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Today's Sports

  • Soccer: LA boys, girls take a...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls soccer teams both slipped in this week's NMSoccer.com coaches' poll.

    Los Alamos' boys were ranked No. 4 in the poll, down one spot from the previous week, while Los Alamos' girls tumbled from No. 3 to No. 6 this week.

    The Hilltopper boys garnered 66 total points, five points behind Roswell.

    Los Alamos' girls, meanwhile, finished with 28 points, one point behind Aztec in the fifth position.

  • Baseball: Twins clinch AL...

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins arrived at Target Field on Tuesday night with a magic number of two, a day game on Wednesday and their AL Central rivals from Chicago playing late into the night on the West Coast.

    Even if they beat the Indians, the Twins said, they wouldn't be sticking around to see how the White Sox fared. They all planned to return to their homes and check the scores. If the Sox lost and the Twins clinched the division, so be it. There would be time to celebrate another day.

  • Basketball: Lobo men's...

    The University of New Mexico athletic department announced that season tickets for the 2010-11 men’s basketball season will go on sale Tuesday.

    The UNM Lobos, whose roster includes former Los Alamos Hilltopper standout Alex Kirk, have 18 home games scheduled for this season. Games at the newly renovated University Arena (The Pit) include a pair of exhibitions, eight non-conference contests and the Mountain West slate.

  • Boys golf: LA takes 5th at home...

    It was a day for low scores Monday on the boys’ side of the Los Alamos Fall Invitational.
    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team hosted the tournament, which was played at Los Alamos Golf Course. The competition, played under near ideal conditions, boasted a dozen sub-80 rounds on the day.
    Nearly half of those low scores were posted by the Hope Christian Huskies. The Huskies, who play in the small-school classification, had all five of their top players shoot under 80 Monday, while their sixth player missed by just two strokes on joining them.

  • Girls golf: ´Toppers pick up 2nd...

    It’s been a couple of years since the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team has earned its way into the state Class AAAA tournament during the regular season.
    But with its win Monday at Los Alamos Golf Course, it’s just one tournament away from doing just that during the fall 2010 season.
    Los Alamos won Monday’s Los Alamos Fall Invitational, finishing with an overall team score of 386, 18 shots better than St. Pius X. The score gave Los Alamos its second state qualification leg in as many tournaments. Three are required for state qualification.

  • Football: Holbrook to have...

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico coach Mike Locksley says quarterback B.R. Holbrook will undergo exploratory surgery on his left knee.

    Holbrook, who started the Lobos' first two games, sat out last weekend's 56-14 loss to Utah and will miss Saturday's game at UNLV.

    His status beyond that is undetermined.

  • Football: McKinley found dead,...

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — For the third time in four years, the Denver Broncos are dealing with the death of a teammate.

    Wide receiver Kenny McKinley was found dead in his home Monday in an apparent suicide.

    Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said authorities were called to McKinley's home in Centennial at 3:35 p.m. local time and found McKinley's body in the second-floor master bedroom. He said detectives believe McKinley, 23, was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

  • Peyton wins Manning bowl, Colts...

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Peyton Manning showed some compassion for his little brother. It didn't help — the Indianapolis Colts pummeled Eli anyway.

    Big brother Peyton dispensed with his usual encouragement for his defense to get after the opposing quarterback. No matter: Peyton proved he still rules America's first family of quarterbacks and the Colts dominated Eli's New York Giants 38-14 Sunday night.

    Manning Matchup II was no contest.

  • Football: LA topped by...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team lost for the second straight week in the Four Corners area Friday night.
    The Bloomfield Bobcats came back from a late fourth quarter deficit to defeat the Hilltoppers 19-15 at Bloomfield.

  • Schedule Sept. 20-25

    Monday
    Golf: Los Alamos Invitational, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Football: St. Pius X at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.

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

    Boys soccer: Hope Christian at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Tuesday
    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, varsity, 4 p.m.; Santa Fe at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, varsity, 6 p.m.; Santa Fe at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.