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Today's Sports

  • Basketball brackets due out this...

    This afternoon, the New Mexico Activities Association will release its 2011-2012 state boys and girls basketball brackets.
    The NMAA’s seeding and selection committee will meet today and will release its selections on the NMAA’s website, nmact.org, at 5 p.m.
    The playoffs are scheduled to begin with girls first round contests Friday night and boys first round contests Saturday.
    Both Los Alamos teams are on the bubble for getting into the playoffs. The Hilltopper boys finished third in the final District 2-4A standing, while the Hilltopper girls were third during the 2-4A regular season and finished fourth in the district tournament.

  • Former LA pitcher to throw for...

    A former Los Alamos Hilltopper standout pitcher is taking the first step toward what he’s hoping is a career in pro baseball.
    Scott Berkebile, a 2010 graduate of Los Alamos High School, has made it onto the roster of the Santa Fe Fuego, an expansion team in the Pecos League.
    During his prep career, Berkebile was one of the most effective closers in 4A. Following his prep career, he tried out for the University of New Mexico baseball team, earning a spot, but left school before playing with the team.
    Following that, Berkebile went to Phoenix hoping to further his baseball career when he heard about the Fuego’s tryout. Berkebile clocked 93 miles per hour on the radar gun during his tryout, which immediately cemented him a spot on the squad.

  • ´Toppers open season with tough...

    Say one thing about the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team: it’s not easing into the season.
    Limping into the season? Most definitely.
    The Hilltoppers opened their 2012 campaign Saturday at with a doubleheader against Piedra Vista, the two-time defending state champion, which is rumored to have perhaps the best team it has ever had this year. Immediately in Los Alamos’ future is Los Lunas, a potential top-five team, before it opens its home season March 3 against Moriarty.
    “I love it for us,” Los Alamos veteran manager Mike Gill said. “We may take our lumps, but it helps us get ready for district.”

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  • Fishing Report 02-24-12

    Northeast

    Charette Lakes: Closed for the season and will reopen next spring.
    Cimarron River: No read on flows due to ice. The Cimarron is unfishable until spring.
    Clayton Lake: Closed for the season and will reopen next spring.
    Conchas Lake: Fishing pressure has been slow due to cold temperatures and wind, but a few walleye have been caught.  
    Costilla Creek: No report due to ice.
    Coyote Creek: Closed for the season and will reopen next spring.
    Eagle Nest Lake: 15 to 19 inches of ice. Fishing is good for yellow perch and rainbows caught with Power Bait and jigs with worms. 

  • Mullings posts triple-double for...

    LAS CRUCES (AP) — Daniel Mullings had 28 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and five steals to lead six New Mexico State players scoring in double figures in a 115-73 victory against Hawaii on Thursday night.
    Mullings’ triple-double was the first for the Aggies (21-8, 8-3 WAC) since 1992 and third in school history. Wendell McKines scored 20 points, Hernst Laroche 16, Tyrone Watson and Bandja Sy 12 each and Tshilidzi Nephawe 10.
    New Mexico State’s point total was its highest since a 122-105 victory against Texas Tech on Dec. 27, 1996. The 42-point victory margin was its biggest in a league game since joining the WAC in 2005-06 and largest since a 104-62 win against Loyola Marymount on Dec. 28, 2008.

  • Ski Report 02-24-12

    Angel Fire

    51-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 77 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest

    40-inch base of packed powder. 35 trails open.

    Pajarito

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

    Red River

    50-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 57 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

    47-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 34 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Sipapu

    48-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 41 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

  • LA tripped up in semis by...

    BERNALILLO — Brandon Saiz had been one of the best players in District 2-4A over the course of the regular season.
    But Saiz, point guard of the Bernalillo Spartan basketball team, rolled his ankle last week and was unavailable for Thursday’s District 2-4A semifinal contest.
    Things seemed to have stacked up about as well as they could for the Los Alamos Hilltoppers, who had struggled to stop Saiz in two previous meetings between the teams. Additionally, the Hilltoppers were going into the semifinal off a big win against Española Valley.

  • Outdoor Notes 02-23-12

    Antelope illegally shot, left to rot

    ALBUQUERQUE – The Department of Game and Fish needs help finding the person or persons who illegally shot five antelope on Feb. 10 on the King Ranch close to the Zia Pueblo.
    The antelope, two headless bucks and three does were found shot with a centerfire rifle and left in a pile to rot.
    “It appears that someone cut the fence, drove onto the ranch, shot the antelope, and cut off the heads,” said Shawn Carrell, District Officer for the Albuquerque area. 
    There was no legal hunt occurring during this time, so the intent by the individual or individuals responsible for this crime is still under investigation.

  • Ski Report 02-23-12

    Angel Fire

    53-inch base of powder. No new snow reported. 77 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest

    40-inch base of packed powder. 3 inches of new snow reported. 35 trails open.

    Pajarito

    65-inch base of packed powder. Will reopen Friday.

    Red River

    50-inch base of powder. No new snow reported. 57 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

    48-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 34 trails and 4 lifts open.

    Sipapu

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

    Ski Apache