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Today's Sports

  • Gordon leads UNM to big road...

    ALBUQUERQUE — Drew Gordon had 13 points and 14 rebounds and New Mexico clamped down defensively Wednesday night to defeat Colorado State 85-52.
    Gordon, who posted his 11th game with double figures in points and rebounds, also contributed three assists, three blocks and two steals to help the Lobos (16-4, 2-2 Mountain West) recover from losses to conference rivals No. 13 San Diego State and No. 12 UNLV.
    Will Bell, Wes Elkmeier and Dorian Green each scored 11 points for the Rams (13-6, 2-2) in losing a second straight conference road game by double digits.
    New Mexico, which never trailed, shot 58 percent in the first half in building a 47-29 lead. They finished the night at 52 percent.

  • Grants takes over top 4A girls...

    Here 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)            152    2
    2. Kirtland Central (6) 148    1
    3. Gallup                    119    3

  • Hilltoppers struggle in third...

    For one half, the Los Alamos Hillltopper girls basketball team was able to hang with its arch-rival.
    But in the third quarter of Wednesday’s game, Española Valley’s Sundevils held the Hilltoppers to a lone field goal to pull away and eventually win a critical District 2-4A contest.
    Los Alamos went just 1-for-9 from the floor in that third quarter and turned the ball over five times. Meanwhile, Española Valley’s Lauren Quintana and Cassie Trujillo combined for nine of the team’s 15 third quarter points as the Sundevils took a 52-35 decision at Griffith Gymnasium.
    The win gave the Sundevils sole possession of second place in the 2-4A standings with five regular season district contests remaining.

  • NM prep basketball scores 01-25-...

    Boys basketball

    Artesia 66, Lovington 44
    Atrisco Heritage 50, Moriarty 43
    Aztec 51, Piedra Vista 39
    Capital 78, Bernalillo 74
    Cibola 53, Manzano 52
    Farmington 51, Bloomfield 48
    Gallup 50, Los Lunas 48
    Hobbs 103, Goddard 79
    Hope Christian 80, Pojoaque 50
    La Cueva 67, Cleveland 51
    Las Cruces 51, Mayfield 44
    Mora 63, Pecos 57
    NMMI 58, Gateway Christian 43
    Oñate 50, Alamogordo 45
    Portales 46, Tucumcari 43
    Roswell 61, Carlsbad 34
    Sandia Prep 66, Albuquerque Academy 59
    St. Michael’s 73, Santa Fe Indian 40
    St. Pius 41, Del Norte 39
    Taos 58, Santa Fe 56
    Valencia 64, Grants 57

  • Sports Update 01-25-12

    Hilltoppers host Sundevils in girls basketball tonight

  • Ski Report 01-25-12

    Angel Fire
    39-inch base of packed powder. 2 inches of new snow reported. 63 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    36-inch base of packed powder. 1 inch of new snow reported. 35 trails open.

    Pajarito
    41-inch base. No new snow reported. Will reopen Friday.

    Red River
    40-inch base of packed powder. 1 inch of new snow reported. 57 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak
    43-inch base of packed powder. 3 inches of new snow reported. 34 trails and 4 lifts open.

    Sipapu
    37-inch base of machine-groomed snow. 2 inches of new snow reported. 37 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

  • LA falls to arch-rival Española...

    ESPAÑOLA — The good news for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team is that its defense is still performing as well as it has all season.
    Unfortunately, that was about the only good news to come out of Tuesday night’s game.
    The Hilltoppers dropped a big District 2-4A contest to their arch-rival, the Española Valley Sundevils, at Edward Medina Gymnasium. The Hilltoppers managed just three points in the first 10 minutes of the ballgame, although because the Sundevils weren’t exactly lighting up the scoreboard either, the Hilltoppers trailed just 18-11 at the half.

  • Sports Update 01-24-12

    Topper wrestlers finish third at Atrisco Heritage

    The contingent of Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestlers that headed to a tournament at Atrisco Heritage this weekend came out with a third-place finish.
    Los Alamos split up its squad, sending half the team to Atrisco Heritage junior varsity meet and the other half to the Aztec Duals.
    At Atrisco, the Hilltoppers grabbed two second-place finishes individually and a third-place finish. Grant Washburn and John Dermer both earned runner-up honors, while Mitchell Carson took third for the Hilltoppers.

    Smith joins local YMCA staff

  • LA boys, girls are runners-up at...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls swimming teams both finished second at this weekend’s Artesia Invitational.
    Los Alamos’ girls finished with 405 points at the eight-team meet, hosted by the Artesia Bulldogs, while Los Alamos’ boys finished with 396 points.
    Despite the healthy point totals, the Hilltoppers still finished some distance behind the meet winners. The Hobbs Eagles finished with 450 points on the boys side while the Alamogordo Tigers were tops in the girls competition with 523 points.
    Ashlynn Bennett won the 200-yard individual medley Saturday with her time of 2:25.86, the top finish on either Los Alamos team. Bennett was one of the top-performing individuals at the meet, also finishing second in the 500 freestyle.

  • Fired Penn State coach Joe...

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Joe Paterno, who racked up more wins than anyone else in major college football but was fired from Penn State amid a child sex abuse scandal has died. He was 85.

    His family released a statement Sunday morning to announce his death.

    Paterno's son Scott announced Nov. 18 that his father was being treated for lung cancer, which was diagnosed in mid-November during a follow-up visit for a bronchial illness.

    The storied career of "JoePa" included 409 wins in 46 seasons and two national championships.