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  • Kirk has 16 points, 12 boards for Lobos
    Alex Kirk was one of four University of New Mexico Lobo men’s basketball players in double-figures as the Lobos crushed Alabama A & M in their season opener. Kirk, the former Los Alamos Hilltopper standout, had a double-double for the Lobos as they thumped Alabama A & M 88-52 at The Pit. Kirk finished with 16 points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds (5 offensive, 7 defensive) in the rout. The game was the first official game – the Lobos won both their exhibition games last week – under new head coach Craig ‘Noodles’ Neal, who was named the Lobos coach shortly after the departure of Steve Alford in March. “Yeah, I was nervous again,” Neal said after the game. “This one counted. But really proud of our guys. That’s the way I envisioned our guys playing. I thought our veteran guys really led our younger guys in the sense that that’s probably one of the best starts we’ve had here in a long time. The veterans came out, imposed their will on them and I thought they really, really did everything I asked them to do from a defensive standpoint.” UNM (1-0) led 45-26 at the half and didn’t let up much in the second half to win the contest going away. UNM never trailed in the ballgame.
  • Friday night lights: Prep football scores
    PREP FOOTBALL Albuquerque Academy 49, Socorro 13 Artesia 53, Del Norte 22 Aztec 32, Kirtland Central 20 Belen 47, Grants 22 Centennial High School 28, Deming 14 Cibola 38, Volcano Vista 28 Clayton 50, Texico 0 Clovis 66, Carlsbad 39 Dexter 54, NMMI 28 Farmington 21, Piedra Vista 6 Goddard 35, Roswell 0 Hatch Valley 57, Cobre 21 Laguna-Acoma 66, Ramah 0 Lordsburg 47, Mesilla Valley Christian 7 Los Lunas 49, Valencia 21 Mayfield 28, Las Cruces 20 Miyamura 39, Gallup 30 Moriarty 19, St. Pius 0 Navajo Prep 77, Dulce 0 Ruidoso 42, Lovington 0 Sandia 35, La Cueva 7 Santa Fe 46, Capital 22 Santa Rosa 52, Tucumcari 0 Silver 47, Hot Springs 7 Taos 40, Raton 19 Zuni 50, Crownpoint 44 Class 1A Quarterfinal Capitan 22, Fort Sumner 8 Jal 49, Magdalena 8
  • NMAA selling postseason tickets
    Tickets are on sale online for the upcoming state tournament events. The New Mexico Activities Association postseason events will resume Thursday with boys and girls soccer. Saturday, the state cross country meet will be at Rio Rancho High School starting at 9:15 a.m. Tickets may be purchased at nmaa.ticketleap. com. Also, those who wish to purchase tickets at the event sites must pay in cash. No credit cards will be accepted at any postseason events.
  • Prep football scores from Friday games
    PREP FOOTBALL Bloomfield 53, Wingate 0 Capitan 56, Magdalena 8 Carlsbad 35, Hobbs 21 Carrizozo 78, Alamo-Navajo 0 Cibola 28, Rio Rancho 27 Clayton 54, Tucumcari 0 Cleveland 38, Volcano Vista 14 Deming 42, Santa Teresa 0 Dexter 27, Eunice 0 Estancia 50, Texico 20 Farmington 35, Kirtland Central 7 Foothill 57, Logan 42 Gateway Christian def. Mountainair, forfeit Goddard 28, Artesia 14 Grants 49, Gallup 28 Hatch Valley 61, Lordsburg 27 Jal 41, Fort Sumner 22 Las Cruces 55, Gadsden 6 Los Alamos 42, Capital 0 Los Lunas 49, Miyamura 6 Mayfield 59, Alamogordo 21 Melrose 44, Tatum 14 Navajo Prep 53, Navajo Pine 0 Piedra Vista 27, Aztec 21 Pojoaque 33, Raton 28 Portales 20, Lovington 17 Sandia 35, Eldorado 28 Silver 55, Socorro 0 Springer 72, Menaul 22 Taos 14, Robertson 13 Tohatchi 53, Crownpoint 0 Tularosa 52, Mesilla Valley Christian 14 Valencia 7, Belen 0
  • Friday's prep football scores roundup
    PREP FOOTBALL Artesia 41, Roswell 7 Atrisco Heritage 53, Albuquerque High 0 Belen 61, Miyamura 19 Bernalillo 49, Capital 7 Bloomfield 52, Thoreau 0 Carrizozo 67, Mountainair 16 Centennial High School 42, Santa Teresa 0 Cobre 59, Mesilla Valley Christian 6 Deming 47, Chaparral 7 Escalante 50, Questa 0 Farmington 37, Aztec 0 Gadsden 27, Alamogordo 7 Gateway Christian 64, Tatum 40 Hagerman 52, Fort Sumner 0 Hobbs 30, Clovis 28 Hondo 68, Animas 20 Hope Christian 38, Lovington 27 Hot Springs 28, Socorro 20 La Cueva 31, Eldorado 28 Logan 54, Springer 0 Los Alamos 46, Espanola Valley 0 Los Lunas 51, Gallup 0 Mayfield 33, Onate 10 Moriarty 52, Santa Fe 8 Piedra Vista 26, Kirtland Central 0 Pojoaque 54, West Las Vegas 12 Reserve 63, NMSD 13 Rio Rancho 28, Volcano Vista 6 Robertson 40, Raton 13 Ruidoso 42, Portales 27 Santa Rosa 34, Clayton 16 Shiprock 50, Wingate 8 Tohatchi 52, Ramah 0 Tularosa 27, Lordsburg 18
  • NM prep football roundup: Friday scores
