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Today's Sports

  • Boys cross country: Roybal leads...

    SANTA FE — The second half of the season, traditionally, is when the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team kicks it up to a whole new level.
    At Saturday’s Santa Fe Indian School Invitational, Los Alamos showed that 2010 may be no exception to that rule.
    The Hilltoppers picked up a solid victory in Saturday’s race, which takes place on the SFIS campus. The team earned a score of 57, 14 points better than the host Braves, who this year have a solid team and could well be a sleeper at the Class AAA state meet.

  • Boys soccer: ´Toppers pick up...

    With things getting nearly out of control in the second half, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team managed to keep its composure and cruise to a solid win.
    The visiting Piedra Vista Panthers were slapped with three hard red cards in an eight-minute span Thursday, two for blatantly aggressive play and the other for misconduct, as the team imploded.
    There was more than a little bit of hard feelings, but the Hilltoppers managed to keep the cooler heads despite the overly-aggressive – and in a couple of cases, downright dirty play – by the Panthers.

  • Running: Pedicini is tops at...

    Georgia Pedicini was the top predictor in this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race.
    The pace race was Tuesday held at Kinnikinnik Park. In all, 16 runners and walkers took part this week.
    Pedicini missed her predicted finish time by an adjusted margin of 51 seconds on the 1-mile course, topping runner-up Tom Sandford, who was off by 55 seconds on the 3-mile course.
    The fastest 1-mile time was posted by Jackie Marr, who clocked in at 13 minutes, 43 seconds. Bob Weeks was the fastest male on the short course with his time of 14:24.

  • Golf: Europe leads early as...

    NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Workers scurried around the greens with squeegees, furiously pushing the water away before every putt. Players sloshed down soaked fairways, desperately searching for a spot to hit from that was somewhat dry. The Americans couldn't even stay dry in their gaudy rainsuits.

    Finally, there was no way to go on.

    The Ryder Cup was halted in the middle of the fourball matches Friday morning because of heavy rain that turned Celtic Manor into a water-logged mess.

  • Volleyball: ´Toppers come back...

    Los Alamos volleyball head coach Garry Maskaly has said for a couple of years that the Bernalillo Spartan program was showing signs of improvement.
    Wednesday in their District 2AAAA opener, the Hilltoppers got a first-hand look at Bernalillo’s building program.
    Despite struggling to generate a big attack upfront, the Spartans played very good defense at Griffith Gymnasium and dinked and dunked their way to taking sets one and three.
    With its back to the wall, Los Alamos put together its two best sets of Wednesday’s match to take the contest 3-2.

  • NMAA: Board votes for playoff...

    The New Mexico Activities Association announced several rules changes following its Board of Directors meeting Wednesday in Albuquerque.
    The NMAA, the governing body of most interscholastic prep sports in the state, made changes to several different sports. It did, however, table one of the biggest changes that had been proposed, allowing spring football practice.

  • Football/volleyball: LA girls...

    Here are this week’s Class AAAA football and volleyball coaches polls. The polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

    Football, Class 4A

        Team        Total pts.      Pvs.

    1. Goddard (10)    162    1
    2. Belen (5)        149    2
    3. Aztec (1)        141    3

  • Football: Boise State's...

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Third-ranked Boise State will be without starting linebacker/safety Winston Venable for the first half of this weekend's game against New Mexico State.

    Venable was suspended Wednesday for half a game by Western Athletic Conference Commissioner Karl Benson for a "flagrant foul" against Oregon State's James Rodgers in the Broncos' 37-24 win last Saturday.

  • Cycling: Contador says bad meat...

    PINTO, Spain (AP) — Three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador blamed contaminated steak Thursday for his positive doping test, vowing to clear his name and not let cycling's latest drug scandal "destroy everything that I have done."

    The Spanish rider was provisionally suspended after a World Anti-Doping Agency lab in Germany found a "very small concentration" of the banned substance clenbuterol in his urine sample on July 21 at the Tour, according to a statement from cycling governing body UCI.

  • Sports Update 09-29-10

    Jr. ’Topper basketball program starts Saturday