Today's Sports

  • State Notes 12-15-11

    Aggies open their homestand with win over Western

    LAS CRUCES — The New Mexico State University men’s basketball team opened a five-game home stand with a 92-65 win over Western New Mexico Wednesday night.
    The Aggies (6-4), who had dropped four of five contests heading into their game against Division-II Western, put four players in double figures. Senior guard Hernst Laroche and senior forward Wendell McKines paced NMSU with 18 points each.
    Laroche not only had a season-high scoring performance but also a season-best five steals.

  • Storms give Pajarito a push to...

    Ski season is finally here, and for skiers and for Pajarito Mountain alike, it comes just in time.
    Pajarito will open for the season Saturday, thanks to a pair of snowstorms that dropped more than a foot of snow Monday and Tuesday.
    There is still plenty of work to do, said Pajarito general manager Tom Long, prior to the opening, set for 9 a.m.
    “We’re still grooming the mountain,” Long said. “We’re getting the mountain dressed up, we’re getting the ramps for the unloading areas on the lifts. We’re putting up signs for the patrol area…just getting all that ready for Saturday.”

  • Sports Update 12-15-11

    Volleyball league starting up

    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 is scheduled for Sundays at the YMCA gym starting at 11 a.m.
    The season is scheduled from Jan. 22-March 25 and ends in a tournament.
    Price for participation is $180 per team for YMCA members, $210 for nonmembers. There is a maximum of 10 players per team.
    For more information, call the YMCA at 662-3100 or visit www.laymca.org.

  • LA girls, boys shut out of hoops...

    Here are this week’s Class 4A boys and girls basketball coaches’ polls. Weekly polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Class 4A Girls

        Team     Total pts.    Previous

    1. Kirtland Central (4)  104    1
    2. Grants (3)               102    3
    3. Gallup (4)                 95    2
    4. Roswell (1)               86    4

  • VIDEO: Wheldon Suffered '...

    IndyCar said Thursday that driver Dan Wheldon was killed when his head hit a post in the fencing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, contact that created a 'non-survivable injury' to the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner.

  • Pajarito to open Saturday

    Pajarito Ski Area has announced a Saturday opening date for the season.
    Pajarito will get going at 9 a.m. Saturday. The ski area is projecting 30 trails to be open and three lifts — Aspen, Mother and Beginner — to be operating.
    The ski area received 13-1/2 inches of snow in the past two days and is reporting a 20-inch base, which helped expedite the opening
    For more information, call 662-5725 or visit skipajarito.com.

  • Ski Report 12-14-11

    Angel Fire
    34-inch base of powder. Scheduled to open Thursday.

    Enchanted Forest
    24-inch base of packed powder. 12 inches of new snow reported. All trails open.

    Red River
    32-inch base of powder. 7 inches of new snow reported. Will reopen Friday.

    Sandia Peak
    34-inch base of packed powder. 35 trails and 4 lifts open.

    29-inch base of powder. 16 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Ski Santa Fe
    38-inch base of packed powder. 28 trails and 4 lifts open.


    45-inch base of powder. 9 inches of new snow reported. Will reopen Thursday.

    Valles Caldera

  • Lucero, Aztec top All-State 4A...

    Aztec’s Adam Lucero was named the top quarterback of Class 4A for 2011.
    Lucero was among six players from the 4A champion Aztec Tiger team that was named first team All-State. The All-State teams were announced Tuesday by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.
    No one from the Los Alamos Hilltoppers was selected for either the first or second teams this season.
    Lucero led Aztec to its first-ever football title, with the Tigers upsetting the Goddard Rockets in the championship game.
    Aztec, Goddard and Valencia, which were among the top teams in the state most of the season, dominated the first team selections. No player from District 2-4A was picked for All-State honors this season.

  • LA picks up 3 All-State honors...

    A trio of Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball players earned All-State second team honors for the 2011 season.
    The 2011 All-Class 4A teams were announced Monday by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.
    Senior Chase Ealey and a pair of juniors, Danielle Ortiz and Savanah Romero, were selected for the second team All-Class 4A. Ealey was chosen as an outside hitter, Romero as a setter and Ortiz as a libero.
    There was not a separate category this year for defensive specialist.
    Los Alamos finished the season going 19-4 and advanced to the state Class 4A semifinals before once again falling to St. Pius X.
    Artesia, the state 4A champion this season, led all teams with four first-team nods. St. Pius earned three first-team slots.

  • Slap Shot

    Hilltopper Joe Roback gets off a shot-on-goal  at the end of the second period Friday night. Los Alamos’ hockey team made its home debut Friday against the Cibola Cougars but fell 6-0 at the county ice rink. Los Alamos will host Eldorado Friday night.