Today's Sports

  • Fishing Report 12-14-12




    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. Fishing was slow for all species.

    Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

    Eagle Nest Lake: Snow and ice covered the lake Monday morning, shutting down fishing from boats as well as from the bank. For updated ice conditions contact the state park office at 575-377-1594.

    Lake Maloya: Fishing pressure was light but there were some trout caught by anglers using homemade dough baits, marshmallows and Power Bait. There was some ice forming around the edges of the lake but plenty of open water for bank fishing.

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

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

    Maxwell Lake 13: Closed for the season.

    Monastery Lake: Trout fishing was good using Power Bait and salmon eggs.

    Morphy Lake: Closed for the season.

    Pecos River: Water flow near the town of Pecos on Monday was 24 cfs. Trout fishing was fair using salmon eggs, worms and small copper John Barrs.

  • State prep basketball scores

    Boys Basketball

    Cibola 64, Hope Christian 57

    Cliff 72, EP Immanuel, Texas 36

    Eldorado 81, Highland 60

    Floyd 67, Clovis Christian 32

    Fort Defiance Window Rock, Ariz. 78, Jemez Valley 31

    Grady 69, Vaughn 30

    Grants 60, Centennial High School 44

    Mayfield 60, Los Alamos 49

    Mora 71, Tucumcari 64

    Volcano Vista 81, Bernalillo 63

    Capital Tournament

    West Las Vegas 41, St. Michael's 59

    Capital 47, Gadsden 44

    Pueblo Central, Colo. 50, Santa Fe 39

    City of Champions Tournament

    Carlsbad 45, Chaparral 37

    Lovington 52, Artesia 49

    Moriarty 51, Goddard 29

    Roswell 84, EP Jefferson, Texas 62

    Cloudcroft Mountain Top Tournament

    Mescalero Apache 57, Cloudcroft 41

    Elida Tournament

    Dora 81, Melrose 35

  • Sports Update 12-14-12

    LA’s hockey game against Cibola postponed until Dec. 21

    The New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League announced tonight’s scheduled game between Cibola and Los Alamos has been postponed due to weather conditions.
    The game will be played Dec. 21 in Los Alamos.
    No announcement has been made concerning Los Alamos’ game Saturday night at Santa Fe.
    Los Alamos and Cibola are currently the top two teams in the NMIIHL standings.

    Snow falling on Pajarito, Ski Santa Fe opens Saturday

    Pajarito Mountain announced that it had received approximately 4 inches of snow this morning.
    Pajarito has not yet opened this season due to lack of snow, but has received a total of 5 inches in the past week. It has not announced an opening date. As of Saturday, it will be one of only two ski areas in New Mexico that will not have opened for the season.
    For Saturday, Ski Santa Fe will open with a 23-inch base. Three lifts are scheduled to be operating.

  • Mayfield pulls away to win

    ALBUQUERQUE – In its quest to finally break into the win column this season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team looked like it might have a shot in the final period Thursday night.
    Instead, the Mayfield Trojans got some big buckets late to pull away and hold on for the victory at Albuquerque Academy.
    Mayfield’s Isaiah Rivera took over the fourth quarter, scoring 13 points to help the Trojans secure a 60-49 victory in the first round of the Joe Armijo Invitational.
    It was a teeth-grinding loss for the Hilltoppers, who appeared to have fate on their side when guard Seth Drop nailed a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from half-court to end the first half.
    But Rivera’s big fourth quarter, combined with Los Alamos center Travis Richins fouling out with 4:38 remaining in regulation on a head-scratching call, were too big of hurdles for the Hilltoppers to overcome.
    Hilltopper head coach Fil Dominguez said he saw some things he liked out of his team Thursday, but there is at least one aspect of its game that needs to get better in a hurry.
    “We can’t stop a lady in a wheelchair,” Dominguez said of his defense. “Right now, we’re trying to find a defensive stopper.”

  • 'Toppers get hammered in...

    ALBUQUERQUE – Early in the second half, Erin Kirk buried a 3-pointer to put the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team 29-27.
    Unbeknownst to the Hilltoppers, that would be their last hurrah of the ballgame.
    After going toe-to-toe with the Los Lunas Tigers in the first half of Thursday’s opening round of the Joe Armijo Invitational, Los Alamos was hammered in the second half of its game against Los Lunas.
    Los Lunas, taking advantage of eight Los Alamos turnovers in the third quarter and turning them into 11 points on the other end, outscored the Hilltoppers 32-6 in the final 7:30 of the period.
    The big turnaround blew open what had been a tight contest up to that point. Tinaya Murphy had 7 points and Teige Zeller dropped in 6 during the third quarter to lead Los Lunas.
    Los Lunas led by just one point, 28-27 at the break, and that came about only because of two late 3-pointers by Sanae Gaerlan.
    It was an inexplicable turnaround, but Los Alamos head coach Tarah Logan said her inside players, Hayley Each, Marissa Larribas and Kirk got into foul trouble, throwing a monkey wrench into much of what the Hilltoppers were doing.

  • 'Topper boys lose in...

