• 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  
  • LA will take on Moriarty, Gallup in pool play round
    It might be a good thing for the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team that clocks were turned back an hour this weekend. The Hilltoppers will have to play bright and early Thursday to start the Class 4A playoffs. Los Alamos and the rest of the Class 4A field will open the state tournament at 8 a.m. Thursday. The tournament is set for the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. As expected, the Hilltoppers earned the No. 3 overall seed in pool play. They are the top seed in Pool C, which also includes sixth-seeded Moriarty and 11th-seeded Gallup. Los Alamos will play Gallup at 8 a.m. Thursday in its first pool play contest, then, after Moriarty and Gallup face off, Los Alamos will take on Moriarty’s Pintos.
  • LA saddled with No. 12 seed, will play Los Lunas on Friday
    While it appeared in the final weeks of the regular season the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team made a case why it should not be the No. 12 seed in the state Class 4A tournament, the seeding and selection committee didn’t agree. Los Alamos picked up the 12th and final seed for the Class 4A playoffs, which get going this weekend with four games. Los Alamos will face fifth-seeded Los Lunas Friday night on the road. The Hilltoppers were relegated to the bottom of the 4A bracket, the same way the Bernalillo Spartans were a year earlier. While based on early season play, a No. 12 seed wasn’t unjustifiable for the Hilltoppers, the team pulled things together at the end of the season, considerably better than did the Spartans a year ago.
  • Friday's Prep Football Scores From Around the State
      PREP FOOTBALL Artesia 59, Roswell 7 Aztec 54, Bloomfield 14 Carlsbad 50, Hobbs 0 Goddard 48, Lovington 0 Grants 55, Belen 20 Hot Springs 48, Cobre 6 Kirtland Central 55, Farmington 0 Laguna-Acoma 43, Estancia 37 Mayfield 24, Las Cruces 21 Mayfield 24, Las Cruces 21 Miyamura 55, Gallup 19 Moriarty 51, Del Norte 0 Rio Grande 44, Albuquerque High 21 Ruidoso 33, Portales 19 Santa Fe 54, Capital 0 Silver 35, Socorro 7 St. Michael's 38, Raton 6 Tularosa 27, Lordsburg 0
  • UNM looks to move past hype
    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Two seasons ago, when New Mexico surged into the national spotlight behind coach Steve Alford and a gritty group of overachievers, it took many people by surprise. Now the Lobos are getting some preseason hype and Alford is relishing the opportunity to deliver on those projections when the regular season starts at home Nov. 11 against New Orleans. “There’s obviously some good expectations and when you look at us on paper, that’s kind of what we’ve told our guys,” he said. “Looking on paper, we look pretty good, but you have to go play the games and that’s what’s fun right now, trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together and get your team right at both ends of the floor.”
  • Fishing Report 10-28-11
    Northwest   Animas River: The flow is 270 cfs. The river is reported as good for trout using various bead-headed nymphs, spinners and worms. The river was stocked with 475 rainbow trout last week.