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Today's Sports

  • Football: YAFL teams to play...

    A pair of Los Alamos-area Young America Football League teams will play in the 2010 Chile Bowl playoffs starting today.
    The Division 2 Los Alamos Atomos will face off against the Lobos at 11:30 a.m. That game is scheduled to be played at St. Michael's High School in Santa Fe.
    In Division 3, the Los Alamos Outlaws will play the Lobos. That game is also set for St. Michael's High School at 2 p.m.

  • Boys soccer: LA boys looking to...

    1986.
    It was an eventful year in the world of sports. The mighty Chicago Bears, who flirted with a 16-0 record in the regular season, won the Super Bowl in a rout. Bill Buckner missed a ground ball to help the New York Mets win the World Series.
    In Los Alamos, the year’s biggest significance might be the state tournament victory by the Hilltopper boys soccer team, which knocked off Eldorado 2-0 in the finale to grab its one and only state title.

  • Girls soccer: Topper girls have...

    The bad news the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team was given Sunday was quickly tempered with much better news.
    Los Alamos was more than a little bummed that its two big wins in the final two games of its regular season didn’t seem to count for much when the seeding for the Class AAAA state tournament was announced. Instead of their two wins over St. Michael’s and Aztec in the final two days of the regular season boosting their stock, the Hilltoppers fell into pretty much the exact same spot they were projected to go into prior to the two wins.

  • Football: LA hosts season finale...

    Los Alamos closes out its regular season with a District 2AAAA contest tonight at home. The Hilltoppers will host the Capital Jaguars at 7 p.m.

    A win coupled with a favorable outcome between Santa Fe and Bernalillo — those two teams play tonight — could give the Hilltoppers the district title this season. Should Santa Fe prevail at home against Bernalillo by a margin of between 2-7 points, the Hilltoppers will win the district title on the point-differential tiebreaker.

  • Baseball: Renteria, Cain give...

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fans jumped up and down, shaking orange pompoms, waving scarves and chanting "Sweep! Sweep!"

    While the Giants are looking more and more like a baseball juggernaut, they're only halfway to their first World Series title in 56 years. They hope to wrap it up on the road.

  • Volleyball: Toppers finish off...

    On Senior Night at Griffith Gymnasium, a junior jump-started the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team’s effort to finish off the 2010 District 2AAAA season undefeated.
    Hilltopper Chase Ealey had six spike kills in the first set of Wednesday’s match as Los Alamos finished off its regular season with a 3-1 victory over the Capital Jaguars.
    Los Alamos, which had posted five straight shutout victories heading into the final two matches of the season, dropped sets against both Española Valley Saturday and the Jaguars Wednesday.

  • Cross country: LA primed to grab...

    The only question concerning the outcome of the 2010 District 2AAAA cross country championships is not who will win, but by how much.
    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls cross country teams are the favorites to win in Friday’s district meet, which will be run at Santa Fe’s Municipal Recreation Center just off N.M. 599.
    As usual, the Hilltoppers are King Kong-sized favorites heading into the race.

  • Cross country: Barranca Mesa,...

    The girls team from Barranca Mesa finished with a near-perfect score at Friday’s Elementary School Mile Run.
    The run is held annually in conjunction with the Los Alamos Invitational cross country meet. Any elementary school student is eligible to compete in the run.
    Zoe Challacombe, a sixth-grader at Barranca Mesa, led a group of sixth graders from her school to the near-perfect finish. Only Aspen’s Maria Sandoval broke up the perfect score bid in the race, edging out Kenidee Hatler, Barranca’s fifth runner.

  • Basketball: Duke No. 1 in first...

    Defending national champion Duke was a runaway No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 men's basketball poll.

    At the other end of the Top 25 there was big news Thursday with San Diego State entering the rankings for the first time ever.

  • Baseball: Giants rough up Lee...

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — All season, the San Francisco Giants counted on power arms to overcome a lack of pop at the plate.

    A whole different team showed up in the World Series opener.

    Freddy Sanchez hit three doubles, Juan Uribe launched a game-breaking, three-run homer and the Giants more than made up for Tim Lincecum's troubles, battering the Texas Rangers 11-7 in Game 1 Wednesday night.

    Even more surprising, the Giants whacked Cliff Lee.