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Today's News

  • Spoiler alert! The Ravens will win

    I’ll admit it.
    I’ve been back and forth on this a hundred times. I’ve checked the injury report. I’ve compared stats. I busted out the divining rod and poked some goat entrails with it.
    In fact, as I sat down to write this, I very nearly talked myself out of this pick.
    But, like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, I won’t back down.
    Ladies and germs, the Baltimore Ravens will win today’s game.
    In case you hadn’t heard, Super Bowl Some Roman Numeral is today. It’s kind of a big deal.
    This one has been a tough one to call for me. I literally couldn’t even decide what I wanted to eat for the game, let alone decide who I thought was going to win. Of course, the food associated with the game is just as important as the game itself but that’s another issue.
    My dilemma boils down to this: my head says the San Francisco 49ers should win. My gut says the Baltimore Ravens.
    And, since my gut is bigger than my head, I have to go with Baltimore. Just kidding. That was just one factor in my decision.
    Actually, my thought process was more along these lines: I generally like the team that seems to have its mojo working heading into the playoffs. By that standard, the 49ers should be a shoo-in.

  • On Schedule 02-03-13

    Tuesday

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Hope Christian, varsity, 6 p.m.; Taos at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Boys basketball: Pojoaque at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Friday

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

    Saturday

    Wrestling: Bryan Sanchez Memorial Invitational, varsity, 9 a.m.

    Swimming and diving: Los Alamos at APS Invite, boys and girls, 8:30 a.m.

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

  • Sports Briefs 02-03-13

    Beginning fencing class returns

    The YMCA’s beginning fencing class will start Tuesday at the YMCA’s gymnasium.
    The class is for those with no previous fencing experience. It is open to interested persons 10 years or older.
    Instruction will include basic footwork, fundamental blade skills and rules. Some bouting for beginners is also scheduled.
    All equipment for the class will be provided.
    More information is available by calling Tom Hill at 672-1058.

    Renegades to visit ice rink again

    The New Mexico Renegades semiprofessional hockey team will host the Wichita Thunder at Los Alamos County Ice Rink Saturday.
    The Renegades, a Junior A team located who play in Rio Rancho, compete in the Western States Hockey League Mountain Division.
    More information can be obtained by calling the ice rink at 662-4500.

    Women’s Weekend starts Friday

  • Marr sets three U.S. swim records at Olympic Club

    One of the most prolific age-group swimmers in the country, Jackie Marr, is at it again.
    Marr, a local competitor who holds numerous master’s-level world and U.S. records, recently captured three more national titles. Competing at The Olympic Club national meet last month, Marr earned U.S. bests in her age group in the 400-meter, 800-meter and 1500-meter short course freestyle events.
    Just as impressive, Marr earned all three titles in the same swim.
    Marr was swimming in just one event, the 1500 freestyle, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. Her split times in the 1500 — roughly equal to one mile — were good enough to give her the U.S. titles.
    “I thought I did really good,” Marr said. “I got tired doing flip-turns at the end.... I felt good, but I almost wish I could swim it over again.”
    As is usually the case for the fiercely competitive Marr, she wanted more. Specifically, she wanted to break her age group’s world short course record in the 1500, the time of which she has written on an index card: 23 minutes, 54.74 seconds.
    Marr recently turned 70, which now places her in the 70-74 age group at the master’s level. The first year of joining an age group is generally the prime chance swimmers have to make their marks.

  • Roundball roundup: Friday prep scores

     

    Boys Basketball

    Alamogordo 57, Mayfield 30

    Atrisco Heritage 74, Highland 58

    Belen 75, Valencia 46

    Bernalillo 51, Santa Fe 49, OT

    Bosque School 48, East Mountain 38

    Carrizozo 51, Santa Fe Waldorf School 36

    Clovis 82, Hope Christian 68

    Dora 73, Melrose 41

    Elida 53, Tatum 44

    Gallup 61, Grants 44

    Hobbs 99, Artesia 53

    La Cueva 70, Albuquerque Academy 65

    Las Cruces 49, Gadsden 27

  • Had your winter Phil? Check Groundhog Day forecast

    PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — It's Groundhog Day and Punxsutawney (puhnk-suh-TAW'-nee) Phil has made his prediction. He says expect an early spring.

    With thousands watching on Gobbler's Knob in west-central Pennsylvania, the furry rodent emerged from his lair Saturday but didn't see his shadow.

    Legend has it that if the groundhog sees his shadow on Feb. 2, winter will last six more weeks. But if he doesn't see his shadow, spring will come early. At least that's what the Inner Circle says — the group that dons top hats and tuxedos on Groundhog Day each year to oversee the ceremony.

    Inner Circle president Bill Deeley says that after "consulting" with Phil, he makes the call in deciphering what the world's most famous groundhog has to say about the weather.

  • Today in History for February 2nd
  • Raw: Arrests at San Francisco Nudity Ban Protest

    Police have arrested four naked people protesting San Francisco's nudity ban on the steps of City Hall. The arrests on Friday came as the city's prohibition on going out in the buff took effect.

  • Practice ordnance found in LA Canyon

    Public Works employees working in Bayo Canyon got a bit of a surprise in the form of a 105 mm M46 projectile Thursday.

    The ordnance was discovered shortly after unloading some mud from a dredging operation taking place at the Los Alamos Canyon reservoir.

    The bomb squad from the Los Alamos Police Department was called, and ordnance experts from Kirtland Air Force base also were notified. They came up early this morning to run some tests on the projectile, only to determine it was a concrete-filled practice round left over from the World War II era, or earlier. 

    According to LAPD Cpl. Oliver Morris, it was a common size, “so it could have been even earlier,” Morris said. He also said however one of the other officers on the scene, Cpl. Sheldon Simpson, who was in the military in the 90s, was even familiar with the round.

    How it arrived in the Los Alamos Canyon reservoir is a bit of a mystery, but Public Works Project Manager and Senior Engineer Daniel Erickson said the experts told him it probably washed in from upriver somewhere.

    “It was in very good shape, so they think it probably washed into the reservoir in the recent past,” Erickson said.  “They also think that because the reservoir was dredged down to the bedrock shortly after the Cerro Grande Fire.”

  • Brisket night

    Los Alamos High School NJROTC members help out during brisket night at the Posse Lodge Thursday.