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Today's Sports

  • Lobos, Aggies meet for first...

    The University of New Mexico Lobo men’s basketball team will square off against the New Mexico State University Aggies for the first round of their home-and-home fight Wednesday night.
    Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at The Pit.
    So far this season, neither team has gotten off to a sterling start and both will be looking to rebound from recent losses.
    UNM was humbled by the USC Trojans Sunday, falling at home 66-54. UNM was held to just a 20-percent shooting performance from the floor in the second half.
    For the Aggies, they were downed at Wyoming Saturday night, 78-75, in Laramie. The Aggies trailed by double-digits early but battled back and actually took a 1-point lead with 4:31 to play.
    NMSU is 3-4 on the season, while UNM is 3-3.
     

  • LA to face Moriarty tonight in...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team will be at home tonight taking on the Moriarty Pintos.
    Game time is 7 p.m. Tonight’s game will be broadcast on KRSN.
    The Hilltoppers (0-2) will be looking to bounce back from a big loss a week ago. They were crushed by the Valencia Jaguars 83-35 at Griffith Gymnasium.
    Both Los Alamos’ losses this season have come against Class 5A competition. The Hilltoppers also lost their season opener to Aztec Nov. 22.
    Tonight’s game will be the second year in a row the two teams have played early season contests at Griffith Gym. Moriarty topped Los Alamos last year, 49-40.
    In that game, Los Alamos had one of its best efforts of the season, but also committed 22 fouls and sent the Pintos to the foul line 24 times, where the Pintos converted 20.
    Jake Flaming, Moriarty’s big presence inside, finished with 12 points in last year’s contest.
     

  • Christmas Lights Runs going for...

    The Los Alamos Triatomics multi-sport club will be hosting its annual Christmas Lights Runs from now until Dec. 22.
    Runs are scheduled for every Monday and Wednesday during that time.
    The next run will be Wednesday starting at Barranca Mesa on Loma del Escolar. Run time is 6:15 p.m. and runners are asked to arrive promptly at that time and be warmed-up and ready to go.
    According to the club, this year’s runs will be shorter and flatter on Mondays and longer on Wednesdays. Wednesday’s race will be 4.7 miles in length.
    Runs are not competitive. They are designed to be fun for all participants and paced so that runners can admire Christmas lights around the neighborhoods.
    Runners are encouraged to wear light clothes or reflective material for safety purposes. Runs will take place during active snowstorms but not if courses become icy.
    For more information or for late-change announcements, visit the club’s website, triatomics.org.
     

  • LA earns 20-point win over...

    One of the big plusses of running an aggressive, attacking defense bent on creating turnovers is that setting up an offense isn’t necessary to finding good shots.
    And that’s exactly what the goal of the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team has been during its first two games of the season.
    Los Alamos forced 31 turnovers against the Pojoaque Valley Elkettes Saturday night at Griffith Gymnasium. A big chunk of those turnovers turned into quick transition buckets on the other end as Los Alamos rolled to a 59-39 victory.
    It was the second impressive win of the season for Los Alamos to start the career of new head coach Nestor Trujillo — the Hilltoppers earned a solid victory over St. Michael’s Nov. 25 on the road.
    In previous seasons, Los Alamos had used pressure only situationally, but now, under Trujillo, it appears it will be the team’s staple.
    Even with its early success, the Hilltoppers feel they’ve got a long way to go to get its defense down-pat.
    “We knew we needed to work harder,” said Hilltopper guard Amber Logan. “We need to make it clear who was going to win this game.”
    Logan, a senior, has been on several Hilltopper teams in the past that has fallen victim to aggressive defense, including Pojoaque Valley’s.

  • Christmas Light runs start...

    The Los Alamos Triatomics multi-sport club will begin its annual Christmas Lights Runs this evening.

    Tonight's run is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. It will start in the downtown area and go around Ashley Pond. The full run will cover approximately 3 miles.

    Christmas Light runs are scheudled every Monday and Wednesday between today and Dec. 22. The runs are non-competitive, but participants should be warmed-up and ready to go promptly at 6:15 p.m. It is highly recommended that all runners wear light-colored outfits or wear something reflective for safety purposes.

    For more information about the Triatomics or to view the full Christmas Lights Run schedule, visit triatomics.org.

  • Kirk’s highlights, D-League...

    Those interested in keeping up with former Los Alamos basketball star Alex Kirk may do so online.
    The NBA Development League, where Kirk has seen most of his playing time so far, has its own YouTube channel.
    For approximately two weeks now, Kirk has been with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Developmental League team, the Canton (Ohio) Charge after spending the first nine games of the regular NBA season with the Cavaliers.
    Kirk, of course, was signed to a free agent deal by Cleveland last summer. He was with Cleveland until Nov. 17 when he was assigned to Canton, a move that had been anticipated since the beginning of the NBA season.
    Canton Charge games, as well as many other D-League games, are regularly broadcast on YouTube. Users can search the D-League teams they’re interested in to watch games live and highlights are available for other contests.
    Currently, a highlight video of Kirk’s 25-point effort against Grand Rapids from Nov. 22 and a postgame interview with him is posted on the D-League’s YouTube channel.

  • On Schedule 11-30-14

    Monday

    Girls basketball: LAMS at Memorial Middle School, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Tuesday

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

    Girls basketball: St. Michael’s at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Wrestling: LAMS at West Las Vegas, 3 p.m.

    Thursday

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

    Friday

    Boys basketball: St. Michael’s at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Saturday

    Wrestling: Los Alamos at Los Lunas, varsity, TBA; Los Alamos Invite, JV, TBA.

    Swimming and diving: Los Alamos at Santa Fe Invite, boys and girls varsity, 7:30 a.m.

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

  • Hawks Finish First

    The Los Alamos Middle School Hawk seventh grade girls basketball team was the champion of last week’s Pojoaque Middle School Invitational. The Hawks will be at Memorial Middle School for a game Monday afternoon.

  • Fishing Report 11-28-14

    Northwest

  • Lobos close out season at home

    The University of New Mexico Lobo football team will finish off its 2014 season Saturday afternoon in Albuquerque.
    UNM will take on the Wyoming Cowboys at 1 p.m. Saturday at University Stadium.
    The Lobos were hoping to get their ship righted this season, the third under head coach Bob Davie, but will finish at least four games under .500 this season. The Lobos weren’t able to make much of a dent in terms of trying to catch up with the rest of the teams in the Mountain division of the Mountain West conference, losing by 38 points last weekend at division-leading Colorado State.
    However, they will have a chance to end on a good note, as the Cowboys have struggled this year and are just slot ahead of the Lobos in the division standings.
    This weekend is also Toys for Tots weekend. Fans can get discounted tickets at any UNM event by donating a toy for underprivileged kids.