Today's Sports

  • Sports Update 12-20-11

    Coed volleyball league starting at YMCA

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is currently accepting registrations for its adult coed volleyball league.
    League matches are played on a men’s height net (7 feet, 11 inches). Recreation and competitive divisions are planned, but at least four competitive teams are needed.
    Play will be Sundays at the YMCA gym starting at 11 a.m. The season is scheduled from Jan. 22-March 25 and ends in a tournament.
    For more information, call the YMCA at 662-3100 or visit www.laymca.org.

    LA girls take third at Albuquerque swim meet

  • Ski Report 12-20-11

    Angel Fire

    40-inch base of powder. 12 inches of new snow reported. 56 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest

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


    37-inch base of powder. 17 inches of new snow reported. 33 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Red River

    32-inch base of powder. 3 inches of new snow reported. 51 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

    47-inch base of powder. 11 inches of new snow reported. 35 trails and 4 lifts open.


    28-inch base of packed powder. 1-1/2 inches of new snow reported. 27 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

  • On Ice

    Tyler Thorn of Los Alamos tries to put a move on an Eldorado defender Friday night at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink.

  • Boys hoops topped by Taos, 53-46

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team fell to the Taos Tigers Saturday night on the road.
    Taos, a former District 2-4A opponent of the Hilltoppers, knocked off the Hilltoppers 53-46. Taos went on a 7-0 run in the third quarter behind Max Suazo to take a lead it would never relinquish.
    Suazo finished with a game-high 22 points. For Los Alamos, Nick Baker had 19 points.
    The Hilltoppers (3-6) have now lost three of four contests heading into the Poe Corn Tournament which starts Dec. 28.

  • LA grappling team takes eighth...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team finished eighth in the 17-team Piedra Vista Invitational tournament Saturday.
    Los Alamos earned another solid finish with Saturday’s performance in a high-level tournament which featured tough teams from the Four Corners area. The duals tournament featured the likes of Cleveland, Aztec, Bayfield, Colo. and the host Panthers.
    “This tournament was actually a little bit harder than Rio Rancho,” Los Alamos head coach Bob Geyer said, talking about the Southwest Duals Los Alamos participated in earlier this month. “There were some really tough matches.”

  • ´Toppers split with Panthers,...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team came out of the weekend with a split against its District 1-4A opponents.
    The rubber match against District 1 will be Wednesday against the No. 1-ranked team in the state.
    It’s become something of a tradition for the Hilltoppers to take on District 1 schools — which are in the Farmington area — right before winter break and such is the case this year. The Hilltoppers fell to the Piedra Vista Panthers at Griffith Gymnasium Friday night, but were able to bounce back Saturday against the Aztec Tigers.
    Los Alamos struggled in both contests, however, but was able to move the ball inside effectively against Aztec and set itself up with easy shots to take a 57-29 victory at home.

  • Fishing Report 12-18-11


    Animas River: The flow is 240 cfs. No report due to weather.
    Chama River: No read on flow due to ice on the upper stretches. Below El Vado Lake, the flow is 382 cfs and the flow below Abiquiu Lake is 388 cfs. The Chama below El Vado Dam has the most consistent good fishing on the Chama. The stretch downstream of the village of Chama into El Vado reservoir is slowing down. The release out of El Vado is murky but fishable. The stretch below Abiquiu Dam is fishing good and the water clarity is getting better.

  • Hilltopper LB Knapp is North All...

    David Knapp received the highest postseason honors for 2011, culminating in an invitation to this summer’s All-Star Game.
    Knapp, the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team’s top defensive performer in the 2011 regular season, was named to the North Class 4A-5A All-Star team. The All-Star selections were released Thursday by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.
    At the game, scheduled for Aug. 1 at Milne Stadium in Albuquerque, Knapp will be accompanied by two other District 2-4A representatives, safety Josh Roybal of Santa Fe and Ken Noel, head coach of Bernalillo. Former Santa Fe quarterback Jason Fitzpatrick, who transferred to Rio Rancho, also made the North roster.

  • Ski Report 12-16-11

    Angel Fire

    31-inch base of powder. No new snow reported. 35 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest

    24-inch base of packed powder. All trails open.


    21-inch base of machine-groomed snow. 1 inch of new snow reported. Will open Saturday.

    Red River

    32-inch base of powder. No new snow reported. 41 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

    34-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 35 trails and 4 lifts open.


    29-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 21 trails and 4 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

  • Wyoming looking for second NM...

    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming completed the majority of its game preparations before traveling to Albuquerque on Wednesday for the New Mexico Bowl, where the Cowboys will face Temple, coach Dave Christensen said.
    “We’re focused in and ready to go,” Christensen said, adding that he was pleased with the four practices held in Laramie since last week.
    The New Mexico Bowl is noon Saturday at University Stadium. It’s Wyoming’s second New Mexico Bowl appearance in three years. The Cowboys beat Fresno State 35-28 in double OT  in 2009.
    Both teams enter with 8-4 records, and Wyoming is looking for its first nine-win season since 1996.