Today's Sports

  • Senior men's tourney results

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournaments at Santa Fe Country Club and Paa-Ko Ridge last week.

    Santa Fe Country Club, Aug. 9

    Championship flight

    First low gross
    Rob Schneider, Santa Fe, 74.

    Second low gross
    Larry Minarsich, Bernalillo, 80.

    First low net
    Henry Hodde, Santa Fe, 71.

    First flight

    First low gross
    Dale Crumpton, Pagosa Springs, 78.

    Second low gross
    Bob Quick, Los Alamos, 78.

    First low net
    Dan Shannon, Santa Fe, 66.

    Second flight

    First low gross

  • Board of Directors votes to let...

    Not so fast.
    Gary Tripp, the executive director of the New Mexico Activities Association, may have changed his mind about retiring after this academic year.
    Tripp, who has led the NMAA since 2004, announced that he asked the NMAA board of directors to rescind his decision to retire.
    The NMAA is the governing body of most major sports and interscholastic activities in the state.
    In June, NMAA officials announced that Tripp had turned in his letter of resignation to the board effective June 2012, immediately after the end of the current academic year. However, Tripp had a bit of a change of heart recently.

  • Reach for the Sky

    Sophomore Claire Stewart works on her attack during practice last week at Griffith Gymnasium. The Hilltopper volleyball, cross country and boys and girls soccer programs all officially began preseason workouts Aug. 8. The Hilltopper volleyball team will open its season Aug. 27 when it hosts Pojoaque.

  • 'God Bless America,'...

    NEW YORK (AP) — Six days after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Major League Baseball returned to the field with a new ritual. During the seventh-inning stretch, a moment typically reserved for “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” another song played at parks around the country: “God Bless America.”
    Everybody sang along, that night and for weeks afterward.
    In a riveting World Series that year between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Yankees, one of the most enduring memories came during Game 3 in New York, when 56,000 people at Yankee Stadium joined in a melancholy rendition of the tune as a tattered flag recovered at the World Trade Center site fluttered on a pole above the center field scoreboard.

  • Topes Notes 08-16-11

    Isotopes win third straight to close out series with Fresno

  • LA, Goddard will face off in...

    Los Alamos High School announced the slate for this year’s Louie Cernicek Invitational tournament last week, and, as usual, it’s another solid crop of opponents.
    The Louie Cernicek Invitational, hosted by the Hilltopper boys soccer team, is usually one of the most competitive tournaments held in northern New Mexico. This year’s tournament is no exception.
    This is the 15th year for Los Alamos’ boy soccer tournament, which was known as the Mountain Top Invitational until 1997.
    Currently, all but one of the tournament’s games are scheduled to be played at Sullivan Field, although it is unknown if renovations at Sullivan Field will be completed by the Sept. 2 first round.

  • Local notes 8/14/11



    Golf tourney to benefit

    baseball, softball teams


  • For Sweers, triathlon is a...

    Jeff Sweers can be credited for helping bring about the first Los Alamos Triathlon. He can also be blamed for the event’s first typo.

    As the owner and operator of Strings and Spokes, a former Los Alamos bicycle shop, he was approached by former Los Alamos High School swim coach Bill Hudson and others about the possibility of organizing a triathlon in 1974.

  • State Notes 08-12-11

    Lobo women’s soccer finishes second in MWC poll

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The University of New Mexico Lobo women’s soccer team was selected to finish second in conference play in the 2011 preseason coaches’ poll.
    The results of the poll were announced Wednesday.
    The San Diego State Aztecs finished first in the poll, voted on by the coaches in the Mountain West Conference. The Aztecs finished with 34 points and picked up four first-place votes.
    UNM finished right behind San Diego State, earning 33 points and three first-place votes. UNLV was third in the balloting with 24 points.

  • Bridgewater wins again in Pace...

    Haley Bridgewater was again the top predictor at this week’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race, a weekly even hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was held Tuesday starting at the San Ildefonso Playlot on Barranca Mesa.
    Bridgewater, who had a near-perfect prediction last week, missed her finish time by just nine seconds. Bridgewater topped Jamie Jablin (17 seconds) and David Kratzer (26 seconds) to win.
    The fastest finishers on Tuesday’s 1-mile course included Noah Bridgewater, who completed the course in 9 minutes, 15 seconds. The fastest female finisher on the short course was Marin Kelly with a time of 9:17.
    On the 3-mile course, Jablin had a time of 21:00, while Katie Gattiker was the fastest female finisher with a time of 33:03.