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Today's Sports

  • Baylor wins title, goes 40-0

    DENVER (AP) — Brittney Griner’s place in women’s basketball history is secure.
    Blocking layups, snagging rebounds, hitting shots over two and three helpless defenders, she towered over the competition all season long to earn player of the year and outstanding player of the NCAA tournament honors.
    She was simply dominant in adding national champion to her resume on Tuesday night.
    Griner had 26 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks to lead Baylor to an 80-61 victory over Notre Dame in the NCAA women’s basketball championship, capping an unparalleled 40-0 season for the Lady Bears.

  • Isotopes open 10th season at...

    ALBUQUERQUE — To start the 2012 season, the Albuquerque Isotopes will become very familiar with the Omaha Storm Chasers and the Iowa Cubs.

    But it might take awhile for the Isotopes to get familiar with one another.

    The Isotopes, Albuquerque’s Triple-A franchise, throw out their first pitch on the road Thursday at Omaha. After an eight-game road swing to open the season, they will be home April 13 for eight games against those same teams.

    This will be season No. 10 for the Isotopes since making their debut in 2003. Since that time, the Isotopes have had three managers and two parent clubs, including their current Major League Baseball franchise, the Los Angeles Dodgers.

  • LA boys golf finishes 6th Monday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team finished sixth in Monday’s Bernalillo Invitational, while Emma Haines just missed out on an individual qualifying leg for the Hilltopper girls.
    Monday’s tournament was played at the Santa Ana Golf Club in Bernalillo.
    The Hilltopper girls brought just three players to the event, not enough to earn a team score, but Haines shot a 100 on the day, just missing the qualifying leg cutoff of 99. Haines got hot early in her round as she flirted with her first leg of the 2011-12 season.
    Emily Stearns was the only other member of the Hillltopper girls to complete her round. She finished with a 123.
    For the Hilltopper boys, Johnny Osden led the way with an 88 as the Hilltoppers finished with 446 strokes.

  • Turning it Around

    Katya Skurikhin performs a one and a half jump turn during her gold medal floor exercise at the NAWGJ meet March 3. Skurikhin won the Level 7 all-around championship for Los Alamos School of Gymnastics, taking first place in vault, uneven parallel bars and in floor exercises

  • No. 2 singles, doubles girls...

    Los Alamos’ No. 2 singles player Laura Whicker and its No. 2 doubles team of Bridget Daughton/Jing Xie advanced to the championship round of Saturday’s Los Alamos Invitational tennis tournament.
    The tournament was held at Capital High School in Santa Fe.
    The tournament included teams from Cleveland, Hope Christian, Taos and defending Class 4A champion Farmington, as well as most of the teams from District 2-4A.
    The Hilltoppers were playing Saturday’s tournament without most of their top players.

  • Girls track results from...

    Here are the Los Alamos girls track and field team’s results from Saturday’s Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational:

    Team scores
    1. Cleveland, 116; 2. La Cueva, 111; 3. Los Alamos, 74; 4. Eldorado, 73; 5. Cibola, 37; 6. Sandia Prep, 16; 7. Albuquerque Academy, 11; 8. Bosque School, 8; (tie) West Mesa, 8.

    3200 meters
    5. Miranda Barraza, 12:23.72; 6. Liz Turner, 12:25.75; Amanda Mercer, 12:46.26.

    400 relay
    3. Los Alamos (Laura Wendelberger, Amy Neal, Morgan Schake, Chase Ealey), 50.64.

    100 hurdles
    3. Laura Wendelberger, 16.49; Chelsea Chalacombe, 18.64; Hallie Thayer, 20.76.

    1600 meters

  • Friends recall Micah True:...

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Up mountainsides, through deserts and the wildest of rugged terrain, there was little that could break the serenity or solitude of Micah True as he ran. Only, perhaps, the pounding beat of his heart or the rhythm of his feet as they hit the trail, mile after mile after mile.

    For True, running — the pure act of traveling relentlessly long distances — was a passion that needed no justification. To those who knew him well, it also brought forth an intense playfulness in the 58-year-old ultra-marathon runner.

  • Kentucky beats Kansas for NCAA...

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Before his confetti-flecked suit gets back from the cleaners, John Calipari will be on the road.

    Such is life for a coach who recruits all that NBA-ready talent — especially when those players get in the habit of bringing championships back to their ol' Kentucky home.

    Cal's latest group of one-and-doners doesn't have much left to prove at this level. Despite a rough shooting night by the best of Kentucky's talented freshmen, Anthony Davis, the Wildcats defeated Kansas 67-59 on Monday night to win their eighth national title, and first since 1998.

  • Sports Schedule April 2-6

    Monday

    Golf: Los Alamos at Bernalillo Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Tuesday

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Capital, JV, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Capital, JV, 4 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Baseball: Capital at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Capital at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Friday

    Tennis: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Academy, boys and girls varsity, 8 a.m.

    Saturday

    Tennis: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Academy, boys and girls varsity, 8 a.m.

    Softball: Raton at Los Alamos, varsity, JV, 2 p.m.

    Baseball: Pojoaque at Los Alamos, JV, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

  • LA girls track takes third at APS

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track team finished in third place at Saturday’s Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational meet.
    The Hilltopper girls placed third at APS, behind Cleveland and La Cueva both Class 5A schools. The Hilltoppers finished with 74 points, edging out Eldorado for third place by a single point.
    Albuquerque Academy, the only other competing 4A school, finished with just 11 points in the nine-team meet.
    Freshman Chelsea Chalacombe picked up her first state meet qualifying mark of the season in the shot put with her throw of 33 feet, 9 inches. Also making the cut Saturday was Miranda Barraza in the 3,200 meters, posting a time of 12:23.72.