• Walker hurt as Lobos fall to Texas, 67-52
    It was a rough night for the University of New Mexico Lobo women’s basketball team on all fronts Tuesday. Not only did the Lobos struggle from the field in the first half against the Texas Longhorns, 6-foot-2 center Ebony Walker was injured in the second half. Walker, a starter for the Lobos, was diagnosed with an Achilles tendon injury and could be sidelined for the balance of the season. UNM fell to Texas 67-52 at The Pit. Antiesah Brown had 14 points for the Lobos, but had to sit out a good portion of the game with foul trouble. UNM managed to connect on just 17.9 percent of its chances from the floor in the first 20 minutes, falling behind 30-18 at the break. “I really can’t tell you what’s going on with our slow starts,” Brown said. “We’re looking to catch the feel of the game instead of taking over the game.” For the Longhorns (3-0), Nneka Enemkpali had 19 points in the paint to lead all scorers. It will be another tough contest for the Lobos (1-2) Saturday when they take on No. 16 Colorado in The Pit. Lobo men to play in Puerto Rico in 2014
  • Playoff roundup: It's a 5-peat for Pojoaque Valley volleyball
    The Pojoaque Valley Elkettes made it five in a row at the state Class 3A volleyball tournament Saturday. Pojoaque Valley waltzed through the Class 3A field last week, dropping just two sets in direct elimination play to earn the 2013 state championship. Its title run was capped with a 3-1 victory over the Ruidoso Warriors. The Elkettes (20-4) have owned the 3A postseason since 2009 and haven’t been pushed even as far as a fifth set in the championship match since that time. This season, the Elkettes won their third title under a different head coach. Eric Zamora steered the team to the championship in 2013, while Joey Trujillo did likewise in 2012 and Brian Ainsworth in 2011 — Ainsworth left Pojoaque Valley to coach at Cleveland, which finished as the 5A runner-up. Goddard upsets Piedra Vista for Class 4A championship
  • First round prep football playoff scores
    PREP FOOTBALL Class 5A First Round Clovis 47, Volcano Vista 21 Rio Rancho 41, Carlsbad 38 Sandia 45, Atrisco Heritage 11 Class 4A First Round Centennial High School 36, Santa Fe 2 Deming 29, Roswell 19 Moriarty 48, Artesia 41, 3OT Valencia 47, Piedra Vista 38 Class 3A First Round Robertson 36, Portales 0 Class 2A First Round Estancia 54, Tularosa 14 Laguna-Acoma 38, Texico 7 Class 1A Semifinal Hagerman 60, Jal 6
  • State Notes 11-13-13
    Aggie men win late-night hoops contest at Hawaii KC Ross-Miller hit 10 straight foul shots for the New Mexico State University Aggie men’s basketball team in the final 37 seconds as the Aggies won in Honolulu. Ross-Miller’s free throws helped lift the Aggies to a 95-88 victory over Hawaii. Meanwhile, Aggie star Daniel Mullings finished with a team-high 21 points and Remi Barry had a career-high 18 points in the finale of the Rainbow Classic, which took place at 3 a.m. Mountain Time Tuesday. The win improved the Aggies to 2-1 on the young season. Ironically, it was foul shooting that helped do the Aggies in last week in their loss to Western Michigan, where they managed just a 25-for-40 performance. NMSU shot a blistering 74 percent from the field in the second half Tuesday but struggled to put Hawaii away until late. NMSU hosts its cross-border rival UTEP Friday night. Brown is MW’s Player of the Week for the Lobos
  • Bundy moves up to Dodgers
    Albuquerque Isotopes manager Lorenzo Bundy has been promoted to the big club. Bundy, the manager of the Isotopes for the past three seasons, was named to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ coaching staff. He will coach third base in the 2014 season for Los Angeles. With Bundy at the helm, the Isotopes have gone 225-206 and won the PCL American League Southern Division in 2012. During that 2012 season, Bundy was named the PCL Manager of the Year. The Isotopes won a record 48 home games and tied a franchise record with 80 victories. Bundy will take over for Tim Wallach as third base coach for the Dodgers. Wallach was also the Isotopes manager before being promoted and Bundy took over for him following the 2010 season. 
  • Kirk has 16 points, 12 boards for Lobos
    Alex Kirk was one of four University of New Mexico Lobo men’s basketball players in double-figures as the Lobos crushed Alabama A & M in their season opener. Kirk, the former Los Alamos Hilltopper standout, had a double-double for the Lobos as they thumped Alabama A & M 88-52 at The Pit. Kirk finished with 16 points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds (5 offensive, 7 defensive) in the rout. The game was the first official game – the Lobos won both their exhibition games last week – under new head coach Craig ‘Noodles’ Neal, who was named the Lobos coach shortly after the departure of Steve Alford in March. “Yeah, I was nervous again,” Neal said after the game. “This one counted. But really proud of our guys. That’s the way I envisioned our guys playing. I thought our veteran guys really led our younger guys in the sense that that’s probably one of the best starts we’ve had here in a long time. The veterans came out, imposed their will on them and I thought they really, really did everything I asked them to do from a defensive standpoint.” UNM (1-0) led 45-26 at the half and didn’t let up much in the second half to win the contest going away. UNM never trailed in the ballgame.
