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Today's Sports

  • 4A boys, girls soccer polls


    Here are the results from the NMSoccer.com coaches' poll for the week ending Sept. 4. First-place votes are in parentheses.

  • Topper boys, girls face...

    Just coming off a tough, grueling tournament, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team will head straight into another one.
    The Hilltopper boys and girls will both compete in the Albuquerque Academy Invitational. The tournament, hosted by Academy’s Chargers, will get going Thursday afternoon.
    Both Los Alamos teams will take on the Cleveland Storm in the opening round of the tournament. The Academy Invitational continues through Saturday in Albuquerque.
    Los Alamos’ boys (3-3) enter the tournament after finishing fourth at the Louie Cernicek Invitational this past weekend. That tournament, which the Hilltoppers hosted, included three of the four top teams in Class 4A.

  • Rain postpones all of Tuesday...

    NEW YORK (AP) — A little after 3 p.m. Tuesday, Rafael Nadal settled in at a table in the U.S. Open players' cafeteria and sprinkled some salt on his lunch of salmon and rice.

    The day's work for the defending champion was complete, consisting of a 1½-hour practice session indoors at Flushing Meadows instead of his scheduled fourth-round match outdoors, because steady rain washed out all of Tuesday's action.

    Sitting a couple of seats away, Toni Nadal — Rafael's uncle and coach — laughed at a question about the scary scene during a post-match news conference over the weekend, when his nephew grimaced and called for a trainer's help for right leg cramps, then slid out of his chair to the floor.

  • Williams wins in two sets to...

    NEW YORK (AP) — They are two different players and, at times, it looks as if they’re playing two different games.
    There’s the Serena Williams style, filled with intimidation and huge shots. And there’s the way Caroline Wozniacki does it, with great hustle and even better conditioning.
    Both players made it through the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Monday and stayed on a path that could collide in the semifinals — Williams with a big-serving 6-3, 6-4 victory over No. 16 Ana Ivanovic and Wozniacki with a 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-1 win over No. 15 Svetlana Kuznetsova that took 3 hours, 2 minutes.

  • Sports Schedule Sept. 6-10

    Tuesday

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Belen, JV, 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: LAMS at Española, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade 5 p.m.

    Football: Los Alamos at St. Michael’s, C team, 4:30 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Cross country: LAMS at Pecos Invite, boys and girls, 4 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Moreno Valley at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Moreno Valley at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; St. Michael’s at Los Alamos, C team, 4:30 p.m.

    Thursday

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos vs. Cleveland at Albuquerque Academy Invite, 2:30 p.m.

  • Johnson holds off Finch,...

    The bottom two seeds in this year’s Atomic City Invitational men’s championship flight ended up facing off in Monday’s final round.
    Tim Johnson, the No. 7 seed in the men’s flight, held off eighth-seeded Warren Finch in the final round of the 2011 ACI. Johnson picked up his second career ACI victory, albeit his first since the late 1980s.
    This year’s ACI was held around the Labor Day weekend instead of its usual late June-early July schedule. The tournament was postponed due to the effects of the Las Conchas Fire which started in late June.
    The only year since 1950 the ACI has been canceled was in 2000, that because of the Cerro Grande Fire.

  • Hilltoppers knock off Horsemen...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team topped the St. Michael's Horsemen 3-1 Monday night at Sullivan Field.

    The Hilltoppers' victory Monday came on the heels of their 1-2 showing at the Louie Cernicek Invitational tournament showing this past weekend.

    Monday, the Hilltoppers got goals from Cooper Christensen, Collin Stone and Henry Steinkamp to pick up the victory. Nick Thoma and Steinkamp were credited with assists on the day.

    St. Mike's midfielder Zachary Saiz had the goal for the Horsemen.

    In goal, Lorenzo Venneri made seven saves.

  • Tigers maul Hilltoppers Friday,...

    AZTEC – In the Four Corners area Friday night, it was all Aztec Tigers all the time. Or, more accurately, it was all Aztec half of the time.
    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team was thumped on the road Friday night against the Aztec Tigers. The Tigers scored six times – including four times in a span of 1 minute, 41 seconds – in the first quarter to go up 40-0, then closed out the contest at halftime, winning 60-0 at Fred Cook Memorial Stadium.

  • Sandoval leads ’Topper girls to...

    Teresa Sandoval took top honors in the season-opening cross country race at Albuquerque Saturday morning.
    Sandoval, a junior on the Los Alamos Hilltopper squad, nipped Volcano Vista’s Elisa Woody by less than two seconds at the finish line to win the University of New Mexico Invitational Saturday. The UNM meet, which combines a high school and collegiate race, was run at the UNM North Golf Course.
    The first-place finish by Sandoval paced the Hilltopper girls, who won the team title at UNM for the second straight year. The Hilltoppers finished with 63 points, 20 points below the final tally of Class 5A Eldorado, the only other team in the girls field to score under 148 points.

  • LA takes fourth at home tourney...

    Few people will ever accuse the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team of stacking its home tournament in its favor.
    The Hilltoppers finished fourth at their home tournament this weekend, going 1-2 against some top competition from around the state.  In the third-place game Saturday afternoon, The Hilltoppers lost a heartbreaker to the Farmington Scorpions, 4-3.
    Farmington scored two goals in the final nine minutes of play after Los Alamos went up 3-2 in the 68th minute. Ryan Maestas scored on a counter-attack after a big push from Farmington resulted in a line shot from CJ Klepac right to the gut of Hilltopper goalkeeper Lorenzo Venneri.