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Today's Sports

  • Okla. St. women's coaches...

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State University women's basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna were killed when the single-engine plane they were riding in during a recruiting trip crashed near a wildlife management area in central Arkansas.

    The university said the pair died in the crash Thursday night near Perryville, about 45 miles west of Little Rock. The Winona Wildlife Management Area is in steep terrain in the eastern Ouachita Mountains. A cause of the crash was not announced.

    In January 2001, 10 men affiliated with the university's men's basketball team died in a Colorado plane crash.

  • State Notes 11-17-11

    Sundevils are in prime-time game of Tip-Off Classic

  • Toppers hit the ice for...

    Despite limited ice time and a new-look roster, the Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team will need to be ready for Saturday’s season opener.
    The Hilltoppers were scheduled to open their season at home Friday, but the Los Alamos County Ice Rink is still in a state of major disrepair. Instead of hosting their home opener — that and all subsequent games until the rink is ready to go will be pushed back — they will travel for a doubleheader Saturday in the Albuquerque area.
    Los Alamos will take on the Eldorado Eagles at 10 a.m. at Outpost Ice Arena, then meet the Cibola Cougars at Blades Ice Arena at 4:30 p.m.

  • Joe Frazier remembered in S.C.

    BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Long before he became Smokin’ Joe, the future heavyweight champion was known in his South Carolina hometown as “Billy Boy” — a stocky farmer’s son who honed his devastating left hook on a punching bag made from a flour sack stuffed with corn cobs and rags.
    Joe Frazier would make Philadelphia his adopted home, but his roots ran deep in South Carolina where he was born in 1944. More than 250 people gathered Wednesday for a memorial service near his hometown of Beaufort.
    “He was Joe Frazier to the world, but he was our Uncle Billy,” said Dannette Frazier, one of about a dozen of Frazier’s nieces and nephews who still live near the 10-acre farm where the boxer was raised.

  • Sports Update 11-16-11

    No LA players picked for North-South volleyball

  • Webb takes sixth in N.M. Open

    Patrick Webb of Los Alamos finished sixth in the Open Mixed Epee competition at the New Mexico Open last month.
    Webb, who competes for Los Alamos Fencing Club, was among the top finishers in Epee, pacing three LAFC participants in the event.
    The New Mexico Open, held in Albuquerque, is one of the major fencing events sponsored by United States Fencing Association’s Rocky Mountain Section. In all, 46 Epeeists took part in the open mixed division from all around the southwest.
    Following Webb, who advanced to the quarterfinals of direct elimination, Tom Hill was 18th overall and Jack Stafurik finished 42nd.

  • LA tops Capital, loses to St....

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper C team football squad split its final two games of the regular season, topping Capital but falling to St. Pius X.
    In its home finale Oct. 24, the Hilltoppers thumped Capital’s Jaguars 59-14. The following week, the Hilltoppers lost to St. Pius’ Sartans, 26-6.
    Against Capital, Skylar Veenis and Sam Ortiz combined for a whopping seven touchdowns, with Veenis scoring four times. Alex Delamarter also scored in that contest.
    In both the final two games, Los Alamos shuffled in as many players as it could.

  • 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.