Today's Sports

  • NMSU gets back its WAC loss vs....

    The New Mexico State University Aggies held the Seattle U. Redhawks to just 4 second half field goals in a big win Thursday night in Las Cruces.
    The Aggies topped the Redhawks 73-47 at the Pan Am Center. That win bumped the Aggies up to 8-1 in Western Athletic Conference play and 16-10 overall. The Aggies have won six straight contests.
    Pascal Siakam finished with a career-high 24 points for NMSU, which avenged its only loss of the WAC season Thursday. NMSU’s only conference loss came Jan. 17 in Seattle.
    Currently, the Aggies have a two-game lead over Missouri-Kansas City and Grand Canyon University in the WAC standings. They play Grand Canyon’s Antelopes Feb. 21 in Phoenix.
    Tshilidzi Nephawe, who was named the WAC Player of the Week following big games last week, had 11 points and 6 boards and DK Eldridge also finished with 11 for NMSU.
    NMSU’s defense highlighted the win. Along with holding the Redhawks to just 12 total field goals, it also force 11 first half turnovers, turning into 10 Aggie points on the other end.

    Lobos look to snap streak

  • Fishing Report 2-13-15


  • LA hosting district tourney

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team will host Saturday’s District 2-5A individual qualifier.
    The Hilltoppers are hoping to bounce back from a disappointing showing at last weekend’s 2-5A team tournament, hosted by Del Norte. The Hilltoppers finished third in the tournament behind Capital and Del Norte’s Knights, breaking their streak of three consecutive 2-5A victories.
    The Knights and Hilltoppers were deadlocked in their head-to-heat match Saturday for the runner-up spot, but the Hilltoppers had to take a medical forfeit in the final bout and lost the dual by 6 points.
    Hilltopper head coach Bob Geyer said his team caught a few bad breaks along the way last weekend, breaks it couldn’t afford trying to upset Capital, which was the district title favorite this year from opening day.
    Saturday will be the only chance for wrestlers from the district to qualify for the state tournament, which is scheduled for next weekend in Rio Rancho.
    The top four finishers in the five-team district will advance to state, so Los Alamos should have an excellent chance to get its active roster to the state tournament intact.
    Los Alamos has had some big showings from its upper-weight wrestlers this season.

  • The Big One

    Los Alamos wing Ashlynn Trujillo, one of the top talents in Class 5A, and the rest of the Hilltoppers will be in Española tonight taking on the Española Valley Sundevils. Riding on tonight’s game is first place in the District 2-5A race.

  • Golf course to be open Saturday

    Los Alamos Golf Course announced today that, with the mild weather around Los Alamos County for the past few weeks, the course is in good enough shape to open.

    Play will begin Saturday. Tee times can be reserved for 10 a.m. that day.

    Donnie Torres, head pro at LAGC, said the course probably won't be open indefinitely but rather on a day-to-day basis depending on weather.

    The LAGC pro shop will be open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The practice range will close at 3:45 p.m. for the time being.

    For further information, call the pro shop at 662-8139.

  • Tarkanian dies at 84

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — He couldn’t stop fighting the NCAA any more than he could give up chewing towels courtside. Jerry Tarkanian built a basketball dynasty in the desert, but it was his decades-long battle with the NCAA that defined him far more than the wins and losses.
    The coach who won a national title at UNLV and made the school synonymous with basketball died Wednesday after several years of health issues. He was 84. Tarkanian put the run in the Runnin’ Rebels, taking them to four Final Fours and winning a national championship in 1990 with one of the most dominant college teams ever. His teams were as flamboyant as the city, with light shows and fireworks for pregame introductions and celebrities jockeying for position on the so-called Gucci Row courtside.
    He ended up beating the NCAA, too, collecting a $2.5 million settlement after suing the organization for trying to run him out of college basketball. But he was bitter to the end about the way the NCAA treated him while coaching.
    “They’ve been my tormentors my whole life,” Tarkanian said at his retirement news conference in 2002. “It will never stop.”

