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Today's Sports

  • Volleyball stays put at No. 3

    Here are this week’s Class 4A football and volleyball coaches’ polls. Polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Class 4A Football

       Team  Total pts.    Pvs.

    1. Goddard (15)  150    1
    2. Aztec    121    3
    3. Valencia    109    4
    4. Artesia    101    2
    5. Los Lunas    84    5
    6. Belen    81    6
    7. Farmington  67    8
    8. Moriarty    35    -

  • LA girls on top of 4A poll

    Here are this week’s Class 4A boys and girls soccer coaches’ polls.
    Weekly soccer polls are conducted by NMSoccer.com. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Class 4A Girls

       Team  Total pts.    Pvs.

    1. Los Alamos (5) 59    3
    2. St. Pius X (1)  51    2
    3. Academy        48    1
    4. Farmington     38    4
    5. Aztec             34    6
    6. Piedra Vista    31    5

  • Toppers open district with 3-1...

    BERNALILLO — In their district openers, the Los Alamos Hilltopper and Bernalillo Spartan volleyball teams picked up right where they left off in the 2010 season.
    Bernalillo gave Los Alamos its toughest District 2-4A contest last year and, with a veteran lineup returning, was looking to pick up a win right off the bat.
    But, despite some up-and-down offense and falling behind in every set, the Hilltoppers escaped with a hard-fought four-set win at Spartan Gymnasium. The Hilltoppers dropped the first set 19-25, but bounced back to sweep the final three sets 25-20, 25-22, 25-21 in their 2011 district opener Wednesday.

  • Sports Update 09-28-11

    Trail Fest set for Oct. 8

    The fifth annual Pajarito Trail Fest will return Oct. 8.
    The Trail Fest consists of a half-marathon, 10K race and kids fun run. All the races will be held on Pajarito Mountain.
    Proceeds from the races will go to benefit the Las Conchas Fire Trail Recovery Fund.
    For more information, visit www.pajaritotrailfest.com on the Internet.

    Yum Run returns for seventh year

  • Astros, Cardinals tied with 1 to...

    HOUSTON (AP) — After St. Louis was swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers in late August, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa thought his team would fall short of the postseason once again.
    Less than a month later, the Cardinals are tied with Atlanta for the NL wild-card lead.
    Pinch-hitter Ryan Theriot delivered a tiebreaking two-run triple in the seventh inning, leading St. Louis to a 13-6 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
    The sliding Braves lost 7-1 to Philadelphia, sending the race for the NL’s final playoff spot to the last day of the regular season. If the teams are tied after Wednesday’s game, St. Louis will host a one-game playoff on Thursday night.

  • Weiss makes his pro umpiring...

    It didn’t take long for players of the North American League to try to ruffle the feathers of a rookie man in blue.
    Nor did it take long for the man in blue to squawk back.
    Local umpire Doug Weiss got a chance to call balls and strikes this summer for the North American League professional baseball organization. Weiss, who has worked in every baseball level from Little League to the pros, did 24 games in Calgary, Alberta, Canada for the independent professional league.
    “It’s a lot of fun,” Weiss said of his stint calling pro ball. “Baseball at that level is very different. It’s a lot faster. The pitching’s a lot faster and a lot better. The amount you have to know and retain is a lot higher.”

  • Cope tops predictors at Pace Race

    Roy Cope had the top prediction at last week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race.
    Last week’s pace race was held on North Mesa. The  Roadrunners will host another Pace Race tonight starting at Acoma Lane in Pajarito Acres.
    In last week’s race, Cope finished with a prediction error of just three seconds. Cope just narrowly beat out Ted Williams, who was four seconds off his predicted finish time, while Tim Sandford missed by just six seconds.
    Sandford was the fastest finisher on the 1-mile course with his time of 10 minutes, 2 seconds, while Jackie Marr finished in 10:58.
    On the 3-mile course, Ted Romero had a finish time of 20:54, while Laura McClellan finished in 21:56.

  • C team rolls to big win Monday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper C team football squad picked up its second win in a row, routing the Hope Christian Huskies.
    Los Alamos’ defense keyed the big win Monday at Sullivan Field.
    Hilltopper Sam Ortiz had four sacks on the contest and Ricky Whittemore had a pick-six as Los Alamos cruised to a 32-0 victory.
    “(The) coaching staff believed that our team was improving, which was clear as day (Monday),” Los Alamos C team coach Marco Lucero said. “We feel that the elimination of mistakes, big hits, causing and recovering turnovers was what was more impressive than the win or the final score.”

  • Hawks win big at home meet

    For the first time in its brief history, the Los Alamos Middle School cross country team hosted a race.
    The race, held Sept. 14, was run on the team’s home course, just east of LAMS’ campus.
    The Hawks dominated their home meet, sweeping the boys and girls seventh and eighth grade titles. Also competing in the meet were teams from West Las Vegas, Pojoaque and Española.
    The LAMS eighth grade girls swept the top seven places in their race. Sophia Galvez topped all runners with her time of 12 minutes, 20 seconds, while Katie Stockton, Madison Foley, Talia Dreicer and Nicola Vasquez helped complete the perfect score.

  • LA travels to Bernalillo for...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team is starting off its District 2-4A season with a match against a solid team Wednesday.
    Los Alamos will travel to Bernalillo to take on the Spartans Wednesday. Match time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
    The Los Alamos-Bernalillo match will pit the District 2-4A teams with the two best records during the 2011 season. Bernalillo has been red hot during the nondistrict season, winning 9 of 10 heading into the district opener.
    The Spartans, who have struggled in recent years to make much of a run in the 2-4A standings, have over the course of the last season-and-a-half put themselves in a position to be a potentially serious district contender.