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  • State Notes 11-27-11
    St. Mike’s, Lovington and Aztec win in football In baseball-like scoring contests, the St. Michael’s Horsemen and the Lovington Wildcats won in the Class 3A football semifinals and will advance to the state title game. That wasn’t the case in Saturday’s Class 4A semifinal, however, as the Aztec Tigers won a shootout over the Valencia Jaguars. The Tigers, the No. 2 seed in the 4A football playoffs, topped Valencia 47-41. They will face the top-seeded Goddard Rockets in the championship this weekend. The Rockets knocked off Artesia 28-10 to advance to the final. The game’s date and location hadn’t yet been announced by the New Mexico Activities Association.
  • State Notes 11-25-11
    Lobos fall in overtime to Santa Clara, 79-76
  • Fishing Report 11-25-11
    Northwest Animas River: The flow is 359 cfs. Flows continue to run high from runoff and the water is murky. The river is reported as good for trout using various bead-headed nymphs, spinners and worms.
  • Northern N.M. falls big, 80-49
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Gaellan Bewernick posted his first career double-double and four Northern Arizona players scored in double figures in an 80-49 win over Northern New Mexico on Tuesday. Bewernick scored 14 points on 7 of 9 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds, which were both career highs. James Douglas scored 14 off the bench, Stallon Saldivar added 11 and Durrell Norman netted 10 points for the Lumberjacks (2-3), who have won back-to-back games after dropping their first three to begin the season. Daniel Molina and Mario Caetano each scored 10 points for the Eagles (0-1), who have lost 20 straight dating to last season.
  • Sundevils topped by Knights in The Pit
    The Española Valley Sundevil boys basketball team was knocked off by the Oñate Knights 48-46 in the Tip-Off Classic showcase Friday night in The Pit. Española Valley, the defending Class 4A champion, and Oñate, last year’s 5A champ, squared off in the prime time game of the Tip-Off Classic, which pits the top teams from around the state in contests to ring in the start of the hoops season in New Mexico. The event was hosted by the New Mexico Activities Association. Also at the Classic, Mora, the lone non-state champ invitee, upset Mesilla Valley Christian 58-37 in a boys contest while 4A girls champion Gallup upended 5A champ Mayfield 55-44.
  • State Notes 11-17-11
    Sundevils are in prime-time game of Tip-Off Classic
  • UNM hires former Notre Dame coach
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has hired former Notre Dame coach Bob Davie to head up its troubled football program. Vice President of Athletics Paul Krebs announced the appointment Wednesday. UNM has scheduled a news conference Thursday afternoon to introduce Davie, who will become the university's 31st head coach. Davie hasn't coached since being fired in 2001 by Notre Dame. During his five years as head coach of the Irish, he compiled a 35-25 record, which at the time was the third-worst winning percentage for the Irish. He also led the team to three bowl games, all losses.
  • Aggies, Lobos square off Wednesday
    Albuquerque will be the site of the biggest in-state rivalry’s first round Wednesday. The University of New Mexico Lobos men’s basketball team will take on the New Mexico State University Aggies Wednesday night. Game time is 8 p.m. in The Pit. The Lobos and Aggies will meet for the 207th time since the 1904-05 season. The Lobos lead the all-time series between the in-state rivals 112-94 but have been particularly successful against the Aggies in Albuquerque, where they have a 70-36 advantage. UNM and NMSU both won their season openers. UNM routed New Orleans Friday night at home, 92-40, while NMSU got past Northern Colorado on the road, 89-75.
  • New Mexico tops UNLV 21-14 for 1st win of season
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Demarcus Rogers scored a 2-yard touchdown with 1:15 left Saturday as New Mexico defeated UNLV 21-14 for its first victory of the season. Rogers' run capped a 34-yard drive set up by Jaymar Latchison's fumble recovery with 1:58 remaining. "It was a great momentum changer," said New Mexico linebacker Carmen Messina, who caused the fumble by stripping Rebels quarterback Taylor Barnhill. "Right when we got the ball, I knew the offense was going to punch it in. .I got on the side of him and just ripped it out. I ripped it out too fast because I was trying to recover it myself, but Jaymar got on top of it."
  • Los Alamos falls to Los Lunas in 1st round; other prep scores
      PREP FOOTBALL Class 5A First Round Clovis 20, Sandia 14 La Cueva 17, Carlsbad 7 Rio Rancho 56, Alamogordo 34   Class 4A First Round Farmington 34, St. Pius 20 Los Lunas 55, Los Alamos 0 Moriarty 42, Deming 20