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Today's Sports

  • Tuesday’s state basketball scores

    Boys basketball

     

    Bernalillo 48, St. Michael's 43

    Deming 50, Silver 43

    Farmington 56, Durango, Colo. 54

    Goddard 63, Lovington 40

    Hondo 63, NMMI 60

    Kirtland Central 61, Miyamura 46

    Laguna-Acoma 103, Crownpoint 28

    Las Cruces 67, Santa Teresa 66, OT

    Monte del Sol 96, East Mountain 52

    Moriarty 46, Valencia 37

    Oñate 52, El Paso Riverside, Texas 47

    Pecos 86, Santa Rosa 62

    Shiprock 63, Piedra Vista 60

     

    Girls basketball

     

    Bloomfield 40, Piedra Vista 39

    Hondo 63, NMMI 40

    Las Cruces 61, Deming 43

    Miyamura 58, Aztec 34

    Monte del Sol 46, East Mountain 40

    Portales 41, Lubbock Christian, Texas 23

    St. Michael's 44, Bernalillo 15

    Trinidad, Colo. 55, Raton 45

    Vaughn 35, NMSD 25

  • Everybody Back In the Pool

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper swim teams will return to action after a week’s hiatus Saturday. They will take part in the Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational.

  • State Notes 12-19-12

    UNM, NMSU meet for second time in five days

    The University of New Mexico Lobo men’s basketball team will face its in-state rival New Mexico State University for the second time in less than a week.
    The Aggies will host the Lobos at the Pan American Center. The game is scheduled to be shown on ESPN3.
    UNM, after defeating NMSU Saturday night in Albuquerque, moved up one spot in the Associated Press national poll to No. 16. UNM won handily 73-58 to improve to 11-0 on the season.
    For the Lobos, 7-foot center Alex Kirk is coming off a 15-point, 6-rebound performance. It was Kirk’s eighth game in a row with at least 10 points and ninth game so far this season.
    Kirk and Kendall Williams both finished with 15 points Saturday, the high-point men in the game. Chad Adams had 13 points and a team-high 10 boards.
    This season, Kirk has averaged 12.0 points per game and leads the team with 8.0 rebounds per game.
    The Aggies were paced by Daniel Mullings’ 14 points. He was the only Aggie to get into double-digits. Tyrone Watson had a game-high 11 rebounds.

  • A&M's Johnny Football...

    Johnny Manziel ran for almost 1,700 yards and 30 touchdowns as a dual-threat quarterback his senior year of high school at Kerrville Tivy.

    Who would have thought he'd be even more impressive at Texas A&M when pitted against the defenses of the Southeastern Conference?

    On Tuesday, Manziel picked up another major award for his spectacular debut season. He was voted The Associated Press Player of the Year. As with the Heisman Trophy and Davey O'Brien Award that Manziel already won, the QB nicknamed Johnny Football is the first freshman to collect the AP award.

    Manziel's 31 votes were more than twice that of second place finisher Manti Te'o, Notre Dame's start linebacker. He is the third straight Heisman-winning quarterback to receive the honor, following Robert Griffin III and Cam Newton.

    Manziel erased initial doubts about his ability when he ran for 60 yards and a score in his first game against Florida.

  • Ski Report 12-18-12

    Angel Fire
    20-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 4 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    14-inch base of packed powder. 3 inches of new snow reported. 25 trails open.

    Pajarito
    10-inch base of variable conditions. No new snow reported. Tentative opening day is Friday.

    Red River
    25-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 14 trails and 5 trails open.

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

    Sipapu
    18-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 11 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Ski Apache
    10-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 2 trails and 2 lifts open.

    Ski Santa Fe
    39.5-inch base of powder. No new snow reported. 4 lifts open.

    Taos
    24-inch base of powder. 1 inch of new snow reported. 11 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Valles Caldera
    No report.

  • LA wins final tourney contest

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team held the Albuquerque Academy Chargers to just two points in the second quarter and four points in the fourth quarter to win in a rout Saturday.
    Los Alamos snapped a three-game losing streak by pummeling the Chargers 41-19 in the seventh-place game of the Joe Armijo Invitational.
    Despite holding Academy to just 8 points in the first half, Los Alamos (4-4) didn’t pull away until the second half. Los Alamos led by four points at the break but outscored Academy 19-7 in the third quarter.
    Academy (0-7) didn’t break into double-digits in any quarter.
    For Los Alamos, Erin Kirk had a game-high 11 points and Hayley Each added 8 points in the win. Amber Logan and McKenzie Logan both had 7 points.
    It was the second win of the season by the Hilltoppers over the Chargers. They defeated the Chargers 41-30 Dec. 6, also in Albuquerque.
    Los Alamos lost its first two games of the tournament, falling 77-45 to Los Lunas and 44-22 against Cibola to drop into the seventh-place game.

