Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Atomic Tumblers' results...

    Mia Nuckols earned a gold medal in all-around competition for the Los Alamos School of Gymnastics at the team’s meet earlier this month.
    LASG’s Atomic Tumblers took part in the Eagle Ridge Autumn Invitational Nov. 14-16. In all, 12 teams took part in the event.
    Nuckols had LASG’s all-around best total of the day with a personal best score of 35.40. 
    Nuckols, who is a first year competitor, won gold in the younger bronze division of the Xcel competition, finishing first on uneven parallel bars (9.10), balance beam (8.90) and vault (9.10).
    Also at the competition, teammate Aria Warner also competed bronze, but in the older division.
    Warner took the bronze in the all-around (33.70) and on three other events, the floor exercises (8.10), beam (8.00) and vault (8.60).  She took silver on bars with a 9.00. 
    The skills in the new USA Gymnastics bronze level are equivalent to those in the Junior Olympic level 3 program.
    In the silver younger division Sara Gardner struck gold on beam with an 8.80.  Kaeley Bustos took bronze on beam with an 8.65. The new Xcel silver division is comparable in skill level to the JO level 4 division.
    In the younger gold division Addie Richie took the gold in the all-around with a 34.00. 

  • LA's girls club finishes...

    Members of the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team combined to take 10th place in last weekend’s Nike Cross National (NXN) competition.
    The team, which, because of state rules forbidding it, ran as a club team at the NXN regionals, which were held Saturday at Casa Grande, Arizona.
    Maddy Foley once again led the way for Los Alamos’ team, finishing 26th among runners in the team competition and 53rd overall, finishing in a time of 18 minutes, 41 seconds.
    Los Alamos’ girls placed four of their top five runners in the top 80 among team competitors to finish with 302 points. Directly ahead of Los Alamos in the final standings was a team from Taos High School, which finished with 296 points.
    Earlier this month, both the Hilltopper boys and girls teams earned repeat wins at the state championship meet. The Hilltopper boys earned their fourth consecutive state title, while the girls grabbed their sixth straight.
    Members of the Hilltopper championship boys team also took part at the NXN regional. Los Alamos’ club finished 23rd overall in that competition.
    Most of Los Alamos’ runners were familiar with the course in Arizona. The regular season Desert Twilight meet was run at the same venue as the NXN regional.

  • Hockey team sweeps in Texas

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper ice hockey team improved to 4-0 on the year after taking both ends of a doubleheader in Amarillo, Texas.
    Los Alamos traveled to the Panhandle to take on the Amarillo Bulls, one of the newest members of the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League. Los Alamos took Saturday’s first game 5-2, then earned a 6-2 decision Sunday to pick up the sweep.
    Goaltenders Zealand Walterscheid and Isaac Dunwoody both were credited with victories last weekend. The two, who have evenly split time between the pipes so far, have allowed just eight goals in the Hilltoppers’ four games.
    With its sweep, Los Alamos remains as just one of two NMIIHL teams that are undefeated — the Franklin (Texas) Cougars, at 7-0, are the other.
    The NMIIHL is taking the Thanksgiving weekend off. Los Alamos will return to action Dec. 6 in Albuquerque against La Cueva.

  • Mountain Club seeks swimmers

    The Mountain Club, a local swimming team, is seeking interested participants for the upcoming club season.
    The Mountain Club, which is affiliated with USA Swimming, has goals of providing opportunities for swimmers of all ages to participate and encourage young students to achieve excellence.
    Anna Zhang is the head coach of the club and in three years has seen Mountain Club members set 16 state records and had 10 individuals finish as high-point athletes at state championship meets, among other accomplishments.
    For more information on participation in the Mountain Club, contact Zhang at 662-1900 or email mountainswimming@gmail.com.

  • Ski Report 11-26-14

    Angel Fire

    20-inch base. No new snow reported. Scheduled to open Dec. 12.


    3-inch base. No new snow reported. Will open when conditions permit.

    Red River

    20-inch base. 2 inches of new snow reported. 2 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

    No base report. Scheduled to open Dec. 20.


    22-inch base. No new snow reported. 12 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

    24-inch base. No new snow reported. Scheduled to open Friday.

    Ski Santa Fe

    7-inch base. 1 inch of new snow reported. Scheduled to open Dec. 6.


    36-inch base. 12 inches of new snow reported. Scheduled to open Friday.

    Angel Fire Nordic

    No base report. No new snow reported.

    Chama Cross-Country

    17-inch base. No new snow reported. Open for the season.

    Enchanted Forest

    No base report. No new snow reported.

    Valles Caldera

    No base report. No new snow reported.

