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Today's Sports

  • Girls basketball: Elks top LA...

    While there are some questions surrounding the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team heading into the 2010-11 season, the Hilltoppers showed they might have some answers soon.
    Friday night in their season debut, the Hilltoppers looked like they might pull out a big win against a very tough opponent the Pojoaque Elks. Instead, however, the Elks rallied from a late 6-pont deficit to earn a 53-51 victory.
    Los Alamos opened its 2010-11 campaign Friday night at Griffith Gymnasium.

  • A party in Albuquerque for...

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — TCU's players handed out roses on the sideline after defeating New Mexico, symbolizing what's next — a possible Rose Bowl trip.

    The No. 3 Horned Frogs (12-0, 8-0) had just capped a perfect regular season for the second straight year, winning 66-17 on Saturday. Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson dashed into the boisterous locker room and handed over the trophy for TCU's second consecutive league title.

    One night earlier, the Frogs had another celebration at the team hotel.

  • Football: Boise St. shocked by...

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — For two years, Boise State won every time it took the field. The Broncos had to, if they wanted to be considered a serious team that could one day possibly compete for the BCS title.

    When the inevitable loss came, it hurt in more ways than the Broncos could count.

    No national title game. No BCS bowl. No grudging respect from the big boys in the big conferences.

  • Soccer: Thoma named Class AAAA...

    Following a year capped by one of the biggest performances in the history of Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer, it was fitting the two biggest individual honors of the season went to members of the Hilltopper program.
    Los Alamos, the 2010 state Class AAAA champion, had its top player and head coach named the best of the year by coaches statewide.

  • Running: Romero is tops at...

    Ted Romero was the big winner at the 2010 Turkey Trot.
    The Turkey Trot, which was held Sunday on North Mesa, was hosted jointly by the Atomic City Roadrunners, CROP and LA Cares. The event was to benefit those in need of food assistance in the area.
    Sunday’s run included 195 runners taking place on a 2.57-mile course.
    Romero finished the race in 16 minutes, 47 seconds, outpacing runner-up Dan Reese by 45 seconds. Vicky Saga finished third in the race.
    Here are the top 25 finishers from Sunday’s 2010 Turkey Trot:

  • Girls basketball: 'Toppers...

    The 2010-11 version of the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team will no doubt be a rebuilding project.
    The big question going into the season is how big of a project will it be?
    The Hilltoppers and their largely new-look roster will premier at home Friday night. They will take on the always-tough Pojoaque Elks at 7 p.m.
    Los Alamos has just three returning players from last season, all three of them reserves, as well as four underclassmen on its opening day roster.

  • Swimming and diving: LA girls...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls swimming and diving teams both took part in the preseason Barney Relays Saturday, with the girls finishing second and the boys third in team standings.
    The Barney Relays, hosted by Albuquerque Academy, is an annual event with some of the top teams in the state from the previous season invited. Schools form relay teams in each race instead of swimming in individual competition.

  • Boys basketball: LA falls in...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team lost its season opener, falling to the Kirtland Central Broncos Tuesday night.
    The Kirtland Central Broncos outscored the Hilltoppers in all four quarters Tuesday despite several comeback attempts throughout the game. The Broncos held on for a 67-55 victory, spoiling the head coaching debut of Matt King.
    Los Alamos had several chances to tie the score throughout Tuesday, cutting the lead down to just three points late in the third quarter, but couldn’t find the critical defensive stops when it needed them.

  • Basketball: Irving, Smith lead...

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kyrie Irving didn't wait long to make his mark at Duke.

    The freshman guard scored 17 points and did an outstanding defensive job on preseason All-America Jacob Pullen and the top-ranked Blue Devils beat No. 4 Kansas State 82-68 on Tuesday night to win the O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic.

  • Update 11-23-10

    Boys basketball schedule, roster

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team opens its 2010-11 season tonight at Kirtland Central.
    Tonight marks the head coaching debut of Matt King, who takes over for Alan Kirk, who resigned this spring.
    Los Alamos’ home opener is scheduled for Saturday against Piedra Vista.
    Here is the current roster and schedule for the Hilltopper boys basketball team:

    Roster

    Head coach: Matt King (first season)