  • Dickey traded to Blue Jays

    NEW YORK (AP) — Eager for a new challenge and certainly a better chance to win, R.A. Dickey broke the news of his trade even before the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets.
    A few minutes ahead of the teams announcing the seven-player swap Monday that sent the NL Cy Young Award winner to Toronto, he tweeted his thanks to Mets fans and added he was all set to pitch for the Blue Jays.
    “Now that its official, I want to say that I don’t have the words to express how grateful I am to you for the steadfast support,” Dickey posted on Twitter. “Thank you for making me feel wanted.”
    “Looking forward to a new chapter with the Jays,” he wrote.
    Toronto acquired the 38-year-old knuckleballer and catchers Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas. The Mets got top catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud and veteran catcher John Buck, plus minor league right-hander Noah Syndergaard and outfielder Wuilmer Becerra.
    “It was an extraordinary privilege for us to be part of his career,” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said about Dickey. “The final chapter has not been written.”
    Dickey and the busy Blue Jays agreed to a new contract, clearing the way for the Mets to send him to a team that’s spending a lot of money trying to join baseball’s elite.

  • Sports Update 12-18-12

    Golf course closed, pro shop on shortened schedule

    Los Alamos Golf Course announced Monday it will shut down play for the season.
    Snowfall from Friday’s storm will close the course for play. Additionally, the LAGC pro shop will operate on an abbreviated schedule until Friday.
    The pro shop hours will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for the remainder of the week and will be closed Saturday and Sunday.
    More information can be obtained by calling 662-8139.

    Final Christmas lights run is Wednesday

    The Los Alamos Triatomics multi-sport club will host its final Christmas Light Run Wednesday night.
    The run will start at the San Ildefonso Road roundabout. The non-competitive run is 5.75 miles and starts promptly at 6:15 p.m. The run is free and anyone interested is invited to attend.
    More information on the Triatomics can be found by visiting triatomics.org. Late schedule changes can be found by visiting facebook.com/triatomics.

    Lobos hosting baseball camps

  • Events put on hold by winter...

    Some Los Alamos Public Schools athletic events were nixed by the weather Friday afternoon.
    Los Alamos’ scheduled middle school and high school wrestling tournaments were both called off this weekend, while the Hilltopper boys basketball team was unable to get down to its consolation round game Friday afternoon in Albuquerque.
    The Hilltopper basketball team had to take a forfeit in the second round of the Joe Armijo Invitational as it couldn’t get off the hill in time for its scheduled game against Albuquerque Academy Friday afternoon. Los Alamos elected not to take part in Saturday’s seventh-place game, either.
    The only team that was in action Friday was Los Alamos’ girls basketball team. The girls actually spent the last two nights in Albuquerque and avoided the winter storm altogether.
    The Hilltopper girls played in Friday’s consolation round of the invitational, but were doubled-up by Cibola 44-22. They were scheduled to play Academy Saturday but the result of that game hadn’t been reported as of press time — Los Alamos defeated Academy 41-30 earlier this month.
    The loss to Cibola, a Class 5A school, dropped Los Alamos to 3-4 on the season.
    In the girls side of the tournament, Volcano Vista was scheduled to face off against Hope Christian in the finale.

  • Ski area hoping for more snow...

    Friday’s storm was a good starting-off point for Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, but it will need more snow, preferably a lot and all at once, before it can open.
    Pajarito, which is just one of two downhill ski areas in the state which has yet to open this winter, picked up 6 inches from Friday’s snowstorm. While ski area manager Tom Long said that was a good start, that isn’t nearly enough to get its season going.
    Nevertheless, Pajarito staff has high hopes for the current low pressure system that blew Friday’s storm in from the Pacific.
    There was a winter weather advisory in effect for Saturday night, with projections of as much as 8 inches of snow above 9,000 feet in the area. Under ideal conditions, that would give Pajarito an accumulation total of about 14 inches.
    “We’re all really excited to see this,” said Long. “When we get enough snow we can be ready to be running in two days. Everyone here’s excited.”
    Long said the snow from Friday’s storm was relatively heavy and wet — the temperature on the mountain was about 25 degrees during the snowstorm — which he said is better than dry, powdery snow in terms of making a base.
    With wetter snow, Pajarito might be able to open with a lesser base total, roughly 18 inches.