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Sportsmen’s Club Hosts Community Event June 10-11

on June 6, 2017 - 6:31am

Shotgun ranges at the Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club will be open for the public Saturday and Sunday, June 10-11. Courtesy photo

 

BY MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

The Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club is opening its shooting and archery ranges Saturday and Sunday to offer people a chance to learn the basics of how to safely handle, load, shoot and maintain their firearm or shoot their bow.

The event runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Club in Rendijo Canyon. Rendija Road is off San Ildefonso Road on Barranca Mesa.

Additionally, the Club is sponsoring a

Scenes From Special Olympics Golf Tourney

on June 4, 2017 - 6:18pm

Donnie Torres, left, registers players for the Special Olympics Golf Tournament with Art Montoya and Addy Montoya. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Art Brown, left, and James Merhege swap stories before Friday's Special Olympics Golf Tournament. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Getting everyone set up for Friday's Special Olympics Golf Tournament were, from left, Jenny Gonzales, Gabe Rau, Karen Rau and Jamie Sweers. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Jim Evans is loaded up and ready to go Friday morning at the Special Olympics Golf Tournament.

'Topper Soccer School Kicks Off June 12

on June 3, 2017 - 6:26am

A scene from a past 'Topper Soccer School. Courtesy Photo

SPORTS News:

Do you love having fun, being active, and playing games? ​Then the ​'Topper Soccer School is the perfect experience for you! During the school, participants will be able to: 

  • Meet, receive coaching from, and play games with the actual players from the LAHS Boys Soccer program
  • Receive your very own Topper Soccer School t-shirt
  • Enjoy the beautiful June weather while getting exercise
  • Support the local LAHS Boys Soccer program in a truly meaningful way (proceeds from the Topper Soccer School will help purchase equipment and
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State Auditor Tim Keller On Retirement Of UNM Athletic Director Paul Krebs; Ongoing Special Audit

on June 2, 2017 - 5:08pm

UNM Athletics Department Director Paul Krebs

From the Office of the State Auditor:

SANTA FE – State Auditor Tim Keller released the following statement today regarding the retirement of UNM Athletics Department Director Paul Krebs.

“Mr. Krebs decision to resign doesn’t change the need for a transparent accounting of the activities at the athletics department. The public still deserves some sunshine on what’s going on at our state’s flagship sports program and our special audit will continue as planned.

LA Triatomics Mutli Sport Club Upcoming Events

on June 2, 2017 - 9:27am
SPORTS News:
 
The Splash N Dash fun race series takes place Wednesday June 7 and 21 and July 5 and 19 at the Aquatic Center at 2760 Canyon Road in Los Alamos.
 
There are three courses. For adults the long course consists of a 400 yard swim followed by a 3 mile run. The short course is a 200 yard swim followed by a 1.9 mile run. For youth, there is a 100 yard swim followed by a 1.3 mile run. The race series is free and open to swimmers and runners of all ages and abilities. The first swimmer starts at 7 p.m.
 
The Atomic Man Duathlon is Sunday, June 25. Start/Finish for this race is at

Stanford’s Wallstrom Is Superfly

on June 2, 2017 - 6:41am

Los Alamos High School alumni and Stanford student Rachel Wallstrom is part of her college’s ultimate Frisbee team. Courtesy Photo ​

Stanford’s ultimate Frisbee team, Superfly. Courtesy Photo​

By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

Ultimate Frisbee isn’t something that comes to mind when you hear the name Stanford. It wasn’t even a known possibility for the six-year letterman for the Los Alamos High School (LAHS) Cross Country team and 2016 LAHS Alum Rachel Wallstrom when she first stepped foot on the Palo Alto Campus.

“I first came across their table at the activities fair during Admit

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Hilltopper Basketball Academy Camp June 5-9

on June 1, 2017 - 11:28am

LAHS 2017 Honors Convocation Presents Athletic Awards Including Athletes Of The Year Sienna Ahlers And Nicholas Quartieri

on June 1, 2017 - 7:53am

The Voice of the 'Toppers Gene Mortenson presents the girls 2017 Athlete of the Year award to Sienna Ahlers. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com 

Mike Maez Cote, left, and Gene Mortenson, from the Los Alamos Sports Association, presents the 2017 boy's Athlete of the Year to Nicholas Quartieri. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The Black Lion Award was presented to Stefan Brenner by football Coach Garett Williams. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

SPORTS News:

The Los Alamos High School 2017 Honors Convocation was held Tuesday in Duane Smith Auditorium.

