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Today's Sports

  • Volleyball: Toppers pick up...

    SANTA FE — Did the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team finally find an identity?
    It may have, but it took some sifting to secure it.
    Following a disastrous opening set against Deming at Roswell’s Zia Classic this weekend, the team had a bit of bloodletting.
    “We healed a lot of wounds at Roswell,” Los Alamos head coach Garry Maskaly said. “We struggled through some issues, but I think those have been resolved. There was a big turning point at Roswell against Deming.”

  • Football: Boise St. no longer...

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — It's been four years now, and Travis Hawkes is still amazed each day when he sees the pile of Boise State merchandise waiting to be shipped out.

    When he was a kid, nobody wore Boise State gear. Even at Broncos games, maybe half the stadium would be dressed in blue and orange — and some of that was folks simply pulling out their blaze orange hunting jackets and calling it team spirit.

  • Sports Update 09-15-10

    McCloskey ties for 30th at NM Senior Open

  • Girls soccer:LA falls to La...

    Like its last trip to the Albuquerque metro area for a game against a tough Class 5A squad, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team lost the contest 5-1.
    Tuesday, the Hilltoppers took on the La Cueva Bears, the No. 4 squad in Class 5A according to the most recent NMSoccer.com coaches’ poll.
    Los Alamos, which entered Tuesday’s game having lost two of three contests this weekend at Albuquerque Academy’s Invitational tournament, took another big loss to a tough big school. It fell by the same score Sept. 2 on the road at Rio Rancho.

  • Boys soccer: LA topped by La...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team was routed at home by the La Cueva Bears Tuesday.
    The Bears, an elite squad from Class 5A, knocked off the Hilltoppers 4-0 at Sullivan Field.
    La Cueva (7-0) is the top-ranked club in Class 5A this week and is the defending Class 5A champion two years running.

  • Volleyball: Lobos top Aggies 3-2

    ALBUQUERQUE —  It's probably too soon to say the volleyball tide has shifted in the Rio Grande Rivalry between New Mexico Lobos and New Mexico State Aggies, but

    the Lobos have the bragging rights for the second straight season.

    The Lobos rallied from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits to dominate the fourth and fifth games Tuesday night at Johnson Center for a 3-2 win.

  • Football: Bush forfeits Heisman...

    NEW YORK (AP) — Reggie Bush is giving back the trophy. To many, though, he'll always be a Heisman winner.

    "Everyone still knows Reggie Bush was the best player that year. Look at the runs. He was clearly the best player," said Johnny Rodgers, the 1972 Heisman winner from Nebraska. "O.J. Simpson got accused of a murder and they didn't take his back. That was a far greater allegation, and they didn't find O.J. guilty on that."

  • Cross country: LAMS teams sweep...

    The Los Alamos Middle School Hawk cross country teams picked up a clean sweep in their first outing of the 2010 season.
    LAMS debuted at the Pecos Invitational Wednesday.
    The two Hawk girls teams posted the low scores of the two-grade meet, held on a hilly course.
    The Hawk seventh grade girls finished with just 23 points at the meet, while the Hawk eighth grade girls earned just 27 points. Meanwhile, the eighth grade boys had 33 points and the seventh grade boys finished with 54 points. All four teams finished well ahead of their closest competitors.

  • Tennis: Nadal breaks through to...

    NEW YORK (AP) — For seven years, Rafael Nadal deposited his share of skin and blood and sweat and effort on the imposing blue court in the middle of the biggest tennis stadium in the world.

    At the end of the eighth year, he collapsed and rolled over, his face to the ground, exhausted while he celebrated — knowing that finally, he would take something away from the court where he'd left so much.

  • Girls soccer: LA tops Oñate,...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team split its final two games of the Albuquerque Academy Invitational this weekend.
    After falling 2-0 to Sue Cleveland to open the Academy tournament Thursday, the Hilltoppers fell in Friday’s second round to Las Cruces 1-0 in two overtime periods. To finish off the three-day tournament, the Hilltoppers bounced back to knock off Oñate 3-0.