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Today's Sports

  • LA's upset bid falls just...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team nearly pulled off a stunning upset Friday night, but fell two points short in its quest to knock off No. 4-ranked Capital.

    The Hilltoppers came back from an 11-point hole at the half to take a lead into the fourth quarter. But Mikey Lopez of Capital dropped in a pair of free throws with 3.0 seconds left to lift the Jaguars to a 52-50 win at Griffith Gymnasium.

    Los Alamos got big second half efforts from Thomas Russell and Bobby Sanders, but despite the upset bid, slipped to 1-3 in District 2-4A play.

    See more information in Sunday's Monitor.

  • Finishing Things Off

    Los Alamos 220-pounder Diego Madrid puts the finishing touches on an opponent from St. Pius X. Los Alamos will be at Las Vegas Robertson Saturday.

  • Ski Report 01-27-12

    Angel Fire

    39-inch base of packed powder. No 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. 33 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Red River

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

    Sandia Peak

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

    Sipapu

    37-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 37 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

  • Fishing Report 01-27-12

    Northeast

    Charette Lakes: The lake has closed for the season and will reopen next spring.
    Clayton Lake: Closed until March 1.
    Conchas Lake: Fishing is fair for crappie and walleye using minnows. Fishing pressure has been slow due to cold temperatures and wind.
    Costilla Creek: No report.
    Coyote Creek: Closed for the winter.
    Eagle Nest Lake: 16-17 inches of ice. Fishing is fair for yellow perch and rainbows with Power Bait and salmon eggs. The weather has been cold and windy but most fish are being caught by the boat dock and north access.

  • Webb picks up fencing ranking

    The Los Alamos Fencing Club sent its top three fencers to the Duel in the Desert in Las Vegas, Nev., earlier this month.
    The Duel in the Desert is one of the top epee events in the U.S. and attracts fencers from across the nation.
    In the Senior Men’s Epee event, Patrick Webb was Los Alamos’ top finisher, taking 29th out of 66 entrants.
    Webb was eliminated in the round of 32 by Eric Hansen, fencing coach at UCLA and the Los Angles International Fencing Centre, in a hard-fought bout that ended at 15-13.
    Hansen, one of the Nation’s top epeeists, has been a frequent member of the U.S. team competing in the World Cup Championships.
    For Webb, the finish at Las Vegas earned him a USFA D2012 ranking.

  • Clark paces Atomic Tumblers at...

    The Los Alamos School of Gymnastics Atomic Tumblers performed well at the Gold Cup Classic invitational meet two weeks ago.
    The Gold Cup was held Jan. 14-15 in Albuquerque. A total of 230 athletes, representing 15 clubs from New Mexico, Texas and California, took part.
    The top-scoring Atomic Tumbler was Anna Clark, whose all-around score in Level 4 competition of 36.00 included a first-place finish on bars (9.15), a tie for first on beam (9.10), second on vault ((9.0) and a tie for fifth on floor (8.75).
    For her efforts, Clark came in second all-around in her age division.

  • Prep basketball: Academy upsets...

    Boys basketball
     

    Albuquerque Academy 47, St. Pius 43

    Bosque School 65, East Mountain 36

    Chaparral 39, Mesilla Valley Christian 36

    Cibola 57, Eldorado 51

    Cliff 79, Reserve 39

    Clovis Christian 43, Grady 42

    Elida 50, Mosquero 46

    Gallup Catholic 44, Ramah 42

  • Sports Update 01-26-12

    Ice rink will be closed

    Los Alamos County Ice Rink will be closed from 1-2:15 p.m. Saturday. The rink will host a private function during that time.
    The rink will reopen to the public starting at 2:30 p.m.
    For more information, call 662-4500.

    Free throw contest is set for Saturday

    The Knights of Columbus will host its annual Youth Free Throw Championship Saturday.
    The contest is free to boys and girls ages 10-14. The local competition will be from 1-3 p.m. at Griffith Gymnasium.
    Registration and parental consent is required. Registration is on-site and will start at 12:30 p.m.
    For more information, call Roger Anaya at 670-6717.

    Fencing club starts new class at YMCA

  • 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