• Friday's prep basketball scores
    Boys basketball Dulce 50, Mesa Vista 33 Española Valley 54, St. Michael’s 48 Farmington 67, Miyamura 39 Gallup 87, Bernalillo 73 Hagerman 68, Tatum 39 Logan 47, Elida 27 Mora 74, McCurdy 48 Penasco 66, Coronado 61 Roswell 63, St. Pius 49 Sandia Prep 54, Los Lunas 52 Santa Teresa 43, Gadsden 34 Girls basketball Artesia 79, Tohatchi 35 Aztec 51, Tohatchi 43 Cleveland 44, Clovis 33 Dulce 76, McCurdy 50 Elida 59, Logan 42 Escalante 29, Penasco 21 Laguna-Acoma 52, Socorro 46 Mora 55, Mesa Vista 45 Pecos 51, Coronado 30 Roswell 49, St. Pius 42 Tatum 56, Hagerman 24 Tularosa 60, Magdalena 38 Valencia 47, St. Michael’s 31 Aztec Invite Artesia 79, Tohatchi 35 Artesia 71, Wingate 42 Aztec 52, Cuba 50 Aztec 51, Tohatchi 43 Bayfield, Colo. 57, Cuba 54 Bayfield, Colo. 56, Wingate 43
  • Aggies break school shooting record in win
    LAS CRUCES — With a strong second-half start, the New Mexico State University men’s basketball team defeated the University of Texas-San Antonio 82-62. Along the way, the Aggies (7-8 overall, 1-2 in the Western Athletic Conference) broke the NMSU record for team field goal percentage, which stood for nearly 39 years. The Aggies shot 68.6 percent from the field (35-for-51) and broke the previous record of 66.2 percent which was set on Jan. 19, 1974. The Aggies were also one shy of tying the school record for blocked shots with 11 against the Roadrunners. NMSU forward Bandja Sy scored a career-high 25 points on 9-of-12 shooting. He also had eight rebounds, three blocks and two assists. Freshman center Sim Bhullar added 15 points on 7 of 8 shooting along with three blocked shots and helped the Aggies to a 30-point advantage in points in the paint. Sophomore guard Daniel Mullings was also in double-figures with 14 points on 6 of 8 shooting. He added four steals and four assists. The Aggies had a 38-32 halftime advantage in their WAC home opener. Bhullar led all scorers with a game-high 12 points. In their first home game in nearly two weeks, the Aggies started strong and connected on 6 of their first 9 shots. The Aggies opened the second half with a 12-0 run.
  • Fishing Report 1-04-13
    Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed May 14 and will stay closed while the dam is being rebuilt. Charette Lakes: Closed for the season. Clayton Lake: Closed for the season. Conchas Lake: Fishing from the bank was slow for all species. We had no reports from boaters. Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week. Eagle Nest Lake: On Monday the lake opened to walk in only ice fishing. No snow mobiles or ATVs allowed on the ice at this time. There is approximately 10 inches of ice near the boat ramp and 9 inches in the Six Mile area. The gate to Six Mile is expected to open in a few days. Lake Maloya: As of Monday the lake was covered with a thin layer of ice. For updated conditions call the Sugarite Canyon State Park office at 575-445-5607. Los Pinos: We had no reports from anglers this week. Manzano Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.   Maxwell Lake 13: Closed for the season.   Monastery Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. Morphy Lake: Closed for the season.   Pecos River: Trout fishing was slow but there were a few fish taken on egg patterns, small copper John Barrs and salmon eggs. Most of the action was below the town of Pecos to the Villanueva area.  
  • Kirk leads New Mexico over No. 8 Cincinnati 55-54
    CINCINNATI (AP) — Sean Kilpatrick had two options: Take the quick shot if it's there, drive to the basket if it's not. He caught the pass and thought he had just enough room to get the shot off. He never saw Alex Kirk's hand coming. Kirk scored 15 points and blocked Kilpatrick's shot just before the buzzer Thursday night, preserving New Mexico's 55-54 win that handed No. 8 Cincinnati its first loss. New Mexico (13-1) rallied in the second half behind its 7-foot center, who hit a 3-pointer, got a team-high seven rebounds and slapped away Kilpatrick's jumper in the final seconds. Kilpatrick passed it in from the baseline to center Cheikh Mbodj with 4.5 seconds left, then got the ball right back with the two options. "I thought I had him," Kilpatrick said. "I could have drove, but I didn't." Kirk figured that Cincinnati's top scorer was going to let it fly and managed to get there just as the ball left his hands.
  • Ski Report 12-26-12
    Angel Fire 29-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 41 trails and 6 lifts open. Enchanted Forest 20-inch base of packed powder. 2 inches of new snow reported. 33 trails open. Pajarito 19-inch base of variable conditions. 1 inch of new snow reported. Will open when conditions permit. Red River 35-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 38 trails and 6 trails open. Sipapu 28-inch base of machine-groomed snow. One-half inch of new snow reported. 30 trails and 5 lifts open. Ski Apache 14-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 5 trails and 3 lifts open. Ski Santa Fe 37-inch base of powder. No new snow reported. 25 trails and 7 lifts open. Taos 31-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 31 trails and 13 lifts open. Valles Caldera 6-inch base of variable conditions. No new snow reported. 9 trails open.
