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Today's Sports

  • MLB: Strasburg fans 14 in Nats...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Poor Stephen Strasburg. Too much pressure to put on a 21-year-old kid. No way he could live up to the hype, right?

    Ha!

    Strasburg didn't fall short of the hype. If anything, the hype fell short of him. Fourteen strikeouts. Not a single walk. An electrifying performance, including an unforgettable final inning in which he struck out the side while all of Nationals Park roared with every pitch.

  • LAHS Athletics: Pongratz rocks...

    Rocket scientist Morrie Pongratz gets a lift out of watching sports and also enjoys mentoring teens. He has spent the last couple of decades in an endeavor that melds the two activities together quite nicely — announcing ‘Topper sports for Los Alamos High School.

    “I started announcing because no one was doing the girls games and that didn’t seem quite fair,” Pongratz said. “Also, I go to the games anyway and this gives me a good seat.”

  • Girls basketball: Ealey to play...

    Former Los Alamos Hilltopper standout basketball player Taylor Ealey will get one more chance to shine at Thursday’s North-South All-Star Game.

    Ealey, one of the main cogs in the Hilltoppers’ recent successes, is scheduled to participate in the North-South All-Star Game, which will be played in Albuquerque. Which Albuquerque gym the game will be played in had not, however, been announced as of this morning.

  • Track and field: Weeks places...

    Emily Weeks was so sure that her long jump finish wouldn’t get her into the finals, let alone the medal round, that she left to go see her new niece.

    An official at the Great Southwest Track and Field Invitational told Weeks, a graduate of Los Alamos High School, that her best jump of the meet was in the 17-foot range. That information, however, was a little lacking.

    Weeks’ official finish at the meet was 19 feet, 4-1/4 inches, good enough for third place even without the benefit of her final jumps.

  • Baseball: Lobos Lose to No. 6...

    FULLERTON, Calif. --- The University of New Mexico baseball team just couldn't get things

    going today in an elimination game at the 2010 NCAA Fullerton Regional.  The Lobos lost

    to host Cal State Fullerton, 11-3, to end the season.  New Mexico finishes the 2010

    season with a 38-22 record and its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 1962.

     

    "We got our butts kicked," said Lobo head coach Ray Birmingham." They played well, we

  • Bowling: Local team going strong...

    Reno, Nev., might be the divorce capital of the world, but at least one longevity record — unofficial or no — was added to in that city this year.

    Bowling partners Jim Gray of Los Alamos and Ed Bremer of Española made their 35th consecutive appearance this year at the United State Bowling Congress Open Championship, which was held in Reno.

    With their appearance in early April, Gray and Bremer officially kept their streak alive as the duo with the longest consecutive streak of playing in the open doubles tournament, a streak which dates back to 1976.

  • NMAA: Staff will serve as...

    The New Mexico Activities Association announced that it has approved a change to the seeding and selection committee for state tournaments.

    The NMAA, the governing body of most interscholastic high school sports in the state, approved a motion to have its staff serve as the seeding and selection committee for sports during the 2010-11 school year.

    Previously, districts throughout the state would elect a representative to serve on the seeding committees for the various state tournaments.

  • Selig won't reverse ump...

    NEW YORK (AP) — The imperfect game stands.

    An umpire's tears and admission he blew a call failed to move baseball commissioner Bud Selig to award Armando Galarraga the perfect game he pitched. The play and its aftermath quickly became the talk of the sports world and beyond, even to the White House.

  • Track and field: LA athletes...

    Outstanding performances by Los Alamos High School’s top track and field athletes were rewarded with invitations to appear in a prestigious postseason meet.

    Hilltopper athletes earned a total of 10 invitations to appear in the Great Southwest Track and Field Classic, which officially started today at the Great Friends of the University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex in Albuquerque. In all, eight Hilltopper female athletes and two male athletes were invited to attend.

  • Running: Weeks wins pace race...

    Bob Weeks was this week’s top predictor at the Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race.

    The pace race was held Tuesday with 16 runners and walkers participating. It was held in the hills overlooking S-Site.

    Due at least in part to the difficult terrain near S-Site, all the race predictors were slow.