• UNM Howl slated for Friday
    The University of New Mexico men’s and women’s basketball teams will host their first public event of the 2011-12 preseason Friday night at The Pit. The UNM teams will take part in the annual Lobo Howl. The Lobo Howl starts at 7 p.m. at The Pit in Albuquerque. The event is free. to the public Gates open at 6 p.m. at The Pit. Seating is general admission. At 7 p.m., the Lobo women will be introduced by new head coach Yvonne Sanchez and the team will hold an intrasquad scrimmage. The women’s team will also host a shooting contest and other events. The Lobo men will be introduced at 8 p.m. by coach Steve Alford and will have an intrasquad scrimmage and a slam dunk exhibition.
  • Lobo men’s hoops picked to win crown
    DENVER — The University of New Mexico picked up a host of honors as the Mountain West announced its annual preseason polls and all-conference teams, and the Lobos were at the head of the list.   The Lobos picked up 22 of 26 first place votes as UNM was predicted to win the 2011-12 Mountain West title. In addition, Wooden Award candidate Drew Gordon was named Preseason Player of the Year, while highly-touted Australian import Hugh Greenwood was selected as Freshman of the Year. Gordon and sophomore guard Kendall Williams were both named to the five-man preseason All-Mountain West team.
  • Lobo women's hoops finishes 4th in preseason poll
    DENVER, Colo. — The University of New Mexico Lobos were tabbed fourth in the Mountain West Conference women’s basketball preseason poll. The Mountain West announced its 2011-12 preseason women’s basketball poll and all-conference team Tuesday at its Basketball Media Day held at The Mtn. Studios in Denver, Colo. The voting panel consisted of the league’s eight head coaches and select women’s basketball media. New Mexico garnered 74 points in voting to nab the No. 4  spot, and junior Sara Halasz earned a spot on the 2011  Preseason All-Conference team. The Lobos finished behind third-place Colorado State (106 points), second place San Diego State (127 poins) and the preseason favorite Horned Frogs of TCU.
  • Fishing Report 10-07-11
    Anglers! Got a fish tale to tell, or some photographic evidence to back it up? Then let the Los Alamos Monitor know! Submit your fish stories and photos to lasports@lamonitor.com. Then check out lamonitor.com and see if you made the trophy board! Northwest Animas River: The flow is 121 cfs. The river continues to fish fair to good for trout using various bead-headed nymphs, spinners and worms.
  • ’Topper volleyball stays at No. 3 in 4A
    Here are this week’s Class 4A football and volleyball coaches’ polls. Polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses. Class 4A Football     Team     Total pts.    Previous 1. Goddard (13)    139    1 2. Aztec (1)          120    2 3. Valencia           101    3 4. Artesia               98    4
  • LA girls are unanimous pick for state’s No. 1
    Here are this week’s Class 4A boys and girls soccer coaches’ polls. Weekly soccer polls are conducted by NMSoccer.com. First-place votes are in parentheses. Class 4A Girls     Team     Total pts.    Previous 1. Los Alamos (6)    60    1 2. St. Pius X            52    2 3. Farmington          42    4 4. Aztec                  38    5
  • Lobos come out flat as Aggies win 3-1
    LAS CRUCES — For sure, you have to give the Aggie their dues. After all, New Mexico State beat the Lobos three games out of four and used solid net work to grab a 3-1 win over New Mexico Tuesday night in the Pan American Center. But Lobo Coach Jeff Nelson also blamed another team for UNM’s loss to Aggies. He blamed the Lobos. “We came out with no intensity, really flat,” said Nelson of the 25-22, 25-18, 22-25, 25-17 loss to the Aggies in front of a crowd of 1,669. “They’re just not bringing it. They (the Aggies) outworked us. I think they wanted it a lot more than we did.”
  • State Notes 10-04-11
    Lobo men’s hoops tickets go on sale Wednesday ALBUQUERQUE – The University of New Mexico will put 2011-12 men’s basketball season tickets on sale at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Tickets will go on sale at the Lobos’ ticket office, located at The Pit in Albuquerque. Tickets may also be purchased online at golobos.com or by calling the ticket office at 505-925-5858. The Lobos, who have won at least 22 games in each of head coach Steve Alford’s first four years at the school, are returning senior Drew Gordon and last year’s Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year Kendall Williams.
  • Roundup: Friday's Prep Football Scores From Around the State
      PREP FOOTBALL Alamogordo 50, Hobbs 21 Animas 8, Carrizozo 0 Bernalillo 31, Piedra Vista 28 Bloomfield 44, Capital 13 Carlsbad 55, Albuquerque High 0 Clovis Christian 55, Vaughn 0 Crownpoint 44, Zuni 43 Deming 51, Cobre 0 Dulce 32, McCurdy 18 Eunice 60, Tucumcari 30 Gallup 27, Kirtland Central 21, OT Gateway Christian 52, Menaul 0 Goddard 29, Clovis 28 Hot Springs 39, Mesilla Valley Christian 35 Laguna-Acoma 55, Cuba 0 Las Cruces 24, Artesia 20
  • Fishing Report 09-30-11
    Northwest   Animas River: The flow is 175 cfs. The river continues to fish fair to good for trout using various bead-headed nymphs, spinners and worms.