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Today's Sports

  • LA teams struggle in first round...

    Non-seeded singles or doubles representatives of Los Alamos struggled to survive the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs Wednesday.
    The 4A singles and doubles competition opened Wednesday afternoon in Albuquerque. The boys and girls draws were to be concluded today at the Jerry Cline Tennis Complex. Scores weren’t available from today’s competition as of press time.
    Los Alamos’ Hilltoppers earned a total of four entries into the singles draw and three doubles entries.
    In girls singles, Nasim Andrews of Los Alamos was defeated in the opening round of the 4A tournament by Ksenia Bosnia of Albuquerque Academy, who was the No. 2 seed in the draw.
    Fellow Hilltopper Susanna Lucido lost to eighth-seeded Mary Romero of Roswell.

  • Topper softball falls to...

    BERNALILLO — Some costly errors in untimely situations hurt the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team dearly in a big District 2-4A contest Wednesday.
    Los Alamos met the Bernalillo Spartans Wednesday in Bernalillo with a chance to move within a game of clinching the district title this season.
    Instead, the Hilltoppers are in a position where they may now need a sweep to claim the district title.
    Bernalillo scored four times in the bottom of the fourth Wednesday, taking advantage of a pair of Los Alamos errors, to erase an early 3-0 Hilltopper advantage. The Spartans went on to win 6-4.

  • LA girls track wins big in final...

    Even without two of its biggest stars competing, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team walked away with a huge victory at home Saturday.
    The Hilltoppers were dominant at Sullivan Field Saturday in their regular season finale. They finished with 184 team points, more than the next two teams — St. Michael’s and Santa Fe — put together. St. Mike’s Horsemen finished with 89 points to finish in the runner-up spot.
    Los Alamos will again go into the District 2-4A championship meet as the heavy favorite to win. The district meet will start Friday at Bernalillo.
    At Saturday’s home meet, Amy Neal cleared 9 feet in the pole vault, earning a trip to the state Class 4A meet, which starts May 13.

  • Golf: Topper girls win 2-4A...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team may have gotten the boost it was looking for at Tuesday’s District 2-4A tournament.
    Los Alamos’ girls won the district title at the 2-4A tournament at Los Alamos Golf Course. Los Alamos finished with 374 shots Tuesday to earn the district title.
    The Hilltopper boys weren’t as fortunate, however. They finished second behind the Bernalillo Spartans and missed the cut for the state Class 4A tournament.
    The Spartans, who clinched their third consecutive district title, shot a strong 324 at LAGC Tuesday, outpacing the Hilltoppers by 24 shots.

  • Sports update 05-04-11

    Softball game will be on KRSN

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper-Bernalillo Spartan softball game will be broadcast live on KRSN AM 1490.
    The Los Alamos-Bernalillo contest, a key District 2-4A matchup, will start at 4 p.m.
    Gene Mortensen, the “Voice of the Hilltoppers,” will call the action live from Bernalillo.
    Today’s game will also be streamed live on the Internet at krsnam1490.com.

    Sullivan Field renovation starts May 12

  • Baseball: Toppers get 5 nods for...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team picked up five first-team honors on for District 2-4A this season.
    Hilltoppers Austin Aslin, Nick Baker, Billy Cooper, Jared Mang and Zeke Zumbro were all part of the district’s first team. The 2011 baseball honorees were announced earlier this week.
    Additionally, Hilltopper skipper Mike Gill, who guided the team to its third consecutive district title, was named Manager of the Year.
    Los Alamos’ five selections was the best total among the 2-4A teams. Santa Fe and Española Valley each had four players make the first team.
    Española Valley’s Ricky Gonzales was named the district’s Player of the Year for 2011.

  • Baseball: Toppers will take on...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team will have a long road ahead in the state Class 4A tournament, starting with a long road trip this weekend.
    Los Alamos (13-11) picked up a No. 12 seed in the 4A tournament, which starts with a best 2-of-3 series Friday and Saturday. Los Alamos will travel to Artesia for a matchup with the fifth-seeded Bulldogs.
    The Hilltoppers qualified for the state tournament with their District 2-4A title. The Hilltoppers finished with a 10-2 district record to clinch their third straight title.
    In 2011, however, Los Alamos was only 2-8 against non-district teams this season, a mark which included five losses to other Class 4A teams. That mark dropped the Hilltoppers down to the No. 12 spot.

  • Tennis: LA's Lucido/...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team could be in a position for a repeat in the Class 4A doubles tournament.
    Los Alamos’ top doubles team of Dominic Lucido/Chase Havemann earned the top seed in the upcoming Class 4A playoffs.
    Lucido/Havemann will open tournament play Thursday morning after earning a first-round bye.
    The 4A singles and doubles playoffs start Wednesday night in Albuquerque.
    That tournament continues through Thursday, while the 4A team championship tournament gets underway Friday.
    Both tournaments will be played at the Jerry Cline Tennis Complex in Albuquerque.
    For the singles and doubles tournaments, the Hilltopper boys and girls teams have a total of seven entries.

  • Basketball: Source says Rose...

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is the NBA's MVP, becoming the youngest player in league history to win the award, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.

    The person spoke Monday night on the condition of anonymity because a formal announcement has not been made. That could come Tuesday, with a formal presentation before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

    The news is hardly a surprise.

  • Rain, rain go away at Churchill...

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The weather forecast wouldn't change, no matter how long Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert sat in front of the television.

    "The only time I got away from the Weather Channel was when Obama came on last night," Baffert said, referring to President Barack Obama's announcement that Osama bin Laden had been killed in Pakistan.

    Slop and all, Baffert had no choice but to sent out Midnight Interlude on Monday for the final workout before Saturday's Kentucky Derby.