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  • Sports Update 11-21-12

    Christmas Lights Runs start Monday

    The Los Alamos Triatomics multi-sport club will host its 2012 Christmas Light Runs.
    The runs will go through various Los Alamos neighborhoods during the holiday season and vary in length from 2.3 miles to 6.5 miles.
    Runs are currently scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. Monday. The first run will be 2.75 miles through Western Area starting at the Metzger’s Mobil station on Diamond Drive.
    Runs are scheduled every Monday and Wednesday through Dec. 20. All the runs are non-competitive.
    More information on the Triatomics can be found by visiting triatomics.org. Late schedule changes can be found by visiting facebook.com/triatomics.

    LAGC will reopen Friday morning

    Los Alamos Golf Course will be closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday, but will reopen Friday, depending on weather conditions.
    Pro shop hours for Friday are 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    More information or tee time reservations can be made by calling 662-8139.

    Ice rink announces holiday hours

  • ‘Macho’ Camacho is in critical...

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Former world boxing champion Hector “Macho” Camacho was in critical condition Wednesday after being shot in his native Puerto Rico, with doctors and his family expected to wrestle with whether to take him off life support after his condition worsened.
    Doctors had said Camacho was expected to survive after he was shot in the face while sitting in a car Tuesday night in his hometown of Bayamon. But his condition worsened overnight and his heart stopped at one point, said Dr. Ernesto Torres, director of the Centro Medico trauma center in San Juan.
    “He’s battling minute to minute. This is the most important fight of his life,” Torres told The Associated Press outside the hospital in the Puerto Rican capital.
    Torres said that two specialists will examine the boxer to determine his level of brain activity.
    The specialists will then consult with other doctors and Camacho’s mother, who was expected to arrive from New York, to discuss whether he should be removed from life support, said Ismael Leandry, a longtime friend and former manager who was also at the hospital.
    “We just have to wait to see if ‘Macho’ gets better. It’s a hard battle,” Leandry told AP.

  • Ski Report 11-21-12

    Angel Fire

    No base report. Will open when conditions permit.

    Enchanted Forest

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

    Pajarito

    No base report. Will open when conditions permit.

    Red River

    23-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 5 trails and 4 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak
    1-inch base. No new snow reported. Will open when conditions permit.

    Sipapu

    18-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 3 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

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

    Ski Santa Fe

    No base report. Will open when conditions permit.

    Taos
    No base report. Will open when conditions permit.

    Valles Caldera
    No base report. Will open when conditions permit.

  • Elks win fourth straight 3A...

    The Pojoaque Elks earned their fourth consecutive Class 3A volleyball title in impressive fashion Saturday night.
    The Elks lost just one set in their run in the playoffs, held at Rio Rancho last week, including topping the Ruidoso Warriors 25-15, 18-25, 25-18, 25-14.
    Pojoaque (19-5) started off slow this year by its standards, losing three of four, including an early season contest against Los Alamos, but won five in a row following its slow start, taking the Piedra Vista Invitational and finishing second behind Piedra Vista in the Tournament of Champions.
    In its tournament run, Pojoaque won Pool B Thursday, then defeated Lovington 25-9, 25-16, 25-18 and Portales 25-8, 25-21, 25-9 Friday to advance to the championship match.
    Pojoaque has lost just 10 matches during its impressive state title run. It was a perfect 25-0 in 2011 and lost just one set the entire year, that against Los Alamos in its first match of the season.
    Only Texico (2006-2011), Hot Springs (1987-1993) and West Mesa (1988-1992) have had longer consecutive championships streaks than the Elks. Texico’s reign over Class 2A was snapped Saturday, falling in the championship match to Bosque School, 3-1.

