow-paced opening ten minutes of play, the Lobos began to threaten on deep attacking runs. On several occasions Lobo players elected to pass instead of shoot.

  • Toppers downed by Demons 3-1...

    The last time the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team lost a District 2-4A contest, it was to Española Valley in 2008.
    The head coach of the Sundevils at the time was Garry Maskaly, who now helms Los Alamos’ program.
    But Saturday night, the Hilltoppers fell 3-1 to the Santa Fe Demons, dropping them to 1-1 in 2-4A play.
    Now, to avoid falling into a big hole in the district race, the Hilltoppers (6-6 overall) will have to find a way to trip up Española Valley Wednesday night.
    Española Valley (8-5), coming into the district season, seemed poised to be Los Alamos’ biggest challenger as it attempts to claim its fifth consecutive 2-4A title. But with Saturday’s loss against Santa Fe (6-8, 1-1) and a road date with the Capital Jaguars (5-7, 0-1) this weekend, the Hilltoppers  may not be able to afford a loss Wednesday.
    Prior to Wednesday’s match, the Hilltoppers will host Sandia Prep (4-8) tonight in a nondistrict contest. Sandia Prep got off to a slow start this season but has rebounded to win three of its last four.
    Los Alamos, meanwhile, is on a bit of a slide, having lost three of its last five outings, a slide that’s somewhat surprising after it blasted Moriarty and Bernalillo before being swept by Albuquerque Academy Thursday and the loss to Santa Fe Saturday.

  • Baseball Playoff Glance 10-09-12

    National League

    Wildcard, Oct. 5

    St. Louis 6, Atlanta 3

    Division Series

    Cincinnati 2, San Francisco, 0

    Saturday: Cincinnati 5, San Francisco 2
    Sunday: Cincinnati 9, San Francisco 0
    Today: San Francisco (Vogelson 14-9) at Cincinnati (Bailey 13-10)
    Wednesday: San Francisco (Zito 15-8) at Cincinnati (TBD), 2:07 p.m. (if necessary)

    Washington 1, St. Louis 1

    Sunday: Washington 3, St. Louis 2
    Monday: St. Louis 12, Washington 4
    Wednesday: St. Louis (Carpenter 0-2) at Washington (Jackson 10-11), 11:07 a.m.

    American League

    Wildcard, Oct. 5

    Baltimore 5, Texas 1

    Division Series

    Detroit 2, Oakland 0

    Saturday: Detroit 3, Oakland 1
    Sunday: Detroit 5, Oakland 4
    Today: Detroit (Sanchez 4-6) at Oakland (Anderson 4-2), 7:07 p.m.

    New York 1, Baltimore 1

    Sunday: New York 7, Baltimore 2
    Monday: Baltimore 3, New York 2
    Wednesday: Baltimore (Gonzales 9-4) at New York (Hughes 16-13), 5:37 p.m.

  • Duke City results from weeks 3...

    Here are the results for the Los Alamos Football Club in Duke City Soccer League play for:

    In week four of Duke City Soccer League action, the U11 girls Hotshots 2002 won 2-0 over the Classic FC Dynamite, with both scores provided by Alyssa Parker.
    Kaya Krantz had a big game for the Hotshots, while goalkeepers Tanna  Hollander and Chloe Rooney earned the shutout, with Rooney forcing a missed penalty kick against the Dynamite.
    In boys week 4 games, the U13 Lasers 2000 earned a 4-1 in their contest against the Classic FC Millennials, bringing their record to 3-0 in their age bracket.
    The Lasers trailed 1-0 on a penalty kick in the first half, but rallied for four unanswered goals to win going away.
    Arthur Stienkamp and Andres Runde scored two goals apiece, while Alex Bullock had a big showing in goal. The defense of Ben Rees, Cameron Art, Devin Cantua and Cid Rice in front of Bullock was solid throughout.
    Kauru Shimada, Dean Chandler and Christopher Blue also had good showings for the Lasers in the midfield.
    The U-12 Atomic City FC were dropped 8-2 to the NM Bears. Goals came from Wyatt Watson and Dakota Duran with Jesse Prime earning an assist.
    In a non-league game, the Boys U10 LAFC tournament team won 4-1 over the U13 Northern Atkeson.

  • The AP top 25 college football...

    The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 6, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

  • LA among winners in Saturday...



