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Today's Sports

  • Volleyball: ´Toppers come back...

    Los Alamos volleyball head coach Garry Maskaly has said for a couple of years that the Bernalillo Spartan program was showing signs of improvement.
    Wednesday in their District 2AAAA opener, the Hilltoppers got a first-hand look at Bernalillo’s building program.
    Despite struggling to generate a big attack upfront, the Spartans played very good defense at Griffith Gymnasium and dinked and dunked their way to taking sets one and three.
    With its back to the wall, Los Alamos put together its two best sets of Wednesday’s match to take the contest 3-2.

  • NMAA: Board votes for playoff...

    The New Mexico Activities Association announced several rules changes following its Board of Directors meeting Wednesday in Albuquerque.
    The NMAA, the governing body of most interscholastic prep sports in the state, made changes to several different sports. It did, however, table one of the biggest changes that had been proposed, allowing spring football practice.

  • Football/volleyball: LA girls...

    Here are this week’s Class AAAA football and volleyball coaches polls. The polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

    Football, Class 4A

        Team        Total pts.      Pvs.

    1. Goddard (10)    162    1
    2. Belen (5)        149    2
    3. Aztec (1)        141    3

  • Football: Boise State's...

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Third-ranked Boise State will be without starting linebacker/safety Winston Venable for the first half of this weekend's game against New Mexico State.

    Venable was suspended Wednesday for half a game by Western Athletic Conference Commissioner Karl Benson for a "flagrant foul" against Oregon State's James Rodgers in the Broncos' 37-24 win last Saturday.

  • Cycling: Contador says bad meat...

    PINTO, Spain (AP) — Three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador blamed contaminated steak Thursday for his positive doping test, vowing to clear his name and not let cycling's latest drug scandal "destroy everything that I have done."

    The Spanish rider was provisionally suspended after a World Anti-Doping Agency lab in Germany found a "very small concentration" of the banned substance clenbuterol in his urine sample on July 21 at the Tour, according to a statement from cycling governing body UCI.

  • Sports Update 09-29-10

    Jr. ’Topper basketball program starts Saturday

  • Soccer: LA girls jump up to 4th...

    Here are this week’s Class AAAA boys soccer coaches’ polls. Voting is conducted by NMSoccer.com. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Boys Class 4A

        Team        Total pts.      Pvs.

    1. St. Pius X (2)    80    1
    2. Belen (6)        76    2
    3. Los Alamos    59    4

  • C team football

    Los Alamos’ Skyler Venis corrals a fumble during the Hilltopper C team’s game Monday against Hope Christian. Hope won Monday’s contest 22-6 at Sullivan Field.

  • Baseball: Reds clinch first...

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Jay Bruce raised both index fingers as he rounded first base and took the final steps toward a long-awaited championship. Jubilant Reds teammates streamed toward the plate while fireworks went off overhead.

    Fifteen years of futility had just ended with Bruce's dramatic swing.

  • Football: Walker delegating...

    LAS CRUCES (AP) — New Mexico State coach DeWayne Walker is delegating the responsibility of calling defensive plays to linebackers coach Dale Lindsey.

    Walker said Tuesday the move will allow him to focus more on the team as a whole. He also says it offers the best chance to build the program because he can better manage all aspects of offense, defense, special teams and recruiting.