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Luján Urges New White House Commission On Drug Addiction To Support Treatment And Prevention Efforts

on April 2, 2017 - 6:11am

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

From the Office of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM)  sent a letter to the head of the new White House Commission to Combat Drug Abuse, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, urging him to prioritize funding for drug treatment and prevention initiatives as the commission begins its work.

Luján wrote: “Congress took an important first step to address the opioid abuse epidemic by providing additional resources to states to support treatment and prevention ... Congress has already delivered the first portion of this funding, $500

'Toppers Win First District Game

on April 1, 2017 - 6:12am

Alicia Gonzales slides into third base well ahead of the ball in the first inning after hitting a triple. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Shelby Milligan runs to catch a fly ball for an out in the first inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

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The Los Alamos softball team traveled Wednesday afternoon to Albuquerque to play a district game against the Del Norte Knights softball team.

This was the 'Toppers' first district game and starting the season on a winning note would be a bonus. The 'Toppers started the game by putting two quick runs on the board.

By the

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Famous Equestrian Teaches Jumping, Games, At Los Alamos Rodeo Grounds April 8-9

on March 30, 2017 - 10:37am

Robert Taylor works with local riders on their mounted games technique during his 2014 clinic. He will be back April 8-9 at the Rodeo Grounds for another session. Participants and observers are welcome. Courtesy photo

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Los Alamos Pony Club will be hosting nationally renowned equestrian trainer and instructor Robert Taylor over the weekend of April 8 and 9. Community members are welcome to come and observe the event or participate in the mounted activities.

Taylor, of TaylorMade Stables in Maryland (link) will be in town to coach both show jumping and mounted games competitors of

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Leads Bipartisan Group To Reintroduce Sportsmen’s Act

on March 30, 2017 - 10:12am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

  • Measure Provides Access To Public Lands, Protects Outdoor Traditions

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, unveiled the Sportsmen’s Act of 2017, bipartisan legislation he’s championed to enhance opportunities for hunters, anglers, and outdoor recreation enthusiasts, reauthorize key conservation programs, improve access to public lands, and help boost the outdoor recreation economy.

“The number one issue for sportsmen across the country

Local Athletes Shine At KofC State Free Throw Contest

on March 28, 2017 - 12:17pm

2017 Northern New Mexico State Champion competitors and coaches, from left, District Deputy Harry Montoya, Lukas Ulibarri (Los Alamos), Josh Sanchez (Espanola), Adam Montoya (Espanola), Benjamin Sanchez (Los Alamos), Joshua Woodson (Los Alamos) and Los Alamos K of C Youth Coordinator Roger Anaya. Courtesy photo

2017 State Champion competitors who placed first through 3rd. Courtesy photo

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More than 70 boys and girls ages 9-14 from around the state participated in the annual Knights of Columbus State Free Throw Contest March 18 at Bernalillo High School.

LAHS Track And Field Takes First At ​Los Alamos Meet

on March 28, 2017 - 7:08am

Los Alamos’ Elena Abeyta brings the baton home in first place in the 800-meter relay. Photo by George Morse/ladailypost.com

Liz Lockhart hands off to Sophie Wood in the 800-meter relay at the Los Alamos Invitational track and field meet March 24 at Los Alamos. The Lady Hilltoppers won the evnt with a state-qualifying time of one minute, 48.81 seconds.​ Photo by George Morse/ladailypost.com

 

By GEORGE MORSE

Los Alamos Daily Post

 

The Los Alamos High School boys and girls track and field teams both took first place at the Los Alamos Invitational track and field meet March 24 at Los

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Hilltoppers Flourish At Tournament In Phoenix

on March 27, 2017 - 8:18am
By SHAWN HAILEY
 
Locally grown talent flourished at the 38th annual President’s Day Tournament in Phoenix, Ariz, where more than 400 teams participated from four countries and 25 states. On Sunday battling poor conditions, the 99s found a way to win 2-1 taking them to the championship match against an opponent they knew well, New Mexico Rush 00. After a weather shortened 60 minutes of scoreless soccer, the game was decided by kicks from the mark. Rio prevailed knocking in four goals while Rush was only able to tally two.
 
Katie Hopkins has been lighting up the scoreboard since joining
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LAHS Track & Field Varsity Home Meet Results

on March 26, 2017 - 11:16am
Kaitlin Bennett takes the handoff from Maddie Beck in the winning 4x400 m relay, held under the stadium lights. Photo by Blake Wood
 
Sophie Wood won the triple jump with a State Qualifying mark of 35' 1". Photo by Blake Wood
 
Nicole Aldaz charges out of the blocks in the 100 m. Photo by Blake Wood
 
Chris Buntain ran a gutsy 2:03 for the 800 m leg of the 1600 medley relay to run away from a hard-charging Pojoaque runner for the win. Photo by Blake Wood
 
Elijah Velasquez leads teammates Miroslav Betts and Nathaniel Ortega at the bell lap of the 800 m.
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Meet Freeride Champion Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Ulrich

on March 24, 2017 - 11:54am
Freeride Champion Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Ulrich takes the lines less traveled. Courtesy photo
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Charlotte “Charlie” Ulrich, a ninth grader at Los Alamos High School, has been invited to ski at the North America Junior Freeride Championships April 5-9 at Kirkwood Mountain, Calif. Ranked third in North America in the 12-14 year-old female ski category, she is in her second year of training and competing with the Taos Winter Sports Team and has been sponsored this season by Head-Ski.

Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Ulrich

Ulrich began skiing at Pajarito Mountain

‘Topper Track & Field Athletes Turn In Excellent Performances At Wednesday’s JV Home Meet

on March 24, 2017 - 9:33am

Topper Track & Field athlete Chris Brown finishes the 110 m hurdles in a time of 20.15 seconds at Wednesday's JV Home Meet at Sullivan Field. The varsity Home Meet is today. Photo by Blake Wood

Freshman Natalie Gallagos clears 4'6" in the high jump. Photo by Blake Wood
 
Justin Gilbert throws the discus 108'4". Photo by Blake Wood
 
Leah Wolfsberg explodes out of the blocks in the 1600 medley relay. Photo by Blake Wood
 
Wyatt Saeger throws the javeline 108'1". Photo by Blake Wood
 
Jamie Cull-Host clears 7'0" in the pole vault. Photo by Blake Wood
 
Bryce Gentile and Gage Ellis crank
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LAHS Athlete Mackenzie Alexander Competes In Crossroads Tournament

on March 24, 2017 - 5:58am

Front row from the left, Alyssa Marquez, St. Pius X High School; Allie Lackner, St. Pius X High School; Kaylee Maxon, Monte Del Sol Charter School and Shelbi Chino, Cleveland High School. Back row from the left, Justine Litherland, Del Norte High School; Jessica Givens, St. Pius High School; Mackenzie Alexander, Los Alamos High School; Miranda Canez, Hope Christian High School and Camyrn Nelson, Sandia Prep High School. Not picture is Ellie Breeden, St. Michael's High School. Courtesy photo

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Los Alamos High School senior Mackenzie Alexander, who competes on the Albuquerque

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Athlete Of The Week: Liam Johnson

on March 23, 2017 - 2:42pm

Athlete of the Week:

Senior Liam Johnson

What do you hope to get out of playing track in high school?  

Having fun with my friends and being a part of a team.

What is your favorite subject in school?

Humanities  ​

Where do you hope to attend college and what do you want to study?

University of Northern Colorado and Sports and Exercise Science

Coach question - What makes this athlete stand out?

Liam is a very dedicated pole vaulter. He is currently fourth on the all time top 10 lists for LAHS athletes on the pole vault.

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LAPD Deputy Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera Wins Rumble In Rio Fight To Knock Out Poverty For Kids

on March 23, 2017 - 11:32am

Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera wins his charity fight by Technical Knock Out during his main event match against Santa Fe Firefighter Manny Gallegos Saturday night at Kiva Auditorium in Albuquerque. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Jordan Herrera, 8, wishes his father, Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera, good luck in the ring just before his charity fight Saturday night in Albuquerque. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera's team to 'Knock Out Poverty' shows their support just before his charity

Los Alamos Hockey Bantams Win Coyote Classic!

on March 21, 2017 - 6:47am
Champions, front row from left, Andrew Jeffrey, Ty Swavely, Daniel Fryer, Quintus Van de Water and Hayden Meadows. Champions, back row from left, Kevin Dors, Head Coach Dave Moulton, Ben Moulton, Sean Mitchell, Tyler Weiss, Cade Pimentel, Ray Guffee, Emily Moulton, Sam Bond, Assistant Coach Richard Van de Water and Assistant Coach Eric Dors. Photo by Deborah Guffee
 
Players pour water over Head Coach Dave Moulton ... if only they'd had a cooler full of Gatorade to celebrate their big win! Photo by Deborah Guffee
 
Champion Bantams line up for team recognition before the presentation of
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LAFD Firefighter Kenny Martinez Wins Charity Fight

on March 20, 2017 - 7:53pm

Los Alamos Firefighter Kenny Martinez holds up his newly won belt following his win against Albuquerque police officer Thomas Zaleski. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Trainers celebrate LAFD Firefighter Kenny Martinez' win Saturday night. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

LAPD Firefighter Kenny Martinez lands a punch against APD Ofc. Thomas Zaleski during Saturday's fight to knock out poverty for kids. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

ALBUQUERQUE – Los Alamos Firefighter Kenny Martinez took on Albuquerque Police Ofc.

