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Today's Sports

  • Schwartzel wins the Masters--see...

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Charl Schwartzel gave this Masters a finish it deserved.

    On an amazing Sunday at Augusta National, where the roars came from everywhere and for everyone and didn't stop until it was over, Schwartzel emerged from the madness by becoming the first Masters champion to close with four straight birdies.

    His final putt from 20 feet curled into the side of the cup for a 6-under 66, the best closing round at the Masters in 22 years. It gave the 26-year-old South African a two-shot victory over Australians Adam Scott and Jason Day.

    "Just an exciting day," Schwartzel said. "So many roars, and that atmosphere out there was just incredible. A phenomenal day."

  • Track and field: Toppers heading...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls track and field teams will take several athletes to the Marilyn Sepulveda Meet of Champions Monday.
    The Sepulveda Invitational is the most prestigious meet of the regular track and field season. Individuals taking part in the invitation-only meet have posted the top marks in the state, irrespective of their teams’ classifications.
    The meet is hosted by Albuquerque Academy.
    Los Alamos’ Chase Ealey will compete in three different events at the meet Monday, while Lindsay Benage and Laura Wendelberger were invited to compete in two events.
    In all, 10 Hilltoppers will travel to Monday’s meet to compete in 14 events.

  • Schedule for April 11-16

    Monday
    Boys golf: Los Alamos at Capital City Invite, varsity, 9 a.m.

    Girls golf: Los Alamos at Ruidoso Invite, varsity, 9 a.m.

    Tennis: Española Valley at Los Alamos, boys and girls varsity, 3 p.m.

    Track and field: Los Alamos at Marilyn Sepulveda Invite, boys and girls varsity, 3 p.m.

    Tuesday
    Girls golf: Los Alamos at Ruidoso Invite, varsity, 9 a.m.

    Boys golf: Los Alamos at Bosque Invite, varsity, 9 a.m.

    Tennis: Taos at Los Alamos, boys and girls varsity, 3 p.m.

    Boys track and field: LAMS Invite, 3 p.m.

    Girls track and field: LAMS at Pojoaque Invite, TBA.

    Wednesday

  • Softball: LA sweeps pair from...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team blasted the Capital Jaguars in a pair of District 2-4A games Saturday at Overlook Park.
    Los Alamos needed just 9-1/2 innings to close out the two games against the Jaguars. Los Alamos scored eight runs in the third inning as it cruised to a 15-2 win in the opener, then came back from an early 3-0 deficit to breeze to a 15-5 win in five innings.
    The victories moved the Hilltoppers to 3-0 in the district standings. The Hilltoppers are looking to repeat in 2-4A, but will have a huge test Friday when they host the Bernalillo Spartans.
    Capital (1-14 overall, 0-2 in 2-4A) was held to just two hits in the opener.

  • Girls track and field: Toppers...

    With about a month left in the season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team already has its sights set on the state Class 4A meet.
    And with a good shot at claiming its third straight state title, the expectations are high.
    Los Alamos had its first chance of the 2011 season to display its talents for the home crowd to see Friday afternoon. Los Alamos hosted four other teams at the Los Alamos Classic at Sullivan Field.
    At that meet, the Hilltoppers held off a big charge from the Aztec Tigers. The Tigers, a Class 4A foe, picked up for wins on the day.

  • Boys track and field: LA comes...

    There are still plenty of things to work out for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team.
    However, the Hilltoppers have been able to get over some big bumps during this 2011 season, as evidenced by their performance Friday afternoon.
    The Hilltoppers overcame an early disqualification in the 400 meter relay Friday and came back against a solid Aztec Tiger team to win the Los Alamos Classic. The Hilltoppers picked up 124 team points, topping the runner-up Tigers’ total of 100. Hope Christian finished in third with 67 points.
    Los Alamos had strong performances at the end of the meet to earn the come-from-behind victory.

  • Running: Bob Weeks is tops at...

    Bob Weeks took top honors at the first Pace Race of the 2011 season.
    The Pace Race is a weekly event hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners. Races are held every Tuesday during daylight-savings time hours.
    Tuesday’s Pace Race was the Cooper’s Run and was held at Canyon Rim Trail.
    Weeks missed his predicted finish time by just five seconds on the 1.5-mile course. He nipped Alexander Romero, who was seven seconds off. Sarah Krazter had a 12-second error.
    Kratzer was also the first women’s finisher on the course, completing it in 13:42. Jamie Jablin was first among all finishers with his time of 8:32.

  • Topes Notes 04-08-11

    Albuquerque opens 2011 season with win

    The Albuquerque Isotopes opened their 2011 season with a victory Thursday night at Isotopes Park.
    Jay Gibbons and Dee Gordon both earned three RBI Thursday as Albuquerque cruised to a 10-5 season-opening win over the Omaha Storm Chasers.
    The win gives the Isotopes an 8-1 franchise record in opening day games.
    Albuquerque broke open Thursday’s contest in the sixth, scoring five runs. Gibbons had a bases-clearing double and Gordon had a base-knock during the inning to extend the Isotopes lead to 10-4.

  • Sports update 04-08-11

    Baseball team hosting breakfast April 16

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball program will host a waffle breakfast April 16 at the Masonic Lodge on 15th St. and Canyon Road.
    The breakfast will include waffles, eggs, bacon or sausage and beverage.
    Tickets for the breakfast are $5 in advance or $6 at the door.
    For tickets or other information, call Connie Russell at 672-4066.

    Dog Jog set for April 16

  • Boys golf: Toppers take third at...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team finished third in team competition at the Belen Invitational Thursday.
    Thursday’s competition was a make-up round from March 21. That round was called due to high winds and dusty conditions. Play was called after most players had finished approximately 12 holes.
    Los Alamos finished with a team score of 384, one of just three teams to break 400.
    The tournament was won by the host Belen Eagles.
    The Eagles, paced by Daniel Goldberg’s round of 1-under par, finished with a red hot 334, easily outdistancing second-place Socorro’s 362.
    For the Hilltoppers, Thomas Herrera had the low round of the day, finishing with an 83.