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Today's Sports

  • Women's basketball: Texas A...

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — This NCAA tournament had plenty of twists, turns and upsets even before the championship game. Gary Blair and Texas A&M delivered a thrilling ending.

    This was the supposed to be the year Maya Moore's Connecticut juggernaut won its third straight title or Stanford broke through or Tennessee got back to the top.

    Instead, the Aggies rewrote the script in their first Final Four appearance. They made the 65-year-old Blair the oldest coach to win a national championship just one night after UConn's 68-year-old Jim Calhoun did the same thing on the men's side.

  • Sports Update: Roadrunners open...

     

    The Atomic City Roadrunners will host their first Pace Race of the season tonight.
    The race is scheduled to be run on the Canyon Rim Trail. The 1.5-mile race starts at 6 p.m.
    The Atomic City Roadrunners host Pace Races weekly during daylight savings time hours. Runners usually have their choice of 1- or 3-mile course.
    For more information, call 672-1639

  • Schedule for April 5-9

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  • Track and field: LA's...

    Here are Los Alamos’ results from Saturday’s Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational:

    Girls

    Team scores
    1. La Cueva, 61; 2. Los Alamos, 58; 3. Cleveland, 39; 4. Eldorado, 37.5; 5. Volcano Vista, 34.5; 6. Manzano, 23; 7. Albuquerque Academy, 22; 8. Sandia Prep, 21; 9. Rio Rancho, 20.5; 10. Valenica, 19.5; 11. Cibola, 19; 12. Belen, 18; 13. Albuquerque, 16; (tie) Highland, 16; 15. Los Lunas, 13; 16. Bosque, 9; 17. Rio Grande, 9; 18. Sandia, 5; 19. Valley, 2; 20. Atrisco Heritage, 1; Bernalillo, Del Norte, West Mesa, no score.

    3200 meters
    Emily Pittman, 12:46.64.

    400 relay
    1. Los Alamos (Amy Neal, Madison Ahlers, Laura Wendelberger, Chase Ealey), 50.30.

  • Girls tennis: Toppers place...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team placed third at its home-away-from-home invitational Saturday.
    Los Alamos hosted a singles and doubles tournament Saturday. However, because Los Alamos lacks a centralized location to hold a big tournament, it was played at Capital High School in Santa Fe.
    The Hilltoppers finished with nine team points in the tournament, which included three singles draws and two doubles draws.
    Not surprisingly, the Farmington Scorpions, the two-time defending Class 4A champions and the odds-on favorites to win again in 2011, easily claimed the team title. Farmington grabbed 30 points at the tournament, more than the next three teams combined. Rio Rancho’s Sue Cleveland finished in second place with 12 points.

  • New Mexico women's...

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico officials confirmed Monday that women's basketball head coach Don Flanagan is retiring.

    Flanagan is the most successful coach in the history of the New Mexico women's program. He posted a 340-168 record in 16 seasons, took the Lobos to the NCAA Tournament eight times and won a handful of conference championships.

    Flanagan had one year left on a four-year contract extension. The Albuquerque Journal reported that Flanagan made the decision after five freshman players informed him of their intentions to quit the team.

  • Softball: LA falls in final...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team couldn’t come back from an early deficit and fell to the Raton Tigers 8-1 Saturday on the road.
    Los Alamos fell behind 3-0 after three innings, committing two costly errors in the first inning that led to two Raton runs. Raton then scored three times in the fifth and tacked on two more in the sixth to go up 8-0. Los Alamos scored in the final inning but couldn’t muster anything further.
    The Tigers, the No. 2 team in Class 3A according to the latest coaches’ poll, held the Hilltoppers to just six hits and played a clean defensive game, making the going tough.

  • Girls track and field: LA places...

    For the second week in a row, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team finished second behind the La Cueva Bears in the team standings.
    At the Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational Saturday, the Hilltoppers finished with 58 points, second to the Bears’ 61 points. The Bears are one of the top programs in Class 5A.
    None of the other 21 teams taking part in Saturday’s meet were in striking distance of either La Cueva or Los Alamos.
    Along the way Saturday, Los Alamos earned five event wins and two more state meet qualifying marks.
    Madison Ahlers ran a season-best 1:01.04 in her 400 meters preliminary heat to earn a state qualifying mark. Ahlers won the final race with a time of 1:01.22.

  • Girls tennis: Home Away From Home

    Astrid Hengartner hits a short groundstroke back in the direction of her opponents from Raton Saturday as doubles partner Susanna Lucido looks on. Los Alamos hosted Saturday's tournament, but the event took place at Capital High School in Santa Fe.

  • Boys track and field: Thoma...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team was hoping for a better showing, but with several athletes out for Saturday’s meet, Los Alamos head coach Rob Hipwood wasn’t altogether displeased.
    Los Alamos finished with seven team points at Saturday’s Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational. Los Alamos scored points in four events.
    “Although not the team result we would’ve liked, considering it was the end of Spring Break and we weren’t at full strength, it wasn’t a bad day by any means,” Hipwood said.