Los Alamos Nukes Rugby Team Sweeps Games

on March 20, 2017 - 7:12am
Nukes Rugby Team members listen to the referee prior to Saturday's game against St. Pius, which they won 44-5 at Sullivan Field. Team members from left, Ryan McNeill, Taran Cooley, Stefan Brenner, Jacob Mairson, Kevin Merresca, Jacob Neilsen, Caleb Hughes, Patrick Guy, Levi Guarello, Christopher Chalker, Jorge Vega, Joey Sorenson and Aaron Robinson. Not pictured is Preston Brown. The team also beat San Juan 66-0. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
And he's off ... Joey Sorenson makes a break for it during the game Saturday at Sullivan Field. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
Ryan
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Los Alamos Nukes Championship Rugby Season Opener Noon Saturday At Sullivan Field

on March 17, 2017 - 5:43pm
Los Alamos Nukes Rugby players, from left, Levi Guarello, Patrick Guy and Jacob Mairson during the High Desert Tournament. Photo by D.W. Lucero
 
Nukes player Jacob Nielsen, right, digs in for a tackle. Photo by D.W. Lucero
 
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U-8 Hockey End Of Season Activities

on March 17, 2017 - 3:45pm
Los Alamos Rams U-8 team members pose with their 2nd Place trophy from the Taos Presidents Day Classic. Photo by Tim Jaglinski
 
SPORTS News:
 
The Los Alamos Rams Under-8 (“Mites”) hockey team finished their 2016-17 season with tournaments in Taos and Albuquerque on the weekends of 18 and 25 February.
 
On the weekend of 18 Feb., the Rams U-8 Travel Team took second place in the Taos Presidents Day Mites Tournament.

Hilltopper Tennis Continues Great Season

on March 17, 2017 - 8:04am

Katya Skurikhin returns a ball to opponent from Belen. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Lauryn Anaya breezes through her opponent. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

The Los Alamos Tennis teams are cruising through the 2017 season with many impressive wins.

The girls are at 15-3 while the boys are at 13-3. This past weekend both teams took part in the Capital City Quad played at Capital High School. They played teams from Belen High School, Capital High School and St. Mikes High School in the two-day event.

The Los Alamos girls took first and the boys won second.


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Los Alamos Sportsmens Club Hosts First Cowboy Shoot Of The Year March 18

on March 16, 2017 - 4:43pm
LASC News:
 
The Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club is hosting its first “Cowboy Shoot” of the year at at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 18 at the Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club Pistol Pits. 
 
This SASS ruled event occurs every third Saturday of each month March until November (weather permitting).
 
The shooting competition is staged in a unique, characterized, "Old West" style. Clothing attire and accoutrements, as well as the guns used, that reflects this period of the American West is required/encouraged to shoot in these events.

LAHS Softball Team Defeats Pojoaque

on March 16, 2017 - 4:39pm

Jayde Tucker take a high-five from Coach Randy Burditt as she heads to home plate after hitting a home run in the sixth inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

The ‘Topper softball team traveled to Pojoaque Tuesday to face the Elkettes in a non-district game played on the Chris Peterson Field. This cross town rivalry is usually a very competitive but this year the Elkettes  struggled as the ‘Toppers easily won 9-3.

The  Elkettes jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, and added one run in the third.

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Hilltoppers Will Be Represented At All District Game

on March 16, 2017 - 8:05am

Isaac Fascon made the first team in the boys' All District Basketball. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Elena Abeyta earned a spot on the girls' first team for All District Basketball. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Cade Gasway earned a place on the boys second team for All District Basketball. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

The All District Basketball teams were announced this past week. The Los Alamos Hilltoppers boys and girls are well represented in the teams selected.

For the boys, Isaac Fason was selected for the first team, and Cade Gasway and Antonio

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Toppers Triumph While Tigers Tumble

on March 15, 2017 - 5:17am
Jacob Rutten drills one into right field in the bottom of the 3rd. Photo by Niccolo Snyder/ladailypost.com
 
 
By NICCOLO SNYDER
Community Internship Collaboration
Student Intern
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

The Los Alamos Hill Toppers Boys Baseball team played in their second home game of the season Monday against the Los Lunas Tigers. The game was filled with plenty of buzz and excitement. The Toppers learned from their last game and took advantage of the experience they gained.

The lineup was changed significantly to the Toppers game last week.The starting pitcher was Antonio Gonzales and his

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Hilltoppers Lose North Star Trophy To Taos Ice Tigers

on March 13, 2017 - 3:43pm
Jacob Dunwoody battles for the puck in front of the Taos goal in the 1st period. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
Emily Moulton picks up a loose puck in front of the Taos goal in the 2nd period. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 

Brett Ireland takes a shot at the goal in the Taos end of the ice. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
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The Hilltoppers and the Taos Ice Tigers hockey teams squared off at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center last Friday to see which team would be taking home the coveted North Star Trophy, a traveling trophy, which the Hilltoppers won

Scenes From Rio Rancho Rust Buster Meet

on March 13, 2017 - 2:58pm
LAHS Freshmen Isaac Ronning and Stephen Gulley run neck-and-neck in the 110 m hurdles. Photo by Blake Wood
 

Senior Elena Abeyta completes the first handoff of the 4x100 m relay to senior Claire Ticknor. With teammates Liz Lockhart and Ona Gartz, the 'Topper relay team won the race over seven other teams, and qualified for the State Championship with a time of 51.12 seconds. Photo by Blake Wood
 
Senior Nic Dowdy completes a fine handoff to senior Kevin Maresca in the 4x100 m relay. Photo by Blake Wood
 
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It was an unusually nice spring day at Rio Rancho High School for
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