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  • On Schedule 2-15-15

    Tuesday

    Boys basketball: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Girls basketball: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Boys basketball: LAMS at West Las Vegas, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Thursday

    Boys basketball: LAMS at Española Middle School, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Friday

    Diving: State championship meet (Albuquerque Academy), girls preliminaries, 8:30 a.m.; boys preliminaries, immediately following girls.

    Swimming: State championship meet (Albuquerque Academy), preliminary heats, 3 p.m.

    Wrestling: State championship tournament (Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho), 9 a.m.

    Girls basketball: Del Norte at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Del Norte, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Saturday

    Diving: State championship meet (Albuquerque Academy), girls finals, 8:15 a.m.; boys finals, during swimming competition.

    Swimming: State championship meet (Albuquerque Academy), finals, 11:30 a.m.

    Wrestling: State championship tournament (Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho), 9 a.m.
     

  • Sundevils pound ’Toppers in big...

    ESPAÑOLA — Following a knock-down, drag-out fight in their first meeting, most expected the second meeting to be much the same.
    But virtually from the opening tip, Friday night’s big girls basketball game was all Española Valley.
    Española Valley jumped out to a 12-3 lead midway through the opening period and never looked back, as it cruised to a 60-44 victory over the Los Alamos Hilltoppers in a critical District 2-5A contest.
    For the Sundevils, barring two monumental upsets in their final two games of the 2-5A season, they will go on to clinch the regular season district title.
    Los Alamos had a shot going into Friday’s game to earn the lead in the 2-5A standings outright with a win at Edward Medina Gymnasium.
    But, even on a regular night, that gym is a tough place to win for a visiting team, but on Friday, one of the biggest crowds to ever show for a girls basketball game was on hand, most of them rooting for the hometown Sundevils.
    The crowd seemed to rattle Los Alamos (20-4 overall, 4-2 in 2-5A) early. Los Alamos turned over the ball 6 times in the first quarter and managed just one field goal through the first 3:51 of the ballgame.

  • NMSU gets back its WAC loss vs....

    The New Mexico State University Aggies held the Seattle U. Redhawks to just 4 second half field goals in a big win Thursday night in Las Cruces.
    The Aggies topped the Redhawks 73-47 at the Pan Am Center. That win bumped the Aggies up to 8-1 in Western Athletic Conference play and 16-10 overall. The Aggies have won six straight contests.
    Pascal Siakam finished with a career-high 24 points for NMSU, which avenged its only loss of the WAC season Thursday. NMSU’s only conference loss came Jan. 17 in Seattle.
    Currently, the Aggies have a two-game lead over Missouri-Kansas City and Grand Canyon University in the WAC standings. They play Grand Canyon’s Antelopes Feb. 21 in Phoenix.
    Tshilidzi Nephawe, who was named the WAC Player of the Week following big games last week, had 11 points and 6 boards and DK Eldridge also finished with 11 for NMSU.
    NMSU’s defense highlighted the win. Along with holding the Redhawks to just 12 total field goals, it also force 11 first half turnovers, turning into 10 Aggie points on the other end.

    Lobos look to snap streak

  • Fishing Report 2-13-15

    Northwest

  • LA hosting district tourney

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team will host Saturday’s District 2-5A individual qualifier.
    The Hilltoppers are hoping to bounce back from a disappointing showing at last weekend’s 2-5A team tournament, hosted by Del Norte. The Hilltoppers finished third in the tournament behind Capital and Del Norte’s Knights, breaking their streak of three consecutive 2-5A victories.
    The Knights and Hilltoppers were deadlocked in their head-to-heat match Saturday for the runner-up spot, but the Hilltoppers had to take a medical forfeit in the final bout and lost the dual by 6 points.
    Hilltopper head coach Bob Geyer said his team caught a few bad breaks along the way last weekend, breaks it couldn’t afford trying to upset Capital, which was the district title favorite this year from opening day.
    Saturday will be the only chance for wrestlers from the district to qualify for the state tournament, which is scheduled for next weekend in Rio Rancho.
    The top four finishers in the five-team district will advance to state, so Los Alamos should have an excellent chance to get its active roster to the state tournament intact.
    Los Alamos has had some big showings from its upper-weight wrestlers this season.

