Today's Sports

  • Sports Update 10-18-11

    KRSN to air volleyball match Wednesday night

    KRSN AM 1490 will broadcast Wednesday night’s volleyball match between the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and the Santa Fe Demons.
    Gene Mortensen, the “Voice of the Hilltoppers,” will call the match live from Griffith Gymnasium. Match time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

    Katko launches new book

    Mike Katko, KRSN AM 1490 sports announcer, will launch his new book of poetry, “Skies and other Poems,” Wednesday at the Coffee Booth.
    The book launch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
    Along with his work at KRSN, Katko is also a former principal of Mountain Elementary School and past co-owner of Tony’s Pizzeria.

  • State Notes 10-18-11

    NMSU football picks up WAC victory over Idaho, 31-24

  • Hey, stranger! Rangers, Cards...

    Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton in a matchup of MVP sluggers. Nelson Cruz and David Freese becoming bigger names with each home run swing. Pitching staffs full of shaky starters and shutdown relievers.

    Plus a Rally Squirrel and the Claw.

    The Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals, with a lot of symmetry, are all set to get acquainted in the World Series.

    Leave it to ol' Arthur Rhodes to make the introductions. The 41-year-old lefty specialist began the year with Texas, wound up in St. Louis and is likely to get a ring either way.

    Besides, it takes someone who's been around a bit to remember the last time these teams played.

  • Sports Schedule, Oct. 17-22


    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Capital, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Capital, 6 p.m.


    Volleyball: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Taos, 4 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Taos, 6 p.m.


    Football: Escalante at LAMS, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at St. Michael’s, varsity, JV, 4 p.m.


    Cross country: Los Alamos Invitational, boys and girls, 3 p.m.

    Football: Española Valley at Los Alamos, 7 p.m.


  • ´Toppers upend Spartans

    What was shaping up to be a classic district battle between Nos. 1 and 2 heading in fizzled out quickly Saturday night at Griffith Gymnasium.
    In a critical District 2-4A volleyball contest for both teams, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and the Bernalillo Spartans met for the second time this season.
    The Spartans and the Hilltoppers played a nip-and-tuck first match Sept. 28 at Bernalillo, in which Los Alamos prevailed 3-1 but the sets were close throughout. And with the Spartans trying to cling to the hope of wrenching the 2-4A title from the Hilltoppers, it seemed Saturday’s match was going to be more of the same.
    Instead, however, the Hilltoppers put together a dominant second set and never looked back, winning 25-22, 25-12, 25-17.

  • Sports Update 10-16-11

    Nelms named top AD in 4A

    Los Alamos Public Schools announced Friday that Vicki Nelms was named Athletic Director of the Year in Class 4A.
    Nelms, who has been athletic director at Los Alamos since 2007, was voted the top Class 4A AD by the New Mexico Athletic Directors’ Association. Nelms was honored at the New Mexico Activities Association Awards Luncheon last Monday.

  • Girls XC takes 2nd at Jamboree...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country has been so dominant against Class 4A opponents this season it may now be seeking a Class 5A nemesis.
    The Hilltopper girls, getting back into action after a week off, finished second at the Rio Rancho Jamboree meet Saturday morning. Los Alamos finished with 81 points, behind only one of the dominant programs in Class 5A, Eldorado.
    Los Alamos’ boys and girls took part in the Rio Rancho Jamboree, held at Rio Rancho High School on the same course the Class 4A championship race will be run in three weeks.
    Eldorado finished the girls race with 78 points.

  • ´Toppers pick up huge district...

    SANTA FE – Things got plenty hairy at the end, but the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team hung on to win a crucial District 2-4A contest Friday night.
    Despite craziness at the end of the contest, the Hilltoppers earned a 30-20 victory Friday night at Ivan Head Stadium and are now just two wins away from their first district title since 2008.
    Los Alamos scored four touchdowns, each by four different players, to earn the victory, but Los Alamos had to sweat things out at the end.

  • LA downs Santa Fe, is on top of...

    SANTA FE – The Los Alamos Hilltoppers rushed for 315 yards and had a long, clock-killing drive in the second half as they topped the Santa Fe Demons 30-20 in a critical District 2-4A football game Friday.

    Los Alamos’ Arnoldo Ortiz flirted with his third straight 200-yard rushing game Friday night, toting the ball 33 times for 179 yards and a first half touchdown to help the Hilltoppers improve to 2-0 in district.

  • Mountain West, C-USA plan...

    The Mountain West and Conference USA are planning to join forces to secure their future in the rapidly changing college football landscape.

    The two leagues expect to merge their football operations into one mega-conference that will probably have between 20 and 24 teams in it when it finally gets going in 2013.

    The name? They'll come up with one.

    Will Boise State and Air Force, among others, stay? They hope.