    PREP FOOTBALL Animas 73, NMSD 20 Atrisco Heritage 23, Rio Grande 0 Capital 49, Espanola Valley 0 Carlsbad 16, La Cueva 0 Centennial High School 21, Ruidoso 20 Cleveland 52, Hobbs 12 Clovis 42, Sandia 24 Cobre 41, Lordsburg 27 Deming 41, EP Cathedral, Texas 0 Dexter 40, Tornillo, Texas 2 Escalante 70, Shiprock 6 Fort Sumner 28, Melrose 7 Gadsden 27, Onate 20 Gateway Christian 58, Carrizozo 0 Goddard 55, Lovington 0 Hagerman 42, Jal 0 Hatch Valley 56, Tularosa 12 Hondo 49, Roy/Wagon Mound 0 Kirtland Central 25, Bloomfield 14 Laguna-Acoma 50, Crownpoint 0 Lake Arthur 62, San Jon 6 Las Cruces 50, Alamogordo 0 Los Lunas 49, Grants 12 Navajo Prep 50, Newcomb 0 Roswell 38, Portales 21 Santa Fe 28, Los Alamos 9 Santa Rosa 27, Estancia 0 Silver 42, Santa Teresa 7 Taos 45, West Las Vegas 0 Texico 21, Tucumcari 20 Valencia 46, Miyamura 20 West Mesa 66, Highland 28
  • Bull elk licenses to go on sale
    SANTA FE – A total of 275 trophy bull elk archery hunting licenses will go on sale Oct. 30 on a first-come, first-served basis on the Department of Game and Fish website, wildlife.state.nm.us. The sale will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 30 and will be open only to New Mexico residents for the first 24 hours. After that, any remaining licenses will be available to nonresidents. Only hunters who do not hold a 2013-2014 elk license are eligible to purchase the late-season licenses. The bag limit for the late-season hunts is one bull elk with antlers that have at least six points on one side. Game and Fish strongly advises hunters to obtain an online customer account or review their existing account, user name and password before the sale. Available licenses include: • Archery hunts, trophy bull elk (six-point antlers or more on one side): • Unit 12: Nov. 16-20, 25 licenses. • Unit 34: Dec. 14-18, 200 licenses. • Unit 37: Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 50 licenses. Game and Fish also makes licenses available as biologists continue to assess annual population and harvest information, regional herd management objectives and additional harvest needs.  
  • Lobos holding softball camp in Farmington
    The University of New Mexico Lobo softball program will host a youth camp in Farmington for players in grades 7-12. There will be pitching, defensive fundamdentals and offensive fundamentals taught at the camp, scheduled for Nov. 2. For more informaiton, call 505-925-5812.
  • Utag defense will be a test for Lobos
    For a change, the spotlight on the University of New Mexico Lobo football team’s opponent doesn’t shine down on a quarterback. It shifts to the defense.  It beams down on Jake Doughty and Zach Vigil, a tenacious duo of headhunting Utah State linebackers, who defend their turf like a junkyard dog guarding a bone. These Utah State Aggies — or Utags, as the Aggies are better known — do not like running backs. They do not like quarterbacks.  They do not like giving up first downs. Doughty had 19 tackles against Boise State. Vigil had 12 tackles. The Lobos and Utags meet at University Stadium Saturday. The two linebackers will be looking to greet Lobos at the line of scrimmage and they are good at seeking out their targets. Doughty, a senior, is No. 5 in the nation with 11.9 tackles per game.  Vigil, a junior, is No. 25 with 9.7 per game. They are at the heart of a Utag defense that is ranked No. 1 in the Mountain West and No. 31 in the nation, 29th against the run, holding opponents to 129.1 yards on the ground and 351.6 total yards.
  • Aggies are tops in preseason polls
    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The New Mexico State University men’s basketball team was voted to win the Western Athletic Conference title in both the WAC Coaches’ Preseason poll and the media poll. NMSU received eight of the nine first-place votes in the coaches’ poll and all 24 first-place votes in the media poll.  According to the voting done by the leagues’ coaches, Seattle University is picked to finish second, Bakersfield third with Idaho and Utah Valley tying for fourth.  “Anytime we get selected at the top it creates a challenge to try to defend the target that is on our back,” said head coach Marvin Menzies.  “We have to be able to use this for motivation and at the same time we need to make sure we have our humility intact.” Also for the Aggies, junior guard Daniel Mullings was selected as the Preseason Player of the Year in both polls. Mullings finished the 2012-13 season as a second team All-WAC honoree while posting 13.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game.