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Today's Sports

  • Boys soccer: LA, Academy meet...

    It’s a rare year when Albuquerque Academy and St. Pius X aren’t both hanging around near the state boys soccer title game.
    That would make 2009 an exceptionally rare year, as neither team made the championship round and only Academy got as far as the semifinals.
    But for the Los Alamos Hilltoppers to get to the finals again for the second straight season, it will most likely need to go through both squads to get there.

  • Giants give City by the Bay its...

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Buster Posey caught the final strike, started to rush the mound, then stopped and turned toward the dugout.

    The rookie catcher wasn't quite sure what to do or where to go. Hard to blame him, either. It's not as if the San Francisco Giants win the World Series every day.

  • Football: LA wins big over...

    While the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team closed its season out on a high note Friday, it wasn’t as high of a note as it was hoping for.
    In its season finale Friday night at Sullivan Field, the Hilltoppers blasted the Capital Jaguars 47-14. The Hilltoppers scored 40 points in the first half of the District 2AAAA contest and liberally shuffled in its sub-varsity call-ups for the bulk of the second half to earn the victory.

  • Soccer: LA's boys thump...

    An early first half goal may have been a big problem for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team Saturday afternoon.
    But that goal might have been the worst thing that happened Saturday for the Los Lunas Tigers.
    The Tigers got on the board quickly during the first round of the Class AAAA boys soccer state championship tournament, played at Sullivan Field, but things quickly took a turn for the worse for them.

  • Girls soccer: Toppers rout...

    Throughout the 2010 regular season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team has been looking to up its offensive output.
    That wasn’t a problem in the first round of the playoffs.
    Hosting the opening round contest of the Class AAAA championship tournament, the Hilltoppers had one of their most aggressive offensive games of the season, not to mention one of their most efficient. They connected on four of five shots-on-goal in the first half as they routed the Kirtland Central Broncos 6-0 at Sullivan Field.

  • Cross country: LA wins big once...

    As expected, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls cross country teams were the big winners at Friday’s District 2AAAA championship.
    Los Alamos rolled over all comers at the district title race, hosted by Santa Fe High, with the Hilltopper girls picking up a perfect score of 15 and the Hilltopper boys just missing out on duplicating that same feat.
    The Hilltopper boys finished with a total of 19 points, taking nine of the top 11 individual spots Friday — this year, a rule was passed allowing teams to run nine athletes at the district meets statewide.

  • Giants on brink of Series crown...

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Midway through Game 4, the speakers at Rangers Ballpark blared the 1960s Halloween favorite "Monster Mash."

    More like a World Series mismatch.

    Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants completely outplayed Texas once again, beating the Rangers 4-0 Sunday night to move within one win of the championship that has eluded them for so long.

  • Football: YAFL teams to play...

    A pair of Los Alamos-area Young America Football League teams will play in the 2010 Chile Bowl playoffs starting today.
    The Division 2 Los Alamos Atomos will face off against the Lobos at 11:30 a.m. That game is scheduled to be played at St. Michael's High School in Santa Fe.
    In Division 3, the Los Alamos Outlaws will play the Lobos. That game is also set for St. Michael's High School at 2 p.m.

  • Boys soccer: LA boys looking to...

    1986.
    It was an eventful year in the world of sports. The mighty Chicago Bears, who flirted with a 16-0 record in the regular season, won the Super Bowl in a rout. Bill Buckner missed a ground ball to help the New York Mets win the World Series.
    In Los Alamos, the year’s biggest significance might be the state tournament victory by the Hilltopper boys soccer team, which knocked off Eldorado 2-0 in the finale to grab its one and only state title.

  • Girls soccer: Topper girls have...

    The bad news the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team was given Sunday was quickly tempered with much better news.
    Los Alamos was more than a little bummed that its two big wins in the final two games of its regular season didn’t seem to count for much when the seeding for the Class AAAA state tournament was announced. Instead of their two wins over St. Michael’s and Aztec in the final two days of the regular season boosting their stock, the Hilltoppers fell into pretty much the exact same spot they were projected to go into prior to the two wins.