• Renegades return to LA
     For the second year in a row, the New Mexico Renegades ice hockey team will venture up to Los Alamos for an outdoor contest. The Renegades, a Junior A team who play their home contests in Rio Rancho, are a member of the Western States Hockey League. The event is dubbed the Winter Class Fusion Series 2. Saturday, the Renegades will face the Wichita Thunder at Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Pregame starts at 4 p.m. and game time is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Last February, New Mexico hosted the Cheyenne Stampede in the first ever official outdoor game in WSHL history — the league was founded in 1994. The event was a successful one and New Mexico elected to make a return trip this season. The upcoming game is the second of a 3-game series between New Mexico and Wichita, who face off tonight and Sunday in Rio Rancho. This is the fourth year of existence for the Renegades, who are being guided this year by new head coach Mike Stanaway. Stanaway has led the team to a 12-19-0 record so far, which places them fifth in the six-team Mountain Division, 45 points behind the El Paso Rhinos, who are running away with the division crown. In the 2012-13 season, the Renegades have been paced offensively by Dakota Beaulieu. Beaulieu has tallied 22 goals and 9 assists on the season.
  • Fishing Report 02-08-13
  • Ski Report 02-08-13
     Angel Fire 29-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 72 trails and 7 lifts open. Enchanted Forest Conditions not reported. Pajarito\ 20-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 32 trails and 3 lifts open. Red River 40-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 57 trails and 7 lifts open. Sandia Peak 16-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 3 trails and 2 lifts open. Sipapu 34-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 41 trails and 5 lifts open. Ski Apache 28-inch base of variable conditions. No new snow reported. 22 trails and 7 lifts open. Ski Santa Fe 43-inch base of powder. 3 inches of new snow reported. 69 trails and 6 lifts open. Taos 45-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 110 trails and 14 lifts open. Valles Caldera  4-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported. 9 trails open.
  • Lobos cruise to a win over Air Force
    Alex Kirk was among three University of New Mexico Lobos to drop in a team-high 14 points in a Mountain West Conference win Wednesday. Kirk, Cameron Bairstow and Tony Snell each finished with 14 points as the Lobos earned a decisive win in The Pit. The Lobos (20-3 overall, 7-1 in Mountain West) only trailed briefly in the first half, but outscored the Air Force Falcons 42-29 in the first 20 minutes and cruised to an 81-58 win. The Falcons (14-7, 5-3) actually had a chance going into the game to earn a share of the Mountain West lead, but the Lobos’ balanced offensive attack was too much for them to handle. The Lobos had five players post double-figures Wednesday. Hugh Greenwood and Kendall Williams combined for 24 points on the night as UNM shot 48.1 percent from the floor. Lobo coach Steve Alford, whose team is ranked No. 15 in the nation, said he likes what he’s seen out of the Lobos but knows there is still a lot of basketball left to play.
