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Today's Sports

  • Men's basketball:...

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Troy Gillenwater scored 30 points and New Mexico State beat Louisiana-Lafayette 92-76 in the season opener for both teams Friday night.

    The Aggies made 12 of 25 attempts from beyond the arc. Gillenwater made 5 of 9 on 3-point attempts and Hernst Laroche, who scored 21 points, connected on all four of his 3-point attempts. Rahman Hamidu added 18 points for the Aggies.

  • LA to open NMIIHL play at home...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team will open its 2010-11 season tonight when it hosts the Taos Ice Tigers.
    Los Alamos, which plays in the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League, will take on the Tigers starting at 8 p.m.
    Also, the Hilltoppers will play Saturday against the Eldorado Eagles. That game is set for 10 a.m.
    The Hilltoppers are the defending NMIIHL pure team champion. Teams in NMIIHL can be “pure,” representatives of one school, or “composite,” comprised of teams from more than one school.

  • Hilger paces Atomic Tumblers at...

    The Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers gymnastics team opened its season at home Oct. 23 hosting four other teams.
    The meet consisted of gymnasts in levels 3-6. In all, 82 gymnasts participated in the meet, which was held at the Los Alamos School of Gymnastics on North Mesa.
    The meet marked the opening of the 2010-11 compulsory season.
    Los Alamos’ Alyssa Hilger, a level 4 gymnast, earned the top mark of the meet. She recorded a score of 36.20 to win the 10-year-old division.

  • LA takes Pool D win Thursday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team earned a victory in Pool D play Thursday and moved on to today’s quarterfinal round.
    The Class AAAA state tournament opened Thursday with pool play. Direct elimination play continued today with the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds, with the state championship match scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday.
    Los Alamos, the No. 4 seed in the AAAA tournament, got through the pool, which included both fifth-seeded Piedra Vista and 12th-seeded Aztec. The victory in Pool D gave Los Alamos a bid into the state quarterfinals.

  • Men's basketball: Aggies...

    LAS CRUCES — The New Mexico State men’s basketball team opens the 2010-11 season at Louisiana Friday.
    Friday’s game is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Lafayette.
    This is the second consecutive season and third time in four years that the Aggies have started on the road.

  • Women's basketball: Lobos...

    The University of New Mexico women’s basketball team will host Texas Tech Friday for the regular season opener in the newly renovated Pit at 7 p.m.
    This will be the fourth consecutive year that the Lobos open the season at home. Friday’s game will be broadcast live on 610 AM The Sports Animal. Gametracker and video streaming will also be provided via GoLobos.com.
    The Lobos continue playing at home throughout the month of November. New Mexico will host University of California-Irvine Nov. 15 and California on Nov. 20.

  • Volleyball: Pojoaque wins pool,...

    The Pojoaque Elks volleyball team emerged as the top team out of the Class AAA pool play Thursday morning.

    The Elks, the defending Class AAA champions and the No. 1-seeded team in the tournament, topped Silver and Las Vegas Robertson in pool play Thursday morning. The Elks advance to play the winner between Ruidoso and Shiprock Friday morning.

    The Class AAA tournament is being played at the Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    Other pool winners in that tournament include St. Michael's, Portales and Hatch Valley.

  • Football: New Mexico Bowl...

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The expanded Pac-12 has agreed to send a team to the New Mexico Bowl in 2012 and 2013, pending approval by the NCAA's licensing committee, to play a Mountain West opponent.

    Officials made the announcement Wednesday. The bowl's executive director, Jeff Siembieda, calls it a great opportunity for football fans in New Mexico.

    The Pac-10 is expanding its membership next season from 10 schools to 12, picking up Colorado and Utah.

  • Volleyball: Toppers on a roll...

    Garry Maskaly thought his team would do a little better in the pool play round of the 2009 state Class AAAA volleyball tournament.
    At first, Maskaly wondered why his team was struggling with two teams it shouldn’t have had nearly as much trouble with as it did. The next day, the answer became clear.

  • Football: Auburn coach says...

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Auburn Tigers found themselves defending quarterback Cam Newton for the second time in five days, this time adamantly sticking up for the Heisman hopeful in the wake of allegations of academic cheating when he was at Florida.