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Today's News

  • 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
  • Boys basketball championship game scores

     

    Boys Basketball
    District 1AAAAA
    Championship

    Cibola 60, Volcano Vista 38

    District 3AAAAA
    Championship

    Las Cruces 61, Gadsden 31

    District 1AAAA
    Championship

    Farmington 68, Piedra Vista 65, 2OT

  • Geyer living the dream as state champion

    To pull a prank on Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling fan and unofficial team mother Rita Sanchez, Brian Geyer found a “boot” for leg injuries at his house and limped in to see Sanchez.
    He told Sanchez he had broken his leg the Friday before in a football game. Sanchez, not realizing it was all a gag, went straight to chapel and prayed for Geyer to be healed of his injury.
    Upon finding out the whole thing was a joke, she dubbed him with the moniker “S.H.” It doesn’t mean “Super Hero,” either.
    But Geyer had his heroic moment last weekend, earning the first individual state championship for the Hilltoppers since 1996.
    “It feels really great,” Geyer said. “The last state title we had was when I was born.”
    Geyer had a dominant performance at the state Class 4A tournament, held at the Star Center in Rio Rancho. He won five straight contests, including holding on in a nail-biting overtime bout against Los Lunas’ Mark Hussey, to claim the title at 182 pounds.
    In the championship contest, Hussey went up 1-0 with two periods in the books and held a 3-2 advantage with under a minute remaining in regulation.

  • On Schedule 03-03-13

    Tuesday

    Baseball: Pojoaque Valley at Los Alamos, varsity, JV, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Belen at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Thursday

    Softball: Los Alamos at Cleveland, varsity, JV, 4 p.m.

    Baseball: Los Alamos vs. El Paso (Texas) at St. Pius X Invitational, varsity, 3:30 p.m.

    Friday

    Baseball: Los Alamos at St. Pius Invitational, varsity, TBA.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista Invite, varsity, TBA.

    Tennis: Los Alamos at El Paso (Texas) Invite, boys and girls varsity, TBA.

    Saturday

    Track and field: Los Alamos at Chili Quad, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Baseball: Los Alamos at St. Pius Invitational, varsity, TBA.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista Invite, varsity, TBA.

    Tennis: Los Alamos at El Paso (Texas) Invite, boys and girls varsity, TBA.

  • Sports Briefs 03-03-13

     LALL registering this week at Home Run Pizza

     

    Los Alamos Little League will hold registration sessions for its upcoming baseball and softball seasons Tuesday and Thursday.

    The sessions are scheduled from 6:30-8 p.m. at Home Run Pizza in Los Alamos.

    All boys and girls who are between the ages of 5-16 (as of April 30 for baseball and Dec. 21, 2012 for softball) are eligible to participate.

    Price for registration is $55 for one child, $50 for each additional child. Financial assistance may be available.

    More information can be found by visiting lalittleleague.org.

     

    The 2013 Pace Race season starts April 2

     

    The Atomic City Roadrunners running club will start its 40th Pace Race season with a run April 2.

    The first Pace Race of the season will begin at the Canyon Rim Trail parking lot off N.M. 502. 

    Tuesday’s race time is set for 6 p.m.

    Pace Races are a weekly event held Tuesdays between April and early October. 

    The weekly races include 1- and 3-mile runs and walks at various locations around Los Alamos County.

  • LA girls find out their seed Sunday

    Basketball teams from around the state, including the Los Alamos Hilltoppers, will learn their postseason fates Sunday.
    It is Selection Sunday, the day where the New Mexico Activities Association announces the fields for each of New Mexico’s six basketball classifications.
    Brackets for the state postseason are due out by 5 p.m. They will be posted online at nmact.org.
    For Los Alamos’ girls, they are not so concerned about whether they get in, but whether they will get one of the top 8 seeds in the playoffs. The top 8 teams will host a game in the first round.
    In Class 4A, 16 teams are selected to participate. Los Alamos’ girls are comfortably in the top 10 — in the most recent MaxPreps.com rankings, one of the criteria used for selecting postseason teams, Los Alamos was rated eighth in 4A — but with a 17-point loss Thursday night against Española Valley, not to mention usually-soft home attendance numbers at Griffith Gymnasium, a top-8 seed is a coin toss.
    What Los Alamos (16-12) does have going for it is a tough district, including teams like Santa Fe and Española Valley which could crack the top 5 overall.