  • Fishing Report 12-21-12
    Northwest Abiquiu Lake: Fishing pressure was very light and fishing for all species was slow. The surface was free of ice and open to launching boats. Try jigging spoons and blade baits deep for a shot at some good winter walleye fishing. Animas River: Monday morning water flow at Aztec was 218 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. Albuquerque Area Drains: Trout fishing on the drains was very good again this past week. Anglers did well fishing the Albuquerque Drain, Belen, Corrales and Peralta Drains. Best baits were a single salmon egg on a small hook, a small piece of Power Bait with a single split shot, parachute adams, small copper John Barrs and homemade dough bait. We had no reports on other species. Bluewater Lake: Trout fishing was fair using salmon eggs, garlic cheese, homemade dough bait and an assortment of Power Bait. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was light. As of Monday the lake was free of ice. Canjilon Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.
  • Williams scores 24 despite ankle injury
    LAS CRUCES (AP) — Despite a gimpy right ankle that sent him to the bench for several minutes early in the first half, New Mexico guard Kendall Williams put on a show Wednesday night against rival New Mexico State. Williams tied his career high with 24 points, made all eight of his free throws and played 35 minutes to lead the No. 16 Lobos to a 68-63 victory over the Aggies at the Pan Am Center. With its second win over the Aggies in a week, New Mexico (12-0) equaled the second-best start in school history. Williams rolled his right ankle one minute into the game and sat out the next five minutes. “He came back and was just terrific,” New Mexico coach Steve Alford said. “Best player on the floor. Kendall Williams is extremely talented. He had a big game for us both offensively and defensively. He was a great leader. He is playing at a very, very high level.” When Williams returned, New Mexico State (5-6) was in the midst of a 16-4 run that included four 3-pointers to go up 25-14. But Williams took over at that point, scoring nine points during an 11-0 run. He started by converting both ends of a 1-and-1, then dropped a 3-pointer and hit a short jumper before capping the run with a drive through the lane.
  • Topes Notes 12-20-12
    Ely dealt to Astros for Rasmussen The Albuquerque Isotopes, the Triple-A farm team of the Los Angeles Dodgers, announced Wednesday that the Dodgers traded pitcher John Ely to the Houston Astros. Ely, who was named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year for 2012, was 14-7 with the Isotopes last year and finished with a ERA of 3.20. He was traded to the Astros for left-handed pitcher Rob Rasmussen. Rasmussen was in the Astros’ farm system. Ely, who is 26, was acquired by the Dodgers in 2009 in a trade with the Chicago White Sox. He is 4-13 in the Major Leagues in 25 appearances and has a big league ERA of 5.70. Rasmussen, 23, is a native of Southern California. The Dodgers actually drafted him out of high school, but Rasmussen elected to play ball at UCLA. Rasmussen was drafted again in 2010 by the Marlins organization, then traded to Houston in July as part of the deal that sent Carlos Lee to Miami. In three minor league seasons, Rasmussen is 20-21 with a 3.88 ERA. He went 4-4 at Double-A Corpus Christi last year. Stubbs is team’s new hitting coach
  • Ski Report 12-19-12
    Angel Fire 20-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 4 trails and 3 lifts open. Enchanted Forest 14-inch base of packed powder. 1 inch of new snow reported. 25 trails open. Pajarito 12-inch base of variable conditions. 2 inches of new snow reported. Tentative opening date scheduled for Friday. Red River 278-inch base of powder. 2 inches of new snow reported. 16 trails and 5 trails open. Sandia Peak 6-inch base. No new snow reported. Limited opening on beginner runs scheduled for Saturday. Sipapu 18-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 11 trails and 3 lifts open. Ski Apache 10-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 2 trails and 2 lifts open. Ski Santa Fe 39.5-inch base of powder. No new snow reported. 4 lifts open. Taos 24-inch base of powder. 2 inches of new snow reported. 11 trails and 6 lifts open. Valles Caldera No report.
  • Tuesday’s state basketball scores
    Boys basketball   Bernalillo 48, St. Michael's 43 Deming 50, Silver 43 Farmington 56, Durango, Colo. 54 Goddard 63, Lovington 40 Hondo 63, NMMI 60 Kirtland Central 61, Miyamura 46 Laguna-Acoma 103, Crownpoint 28 Las Cruces 67, Santa Teresa 66, OT Monte del Sol 96, East Mountain 52 Moriarty 46, Valencia 37 Oñate 52, El Paso Riverside, Texas 47 Pecos 86, Santa Rosa 62 Shiprock 63, Piedra Vista 60   Girls basketball   Bloomfield 40, Piedra Vista 39 Hondo 63, NMMI 40 Las Cruces 61, Deming 43 Miyamura 58, Aztec 34 Monte del Sol 46, East Mountain 40 Portales 41, Lubbock Christian, Texas 23 St. Michael's 44, Bernalillo 15 Trinidad, Colo. 55, Raton 45 Vaughn 35, NMSD 25