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Today's Sports

  • ´Topper girls shooting for...

    In girls sports in New Mexico, some programs have shown over the years to be completely dominant.
    Kirtland Central, for example, is one of the premier basketball programs not just in the state, but in the nation, winning 18 state titles. Before that in that same sport, Eldorado was the cream of the state’s crop. Also in the Four Corners area, Piedra Vista is quickly establishing itself as the elite softball program in the state.
    Saturday, Los Alamos can take its place as the pre-eminent power in the history of girls cross country in New Mexico.

  • LA knocks off Farmington to...

    ALBUQUERQUE — It took 153 minutes of regulation play and 20 minutes of overtime play before the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team cracked through the defense of the Farmington Scorpions.
    It could scarcely have come at a better time.
    Shannon Blair tallied the first goal of the season by the Hilltoppers over the Farmington Scorpions late in Thursday’s semifinal round of the Class AAAA state championship tournament.

  • ’Toppers upset Academy, will...

    ALBUQUERQUE — One down, two to go.
    After surviving a wild first half and an equalizing goal midway through the second half, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers scored late in regulation to knock off one of the most dangerous teams in the state to advance to the semifinal round of the state Class AAAA playoffs.
    Los Alamos might have had a flashback to mid-September following the tying goal in the 58th minute by the Albuquerque Academy Chargers, but a 73rd minute goal from Cooper Christensen gave the Hilltoppers the victory.

  • Y youth hoops program starting...

    The Los Alamos Y will begin a recreational basketball league for girls with registrations being taken next month at their Iris Street location.
    The Los Alamos Basketball League (LABL) and the Y have worked together on scheduling, registration, promotion and the use of volunteers to assist the program.
    “Working with Chris (Stubben) is going to be a nice transition as the Y brings on the Girl’s only league to play along side the traditional YMCA Coed league,” Y Sports Director, William Hill said.

  • Hall of Fame manager Sparky...

    Reds fans were taken aback when Sparky Anderson showed up in Cincinnati for his first day as a big league manager, an unknown taking over baseball's first professional team.

    Sparky who?

    Really?

    By the time he was done, this man with the shock of white hair and schoolboy nickname would produce a mighty list of achievements that featured three World Series titles — including crowns in each league — and a Hall of Fame entry on his resume.

  • Girls soccer: Toppers face tough...

    For a team struggling to put balls into the net, Saturday’s win over the Kirtland Central Broncos couldn’t have come at a better time for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team.
    However, goal scoring was one of the main problems the Hilltoppers encountered early this season in a loss to Farmington.
    But now, the Hilltoppers will have a chance to do what they failed to do earlier this season. They will face the Farmington Scorpions in the quarterfinal round of the Class AAAA playoffs noon Thursday at the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex.

  • Boys soccer: LA, Academy meet...

    It’s a rare year when Albuquerque Academy and St. Pius X aren’t both hanging around near the state boys soccer title game.
    That would make 2009 an exceptionally rare year, as neither team made the championship round and only Academy got as far as the semifinals.
    But for the Los Alamos Hilltoppers to get to the finals again for the second straight season, it will most likely need to go through both squads to get there.

  • Giants give City by the Bay its...

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Buster Posey caught the final strike, started to rush the mound, then stopped and turned toward the dugout.

    The rookie catcher wasn't quite sure what to do or where to go. Hard to blame him, either. It's not as if the San Francisco Giants win the World Series every day.

  • Football: LA wins big over...

    While the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team closed its season out on a high note Friday, it wasn’t as high of a note as it was hoping for.
    In its season finale Friday night at Sullivan Field, the Hilltoppers blasted the Capital Jaguars 47-14. The Hilltoppers scored 40 points in the first half of the District 2AAAA contest and liberally shuffled in its sub-varsity call-ups for the bulk of the second half to earn the victory.

  • Soccer: LA's boys thump...

    An early first half goal may have been a big problem for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team Saturday afternoon.
    But that goal might have been the worst thing that happened Saturday for the Los Lunas Tigers.
    The Tigers got on the board quickly during the first round of the Class AAAA boys soccer state championship tournament, played at Sullivan Field, but things quickly took a turn for the worse for them.