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Today's Sports

  • Spartans outgun LA in second...

    In what was probably the biggest game of its season to date, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team had a chance to reverse its fortunes in a hurry Saturday night.
    Los Alamos could’ve made a big splash in the District 2-4A standings if it could’ve pulled off an upset against the Bernalillo Spartans. Los Alamos’ upset prospects looked good after the first half at Griffith Gymnasium Saturday, taking a 30-26 lead into the locker room, but the Spartans bounced back in a big way in the third quarter.
    The Spartans outscored the Hilltoppers 20-8 in the third quarter and survived a comeback attempt in the fourth quarter to take a 67-59 decision.

  • ´Toppers take first place at...

    If the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team was in need of momentum heading into the District 2-4A tournament this week, it found some on Saturday.
    Los Alamos hosted its annual Bryan Sanchez Memorial Invitational Saturday, the final event of its regular season. In the tournament, Los Alamos’ top squad finished with 163 points to pick up the team victory, outdistancing the Valencia Jaguars, who finished with 139 points.
    At the tournament, Los Alamos’ grapplers earned four top weight-class finishes. Cory Geyer was the big winner at 152 pounds, Brian Geyer won at 170 pound, Jonathan Schueler won a two-man battle at heavyweight and Arnoldo Ortiz picked up a win in the closest-contested weight class of the day, 182 pounds.

  • Sights and Sounds: Football Fans...

    As the Super Bowl approaches, fans of the Giants and Patriots are pouring into Indianapolis.

  • Renegades Come to LA

    The New Mexico Renegades hockey team held a practice session Thursday morning at Los Alamos County Ice Rink in anticipation of its game Saturday. The Renegades will take on the Cheyenne Stampede Saturday at the rink. 

  • Sports Update 02-03-12

    Atomic City shuttles to run during Saturday’s hockey game

    Atomic City Transit will provide shuttle service to and from the Los Alamos County Ice Rink Saturday for the New Mexico Renegades-Cheyenne Stampede Junior ‘A’ hockey game.
    The game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
    The shuttles, which will run from 5-7 p.m., are being used to alleviate parking issues at the rink. Shuttles can be picked up at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center parking lot.

    Jr. Toppers clinics set for Saturday

  • Ski Report 02-03-12

    Angel Fire
    39-inch base of packed powder. 4 inches of new snow reported. 63 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    36-inch base of packed powder. 6 inches of new snow reported. 35 trails open.

    Pajarito
    41-inch base. 3 inches of new snow reported. 33 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Red River
    No snow report. 54 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak
    40-inch base of powder. 2 inches of new snow reported. 34 trails and 4 lifts open.

    Sipapu
    36-inch base of packed powder. 3 inches of new snow reported. 37 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache
    35-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 54 trails and 9 lifts open.

  • Grants, Roswell are still on top...

    xHere are this week’s Class 4A boys and girls basketball coaches’ polls. Weekly polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Basketball, Class 4A Girls

        Team             Total pts.    Previous

    1. Grants (10)              127    1
    2. Kirtland Central (3)   116    2
    3. Gallup                       92    3

  • Fishing Report 02-03-12

    Northeast

    Charette Lakes: The lake has closed for the season and will reopen March 1.
    Clayton Lake: Closed until noon March 1.
    Conchas Lake: Fishing pressure has been light due to cold temperatures and wind.
    Costilla Creek: No report.
    Coyote Creek: Closed for the winter.
    Eagle Nest Lake: 17 inches of ice. Fishing is good for yellow perch and rainbows caught with power bait, meal worms and night crawlers. Fishing pressure is up due to nice weather and no wind. 
    Lake Alice and Lake Maloya: Ice is 10-14 inches thick at Lake Maloya. Power Bait, dough bait and salmon eggs have been catching 6- to 13-inch rainbow trout. Fishing is poor at Lake Alice due to thin ice and the lake has not been stocked.

  • Coaches Update Injuries Ahead of...

    Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and Giants head coach Tom Coughlin met the media Friday morning for the final time before the Super Bowl. Belichick says all pro Tight End Rob Gronkowski's ankle continues to improve.

  • Former Ali trainer Angelo Dundee...

    There was no way Angelo Dundee was going to miss Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday party.
    The genial trainer got to see his old friend, and reminisce about good times. It was almost as if they were together in their prime again, and what a time that was.
    Dundee died in his apartment in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday night at the age of 90, and with him a part of boxing died, too.
    He was surrounded by his family, said his son, Jimmy, who said the visit with Ali in Louisville, Ky., meant everything to his Dad.
    “It was the way he wanted to go,” the son said. “He did everything he wanted to do.”