Today's Sports

  • Update: Super Bowl going into...

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Check the antifreeze, grab the mittens, make sure the airport's not snowed in.

    We're going to the Super Bowl.

    In New Jersey. In February!

    NFL owners voted Tuesday to put the 2014 Super Bowl in the new $1.6 billion Meadowlands Stadium that this season will become home to the New York Jets and Giants. It's the first time the league has gone to a cold weather site that doesn't have a dome and, until now, those places couldn't even bid on the big game.

  • Track and field: Pittman...

    ALBUQUERQUE – Buzzes at state track and field meets often get going by what an athlete might do.

    In the case of Kyle Pittman, the buzz all centered around what he wasn’t doing.

    Pittman, the premier prep distance runner in the state, wasn’t even going to attempt a clean sweep of the distance events, a feat that his friend and predecessor, Gareth Gilna, attempted and completed one year earlier.

  • Running: Romero is best...

    Alexander Romero was the top predictor at this week’s pace race.

    The pace race, a weekly event sponsored by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was held Tuesday at American Springs Road. Tuesday’s race included both a 1-mile and 3-mile course.

    All this week’s top predictions were made by runners on the long course.

    Romero finished the race with a prediction error of just 12 seconds on the 3-mile course Tuesday. Romero topped Michael Jablin, who was 20 seconds off, and Karen Thom, who finished 30 seconds off.

  • Sports update

    Hoops camps start May 31

    The annual Hilltopper Basketball Camp is scheduled from May 31-June 11 at Griffith Gymnasium and Auxiliary Gymnasium.

    The camp includes four sessions. Session one for kids in kindergarten through third grade, while session two is for kids in grades 4-6. Session three is for players in grades 7-12 and session four is for high schoolers interested in playing for this Hilltoppers this winter.

    Price for participation is $40 per session or $75 for two sessions.

    For more information or to register, call 412-5313.

  • Running: Trail Runs expecting...

    The founder of the long, difficult races that make up the Jemez Mountain Trail Runs was no stranger to long, difficult races himself.

    Runner Aaron Goldman saw the race he founded grow by leaps and bounds throughout its four years of existence, but would not get to see its fifth running. Goldman died April 26.

    The fifth annual Jemez Mountain Trail Runs will be held Saturday starting at the Los Alamos Posse Shack. The competitions include a 50-mile run, a 50-kilometer run and a half-marathon.

  • Golf: NNMSMGA’s...

    Los Alamos golfer Spike Jones turned in one of the low rounds of Tuesday’s Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association’s first flight.

    Jones finished the day with an 87, placing him tied in the gross category with Darryl Fry of Santa Fe at Tuesday’s tournament, held at Las Campanas in Santa Fe.

    NNMSMGA is a golf organization for men aged 50 and over in northern New Mexico — Albuquerque and points north — and southern Colorado.

  • Boys basketball: King named new...

    Matt King isn’t wasting a lot of time starting in his new position.

    Los Alamos High School announced Tuesday night that King will take over as head coach of the Hilltopper boys basketball program. King will replace outgoing head coach Alan Kirk, who announced his resignation last month.

  • The Next Level: Schoonover earns...

    Former Los Alamos track and field athlete Jordan Schoonover, earned a major award at her current school Colby College.

    Schoonover, who attends the Maine college, was this year’s recipient of the Patty Valavanis Award. The Valavanis Award is given to athletes who demonstrate the qualities of academic and athletic excellence, personal leadership and sportsmanship.

    This year, Schoonover was one of the captains of Colby’s women’s indoor and outdoor track and field teams. Schoonover also earned Phi Beta Kappa and Presidential Scholar honors.

  • State roundup: Piedra Vista wins...

    Panthers roll to 4A softball title

    As expected, the Piedra Vista Panthers lived up to expectations.

    The Panthers softball team rolled to its fifth consecutive Class AAAA title Saturday afternoon in Las Cruces, thumping the Volcano Vista Hawks 7-0 in the state championship game.

    It was a remarkable run for the Panthers, who lost just two games this season, both to teams from out-of-state. The Panthers allowed a total of just two runs to their four opponents in the AAAA tournament.

  • Sports update

    Gridiron booster to meet tonight

    The Hilltopper Gridiron Boosters will hold a meeting tonight at the Los Alamos High School Speech Theater.

    The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. It is an organizational meeting for those interested in getting involved with the school’s football booster club. Anyone interested in this organization is invited to attend.

    LASG hosting sports summer camp

    Los Alamos School of Gymnastics is hosting its 20th annual summer camp.