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Today's Sports

  • LA drops its home opener, 66-42

    The quick start by the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team Saturday night couldn’t be sustained against a barrage from the perimeter by the Piedra Vista Panthers.
    Los Alamos started its home opener on an 8-0 run, but that lead all but evaporated by the end of the quarter and just four minutes into the second quarter, it was the Panthers who were well in control of the contest.
    Piedra Vista hit 20 field goals, 10 of those free 3-point range as it spoiled Los Alamos’ 2012-13 home opener, winning 66-42.
    Jacob Armijo, who came off the bench in the first quarter, hit three 3-pointers in the third quarter and finished with a game-high 17 points to lead the Panthers to the win.
    Armijo made some tough shots from the perimeter, but also took advantage of the Hilltopper defense’s slow rotation out.
    “That’s the sign of a young team right now,” Hilltopper head coach Fil Dominguez said. “But we’re definitely getting better. I told the kids after the game that was a team that would’ve beat us by 60 points this summer.”

  • LA holds off Pojoaque Valley at...

    The things the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team started to show in its season opener, it sustained through four quarters Friday night.
    Los Alamos put together a good run early on in the contest and the Pojoaque Valley Elks could never overcome that early deficit. Los Alamos used an efficient offense and made some big defensive stops when it needed to in a 53-47 victory at Griffith Gymnasium.
    Hilltopper 6-foot center Hayley Each, battling a cold Friday night and held out of the starting lineup, dropped in 17 points coming off the bench, 12 of those in the second half including a big bucket with under 5 minutes remaining to quell a mini-run by the Elks.
    It was the bounce-back showing the Hilltoppers were hoping for after a disappointing loss in their opener to the St. Michael’s Horsemen. But Friday night, instead of struggling to score points in the second half, the Hilltoppers kept up their offensive momentum, turning a 7-point advantage at the break to a 35-23 edge with 3:19 remaining in the third quarter.
    The Hilltoppers’ win spoiled the Los Alamos debut of veteran coach Ron Drake with his new team. Drake, who resuscitated an Española Valley program that was on life support and led the Sundevils to four straight district titles, made the move this offseason to Pojoaque Valley.

  • Friday Prep Basketball Scores...

     

    Boys Basketball

    Bosque School 71, Monte del Sol 31

    Canyon Randall, Texas 65, Lovington 38

    Chaparral 46, Clint Mountain View, Texas 28

    Dora 62, Elida 29

    EP Coronado, Texas 57, Cleveland 38

    Espanola Valley 49, Mora 39

    Gallup 57, Farmington 54

    Hereford, Texas 53, Lovington 38

    Hobbs 102, EP Franklin, Texas 80

    Kirtland Central 54, Bloomfield 30

    Las Cruces 71, Fabens, Texas 59

    San Juan Blanding, Utah 83, Piedra Vista 62

  • LA knocks off Pojoaque

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team held off several comeback attempts by the Pojoaque Elks to win Friday night.

    Los Alamos went up early in its home opener and never relinquished the lead despite a big night from Pojoaque's Cheyenne Cordova.

    Hilltopper Hayley Each dropped in 17 points and had six rebounds in the second half as the Hilltoppers won 53-47 at Griffith Gymnasium.

    Los Alamos (1-1) spoiled the Griffith Gymnasium debut for the new team of Ron Drake with his new team.

    Read more about the Hilltoppers' win in Sunday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Fishing Report 11-30-12

    Northwest

     

    Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was extremely light again this past week. The water was murky and the surface water temp ranged from the high 40s to the low 50s.

    Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing on the drains has been great for some but slow for others. Chris Ortega of Albuquerque has been doing very well catching and releasing trout and also landed a nice 18.5-inch largemouth bass this past weekend. He was fishing the Albuquerque Drain and using a custom tied purple and green spinner fly he calls the “skunk 101.” Other trout anglers have done well using worms, salmon eggs and a variety of small bead-head nymphs.

    Bluewater Lake: Trout fishing was fair using corn, salmon eggs, worms and salmon peach and yellow Power Bait. Fishing for all other species was slow.

    Canjilon Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

    Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 400 cfs and 456 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was good using nightcrawlers, Panther Martins, Rapalas, Power Bait, salmon eggs, wooly buggers and streamers for a mix of browns and rainbows. Below Abiquiu trout fishing was fair using Panther Martins, salmon eggs, wooly buggers and Power Bait.

