Today's Sports

  • LA’s offense, defense come up...

    In 2010, the Bloomfield Bobcats came back from a late deficit with the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team needing just to run out the clock in the fourth quarter.
    Friday night, the Hilltoppers found themselves in much the same position, backed up on their 4-yard line and clinging to a 1-point lead.
    But on a long sideline route on third down, Bloomfield was flagged for pass interference. Then, three plays later, quarterback Danny Finn scrambled down the right side for a big 7-yard pickup to earn another first down which all but sealed the game for the Hilltoppers.
    Los Alamos earned its first win of the season Friday, topping Bloomfield 21-20 at Sullivan Field.

  • ´Toppers blank top-ranked...

    A hot start to the 2011 season had some whispering that this could be the year for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team to knock off the Albuquerque Academy Chargers.
    Those whispers could get considerably louder now.
    The Hilltoppers, who didn’t have the greatest week coming into Saturday’s contest, losing two straight to a pair of quality opponents, picked up a huge win over their arch-rival Chargers. Forward Amy Neal scored goals in both halves and Katie Hemphill scored near the midpoint of the first half as the Hilltoppers shut out the Chargers, 3-0.

  • Friday's Prep Football...


    New Mexico PREP FOOTBALL Friday Scores

    Albuquerque Academy 49, Bernalillo 3

    Andrews, Texas 24, Lovington 16

    Artesia 41, Deming 33

    Aztec 63, Miyamura 17

    Carlsbad 20, Alamogordo 7

    Carrizozo 24, Logan 20

    Cleveland 49, Clovis 14

    Clovis Christian 60, NMSD 14

    Cobre 13, Academia Juarez, Mexico 12

    Crownpoint 54, Navajo Pine 0

    EP Ysleta, Texas 19, Chaparral 18

    Farmington 27, Montezuma-Cortez, Colo. 6

    Farwell, Texas 30, Tucumcari 15

    Fort Sumner 44, McCurdy 16

  • LA picks up first win of season...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team picked up its first win of the 2011 season, holding off the Bloomfield Bobcats 21-20 at Sullivan Field Friday night.

    Los Alamos got 136 yards on the ground from Arnoldo Ortiz, starting in his first game of the season after breaking his finger during the preseason, while the Hilltopper defense forced two turnovers on their side of the field in the third quarter to help preserve the victory.

    Danny Finn connected with Jared Mang on a 53-yard swing pass in the second quarter, while Ortiz rumbled for a 45-yard score in the third quarter. Ortiz also converted a two-point try following his touchdown run, which proved to be the difference in the game.

  • Fishing Report 09-16-11


    Animas River: The flow is 142 cfs. The river continues to fish fair to good for trout using various bead-headed nymphs, spinners and worms. Better fishing is reported close to the Colorado Border and on the Ute Reservation.
    Chama River: Upper section flow is 43 cfs. Below El Vado, the flow is 584 cfs. The upper Chama flowing downstream to the village of Chama and into El Vado reservoir is picking up with the cooler temps and rain. Fishing is reported as fair. The river below El Vado is fishing excellent. All methods are catching fish with limits being taken. The river was stocked last week with 1,140 rainbow trout.

  • Kosiewicz lands 40-inch tiger...

    Just before the Las Conchas Fire in late June, local resident Stan Kosiewicz and his wife Amy Anderson went fishing, or, as he calls it “tiger hunting.”
    During a trip to Bluewater Lake, near Grants, Kosiewicz landed a 40-inch tiger muskie, which weight approximately 20-1/2 pounds.
    A tiger muskie is a sterile hybrid of a cross between a purebred muskie and a northern pike. While this cross occasionally occurs in the wild, it happens most often under controlled conditions at a fish hatchery.
    Kosiewicz, who let the fish go because “she was just too cute,” caught the tiger muskie on a 8-inch Koi-colored lure.

  • Volleyball climbs 1 spot in 4A...

    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)    180    1
    2. Artesia              151    2
    3. Aztec                139    3
    4. Valencia           108    5

  • Rio Rancho shuts out LA at home...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team will have just one day to prepare for the Albuquerque Academy Chargers following a rough outing Thursday.

    The Hilltoppers fell to the Rio Rancho Rams at home Thursday. The game, which was delayed one hour due to lightning, was thoroughly controlled by the Rams, the No. 3 team in Class 5A, who won 3-0.

    "You have to give them credit, they outplayed us," Los Alamos head coach Jiri Kubicek said. "We could not get anything going. We had the same problems as we did against La Cueva (Tuesday). We need to play better, that's all."

    Kubicek said his defense is struggling — it has given up seven goals in its two games this week — and he may make some lineup changes for Academy.

  • Class 4A soccer polls

    Here are this week’s Class 4A boys and girls soccer coaches’ polls. Polls are conducted by NMSoccer.com. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Class 4A Girls

        Team     Total pts.    Previous
    1. Academy (6)       78    1
    2. Los Alamos (2)    71    3
    3. St. Pius X            57    2
    4. Aztec                   48    6
    5. Farmington         36    5

  • Pace Racers have tough time this...

    Karen Thorn was the top predictor at this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race and by a wide margin.
    Tuesday’s Pace Race was held at the Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail. Predictions on the Rim Trail were tough this week and most competitors finished with actual times considerably slower than predicted times.
    Thorn, however, finished just eight seconds off her predicted time. No other runner finished closer than 151 seconds of their times.
    The fastest finisher on the 1-mile course was Anya Gonzales, who posted a 15:58. On the 3.25-mile course, Jamie Jablin finished in 24:46 and Katie Gattiker had a 44:08.
    The next Pace Race is scheduled for Tuesday. It will start at 6 p.m. at 1279 San Ildefonso Road on North Mesa.