• Fishing Report 10-14-12
    Northwest Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using tubes, worms, senkos and crank baits for smallmouth bass. A few walleye were taken by anglers using spinner nightcrawler combinations. We had no reports on other species. Animas River: As of Monday morning flow near Aztec was 64 cfs. We had no reports from anglers. Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, large swim baits and spinners for tiger musky. We had no reports on other species. Canjilon Lakes: Trout fishing was slow but there were a few fish taken by anglers using spinners, Power Bait and salmon eggs. Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 300 cfs and 257 cfs respectively. The flow below El Vado is expected to be down to 50 cfs by the end of the week. Fishing below El Vado was very good using nightcrawlers, Power Bait, copper John Barrs, wooly buggers, spinners and salmon eggs for a mix of brown and rainbow trout. Trout fishing below Abiquiu was fair to good using wooly buggers, nightcrawlers and Power Bait. A section of the river from El Vado Lake to the west boundary of the Rio Chama Wildlife and Fishing Area opened to salmon snagging Oct. 1 but we had no reports from anglers working this area.
  • UNM falls to Falcons again, 2-1
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The ninth-ranked University of New Mexico Lobos men’s soccer team lost at the hands of Air Force (6-6-1) for the second time in a week by the score of 2-1 Friday night. Air Force’s Caleb Downey scored the game-winner in the 75th minute for the Falcons. Downey also tallied the game-winner for Air Force in their overtime win at the UNM  Soccer Complex one week ago. The loss marks the first time New Mexico has lost to Air Force twice in a season since 2001. The Lobos suffered their third loss of the season and currently have a record of 9-3-0 (2-2-0 MPSF). They held the advantage in shots (16-11) and corner kicks (7-4) for the match, but it wouldn’t be enough to overcome the Falcons. The Lobos were out-shot by their opponent (6-5) in the first half for the first time since UNM’s double overtime win over UC Irvine Sept. 16. Of  New Mexico’s five shots, only Matthew Gibbon’s attempt in the ninth minute was on goal. New Mexico will look to bounce back in their second road match of the weekend. The Lobos will travel to Denver University to face the Pioneers this afternoon. UNM conceded the match’s first goal in the fifth minute on a 30-yard shot from Kevin Durr.
  • LA among winners in Friday prep football games
      PREP FOOTBALL Artesia 55, Clovis 48 Aztec 46, St. Pius 27 Capitan 47, Loving 0 Carrizozo 46, Melrose 22 Centennial High School 41, Hot Springs 20 Deming 29, Alamogordo 28 EP Cathedral, Texas 49, Chaparral 6 Escalante 35, Fort Sumner 20 Farmington 35, Bloomfield 12 Goddard 20, Carlsbad 17 Grants 36, Miyamura 18 Hagerman 48, Cloudcroft 12 Kirtland Central 49, Capital 0
  • Lobos rebound to top Denver in overtime
    ALBUQUERQUE — On the heels of the program’s first regular-season loss at home in nearly two years, the fifth-ranked were looking for an answer at home against Denver University (5-3-3). The Lobos had to wait 106 minutes Sunday afternoon before getting the game’s only goal from Devon Sandoval. Sandoval, a senior from Albuquerque, recorded his fourth game-winning goal of the season after capitalizing on a defensive miscue by the Denver back line. A Pioneer defender misplayed a long Michael Calderon ball, which bounced long off his chest to Sandoval, who buried it for his eighth goal of the season. “I felt it was a deserving win, and I thought we played really well,” said Lobo head coach Jeremy Fishbein. “Today was eerily similar to Friday in that we created a lot of great chances but didn’t put them in the net.” Sandoval’s goal in double overtime ended a contest that saw the Lobos miss out on several scoring opportunities. UNM out-shot Denver 18-11 and held an 11-4 advantage in corner kicks. After a slow-paced opening ten minutes of play, the Lobos began to threaten on deep attacking runs. On several occasions Lobo players elected to pass instead of shoot.
  • LA among winners in Saturday prep FB games
      PREP FOOTBALL Carlsbad JV 33, Jal 0 Cloudcroft 39, Tularosa JV 6 Hope Christian 21, Socorro 14 Los Alamos 29, Albuquerque Academy 25 Mayfield 34, Volcano Vista 24 Questa 54, Dulce 18
  • Prep FB scores from Friday games
      PREP FOOTBALL Alamogordo 34, Hobbs 14 Aztec 57, Del Norte 17 Capitan 54, NMMI 0 Carlsbad 59, Rio Grande 6 Carrizozo 52, Floyd 2 Centennial High School 30, Hatch Valley 23 Cleveland 49, Highland 6 Clint Mountain View, Texas 28, Chaparral 7 Cobre 41, Zuni 8 Deming 14, Silver 12 EP Cathedral, Texas 21, Santa Teresa 18 Escalante 42, Clayton 28
  • State Notes 10-04-12
    Lobos named MW runners of week
  • Prep FB scores from Friday games
      PREP FOOTBALL Artesia 44, Carlsbad 41 Belen 46, Los Alamos 15 Cibola 33, West Mesa 14 Clayton 52, Raton 47 Cobre 26, Hot Springs 22 Dexter 15, Portales 14 Dora 85, San Jon 32 EP Socorro, Texas 13, Alamogordo 0 Escalante 61, Crownpoint 6 Estancia 57, Thoreau 6 Farmington 21, Valencia 10 Gadsden 49, Chaparral 7
  • Breaking News: Marquez named new NMAA director
    Wednesday morning, the New Mexico Activities Association announced that Sally Marquez has been named its new executive director. Marquez had been an assistant director under Gary Tripp and has been with the NMAA since 2004. The NMAA is the governing body of most interscholastic high school and middle school sports in the state. See Thursday's Los Alamos Monitor for more information.
  • ENMU expects penalty
    PORTALES (AP) — Eastern New Mexico University's president says he expects the school to receive some form of punishment from the NCAA because of eligibility issues it discovered with many student-athletes. Steven Gamble tells the Portales News-Tribune that he expects the college's eligibility issues to be cleared up by mid-November. The issues were not the fault of students and the university reported them to the NCAA after problems were discovered. The problems range from lack of signatures on required forms to a lack of degree plans or needed credit-hours to play sports. The university has 11 affected sports. Only non-NCAA sanctioned rodeo teams are not affected. ENMU is reviewing all of its 408 current student-athlete files and notifying the NCAA of those where it discovers problems.