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Today's Sports

  • Sundevils’ Salazar, Elks’ Gomez...

    Española Valley’s Karli Salazar was named to the North All-Star volleyball team Wednesday.
    The New Mexico High School Coaches Association, which sponsors the statewide All-Star teams, made the announcement in a press release.
    Salazar, a setter for Española Valley, was one of two District 2AAAA representatives to be selected for the honor. The other was Santa Fe High School’s outside hitter Shivaughn Hatt.
    No Hilltoppers were named to the North squad.

  • Hilltoppers split their season...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team split its two opening games of the season last weekend.
    Los Alamos fell in its home opener of the 2010-11 season Friday night to the Taos Ice Tigers, but bounced back one day later to shut out the Eldorado Eagles on the road.
    Los Alamos, the defending New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League champion, was the league’s final team to get into action. It is the only team in the state to play in an outdoor rink.

  • Men's basketball: Lobos...

    ALBUQUERQUE — The University of New Mexico Lobos got 18 points from senior Dairese Gary and 15 from freshman Kendall Williams as UNM rolled the visiting Arizona State Sun Devils 76-62 Tuesday night in The Pit.
    The Sun Devils ignored UNM’s rowdy Pit and cut through the UNM defense for a quick 10-3 lead. UNM then went on a 20-0 run to take a lead the Lobos would never let go.

  • Sports Update 11-17-10

    Annual Green-Gold hoops set for Friday

  • Golf: Sanchez, Schmitt finish...

    Local golfers Eddie Sanchez and Barbara Schmitt tied for ninth place in the Senior Division of the National ESPN Golf Challenge in Las Vegas, Nev.
    Sanchez and Schmitt competed in the tournament Oct. 22-23. In all, 36 two-person teams competed for the Senior Division crown. Senior Division play used net scoring.
    All the participants in the tournament reached the national tournament by qualifying earlier in local and regional events.
    The tournament was played at Paiute Golf Resort.

  • Women's basketball: UConn...

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Maya Moore missed, and suddenly Connecticut's grip on women's college basketball was in jeopardy.

    Baylor had one more shot to topple the No. 1 Huskies and end their record winning streak. But the No. 2 Lady Bears simply ran out of time, their last try a little too short and a little too late.

  • Men's basketball: Kirk...

    ALBUQUERQUE — Los Alamos’ former big man had a big showing in his first collegiate outing.
    Former Hilltopper superstar Alex Kirk posted a double-double to start his college career, leading the University of New Mexico Lobos to a 63-54 victory over Detroit Saturday night.
    UNM and Kirk were stellar in their 2010-11 season opener against Detroit, as they cruised to a wire-to-wire victory front of 15,145 fans at the Pit.

  • Volleyball: Pojoaque earns 3A...

    The Pojoaque Elks earned their second-straight state Class AAA volleyball title and third title since 2006 Saturday night.
    The Elks defeated the Portales Rams 25-16, 25-18, 25-22 to take the title.
    It was the third title captured by the Elks under the direction of head coach Brian Ainsworth.
    Pojoaque also defeated Portales in 2009 to claim that title.
    The Elks, who finished the 2010 season with a record of 17-4, swept the very tough District 5 this season to earn the top seed heading into the tournament.

  • Football: QB Kory Balog named...

    Kory Balog was named Offensive Player of the Year by the members of District 2AAAA for the 2010 football season.
    Balog, a senior for the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team, was among the top rushers and passers in his senior season from the quarterback spot. Under new head coach Garett Williams, Balog led the team to a runner-up finish in 2AAAA this season.
    Los Alamos finished with a record of 4-6 overall and 3-1 in the district, finishing one game behind Bernalillo, which posted a perfect 4-0 district record.

  • Baseball: Posey, Feliz picked as...

    NEW YORK (AP) — San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey and Texas Rangers closer Neftali Feliz wound up together on the winning side Monday when they were voted the Rookies of the Year.

    Earlier this month, Posey singled off Feliz as the Giants beat Texas in the clinching Game 5 of the World Series.

    "It's hard to believe it's been two weeks," Posey said.