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Today's Sports

  • LAHS swim team hosts invitational

    Simona Martin competes in the preseason meet for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls last month. Los Alamos girls and boys teams will host an invitational meet this weekend. The diving portion is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. and Saturday’s swimming events will start at 10:30 a.m. at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

  • Rockets, Tigers meet in 4A final

    The Goddard Rockets and the Los Lunas Tigers square off for the state Class 4A football championship tonight.
    Goddard, the No. 1 seed and Los Lunas, the No. 2 seed, will play at Los Lunas. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. All Class 2-5 state championship games, which will be played this weekend, can be streamed live at nmaafilms.tv.
    The Rockets (11-0) and the Tigers (12-0) were the only two undefeated 4A teams in the 2012 regular season. The Tigers scored a whopping 550 points this season (45.8 points per game) and allowed only 86 points, including shutting out five opponents.
    In fact, this season, the only team that scored more than 8 points against Los Lunas was Aztec, which the Tigers defeated 24-20 in last week’s 4A semifinal round.
    Goddard, meanwhile defeated Moriarty and Belen in the playoffs by a combined score of 69-14 to reach the championship game for the fifth time in the past seven years. Goddard won back-to-back titles in 2008 and 2009 and finished as the runner-up behind Aztec, losing a nail-biting finale 28-27 last year.
    Los Lunas has never won a state football title.

  • Ski Report 12-07-12

    Angel Fire

    No base report. Scheduled to open Dec. 14.

    Enchanted Forest

    No report. Will open when conditions permit.

    Pajarito

    No report. Scheduled to open Dec. 21.

    Red River

    23-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 6 trails and 4 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

    No report. Scheduled to open Dec. 15.

    Sipapu

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

    Ski Apache

    4-inch base. No new snow reported. Scheduled to open Dec. 14.

    Ski Santa Fe

    No report. Will open when conditions permit.

    Taos

    11-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 7 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Valles Caldera

    No report. Will open when conditions permit.

  • 'Toppers pick up win at...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team picked up an important win Thursday night.
    Los Alamos held the Albuquerque Academy Chargers to just one point in the first quarter and just five points in the fourth quarter to earn a big road victory, 41-30.
    Academy (0-3) rallied to cut the Hilltopper lead down to 17-14 at the break but the Hilltoppers scored 13 points in the third quarter and 11 points in the fourth quarter to seal the win.
    It was the first win by the Hilltoppers over a Class 4A team. The Hilltoppers (2-1) will face another Class 4A team Saturday night at home when they play the Moriarty Pintos (0-3). Moriarty is averaging only 21.3 points per game this season and was held to 13 points Tuesday against Hope Christian and 20 points Thursday against Belen.
    No other information about Thursday’s game was available as of press time.

  • LA blown out at home by St. Mike...

    A disastrous first quarter put the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team in an early hole from which it would never recover.
    Los Alamos was pummeled by the St. Michael’s Horsemen early and often, with the Horsemen connecting on 7 of 9 shots in the opening quarter en route to a 21-5 first quarter domination.
    St. Mike’s cruised the rest of the way to take a 66-36 decision over the Hilltoppers at Griffith Gymnasium.
    Matthew Barela dropped in 9 points in the first eight minutes and finished with a game-high 13 points for the Horsemen (1-0), who are the defending Class 3A champions and are considered by many the favorite to repeat.
    St. Mike’s had a 15-2 in the first quarter, extending nearly five minutes.
    Los Alamos, which slipped to 0-5 and failed to break the 40-point mark for the third time in those five games, got into early foul trouble — the Horsemen were into the double-bonus early in the second quarter while at the same time had been whistled for only four team fouls — which sent forward Xavier Dennison and center Travis Richins to the bench.
    Filling in at the forward position was junior varsity call-up Tyler Van Anne. Van Anne, in just one-plus quarter of action, dripped in 10 points, pulled down three rebounds and added an assist.

  • 'Toppers downed by Horsemen

    A rough first quarter put the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team in an early hole.

    The St. Michael's Horsemen outscored the Hilltoppers 21-5 in the first eight minutes of Thursday's game at Griffith Gymnasium en route to a 66-36 victory. The loss dropped the Hilltoppers to 0-5 on the season.

    In girls basketball Thursday, Los Alamos picked up a road win over the Albuquerque Academy Chargers, 41-30.

