Today's Sports

  • Toppers drop Cleveland in...

    ALBUQUERQUE — In the first round of the Albuquerque Academy Invitational, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team’s defense was put to the test.
    It passed with flying colors.
    The Hilltoppers were forced to turn away constant pressure from the Cleveland Storm Thursday, but they were up to the challenge, holding the Storm to just one goal through regulation and two overtime periods.
    Then, with the contest heading into a shootout, Los Alamos goalkeeper Bryce Theesfeld came up with two big stops. Los Alamos converted four of its five chances to take a 2-1 victory over Cleveland and advance to the semifinals of the Academy Invitational.

  • Peyton Manning may be out for...

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts thought they’d suffered a big blow when they ruled their four-time MVP quarterback out for the season opener. Now they may have lost Peyton Manning for the entire season.
    Manning underwent more neck surgery Thursday, his third procedure in 19 months, and his return this season is uncertain.
    Losing Manning for any stretch of time is something the Colts would love to avoid, and it’s certain to throw the race for the AFC South wide open. Manning hasn’t missed a game in 14 NFL seasons, with 227 consecutive starts, including the postseason.

  • LA volleyball team ranked fourth...

    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. Artesia              164    2
    3. Aztec (1)           144    3
    4. Belen                112    4

  • No. 8 Farmington takes on LA...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team will make its debut on its new turf at Sullivan Field tonight.
    The Hilltoppers will take on the Farmington Scorpions at the newly refurbished Sullivan Field. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
    Farmington will go into tonight’s game as the eighth-ranked team in Class 4A. It also heads into the game off a big victory last Thursday against the Los Alamos’ District 2-4A rival, Bernalillo.
    Bernalillo, the two-time defending district champs, got waxed by the Scorpions 40-0 in the Four Corners last week, one night before Los Alamos took a 60-0 defeat against the Aztec Tigers, a game that lasted only until halftime.

  • JV girls XC team earns big win

    Amanda Mercer led the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls junior varsity team to a big win over the rest of the cross country field at Saturday’s University of New Mexico Invitational.
    The UNM race was held at the school’s North Golf Course.
    The Hilltopper girls JV finished with 22 points, one-quarter that of the Eldorado, the competition’s runner-up. The Hilltoppers placed four runners in the top five and all five scorers in the top nine to win the race going away.
    Mercer finished the course in 20:34 to hold off Rebecca Castillo of Volcano Vista by 5.8 seconds.
    The race was the season opener for both Los Alamos’ boys and girls JV teams.

  • LA C team falls to St. Mike...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper C team football team fell into a hole in the first half Tuesday.
    Despite a better showing in the second half, in which it outscore the host St. Michael’s Horsemen, Los Alamos fell 44-24 at Brother Abdon Field.
    Los Alamos (0-2) held the Horsemen to 12 points after halftime but its 16 second-half points weren’t enough to spark a comeback.
    Quarterback Danny Finn, who has been playing up with the varsity during the early part of the season, connected on a 55-yard touchdown pass to Skyler Veenis in the first half. Finn also had a 60-yard scramble for a touchdown and a 2-yard dive for another score late in the contest.

  • It’s about time...

    All is again right with the world.
    Sure, there’s some craziness in Europe with the economy or whatnot. Libya is collapsing before our eyes. The U.S. is running out of oil, water, food, jobs and self-respect.
    It’s fall. There’s green chile and there’s football. That’s all you need.
    There was some speculation about this being a rough year for the chile crop, but chile is plentiful at the supermarket. And there was some speculation about the NFL season being nixed over a few dollars and cents the owners and players were squaking about.
    But all is forgiven. Tonight, the past two Super Bowl winners, the New Orleans Saints and the Green Bay Packers meet in the 2011 season opener.

  • Packers, Saints face off tonight

    Green Bay Packers

    2010 Record: 10-6, second place, NFC North; 4-0 in postseason, defeated Steelers in Super Bowl XLV
    Head Coach: Mike McCarthy, sixth season
    Additions: LB K.C. Asiodu
    Departures: RB James X. Johnson, LB Nick Barnett, G Daryn Colledge, DE Cullen Jenkins, G Jason Spitz, RB Brandon Jackson, RB Ahman Green, LB Brady Poppinga
    Key Draft Picks: OT Derek Sherrod (1), WR Randall Cobb (2), RB Alex Green (3), CB Davon House (4), TE D.J. Williams (5)

  • Topes Notes 09-07-11

    Dodgers call 3 more up to Bigs

  • 4A boys, girls soccer polls

    Here are the results from the NMSoccer.com coaches' poll for the week ending Sept. 4. First-place votes are in parentheses.