    ALBUQUERQUE - The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team whittled a Mayfield Trojan advantage down to just one point with under 5 minutes remaining Thursday, but that would be as close as the Hilltoppers would get.

    The Hilltoppers lost a tight ballgame to Mayfield in the first round of the Joe Armijo Invitational at Albuquerque Academy Thursday, falling 60-49. The Hilltoppers  had several chances late to take the lead, but the Trojans pulled away late in the quarter to secure the win.

    Los Alamos takes on tournament host Albuquerque Academy Friday at 1:15 p.m. For more information, check out Friday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • LA girls fall to Los Lunas in...


    ALBUQUERQUE - The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team was going step-for-step with the powerful Los Lunas Tigers through the opening minutes of their contest Thursday before the wheels fell off.

    Los Lunas scored 32 points in the third quarter and held Los Alamos without a field goal for nearly 9 minutes as the Tigers blew the Hilltoppers out of East Gym at Albuquerque Academy.

    The Tigers rolled to a 77-45 victory in the first round of the Joe Armijo Invitational. Los Alamos (3-3) will face Cibola at 8 a.m. in the consolation round of the tournament Friday in Albuquerque. See Friday's Los Alamos Monitor for more details on the game.    

  • Aggies, Lobos to square off again

    Aggies, Lobos square off again
    The University of New Mexico Lobos and the New Mexico State University Aggie men’s basketball team will continue their longstanding rivalry Saturday night at The Pit.
    The Lobos and Aggies will meet for the 209th time at The Pit  in their rivalry, which dates back to 1904. It is the longest-standing rivalry for either basketball program.
    UNM and NMSU will actually play back-to-back games this season. Following Friday’s game in Albuquerque, the two teams will meet in Las Cruces Wednesday night.
    Last year, the teams split their home-and-home series, with each winning on the other’s home court. The Aggies won 62-53 at the Pit Nov. 16 but the Lobos romped to an 89-69 win at the Pan Am Center in late December.
    For the previous 208 games, the Lobos hold a 113-95 edge. The Lobos are 70-37 in Albuquerque while the Aggies are 58-42 in Las Cruces.
    This year, the Lobos and the Aggies have gotten off to very different starts. The Lobos are 10-0 — the second time under current coach Steve Alford they’ve attained that mark — and are ranked No. 17 in the nation by the Associate Press and No. 20 in the USA Today’s coaches’ poll.

  • Trio of LASG athletes earn gold...

    Los Alamos School of Gymnastics competitors Brianna Fryer, Addison Richie and Anna Clark became the New Mexico all-around champions in their divisions for their performances in the Xcel Program Dec. 1.
    Fryer swept the Bronze Child A Division, becoming the state vault (8.8), uneven parallel bars (9.5), balance beam (9.15), floor exercises (9.15) champ, along with earning the all-around championship (36.6). Fryer was the top all-around scorer across all divisions for LASG’s Atomic Tumblers.
    Richie earned the state titles on vault (8.75), bars (9.5), beam (9.2), and all-around in the Child B Division. Richie took bronze on floor (8.8) and was the second highest all-around scorer (36.25) across all divisions for the Tumblers.
    For her part, Clark earned the state title for her performance on bars (9.3), beam (8.5) and all-around (35.0) in the Silver Junior Division. Clark took bronze on vault (8.4) and floor (8.8).

    Here are summaries of the other LASG competitors at the state meet:

    Bronze Child A

    In the same division as Fryer, Katerina Kovalevskaya placed second all-around (35.6), earning silver on floor (9.1) and beam (9.0), bronze on bars (9.0). Kovalevskaya also took fourth place on vault (8.5).

  • Tuesday's prep basketball...

    Boys Basketball

    Atrisco Heritage 69, Del Norte 55

    Bloomfield 59, Navajo Prep 35

    Centennial High School 60, Hot Springs 17

    Dexter 61, Lovington 53

    Eldorado 60, Highland 32

    Espanola Valley 71, West Las Vegas 57

    Goddard 65, Portales 63

    La Cueva 105, Rio Grande 82

    La Cueva 105, Rio Grande 82

    Laguna-Acoma 89, Rehoboth 38

    Los Lunas 63, Santa Fe Indian 39

    Rio Rancho 75, Gallup 64

    Ruidoso 60, Artesia 56

    Santa Fe Prep 46, Escalante 37

    Santa Teresa 52, Alamogordo 42

    Shiprock 67, Aztec 43

    Silver 39, Chaparral 38

    St. Pius 55, Grants 35

    Tohajilee 72, Evangel Christian 36

    Valley 56, Valencia 29

    Girls Basketball

    Aztec 52, Cortez, Colo. 22

    Centennial High School 56, Hot Springs 27

    Cleveland 52, Piedra Vista 45

    Clovis 63, Lovington 39

    Goddard 52, Alamogordo 47

    Hobbs 49, Lubbock Estacado, Texas 43

    La Cueva 62, Rio Grande 33

    Laguna-Acoma 54, Rehoboth 31

    Las Cruces 76, EP Parkland, Texas 27