Today's Sports

  • 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.

    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.

    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.

  • Brady, Manning tough to beat

    The playoffs have a way of bringing out the pedigree in NFL quarterbacks. Simply take a look at the fingers of Tom Brady and Eli Manning to recognize it.
    Brady has three Super Bowl rings, with another taken away by Manning and the Giants in 2008. Both have their teams on course for a reprise of that memorable title game.
    Standing in their way are two inconsistent QBs seeking to fill out their own championship resumes: Joe Flacco of Baltimore and Alex Smith of San Francisco.
    Based on their histories and the way they have performed this season, Brady and Manning overmatch Flacco and Smith. When things have gotten tight for New England or New York, the quarterback often has provided the winning edge.

  • Fishing report 01-22-12

    Animas River: Slow with very little pressure.
    Chama River: Recent heavy snow storms have kept anglers off the water. No report.
    San Juan River: On most days, fishing has been fair to good using a size 24 midge pattern despite only having about two feet of visibility. Fishing has also been descent using a size 18 red larva and a grey midge pupa and scintilla patterns in size 24. Recent weather has slowed fishing down quite a bit. The quality water section was stocked with 20,000 6-inch trout last week.
    Abiquiu Lake: Fishing is slow for all species. No staff on site until spring.
    El Vado Lake: No report due to weather and a lack of anglers. Ice is forming around the edges of the lake.

  • ´Toppers take fifth place at...

    Heading into the Aztec Duals Saturday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team thought it might be in for a rough outing.
    However, despite being short-handed, Los Alamos still picked up three duals victories and earned a fifth-place finish.
    Early Saturday, Los Alamos, which took only eight wrestlers to the meet, dropped a 45-34 decision to Bloomfield to open the tournament, but bounced back to beat Farmington 36-30.

  • Friday's prep scores

    Boys basketball

    Del Norte 65, Alb. Academy 55
    Farmington 62, Piedra Vista 49
    Kirtland Central 61, Aztec 28
    La Cueva 47, Volcano Vista 35
    Las Cruces 59, Onate 55
    Mayfield 51, Gadsden 37
    Pecos 66, Questa 53
    Roswell 53, Chaparral 44
    Santa Teresa 65, Artesia 52
    St. Pius 48, Atrisco Heritage 44

    Girls basketball

    Artesia 77, Deming 43
    Española Valley 68, Capital 12
    Gallup 69, Belen 33
    Hope Christian 74, Sandia Prep 23
    La Cueva 64, Rio Grande 53
    Roswell 49, Lovington 37
    Sandia 51, Cibola 43
    Valencia 55, Miyamura 36
    Valley 51, Albuquerque High 49
    Volcano Vista 61, Manzano 41