  • LA drops opener at Kirtland...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team dropped its season opener on the road Tuesday night.
    Los Alamos stayed within striking distance until the early part of the fourth quarter against the Kirtland Central Broncos, but it wasn’t enough.
    “We played a solid three quarters, actually the first 26 minutes, but then the wheels fell off the last six minutes,” Los Alamos head coach Fil Dominguez said.
    The Hilltoppers were outscored 20-1 in the fourth quarter and fell 48-25 at Kirtland Central.
    Despite the loss, Dominguez said he like the effort he saw out of his team. However, fatigued seemed to set in late in the contest and the Broncos took advantage.
    Los Alamos (0-1) got all but six of its points Tuesday from two players, Simon Heath, who had 10 points, and Franklin Archuleta, who finished with 9 points.
    It is one of the big questions surrounding the Hilltoppers this season whether it will be able to find sustained offense and the personnel who can make buckets when they need it, something the Hilltoppers have struggled with for the last two seasons.
    Los Alamos finished 11-18 in the 2011-12 season.
    Tuesday, Kirtland Central got its running game going in the fourth quarter. The Broncos (1-0) also a Class 4A school, had a dominant performance on the boards as well.

  • Lobos top UConn, 66-60

    ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — New Mexico kept No. 21 Connecticut from winning the lone tournament it could have won this season.

    Tournament MVP Kendall Williams scored 15 points and the Lobos staved off a late UConn rally en route to a 66-60 victory in the championship game of the Paradise Jam.

    New Mexico (4-0) led by 10 points early in the second half, and by nine with as little as 7:11 left. But UConn (4-1) went on a 10-0 run and took over the lead after three Ryan Boatright free throws with 2:23 to play.

    However, the Lobos countered with a 9-0 run, paced by five points from Hugh Greenwood, then made all four foul shots in the final 39 seconds to seal the victory.

    "Both teams really fought for three games in four days," said New Mexico coach Steve Alford. "We've started the season doing a really good job at the foul line. We're getting there often, and we're making them."

    Indeed, the Lobos hit all 21 free throws on Monday. UConn went to the line just nine times, hitting seven.

    "Anytime you can beat your opponent 21-7 at the line, you're probably going to win a lot of games," Alford noted.

  • LA cross country runners take...

    The Los Alamos Cross Country team, comprised of runners from the Hilltoppers’ 2012 boys state championship team, finished third in the Nike Cross Southwest Regional event Saturday.
    Los Alamos placed three runners in the top 40 among team scorers to earn the third-place finish. The team finished with 215 points, earning a tiebreaker over Herriman, Utah, for third place when its sixth-place finisher, Mike Walker, outkicked a Herriman runner to the finish line.
    The Nike Cross regional race was run in Mesa, Ariz.
    The third-place finish by Los Alamos puts it in line for a potential Nike Cross National race at-large bid. At-large teams will be announced following the conclusion of regional races this weekend.
    Utah teams took three of the top four spots, with Los Alamos finishing as the top team from New Mexico, even outpacing the Storm XC Club, which featured Luis Martinez, the third overall finisher and first among team-affiliated competitors. The Storm, from Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho, was fifth overall.
    Also at the southwest regional, Los Alamos’ girls cross country team finished 12th overall. Los Alamos had 298 points, also best among competing teams from New Mexico.

  • Sipapu kicks off NM's ski...

    VADITO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's ski season kicked off Saturday with the opening of the Sipapu resort and at least two more resorts are expected to open later this week.

    Snowmaking has started at some ski areas around New Mexico, but Sipapu was the first to open. The resort is reporting an 18-inch base.

    Taos Ski Valley and Red River Ski Area are expected to open by Thanksgiving Day. Ski Santa Fe officials say they won't open until after the Thanksgiving weekend but could open within 48 hours of significant snowfall.

    Ski resorts in New Mexico and around the West had an unusual season last year. Early on, the snow was relatively good in New Mexico, but resorts in other Western states were forced to close early because of lackluster snow.

  • The AP top 25 college football...


    The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 17, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

  • Saturday prep football scores...

     

    PREP FOOTBALL
    Class 3A
    First Round

    Hope Christian 50, Taos 0

    Lovington 36, Pojoaque 0

    Robertson 40, Portales 26

    Class 2A
    First Round

    Clayton 52, Navajo Prep 6

    Dexter 56, Ramah 11

    Lordsburg 21, Laguna-Acoma 14

    Tucumcari 45, Mesilla Valley Christian 0