• State Roundup: Friday prep basketball scores
      Boys Basketball Alamogordo 48, Onate 34 Albuquerque Academy 46, Moriarty 45 Belen 66, Miyamura 46 Capital 69, Bernalillo 62 Cibola 54, Cleveland 40 Clayton 60, Tucumcari 51 Cliff 71, Animas 24 Clovis 63, Lubbock Estacado, Texas 61 Cobre 57, Hatch Valley 46 Desert Academy 49, Alamo-Navajo 28 Dexter 90, Eunice 38 Eldorado 67, Manzano 46 Espanola Valley 89, Los Alamos 62
  • Ski Report 02-15-13
    Pajarito Mountain is open this weekend and reporting a 29-inch base for skiing. Pajarito, which reopened after a layoff earlier this month, had 32 of its trails open Friday morning and the Beginner, Aspen and Mother lifts operating. The ski area is reporting 11 inches of snow in the past three days. The new snow is predominantly powder. It is scheduled to be open through the extended Presidents Day weekend. Also in the area, Ski Santa Fe is reporting 44 inches of packed powder and Taos is reporting 49 inches and is 100 percent open this weekend.  
  • Fishing Report 02-15-13
     Northeast   Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed May 14 and will stay closed while the dam is being rebuilt. 
 Charette Lakes: Closed for the season. 
 Clayton Lake: Closed for the season.
 Conchas Lake: Fishing pressure was light again this past week but there were a few walleye taken by anglers using jig and grub combinations. We had no reports on other species. Anglers who wish to do so can still launch boats from the Cannon Cove area.
 Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week. 
 Eagle Nest Lake: Ice thickness over the weekend was reported at 24 inches. Fishing was slow to fair using ice jigs tipped with worms or wax worms for perch. Trout fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait, ice jigs and homemade dough bait. We had no reports of northern pike. 
 Lake Maloya: Ice thickness over the weekend was about 13 inches. Fishing was good using homemade dough baits, Power Bait, ice jigs and salmon eggs for trout. 
 Los Pinos: We had no reports from anglers this week.
 Manzano Lake: Trout fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait, salmon eggs and homemade dough bait. 
 Maxwell Lake 13: Closed for the season. 

  • NMSU drops San Jose State
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Bandja Sy had 13 points, nine rebounds and five assists to lead New Mexico State past San Jose State 67-57 on Thursday night. New Mexico State (18-8, 12-2 WAC) trailed 25-23 with 5:04 to go before halftime but responded with a 15-0 run to close out the first half to take a 38-25 lead at the break and never looked back. Renaldo Dixon scored 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Aggies, Daniel Mullings chipped in with 15 and Sim Bhullar had 10 points, five rebounds and four blocks. The Aggies had 10 blocked shots as a team and shot 42.9 percent from the field but were just 4 of 14 from beyond the arc. Xavier Jones led all scorers with 17 points for San Jose State (9-15, 3-10) and Chris Cunningham had 11 points and six rebounds. The Spartans have lost seven straight contests.
  • Thursday's prep basketball scores 02-15-13
     Boys basketball   Albuquerque High 77, Atrisco Heritage 66 Crownpoint 55, Zuni 38 Grady 59, Clovis Christian 44 Highland 62, Rio Grande 59 Pecos 81, Monte del Sol 53 Tohajilee 93, Foothill 48 Walatowa Charter 66, Graceway Christian 50 West Mesa 60, Valley 50   Girls basketball   Corona 71, Gateway Christian 25 Coronado 64, Tse Yi Gai 53 Dexter 56, NMMI 26 Eldorado 68, Manzano 42 Grady 66, Clovis Christian 30 Grants 59, Los Lunas 51 Hope Christian 68, Sandia Prep 36 La Cueva 52, Sandia 42 Pecos 41, Monte del Sol 28 Raton 69, West Las Vegas 58 Santa Fe Indian 48, St. Michael's 9 Taos 59, Pojoaque 42 Valencia 34, Miyamura 31
  • Lobos survive a scare vs. Bulldogs
     FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — With his team trailing by double digits at halftime, New Mexico coach Steve Alford could have tried to make some major adjustments. Instead, he told the Lobos to play the way they usually do. Kendall Williams scored 13 points, capped by an emphatic dunk just before the final buzzer, and No. 19 New Mexico overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat Fresno State’s Bulldogs 54-48 on Wednesday night. “It was just our guys,” Alford said. “They got the job done. When you’re down 11 at the half on the road and then play the way we played in the second half, it was outstanding. These guys, they just find a way. You shoot 37 percent and still get a road win.” Alex Kirk had 10 points, nine rebounds and six blocks for the Lobos (21-4, 8-2 Mountain West Conference). Tony Snell also scored 10, and his 18-foot leaner with 20 seconds left sealed the victory as New Mexico remained a half-game ahead of second-place Colorado State in the conference standings. Kevin Olekaibe led Fresno State (8-15, 2-8) with 11 points, while Kevin Foster had 10 points and 10 rebounds.  Foster scored all his points in the first half. The Bulldogs scored only three points, on Olekaibe’s 3-pointer, in the final 10:08.
