Today's Sports

  • Racket Man

    Stephen Townsley of Los Alamos goes for an overhead volley for the Hilltoppers during a match against Cleveland. The Los Alamos boys and girls tennis teams will face Albuquerque Academy Saturday.

  • Sports Update 04-06-12

    Atomic Man returns April 29

    The 2012 Atomic Man Duathlon is scheduled for April 29 in White Rock.
    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.
    Registration is open at active.com.
    For more information, visit triatomics.org.

  • Bjorkland wins first Pace Race...

    Lynn Bjorkland was the best predictor in the season-opening Pace Race.
    The Pace Race season opened Tuesday. It continues through Daylight Savings Time and is hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners club.
    Tuesday’s race was held at Canyon Rim Trail. Despite the winterlike weather, Roadrunners official Ted Williams said the turnout was a good one.
    Bjorkland finished with a time of 23 minutes, 50 seconds on the 3-mile course, just 10 seconds off her predicted finish time. She was also the second-fastest runner on the 3-mile course.
    Other top predictors included Bob Weeks (13-second differential), Roy Cope (23 seconds) and Michelle Jones (65 seconds).

  • Week 4 results from Duke City...

    Here are the results for Los Alamos-area teams competing in the Duke City Soccer League last week:

    In girls competition, the U11 Hotshots earned a 2-1 decision over the Rio Vista Blackhawks. Goals were scored by Marie Lee off an assist from Alissia Hagenstadt and by Hagenstadt following a shot by Amy Littleton that was deflected to Lee for the assist.
    The Hotshots’ defensive effort was led by Shelly Doyle, Alyssa Parker, Leah Wolfsburg and Anna Rose Matuszak. Good ball distribution from Anna Lemke and Littleton was also key in the win.
    The U14 Kixx99 played a doubleheader this week. Albuquerque United 99 put in two late goals and Kixx99 was not able to answer in the first game. In the second game, Kixx99 topped Durango, Colo. 4-2.

  • Topes Notes 04-06-12

    The Albuquerque Isotopes couldn't hang on to an early three-run lead in their season opening contest Thursday.

    The Omaha Storm Chasers scored four runs in the seventh to take the lead and never looked back as they downed the Isotopes 8-4 at Werner Park.

    Thursday's game was the first of eight on the road for Albuquerque to start the 2012 season. Its home opener is set for April 13.

    Albuquerque left 14 runners on base through the first six innings and only scored one run after the fourth inning. Albuquerque had eight hits in the contest and drew a whopping 10 walks but went just 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position.

  • Fishing Report 04-06-12

    Catches of the week


    San Juan River: March 24, Tia Hernandez of Albuquerque caught a 24-inch brown trout. She was fishing below Cottonwood campgrounds and using a worm.

    Navajo Lake: March 31, Donna Herrera of Farmington caught a 9.50-pound northern pike. She was using a tube. Mike Kitts of Farmington caught a 9.65-pound northern pike. He was using a reaction bait. Mike Tafoya of La Plata caught a 4.62-pound largemouth bass. Johnny Johnson of Farmington caught a 4.96-pound smallmouth bass. He was using a reaction bait. April 1, Dalton King of Aztec caught a 3.96-pound largemouth on a jerk bait and two northern pike about 9 pounds each on spinner baits.


  • 2nd round under way at blustery...

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Lee Westwood might be wondering if he's contending for a green jacket or the claret jug.

    In search of his first major title, Westwood bundled up in long sleeves and returned to the course Friday at the Masters — a day that felt more like a British Open.

    He started his day with five pars to stay in the lead after being greeted by blustery winds and temperatures in the 50s — about a 25-degree contrast to opening day when he shot 5-under-par 67 to take a one-shot advantage over Louis Oosthuizen and Peter Hanson.

  • Sports Update 04-05-12

    ’Topper baseball game postponed Wednesday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team’s game with the Capital Jaguars, which was set for Wednesday afternoon, was postponed. No make up date has been announced.
    Los Alamos manager Mike Gill reported Wednesday around noon that Bomber Field still had big clumps of snow, some as deep as three inches, in spots. The snows were from storms on Monday night and Tuesday morning .
    The Hilltoppers are currently sitting at 4-1 in District 2-4A play (12-6) overall. They split a doubleheader against Española Valley Saturday but are still one game ahead of Española Valley in the 2-4A standings.

    Chamber golf tourney is May 11 in Española

  • JV girls track results from APS

    Here are the results from the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls junior varsity track and field team from the Albuquerque Public Schools meet March 23:

    3200 meters
    Ruth Taylor, 14:30.96; Chloe Keilers, 15:35.96.

    400 relay
    Los Alamos (Becky Martin, Samantha Courtney, Megan Kuzmack, Jessica Allen), 57.88.

    100 hurdles
    Destiny Fellers, 18.07.

    100 meters
    Jackie Cooke, 13.64; Isabelle Coons, 14.16; Meryl Delano, 14.33; Maddy Whitacre, 15.04; Eva Huaszar, 15.42; Katey Thomas, 15.53; Keiko Tanski, 16.84; Sarah Tripplehorn, 17.14.

    1600 meters
    Rosa Durrer, 6:18.01; Katie Bowman, 6:36.34; Alex Chavarria, 6:51.04; Ruth Taylor, 7:08.97; Chloe Keilers, 7:16.28.

  • Membership issues creep up again...

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Jabbed, prodded and poked repeatedly about a topic that never really goes away, Billy Payne wouldn’t budge.
    Faced with questions at his annual news conference about when a woman would become a member at the home of the Masters, the Augusta National chairman gave different variations of the same answer: That’s our business, not yours.
    The topic was on the front burner again Wednesday, the eve of the year’s first major, because one of the club’s longtime sponsors, IBM, has a new CEO — Virginia Rometty. The last four CEOs at IBM, all male, have been invited to be members.