Today's Sports

  • Girls cross country: LA nipped...

    ALBUQUERQUE — While who is the best girls cross country team in the state is still up for debate, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers are still making a very good case for being the top team in Class 4A.
    Los Alamos finished in second place at a very tough meet Friday, the Albuquerque Academy Invitational. Los Alamos was second overall, placing a pair of runners in the top five individually.
    The team title was won by Eldorado Friday. Eldorado, the odds-on favorite to win the Class 5A title this season, is also the only team to have topped the Hilltoppers through three races this season.

  • Friday's Prep Football...



    Alamogordo 34, Clint Horizon, Texas 17

    Belen 35, Los Alamos 8

    Canadian, Texas 67, Clayton 7

    Capitan 39, Mora 0

    Carlsbad 48, Artesia 21

    Carrizozo 44, Menaul 14

    Cleveland 54, Hobbs 0

    Clovis Christian 80, Hondo 28

    Escalante 36, Crownpoint 20

    Eunice 50, Wink, Texas 35

    Fort Stockton, Texas 43, Lovington 13

    Gallup 14, Bernalillo 13

    Gateway Christian 28, Animas 0

    Goddard 56, Portales 15

    Hot Springs 35, Lordsburg 6

    La Cueva 42, Highland 23

  • D-backs, Brewers and Rangers...

    Elvis Andrus took a home run trot at Rangers Ballpark, cheering a ball that landed 1,400 miles away. Prince Fielder enjoyed a victory lap at Miller Park, hugging fans along the way. Kirk Gibson pumped his fist at Chase Field, celebrating while the crowd chanted his name.

    All over baseball, it was one big wrap party.

    The Arizona Diamondbacks, Milwaukee Brewers and Texas Rangers each clinched Friday night — only once before, on Oct. 5, 1985, had three division spots been decided on the same day, STATS LLC said.

    All six divisions already locked up, still five days left in the regular season. Not since 1986, when there were only four divisions, had they all been sealed so early, STATS found.

  • Boys soccer climbs one spot in...

    Class 4A Girls

        Team     Total pts.    Previous

    1. Academy (1)    62    1
    2. St. Pius X (2)    61    3
    3. Los Alamos (4)    57    2
    4. Farmington    40    5
    5. Piedra Vista    37    6
    6. Aztec        33    4
    7. Miyamura        19    7
    8. Kirtland Cent.    16    T-10
    9. Del Norte        14    8

  • Volleyball stays put at No. 3,...

    Here are this week’s Class 4A football and volleyball coaches’ polls. Polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Class 4A Football

        Team     Total pts.    Previous
    1. Goddard (20)    200    1
    2. Artesia        167    2
    3. Aztec        160    3
    4. Valencia        124    4
    5. Los Lunas        113    6
    6. Belen        108    5

  • Boys soccer: LA falls to...

    The Eldorado Eagles scored twice in the first half Thursday to down the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team.

    Los Alamos hosted Class 5A Eldorado Thursday, just two days after opening its District 2-4A season with a win over Bernalillo.

    The loss dropped the Hilltoppers to 5-8 on the season. They have lost five of their last six contests.

    Los Alamos continues its district season Saturday with a contest at Santa Fe. Los Alamos is still considered the team to beat in district this season and finished as the third-ranked team in Class 4A in this week's coaches' poll, tied with St. Pius X.

  • Golf: LA girls second at...

    The Los Alamos Hillltopper girls golf team shaved 33 strokes off its total earlier this week at Thursday's Bernalillo Invitational.

    Emma Stearns broke 100 at the invitational, held at Cochiti Golf Course Thursday. Stearns and Aislinn McDonald both finished with 97s to lead the Hilltopper girls, who finished in the runner-up spot behind Cleveland High School for the second time in as many tournaments.

    In boys competition, Los Aamos finished with 386 strokes, three shots better than its performance at Monday's Los Alamos Invitational. Raul Roybal led the way with an 86.

  • LA drops Eldorado in OT, 2-1

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team came back from a 1-0 first half deficit to pick up a 2-1 shootout victory Friday.

    Los Alamos bounced back from a less-than-stellar first half to tie the contest in the second half. Then, after a back-and-forth overtime period, Bryce Theesfeld stopped an Eldorado penalty kick, while the Eagles missed two more in a row.

    Hilltoppers Cassidy Reeves and Amy Neal converted the final two penalty kick attempts to earn the Hilltoppers their fourth win of the season either in shootout or in overtime.

  • Sports Update 09-22-11

    KRSN to air boys soccer game

    KRSN AM 1490 will broadcast Thursday’s Los Alamos Hilltopper-Eldorado Eagle boys soccer game.
    Thursday’s game will start at 4 p.m. at Sullivan Field. Gene Mortensen, the “Voice of the Hilltoppers,” will announce the game live.
    The game can also be streamed on the Internet at krsnam1490.com.

    LAGC hosting Oktoberfest

    Los Alamos Golf Course will host its Oktoberfest event Oct. 1.
    The event will include a blind draw, best-ball tournament, food and German-style draft beer. Golf begins at 9 a.m. For information or to sign up, call the LAGC pro shop at 662-8173.

    Fencing class starts at YMCA

  • NFL: no faking injuries

    NEW YORK (AP) — To the fake handoff and fake field goals, add fake injuries.
    The NFL sent a memo Wednesday to all 32 teams warning of fines, suspensions and loss of draft picks if the league determines players faked injuries during a game. Yet several players admit it’s an accepted practice.
    “I’ve been places where it has been (taught),” said Browns linebacker Scott Fujita, a member of the players’ union executive committee. “They have a name for it and I’ve been places where it’s been pre-called. I’ve been places where it’s one player who has been designated. Maybe I’m getting everyone in trouble, but I’m just being honest.”