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Today's Sports

  • There are many Super Bowl ads to...

    NEW YORK (AP) — It's almost show time.
    When the Super Bowl kicks off on Sunday, 40-plus advertisers will be hoping to win over the more than 110 million viewers tuning in. After paying $4.5 million for a 30-second spot, advertisers are hoping to have the ad everyone will be talking about Monday morning.
    Here are 10 Super Bowl ads to watch out for:

    BUDWEISER "LOST DOG"

    Brewer Anheuser-Busch's 60-second ad shows a Labrador puppy chasing after the iconic Budweiser Clydesdales that are being moved to a new stable. The tune, "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)," performed by Sleeping performs in the background. The ad is the sequel to last year's "Best Buds," showing the bond between a puppy and Clydesdale, a spot many considered the best ad of the 2014 Super Bowl.
    Online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAsjRRMMg_Q

    MCDONALD'S "PAY WITH LOVIN'"

    In its 60-second spot, the fast-food chain announces that it will let random customers pay for their food with acts of goodwill, such as calling their moms and telling them they love them. It's part of a Valentine's Day promotion that will start on the day after the Super Bowl.
    Online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq2Sm2XGv_s

    SNICKERS "THE BRADY BUNCH"

  • Thursday's basketball...

    Boys basketball

    Albuquerque 60, Rio Grande 57
    Cleveland 60, Cibola 55, OT
    Gallup 75, Aztec 52
    Kirtland Central 70, Wingate 56
    Mesilla Valley Christian 61, Artesia 46
    Piedra Vista 75, Miyamura 37
    Sandia 64, Valley 48
    Shiprock 67, Zuni 63
    Taos 65, Santa Fe Prep 53

    Girls basketball

    Del Norte 38, Moriarty 35
    Dexter 41, Capitan 35
    Escalante 43, Dulce 33
    Eunice 57, Jal 30
    Hope Christian 53, St. Pius 38
    Jemez Valley 48, Dora 47
    La Cueva 79, Eldorado 35
    Sandia 47, Valley 42
    Tularosa 75, East Mountain 38
    Valencia 61, Grants 56
     

  • Ski Report 1-30-15

    Angel Fire

    35-inch base. 3 inches of new snow. 73 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Pajarito

    24-inch base. 2 inches of new snow. 21 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Red River

    30-inch base. No new snow reported. 35 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

    18-inch base. 3 inches of new snow reported. 34 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Sipapu

    32-inch base. No new snow reported. 41 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

    45-inch base. No new snow reported. 51 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Ski Santa Fe

    39-inch base. 2 inches of new snow reported. 75 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Taos

    40-inch base. 1 inch of new snow reported. 83 trails and 14 lifts open.

    Angel Fire Nordic

    8-inch base. No new snow reported. 5 trails open.

    Chama XC

    38-inch base. No new snow reported.

    Valles Caldera

    4-inch base. No new snow reported. 2 trails open.

  • LA girls slip 1 slot in 5A poll

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team slipped one spot to No. 6 in the MaxPreps.com rankings Thursday after falling to the Española Valley Sundevils earlier this week.
    The rankings are done twice per week during the basketball season. Rankings are calculated based on record, strength of schedule and other factors.
    Los Alamos dropped its home contest to Española Valley 51-48 Tuesday, its third loss of the year.
    Heading into the game, the Hilltoppers were ranked No. 5 in the state, one slot behind the Sundevils.
    With their win, the Sundevils (18-2 overall) moved up to the No. 3 spot in Thursday’s poll.
    Meanwhile, Los Alamos fell one spot to No. 6, its lowest ranking of the season.
    In Tuesday’s game, Los Alamos led by as many as 9 points in the first half and had an 8-point lead at the break before Española Valley came back in the second half, putting up big numbers from the foul line.
    Interestingly, the team that leapfrogged Los Alamos was the 6-loss Lovington Wildcats. Despite Tuesday’s loss, the Hilltoppers still have one of the five best records in Class 5A.
    Once again this week, the Gallup Bengals are the No. 1 team in 5A, as they have been for most of the season. They are followed in the top five by Roswell, the Sundevils, Los Lunas and Lovington.

