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Today's Sports

  • Soccer: Topper boys upend Eagles...

    ALBUQUERQUE — It’s been a long time coming. Twenty-four years to be exact.
    But Saturday night in front of a packed house at the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex, the 2010 version of the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team pulled off what so many other teams before it had tried to do and not succeeded.
    The Hilltoppers hoisted the championship trophy.

  • 'TOPPER TEAMS WIN 2 STATE...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper sports program got a huge boost Saturday as the girls cross country team came away with their 15th AAAA state championship. To read the story, click here.

    Meanwhile, the boys soccer team won their first AAAA state championship trophy since 1986. Click here for the story, or pick up a copy of the Sunday Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Jockeys Borel, Castellano fight...

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jockey fights in horse racing are as much a part of the sport as whips, saddles and the $2 bet.

    Most times, the dustups take place behind closed doors, not in the winner's circle.

    And certainly not on national television following a Breeders' Cup race.

  • LA boys once again upset-minded...

    Whatever pressure there may be heading into the Class AAAA boys cross country meet appears not to be on the Los Alamos Hilltoppers. At least not any external pressure.
    Heading into the Class AAAA championship race, which is scheduled for Saturday at Rio Rancho High School, Los Alamos knows that it’s not expected to win but has enough confidence to pull off what could be another monumental upset.

  • ´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.