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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Golf: 2-4A tourney postponed...

    The District 2-4A golf tournament, scheduled for this morning at Los Alamos Golf Course, has been postponed.

    The tournament is now scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday. Should conditions not improve at Los Alamos Golf Course, the tournament will be shifted to Santa Fe Country Club at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

    Check back on lamonitor.com for further information.

  • Baseball: LA gets No. 12 seed in...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team drew the Artesia Bulldogs in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs.

    Los Alamos earned a No. 12 seed and will take on the fifth-seeded Bulldogs in the best-of-3 series. The first round is scheduled to start Friday. Dates and times haven’t been announced.

    To see the full baseball brackets, visit www.nmact.org.

  • Football: Lockout ends NFL’s...

    NEW YORK (AP) — From lockout to injunction to limbo and back to lockout — with a draft thrown in. Not even Super Bowl week gets that wild.
    Backed by an appeals court ruling, owners shut their doors once more, with players across the league trying to figure out where they stand — again.
    That includes veterans with contracts and free agents. It includes rookies drafted in the first round who took advantage of a small window Friday to meet with coaching staffs and get playbooks.
    And it includes players being drafted Saturday in the fourth through seventh rounds, plus any collegians not selected at all. They can have no such communication with their teams.

  • Basketball: James, Miami will...

    MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James planned to spend a large part of Saturday studying film, looking for any edge that the Miami Heat may use against the Boston Celtics.
    Film from this season, that is.
    No need to watch the Celtics inflicting past playoff wounds on him. Those remain fresh — and time has not yet healed them.
    The inability to beat Boston is one of the biggest reasons why James is now wearing a Miami Heat uniform. He’ll get a third attempt to top the Celtics in a postseason series starting Sunday when the teams collide in Game 1 of what may easily become an epic Eastern Conference semifinal.

  • Schedule for May 2-7

    Monday
    Golf: District 2-4A championship, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Tuesday
    Softball: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Wednesday
    Tennis: Class 4A individual tournament, boys and girls, 9 a.m.

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

    Thursday
    Tennis: Class 4A individual tournament, boys and girls, 9 a.m.

    Friday
    Softball: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, JV, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

    Track and field: District 2-4A championship at Bernalillo, 3 p.m.

    Tennis: Class 4A team tournament, boys and girls, 9 a.m.

    Baseball: Class 4A tournament first round, TBA.

    Saturday

  • Boys track and field: LA earns a...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team earned a victory in its final regular season contest and picked up a big state qualifying mark as well.
    The Hilltoppers grabbed 132 team points Saturday at the Los Alamos Invitational, picking up the team championship. St. Michael’s was second with 101.5 points and Santa Fe finished third with 74.5.
    Los Alamos will go into this week’s District 2-4A meet, which will be hosted by someone other than Los Alamos for the first time since the district was formed in 2000, as the heavy favorites to win another district title. Los Alamos has never been defeated at the district meet since the 2000 realignment.
    Saturday, Los Alamos earned a state Class 4A qualification time in the 400 meter relay.