Today's Sports

  • Toppers pull out win over...

    Apparently, there is something to be said for saving things until the last minute.
    That’s exactly what the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team did Saturday night and it paid off.
    Los Alamos trailed the St. Michael’s Horsemen by three points with under a minute remaining, but hit two huge late buckets to pull out a thrilling victory.
    With 48.5 seconds remaining, Erin Kirk hit her third 3-pointer of the game from the right side of the arc to tie the score. After Los Alamos forced a turnover, Anna Scott drained her only basket of the contest, a 12-foot jumper with :10 left, giving the Hilltoppers a 38-36 victory in their home opener.

  • NBA owners, players reach...

    NEW YORK (AP) — After nearly two years of bickering, NBA players and owners are back on the same side.

    "We want to play basketball," Commissioner David Stern said.

    Come Christmas Day, they should be.

    The sides reached a tentative agreement early Saturday to end the 149-day lockout and hope to begin the delayed season with a marquee tripleheader Dec. 25. Most of a season that seemed in jeopardy of being lost entirely will be salvaged if both sides approve the handshake deal.

    Barring a change in scheduling, the 2011-12 season will open with the Boston Celtics at New York Knicks, followed by Miami at Dallas in an NBA finals rematch before MVP Derrick Rose and Chicago visiting Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.

  • Romero wins big at Turkey Trot

    Alexander Romero was the big winner at Sunday’s Turkey Trot.
    The annual Turkey Trot attracted approximately 160 runners. The event, run on North Mesa, is a benefit for the local CROP organization.
    Romero easily took top honors at the race, finishing the 2.57-mile course in 14 minutes, 38 seconds. He was more than a minute better than runner-up John Rees.

    Here are the top 25 finishers in the 2011 Turkey Trot:

    1. Alexander Romero, 14:38; 2. John Rees, 15:47; 3. Conner Bailey, 16:44; 4. Dan Rees, 17:01; 5. Ted Romero, 17:05; 6. David Coblentz, 17:06; 7. Tom Stockton, 17:50; 8. Nate Phillips, 18:04; 9. Greyson Venhaus, 18:23; 10. Will Dearholt, 18:32;

  • State Notes 11-25-11

    Lobos fall in overtime to Santa Clara, 79-76

  • John wins in battle of brothers

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Harbaugh brothers met in the middle of the field, hugged, expressed their love for each other and headed off in opposite directions.
    After their much-anticipated, oft-analyzed and historic confrontation was over, John and Jim Harbaugh expressed gratitude over having the opportunity to face each other on Thanksgiving.
    John was just little bit happier, of course, because his Baltimore Ravens beat Jim’s San Francisco 49ers 16-6 Thursday night.

  • Fishing Report 11-25-11


    Animas River: The flow is 359 cfs. Flows continue to run high from runoff and the water is murky. The river is reported as good for trout using various bead-headed nymphs, spinners and worms.

  • Denver puts Orton on waiver wire

    Kyle Orton has gone from Jay Cutler’s replacement to Tim Tebow’s backup to the unemployment line.
    The Broncos released the 29-year-old veteran quarterback Tuesday, six
    weeks after benching him following a 1-4 start.
    “I spoke with Kyle and thanked him for everything he did for the Broncos. He was a true professional throughout this season. I’ve got a great deal of respect for him as both a player and as a person,’’ coach John Fox said in a statement. “This was the right decision for our football team. We feel good about our quarterback group, and this gives Kyle an opportunity to help another team and showcase his talents.’’
    Orton shouldn’t stay unemployed for long.

  • Romo's Turkey day could be...

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — The first time Tony Romo started a Thanksgiving game for the Dallas Cowboys “Romo-mania” was so frenzied that a group of fans strung together the letters in his name and hung it alongside the Ring of Honor at Texas Stadium.
    Security guards made the fans take it down before kickoff, which sure looked foolish considering what Romo did next: five touchdown passes, tying a club record, all in just the first three quarters. Club owner Jerry Jones was so giddy afterward that he joked about firing those security guards.
    Five years later, Romo has yet to live up to the hope and hype of those heady days. But another wave of “Romo-mania” may not be far away.

  • Sports Update 11-24-11

    Half marathon set for Dec. 10

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos will hold its High Altitude Half Marathon and 5K Fun Run Dec. 10.
    The run will start at the YMCA. Race time is 8 a.m.
    Registrations are being accepted at the YMCA or online at www.laymca.org or active.com. Price for participation for the half marathon is $50 through Nov. 30 and $25 for the 5K.
    The event will benefit the YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign.
    For more information, call 662-3100.

    LAHS cheerleading clinic is scheduled for Dec. 3

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper cheerleading team will hold a clinic Dec. 3.

  • Toppers take on Pojoaque’s Elks...

    A quick glance at the upcoming Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball schedule reveals plenty of stiff competition.
    But heading in, the team has two big games in the back of its collective mind.
    “In practice everyday when we’re doing something, we’re always thinking, ‘is this fast enough to beat Española?’” said Hilltopper center Hayley Each.
    The Hilltoppers finished the 2010-11 season with a record of 13-15. They finished as the runner-up in District 2-4A for the third straight season, all of them behind Española Valley.