  • State Notes 02-13-13
    Aggies travel for two WAC games
  • Tuesday's prep basketball scores 02-13-13
     Boys basketball   Bloomfield 54, Thoreau 52 Capital 60, Espanola Valley 58, OT Cleveland 68, Rio Rancho 62 Clovis 73, Carlsbad 59 Coronado 47, East Mountain 42 Deming 59, Centennial High School 49 Dexter 93, Loving 40 Evangel Christian 60, Graceway Christian 49 Floyd 40, Tatum 38 Gallup 74, Belen 54 Hagerman 95, Cloudcroft 60 Las Cruces 66, Onate 45 Los Lunas 64, Grants 49 Lovington 56, Portales 55 Magdalena 81, Alamo-Navajo 17 Mesilla Valley Christian 70, Hatch Valley 26 Miyamura 42, Valencia 32 Mora 62, Santa Fe Prep 55 Moriarty 62, Del Norte 46 NMMI 75, Eunice 48 Pecos 77, Penasco 55 Roswell 67, Artesia 56 Santa Fe 72, Los Alamos 41 Santa Fe Waldorf School 54, NMSD 26 Santa Teresa 44, Chaparral 33 Shiprock 55, Wingate 47 St. Pius 65, Albuquerque Academy 44 Texico 80, Melrose 51 Valley 70, Albuquerque High 62 Volcano Vista 44, Cibola 38   Girls basketball   Cloudcroft 56, Hagerman 48 Clovis 65, Carlsbad 29 Coronado 46, East Mountain 35
  • Angel Fire shovel race winner clocks better than 67 mph
     ANGEL FIRE – Hundreds of spectators and daredevils converged on the slopes of Angel Fire Resort last weekend for the Angel Fire Shovel Race Championships.   The annual challenge has competitors sitting on the scoop of a standard aluminum snow shovel, handle pointed downhill and race to the finish line time-trial style. Each rider gets two shots to clock the fastest time down the front of the Angel Fire ski mountain. Top speeds regularly exceed 60 miles per hour.  “Shovel racing began as a simple contest here in the 1970s when our lift operators would ride their shovels down the mountain at the end of their shifts,” said Andy Whitacre of Angel Fire Resort. “It has since grown into a crazy competition on the mountain that includes speed suits, costumes and radar guns. No year is ever the same, as competitors always try and outdo each other every season.” The organized competition has been held for more than 30 years at Angel Fire Resort. The event has even been featured by national news outlets including ESPN, ABC Sports, MTV and The Travel Channel.
  • NM prep basketball scores from Saturday games
      Boys Basketball Bernalillo 65, Los Alamos 49 Cliff 69, Hot Springs 34 Espanola Valley 47, Santa Fe 44 Menaul 66, Alamo-Navajo 27 Pecos 75, Dulce 39 Piedra Vista 72, Kirtland Central 68 Pojoaque 77, Raton 63 Robertson 59, West Las Vegas 52 Sandia Prep 51, St. Michael's 40 Santa Fe Prep 68, Monte del Sol 59 Santa Rosa 55, Tucumcari 46 Tatum 58, Eunice 57