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  • NASCAR postpones Daytona 500 for...

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Daytona 500 has been postponed for the first time in its 54-year history.

    NASCAR postponed The Great American Race after heavy rain saturated Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.

    Officials spent more than four hours waiting for a window to dry the famed track, but it never came. And when the latest storm cell passed over the speedway, they had little choice but to call it a day and reschedule.

    The 500-mile race was rescheduled for noon Monday. It will be aired on Fox.

  • Big wreck at end of Daytona race

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Only six of 43 cars made it unscathed to the finish line of the Nationwide Series opener at Daytona International Speedway.

    James Buescher was not driving one of those clean cars.

    Still, he managed to dodge and weave his way through an 11-car accident on the last lap of Saturday's race, stealing the victory and setting the stage for what's expected to be a wild Daytona 500.

    Buescher joined unknown John King, winner of Friday night's Truck Series opener, as surprise winners this weekend at Daytona. Both came from nowhere to win crash-marred races. Elliott Sadler, runner-up to Buescher on Saturday, said Sunday's race will be much of the same.

  • Sports Update 02-26-12

    LALL registration is open

    Registration for the 2012 Los Alamos Little League baseball and softball seasons is now open.
    LALL registration will be open through March 30. Youth ages 4-16 who live within LALL’s boundaries are eligible to play.
    For more information or to register, go to www.eteamz.com/lall-baseball.

    Ice rink closes for year

    Los Alamos County announced last week that, due to deteriorating conditions, the ice rink is now closed.
    The tentative opening for 2012 is in November.
    For more information, call 662-8173.

    Run for Her Life returns March 18

  • On Schedule 02-26-12

    Tuesday

    Softball: Los Alamos at Belen, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Thursday

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Los Lunas, varsity, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

    Friday

    Softball: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista Invite, varsity, TBA.

    Boys basketball: LAMS 8th Grade Invite, TBA.

    Saturday

    Track and field: Los Alamos at Chili Quad, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Baseball: Moriarty at Los Alamos, varsity, JV, 3 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista Invite, varsity, TBA.

    Boys basketball: LAMS 8th Grade Invite, TBA.

     

  • 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.