  • Swim teams finish season at home

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls swim teams both finished in the top two among competitors at the Year End Invitational last weekend in Albuquerque.
    Los Alamos’ girls finished as the runners-up at Saturday’s meet. Los Alamos earned 508 points, which placed it behind the Eldorado Eagles with 641 points.
    On the boys side, Los Alamos finished with 525 points, outdistancing Albuquerque, which had 435 points.
    The Hilltoppers will host the District 1 championship meet Friday and Saturday at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. The top swimmers in each event, regardless of finish time, will advance to the state championship meet the following week.
    Individually, Los Alamos’ boys won seven events.
    Michael Moore, who has not lost a race in individual competition this season, was the winner in both the 200-yard freestyle (1:44.91) and the 100 butterfly (53.26).
    The Hilltopper boys also won the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay, as well as taking second in the 200 freestyle relay. Other winners for the Hilltoppers included Alex Jaegers in both the 50 freestyle (23.25) and 100 freestyle (51.81) and Jake Hollis in the 100 breaststroke.

  • Ski Report 2-12-15

    Angel Fire

    40-inch base. 10 inches of new snow reported. 77 trails and 6 lifts open.


    33-inch base, 9 inches of new snow reported. Will reopen Friday.

    Red River

    34-inch base. No new snow reported. 56 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

    27-inch base. 8 inches of new snow reported. 37 trails and 4 lifts open.


    34-inch base. 2 inches of new snow reported. 40 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

    30-inch base. One-half inch of new snow reported. 52 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Ski Santa Fe

    40-inch base. 1 inch of new snow reported. 75 trails and 6 lifts open.


    44-inch base. 4 inches of new snow reported. 83 trails and 13 lifts open.

    Angel Fire Nordic

    5-inch base. No new snow reported.

    Chama XC

    44-inch base. No new snow reported.

    Enchanted Forest

    20-inch base. No new snow reported. 33 trails open.

    Valles Caldera

    4-inch base. 2 inches of new snow reported. 4 trails open.

  • Hockey team sweeps home games

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team swept all three of its home games this weekend to finish up its home ice schedule.
    Los Alamos had a pair of games against Permian Basin (Odessa, Texas) and a make-up game against Cibola in just two days and earned victories in all three contests at the county’s ice rink.
    In the two contests against Permian Basin’s Pump Jacks, the Hilltoppers prevailed 3-2 and 4-2.
    The first game was played Saturday night and the second was played Sunday morning.
    In Sunday’s evening contest, against the Cougars, who had handed Los Alamos its first loss of the season, the Hilltoppers prevailed 5-4.
    Heading into the contests, the Hilltoppers were on a down streak, coming off a rough stretch of their schedule against the current top two teams in the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League, Franklin and Coronado, teams that are both from El Paso, Texas.
    Los Alamos seemed to get back to form with a nice win the previous week over La Cueva, but the sweep of the three weekend games puts Los Alamos in a spot to contend for the NMIIHL’s runner-up spot with Coronado’s T-Birds — Franklin has already clinched the top spot.

  • Lobos lose 3rd straight Tuesday

    In truth, there were a lot of reasons for New Mexico’s 70-59 Mountain West loss at Colorado State University.
    The Rams got off to a good start. The Lobos got off to a bad start. The Rams hit eight 3-pointers. The Lobos didn’t get much scoring from their posts. The Lobos had too many turnovers.
    The Lobos also waited too long to up their intensity and try to cut into a fat 23-point lead the Rams had established at 44-21 about 5-1/2 minutes into the second half at Fort Collins, Colorado, Tuesday night.
    “It was a like a 12-round bout (boxing) and the first eight rounds they knocked us all over the ring,” said Lobo head coach Craig Neal. “The first half we didn’t play very well and that’s not the way we play. I was happy with our fight. I was happy with what our guys did in the second half. We showed a lot of heart. But you can’t come in against a veteran group like they have and not get physical and go at them early.”
    The loss was New Mexico’s third in a row and drops the Lobos to 14-10 overall and 6-6 in Mountain West play.
    Colorado State improved to 21-4 and 8-4 in the conference.