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Today's Sports

  • Football: LA upends Santa Fe,...

    It won’t go down as the prettiest win in Los Alamos Hilltopper football history, but with their backs to the wall, the Hilltoppers kept their playoff hopes alive Friday at Sullivan Field.
    Facing the odds-on favorite to win District 2AAAA this season, the Hilltoppers came back from a 14-point deficit, scoring 19 unanswered points in the second half to stun the Santa Fe Demons Friday night.

  • Cross country: LA girls pick up...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team pulled off a huge victory Saturday at the Rio Rancho Jamboree.
    Los Alamos’ girls topped a powerful Class 5A Eldorado Eagles squad to take the title at the Jamboree, one of the biggest event of their season.
    In all, 22 teams competed on the girls side Saturday and 29 on the boys side.
    The Hilltopper girls finished with a scant 67 points, a very good total for such a big meet, taking four of the top 20 individual spots.

  • Volleyball: Toppers knock off...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team wanted to get up early on the Bernalillo Spartans, the squad that’s so far given it the toughest time in District 2AAAA play, and stay there.
    And Saturday afternoon, that’s exactly what the Hilltoppers did.
    Los Alamos routed Bernalillo in the first set of Saturday’s contest, 25-9, then kept its mojo going into the second set, taking that frame 25-13. Los Alamos held on in the third set for a 25-21 win and the sweep.

  • Schedule for Oct. 18-23

    Monday
    Football: Española Valley at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.

    Tuesday
    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Capital, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Capital, varsity, 6 p.m.

    Wednesday
    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Taos, C team, 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varisty, 6:30 p.m.

    Friday
    Cross country: Los Alamos Invite, boys and girls, 3 p.m.

  • Baseball: Yankees rally in...

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A chopper by Brett Gardner with a headfirst slide into first base, and the New York Yankees were rallying again.

    "I stepped on his hand. So he was safe," Texas Rangers starter C.J. Wilson said.

    Gardner's infield single leading off the eighth inning ignited a five-run outburst against Wilson and four Texas relievers to push the Yankees to a 6-5 victory in Game 1 of the AL championship series Friday night.

    "All starts with a hustle play," manager Joe Girardi said.

  • LA football upends Santa Fe...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team came back from 14 points down in the second half to upset the visiting Santa Fe Demons.

    Hilltopper running back Mike Sanchez went 68 yards for a score late in the fourth quarter to give the Hilltoppers a 19-14 victory Friday at Sullivan Field. Sanchez broke out of a pack at the line of scrimmage, cut left and went down the left hash straight to the end zone.

    The win keeps the Hilltoppers (2-6 overall, 1-1 in 2AAAA) alive in their quest for a district title in Garett Williams’ first season as head coach.

  • Soccer: Teams wrapping up...

    When it comes to seeding for the postseason Class AAAA soccer tournaments, the past several seasons have been more about juggling a place or two.
    Arguments over which teams should be No. 1, 2 or 3 have been far more common than which teams should be in the top four and which teams shouldn’t.
    However, with brackets scheduled to be released in just over one week, the 2010 postseason isn’t shaking out to be so cut-and-dried.

  • Hockey: NM prep play returns...

    The New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League will start play for the 2010-11 season tonight in Albuquerque.
    NMIIHL, which Los Alamos High School competes in, opens its season at Outpost Arena. Cibola will play the Albuquerque OutKast at 6 p.m. Saturday’s games include La Cueva at Eldorado, St. Pius X at Cibola and the OutKast at Sue Cleveland.
    Cleveland, a school in Rio Rancho, is the newest edition to the NMIIHL. With the addition of Cleveland, there are now 10 schools competing in the league.

  • Football: Will allegations sack...

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Over 20 seasons as an NFL quarterback, Brett Favre has taken plenty of hits on the field.

    Now his reputation is taking a hit, too.

    The NFL is investigating the Deadspin website report that he allegedly sent below-the-waist naked photos of himself to a woman who worked for the New York Jets when he played for the team two years ago.

  • 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 (13)    181    1
    2. Belen (4)        165    2
    3. Aztec (1)        157    3