• Angel Fire shovel race winner clocks better than 67 mph
     ANGEL FIRE – Hundreds of spectators and daredevils converged on the slopes of Angel Fire Resort last weekend for the Angel Fire Shovel Race Championships.   The annual challenge has competitors sitting on the scoop of a standard aluminum snow shovel, handle pointed downhill and race to the finish line time-trial style. Each rider gets two shots to clock the fastest time down the front of the Angel Fire ski mountain. Top speeds regularly exceed 60 miles per hour.  “Shovel racing began as a simple contest here in the 1970s when our lift operators would ride their shovels down the mountain at the end of their shifts,” said Andy Whitacre of Angel Fire Resort. “It has since grown into a crazy competition on the mountain that includes speed suits, costumes and radar guns. No year is ever the same, as competitors always try and outdo each other every season.” The organized competition has been held for more than 30 years at Angel Fire Resort. The event has even been featured by national news outlets including ESPN, ABC Sports, MTV and The Travel Channel.
  • NM prep basketball scores from Saturday games
      Boys Basketball Bernalillo 65, Los Alamos 49 Cliff 69, Hot Springs 34 Espanola Valley 47, Santa Fe 44 Menaul 66, Alamo-Navajo 27 Pecos 75, Dulce 39 Piedra Vista 72, Kirtland Central 68 Pojoaque 77, Raton 63 Robertson 59, West Las Vegas 52 Sandia Prep 51, St. Michael's 40 Santa Fe Prep 68, Monte del Sol 59 Santa Rosa 55, Tucumcari 46 Tatum 58, Eunice 57  
  • Roundball roundup: Friday prep scores
      Boys Basketball Albuquerque Academy 29, Del Norte 25 Albuquerque High 66, Highland 39 Carlsbad 61, Artesia 57, OT Cibola 59, Rio Rancho 57 Cleveland 60, Volcano Vista 57 Cliff 94, Reserve 59 Clovis 61, Hobbs 59 Dexter 58, NMMI 22 Dora 67, Tatum 52 Evangel Christian 38, Santa Fe Waldorf School 35 Hot Springs 53, Hatch Valley 43 Las Cruces 63, Alamogordo 53 Magdalena 63, Desert Academy 31
  • 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