Today's Sports

  • Sports Update 04-11-12

    LAHS baseball waffle breakfast is Saturday
    The Hilltopper baseball program will hold a waffle breakfast fundraiser Saturday at the Masonic Lodge on 15th Street.
    Breakfast will be from 7:30-10 a.m. Price is $6 per person. The menu includes waffles, eggs, sausage, bacon and beverage.
    Proceeds will go to purchase equipment for the program and cover travel expenses.

    LA’s rugby teams host Eldorado Friday
    The Los Alamos boys and girls rugby clubs will host matches Friday night at Sullivan Field.
    Both teams will play Eldorado. The Los Alamos girls match will play at 6:15 p.m. and the boys match will start at 7 p.m.
    Admission to both games is free.

  • Bobby Petrino fired at Arkansas...

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas fired coach Bobby Petrino on Tuesday, saying he engaged in reckless behavior that included hiring his mistress and then intentionally misleading his bosses about everything from their relationship to her presence at the motorcycle accident that ultimately cost him his job.

    "He made the decision to mislead the public, (and it) adversely affected the university and the football program," athletic director Jeff Long said at an evening news conference, choking up at one point as he discussed telling players the news. There was a "pattern of misleading and manipulative behavior to deceive me."

  • Topes Notes 04-10-12

    Isotopes lose series opener at Iowa

  • NFL upholds Payton’s suspension

    NEW YORK (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a message to every coach and player in the NFL: safety first. The league commissioner stuck with his punishments for New Orleans’ pay-for-pain bounties on Monday, rejecting Saints coach Sean Payton’s appeal of a season-long suspension.
    An NFL investigation found that, under Payton’s watch, an assistant ran a program offering cash payouts for hits that knocked targeted opponents out of games or hurt them so badly they needed help getting to the sideline.
    Next on Goodell’s agenda: discipline for players involved in the bounty program that began in 2009, the season the Saints won the Super Bowl.
    Given recent history, at least some of those penalties are likely to be tough.

  • Scooping It Up

    Los Alamos shortstop Dancie Smith picks up a ground ball during Los Alamos’ March 29 game against Albuquerque Academy. The Hilltoppers have a big District 2-4A contest scheduled for Wednesday  when they host the Bernalillo Spartans. A win by the Hilltoppers (13-4, 6-0) would effectively put them four game ahead of the Spartans (15-3, 3-2), who are currently in second place in district, with five games remaining in the 2-4A season. Smith was injured in and left a March 31 doubleheader with Española Valley but rejoined the team just four days later.

  • Toppers take 3rd at Marty Sanchez

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls golf teams both finished third at Monday’s tournament in Santa Fe.
    Both Los Alamos golf teams took part in the Capital Invitational Monday. The tournament was played at Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe.
    Hilltopper freshman Johnny Osden fired a 78 to take medalist honors on the boys side, pacing Los Alamos to its total team score of 361 shots. It was the first tournament win of Osden’s career.
    Osden topped Raton’s Jonathan Ford in a playoff after they finished tied atop the leaderboard through 18 holes. Tim Turnbow of Valencia (80) finished third.
    The Hilltopper boys had one of their best showings of the season. Jin Park had an 85 and Raul Roybal was third on the team with a 91.

  • Watson wins Masters playoff over...

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Trapped in the trees, Bubba Watson had no chance. Good thing he's one of those guys who never hits the ball straight.

    Unable to even see the green from where he was standing, Watson curled a shot from out of the pine straw and safely onto the 10th green to win the Masters on the second hole of a playoff Sunday over South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen.

  • VIDEO: Hanson 1 Ahead of...

    Peter Hanson fired a 7-under-par 65 to surge to the top of the Masters leaderboard. He's one stroke ahead of Phil Mickelson, who shot on 30 on the back nine Saturday.

  • Teter fans 17 as LA wins 5-0

    In its nondistrict contest against the Raton Tigers, the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team had little on the line except avenging a 2011 loss at Raton.
    However, Los Alamos ace pitcher Monika Teter may have had more than that on her mind. Teter, the losing pitcher in last year’s contest, threw perhaps as hard as she has all season in blowing away the Tigers.
    Teter struck out 17 batters, at least two in each inning, and tossed a complete game shutout as the Hilltoppers prevailed 5-0 at Overlook Park Saturday.

  • ´Topper girls take second at...

    In what is considered to be one of the toughest tournaments of the regular season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team took second place at Albuquerque Academy this weekend.
    The Hilltoppers topped Piedra Vista, Belen and the host Chargers in pool play, but fell to the powerful Farmington Scorpions in the final round at Academy.
    Both Los Alamos teams took part in the event. Los Alamos’ boys, playing shorthanded, dropped all four of their team contests this weekend.
    For Los Alamos’ girls, they swept Piedra Vista and Belen Friday, 9-0, then snuck by arch-rival Albuquerque Academy Saturday morning.