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Today's Sports

  • Running: So much for that tough...

    BOSTON (AP) — The rest of the world can debate whether Geoffrey Mutai set a record when he blistered the Boston Marathon course in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 2 seconds — the fastest anyone has ever run 26.2 miles.

    From Hopkinton to Copley Square, there is no doubt.

    "We had a stunning performance and an immensely fast time here today," Tom Grilk, the head of the Boston Athletic Association, said on Monday. "We in Boston are well-pleased with what has happened, and that's good unto itself. The definitions of others, I will leave to them."

    Mutai outsprinted Moses Mosop down Boylston Street to win by 4 seconds, and the two Kenyans each beat Haile Gebrselassie's sanctioned world record of 2:03:59.

  • Track and field: LA boys nip...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team held its collective breath until the final event Saturday, but took top honors in the Capital City Invitational.
    Los Alamos held off the host Santa Fe Demons to win the meet. Ian Pulliam of the Hilltoppers’ 1600-meter relay team held off a late charge in the final event of the day as Los Alamos nipped Santa Fe 85-82.
    It was the second win in a row for Los Alamos, which was also a winner at the Los Alamos Classic a week earlier.
    For Los Alamos, Jacob Brown won and qualified for state in the triple jump. Brown posted a career-best 42 feet, 8-3/4 inches to earn the win.

  • Track and field: LA girls win...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team won its second meet in a row Saturday at the Capital City Invitational, topping a tough competitor.
    The Capital City Invitational, which included 12 teams, mostly from northern New Mexico, was hosted by the Santa Fe Demons.
    The Hilltopper girls went head-to-head Saturday against the St. Pius X Sartans, one of the teams they may have to hold off at the Class 4A meet.
    St. Pius kept Saturday’s contest close, but Los Alamos prevailed, winning the team title with 134 points to the Sartans’ 115.
    Los Alamos head coach Paul Anderson said that the meet, occurring on the same day as Los Alamos High School’s prom, still went as about as well as he was expecting.

  • Girls tennis: LA takes 3 sweeps...

    Even without being at full strength for the whole weekend, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team had little trouble dispatching its three district opponents.
    The Hilltoppers swept all three of their opponents that were able to field teams for the Pre-District 2-4A playoff this weekend. The Hilltoppers dropped the Española Valley Sundevils and Santa Fe Demons Friday, then swept the Bernalillo Spartans Saturday.
    Capital, the other team in the district, only had three available players Saturday when it and Los Alamos were scheduled to meet.

  • Baseball: 'Toppers split...

    With only a handful of games left in the 2011 season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team is still in good shape in the District 2-4A race.
    Despite having to settle for a home split Friday afternoon, the Hilltoppers are still ahead of the pack at 7-1 in the district standings. The Hilltoppers lost a close game one contest Friday, but didn’t waste any time bouncing back in game two, scoring 10 runs in the bottom of the first to pick up that win.
    Los Alamos took on the Bernalillo Spartans Friday at Bomber Field. Bernalillo and Los Alamos, which have become the two dominant teams in district over the last several seasons, were playing for first place in the district standings.

  • Softball: LA comes back to win...

    In Friday’s District 2-4A doubleheader, the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team was itching for a sweep.
    But Emily Rodriguez and the Bernalillo Spartans had other plans.
    Rodriguez, who survived a rocky start in game one of the doubleheader, pitched seven sparkling innings to give her team a 4-2 victory.
    Los Alamos would bounce back in the nightcap of the doubleheader, winning that contest 6-1 and stay within striking distance of the district leader Santa Fe in the standings.
    Bernalillo, which was stunned in both ends of a doubleheader last week by Santa Fe, needed at least a split at Los Alamos Friday to avoid falling into a deep hole in the 2-4A race.

  • Schedule for April 18-23

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

    Tuesday
    Girls track and field: LAMS Invite, 3 p.m.

    Girls tennis: Los Alamos at Moriarty, JV, 3 p.m.

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, JV, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, JV, 4 p.m.

    Wednesday
    Tennis: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, boys and girls varsity, 3 p.m.

    Baseball: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Thursday
    Track and field: Los Alamos Invite, boys and girls JV and middle school, 3 p.m.

    Friday

  • Baseball: Bonds’ Hall of Fame...

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — While eight women and four men sat in the jury box preparing to judge Barry Bonds, another group that will evaluate the home run king was watching and listening in the federal courtroom, sitting on the wooden benches in the last five rows. Their votes will not be cast for 20 more months.

  • Baseball: Hawks split a pair,...

    The Los Alamos Middle School Hawk seventh grade baseball team started its season winning three out of four contests.
    The Hawks opened their season April 9 splitting a doubleheader with Española. Two days later, the Hawks swept Taos Middle School, taking both games by scores of 11-1.
    Brian Johnson earned the victory in game two against Española as LAMS picked up an 11-9 decision. Connor Mang took the loss in the first game as the defense struggled with errors. LAMS lost 14-7.
    Against Taos, Lane Saunders was the winning pitcher in the first game and Derek Selvage earned the win in the nightcap. Michael Klegg and Kyle Hutton both pitched an inning in relief of Selvage.

  • Topes Notes 04-15-11

    Iowa wins finale, 10-6

    The Albuquerque Isotopes failed to pull off the sweep of the Iowa Cubs to close out the season-opening homestand Thursday.
    The Cubs scored five times in the fourth inning and three more times in the seventh to win 10-7 at Isotopes Park.
    Iowa’s Bobby Scales had two doubles and five RBI to lead his team to the win.
    Randy Keisler (0-1) lasted just 3-2/3 innings for Albuquerque.
     (5-3), taking the loss.
    Albuquerque will hit the road for the first time in 2011, playing three games starting tonight at Oklahoma City. They will visit Iowa for four games starting Tuesday.
    Albuquerque returns home April 23.