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Today's Sports

  • Softball: Piedra Vista wins big...

    After Thursday’s play concluded, all of the top teams in the Class 4A softball playoffs were still alive in the championship bracket.
    The Class 4A playoffs continue through Saturday. The championship game will be played at Lobo Field in Albuquerque.
    Following the Del Norte Knights’ upset of the Los Alamos Hilltoppers Thursday morning, they were thumped by the top-seeded Piedra Vista Panthers. The Panthers, quite possibly the best team in the state of New Mexico, romped to a 15-0 victory in Thursday’s second round.
    The Panthers are scheduled to play the fourth-seeded Los Lunas Tigers in the championship round Friday morning.

  • Softball: Toppers lose playoff...

    RIO RANCHO — For a pair of very evenly matched teams, seven innings wasn’t enough to settle anything Thursday.
    In the first round of the Class 4A softball playoffs Thursday morning, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and the Del Norte Knights needed an extra inning to determine who would move on to the opening round of double-elimination play.
    But the Knights got the critical hit when they needed to Thursday at Rio Rancho High School. Clean-up hitter Gabby Moreno dropped a clean single into the outfield to score Deja Sisneros from third base to give her team a 5-4 extra-inning victory.
    The loss Thursday morning to ninth-seeded Del Norte eliminated eighth-seeded Los Alamos from the 2011 state playoffs.

  • Track and field: Topper girls...

    This weekend, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team will be looking to continue its dominance at the Class 4A state meet.
    Los Alamos seems to be well positioned to do just that at the 4A meet, which starts Friday and continues through Saturday at the University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex in Albuquerque.
    The Hilltoppers, who are the two-time defending champions at the meet, have representatives in every event and some that are well positioned to vie for state individual titles.
    Meanwhile, Los Alamos’ boys have high hopes of coming up with a big showing like they had in 2010, that coming from an underdog role.

  • Golf: Mourners gather to...

    PEDRENA, Spain (AP) — To the mournful wail of a lone bagpipe, some of Europe's greatest golfers joined family, friends and local residents Wednesday at the funeral of Seve Ballesteros, paying an emotional final tribute to the dynamic Spaniard who revived the European game.

    Ryder Cup captains Nick Faldo, Colin Montgomerie, Ian Woosnam, Sam Torrance and Jose Maria Olazabal and players including Miguel Angel Jimenez marched together in silence as part of the procession from Ballesteros' family home to the church of San Pedro de Pedrena.

    Young boys and girls wore replicas of the navy blue outfit that Ballesteros wore for his first British Open win in 1979. They each held a 3-iron, the only club Ballesteros owned when he learned to play golf.

  • Football: NFL players'...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 40 percent of NFL players last season wore a helmet model that got the second-lowest rating for reducing the risk of concussions in a study by Virginia Tech researchers.
    Riddell’s VSR-4 helmet received just one star in a study of football helmets led by Virginia Tech professor of biomedical engineering Stefan Duma and released Tuesday.
    Another Riddell model — the Revolution Speed — was the only helmet that earned five stars, the top rating.
    Five models — two made by Riddell, two by Schutt and one by Xenith — received four stars.

  • Sports Update 05-11-11

    Softball game will be on KRSN

    The Los Alamos-Del Norte Class 4A state tournament softball game will be broadcast on KRSN AM 1490.
    The game is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday.
    Gene Mortensen, the “Voice of the Hilltoppers,” will broadcast the game live from Rio Rancho High School.
    The game will also be streamed on KRSN’s website, krsnam1490.com.

    Sullivan Field sod is for sale

    Los Alamos High School will be selling sod from Sullivan Field May 20-21.
    Sullivan Field is being renovated and artificial surface will be installed to replace the grass field. Renovation is scheduled to start Thursday.

  • State Roundup 05-11-11

    Aggie softball clinches WAC title

  • Softball: LA's Teter named...

    Monika Teter of Los Alamos has been named the 2011 District 2-4A Player of the Year in softball.
    Teter, a junior pitcher, helped lead the Hilltoppers to a district title this season on the mound and at the plate.
    The All-District 2-4A selections were released Monday. Los Alamos placed four players on the first team and four more on the district’s second team.
    Also for the Hilltoppers, Roger Anaya was named Manager of the Year. Anaya has guided the Hilltoppers to three consecutive 2-4A titles in his three years at the helm.

  • Golf: Topper girls are fifth at...

    ALBUQUERQUE — Greatly improved weather conditions didn’t greatly improve scores in the second day of the Class 4A golf championship.
    For the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team, there was some improvement from the opening round, but not enough to make a move into the top three. In fact, the only team in the 4A tournament that made a major move was the Albuquerque Academy Chargers, who actually surpassed Los Alamos for fourth place in the final team tallies.
    The Hilltopper girls finished with a two-day total of 773. They were nine shots better than Monday, but that improvement didn’t gain them much ground in their attempt to move up to the third position.

  • Baseball: LA falls in opening...

    There were only two minor upsets in this weekend’s Class 4A state baseball playoffs. Unfortunately, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers weren’t among the two teams pulling off those upsets.
    Los Alamos was knocked out of the 2011 state playoffs Saturday. It lost two straight games in the best-of-three opening round against Artesia. Artesia took both games by counts of 12-2.
    The two losses ended the Hilltoppers’ season. The Hilltoppers, who qualified for the tournament with their District 2-4A championship, ended 2011 with a record of 13-13.