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Today's Sports

  • Baseball: Effort to get team in...

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — An effort to put professional baseball in Clovis has struck out.

    The Clovis News Journal reports the independent Pecos League pulled its association with the Clovis Pioneers on Monday, replacing them with the Ruidoso Osos.

    League Commissioner Andrew Dunn says he doesn't see how organizers can make it work financially in Clovis.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers knock...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team picked up a big victory in its final outing before the start of the District 2AAAA season.
    On the road at Class 5A Manzano, Los Alamos broke open a tight ballgame in the second half, holding the Monarchs to just 10 second half points.
    A balanced scoring attack, with eight players getting into the action, propelled the Hilltoppers to a decisive 46-30 victory in Albuquerque.

  • Boys basketball: LA dropped by...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team hung around with the Class 5A Sandia Matadors for a little more than a quarter and a half, but the Matadors started to pull away late in the first half.
    The Matadors went on a 13-2 run in the final 3:28 of the second quarter to take control of the ballgame. The Matadors never looked back, earning a 55-29 victory Saturday at Griffith Gymnasium.
    Saturday’s game was the final one of the nondistrict season for the Hilltoppers, who open 2AAAA play Wednesday with the Bernalillo Spartans.

  • Schedule for Jan. 17-22

    Tuesday
    Girls basketball: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Boys basketball: Santa Fe Indian School at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

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

    Friday
    Diving: Los Alamos at Artesia Invite, 4 p.m.

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

    Saturday

  • Wrestling: LA picks up 8 wins at...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team had a rough outing at this weekend’s Joe Vivian Invitational, with only two wrestlers surviving day one of the two day tournament.
    Los Alamos took a good portion of its team down to the tournament in Albuquerque, but picked up just eight wins total, half of those by Desmond Fellers and three more by Cory Geyer.

  • Men's basketball: Lobos...

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Coach Steve Fisher is almost ready to say it: smooth-shooting point guard D.J. Gay is San Diego State’s best player.
    Gay scored a career-high 30 points, Kawhi Leonard had 19 points and 15 rebounds and No. 6 San Diego State beat New Mexico 87-77 on Saturday night to remain one of the nation’s four unbeaten teams.
    Fisher said he has maintained all season that Gay is arguably the team’s most important player.

  • Boys basketball: Buzzer-beater...

    It was a defensive struggle, to say the very least.
    Playing in its next-to-last game before the start of the District 2AAAA season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team held its opponent, Pojoaque, to a season-low 21 points.
    That was the good news. The bad news was the Hilltoppers could only manage a season-low 18 points.
    Lucas Salazar, Pojoaque’s slippery point guard, hit a fallaway, 25-foot 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded to give the Elks the victory in the offensively-punchless nondistrict contest Thursday at Griffith Gymnasium.

  • Basketball: Class 4A has new top...

    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 (5)        139    2
    2. Kirtland Central (8)  135    1
    3. Gallup (1)        125    3

  • Football: Predicting games ain...

    OK, so maybe my NFL playoff picks didn't go quite as well last week as they could've. Personally, I blame that "Yogi Bear" movie.

    How could anyone think it was a good idea to make a movie about Yogi Bear? He wasn't that funny 50 years ago and he certainly hasn't aged very well. How did anyone think they could score big bucks in theaters by resurrecting him now when almost no kid in the world has any emotional attachment to him?

  • Wrestling: Toppers win one of...

    No one can accuse the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team of resting on its laurels this month.
    The Hilltoppers hosted their second event of the a six-event slate Wednesday afternoon, entertaining Albuquerque Academy, Capital, Pecos and Rio Rancho at Auxiliary Gymnasium.
    Los Alamos won just one of the four duals contests Wednesday, its final dual against Pecos. Nevertheless, Los Alamos was feeling upbeat afterwards.