Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Toppers Down Demons 30-20; Other...



    Atrisco Heritage 35, Rio Grande 6

    Aztec 55, Piedra Vista 7

    Carlsbad 52, Santa Teresa 0

    Crownpoint 62, Tohatchi 28

    Dulce 55, Navajo Pine 0

    Gateway Christian 40, Tatum 34

    Goddard 55, Hobbs 3

    Jal 46, Cloudcroft 0

    Los Alamos 30, Santa Fe 20

    Los Lunas 13, Grants 6

    McCurdy 60, Questa 16

    Melrose 56, Floyd 6

    NMMI 30, Dexter 13

    Shiprock 56, Thoreau 20

    Texico 21, Santa Rosa 20

    Tucumcari 49, Clayton 7


  • Fishing Report 10-14-11



  • Wolf leads Brewers to big win

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — No more sleepless nights for Randy Wolf.
    The 35-year-old left-hander blames himself for Milwaukee’s division series against Arizona going the distance. He was more relieved than elated after his first career postseason win got the Brewers back to even in the NL championship series.
    He ensured that the pennant will be decided at Miller Park.
    “Just to be able to get another opportunity to pitch again was important,” Wolf said after outfoxing the St. Louis Cardinals for seven innings of a 4-2 victory in Game 4 Thursday night. “It’s kind of a weird word, but it’s redemption to go back out there.”

  • LA can take big step toward...

    Saturday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team will have a chance to all but salt away the District 2-4A regular season title for 2011.
    Standing in its way, however, is Los Alamos’ toughest district opponent.
    The Hilltoppers will take on the Bernalillo Spartans Saturday night to open the second round of 2-4A matches. The Hilltoppers came through the first half of the district season unscathed and a win Saturday would put them just one victory from clinching their third consecutive 2-4A title.
    The Hilltopper-Spartan contest is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Griffith Gym.
    Bernalillo (11-2 overall, 3-1 in 2-4A), following its district-opening loss to Los Alamos, won three straight contests.

  • Toppers, Demons meet in huge 2-...

    In a short time, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers have gone from a struggling football team to one that is knocking on the door of a district championship.
    Los Alamos, which limped through its first three games of the year, has won three of its last four contests and can take a big step toward clinching a District 2-4A title tonight when it faces the Santa Fe Demons.
    With a big 38-0 win over reigning district champ Bernalillo last week, Los Alamos cemented its position as the team to beat in 2-4A. With a win tonight at Ivan Head Stadium, the Hilltoppers can all but seal it.
    It will have to get by a Demons squad, however, that had been pegged as the district favorite and can wrench that title back with a win.

  • Cross country teams back in...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper cross country teams return to action Saturday morning after a well-earned week off.

    The Hilltoppers will take part in the Rio Rancho Jamboree. Races at Rio Rancho, run on a virtually identical course to next month's state meet, will begin at 8 a.m.

    Los Alamos took a week off to rest up following the Twilight Cross Country Invitational. The invitational, held in Phoenix, showcased some of the top teams in the southwest.

    Against that caliber of competition, the Hilltopper boys and girls teams finished none-too-shabby.

  • Sports Update 10-13-11

    Junior basketball program will hold sessions Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls basketball programs will host a Jr. ‘Toppers youth program session Saturday.
    Players in preschool through second grade will have a clinic at 9 a.m. at Mountain Elementary School’s gymnasium. For players in grades three through eight, the clinic will be held at Los Alamos High School from 9-10:30 a.m.
    Interested participants are asked to register online at www.laschools.net.
     More information about the program can also be found on the website or by calling Tarah Logan at 500-2937 or Fil Dominguez at 927-4464.

    Cross country mile run is Oct. 21

  • LA girls take 4th at SFIS, boys...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls cross country teams competed at the Santa Fe Indian School meet Oct. 1.
    Instead of its usual powerful varsity lineups, which were taking part in the Twilight Festival in Phoenix that same weekend, Los Alamos’ second tiers of runners were given the nod to compete in the varsity races.
    Los Alamos’ girls finished fourth at the SFIS meet, which included 11 teams from around northern New Mexico. The Hilltopper boys took eighth out of 12 participating schools.
    Elizabeth Brug had the top finish of the day for Los Alamos, taking seventh overall in the girls race. Brug finished with a time of 21:32 to pace the Hilltoppers.

  • 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 (18)    189    1
    2. Aztec (1)           155    2
    3. Valencia            144    3
    4. Los Lunas          130    4