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  • Sports Update 01-15-12

    Youth lacrosse program holding registrations Thursday

    Registrations for the new Los Alamos Youth Lacrosse program will be accepted at a sign-up session Thursday.
    The session will be at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. It is scheduled from 6:30-8 p.m.
    The lacrosse program is for high-school aged boys and girls and for youth league players in grades 4-8.
    Registration is $85 per player. The season will run from March-May. Rental equipment may also be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Volunteers are also being sought to assist with coaching.
    For more information, visit www.laylax.org on the Internet.
    Racquetball league starting at YMCA

  • Sports Schedule Jan. 16-21

    Tuesday

    Girls basketball: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity 7 p.m.

    Boys basketball: LAMS at Santa Fe Indian School, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Bernalillo: C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity 7 p.m.

    Friday

    Diving: Los Alamos at Artesia Invite, TBA.

    Girls basketball: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity 7 p.m.

    Saturday

    Wrestling: Los Alamos at Aztec Duals, varsity, 8 a.m.

    Swimming: Los Alamos at Artesia Invite, boys and girls, 10 a.m.

  • Packers, Giants meet again in...

    Athletes and coaches don’t live in the past. They do get enlightened and even uplifted from it.
    The Green Bay Packers and New York Giants have good memories from recent postseasons. Green Bay went from sixth-seeded NFC wild card to Super Bowl champion a year ago. New York used a similar route to win the 2007 NFL championship — winning at Lambeau Field on the way.
    They meet Sunday in the final game of the divisional round.
    In going 15-1, including winning all eight home games, the Packers established themselves as the cream of the NFL this season. They have gotten healthy during their bye. They beat the Giants 38-35 in the Meadowlands on Dec. 4.
    Most significantly, they discovered how to win in last year’s surge to the title.

  • LA takes sixth place at Pecos...

    This week, the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team was issued a challenge and it responded.
    Los Alamos, coming off a lackluster performance a week ago, wanted to find its groove again and seemed to do so after two back-to-back solid efforts.
    Saturday, taking with them mostly their less-experienced grapplers, the Hilltoppers picked up a sixth-place finish at the Pecos Invitational tournament.
    Along the way the Hilltoppers came away with five medals, including a first-place finish by Peter Brewer.
    Brewer took top honors at 195 pounds Saturday, his best finish so far this season.

  • LA lifted by big 4th quarter

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team picked up a win in its final game before the start of the District 2-4A season Saturday.
    Los Alamos nearly equaled its scoring output from the first three quarters in the fourth quarter, scoring 26 points to pull away from the Class 5A Manzano Monarchs. Los Alamos picked up a 54-47 victory at over Manzano at Griffith Gymnasium.
    Hayley Each had 17 points for the Hilltoppers, who have now won two straight contests and improved to 9-9 on the season.
    Manzano (8-6) actually led 32-29 early in the fourth quarter. Despite dropping in 18 points in the final quarter itself, Los Alamos was able to put together a good inside-out game and hit its free throws down the stretch.

  • Something has to give in contest...

    As NFL matchups go, this one is a classic: unstoppable offense against impenetrable defense.
    The second round of the playoffs begins Saturday in San Francisco, where one of the league’s top defenses — the 49ers yielded 229 points and ranked fourth overall in yards allowed, first against the run — takes on Drew Brees and the Saints’ record-setting attack.
    If defense wins championships, as has been the theory in pro football for decades, the edge clearly belongs to the 49ers. Then again, the NFL hasn’t seen an offense as prolific as the Saints.

  • King of the Cage is back this...

    Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino will host another installment of King of the Cage Saturday night.
    This installment of King of the Cage mixed martial arts event will feature 13 contests, all of them including at least one New Mexico fighter. The main event pits Santa Fe 145-pounder Angelo Sanchez against Richard Schiller of Corona, Calif.
    Fights begin at 7 p.m.
    “We are very excited to bring King of the Cage back to Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino with the ‘Night Stalker’ event,” said resort general manager Scott Eldredge in a press release.

  • Toppers win on late-game shot

    JACONA – It was a wild finish to a tight ballgame Thursday night, but the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team prevailed over a longtime rival.
    Los Alamos traveled just down the road to visit the Pojoaque Elks Thursday night with both teams looking to pick up some momentum as they get ready to start district play next week.
    With only 10 seconds remaining, Los Alamos’ Nick Baker scored on a third-chance bucket after a mad scrum for a pair of rebounds. With time left, however the Elks moved the ball back down the court, but couldn’t get off a decent look late, persevering a 44-43 victory at Ben Lujan Gymnasium.

  • ’Toppers, Elks lock horns tonight

    A pair of old foes will meet again tonight at Jacona Gymnasium.
    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team will take on the Pojoaque Elks just down the road. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.
    Los Alamos and Pojoaque are both winding down their nondistrict seasons and are looking to grab some momentum before they head into districts that are considered two of the best in the state.
    The Hilltoppers (5-10) dropped a 48-43 decision Tuesday night to St. Pius X, a game Los Alamos trailed by as many as 15 points at the half before cutting the St. Pius edge to just two early in the fourth quarter.
    The Elks (6-9), meanwhile, have had an up-and-down season so far, but have won three straight and four of their last five.

  • Ski Report 01-12-12

    Angel Fire

    31-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 63 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest

    36-inch base of powder. No new snow reported. 35 trails open.

    Pajarito

    38-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. Will reopen Friday.

    Red River

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

    Sandia Peak

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

    Sipapu

    29-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 31 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache