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Today's Sports

  • Men's basketball: Johnson...

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The individual best performance in the "First Four" came from a guard who insists he's in a shooting slump.

    Melvin Johnson III scored a career-high 29 points during Texas-San Antonio's 70-61 win over Alabama State. He outscored the Hornets 25-21 in the first half, hitting one open shot after another while wearing bright orange shoes with "SWISH" scribbled on the sides.

  • Softball: LA picks up important...

    For the past several seasons, the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team has found itself on several occasions just a hit or two away from victory.
    In too many of those scenarios, however, the Hilltoppers haven’t been able to find that hit or two.
    So it was refreshing for Los Alamos manager Roger Anaya to see his team come up with some clutch hitting to help put away a stout Class 4A opponent Tuesday afternoon at Overlook Park.

  • Baseball: A cloud of dust

    Hilltopper Jared Mang (14) tries to field a throw at second base as Hope Christian’s Ian Sutton slides into the bag. Hope Christian won Thursday’s game at Bomber Field 13-5, dropping Los Alamos to 0-6 on the 2011 season.

  • Men's basketball: No clear-...

    Every year when the NCAA tournament bracket comes out, there’s a team, maybe a couple that stand out.
    Last year, to a certain extent, it was Duke. Kansas, with those five future pros, was the bracket behemoth in 2008 and Florida was the no-brainer in 2007.
    This year, there doesn’t seem to be that one team that’ll be at the top of everyone’s bracket. It’s probably closer to a dozen. Heck, there are five or six teams just in the Big East that could be considered legitimate title contenders.

  • Men's basketball: No clear-...

    Every year when the NCAA tournament bracket comes out, there’s a team, maybe a couple that stand out.
    Last year, to a certain extent, it was Duke. Kansas, with those five future pros, was the bracket behemoth in 2008 and Florida was the no-brainer in 2007.
    This year, there doesn’t seem to be that one team that’ll be at the top of everyone’s bracket. It’s probably closer to a dozen. Heck, there are five or six teams just in the Big East that could be considered legitimate title contenders.

  • Men's basketball: '...

    Filling out an NCAA tournament bracket is tougher this year, and it has nothing to do with the caliber of competition.
    It’s the bracket itself that is more maddening.

  • Tennis: LA boys sweep all comers...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team went 3-0 at last weekend’s Clovis Quadrangular, with two of those wins coming handily over two Class 5A teams.
    Both the Hilltopper boys and girls teams took part in the quad, which included Clovis, Portales and Rio Rancho’s Sue Cleveland.
    Los Alamos’ boys earned a 7-2 victory over Clovis Friday, then followed that up with a 6-3 win over Portales and a 9-0 win against Cleveland.

  • Sports update 03-15-11

    U19 rugby team hosting dinner Thursday night
    The Los Alamos U19 Girls Rugby Team will host a St. Patty’s Dinner Thursday.
    The dinner will be held at the Elk’s Lodge. It starts at 5:30 p.m.
    Price is $10 for adults, $5 for kids. Proceeds will go to offset the team’s travel expenses.   For more information, contact Lisa Harris, 690-4620.

  • Girls track and field: Passing...

    Hilltopper Kayla Martinez hands the baton over to teammate Mariah Zerr during Saturday’s girls 800-meter relay at Milne Stadium.

  • Baseball: Japanese players try...

    Boston pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka tried to get in touch with his grandmother. Oakland slugger Hideki Matsui prayed for the victims. Mets reliever Ryota Igarashi stayed up all night to see the devastation.
    All across spring training, Japanese ballplayers worried Friday about those at home. Hundreds of people were killed or missing after Japan was struck by its biggest recorded earthquake and a massive tsunami.