  • Ski Report 11-30-12

    Red River

    23-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 6 trails and 4 lifts open.

    Sipapu

    18-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. Will reopen Saturday.

    Ski Apache

    4-inch base. No new snow reported. Scheduled to open Dec. 7.

    Ski Santa Fe

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

    Taos

    12-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 7 trails and 4 lifts open.

    NOTE: Angel Fire, Enchanted Forest, Pajarito, Sandia Peak and Valles Caldera have not provided updated information.

  • LA hockey team hosts Rio Rancho...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team will be in action tonight at the county’s ice rink.
    Los Alamos will take on the Rio Rancho Rams. Game time is 8:15 p.m.
    To start their season, the Hilltoppers won two straight contests. They blasted the Santa Fe Blue Jackets 9-2 in their season opener — a home game played at Taos’ ice rink — then topped the Rams 3-1 in Rio Rancho.
    Zealand Walterscheid and Sam Ortiz played in goal for Los Alamos in those opening week games.
    Those two wins immediately propelled the Hilltoppers to the top of the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League standings, ahead of Cibola (7-1).
    Cibola hosts Taos Saturday in one of only five NMIIHL games set for this weekend.

  • Aquatomics swimmers break state...

    The Los Alamos Aquatomics 8 and under boys relay team of Andy Corliss, Wayne Williams, Matias Rougier and Ming-Yuan Lo set a new state record for the 100-yard freestyle swim relay.
    The team broke the record at the Sudden Thunder Aquatic Racers Veteran’s Day Classic.
    That meet was in Rio Rancho Nov. 9-10.
    Corliss, Williams, Rougier and Lo finished with a time of 1 minute, 5.23 seconds, nearly 2-1/2 seconds better than the previous state record for their age group that was set in 1993.

  • Toppers are at Griffith this...

    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls and boys basketball teams will have their home openers this weekend.
    Los Alamos’ girls will host the Pojoaque Elks tonight at 7 p.m. The Hilltopper boys, after tonight’s trip to Sandia Prep, will face the Piedra Vista Panthers Saturday at 5 p.m.
    Both Hilltopper teams will be looking tonight to bounce back from season-opening road losses. Los Alamos’ boys fell to the Kirtland Central Broncos 48-25 Nov. 20, while Los Alamos’ girls dropped a 52-46 decision at St. Michael’s Tuesday.
    In Tuesday’s contest the Hilltopper girls led for all of the first three quarters. However, the Hilltoppers’ offense, which was very efficient in the in the first half — 11-for-19 from the field — struggled in the third quarter, tallying only six points.
    Los Alamos got into foul trouble in the second half which hampered its play on both ends of the court and the Horsemen took advantage.
    Tonight, Los Alamos (0-1) will likely have to deal with heavy full-court pressure from Pojoaque (1-1), which is coached by wily veteran Ron Drake, who steered Española Valley to four straight District 2-4A titles before taking over Pojoaque’s program this year.

  • Ulrich, Lockhart pace LASG team

    Charlotte Ulrich and Liz Lockhart were the top all-around scorers for the Los Alamos School of Gymnastics Atomic Tumblers at the Los Alamos Invitational Nov. 3.
    Ulrich, who had a 35.55 in the all-around, and Lockhart, who finished with a 35.45, were among 137 gymnasts from seven teams that participated in the meet.
    In all, 30 Atomic Tumblers competed; fourteen, including Ulrich and Lockhart, in the Jr. Olympic Program, fourteen in the Xcel Program, and two competed in both. The Xcel program is an alternative to the rigorous Jr. Olympic Program, allowing gymnasts the opportunity to perform routines choreographed to fit each individual.
    Ulrich won the Level 5 Junior A Division, earning gold in the all-around (35.55) and floor exercises (9.2), silver on balance beam (9.05) and vault (8.55) and took the bronze on the uneven parallel bars (8.75). Lockhart, the only Level 6 gymnast to compete for the Tumblers, took gold on bars (8.75), a tie for gold on vault (9.2), and silver on beam (9.0), floor (8.5), and all-around (35.45). Both gymnasts achieved their highest all-around scores of the season in this meet.