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Today's Sports

  • Baseball: Rangers win, take...

    NEW YORK (AP) — They have wandered on baseball's outskirts for a half-century, unwanted in Washington, trounced with regularity in Texas.

    Now those Texas Rangers, in the 50th season of the team's existence, are just one win from reaching the World Series for the very first time.

  • Men's basketball: NMSU is...

    LAS CRUCES — The New Mexico State University men’s basketball team was picked to finish second in the preseason WAC coaches and media polls. The NMSU Aggies are the defending 2010 WAC Tournament Champions.
    Senior forward Wendell McKines and junior forward Troy Gillenwater were preseason first team All-WAC selections on both the coaches and media ballots.
    The Aggies were the only program to have two players on the first team.

  • LAHS athletics: Student-athlete...

    Members of Los Alamos High School’s administration will be in attendance at a hardship petition hearing Wednesday in Albuquerque.
    A LAHS transfer student is scheduled to have his petition reviewed to see if he is eligible to play boys basketball at the start of the 2010-11 season Wednesday morning. The review, which will be heard by the New Mexico Activities Association, the governing body of most interscholastic sports in the state, is scheduled for 10 a.m.

  • Cross country: LA sub-varsity...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country teams pulled off a big trifecta this weekend.
    The Hilltopper varsity, junior varsity and C teams all took top honors at the Rio Rancho Jamboree Saturday. Although official sub-varsity individual results were still pending, the Hilltopper teams dominated the sub-varsity races.
    Also for Los Alamos, the Hilltopper C team boys, led by sophomore Scott Kramer, took four top-10 finishes to earn a victory in that race. Kramer, who has missed some running time this season, was the top individual finisher in that race.

  • Football: Titans beat Jaguars 30...

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kerry Collins has been a starter and a backup, on the field and on the sideline, in the huddle and on the headset.

    At 37 years old, he knows his role these days.

    "I'm a short-term fill-in," Collins said.

    A good one, nonetheless.

  • Lee fans 13 as Rangers take 2-1...

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pitching in the postseason is supposed to be stressful. Cliff Lee is making this all look so easy.

    The ace of October overpowered the New York Yankees again, striking out 13 and sending the Texas Rangers to an 8-0 victory Monday night for a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven AL championship series.

  • Oklahoma, Oregon ahead of Boise...

    The first BCS standings are out and Boise State is already chasing a couple of teams from the power conferences.

    Oklahoma was first and Oregon was second Sunday, with Boise State in third place and in need of plenty of help to become the first team from a conference without an automatic Bowl Championship Series bid to play for the BCS title.

    Jerry Palm, who analyzes the BCS standings at collegebcs.com, said despite a better early season showing in the polls than ever before, Boise State is a long shot to play for the national championship.

  • Football: LA upends Santa Fe,...

    It won’t go down as the prettiest win in Los Alamos Hilltopper football history, but with their backs to the wall, the Hilltoppers kept their playoff hopes alive Friday at Sullivan Field.
    Facing the odds-on favorite to win District 2AAAA this season, the Hilltoppers came back from a 14-point deficit, scoring 19 unanswered points in the second half to stun the Santa Fe Demons Friday night.

  • Cross country: LA girls pick up...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team pulled off a huge victory Saturday at the Rio Rancho Jamboree.
    Los Alamos’ girls topped a powerful Class 5A Eldorado Eagles squad to take the title at the Jamboree, one of the biggest event of their season.
    In all, 22 teams competed on the girls side Saturday and 29 on the boys side.
    The Hilltopper girls finished with a scant 67 points, a very good total for such a big meet, taking four of the top 20 individual spots.

  • Volleyball: Toppers knock off...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team wanted to get up early on the Bernalillo Spartans, the squad that’s so far given it the toughest time in District 2AAAA play, and stay there.
    And Saturday afternoon, that’s exactly what the Hilltoppers did.
    Los Alamos routed Bernalillo in the first set of Saturday’s contest, 25-9, then kept its mojo going into the second set, taking that frame 25-13. Los Alamos held on in the third set for a 25-21 win and the sweep.