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  • Fishing Report 1-04-13

    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: Fishing from the bank was slow for all species. We had no reports from boaters.
    Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.
    Eagle Nest Lake: On Monday the lake opened to walk in only ice fishing. No snow mobiles or ATVs allowed on the ice at this time. There is approximately 10 inches of ice near the boat ramp and 9 inches in the Six Mile area. The gate to Six Mile is expected to open in a few days.
    Lake Maloya: As of Monday the lake was covered with a thin layer of ice. For updated conditions call the Sugarite Canyon State Park office at 575-445-5607.
    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: We had no reports from anglers this week.
    Morphy Lake: Closed for the season.  
    Pecos River: Trout fishing was slow but there were a few fish taken on egg patterns, small copper John Barrs and salmon eggs. Most of the action was below the town of Pecos to the Villanueva area.  

  • Video: Micaela Christensen signs...

     Micaela Christensen signed a letter to play softball for Taylor University (NAIA) in Upland, Indiana. The signing took place at Crossroads Bible church. Christensen, who was home schooled, is a senior and has been the starting catcher for LAHS since her 8th grade year in 2009. She has a career batting average of .427, 16 HR and 105 RBI.    

  • New Year's Day bowl game...

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Stepfan Taylor rushed for 89 yards and an early touchdown, Kevin Hogan passed for 123 yards, and No. 8 Stanford won its first Rose Bowl since 1972, beating Wisconsin 20-14 on Tuesday night.

    Usua Amanam made the decisive interception near midfield with 2:30 to play as the Pac-12 champion Cardinal (12-2) ended their four-decade drought in the Rose Bowl.

    The Big Ten champion Badgers (8-6) lost the Rose Bowl in heartbreaking fashion for the third consecutive season. Montee Ball rushed for 100 yards and his FBS-record 83rd touchdown, but Wisconsin managed only 82 yards after halftime.

    With impressive defense of its own, Wisconsin still stayed in position for an upset in the one-game return of Hall of Fame coach Barry Alvarez, who was back on the Badgers' sideline in his red sweater-vest seven years after hanging up his whistle.

    When Bret Bielema abruptly left Wisconsin for Arkansas after winning the Big Ten title game, Alvarez agreed to coach his fourth Rose Bowl.

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  • The best games from 2012

    If you’re a fan of fall sports, the month of October 2012 was your month.
    More than any other, October featured the top contests of the year for the Hilltoppers.
    Of the Los Alamos’ top 10 events of the calendar year, October features more entries, three, than any other month — although February just missed out matching that total by a few days. But with fall sports getting to their nitty-gritty in October, it’s easy to see why.
    That particular month, the Hilltoppers had to duke it out with the Capital Jaguars, the Española Valley Sundevils and a team from the Midwestern United States.
    As always, the Los Alamos Monitor takes a look back at the most exciting Hilltopper sporting events of the past 12 months. This list is, of course, completely subjective, but does take into account postseason implications, competitiveness and the all-important “gasp” factor. Only events attended by a Los Alamos Monitor representative were considered for this list.
    Without further ado, here are the Top 10 Hilltopper Contests of 2012:

    10. Softball: St. Pius X at Los Alamos, May 5

    The playoffs haven’t been kind in recent years to the Hilltopper softball team, so getting out of a late-inning jam was somewhat unexpected.

  • Kirk leads New Mexico over No. 8...

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Sean Kilpatrick had two options: Take the quick shot if it's there, drive to the basket if it's not. He caught the pass and thought he had just enough room to get the shot off.

    He never saw Alex Kirk's hand coming.

    Kirk scored 15 points and blocked Kilpatrick's shot just before the buzzer Thursday night, preserving New Mexico's 55-54 win that handed No. 8 Cincinnati its first loss.

    New Mexico (13-1) rallied in the second half behind its 7-foot center, who hit a 3-pointer, got a team-high seven rebounds and slapped away Kilpatrick's jumper in the final seconds. Kilpatrick passed it in from the baseline to center Cheikh Mbodj with 4.5 seconds left, then got the ball right back with the two options.

    "I thought I had him," Kilpatrick said. "I could have drove, but I didn't."

    Kirk figured that Cincinnati's top scorer was going to let it fly and managed to get there just as the ball left his hands.

  • Ski Report 12-26-12

    Angel Fire
    29-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 41 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    20-inch base of packed powder. 2 inches of new snow reported. 33 trails open.

    Pajarito
    19-inch base of variable conditions. 1 inch of new snow reported. Will open when conditions permit.

    Red River
    35-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 38 trails and 6 trails open.

    Sipapu
    28-inch base of machine-groomed snow. One-half inch of new snow reported. 30 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache
    14-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 5 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Ski Santa Fe
    37-inch base of powder. No new snow reported. 25 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Taos
    31-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 31 trails and 13 lifts open.

    Valles Caldera
    6-inch base of variable conditions. No new snow reported. 9 trails open.

  • LA trips up Grants at home

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team came back from a 33-29 deficit Saturday to defeat the Grants Pirates 55-48 at Griffith Gymnasium.
    Los Alamos held Grants to only 4 points in the third quarter to reclaim a slim lead which it would never relinquish.
    It was a big win for Los Alamos Saturday, coming on the heels of a 44-37 loss to the Piedra Vista Panthers on the road the day before. Los Alamos started at the Goddard Holiday Classic today facing Portales.
    With Saturday’s win, the Hilltoppers improved to 5-5 on the season and 4-2 against Class 4A teams.
    Hayley Each had one of the biggest games of her career. Each, the Hilltoppers’ 6-foot-1 center, had 25 points, 17 in the first half and 11 of Los Alamos’ 13 points in the first quarter. She also finished with 14 rebounds.
    The Hilltoppers had trouble finding support for Each in the first quarter — the only other Los Alamos score came on a breakaway — but Kiana Zerr, coming off the bench, came up big in the second quarter, hitting 8 of 8 from the foul line.
    Zerr had 14 points — a last second bucket of hers was waved off at the buzzer — connecting on a pair of field goals in the fourth quarter to help seal the victory.

  • LA girls are 2nd at APS Invite

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls swimming team finished second among the seven competing schools at last weekend’s Albuquerque Public Schools Winter Break Invitational.
    Sarah Lott picked up a first place finish and a second place finish in the shortest and longest event of the day to help Los Alamos grab 394 points, which nipped Albuquerque’s Bulldogs for the runner-up spot at the meet.
    La Cueva’s girls won that side of the competition with 591 points, while Albuquerque finished with 515 points to win the boys meet.
    Los Alamos’ boys finished fourth overall with 363 points. The Hilltopper boys were paced by runner-up performances by Sam Harris in the 200-yard freestyle, 500-yard freestyle.
    On the girls side, Lott finished second in the 50 freestyle event (25.97), then went on to win the 500 freestyle (5:27.08), a rare combination of distances.
    Other top finishers for Los Alamos’ girls included Kaitlin Bennett in the 200 freestyle and Maria Venneri in the 200 individual medley.
    Los Alamos’ point total was boosted by a 2-3 finish from divers Amy Neal and Laura Wendelberger.
    Also for Los Alamos’ boys, Connor Schultz was second in the 100 backstroke and Max Reidys was second in the 100 breaststroke.