Sports Update 11-14-12

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LA hockey plays Friday at Taos

The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey season will have its first game of the 2012-13 season Friday.
Los Alamos will face the Santa Fe Blue Jackets in New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League play at 7 p.m.
 That game was scheduled to be played in Los Alamos, but due to poor ice conditions at the county’s ice rink, it will be played at the Taos Youth and Family Center.
The Hilltoppers will play two games this weekend. They will be on the road at Rio Rancho for a 2:15 p.m. Saturday contest.

Sipapu set to open Saturday

Sipapu Ski Resort announced that it will open for the season Saturday.
Sipapu will be the first ski area in New Mexico to open for the 2012-13 ski season. As of this morning, it was reporting only a 5-inch base but will be making snow until Saturday.
Lift tickets for the weekend are on sale for $20 or less, Ski New Mexico reported. More information about the opening can be found at sipapunm.com.
Locally, Pajarito Mountain hasn’t yet announced an opening day for the ski season.
No other ski areas have made announcements for opening dates, either.

Volleyball playoffs getting underway

Los Alamos will start the pool play round of the state Class 4A volleyball tournament Thursday morning at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.
Pool play matches start at 10:30 a.m.
Los Alamos, the No. 9 seed is scheduled to face No. 1 overall seed Piedra Vista at 10:30 a.m. and eighth-seeded Las Cruces Centennial immediately afterward. Pool play matches consist of two sets to 21 points.
The winner of each of the four pools gets a bye to the quarterfinal round of the playoffs, while the other two teams will play a first round match Thursday afternoon.
Española Valley, the only other District 2-4A selected for the playoffs, will play St. Pius X at 10:30 a.m. and Artesia afterward.
In Class 3A, the Pojoaque Elks earned the No. 2 playoff seed.
The Elks, who won the District 3 title with a perfect 8-0 record, as well as the district tournament, will play Sandia Prep at 8 a.m. at the Star Center and West Las Vegas following a pool match between West and Sandia.

Turkey Trot starts at 2 p.m. Sunday

The CROP organization and the Atomic City Roadrunners are sponsoring the Turkey Trot Sunday.
The Turkey Trot is an annual 2.57-mile race starting at Los Alamos Middle School. Race time is 2 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded to the top 25 runners and drawings will be held for a chance to win turkeys and pumpkin pies.
More information is available by calling 672-1639 or visiting atomicrunners.com on the Internet.