  • The Big One

    Los Alamos wing Ashlynn Trujillo, one of the top talents in Class 5A, and the rest of the Hilltoppers will be in Española tonight taking on the Española Valley Sundevils. Riding on tonight’s game is first place in the District 2-5A race.

  • Golf course to be open Saturday

    Los Alamos Golf Course announced today that, with the mild weather around Los Alamos County for the past few weeks, the course is in good enough shape to open.

    Play will begin Saturday. Tee times can be reserved for 10 a.m. that day.

    Donnie Torres, head pro at LAGC, said the course probably won't be open indefinitely but rather on a day-to-day basis depending on weather.

    The LAGC pro shop will be open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The practice range will close at 3:45 p.m. for the time being.

    For further information, call the pro shop at 662-8139.

  • Tarkanian dies at 84

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — He couldn’t stop fighting the NCAA any more than he could give up chewing towels courtside. Jerry Tarkanian built a basketball dynasty in the desert, but it was his decades-long battle with the NCAA that defined him far more than the wins and losses.
    The coach who won a national title at UNLV and made the school synonymous with basketball died Wednesday after several years of health issues. He was 84. Tarkanian put the run in the Runnin’ Rebels, taking them to four Final Fours and winning a national championship in 1990 with one of the most dominant college teams ever. His teams were as flamboyant as the city, with light shows and fireworks for pregame introductions and celebrities jockeying for position on the so-called Gucci Row courtside.
    He ended up beating the NCAA, too, collecting a $2.5 million settlement after suing the organization for trying to run him out of college basketball. But he was bitter to the end about the way the NCAA treated him while coaching.
    “They’ve been my tormentors my whole life,” Tarkanian said at his retirement news conference in 2002. “It will never stop.”

  • Swim teams finish season at home

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls swim teams both finished in the top two among competitors at the Year End Invitational last weekend in Albuquerque.
    Los Alamos’ girls finished as the runners-up at Saturday’s meet. Los Alamos earned 508 points, which placed it behind the Eldorado Eagles with 641 points.
    On the boys side, Los Alamos finished with 525 points, outdistancing Albuquerque, which had 435 points.
    The Hilltoppers will host the District 1 championship meet Friday and Saturday at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. The top swimmers in each event, regardless of finish time, will advance to the state championship meet the following week.
    Individually, Los Alamos’ boys won seven events.
    Michael Moore, who has not lost a race in individual competition this season, was the winner in both the 200-yard freestyle (1:44.91) and the 100 butterfly (53.26).
    The Hilltopper boys also won the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay, as well as taking second in the 200 freestyle relay. Other winners for the Hilltoppers included Alex Jaegers in both the 50 freestyle (23.25) and 100 freestyle (51.81) and Jake Hollis in the 100 breaststroke.

  • Ski Report 2-12-15

    Angel Fire

    40-inch base. 10 inches of new snow reported. 77 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Pajarito

    33-inch base, 9 inches of new snow reported. Will reopen Friday.

    Red River

    34-inch base. No new snow reported. 56 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

    27-inch base. 8 inches of new snow reported. 37 trails and 4 lifts open.

    Sipapu

    34-inch base. 2 inches of new snow reported. 40 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

    30-inch base. One-half inch of new snow reported. 52 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Ski Santa Fe

    40-inch base. 1 inch of new snow reported. 75 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Taos

    44-inch base. 4 inches of new snow reported. 83 trails and 13 lifts open.

    Angel Fire Nordic

    5-inch base. No new snow reported.

    Chama XC

    44-inch base. No new snow reported.

    Enchanted Forest

    20-inch base. No new snow reported. 33 trails open.

    Valles Caldera

    4-inch base. 2 inches of new snow reported. 4 trails open.