Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • LA triumphs big at state

    RIO RANCHO — Almost invariably, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team saves the best for last.
    That has never been truer than it was on Saturday.

    Los Alamos appeared primed and ready for an upset Saturday at the Class 4A state championship.  The underdog Hilltoppers, however, turned what looked to be a dogfight into a mauling.

    At Rio Rancho High School, the Hilltoppers placed five runners in the top 10 individually, sweeping positions two, three and four, to crush all comers at the title meet.

  • Friday's Prep Football...



    Artesia 59, Roswell 7

    Aztec 54, Bloomfield 14

    Carlsbad 50, Hobbs 0

    Goddard 48, Lovington 0

    Grants 55, Belen 20

    Hot Springs 48, Cobre 6

    Kirtland Central 55, Farmington 0

    Laguna-Acoma 43, Estancia 37

    Mayfield 24, Las Cruces 21

    Mayfield 24, Las Cruces 21

    Miyamura 55, Gallup 19

    Moriarty 51, Del Norte 0

    Rio Grande 44, Albuquerque High 21

    Ruidoso 33, Portales 19

    Santa Fe 54, Capital 0

    Silver 35, Socorro 7

    St. Michael's 38, Raton 6

    Tularosa 27, Lordsburg 0

  • LA girls soccer falls in state...

    The Los Alamos girls soccer team fell behind 3-0 early in the first half and was unable to recover as it fell 3-1 to Albuquerque-Academy in the Class 4A state semifinals Friday.

    For more details, see Sunday's Los Alamos Monitor.