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Today's Sports

  • LA wins, earns 2-4A title...

    The pressure is officially off.
    Combined with an upset loss by the Española Valley Sundevils against the Capital Jaguars, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers clinched the District 2-4A title with its victory over the Santa Fe Demons Wednesday.
    Los Alamos had little trouble with Santa Fe at Griffith Gymnasium, taking a 25-14, 25-11, 25-19 sweep. The win improved Los Alamos’ record to a spotless 6-0 in district.
    Española Valley, meanwhile, was the only team left in 2-4A that had a mathematical shot at Los Alamos, albeit a slim one. That shot evaporated with its three-set loss to Capital. Prior to that victory Wednesday night in Santa Fe, Capital had been winless on the district season.

  • NBA talks resume today

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBA owners and players are meeting for a second straight day, shortly after finishing a 16-hour marathon with a federal mediator.
    The sides resumed talks about 10 a.m. Wednesday, about eight hours after they broke for the night.
    No bargaining had been expected Wednesday or Thursday, since the owners have board meetings schedules. But instead their labor relations committee came back for further discussions with the players’ association executive committee.
    Neither side commented on Tuesday’s talks at the request of mediator George Cohen.

  • Hilltoppers roll over Jaguars 10...

    SANTA FE — Amy Neal scored four goals, including the contest-icer Tuesday as the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team thumped the Capital Jaguars in its District 2-4A season finale.
    Los Alamos needed just 60 minutes to knock off Capital Tuesday night at Jaguar Field. With the game-closing 10th goal relatively slow in coming, Los Alamos head coach Jiri Kubicek sent in Neal, his top finisher, to put the contest away. Neal’s short-range goal, off an assist from Naomi Movshovich, put the contest away.
    With the 10-0 victory, the Hilltoppers officially closed out their fifth straight district season unbeaten and unscored upon.

  • Jaguars take over first place in...

    SANTA FE — With one play, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team lost its grip on District 2-4A and may now be at the mercy of the seeding and selection committee to see where it will land in the upcoming playoff tournament.

    Worse still, Los Alamos’ leading scorer was injured on that play and his return this season is up in the air.

    The Hilltoppers were upset by the Capital Jaguars Tuesday afternoon. The Jaguars scored twice in the second half while allowing the Hilltoppers just four shots and only one on-goal to win 2-0.

  • Most drivers had no experience...

    The perfect storm: A high-banked oval crowded with the largest field of the season. Inexperienced or impatient drivers racing at more than 220 mph. Absolutely no room for error.
    What was supposed to be a season-ending showdown at Las Vegas Motor Speedway became instead a script for disaster Sunday: a fiery 15-car crash that killed popular two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon and left the shaken auto racing community to deal with uncomfortable questions.
    The drivers knew the Las Vegas race was going to present challenges even before the season began.

  • Toppers, Demons meet in...

    With its big win Saturday night, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team should have plenty of momentum going into its final matches of the regular season.
    The Hilltoppers will face off against the Santa Fe Demons Wednesday night. Game time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
    With three matches remaining, two of them at home, the Hilltoppers (14-3 overall, 5-0 in 2-4A) can take another step toward clinching its third-straight district title. They knocked off what appeared to be their biggest challenger, Bernalillo, relatively easily Saturday night at home.

  • Sports Update 10-18-11

    KRSN to air volleyball match Wednesday night

    KRSN AM 1490 will broadcast Wednesday night’s volleyball match between the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and the Santa Fe Demons.
    Gene Mortensen, the “Voice of the Hilltoppers,” will call the match live from Griffith Gymnasium. Match time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

    Katko launches new book

    Mike Katko, KRSN AM 1490 sports announcer, will launch his new book of poetry, “Skies and other Poems,” Wednesday at the Coffee Booth.
    The book launch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
    Along with his work at KRSN, Katko is also a former principal of Mountain Elementary School and past co-owner of Tony’s Pizzeria.

  • State Notes 10-18-11

    NMSU football picks up WAC victory over Idaho, 31-24

  • Hey, stranger! Rangers, Cards...

    Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton in a matchup of MVP sluggers. Nelson Cruz and David Freese becoming bigger names with each home run swing. Pitching staffs full of shaky starters and shutdown relievers.

    Plus a Rally Squirrel and the Claw.

    The Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals, with a lot of symmetry, are all set to get acquainted in the World Series.

    Leave it to ol' Arthur Rhodes to make the introductions. The 41-year-old lefty specialist began the year with Texas, wound up in St. Louis and is likely to get a ring either way.

    Besides, it takes someone who's been around a bit to remember the last time these teams played.

  • Sports Schedule, Oct. 17-22

    Tuesday

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

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

    Wednesday

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

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

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Taos, 6 p.m.

    Thursday

    Football: Escalante at LAMS, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at St. Michael’s, varsity, JV, 4 p.m.

    Friday

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

    Football: Española Valley at Los Alamos, 7 p.m.

    Saturday