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  • LA's Amy Neal named 4A...

    For the second straight year, Los Alamos’ Amy Neal was named the Class 4A Player of the Year in girls soccer.
    Neal, the No. 2 scorer in 4A this season, was honored by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association for her performance in the 2012 season.
    Neal, who will attend the University of Tennessee next fall, earned 32 goals and 20 assists, both the second-best totals in 4A. She also led Los Alamos to the state semifinals before the Hilltoppers bowed out to Aztec.
    Along with Neal, two other Hilltopper girls were picked for the All-State first team. Goalkeeper Bryce Theesfeld and fullback Stephanie Blair were both named to this year’s 4A first team.
    State champion Albuquerque Academy led all teams with five first-team nods this season, including scoring champion MacKenzie Miller.
    On the boys side, Los Alamos didn’t pick up any first team All-State selections. Fullbacks Brandon Hodges, Ben Stewart and Zayne Walterscheid, and midfielder Henry Steinkamp were named to the All-State second team for the Hilltoppers.
    Farmington’s Jeremy Klepac was named 4A boys soccer Player of the Year and Chaparral head coach Fernando Mendoza, who led the Lobos to their first ever boys soccer title, was named Coach of the Year. Chaparral outlasted Los Alamos in overtime of their semifinal game Nov. 9.

  • 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. 24, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

  • On Schedule 11-25-12

    Tuesday

    Girls basketball: Los Alamos at St. Michael’s, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.; LAMS at Taos, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Thursday

    Girls basketball: LAMS at Pojoaque Invite, TBA.

    Friday

    Girls basketball: Pojoaque at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.; LAMS at Pojoaque Invite, TBA.

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Sandia Prep, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Saturday

    Boys basketball: Piedra Vista at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Swimming: Los Alamos at Barney Relays, boys and girls, 10:30 a.m.

    Girls basketball: LAMS at Pojoaque Invite, TBA.

  • Hilltoppers have experience, but...

    Should the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team be in a position where it's in need of an at-large bid to the playoffs, any strength of schedule tiebreakers will likely break its way.

    Los Alamos opens its 2012-13 season Tuesday night on the road at St. Michael's. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

    Heading into their opener, the Hilltoppers have10 players who spent at least some time with the varsity squad returning, including three key veterans coming back.

    Of those returners, senior Erin Kirk and junior Hayley Each, along with second-year varsity player Marissa Larribas, will make up a big group around the lane.

    "We've still got a lot of size with Hayley, Erin and Marissa," Los Alamos head coach Tarah Logan said. "We've been pushing really hard to make an effort to push the ball inside."

    Logan, going into her fifth season with the Hilltoppers, doesn't want her team to be one-dimensional, however. She said returning guards, sophomore Amber Logan and junior McKenzie Logan, along with senior Anna Scott, who missed time last year due to injury, can steer an effective transition game.

  • Lobos win, Kirk scores 11 points

    Alex Kirk came just one rebound short of a double-double as the University of New Mexico Lobos thumped the Idaho Vandals Friday night.
    The Lobos used a 19-0 second half run to pull away from the Vandals Friday at The Pit, winning 73-58.
    Along with Kirk, a former standout at Los Alamos, Demitrius Walker had 19 points coming off the bench. Walker went 5-for-5 from 3-point range to lead the effort and Kirk, who has made his way into the starting lineup for UNM, finished with 11 points and 9 rebounds and 3 blocked shots.
    “(Kirk) is making things hard on teams in the paint,” Lobo head coach Steve Alford said. “He is really starting to get comfortable and is really doing a lot of good things.”
    The win improves UNM to 5-0 on the season.
    The two teams were tied at 36 at the half, but the Vandals (1-3) moved out to a 49-46 lead in the second half before the Lobos’ big run.
    Kirk said afterward there was a battle in the paint.
    “I would say it’s pretty physical and they’ve all been,” Kirk said. “Some of the games at the (U.S. Virgin Islands) were physical with the different refereeing and stuff like that is something we need to adjust to.”
    Kirk went 4-for-7 from the field and 3-for-4 from the foul line.

  • Friday night under the lights:...

     

    PREP FOOTBALL
    Class 5A
    Quarterfinal

    Eldorado 21, La Cueva 7

    Las Cruces 70, Clovis 40

    Sandia 35, Mayfield 28

    Volcano Vista 25, Rio Rancho 24

     

    Class 4A
    Quarterfinal

    Belen 40, Deming 6

    Goddard 34, Moriarty 7

    Los Lunas 47, Piedra Vista 7

     

  • Boxer 'Macho' Camacho...

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Former championship boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho died Saturday at the hospital in Puerto Rico where he has been unconscious since he was shot in the face in an attack in his hometown.

    Camacho went into cardiac arrest in the pre-dawn hours and he was then taken off life support and died shortly thereafter, said Dr. Ernesto Torres, the director of the Centro Medico trauma center in San Juan.

    Camacho's mother, Maria Matias, said Friday night that she had authorized removing him from life support after his three sons had arrived from the U.S. mainland and had a chance to see their father for the last time. They managed to visit him before he died, said former pro boxer Victor "Luvi" Callejas, a longtime friend who has been acting as a family spokesman in recent days.

    "The family destroyed," Callejas said outside the hospital.

  • Fishing Report 11-23-12

    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: The Cannon Cove Campground boat ramp is open and fully functional. Other ramps remain closed. Fishing was slow but there were a few walleye taken by anglers using spoons. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the low 50s.

    Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.
    Eagle Nest Lake: Kokanee snagging slowed considerably over the past weekend as only a few fish were taken near the boat ramp area. Anglers are reminded that there is no snagging permitted on the boat ramp. Fishing for trout was slow to fair using roe sacs, Power Bait and salmon eggs. We had no reports on other species.

    Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

    Lake Maloya: Fishing was very good using spoons, Power Bait and white and multicolored mini marshmallows for trout up to 20 inches.

    Los Pinos: We had no reports from anglers this week.

    Manzano Lake: Trout fishing was slow but there were a few taken on Power Bait and salmon eggs.

    Maxwell Lake 13: Closed for the season.

  • Ski Report 11-23-12

    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. 6 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. 4 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

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

    Ski Santa Fe

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

    Taos

    12-inch base. No newe snow reported. Will open when conditions permit.

    Valles Caldera

    No base report. Will open when conditions permit.

  • State Notes 11-23-12

    Class 4A football playoffs continue
    The Class 4A state football playoffs continue today with the top four seeds seeing their first postseason action.
    Top-seeded Goddard, which has been the No. 1 team throughout the 2012 season, will take on eighth-seeded Moriarty tonight at the Wool Bowl. The winner between Goddard and Moriarty will face tonight’s winner between fourth-seeded Belen and fifth-seeded Deming in the Class 4A semifinal next week.
    There were four blowouts in the first round of the 4A playoffs last week, with none of the games being decided by less than 25 points.
    Santa Fe, the District 2-4A champion, had the worst go of it in the opening round, losing 63-13 at Aztec. Moriarty topped Farmington 45-20, Deming blanked Roswell 36-0 and Piedra Vista crushed St. Pius X 49-3.
    Also tonight, No. 2 seed Los Lunas will face Piedra Vista. Saturday, third-seeded Artesia will take on Aztec, the No. 6 seed.