Today's Sports

  • LA clinches 2-4A title with 5-0...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team earned a big victory over the Santa Fe Demons Tuesday night and, in doing so, clinched its fifth consecutive District 2-4A title.
    Los Alamos’ Naomi Movshovich earned a hat trick against Santa Fe, scoring three goals as the Hilltoppers routed the Demons 5-0 at Sullivan Field.
    The victory not only clinched the 2-4A title for the Hilltoppers, but also clinched a Class 4A postseason bid. The Hilltoppers, who were No. 1 in the last two statewide girls soccer polls, will most likely be looking at a top-four seed and a probable first-round bye when the tournament selections are announced following the conclusion of the regular season.

  • Toppers score twice early in...

    After a tough overtime victory in their first meeting, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team wanted to erase all doubt as to which was the better team Tuesday against the Santa Fe Demons.
    Los Alamos scored a little more than 90 seconds into Tuesday’s game at Sullivan Field and tacked on a second goal with less than 10 minutes expired against Santa Fe in a big District 2-4A contest. Los Alamos would then cruise to victory, picking up a 3-0 win.
    The Hilltoppers’ victory Tuesday sets up a final showdown with the Capital Jaguars for the District 2-4A crown. That game, early next week, is a rematch of a 1-0 contest won by the Hilltoppers Oct. 1 at Sullivan Field.

  • NBA cancels early-season games

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two weeks of NBA games are lost. Many more could be in jeopardy.
    There’s a “gulf” that separates owners and players, and they will have to close it quickly to avoid further damage to the schedule.
    Sticking to his deadline, Commissioner David Stern wiped out the first two weeks of the season — exactly 100 games — after more than seven hours of negotiations Monday failed to produce a new labor deal and preserve the Nov. 1 season openers.
    The cancellations mark the NBA’s first work stoppage since the 1998-99 season was reduced to 50 games.

  • Raiders facing uncertain future

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders will have to replace much more than an owner now following Al Davis’ death.
    He was the general manager who hand-picked many of the current members of the Raiders. He was the master technician whose football philosophies are still adhered to by the team more than three decades after he coached his last game. He was the iconic figure who turned his beloved franchise into a global brand whose silver-and-black colors are recognized around the world.
    Most of all, Davis was the driving force behind a franchise that won three Super Bowl titles and was one of the most successful in pro sports until falling on hard times the past decade.

  • LA falls by 4 points to Santa Fe

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper C team football squad led for much of the way Monday against the Santa Fe Demons but some costly late turnovers helped the Demons get on track.
    In the fourth quarter, the Hilltoppers had a snap go over the punter’s head into the end zone, which was recovered by Santa Fe.
    On the next offensive series for the Hilltoppers, the Demons intercepted a pass and ran it back for a touchdown, giving it a four-point advantage.
    The quick two scores by Santa Fe helped it come back to win Monday’s game 26-22 at Sullivan Field.

  • LA girls top Raton to win at...

    The Los Alamos girls golf team held off Raton to take the top honors in the Capital City Invitational tournament, while a pair of Hilltoppers picked up qualification legs for the state tournament.
    The Hilltopper boys and girls competed in the Capital City tournament at Santa Fe Country Club Monday. In all, six boys teams competed in Monday’s event. In the girls event, five girls teams were scheduled to compete, but two teams showed up with only five players, while the fifth had a player disqualified and wasn’t eligible for the team title.
    Los Alamos’ Aislinn McDonald and Emma Haines both shot well enough to grab state qualification legs Monday. McDonald finished with a score of 92 and Haines fired a 93.

  • Cruz hits grand slam in 11th,...

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit the first game-ending grand slam in postseason history, lifting the Texas Rangers over the Detroit Tigers 7-3 in 11 innings Monday for a 2-0 lead in the AL championship series.

    Cruz doubled early, then hit a tying home run in the seventh inning. His second homer of the game was a high drive to left field off Ryan Perry with nobody out in the 11th, and came after a misplay in the Detroit outfield loaded the bases.

    "It was amazing," Cruz said. "First two pitches, I was too aggressive. I hit the ball — foul ball, foul ball. So after that, I told myself just slow down and try to hit a fly ball to the outfield."

  • TCU accepts invitation to join...

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU accepted an invitation to join the Big 12 on Monday night, ignoring the conference's recent instability and seizing an opportunity to be a part of a league with natural geographic rivals.

    Chancellor Victor Boschini Jr. made the expected announcement in front a packed room of more than 200 people, and athletic director Chris Del Conte fought back tears as he recalled receiving the phone call from the Horned Frogs' new conference last week.

    "This is living proof that dreams do come true," he said.

  • Sports Schedule, Oct. 10-15


    Golf: Los Alamos at Capital, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Girls soccer: Hope Christian at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.

    Football: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, C team, 4:30 p.m.


    Boys soccer: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.; Los Alamos at Capital, C team, 5:30 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.; Los Alamos at St. Michael’s, JV, 4 p.m.; Los Alamos at Capital, C team, 4 p.m.


    Golf: Los Alamos at Española Valley, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Moriarty, C team, 4 p.m.


  • LA shuts out Capital Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team upped its record to a spotless 4-0 in District 2-4A play with a big win over Capital Saturday night.
    Los Alamos played one of its most complete matches of the season to sweep Capital Jaguars 25-15, 25-9, 25-19 at Griffith Gymnasium.
    The win put Los Alamos squarely in the driver’s seat with just four district contests remaining on the season. Los Alamos has lost just one set, its first of district play and has now won 12 straight sets against 2-4A opponents.