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Today's Sports

  • Golf: Woods will return at...

    PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — For Tiger Woods, this figures to be a Masters like no other.

    Woods said Tuesday he will end more than four months of seclusion and play at Augusta National in three weeks, shielded by the most secure environment in golf as he competes for the first time since a sex scandal shattered his image.

    "The Masters is where I won my first major and I view this tournament with great respect," Woods said in a statement. "After a long and necessary time away from the game, I feel like I'm ready to start my season at Augusta."

  • Men's basketball: Aggies...

    RENO, Nev. - New Mexico State junior guard Jahmar Young hit the game-winning shot with five seconds remaining in regulation to lift the Aggie men's basketball team over Nevada, 80-79, in the WAC Tournament semifinals at the Lawlor Events Center.

    The Aggies improved to 21-11 and advance to the title game against Utah State at 8 p.m. on ESPN2. NMSU is making its third appearance in the championship game in the last four years.

  • Boys track and field: Toppers...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team, due to weather, has been limited in how much work its throwers are able to do in preparation for meets.

    But Hilltopper head coach Larry Baca thinks he could have a solid unit going down the stretch, as evidenced at Friday’s Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational.

    Los Alamos finished third at Friday’s meet, earning 65.5 points. Rio Rancho won the team competition and Los Alamos’ biggest rival, Albuquerque Academy, finished a very respectable second.

  • Girls track and field: LA...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team got an immediate lift from its returning basketball athletes Friday.

    Los Alamos had another big showing at Friday’s Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational. Los Alamos finished second behind Class 5A contender Rio Rancho at Friday’s meet, scoring 100.5 points. No other team besides Rio Rancho finished with more than 61.

  • Schedule for March 15-20

    Tuesday

    Softball: Los Alamos at Moriarty, varsity, 3:30 p.m.; JV 5 p.m.

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, varsity, JV, 4 p.m.

    Thursday

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista Invite, varsity, JV, TBA.

    Friday

    Softball: Los Alamos at Farmington Invite, varsity, TBA.

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista Invite, varsity, JV, TBA.

    Saturday

    Track and field: Los Alamos at Rio Rancho, 8:45 a.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Farmington Invite, TBA.

  • Basketball: Roswell, KC grab 4A...

    The top seeds in both the boys and girls Class AAAA state championship basketball tournaments went on to win this weekend at The Pit.

    Kirtland Central, the girls top seed in Class AAAA, downed Shiprock, the No. 2 seed, for the fourth time this season, winning Friday night’s title game 71-52.

    The state title was the Broncos’ 18th since 1980. The Broncos are the winningest school in New Mexico playoff history and their first state title since 2005.

    Roswell, meanwhile, held on in the final seconds of the game to down Española Valley 63-60.

  • Softball: LA wins home opener...

    Softball players will say immediately that nothing hurts worse than the sting of a bat after not connecting solidly with a pitch on a cold day.

    Micaela Christensen had no such issue in the third inning Thursday.

    Christensen crushed a fastball over the left-center field fence Thursday, the big blow of a 5-run inning as the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team thumped Santa Fe.

    To close out the contest, Los Alamos scored 4 runs in the sixth inning to take its home opener 13-5. The game was called after six innings owing to darkness.

  • Sports update

    LA baseball loses St. Pius tourney opener

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team was dropped in the opening round of the St. Pius X Invitational Thursday.

    The Hilltoppers were knocked into the tournament’s consolation bracket by the Sandia Prep Sundevils, 13-1, Thursday afternoon in Albuquerque.

    The loss dropped the Hilltoppers to 0-3 on the season. All three losses have come by at least 10 runs.

    The St. Pius tournament continues through Saturday.

  • LA Girls fall at state

    ALBUQUERQUE – For most of the first half, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team looked like it might finally turn its fortunes  around against the Española Valley Sundevils.

    However, a couple of turnovers late in the first half put the Sundevils right back into Tuesday’s ballgame. With the momentum on their side the Sundevils went on some impressive second half scoring runs, but none more impressive than their 11-2 run to end the game and end the Hilltoppers’ season.

  • LA boys face tough challenge in...

    For the past two seasons, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team stuck to routine heading into the quarterfinals of the Class AAAA playoffs.

    Two losses later, the Hilltoppers this season are trying basically to throw themselves a curveball.

    Los Alamos heads to the quarterfinal round of the 2009-10 state championship tournament Wednesday. The sixth-seeded Hilltoppers will go up against the third-seeded Albuquerque Academy Chargers.