Today's Sports

  • LA will take on Moriarty, Gallup...

    It might be a good thing for the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team that clocks were turned back an hour this weekend.
    The Hilltoppers will have to play bright and early Thursday to start the Class 4A playoffs.
    Los Alamos and the rest of the Class 4A field will open the state tournament at 8 a.m. Thursday. The tournament is set for the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.
    As expected, the Hilltoppers earned the No. 3 overall seed in pool play. They are the top seed in Pool C, which also includes sixth-seeded Moriarty and 11th-seeded Gallup.
    Los Alamos will play Gallup at 8 a.m. Thursday in its first pool play contest, then, after Moriarty and Gallup face off, Los Alamos will take on Moriarty’s Pintos.

  • LA saddled with No. 12 seed,...

    While it appeared in the final weeks of the regular season the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team made a case why it should not be the No. 12 seed in the state Class 4A tournament, the seeding and selection committee didn’t agree.
    Los Alamos picked up the 12th and final seed for the Class 4A playoffs, which get going this weekend with four games. Los Alamos will face fifth-seeded Los Lunas Friday night on the road.
    The Hilltoppers were relegated to the bottom of the 4A bracket, the same way the Bernalillo Spartans were a year earlier. While based on early season play, a No. 12 seed wasn’t unjustifiable for the Hilltoppers, the team pulled things together at the end of the season, considerably better than did the Spartans a year ago.

  • College FB roundup: scores from...



    Brown 34, Yale 28

    Bryant 31, Albany (NY) 17

    CCSU 31, Robert Morris 24

    Cincinnati 26, Pittsburgh 23

    Dartmouth 33, Cornell 24

    Georgetown 30, Fordham 13

    Harvard 35, Columbia 21

    Lafayette 37, Colgate 24, OT

    Lehigh 14, Holy Cross 7

    Louisville 38, West Virginia 35

    Marist 30, Valparaiso 7

    Monmouth (NJ) 48, St. Francis (Pa.) 45

    Navy 42, Troy 14

    New Hampshire 28, James Madison 10

    Penn 37, Princeton 9

    Rhode Island 24, William & Mary 21

    Rutgers 20, South Florida 17, OT

  • State Champs!

    The Los Alamos girls and boys cross country teams easily outdistanced the competition to win the Class 4A state title Saturday at Rio Rancho High School. Get the full story in sports.

  • Lobos remain winless

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Walter Kazee ran for a career-high three touchdowns as San Diego State cruised to a 35-7 win over New Mexico on Saturday night.
    Ronnie Hillman, the FBS’s leading rusher, ran for 141 yards and a touchdown for the Aztecs (5-3, 2-2 Mountain West).
    The Lobos (0-9, 0-4), one of only two winless FBS teams, stretched their losing streak to 12 games. New Mexico’s last win came Nov. 6, 2010 against Wyoming.
    Kazee, who entered with five career rushing TDs, had never scored more than one in a game. Hillman, who came in averaging 151 yards per game, scored on a 1-yard run.
    San Diego State’s five rushing touchdowns were its most in more than 15 years.

  • ’Toppers fall to Chargers once...

    ALBUQUERQUE — It’s getting to be a pattern. If you ask Jiri Kubicek, it’s getting to be a mighty tiresome pattern.
    For the fifth straight season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team ended its season with a loss to the Albuquerque Academy Chargers. Unlike the previous three seasons, however, the loss came one round early.
    Academy scored twice in less than three minutes early in the first half, the second goal knocking Los Alamos for a loop in a 3-1 loss in the semifinal round of the state Class 4A tournament.

  • OT field goal puts LSU over...

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — No. 1 LSU gained the inside track to the BCS title game, beating No. 2 Alabama 9-6 on Drew Alleman’s 25-yard field goal in overtime after a fierce defensive struggle in which neither team reached the end zone Saturday night.
    The Crimson Tide missed four field goals, including Cade Foster’s 52-yard attempt after Alabama got the ball first in the extra period. LSU appeared to win the game on Michael Ford’s run around left end after taking a pitch, but he stepped out of bounds at the 7.

  • LA gets No. 12 seed in 4A state...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team’s big finish at the end of the 2011 regular season didn’t afford it much respect from the state’s seeding and selection committee.
    Los Alamos was saddled with the No. 12 seed in the upcoming state Class 4A football playoffs, the lowest seed in the tournament.
    By virtue of its 12 seed, the Hilltoppers (6-4) will be on the road in the first round. They will meet the fifth-seeded Los Lunas Tigers this weekend.
    For the fourth year in a row, District 2-4A will send just a lone representative into the playoffs and for the second year in a row, it is the lowest possible seed.

  • ´Toppers sweep Spartans at home

    The dominance by the Los Alamos Hilltoppers in District 2-4A volleyball continued with a big win Saturday night.
    Los Alamos hosted the district tournament championship match Saturday at Griffith Gymnasium, taking on the Bernalillo Spartans. The Spartans had been the Hilltoppers’ toughest opponents during the district season, but the Hilltoppers dispatched them in straight sets.
    Los Alamos held on in the first set with Bernalillo serving at set point, then held on to win late in the third set, grabbing a 26-24, 25-16, 25-21 victory. The win gave Los Alamos its third consecutive 2-4A tournament title.
    The three set victories upped the consecutive set win streak by Los Alamos to 27. The win, however, didn’t come without a few hiccups.

  • LA girls run away with 4A title

    RIO RANCHO — Even for a team with 15 previous state titles under its belt, the win by the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team was an impressive one.

    The Hilltoppers thoroughly dominated the Class 4A state cross country championship race Saturday.

    The state title race was held at Rio Rancho High School under cold and windy conditions, conditions that suited Los Alamos just fine.

    “The course was really good for us. We train in the cold,” Hilltopper junior Jennifer Mooday said. “When we saw the weather, we were overly excited. We were ecstatic.”

    Mooday, who has helped the Hilltoppers to two previous state titles, finished fourth overall in this year’s race.