Today's Sports

  • Court Date

    Los Alamos’ Amber Logan looks to pass during the Hilltoppers’ Dec. 21 game against Kirtland Central while the Broncos’ Darla Woody defends. The Hilltoppers will be back in action tonight when they host the Class 5A Volcano Vista Hawks Game time is 7 p.m

  • Top 10 Topper contests of 2011

    Win or lose, the Los Alamos Hilltopper teams are usually fun to watch and 2011 was no exception.

    But the Hilltopper diamond squads made sure fans were paying attention. Los Alamos’ baseball and softball teams picked up a total of three nods on this year’s top sports contests.

  • Patriots, 49ers lead Pro Bowl...

    NEW YORK (AP) — The usual names — Tom Brady, Ray Lewis, Troy Polamalu, Tony Gonzalez — are headed for Hawaii, barring a trip to the Super Bowl.

    Joining them at the Pro Bowl will be the not quite so familiar, from Rob Gronkowski to Jimmy Graham, from Marshal Yanda to Earl Thomas.

  • College bowls 12-29-11

    College Football FBS Bowl Glance
    All times MST
    Saturday, Dec. 17
    New Mexico Bowl
    At Albuquerque
    Temple 37, Wyoming 15
    Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
    At Boise, Idaho
    Ohio 24, Utah State 23
    New Orleans Bowl
    Louisiana-Lafayette 32, San Diego State 30

    Tuesday, Dec. 20
    Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl
    At St. Petersburg, Fla.
    Marshall 20, FIU 10

    Wednesday, Dec. 21
    Poinsettia Bowl
    At San Diego
    TCU 31, La. Tech 24

    Thursday, Dec. 22
    MAACO Bowl
    At Las Vegas
    Boise State 56, Arizona State 24

    Saturday, Dec. 24
    Hawaii Bowl
    At Honolulu

  • UNM tops New Mexico State

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Drew Gordon had 23 points and 19 rebounds as New Mexico beat New Mexico State 89-67 on Wednesday night.
    Tony Snell scored 24 points, including 5 of 8 from 3-point range, and Kendall Williams added 12 points for the Lobos (11-2).
    Redshirt senior forward Wendell McKines recorded a game-high 25 points and 15 rebounds for his seventh double-double of the year and 34th of the career. Senior center Hamidu Rahman added a season-high 19 points.
    New Mexico, which went 12-for-24 from 3-point distance, used a 19-3 run for a 42-19 lead with 3:01 left in the half. New Mexico State went without a field goal for nearly 6 minutes during that stretch.

  • Family fun
  • Brees breaks passing record

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After Drew Brees broke an NFL passing record that stood for nearly three decades, his teammates called on him to make a speech in the Saints’ locker room.

    “This record isn’t about one person. There might be just one name that goes in ledger under the record, but it’s really about the team,” Brees told his teammates. 

  • Ski Report 12-30-11

    Angel Fire

    35-inch base of powder. no new snow reported. 67 trails and 7lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest

    36-inch base of powder. no new snow reported. 35 trails open.


    58-inch base of powder. no new snow reported. 33 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Red River

    40-inch base of powder. no new snow reported. 57 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

    59-inch base of powder. no new snow reported. 35 trails and 4 lifts open.


    29-inch base of packed powder. no new snow reported. 31 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

  • Lions, Pats Earn Playoff Berths

    The Lions are in the playoffs for the first time since 1999, after Saturday's win over the Chargers. The Patriots earned a first-round bye with a win. Cam Newton breaks Manning's rookie passing mark in Carolina's win over Tampa Bay.

  • Head Coach Pushed Turnaround

    First of a series

    There’s very little middle ground in the area of Los Alamos High School football. More years than not, the Hilltoppers are either among the top- or bottom-shelf teams in the state.

    The 2011 season started off shaky but would end up much more stable than most might have imagined early on in the season.

    In just his second year guiding the team, head coach Garett Williams led Los Alamos to a playoff berth. While Los Alamos’ date with Los Lunas in the postseason first round ended in a rout, the program got a much-needed shot in the arm.