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  • Toppers manage only 27 points

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team played exceptional defense Tuesday night. However, there was no offense to go along with it.
    The Hilltoppers allowed just 29 points on the road against the Moriarty Pintos and yet that wasn’t good enough to pick up their first win of the season. They lost to the Pintos 29-27.
    Despite the defensive effort, the team’s offensive woes continue.
    This is the second time this season the Hilltoppers were held to under 30 points in a game. It marks the ninth time in the past two-plus years the Hilltoppers have managed 30 points or fewer.
    It was also the lowest-scoring game Los Alamos (0-4) has been involved in since a 21-18 home loss to Pojoaque Valley in 2010.
    Moriarty (3-1), meanwhile, earned its first victory of the season against a Class 4A opponent.
    Los Alamos’ road doesn’t get any easier, with a Thursday night date against St. Michael’s and a Dec. 11 contest at Belen before it travels to the Albuquerque Academy Invitational Dec. 13.

  • Ski Report 12-05-12

    Angel Fire
    No base report. Scheduled to open Dec. 14.

    Enchanted Forest
    No report. Will open when conditions permit.

    Pajarito
    No report. Will open when conditions permit.

    Red River
    23-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. Will reopen Friday.

    Sandia Peak
    No report. Scheduled to open Dec. 15.

    Sipapu
    18-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. Will reopen Friday.

    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
    12-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. Will reopen Thursday.

    Valles Caldera
    No report. Will open when conditions permit.

  • LA opens year at Rio Rancho

    There is something in the air inside the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling room. Literally and figuratively.
    For the first time in the lives of many on Los Alamos’ roster, the Hilltoppers are going into the season as the reigning District 2-4A champions. That’s got everyone hungry for more.
    At least, those wrestlers who aren’t sick to their stomachs.
    There have been a couple of bugs floating around the team during the preseason, one that struck during Thanksgiving week and one currently going around now that has caused some wrestlers to miss out on practice this week.
    Nevertheless, Los Alamos has high hopes for the 2012-13 season.
    Los Alamos opens its regular season Friday at the two-day Southwestern Duals, hosted by Rio Rancho. Teams from across the state, as well as Colorado, Texas and as far away as Nebraska are expected to compete.
    The Hilltoppers will be tested against some top-shelf competition, but they feel ready to get their season started.
    “Some guys are in very good shape for the beginning of the year,” said Hilltopper veteran Diego Madrid. “But everyone can use more cardio...everyone’s pushing themselves.”

  • Perkins' family asks for...

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Breaking their silence for the first time, the family of the woman shot and killed by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher said Monday their "hearts are truly broken" and asked for privacy while they grieve the loss of two loved ones.

     

    Belcher shot and killed his 22-year-old girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, at their Kansas City home Saturday before driving to Arrowhead Stadium, where Belcher committed suicide in the practice facility's parking lot, police said. The couple had a 3-month-old daughter, Zoey.

     

    "Our hearts are truly broken for Kasi was a beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, mother, cousin and friend," the family said in an emailed statement. The family also asked that the media "respect our privacy during this difficult time."

     

    "Please keep us in your hearts and prayers as well as the Belcher family," the statement said.

     

    Kansas City police Sgt. Marisa Barnes said Monday that authorities hope to deliver an investigative report to prosecutors on Tuesday.

     

    "They're moving it along just like any other case. There's a formal process it has to go through," she said.

     

  • Sports Update 12-04-12

    Lobos move up in men’s hoops polls

    The University of New Mexico Lobos made a big jump in this week’s Associated Press men’s basketball poll.
    The Lobos, who won a pair of games this week to improve to 8-0 on the season, elevated seven spots in the AP poll to No. 18. Only Illinois (8-0) made a bigger leap in the poll — from No. 22 to No. 13 — of college hoops sportswriters from around the nation.
    UNM garnered 402 points in the AP poll. The team is one spot behind San Diego State, which moved up six places this week, from No. 23 to No. 17.
    Indiana (8-0) kept the top spot in the AP poll and Duke (8-0) is still the No. 2-ranked team in the nation. The teams are 1-2 in the USA Today coaches poll as well.
    In the USA Today poll, the Lobos finished at No. 20, up three spots from last week. San Diego State finished 15th in that poll. UNLV, which UNM will host in its first Mountain West game Jan. 9, is also ranked in the top 20.

