Today's Sports

  • Fired Penn State coach Joe...

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Joe Paterno, who racked up more wins than anyone else in major college football but was fired from Penn State amid a child sex abuse scandal has died. He was 85.

    His family released a statement Sunday morning to announce his death.

    Paterno's son Scott announced Nov. 18 that his father was being treated for lung cancer, which was diagnosed in mid-November during a follow-up visit for a bronchial illness.

    The storied career of "JoePa" included 409 wins in 46 seasons and two national championships.

  • Brady, Manning tough to beat

    The playoffs have a way of bringing out the pedigree in NFL quarterbacks. Simply take a look at the fingers of Tom Brady and Eli Manning to recognize it.
    Brady has three Super Bowl rings, with another taken away by Manning and the Giants in 2008. Both have their teams on course for a reprise of that memorable title game.
    Standing in their way are two inconsistent QBs seeking to fill out their own championship resumes: Joe Flacco of Baltimore and Alex Smith of San Francisco.
    Based on their histories and the way they have performed this season, Brady and Manning overmatch Flacco and Smith. When things have gotten tight for New England or New York, the quarterback often has provided the winning edge.

  • Fishing report 01-22-12

    Animas River: Slow with very little pressure.
    Chama River: Recent heavy snow storms have kept anglers off the water. No report.
    San Juan River: On most days, fishing has been fair to good using a size 24 midge pattern despite only having about two feet of visibility. Fishing has also been descent using a size 18 red larva and a grey midge pupa and scintilla patterns in size 24. Recent weather has slowed fishing down quite a bit. The quality water section was stocked with 20,000 6-inch trout last week.
    Abiquiu Lake: Fishing is slow for all species. No staff on site until spring.
    El Vado Lake: No report due to weather and a lack of anglers. Ice is forming around the edges of the lake.

  • ´Toppers take fifth place at...

    Heading into the Aztec Duals Saturday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team thought it might be in for a rough outing.
    However, despite being short-handed, Los Alamos still picked up three duals victories and earned a fifth-place finish.
    Early Saturday, Los Alamos, which took only eight wrestlers to the meet, dropped a 45-34 decision to Bloomfield to open the tournament, but bounced back to beat Farmington 36-30.

  • Friday's prep scores

    Boys basketball

    Del Norte 65, Alb. Academy 55
    Farmington 62, Piedra Vista 49
    Kirtland Central 61, Aztec 28
    La Cueva 47, Volcano Vista 35
    Las Cruces 59, Onate 55
    Mayfield 51, Gadsden 37
    Pecos 66, Questa 53
    Roswell 53, Chaparral 44
    Santa Teresa 65, Artesia 52
    St. Pius 48, Atrisco Heritage 44

    Girls basketball

    Artesia 77, Deming 43
    Española Valley 68, Capital 12
    Gallup 69, Belen 33
    Hope Christian 74, Sandia Prep 23
    La Cueva 64, Rio Grande 53
    Roswell 49, Lovington 37
    Sandia 51, Cibola 43
    Valencia 55, Miyamura 36
    Valley 51, Albuquerque High 49
    Volcano Vista 61, Manzano 41

  • Santa Fe thumps LA in district...

    SANTA FE – It was unknown heading into Friday’s District 2-4A girls basketball game whether the Santa Fe Demons scored a fluky win earlier in the week or if the Demons are for real.
    It appears the Demons are for real.
    Santa Fe has officially proclaimed itself a serious threat to the 2-4A title in the first week of district season play. After a stunning upset over the homestanding Española Valley Sundevils Tuesday, Santa Fe followed it up by pounding the Los Alamos Hilltoppers Friday night.

  • Sports Schedule Jan. 23-28


    Boys basketball: LAMS at West Las Vegas, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.


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


    Girls basketball: Española Valley at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.


    Boys basketball: Capital at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.; LAMS Invite, eighth grade, TBA.

    Wrestling: Los Alamos at Las Vegas Robertson Invite, TBA.

    Diving: Los Alamos at Griffin Invite, TBA.


  • Sports Update 01-22-12

    K of C hosts free throw contest

    The Knights of Columbus will host its annual Youth Free Throw Championship Saturday.
    The contest is free to boys and girls ages 10-14. The local competition will be from 1-3 p.m. at Griffith Gymnasium.
    Registration and parental consent is required. Registration is on-site and will start at 12:30 p.m.
    Top local finishers in the free throw competition will advance to the district competition. Winners will continue to progress all the way to an international competition.
    For more information, call Roger Anaya at 670-6717.

    Ice rink to close for private event

  • Dribble-Drive

    Hilltopper Hayley Each drives through the Bernalillo defense during Tuesday night’s game at Griffith Gymnasium. Each had a team-high 15 points against Bernalillo. Tonight, the Hilltoppers (10-9 overall, 1-0 in 2-4A) travel to play the Santa Fe Demons (10-5, 1-0) who pulled off a big upset win over the Española Valley Sundevils. Tonight’s game is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Toby Roybal Gymnasium.

  • State Notes 01-20-12

    Aggies’ Turner to enter NFL draft this year