Today's Sports

  • Sports Update 12-01-11

    Hilltoppers drop third straight

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team was thumped by the St. Michael’s Horsemen Wedneday night.
    Los Alamos fell behind 20-0 right from the get-go and fell to St. Michael’s 54-22 at Perez-Shelley Gymnasium in Albuquerque.
    The loss was the third straight for Los Alamos followng its season-opening win last week. Los Alamos will play again Tuesday when it hosts Belen.

    Cheer clinic is Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper cheerleading team will hold a clinic Saturday.
    The clinic is for any interested youth in grades 1-8. It will be from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Pueblo Complex gymnasium.
    For more information, email lacheer@cybermesa.com.

  • ´Topper teams host meet at...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper swimming and diving teams will be at home for the first time of the 2011-12 season Friday and Saturday.
    Los Alamos will host 15 other teams for its December Invitational. The meet will be at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. Diving is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday and swimming will be at 10 a.m. Saturday.
    Along with Los Alamos, teams from Farmington, Santa Fe, Rio Rancho and as far away as Gallup and Socorro are expected.
    This is the Hilltoppers’ second scheduled meet of the season. They participated in the Barney Relays two weeks ago, taking third in both the boys and girls competition.

  • Amy Neal named 4A Player of the...

    Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer player Amy Neal was named the 2011 Class 4A Player of the Year by NMSoccer.com.
    Neal, the top-scoring player in 4A this season, was given the honor following the state playoffs. Neal led Los Alamos to a district title and a trip to the state playoff semifinals before the Hilltoppers were knocked out by eventual champion Albuquerque Academy.
    In 2011, Neal, a junior, finished with 33 goals, which led Class 4A and trailed only three other players in the entire state. She also had 19 assists – second in 4A behind only Academy’s MacKenzie Miller – to finish with 85 total points, 14 points better than Caroline Growney of Academy.

  • VIDEO: 'Tebow-mania'...

    Since being named starting quarterback of the Broncos, former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow has led Denver to a 5-1 record, despite completing less than 50-percent of his passes.

  • Hilltoppers dropped by Pintos

    What the Moriarty Pintos weren’t able to do in the first three quarters Tuesday night, they were able to do in the fourth.
    Moriarty knocked off the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team 53-45 Tuesday at Griffith Gymnasium, handing Los Alamos its second straight loss following up its season-opening win a week earlier.
    Los Alamos led 31-26 after three quarters, but Moriarty scored 27 points, controlling both the offensive and defensive glass in the final quarter, to pull out the victory. Los Alamos finished with one field goal in the fourth quarter.
    It was the first win of the season for the Pintos (1-3) who had dropped two straight games to Class 4A opponents before the come-from-behind win.

  • Tuesday's prep basketball...

    Boys basketball

    Albuquerque High 62, Sandia 47
    Bernalillo 77, Pojoaque 53
    Eldorado 67, Valley 63
    Hobbs 83, Midland, Texas 62
    Hope Christian 65, Highland 55
    La Cueva 50, Cibola 43
    Manzano 46, Los Lunas 28
    Pecos 52, Bosque School 43
    Piedra Vista 73, Miyamura 55
    Sandia Prep 55, Atrisco Heritage 41
    St. Pius 49, Gallup 29
    Volcano Vista 64, Del Norte 51
    West Mesa 64, Rio Grande 51

  • State Notes 11-30-11

    Aggies fall short at home against Wildcats

    The New Mexico State University men’s basketball team’s upset bid fell short Tuesday night against the Arizona Wildcats.
    NMSU forward Wendell McKines had a career night for the Aggies, but it wouldn’t be enough as the Aggies fell to the Wildcats, 83-76 Tuesday at the Pan Am Center in Las Cruces.
    Early in the contest, NMSU went up by eight points, but Arizona would come back to take a 44-40 lead at the half. NMSU would tie up the contest less than a minute into the second half and led briefly at 53-51, but Arizona (5-2) countered with a 21-9 run over nearly eight minutes to go up 72-62.

  • Ski Report 11-30-11

    Angel Fire

    16-inch base of variable conditions. No new snow reported. Scheduled to open Dec. 15.

    Enchanted Forest

    12-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 60 percent of trails open.


    Will open when conditions permit.

    Red River

    20-24 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. Will reopen Friday.

    Sandia Peak

    3-inch base. Opening scheduled for Dec. 17.


    16-20 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. Will reopen Saturday.

    Ski Apache

  • Santa Fe ski area to open...

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Ski Santa Fe opens its season this weekend.

    Ski Santa Fe says it will open it's Midland, Easy Street and Pine Flats Beginners Area on 18" of natural and man-made snow on Saturday. The Super Chief Quad Chairlift, Easy Street Beginner Chairlift and Pine Flats Conveyor Lift will be open. The Chipmunk Corner Children's Center and lift will also be open.

    All the ski area's ski school, rental and dining facilities will be open and lift tickets will be reduced due to the limited opening. Adult full day rates are $48. Half day tickets are $38.


  • VIDEO: Jags fire Coach Jack Del...

    The Jacksonville Jaguars fired coach Jack Del Rio on Tuesday after a 3-8 start, parting ways with the franchise's second coach during his ninth season.