Today's Sports

  • Golf: Griffith among top at Towa

    Reid Griffith of Los Alamos shot an 88 to finish second in the championship flight of the May 12 Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournament.

    The tournament was held at Towa Golf Resort at Pojoaque.

    Griffith finished four strokes behind Dean Boice of Alamosa, Colo., who won the top flight.

    Also in Monday’s championship flight, Los Alamos’ Dave Vieira finished with the runner-up net score, shooting a net of 80. Al Jehner of Santa Fe had the top low net in Monday’s tournament.

  • Health and Fitness: Squats: the...

    We all have a love-hate relationship with squats, the so-called “king” of all exercises.

    But by understanding the mechanics and benefits of the squat, you can increase your attraction to this exercise and enhance its value in your routine.

    When performed correctly, squats build the body’s power muscles of the lower back, hips, buttocks and thighs. Being an exercise with a large range of motion, the squat stretches each area worked and then requires a hard contraction of the muscle spindles to perform the lift.

  • Tennis: LA ends year at tourney

    ALBUQUERQUE — Patrick Raichur ended the 2008 season in much the same fashion as he ended the 2007 season.

    Raichur, a sophomore, blew through the first two rounds of the state Class AAAA boys individual tournament only to meet up with one of the top players in the state in the tournament semifinals.

    For the second straight year, Goddard’s Matt Neeld bumped Raichur out of the tournament, taking a 6-1, 6-1 win to advance to the title match against Albuquerque Academy’s Andy Cooper.

  • Softball: Toppers bounced at...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team was bounced from the state Class AAAA playoffs Friday morning by the Deming Wildcats.

    Los Alamos dropped it elimination round game to Deming by a final of 12-2 in the double-elimination playoff format.

    This season’s tournament, which was being held at Ricketts Field in Farmington, was won by the Piedra Vista Panthers, who downed Artesia in the title game, 9-0.

  • Baseball: LA falls twice to...

    BELEN — Little more could be asked from Zak Walterscheid.

    In the opening game of a three-game set to determine which team would advance to this week’s Class AAAA quarterfinals, Walterscheid threw a gem. He allowed just seven hits and one earned run through 6-plus innings of work.

    But that one earned run was all the Belen Eagles would need against the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team. Another pair of unearned runs would just be gravy as the Eagles took game one of the three-game set 3-0.

  • Girls track and field: Toppers...

    ALBUQUERQUE — For a brief second, Amanda Trujillo tried to hide her smile.

    It didn’t work.

    Despite a less-than-ideal start, Trujillo bounced back to become the fastest sprinter in Class AAAA, winning the 100 meters at Saturday’s state track and field championship, held at the University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex.

  • Boys track and field:...

    ALBUQUERQUE — Larry Baca reminded his squad constantly that he thought this season could be special.

    He reinforced that through several good weeks, and raised an eyebrow at his squad with what he thought was a mediocre effort the weekend of spring break.

    On Saturday, his team proved him correct.

  • Softball: Weather puts damper on...

    FARMINGTON – In the opening day of the 2008 state championship softball playoffs, the most dramatic thing might have been the weather.

    Skies were drippy throughout the day at Ricketts Field and New Mexico Activities Association officials tried to squeeze in as many games as possible between showers.

    And although the weather got so bad at one point that there was talk that the double-elimination brackets might turn into single-elimination brackets due to the rains, the tournament was spared, but will have to be condensed down considerably.

  • Softball: Toppers blanked in...

    FARMINGTON – If every cloud has a silver lining, Randy Burditt hadn’t found it as of Thursday.

    Burditt, skipper of the Hilltopper softball team, had to endure along with his squad a constant barrage of rain that fell from the skies throughout Thursday’s first round of the Class AAAA state softball tournament.

    Los Alamos also had to endure through a spectacular five-inning performance from one of the top hurlers in the state, Aztec’s Heather Jaquez.

  • Boys golf: Toppers finish fifth...

    ALBUQUERQUE — Going into the second day of the state Class AAAA golf tournament, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys had some ground to make up.

    They did improve on day two of the tournament, but not enough to make a move into the top four Tuesday.

    The Hilltopper boys golf team finished fifth at the AAAA tournament, which concluded Tuesday at the University of New Mexico Championship Golf Course. The Hilltoppers finished with a total of 687 shots.