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Today's Sports

  • Giants beat Patriots 21-17 to...

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Take that, Brady. You too, Peyton.

    Eli Manning is the big man in the NFL after one-upping Tom Brady and leading the New York Giants to a 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots in Sunday's Super Bowl — in older brother Peyton's house, at that.

    Just as Manning did four years ago when the Giants ruined New England's perfect season, he guided them 88 yards to the decisive touchdown, which the Patriots didn't contest as Ahmad Bradshaw ran 6 yards with 57 seconds left.

    Patriots coach Bill Belichick reasoned the Giants would run the clock down and kick a short field goal, so he gambled by allowing the six points.

    The gamble failed.

  • Rodgers Wins AP MVP at 'NFL...

    'NFL Honors,' a primetime special on NBC, presented the AP's NFL awards in Indianapolis Saturday night. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers took home the 2011 Associated Press Most Valuable Player award.

  • Sports Schedule Feb. 6-11

    Tuesday

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

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

    Thursday
    Boys basketball: LAMS at St. Michael’s, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Friday
    Tennis: Los Alamos at El Paso Americas Invite, boys and girls, TBA.

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

    Diving: District 1 Meet, 5 p.m.

    Saturday

    Tennis: Los Alamos at El Paso Americas Invite, boys and girls, TBA.

  • Front four for Giants could play...

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Defense for the New York Giants starts with the front four.
    Stopping the run and forcing the opposition into passing situations will let loose possibly the best group of pass rushers in the NFL. It was the formula the Giants used in 2008 in pounding Tom Brady and stunning the previously unbeaten New England Patriots in the Super Bowl — and the game plan hasn’t changed for next weekend’s title game rematch in Indianapolis.
    The Giants (12-7) want Brady on edge every time he passes. Throw a ball. Expect to be hit. Even the threat of being hit might be enough to influence a play. And that just might be the difference.

  • Spartans outgun LA in second...

    In what was probably the biggest game of its season to date, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team had a chance to reverse its fortunes in a hurry Saturday night.
    Los Alamos could’ve made a big splash in the District 2-4A standings if it could’ve pulled off an upset against the Bernalillo Spartans. Los Alamos’ upset prospects looked good after the first half at Griffith Gymnasium Saturday, taking a 30-26 lead into the locker room, but the Spartans bounced back in a big way in the third quarter.
    The Spartans outscored the Hilltoppers 20-8 in the third quarter and survived a comeback attempt in the fourth quarter to take a 67-59 decision.

  • ´Toppers take first place at...

    If the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team was in need of momentum heading into the District 2-4A tournament this week, it found some on Saturday.
    Los Alamos hosted its annual Bryan Sanchez Memorial Invitational Saturday, the final event of its regular season. In the tournament, Los Alamos’ top squad finished with 163 points to pick up the team victory, outdistancing the Valencia Jaguars, who finished with 139 points.
    At the tournament, Los Alamos’ grapplers earned four top weight-class finishes. Cory Geyer was the big winner at 152 pounds, Brian Geyer won at 170 pound, Jonathan Schueler won a two-man battle at heavyweight and Arnoldo Ortiz picked up a win in the closest-contested weight class of the day, 182 pounds.

  • Sights and Sounds: Football Fans...

    As the Super Bowl approaches, fans of the Giants and Patriots are pouring into Indianapolis.

  • Renegades Come to LA

    The New Mexico Renegades hockey team held a practice session Thursday morning at Los Alamos County Ice Rink in anticipation of its game Saturday. The Renegades will take on the Cheyenne Stampede Saturday at the rink. 

  • Sports Update 02-03-12

    Atomic City shuttles to run during Saturday’s hockey game

    Atomic City Transit will provide shuttle service to and from the Los Alamos County Ice Rink Saturday for the New Mexico Renegades-Cheyenne Stampede Junior ‘A’ hockey game.
    The game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
    The shuttles, which will run from 5-7 p.m., are being used to alleviate parking issues at the rink. Shuttles can be picked up at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center parking lot.

    Jr. Toppers clinics set for Saturday

  • Ski Report 02-03-12

    Angel Fire
    39-inch base of packed powder. 4 inches of new snow reported. 63 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    36-inch base of packed powder. 6 inches of new snow reported. 35 trails open.

    Pajarito
    41-inch base. 3 inches of new snow reported. 33 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Red River
    No snow report. 54 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak
    40-inch base of powder. 2 inches of new snow reported. 34 trails and 4 lifts open.

    Sipapu
    36-inch base of packed powder. 3 inches of new snow reported. 37 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache
    35-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 54 trails and 9 lifts open.