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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Softball: Toppers earn No. 8...

    The Los Alamos Hilltoppers got into the upper half of the Class 4A softball bracket as they expected to, but they have a stiff contest to open.
    Los Alamos earned the No. 8 seed in the 4A softball tournament, which opens Thursday morning. In the opening round, it’s pitted against the No. 9 seed Del Norte Knights.
    The Los Alamos-Del Norte game is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Rio Rancho.
    The softball playoffs have a new format in 2011. It’s a combination of the single-elimination play from 2010 and the double-elimination play from years’ past.
    This year, the first round of state is single-elimination. However, double-elimination play begins in the quarterfinals and continues the rest of the way.

  • Golf: LA girls in 4th place...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team was in fourth place heading into the second day of state competition today.
    Los Alamos’ girls were scheduled to finish the Class 4A tournament today, being played at the University of New Mexico Championship Course in Albuquerque. They shot a team total of 391 in the first round, 41 shots off the pace.
    To start today’s round – players were scheduled to tee off at 8 a.m. – the Hilltoppers had a fair amount of work to do to move into the top three, which was their stated goal.
    Deming earned a team score of 350 to take the day one lead. Goddard was 14 shots off the pace heading in and Kirtland Central was 18 shots behind Deming’s Wildcats.

  • Baseball: Artesia sweeps LA in...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team was knocked out of the state Class 4A tournament in the opening round this weekend.

    Los Alamos, the No. 12 seed, traveled to face the fifth-seeded Artesia Bulldogs Friday and Saturday. Artesia came away with 12-2, 12-2 victories to sweep the best-of-three series.

    The Hilltoppers, who won the 2011 District 2-4A title, finish the season with a record of 13-13.

    The Bulldogs will advance to play the fourth-seeded St. Pius X Sartans in the second round of state playoffs.