    Carlsbad JV 33, Jal 0

    Cloudcroft 39, Tularosa JV 6

    Hope Christian 21, Socorro 14

    Los Alamos 29, Albuquerque Academy 25

    Mayfield 34, Volcano Vista 24

    Questa 54, Dulce 18

  • On Schedule 10-07-12

    Football: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: Sandia Prep at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Santa Fe Waldorf, C team, 4:30 p.m.

    Volleyball: Española Valley at Los Alamos, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m; varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Strongsville, Ohio, at Los Alamos, varsity, 6 p.m.; Los Alamos at Belen, JV, C team, 4 p.m.

    Football: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, varsity, 7 p.m.

    Cross country: Los Alamos at Los Lunas Invite, boys and girls varsity/JV/C team, 9:30 a.m.

    Girls soccer: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, varsity, 11 a.m.; Española Valley at Los Alamos, JV, 3:30 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, varsity, 1 p.m.; Española Valley at Los Alamos, C team, 5 p.m.

    Volleyball: Los Alamos at Capital, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varsity, 6:30 p.m.

  • LA closes out 2-4A game early

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team won going away Saturday against the Capital Jaguars, but it wasn’t all a celebration.
    While heading in for the first score of the game just a little over three minutes in, Los Alamos’ Catie McDonald ran headlong into the Jaguars’ left goalpost. McDonald was down on the ground right by the goalpost for several minutes until she was taken by ambulance to Los Alamos Medical Center.
    McDonald, who is having a marvelous season for the Hilltoppers, was groggy following the collision and had to be taken by gurney off the field to the waiting ambulance.
    Initial reports suggested McDonald may have suffered a whiplash-like hit to her head and neck.
    Despite the early injury, which left many Hilltopper players and spectators shaken, the team regrouped to rout the Jaguars 10-0.
    McDonald’s sister, Meghan, tallied the 10th and final goal in the 62nd minute on a penalty kick.
    Los Alamos scored six goals in the first half, with Amy Neal picking up a hat trick 24 minutes into the game.
    With the victory, the Hilltoppers (12-2) improved to 3-0 in 2-4A play and have outscored their three district opponents 26-0 in those games.

  • Toppers pick up win on road

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team picked up an important win on the road Saturday afternoon.
    Los Alamos came back from a 3-point halftime deficit to grab a 29-25 victory over the Albuquerque Academy Chargers at Richard Harper Memorial Field in Albuquerque.
    Quarterback Brice Van Etten found Xavier Dennison open in the middle of the field for a 49-yard touchdown with about six minutes remaining Saturday.
    The long score gave the Hilltoppers a 29-19 edge. The Chargers (3-3) would score a touchdown with under four minutes to go but Los Alamos picked up two big first downs on its ensuing drive to kill the clock.
    Saturday was Academy’s homecoming contest, but the host Chargers lost their second straight game to the Hilltoppers. The Hilltoppers beat the Chargers at Sullivan Field for their 2011 homecoming game.
    A loss by the Hilltoppers, who evened their season record at 3-3, would’ve likely cost them any stab at an at-large invitation to the Class 4A playoffs this year, should they need to go that route.
    The fourth quarter touchdown was the second long score of the game for Dennison, who ran 46 yards to paydirt to give Los Alamos an 8-0 lead early in the fourth quarter.

    Special thanks to KRSN AM 1490 for its assistance with this report

  • LA shut out by Capital, 1-0

    If the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team wants to reclaim the District 2-4A championship from the Capital Jaguars, it’s going to have to do it the hard way.
    Los Alamos was able to pick up its intensity after a sluggish first half to make a second half push Saturday, but it wouldn’t be enough to crack an impressive Jaguar back line.
    Luis Rios-Olivas blasted a shot from 25 yards out which the breeze helped push into the goal at the 34-minute mark. That goal would be all the Jaguars would need, taking a 1-0 decision at Sullivan Field.
    The loss puts the Hilltoppers in an early hole against the Jaguars, who claimed the district title in 2011 on the last day of the Hilltoppers’ regular season. Now, in 2012, it could well be the Hilltoppers hoping to pull off a big late season win when the two teams meet Oct. 23.
    Capital dominated the first half but had only the one goal to show for it. However, it beat Los Alamos to most every ball in the air and made enough runs to keep the Los Alamos defense off-balance.
    On the other side of the field, Los Alamos could muster only two shots and only one of them between the pipes.
    Capital head coach Eugene Doyle picked up his first win in six tries at Sullivan Field.