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Today's Sports

  • Cross country: LA primed to grab...

    The only question concerning the outcome of the 2010 District 2AAAA cross country championships is not who will win, but by how much.
    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls cross country teams are the favorites to win in Friday’s district meet, which will be run at Santa Fe’s Municipal Recreation Center just off N.M. 599.
    As usual, the Hilltoppers are King Kong-sized favorites heading into the race.

  • Cross country: Barranca Mesa,...

    The girls team from Barranca Mesa finished with a near-perfect score at Friday’s Elementary School Mile Run.
    The run is held annually in conjunction with the Los Alamos Invitational cross country meet. Any elementary school student is eligible to compete in the run.
    Zoe Challacombe, a sixth-grader at Barranca Mesa, led a group of sixth graders from her school to the near-perfect finish. Only Aspen’s Maria Sandoval broke up the perfect score bid in the race, edging out Kenidee Hatler, Barranca’s fifth runner.

  • Basketball: Duke No. 1 in first...

    Defending national champion Duke was a runaway No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 men's basketball poll.

    At the other end of the Top 25 there was big news Thursday with San Diego State entering the rankings for the first time ever.

  • Baseball: Giants rough up Lee...

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — All season, the San Francisco Giants counted on power arms to overcome a lack of pop at the plate.

    A whole different team showed up in the World Series opener.

    Freddy Sanchez hit three doubles, Juan Uribe launched a game-breaking, three-run homer and the Giants more than made up for Tim Lincecum's troubles, battering the Texas Rangers 11-7 in Game 1 Wednesday night.

    Even more surprising, the Giants whacked Cliff Lee.

  • Soccer: Neal, Thoma and Delano...

    Los Alamos Hilltopper soccer players took three of the top four individual honors in District 2AAAA this season.
    Hilltoppers Andy Thoma and Amy Neal were named the Offensive Players of the Year in district soccer for the 2010 season, as announced by the district Tuesday.
    Meanwhile, 2009 District Player of the Year, Graham Delano, once again was given one of the district’s top honors, taking Defensive Player of the Year.

  • Sports Update: Volleyball closes...

    Volleyball closes out regular season at home
     

  • Basketball: James' 31 not...

    BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James and the Miami Heat were showered with chants of "overrated!" They sure looked that way in their debut as a team formed to win a championship.

    The old Big Three of the Boston Celtics, playing under the franchise's 17 title banners, beat the new Big Three of James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh 88-80 on Tuesday night.

  • Baseball: Lee vs. Lincecum is...

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cliff Lee marvels at Tim Lincecum's motion. So much torque, so much power. So darn unusual.

    "The way he does it, no one else does it that way. I like that," Lee said Tuesday, a day before the Texas Rangers ace pitches against the San Francisco Giants star in Game 1 of the World Series.

  • Soccer: LA girls take on Broncos...

    While the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team fell in about where it expected to in the Class AAAA state tournament bracket, the fates of some other teams turned out to be a bit different.
    Los Alamos was awarded the sixth seed in the Class AAAA championship bracket, which was released Sunday. The AAAA state tournament gets going Friday and continues through Nov. 6 with the state title game.

  • Soccer: LA boys get 5th seed in...

    It was a crowded door to try to get through and the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team was just crowded out.
    Los Alamos picked up a fifth seed in the upcoming state soccer playoffs. The bracket for the Class AAAA tournament was released Sunday.
    The No. 5 seed means the Hilltoppers (13-8) just missed out on one of the coveted top four bracket spots that as many seven teams could legitimately lay claim to this season.
    Instead, Los Alamos will play an opening round game Saturday. That game is set for 1 p.m. at Sullivan Field.