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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Football: Vick, Eagles embarrass...

    LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Forget about the contract: The Philadelphia Eagles weren't happy with Donovan McNabb's words. And they were thoroughly upset with LaRon Landry's alleged dirty deeds, both before and during the game.

    The best way to handle it? Have Michael Vick and the offense run up the score.

  • Volleyball: Toppers swept in...

    RIO RANCHO — For the third year in a row, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team ends its season with a loss to the St. Pius X Sartans.
    After surviving a back-and-forth contest Friday morning against the Roswell Coyotes in the Class AAAA quarterfinals, the Hilltoppers took the Sartans down to the wire in each of the first two sets in Friday night’s semifinal.

  • 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.