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  • Manning, Broncos face Steelers...

    NEW YORK (AP) — The last time the Steelers played, Tim Tebow sent them home from the playoffs with one stunning play.
    The next time Pittsburgh plays a game for real, it also will be in Denver.
    Tebow won’t be the opposing quarterback, though. Peyton Manning will be — and he’s certainly capable of an 80-yard TD pass in overtime.
    The entire nation won’t have to wait long to see Manning in a Broncos uniform. The only four-time league MVP will face the Steel Curtain in prime time on the opening Sunday of the NFL season.
    Folks in the Mile High city haven’t been this excited about their quarterback — no not even about Tebow — since John Elway was leading them to five Super Bowls, winning the last two.

  • Sports Update 04-18-12

    Atomic Man registration is open

    The 2012 Atomic Man Duathlon is scheduled for April 29. Registration is open online at active.com.
    The Atomic Man run-bike-run competition starts and ends at Piñon Elementary School. Participants may take part in either the Little Boy division (4K run, 15K bike, 4K run) or the Fat Man division (10K run, 40K bike, 5K run). The Little Boy race will start at 8 a.m. and the Fat Man at 8:30 a.m.
    For more information, visit triatomics.org.
    Rugby matches are Saturday

    Three rugby contests are slated for Saturday at Sullivan Field.
    A youth touch rugby match is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. Saturday, a girls match will be at 10:15 a.m. and a boys match is set for 11 a.m.

  • Boys track results from APS...

    Here are the Los Alamos Hillltopper boys track and field results from the Albuquerque Public Schools Relays Friday:

    6400 relay
    1. Los Alamos (Nick Hill, Colin Hemez, Zak Kennison, Sean Reardon), 19:01.60.

    400 relay
    Los Alamos (Ben Schilling, Alyx Jones, Simon Heath, Xavier Dennison), 46.50.

    3200 relay
    4. Los Alamos (Alexi Ortega, Zak Kennison, Colin Hemez, Nick Hill), 9:10.40.

    800 medley relay
    6. Los Alamos (Alxy Jones, Seth Drop, Xavier Dennison, Carson Weins), 1:47.52.

    800 relay
    4. Los Alamos (Ben Schilling, Simon Heath, David Stroud, David Knapp), 1:34.49.

    440 shuttle hurdles

  • Toppers pick up 7-2 win over...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team downed the Las Vegas Robertson Cardinals in a dual contest Tuesday at home.
    Los Alamos took four of six singles contests and swept the doubles contests against the Class 3A Cardinals to win 7-2.
    Tuesday’s win comes on the heels of Los Alamos’ appearance at the Cheyenne Mountain Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo., last weekend.
    Colleen Fitzsimmons picked up a solid victory over Victoria Gomez in No. 2 singles and teamed up with Hannah Cunningham to trip up Robertson’s team of Kristen Herrera/Erika Baca in straight sets.
    Astrid Hengartner, Jing Xie and Bridget Daughton were also winners for the Hilltoppers in singles competition Tuesday.

  • Toppers win 5 of 6 matches in...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team nipped the visiting Las Vegas Robertson Cardinals Tuesday.
    Los Alamos bounced back after being swept in the doubles contests to start Tuesday’s dual meet to win five of six singles matches and take a 5-4 victory at Urban Park.
    The doubles contests put the Hilltoppers in an early hole, but No. 1 single Stephen Townsley and the Nos. 3-6 singles all earned straight sets wins to pick up the win.
    At No. 4 singles, Chase Rochester held on for a 6-4 first set victory against Manny Valdez, then dominated the second set 6-1 as part of the comeback win.
    Along with Rochester, Paul Graham, Dalton Smith and Steven McCrory were victorious.

  • LA's boys, girls finish in...

    Both Los Alamos Hilltopper golf teams finished in the top three at their home invitational Monday.
    Los Alamos had its second home event of the 2011-12 season at Los Alamos Golf Course. In all, 14 schools participated in the tournament.
    The Hilltopper girls finished with 434 strokes, although they were well back of tournament winner Santa Fe, which had a 388 and earned a qualifying leg toward the state Class 4A tournament.
    Jayme Quintana of West Las Vegas had the best round of the day, shooting a 77, holding off Taylar Jaramillo of Belen by one shot. Bernalillo’s Shanelle Tafoya finished with an 86.
    For the Hilltoppers, Emma Haines and Emily Stearns both finished with 103s to pace the team. Bri Sanderson finished with a 104.

  • LA girls split two district duals

    Without most of its top players this weekend, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team still managed to hold on for a victory over the Bernalillo Spartans.
    The Hilltoppers, using mostly their junior varsity lineup, split a pair of duals in the pre-District 2-4A tournament Saturday in Santa Fe. The Hilltoppers nipped the Bernalillo Spartans 5-4 in one of the two duals, but fell to the Española Valley Sundevils in the other, 6-2.
    Most of Los Alamos’ top players were in Colorado Springs, Colo., this weekend for the Cheyenne Mountain Invitational.
    The pre-district tournament is used to determine seedings for the 2-4A playoffs. That tournament is April 27.

  • LA, Española Valley face off...

    Wednesday’s diamond contests at Española Valley could go a long way to determining the outcome of this year’s baseball and softball district races.
    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper teams have big games Wednesday when they face the Sundevils. The two games are scheduled for 4 p.m.
    Currently, both Hilltopper teams are sitting atop District 2-4A. In softball, the Sundevils are the Hilltoppers’ final major challenger in district.

  • Hilltoppers sweep district...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team swept the Santa Fe Demons at home Saturday to remain on top of the District 2-4A standings.
    Los Alamos closed out Santa Fe early in both games of the doubleheader, earning a 13-3 victory in five innings in game one and a 15-5, six-inning decision in the nightcap.
    The Hilltoppers got their offense back on track after a couple of sluggish recent performances, scoring four runs in the bottom of the fifth to close out that contest early and exploding for six runs in the fifth of game two.
    “We came out more aggressive,” Los Alamos manager Mike Gill said. “The kids were focused Saturday, even with how cold and windy it was. That was about as focused as I’ve seen them.”

  • Kenya's Wesley Korir,...

    BOSTON (AP) — Wesley Korir won the Boston Marathon on Monday in a heat-slowed unofficial time of 2 hours, 12 minutes, 40 seconds.

    A year after Geoffrey Mutai ran the fastest marathon in history to win here, Korir won the second-slowest Boston race since 1985. Mutai dropped out after 18 miles with cramps as temperatures rose into the 80s on the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton to Copley Square.

    Sharon Cherop won the women's race to complete the Kenyan sweep, outsprinting fellow Kenyan Jemima Jelagat Sumgong to win in an unofficial 2 hours, 31 minutes, 50 seconds.