  • Ski Report 1-29-15

    Angel Fire

    32-inch base. No new snow reported. 73 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Pajarito

    24-inch base. No new snow reported. Will reopen when conditions permit.

    Red River

    30-inch base. No new snow reported. 45 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

    18-inch base. No new snow reported. 37 trails and 4 lifts open.

    Sipapu

    32-inch base. No new snow reported. 41 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

    51-inch base. No new snow reported. 11 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Ski Santa Fe

    39-inch base. No new snow reported. 75 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Taos

    40-inch base. No new snow reported. 83 trails and 14 lifts open.

    Angel Fire Nordic

    8-inch base. No new snow reported. 5 trails open.

    Chama XC

    44-inch base. No new snow reported.

    Valles Caldera

    4-inch base. No new snow reported. 2 trails open.

  • Hockey team returns to action...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team will host the Cibola Cougars Friday night at the county ice rink. Friday’s game is scheduled for 8 p.m.
    Los Alamos tied the La Cueva Bears 5-5 last week, then dropped two games on the road to Durango, Colorado. Los Alamos is currently 10-7-1 and is third in the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League standings.
     

  • LA falls hard to the Sundevils,...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team took it on the chin Wednesday night at Edward Medina Gymmasium.
    Los Alamos fell in a big hole early and never recovered against the Española Valley Sundevils. The Sundevils scored 9 straight points to start the game and never looked back, winning big, 73-30.
    The game turned into a rout early in the first quarter. The Hilltoppers (2-17 overall, 0-2 in 2-5A) were held to just 6 first quarter points and things never got a lot better for them.
    Española Valley, which needed a win to avoid getting into trouble early on in the district season Wednesday, controlled the tempo from the tip. Española Valley’s run-and-gun game sucked Los Alamos in immediately and helped force 20 first half turnovers to put the game away early.
    Things got slightly better for Los Alamos in the second half, although not nearly enough to get back into the ballgame. The Sundevils took their foot off the gas pedal in the second half and Los Alamos settled into a half-court offense that was more productive for it than in the first half — the Hilltoppers actually scored fewer points in the second half than in the first, but that was mostly because the game switched to a running clock midway through the third quarter.

  • LA can't hold on to first...

    A quick barrage put the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team up early in the first quarter, but a quick third quarter rally erased that advantage Tuesday night.
    The Hilltoppers faced off against the Española Valley Sundevils in the first of two big regular season contests at Griffith Gymnasium and a leg-up in the early District 2-5A race.
    Los Alamos threatened to turn the game into a rout early, but Española Valley bounced back in the second half after being held to just 2 first half field goals.
    But in that second half, Los Alamos racked up fouls in big numbers and Española Valley took advantage, heading to the foul line 37 times in the game. Española Valley would prevail in Tuesday’s game, 51-48.
    The free throw disparity caught the attention of Hilltopper head coach Nestor Trujillo, whose own team went to the line only 11 times.
    While the majority of calls going against the Hilltoppers were correct ones, there were also some odd no-calls on the other end of the court. Trujillo said he wasn’t unhappy with the officiating Tuesday night. Moreover, he was pleased with his team’s performance against a tough competitor.

  • 'Toppers fall in first game...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team dropped its first of two regular season games to the Española Valley Sundevils Tuesday.
    The Sundevils came back from a 26-18 deficit at the break to knock off Los Alamos 51-48 at Griffith Gymnasium in a battle of two top-5 teams in Class 5A.
    Los Alamos got big showings from its stars, Amber Logan and Ashlynn Trujillo, but the Sundevils regrouped from a terrible first half to win it.
    More information will be in Wednesday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Youth free throw contest is Jan...

     

    The Knights of Columbus will host its local free throw competition Jan. 31.
    The free throw contest if for boys and girls aged 9-14. It will be from 1-3 p.m. at Griffith Gymnasium.
    Registration is free, but a parent or guardian must be present during registration to give consent. Competitors can sign up starting at 12:30 p.m.
    For more information, call K of C youth coordinator Roger Anaya at 670-6717.