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  • Class 4A basketball playoff schedule

    Here are the schedules for the first two rounds of the Class 4A boys and girls basketball playoffs.

    Girls

    First round

    (all games are Friday at home of top seed)

    (16) Goddard at (1) Los Lunas, 7 p.m.
    (9) Los Alamos at (8) Deming, 7 p.m.
    (12) Grants at (5) Española Valley, 7 p.m.
    (13) Miyamura at (4) St. Pius X, 7 p.m.
    (14) Kirtland Central at (3) Santa Fe, 6 p.m.
    (11) Albuquerque Academy at (6) Valencia, 7 p.m.
    (10) Artesia at (7) Gallup, 6 p.m.
    (15) Piedra Vista at (2) Roswell, 7 p.m.

    Quarterfinals

    (March 12, The Pit, times TBA)

    Los Alamos-Deming winner vs. Goddard-Los Lunas winner
    Grants-Española Valley winner vs. Miyamura-St. Pius winner
    Kirtland Central-Santa Fe winner vs. Academy-Valencia winner
    Artesia-Gallup winner vs. Piedra Vista-Roswell winner

    Boys

    First round

    (all games are Saturday at home of top seed)

  • Bio on Ernest Moniz, Obama's nominee to head DOE

    The Obama Administration yesterday nominated three people to fill open spots on the president's second term cabinet. Among them, Ernest Moniz was tapped to head the Department of Energy.

    Reportedly well known and respected in scientific circles, Moniz, if confirmed by the Senate, would replace outgoing DOE Secretary Steven Chu. The following biographical information was published by the Massachussetts Institute of Technology.

    Moniz is the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems, Director of the Energy Initiative, and Director of the Laboratory for Energy and the Environment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has served on the faculty since 1973. He served as Head of the Department of Physics and as Director of the Bates Linear Accelerator Center. His research focus is energy technology and policy, including a leadership role in MIT interdisciplinary technology and policy studies on the future of nuclear power, coal, nuclear fuel cycles, natural gas, and solar energy in a low-carbon world.

  • Today in History for March 5th
  • Raw: HS Hoops Player Sinks 55-Foot Buzzer Beater

    This buzzer beater is going to be tough to beat just three days into March. Khalil Edney grabbed a loose ball and made a 55-footer as time expired to give New Rochelle a 61-60 win over rival Mt. Vernon in a New York sectional final on Sunday.

  • Obama nominates MIT scientist as DOE Secretary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signaled his willingness to tackle climate change with his pick of Gina McCarthy to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, one of three major appointments he announced Monday.

    A 25-year veteran of environmental policy and politics, McCarthy has worked for Republicans and Democrats, including Obama's presidential rival, Mitt Romney, who tapped her to help draft state plans for curbing the pollution linked to global warming. Along with McCarthy, Obama nominated MIT nuclear physicist Ernie Moniz to lead the Energy Department and Wal-Mart's Sylvia Mathews Burwell to head the budget office.

    McCarthy, 58, a Boston native, has led the EPA's air pollution division since 2009, ushering in a host of new rules targeting air pollution from power plants, automobiles, and oil and gas production.

  • Today in History for March 4th
  • LA girls are No. 9 in 4A postseason

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team was given an No. 9 seed, but not a first round home game, in the upcoming Class 4A playoffs.
    The Hilltopper girls (16-12), who finished third in the District 2-4A race this season, will travel to Deming in the first round of the playoffs, which is scheduled for Friday night. The Deming Wildcats (17-9) were the winners of the District 3-4A tournament championship this season.
    Girls Class 4A first round games are tentatively scheduled for Friday and boys 4A games for Saturday.
    Los Lunas, which had been ranked No. 1 for much of the latter part of the 2012-13 regular season, got the No. 1 overall seed in the 4A girls tournament. Roswell got the No. 2 seed, followed by Santa Fe, St. Pius X and Española Valley.
    In 4A boys basketball, Roswell earned the No. 1 overall seed. St. Pius X was the No. 2 seed in the boys draw, followed by Los Lunas, Bernalillo and Albuquerque Academy in the top five. Capital, which swooned down the stretch in District 2-4A play, slipped to the No. 6 seed.
    As expected, the Hilltopper boys weren’t entered into the 4A draw.
    For complete boys and girls brackets, visit nmact.org.
     

  • Four Texans killed in Angel Fire plane crash

    ANGEL FIRE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say four people from Texas were killed when their single-engine airplane crashed during takeoff at an airport in northern New Mexico.

    It happened Sunday 150 miles northeast of Albuquerque in the community of Angel Fire.

    New Mexico State Police identify the pilot as 33-year-old John Phillip Verhalen III, his 41-year-old sister, Sara Verhalen, and her 13-year-old daughter, Chloe Marie Jameson.

    The fourth victim is identified as the pilot's girlfriend, 26-year-old Jennifer Woodward.

    A spokesman says he doesn't have information on where the victims lived, but the FAA says the plane was owned by a company in Scottsville, Texas, which is about 150 miles east of Dallas.

    The cause of the crash is under investigation.

  • Raw: Demolition of Fla. Home Over Sinkhole
  • Today in History March 3rd