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Today's Sports

  • Toppers, Demons meet in huge 2-...

    In a short time, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers have gone from a struggling football team to one that is knocking on the door of a district championship.
    Los Alamos, which limped through its first three games of the year, has won three of its last four contests and can take a big step toward clinching a District 2-4A title tonight when it faces the Santa Fe Demons.
    With a big 38-0 win over reigning district champ Bernalillo last week, Los Alamos cemented its position as the team to beat in 2-4A. With a win tonight at Ivan Head Stadium, the Hilltoppers can all but seal it.
    It will have to get by a Demons squad, however, that had been pegged as the district favorite and can wrench that title back with a win.

  • Cross country teams back in...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper cross country teams return to action Saturday morning after a well-earned week off.

    The Hilltoppers will take part in the Rio Rancho Jamboree. Races at Rio Rancho, run on a virtually identical course to next month's state meet, will begin at 8 a.m.

    Los Alamos took a week off to rest up following the Twilight Cross Country Invitational. The invitational, held in Phoenix, showcased some of the top teams in the southwest.

    Against that caliber of competition, the Hilltopper boys and girls teams finished none-too-shabby.

  • Sports Update 10-13-11

    Junior basketball program will hold sessions Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls basketball programs will host a Jr. ‘Toppers youth program session Saturday.
    Players in preschool through second grade will have a clinic at 9 a.m. at Mountain Elementary School’s gymnasium. For players in grades three through eight, the clinic will be held at Los Alamos High School from 9-10:30 a.m.
    Interested participants are asked to register online at www.laschools.net.
     More information about the program can also be found on the website or by calling Tarah Logan at 500-2937 or Fil Dominguez at 927-4464.

    Cross country mile run is Oct. 21

  • LA girls take 4th at SFIS, boys...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls cross country teams competed at the Santa Fe Indian School meet Oct. 1.
    Instead of its usual powerful varsity lineups, which were taking part in the Twilight Festival in Phoenix that same weekend, Los Alamos’ second tiers of runners were given the nod to compete in the varsity races.
    Los Alamos’ girls finished fourth at the SFIS meet, which included 11 teams from around northern New Mexico. The Hilltopper boys took eighth out of 12 participating schools.
    Elizabeth Brug had the top finish of the day for Los Alamos, taking seventh overall in the girls race. Brug finished with a time of 21:32 to pace the Hilltoppers.

  • 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.    Previous
    1. Goddard (18)    189    1
    2. Aztec (1)           155    2
    3. Valencia            144    3
    4. Los Lunas          130    4

  • Girls soccer stays on top, boys...

    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.    Previous

    1. Los Alamos (8)   97    1
    2. St. Pius X (2)     90    2
    3. Farmington        72    3
    4. Academy           63    5
    5. Piedra Vista       58    6

  • Staying Out in Front

    Los Alamos’ Cassidy Reeves tries to keep the ball away from an opponent from Santa Fe Tuesday at Sullivan Field. Los Alamos locked up the District 2-4A title with Thursday’s win. Los Alamos was on top of last week’s girls soccer poll.

  • UNM Howl slated for Friday

    The University of New Mexico men’s and women’s basketball teams will host their first public event of the 2011-12 preseason Friday night at The Pit.
    The UNM teams will take part in the annual Lobo Howl. The Lobo Howl starts at 7 p.m. at The Pit in Albuquerque.
    The event is free. to the public
    Gates open at 6 p.m. at The Pit. Seating is general admission.
    At 7 p.m., the Lobo women will be introduced by new head coach Yvonne Sanchez and the team will hold an intrasquad scrimmage. The women’s team will also host a shooting contest and other events.
    The Lobo men will be introduced at 8 p.m. by coach Steve Alford and will have an intrasquad scrimmage and a slam dunk exhibition.

  • Lobo men’s hoops picked to win...

    DENVER — The University of New Mexico picked up a host of honors as the Mountain West announced its annual preseason polls and all-conference teams, and the Lobos were at the head of the list.  
    The Lobos picked up 22 of 26 first place votes as UNM was predicted to win the 2011-12 Mountain West title.
    In addition, Wooden Award candidate Drew Gordon was named Preseason Player of the Year, while highly-touted Australian import Hugh Greenwood was selected as Freshman of the Year. Gordon and sophomore guard Kendall Williams were both named to the five-man preseason All-Mountain West team.

  • Lobo women's hoops finishes...

    DENVER, Colo. — The University of New Mexico Lobos were tabbed fourth in the Mountain West Conference women’s basketball preseason poll.
    The Mountain West announced its 2011-12 preseason women’s basketball poll and all-conference team Tuesday at its Basketball Media Day held at The Mtn. Studios in Denver, Colo. The voting panel consisted of the league’s eight head coaches and select women’s basketball media.
    New Mexico garnered 74 points in voting to nab the No. 4  spot, and junior Sara Halasz earned a spot on the 2011  Preseason All-Conference team.
    The Lobos finished behind third-place Colorado State (106 points), second place San Diego State (127 poins) and the preseason favorite Horned Frogs of TCU.