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Today's Sports

  • 'Topper Notes: LA has...

    Homecoming week is often a reason for the hosting football team to celebrate.
    Los Alamos will have a lot to celebrate if it pulls off what would be the biggest upset in the state this season should it knock off its homecoming opponent Friday night.

  • Volleyball: ´Toppers pick up...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team opened its 2010 home schedule with a pair of wins, including a sweep over one of Class AAAA’s most feared squads.
    In consecutive nights, the Hilltoppers topped both the Las Vegas Robertson Cardinals, usually a solid Class AAA program, and the Moriarty Pintos. The Hilltoppers dropped both the Cardinals and the Pintos 3-0 at Griffith Gymnasium.
    The matches were the first two home appearances of the season for the Hilltoppers, who will bounce back-and-forth for most of the rest of the season.

  • Auto racing: Bowyer's car...

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Clint Bowyer's NASCAR championship chances were crippled Wednesday when his car failed a follow-up inspection and he was penalized 150 points after winning last weekend's first race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

  • Soccer: ´Topper teams open...

    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper soccer teams opened their District 2AAAA seasons with victories Tuesday.
    Los Alamos’ boys and girls both opened their district seasons at Bernalillo with the teams playing a doubleheader against the Spartans.
    Los Alamos’ girls picked up a 2-0 victory over Bernalillo in the early game Tuesday, while Los Alamos’ boys earned a 4-1 victory in the nightcap.
    Both teams were glad to open their district schedules with wins, particularly after grueling predistrict schedules and a couple of rough recent outings.

  • Soccer: LA boys, girls take a...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls soccer teams both slipped in this week's NMSoccer.com coaches' poll.

    Los Alamos' boys were ranked No. 4 in the poll, down one spot from the previous week, while Los Alamos' girls tumbled from No. 3 to No. 6 this week.

    The Hilltopper boys garnered 66 total points, five points behind Roswell.

    Los Alamos' girls, meanwhile, finished with 28 points, one point behind Aztec in the fifth position.

  • Baseball: Twins clinch AL...

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins arrived at Target Field on Tuesday night with a magic number of two, a day game on Wednesday and their AL Central rivals from Chicago playing late into the night on the West Coast.

    Even if they beat the Indians, the Twins said, they wouldn't be sticking around to see how the White Sox fared. They all planned to return to their homes and check the scores. If the Sox lost and the Twins clinched the division, so be it. There would be time to celebrate another day.

  • Basketball: Lobo men's...

    The University of New Mexico athletic department announced that season tickets for the 2010-11 men’s basketball season will go on sale Tuesday.

    The UNM Lobos, whose roster includes former Los Alamos Hilltopper standout Alex Kirk, have 18 home games scheduled for this season. Games at the newly renovated University Arena (The Pit) include a pair of exhibitions, eight non-conference contests and the Mountain West slate.

  • Boys golf: LA takes 5th at home...

    It was a day for low scores Monday on the boys’ side of the Los Alamos Fall Invitational.
    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team hosted the tournament, which was played at Los Alamos Golf Course. The competition, played under near ideal conditions, boasted a dozen sub-80 rounds on the day.
    Nearly half of those low scores were posted by the Hope Christian Huskies. The Huskies, who play in the small-school classification, had all five of their top players shoot under 80 Monday, while their sixth player missed by just two strokes on joining them.

  • Girls golf: ´Toppers pick up 2nd...

    It’s been a couple of years since the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team has earned its way into the state Class AAAA tournament during the regular season.
    But with its win Monday at Los Alamos Golf Course, it’s just one tournament away from doing just that during the fall 2010 season.
    Los Alamos won Monday’s Los Alamos Fall Invitational, finishing with an overall team score of 386, 18 shots better than St. Pius X. The score gave Los Alamos its second state qualification leg in as many tournaments. Three are required for state qualification.

  • Football: Holbrook to have...

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico coach Mike Locksley says quarterback B.R. Holbrook will undergo exploratory surgery on his left knee.

    Holbrook, who started the Lobos' first two games, sat out last weekend's 56-14 loss to Utah and will miss Saturday's game at UNLV.

    His status beyond that is undetermined.