  • Tuesday's prep basketball scores 02-06-13
      Boys basketball Alamogordo 42, Gadsden 41 Albuquerque Academy 50, Moriarty 40 Artesia 71, Goddard 62 Bosque School 47, Laguna-Acoma 32 Capitan 69, Mescalero Apache 45 Carlsbad 69, Hobbs 66 Cibola 71, Cleveland 54 Clovis 67, Lovington 60 Crownpoint 54, Newcomb 53 Deming 63, Chaparral 39 Desert Academy 63, Foothill 29 Dexter 78, Eunice 39 Dora 77, Floyd 55 Fort Sumner 59, Elida 34 Gateway Christian 73, Lake Arthur 47 Hagerman 88, Cloudcroft 62 Hondo 92, Vaughn 17 Hope Christian 80, Los Alamos 44 Jal 54, Tatum 47 Manzano 65, Eldorado 62 Mayfield 55, Onate 53, OT McCurdy 80, Coronado 56 Mesilla Valley Christian 70, Cobre 22 Monte del Sol 80, Penasco 75 Navajo Prep 43, Navajo Pine 39 NMMI 81, Loving 48 Pecos 76, Santa Fe Prep 42 Pojoaque 73, Santa Fe Indian 58 Portales 55, Texico 54 Robertson 71, Sandia Prep 66 Roswell 70, Ruidoso 31 Sandia 96, La Cueva 81 Santa Fe Waldorf School 41, Graceway Christian 39 Santa Teresa 48, Centennial High School 24 St. Pius 71, Del Norte 55
  • Saturday NM prep basketball scores
      Boys Basketball Bloomfield 57, Wingate 41 Cibola 73, Eldorado 66 Cliff 100, Quemado 75 Desert Academy 40, Menaul 36 Farmington 61, Kirtland Central 38 Gateway Christian 62, Cimarron 59 Hagerman 74, Loving 47 Hobbs 90, Hope Christian 73 Logan 40, Grady 27 Los Lunas 43, Miyamura 34 Magdalena 76, Foothill 55 Mora 76, Monte del Sol 54 Piedra Vista 94, Aztec 78
  • Roundball roundup: Friday prep scores
      Boys Basketball Alamogordo 57, Mayfield 30 Atrisco Heritage 74, Highland 58 Belen 75, Valencia 46 Bernalillo 51, Santa Fe 49, OT Bosque School 48, East Mountain 38 Carrizozo 51, Santa Fe Waldorf School 36 Clovis 82, Hope Christian 68 Dora 73, Melrose 41 Elida 53, Tatum 44 Gallup 61, Grants 44 Hobbs 99, Artesia 53 La Cueva 70, Albuquerque Academy 65 Las Cruces 49, Gadsden 27
  • Sports Briefs 02-01-13
    Large Gila trout to be stocked in Lake Roberts
  • Thursday's prep basketball scores 02-01-13
    Boys basketball Albuquerque High 50, West Mesa 40 Atrisco Heritage 74, Highland 58 Carlsbad 69, Goddard 54 Elida 43, Lake Arthur 14 Fort Sumner 49, Logan 31 Hondo 79, Gateway Christian 47 La Cueva 81, Del Norte 67 Mescalero Apache 47, Carrizozo 43 Mesilla Valley Christian 52, Chaparral 40 Santa Fe Prep 57, Mora 45 St. Pius 45, Cibola 42 Volcano Vista 52, Eldorado 48 Walatowa Charter 58, NMSD 43 Girls basketball Albuquerque Academy 56, Artesia 51 Clovis Christian 56, Clovis - C Team 47 Fort Sumner 60, Logan 41 Grants 44, Valencia 40 Hondo 55, Gateway Christian 18 Hope Christian 61, Pojoaque 47 La Cueva 48, Rio Rancho 25 Laguna-Acoma 68, Wingate 42 Los Lunas 78, Gallup 68 Mora 53, Santa Fe Prep 41 Taos 58, West Las Vegas 41 Volcano Vista 66, Sandia 42
  • Lobos nip Wyoming in Laramie
     LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — New Mexico dropped in the polls earlier this week, but the No. 20 Lobos' confidence never wavered. Cameron Bairstow scored 17 points as New Mexico rebounded from a loss to San Diego State last Saturday to beat Wyoming 63-59 on Wednesday night. Hugh Greenwood added 13, including four in the last eight seconds, Kendall Williams 12 and Alex Kirk 10 for the Lobos (18-3, 5-1 Mountain West). "We did have that swagger," Greenwood said. "We're still 20th in the country and we've got guys who can really score and really defend and really play this game. You always have to be confident. We took a hit, but to come out here and get a win and respond is really what this thing's all about." New Mexico has won 10 of its last 12 games against Wyoming and five of the last six in Laramie. The Cowboys (15-5, 2-5) have lost three straight. Wyoming was led by Derrious Gilmore's 15 points, all of which came on 3-pointers. Riley Grabau and Leonard Washington had 11 apiece. Wyoming hit 12-of-22 3-pointers in the game, but New Mexico dominated play in the paint — outscoring the Cowboys 28-12 inside and winning the boards 35-23. Wyoming's two inside threats — Washington and Larry Nance Jr. — were a combined 7-for-21 from the field.