  • Friday night lights: Prep football scores
    PREP FOOTBALL Albuquerque Academy 49, Socorro 13 Artesia 53, Del Norte 22 Aztec 32, Kirtland Central 20 Belen 47, Grants 22 Centennial High School 28, Deming 14 Cibola 38, Volcano Vista 28 Clayton 50, Texico 0 Clovis 66, Carlsbad 39 Dexter 54, NMMI 28 Farmington 21, Piedra Vista 6 Goddard 35, Roswell 0 Hatch Valley 57, Cobre 21 Laguna-Acoma 66, Ramah 0 Lordsburg 47, Mesilla Valley Christian 7 Los Lunas 49, Valencia 21 Mayfield 28, Las Cruces 20 Miyamura 39, Gallup 30 Moriarty 19, St. Pius 0 Navajo Prep 77, Dulce 0 Ruidoso 42, Lovington 0 Sandia 35, La Cueva 7 Santa Fe 46, Capital 22 Santa Rosa 52, Tucumcari 0 Silver 47, Hot Springs 7 Taos 40, Raton 19 Zuni 50, Crownpoint 44 Class 1A Quarterfinal Capitan 22, Fort Sumner 8 Jal 49, Magdalena 8
  • NMAA selling postseason tickets
    Tickets are on sale online for the upcoming state tournament events. The New Mexico Activities Association postseason events will resume Thursday with boys and girls soccer. Saturday, the state cross country meet will be at Rio Rancho High School starting at 9:15 a.m. Tickets may be purchased at nmaa.ticketleap. com. Also, those who wish to purchase tickets at the event sites must pay in cash. No credit cards will be accepted at any postseason events.
  • Prep football scores from Friday games
    PREP FOOTBALL Bloomfield 53, Wingate 0 Capitan 56, Magdalena 8 Carlsbad 35, Hobbs 21 Carrizozo 78, Alamo-Navajo 0 Cibola 28, Rio Rancho 27 Clayton 54, Tucumcari 0 Cleveland 38, Volcano Vista 14 Deming 42, Santa Teresa 0 Dexter 27, Eunice 0 Estancia 50, Texico 20 Farmington 35, Kirtland Central 7 Foothill 57, Logan 42 Gateway Christian def. Mountainair, forfeit Goddard 28, Artesia 14 Grants 49, Gallup 28 Hatch Valley 61, Lordsburg 27 Jal 41, Fort Sumner 22 Las Cruces 55, Gadsden 6 Los Alamos 42, Capital 0 Los Lunas 49, Miyamura 6 Mayfield 59, Alamogordo 21 Melrose 44, Tatum 14 Navajo Prep 53, Navajo Pine 0 Piedra Vista 27, Aztec 21 Pojoaque 33, Raton 28 Portales 20, Lovington 17 Sandia 35, Eldorado 28 Silver 55, Socorro 0 Springer 72, Menaul 22 Taos 14, Robertson 13 Tohatchi 53, Crownpoint 0 Tularosa 52, Mesilla Valley Christian 14 Valencia 7, Belen 0
  • Friday's prep football scores roundup
    PREP FOOTBALL Artesia 41, Roswell 7 Atrisco Heritage 53, Albuquerque High 0 Belen 61, Miyamura 19 Bernalillo 49, Capital 7 Bloomfield 52, Thoreau 0 Carrizozo 67, Mountainair 16 Centennial High School 42, Santa Teresa 0 Cobre 59, Mesilla Valley Christian 6 Deming 47, Chaparral 7 Escalante 50, Questa 0 Farmington 37, Aztec 0 Gadsden 27, Alamogordo 7 Gateway Christian 64, Tatum 40 Hagerman 52, Fort Sumner 0 Hobbs 30, Clovis 28 Hondo 68, Animas 20 Hope Christian 38, Lovington 27 Hot Springs 28, Socorro 20 La Cueva 31, Eldorado 28 Logan 54, Springer 0 Los Alamos 46, Espanola Valley 0 Los Lunas 51, Gallup 0 Mayfield 33, Onate 10 Moriarty 52, Santa Fe 8 Piedra Vista 26, Kirtland Central 0 Pojoaque 54, West Las Vegas 12 Reserve 63, NMSD 13 Rio Rancho 28, Volcano Vista 6 Robertson 40, Raton 13 Ruidoso 42, Portales 27 Santa Rosa 34, Clayton 16 Shiprock 50, Wingate 8 Tohatchi 52, Ramah 0 Tularosa 27, Lordsburg 18