• Boys and girls prep basketball semifinals
      Boys Basketball Class 5A Semifinal Clovis 69, Eldorado 66, OT Class 4A Semifinal St. Pius 66, Los Lunas 60 Class AA Semifinal Dexter 32, Mesilla Valley Christian 30
  • UNM bounces Wyoming to advance in MW
     LAS VEGAS (AP) — New Mexico won its quarterfinal matchup in the Mountain West Conference tournament despite a sluggish stretch in what seemed like a home game. Tony Snell scored 15 points and the No. 15 Lobos led from start to finish, beating Wyoming 59-46 on Wednesday night. Cameron Bairstow added 14 and eight rebounds for top-seeded New Mexico (27-5), which will play San Diego State in the semifinals Friday. “I guess in the eyes of the beholder of what’s pretty and ugly,” New Mexico coach Steve Alford said. “In March, when you win by 13 — to me — it’s pretty.” The Lobos traveled well, bringing about 4,000 fans to the Thomas & Mack Center, home of third-seeded UNLV. At times Wednesday night, the Rebels’ home court felt like The Pit in Albuquerque. The teams could meet in the final Saturday after the No. 3 Rebels won their quarterfinal against Air Force. earlier Wednesday. UNLV plays No. 2 seed Colorado State on Friday. “(Our) fans are definitely a big part of how we play,” Snell said. “They give us energy to play better and pick each other up. We tried to be aggressive from the start, and try to be a threat out there. But we can never win games without having defensive stops.”
  • Boys Quarterfinal Basketball Scores
      Boys Basketball Class 5A Quarterfinal   Clovis 60, Manzano 57, OT Hobbs 66, Sandia 65 Las Cruces 64, La Cueva 58   Class 4A Quarterfinal   Albuquerque Academy 77, Bernalillo 71 Roswell 66, Espanola Valley 49 St. Pius 51, Santa Teresa 43  
  • New Mexico no longer an afterthought in MWC
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico was almost an afterthought when play began in the Mountain West Conference. The Mountain West, which ended up with the country's top ranking in terms of RPI, begins its conference tournament Tuesday in Las Vegas with the Lobos coming in as regular-season champions and looking to add some more hardware. "We're a lot more confident since we're regular-season champions," said junior forward Tony Snell, who is among the team's scoring leaders with 12.1 points per game. "We feel really confident that we can be tournament champions again and make it far in the NCAA." Although an NCAA bid is virtually guaranteed for the No. 15 Lobos, they are not overlooking the importance of the conference tournament.
  • Boys prep basketball scores from 1st round
      Boys Basketball Class 5A First Round   Cibola 46, Albuquerque High 45 Clovis 75, West Mesa 56 Eldorado 79, Rio Rancho 67 Hobbs 75, Volcano Vista 49 La Cueva 68, Atrisco Heritage 59 Las Cruces 85, Carlsbad 65 Manzano 68, Valley 65, OT Sandia 61, Alamogordo 42   Class 4A First Round  
  • Ski Report 03-08-13
     Angel Fire   34-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 72 trails and 7 lifts open.   Enchanted Forest   42-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 33 trails open.   Pajarito   24-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported 32 trails and 3 lifts open.   Red River   45-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported. 57 trails and 7 lifts open.   Sipapu   39-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported. 41 trails and 5 lifts open.   Ski Apache   25-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported. 24 trails and 8 lifts open.   Ski Santa Fe   48-inch base of powder. No new snow reported. 74 trails and 6 lifts open.   Taos   55-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported. 111 trails and 14 lifts open.   Valles Caldera   10-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported. 9 trails open
  • Fishing Report 03-08-13
     Northeast   Cabresto Lake: Work on the dam has been completed and the area has reopened to the public. 
 Charette Lakes: The fishing season opened March 1 but we had no reports from anglers this week. 
 Clayton Lake: Opening weekend was more about windy weather than fishing. A few anglers gave it a try but fishing was slow for all species. 
 Conchas Lake: Fishing pressure was light again this past week. The surface water temp was in the mid 40s. Fishing was slow for all species but there were a few walleye taken by anglers using jigging spoons. Anglers who wish to do so can still launch boats from the Cannon Cove area but should use extreme caution.
 Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week. 
 Eagle Nest Lake: Ice thickness over the weekend remained at about 24 inches. Fishing was very good using ice jigs tipped with worms or wax worms for perch. Fishing for trout was a bit sporadic but there were some good fish taken by anglers using jig and worm combinations, Power Bait and homemade dough bait. We had no report on other species. 
 Lake Alice: Closed to fishing at this time.

  • Boys basketball championship game scores
      Boys Basketball District 1AAAAA Championship Cibola 60, Volcano Vista 38 District 3AAAAA Championship Las Cruces 61, Gadsden 31 District 1AAAA Championship Farmington 68, Piedra Vista 65, 2OT
  • Friday Prep Basketball Scores Roundup
      Boys Basketball District 2AAAAA Sandia 65, La Cueva 56 District 5AAAAA Albuquerque High 69, West Mesa 61, OT District 2AAAA Bernalillo 61, Capital 56 District 5AAAA Championship St. Pius 55, Moriarty 43
  • Fishing Report 03-01-13