  • Tuesday's prep scores

    Boys basketball

    Albuquerque High 77, Rio Rancho 62
    Belen 56, Socorro 40
    Cleveland 72, Highland 52
    East Mountain 58, Bosque School 55
    Gadsden 59, Alamogordo 42
    Gallup 68, Del Norte 63
    Goddard 80, Ruidoso 37
    Grants 61, Farmington 59
    Hatch Valley 72, Animas 29
    Manzano 44, Moriarty 38
    Sandia 66, Volcano Vista 55
    Santa Fe 72, Rio Grande 61
    Shiprock 63, San Juan Blanding, Utah 59
    Tierra Encantada 42, Wagon Mound 39
    West Mesa 68, Sandia Prep 45

    Girls basketball

    Alamogordo 48, Gadsden 37
    Albuquerque Academy 48, Capital 27
    Albuquerque High 52, Rio Rancho 39
    Belen 66, Socorro 25
    Cleveland 49, Highland 31
    Corona 53, Cloudcroft 22
    Coronado 58, Mayfield 57
    East Mountain 58, Bosque School 55, OT
    Elida 70, Dora 38
    Gallup 79, Del Norte 39
    Goddard 65, Ruidoso 34
    Grants 61, Farmington 59
    Maxwell 51, Menaul 3
    Moriarty 39, Manzano 25
    Pecos 56, Estancia 34
    Sandia Prep 54, West Mesa 17
    Santa Fe 61, Rio Grande 15
    Tucumcari 40, Floyd 23
    Valencia 61, St. Pius 53
    Volcano Vista 68, Sandia 33

  • 'Toppers go down big at...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team was blasted in its second game of the season at home Tuesday night.
    Los Alamos could do nothing to stop the Valencia Jaguars, who visited Griffith Gymnasium, for their season opener. The Jaguars were lights-out from the floor, shooting above the 80-percent mark and about 64 percent from beyond the circle.
    Valencia led by 40 points at the half. Los Alamos settled down a little bit in the second half, but still fell 83-35.
    Hilltopper head coach Mike Kluk said that while there was little slowing down Valencia, his team didn’t help itself much, either.
    “They jumped on us right away,” he said. “We turned the ball over, we were not talking and we panicked. We never got much better.”
    Los Alamos, of course, is trying to turn its fortunes around after a dismal last two seasons, but a lopsided loss like Tuesday’s could rattle some of the younger players on the team.
    Kluk, who called three timeouts early in Tuesday’s ballgame, which didn’t help settle his players down, said there wasn’t much the team could do about Tuesday’s game except forget about it and move on.

  • LA opens with a win at St. Mike...

    SANTA FE — It was a first for a lot of people around the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team.
    And the debut was a good one for just about everyone involved.
    Los Alamos picked up a nice looking win in a tough venue to play, the Perez-Shelley Gymnasium at St. Michael’s. Los Alamos made some adjustments on the defensive end to slow down St. Mike’s primary weapon and employed an aggressive offensive attack.
    The Hilltoppers took the lead midway through the second quarter and never looked back as they grabbed a 51-42 victory Tuesday night.
    The win was the first in the career of new Hilltopper head coach Nestor Trujillo in his debut with the program.
    And it was also an impressive debut for the newest member of the Hilltopper program, Ashlynn Trujillo, Nestor’s daughter.
    Ashlynn Trujillo, a star at Española Valley for two seasons, was known for the utter chaos she caused on the floor.
    Instead of doing that against Los Alamos, however, she was able to do that for Los Alamos Tuesday, a big factor in the win, along with her team-high 15 points.
    “She is there to complement the rest of the team,” her father said.

  • LA's Selvage, Gasway and...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team placed four players in five spots in the All District 2-5A football selections for the 2014 season.
    Los Alamos’ Derek Selvage grabbed first team nods at both running back and linebacker this season.
    The Hilltoppers finished in fourth place among the five District 2-5A teams last season, going 1-3 in their district outings. The Hilltoppers picked up their only win of the season over the Española Valley Sundevils.
    Along with Selvage, veteran offensive tackle Jonathan Schueler was picked for the first team. Schueler, a senior who has been a rock during his career with the program, also earned a second-team honor on the defensive side as a defensive lineman.
    On the 2-5A first team defense, cornerback Scott Gasway joined teammates Selvage and inside linebacker Elliot Hersman. Hersman, a three-time first-team honoree, was the Defensive Player of the Year in 2012.
    Not surprisingly, the top awards for the season were swept by 2-5A champion Del Norte. Del Norte, which rolled to the district title in its first year grouped with the holdovers from the old District 2-4A, got Player of the Year nods for quarterback Tyrelle Jackson, linebacker Avery See — who could’ve easily also been named the offensive Player of the Year at fullback — and head coach Bruce Binkley.