    For more information on the Hilltopper boys and girls basketball teams, check out Friday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Stuck in the Middle With You

    Kiana Zerr, seen here during the Hilltoppers’ game Friday night against Pojoaque Valley, and the rest of her team will take on the Albuquerque Academy Chargers tonight in their first meeting of the season against a Class 4A team. That game is set for 7 p.m. in Albuquerque. Los Alamos evened its record to 1-1 on the season with its 53-47 win over the visiting Elkettes , a game Los Alamos never trailed in.

  • Sanchez to start for Jets

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Mark Sanchez spent a few days after his miserable performance wondering what was next.

    The New York Jets quarterback had been benched, his coach tired of his mistakes, and there was no guarantee Rex Ryan would give him his job back anytime soon.

    "I knew at some point before I died, I'd start at quarterback again," Sanchez said Wednesday. "I'm glad it's this week."

    Ryan gathered his three quarterbacks Wednesday morning and told them he made up his mind: He's sticking with Sanchez.

    For this week, at least.

    Ryan weighed his options after pulling Sanchez for Greg McElroy last Sunday against Arizona, talking to many people within the organization before settling on his quarterback.

    "I have to get this decision right," Ryan said, "and I believe I have."

    So it will be Sanchez and not McElroy or Tim Tebow on Sunday when the Jets take on the Jaguars in Jacksonville.

    "I'm pleased with coach's decision," Sanchez said. "Now it's my job to go make him right."

  • State Notes 12-06-12

    Lobos top Trojans, Kirk earns another double-double

    After falling behind by 10 points midway through the first quarter, the University of New Mexico men’s basketball team put together a big run against the University of Southern California.
    The Lobos went on a 25-6 streak extending more than eight minutes to take a 43-34 lead into the half, then cruised in the second half to win 75-67 at The Pit.
    Center Alex Kirk turned in his third double-double in four games Wednesday night against USC’s Trojans, finishing with 13 points and 13 rebounds.
    With the win, the Lobos improved to 9-0 on the season and extended their home winning streak in the month of December to an impressive 33 games.
    USC (3-5) fell behind by as many as 17 points in the second half but rallied to cut the lead down to 70-65 late, but would get no closer.
    UNM’s Hugh Greenwood finished with a game-high 17 points. Kirk and Kendall Williams had 13 and Williams chipped in a season-high 9 assists.
    For Kirk, he was 5-for-9 from the field, including a 3-pointer, and had 10 defensive rebounds.
    The Trojans were paced by Eric Wise, who finished with 14 points.
    Both teams shot over 50 percent from the floor Wednesday, with the Lobos hitting 28 of 54 attempts and the Trojans connecting on 27 of 51 tries.

  • Tuesday's prep basketball...

    Boys basketball

    Atrisco Heritage 63, Belen 43

    Bernalillo 79, Los Lunas 76

    Bosque School 56, Pecos 42

    Capital 53, Manzano 46

    Carlsbad 58, Goddard 51

    Cleveland 50, Onate 40

    Cliff 76, Cobre 37

    Deming 84, Hot Springs 20

    EP El Dorado, Texas 66, Mayfield 51

    Fabens, Texas 68, Centennial High School 62

    Floyd 55, Elida 46

    Hope Christian 63, West Mesa 43

    La Cueva 64, Volcano Vista 62

    Las Cruces 74, EP Chapin, Texas 62

    Lubbock Monterey, Texas 70, Lovington 49

    NMMI 64, Gateway Christian 38

    Rio Grande 64, Santa Fe 51

    Rio Rancho 72, Espanola Valley 71

    Sandia 79, Albuquerque Academy 41

    Sandia Prep 62, Del Norte 59

    Santa Teresa 52, Clint Mountain View, Texas 26

    St. Pius 60, Gallup 56

    Valencia 51, Socorro 50

    Valley 46, Cibola 33

     

    Girls basketball

    Albuquerque High 47, Capital 35

    Carlsbad 47, Goddard 31

    Centennial High School 67, Fabens, Texas 43

    Cleveland 50, Onate 46

    Clovis 50, Amarillo Palo Duro, Texas 46, OT

    Corona 70, Cloudcroft 46

    Coronado 54, Monte del Sol 45

    Espanola Valley 71, Taos 60