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Today's Sports

  • Football: Belichick named Coach...

    DALLAS (AP) — Bill Belichick is closing in on Don Shula.
    The New England coach Bill Belichick won The Associated Press 2010 NFL Coach of the Year award on Wednesday, the third time Belichick has earned the honor. Belichick, who also won in 2003 and 2007, now trails only Don Shula, a four-time winner of the award.

  • Ski report 02-03-11

    Angel Fire
    39-42 inch base of powder and packed powder. 2 inches of new snow reported. 56 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    15-inch base of packed powder. 7 inches of new snow reported.

    Pajarito
    19-inch base of variable conditions. No new snow reported. Operations have been suspended pending more snowfall.

    Red River
    25-30 inch base of powder and machine-groomed snow. 6 inches of new snow reported. 35 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

  • Basketball: Top 10 boys, girls...

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

    Girls, Class 4A

        Team        Total pts.      Pvs.

    1. Roswell (9)        143    1
    2. Kirtland Cent. (6)    138    2

  • Sports update 02-02-11

    Hilltopper hockey’s senior night is Friday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team will host its senior night Friday at Los Alamos County Ice Rink.
    The senior night ceremony will include recognition of the team’s 12 seniors. The ceremony will begin 15 minutes before the game’s 8 p.m. start time.
    The team’s seniors include John Alison, Drew Betts, Tim Branch, Billy Cooper, Dillon Coyne, Graham Delano, Devin Grider, Chase Havemann, Niko Meneakis, Chris Owens, Kurt Schramm and Brett Snow.

    LA Little League meeting set for Feb. 9

  • Basketball: New Mexico high...

    Boys basketball
    Cleveland 75, Rio Rancho 53
    Goddard 70, Artesia 62
    Hobbs 74, Carlsbad 67
    Jal 54, Tatum 42
    Oñate 59, Mayfield 56
    Santa Teresa 68, Silver 27
    Gadsden vs. Alamogordo, ppd.
    Mescalero Apache vs. Capitan, ppd.
    Cloudcroft vs. Carrizozo, ppd.
    Manzano vs. Eldorado, ppd.
    Cibola vs. Volcano Vista, ppd.
    Sandia vs. La Cueva, ppd.

    Girls basketball
    Artesia 40, Goddard 22
    Hobbs 47, Carlsbad 44
    Kirtland Central 41, Piedra Vista 39, 2OT

  • Ski report 02-02-11

    Angel Fire
    39-42 inch base of powder. 15 inches of new snow reported. 55 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    15-inch base of packed powder. 7 inches of new snow reported.

    Pajarito
    19-inch base of variable conditions. 3 inches of new snow reported. Operations have been suspended pending more snowfall.

    Red River
    25-30 inch base of powder and machine-groomed snow. 6 inches of new snow reported. 35 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

  • Off to College

    Los Alamos’ Andy Thoma, seen here during the 2010 season, is one of three Hilltoppers scheduled to sign their National Letters of Intent to play college soccer today. Thoma is expected to sign with Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

  • Men's basketball: Alford...

    AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Steve Alford couldn’t help but feel a bit nostalgic after his team’s 75-61 win at Air Force Tuesday night.
    After all, he’d just become the 40th active Division I basketball coach to reach 400 career wins at the collegiate level.

  • Football: A Super Bowl shiver...

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — One Pittsburgh safety kept interrupting reporters' questions about the Super Bowl to complain it was too chilly. A Green Bay receiver bragged that the snow outside made the Packers "the home team."

    Even the player known as "The Freezer" said Texas was just too cold.

  • Hockey: Toppers win three...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team survived a tight contest at home Friday night, then took a couple of blowout victories Saturday.
    The three victories by the Hilltoppers this weekend, against St. Pius X, La Cueva and Cleveland, put the team back into second place in the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League standings, a half-game ahead of Albuquerque’s OutKast.
    Los Alamos topped St. Pius Friday at the county’s ice rink, 2-1, then thumped both La Cueva, 6-1, and Clevleland 6-0 to round out the weekend.