    Triatomics’ Christmas Light Runs continue through Dec. 20

    The Los Alamos Triatomics multi-sport club continues its 2012 Christmas Light Runs series Wednesday.
    The runs will go through various Los Alamos neighborhoods during the holiday season and vary in length from 2.3 miles to 6.5 miles.

  • LA swim results from Barney...

    Here are Los Alamos’ results from Saturday’s Peter B. Barney Relays:

    Girls

    Team scores

    1. Albuquerque Academy, 122; 2. Rio Rancho, 90; 3. Los Alamos, 66; 4. Cleveland, 54; 5. St. Pius X, 46; 6. Sandia Prep, 44; 7. Hope Christian, 28; 8. Socorro, 14.

    Mixed 400 medley relay

    2. Los Alamos (Maria Venneri, Max Reidys, Sam Harris, Ashlynn Bennett), 4:12.54.

    200 freestyle relay

    2. Los Alamos (Sydney Schoonover, Kaitlin Bennett, Izzy Runde, Anna Wermer), 1:48.70.

    200 breaststroke relay

    6. Los Alamos (Simona Martin, Sydney Trujillo, Caemlyn Tripp, Tracee Abeita), 2:56.02.

    200 backstroke relay

    5. Los Alamos (Anna Wermer, Simona Martin, Safiya Bahar, Caemlyn Tripp), 2:24.68.

    400 IM relay

    2. Los Alamos (Maria Venneri, Sydney Schoonover, Izzy Runde, Ashlynn Bennett), 4:33.55.

    200 butterfly relay

    4. Los Alamos (Anna Wermer, Izzy Runde, Kaitlin Bennett, Safiya Bahar), 2:09.70.

    200 medley relay

    2. Los Alamos (Maria Venneri, Kaitlin Bennett, Sydney Schoonover, Ashlynn Bennett), 2:02.92.

    Mixed 400 freestyle relay

  • 2012-13 College Football Bowl...

    All times Eastern

    Bowl Location/Tickets Date/Time Network
    Gildan New Mexico
    Nevada vs. Arizona
    Albuquerque, N.M.
    University Stadium
    Dec. 15
    1 p.m.
    ESPN
    Famous Idaho Potato
    Toledo vs. Utah State
    Boise, Idaho
    Bronco Stadium
    Dec. 15
    4:30 p.m.
    ESPN
    S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia
    BYU vs. San Diego State
    San Diego
    Qualcomm Stadium
    Dec. 20
    8 p.m.
    ESPN
    Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg
    UCF vs. Ball State
    St. Petersburg, Fla.
    Tropicana Field
    Dec. 21
    7:30 p.m.
    ESPN
    R+L Carriers New Orleans
    East Carolina vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
  • Notre Dame vs. Alabama: Star...

    NEW YORK (AP) — On one side, a blossoming dynasty from the college football capital of the Deep South. On the other, the sport's most famous team, trying to reclaim its place among the elite.

    Notre Dame and Alabama bring star power and power football to the BCS championship.

    The matchup became official Sunday night when the final standings were released and, to no one's surprise, the Fighting Irish were first and the Crimson Tide was second.

    The one bit of drama on college football's selection Sunday was whether Northern Illinois could be this year's BCS buster. The Huskies got in, getting a spot in the Orange Bowl against Florida State, taking a bid away from Oklahoma and sparking heated debate about a system that never fails to tick off fans in some way.

    The other BCS matchups:

  • 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 Dec. 1, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

  • Saturday NM prep basketball...

     

    Boys Basketball

    Belen 82, Socorro 42

    Bosque School 56, Penasco 39

    Clovis 70, Rio Rancho 68

    Ignacio, Colo. 58, Shiprock 57

    Mesilla Valley Christian 37, Kirtland Central 32

    Miyamura 52, Santa Fe 37

    Monte del Sol 65, Navajo Pine 60

    Monument Valley, Utah 82, Navajo Prep 81

    Mora 62, Wingate 59

    Piedra Vista 66, Los Alamos 42

    Santa Teresa 59, Los Lunas 51