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Today's Sports

  • Baseball: Lobos bounce back from...

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The University of New Mexico Lobos scratched out of 1-0 and 3-1 deficits to defeat the Brigham Young Cougars 5-4 Tuesday in the opening game of the 2011 Mountain West Conference baseball tournament.
    The Lobos used a solo shot by pinch hitter Jacob Nelson in the top of the ninth inning to grab their first lead of the game, a lead that didn’t hold. Nelson also walked and scored in the 11th inning to give UNM a 5-4 lead that did hold up.
    It was a dramatic 5-4 comeback win for the No. 6 seed Lobos, who entered the 2011 MWC tourney needing a string of upsets in order to claim the 2011 title and the automatic NCAA bid.

  • Sports Update 05-25-11

    Cross country teams holding meeting June 8

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls cross country team will hold a meeting June 8 at Los Alamos Middle School.
    Anyone interested in participating in cross country during the fall 2011 season is strongly encouraged to attend. Information on the season will be discussed, followed by an informal group run.
    The meeting is set for 5:15 p.m. in Portable 1.
    Those interested who cannot attend the meeting are asked to call Rob and Kathy Hipwood at 662-9164 or e-mail rkhipwood@yahoo.com.

    Sullivan Field is closed

  • Baseball/Softball: Gill picked...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball and softball players were shut out from the 2011 All-State Class 4A teams, but Los Alamos manager Mike Gill was named as the coach of the North All-Stars.
    The All-State 4A softball team was announced Tuesday by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association, which also releases the All-Star baseball and softball teams.
    Gill, the veteran manager of the Hilltopper baseball team who has led the squad to three consecutive district titles, will lead the 4A/5A All-Stars in their series against the South big-school All-Stars. He will go up against another veteran skipper, Miguel Gomez of Mayfield.

  • Running: Jemez Trail Runs...

    Nearly 500 people completed the three Jemez Mountain Trail Run races Saturday.

    Los Alamos hosted the event Saturday. Racers had a choice between 50-mile, 50-kilometer and half-marathon varieties.

    Event director Bill Geist said things went off Saturday with few hitches.

    "I thought it went really well," Geist said. "All but one of the surveys we got back said they liked it and the people who ran the aid stations really liked it because they didn't have to worry about keeping water cups filled."

    This year's race was cupless, meaning racers had to keep their own water with them rather than grab water cups at the stations.

  • Football: NFL owners pass player...

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NFL owners got their major on-field business out of the way quickly Tuesday, leaving them plenty of time to discuss labor strategy.

    The 32 owners voted unanimously to approve rules amendments for player safety that include eliminating a player launching himself into a defenseless opponent. A 15-yard penalty will result for anyone who leaves both feet before contact to spring forward and upward into an opponent and delivers a blow to the helmet with any part of his helmet.

  • Sports update 05-22-11

    Sullivan Field is closed

    Los Alamos Public Schools announced that Sullivan Field and the running track are closed for the summer.
    The closure of Sullivan Field is for crews to install a new artificial playing surface.
    Those with questions should call 663-2531.

    Wrestling camp starts June 6

  • Girls track and field: LA's...

    ALBUQUERQUE — Doubling up on a shot put and javelin state title isn’t unheard of. Neither is winning both a javelin and 100 meter dash state championship.
    But Chase Ealey did something that might never have been done before and, except for a potential repeat performance in 2012, might not be done for years to come when she pulled off a win in all three events this weekend.
    Ealey, the rock star of the 2011 Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team rocked the Class 4A state championship meet last weekend, picking up three individual wins and helping the Hilltopper girls 400 meter relay team to a state championship.

  • Topes Notes 05-20-11

    Hoffmann’s blast lifts Isotopes to win

    Jamie Hoffmann belted a solo homer leading off the bottom of the ninth to deliver the Albuquerque Isotopes (22-17) a 3-2 walk-off win over the Reno Aces (25-16) on a chilly Thursday night at Isotopes Park.
    Thursday’s game was the opening of a four-game set for the Isotopes in Albuquerque. The Isotopes will take on the Aces and the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
    The Isotopes will be looking to win their third straight game tonight when they face the Aces. Game time is set for 7:05 p.m.
    Hoffmann’s blast to seal the win came on a night where Albuquerque starting pitcher Dana Eveland fired eight strong innings in which he gave up just two runs.

  • Running: Rees is top predictor...

    John Rees was the top predictor at this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race, held at Barranca Mesa.
    Rees finished the long course of Tuesday’s Pace Race with a prediction error of just three seconds.
    Tuesday’s 3-mile course ventured into Bayo Canyon.
    Rees topped Daren Jones, who had the top prediction on the 1-mile course. Jones missed his predicted finish time by six seconds. Eric Burnside was off by seven seconds on the 3-mile course.
    Ben Rees was the fastest finisher on the 1-mile course with his time of 7:26. Charlie Hills was the fastest female, finishing in 8:47.

  • Rugby: LA team clinches state...

    The Los Alamos girls rugby team earned the New Mexico High School State Championship last weekend.
    The championship tournament was played Saturday and Sunday at the Municipal Recreation Complex in Santa Fe.
    In the final, Los Alamos topped Albuquerque’s Hermanitas 34-0. Carlin Morris, Jodi Cull-Host and Orli Shlachter scored tries during the championship match for Los Alamos.
    “We have had a long season, but hard work, determination and devotion to the sport has paid off,” Los Alamos coach John Morris said to his team following the win. “I watched so many of you place your fears behind you and embrace the game that it was hard for me to restrain my enthusiasm as the weekend played out.”