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LAHS Girls Softball Wins District 2-5A!

on May 31, 2017 - 10:25am

Los Alamos High School varsity softball team wins District 2-5A. They also achieved a district record of 11-1 and an overall record of 17-9. Courtesy Photo

From left, Reyna Lucero, Alicia Gonzales, Taylor Collins, Jayde Tucker and Lauren Harris made First Team All-District. Courtesy Photo

From left, Terri Jaramillo, Kasia Povijua, Savana Luster and Janessa Gonzales made Second Team All-District. Courtesy Photo

Lauren Harris was voted by District 2-5A Coaches as the 2017 District 2-5A Player of the Year. Courtesy Photo

Mariah Mauro is this year's recipient of the Jim Ruhe Softball
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Marr Has Perfect Prediction In Weekly Pace Race

on May 31, 2017 - 6:41am

Participants are briefed in the Atomic City Road Runners Pace Race Tuesday on American Springs Road. Courtesy photo

Participants in the Atomic City Road Runners Pace Race Tuesday on American Springs Road. Courtesy photo

Participants in the Atomic City Road Runners Pace Race Tuesday on American Springs Road. Courtesy photo

SPORTS News:

Jackie Marr had a perfect prediction in the weekly Atomic City Road Runners Pace Race Tuesday on American Springs Road with a time of 19:08 in the 1 mile distance.

Other accurate predictors were:
  • Felix Candia at 1 second off;
  • Zach Medin recorded a 5

Believers Team 2017 NM Games Champions!

on May 30, 2017 - 8:26am
The Northern New Mexico Believers Team brings home the Gold from the New Mexico Games played over Memorial Day Weekend in Albuquerque. From left, Coach Monica Romero, Erika Medina, Jasmine Alexander, Avi Maes, Amber Lucero, Jada Alexander, Destiny Valdez, Rayna Morales and Christianne Sandoval. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos School Of Gymnastics Coach Janecky Re-elected To USA Gymnastics Xcel National Committee

on May 29, 2017 - 5:41pm

Los Alamos School of Gymnastics Head Coach Loui Janecky

LASG News:

Loui Janecky, 36-year head coach and director at Los Alamos School of Gymnastics on North Mesa, has just been re-elected to the USA Gymnastics Xcel National Committee.

As a member of the original USA Gymnastics Xcel committee, Janecky is one of the authors of the National Xcel Competitive Program. She represents Region 3, (Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming, Colorado and Kansas), on the National Committee.

Los Alamos Girls Soccer Team Wins Championship!

on May 28, 2017 - 7:19am

The LAFC Girls U15 Lightning with gold medals in hand after a hard-fought 2-1 victory in the Championship game at the Durango Shootout. Back row from left, Annika Fox, Brooklyn Belyeu, Robin Chartrand, Katharine Fanning, Kathryn Osburn, Adalee Witt, Hannah Gram, Jenna Harris, David Fox, Jennie Gao, Olivia Bell and Irene Abfalterer. Front row from left, Sage Wilcox, Lily Shevitz and Mia Littleton. Photo by Greg Belyeu

Annika Fox battles for the ball against the CISA All-Stars with Lily Shevitz waiting to respond to the play. Photo by Greg Belyeu

SPORTS News:

The LAFC Girls U15 Lightning

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Coed Volleyball Tournament June 24

on May 28, 2017 - 6:36am

Scenes From Thursday’s Little League Tee Ball Game

on May 27, 2017 - 1:16pm
First baseman Jonah Byerly puts pressure on Andrew Gilbertson during the Los Alamos County Little League Tee Ball game Thursday at the North Mesa Ball Fields
. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
Marlin batter Neal Somasekhaen gets a nice hit off the Tee. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Ranger second baseman is ready for any ball that comes his way. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
Marlin Coach Eron Kersteins gives Kellan Bowder a fist bump for a nice hit.
Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 

LITTLE LEAGUE News:

With the Los Alamos County Little League season in full

LAHS Cross Country Meeting For Incoming 9th Graders And Parents At Speech Theater Wednesday

on May 27, 2017 - 12:45pm
SPORTS News:
 
Los Alamos High School Cross Country meeting for incoming 9th-graders and parents is 5:30 p.m.,Wednesday, May 31 at the LAHS Speech Theater. Take the sidewalk leading from the Griffith Gymnasium parking lot toward the main part of campus and find the entrance to the Speech Theater across from the outdoor basketball court and circular library building.
 
Coaches will share important information about summer practices as well as philosophies/requirements of the high school program.  Attendance is important for those considering high school XC. 
 
Communicate conflicts to 
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Los Alamos Rugby Finishes Season Strong

on May 26, 2017 - 4:42pm

2016 and 2017 New Mexico State High School Champions, the Los Alamos Nukes under-19 boys rugby team finished in third place May 20 at the Rio Grande Celtic Sevens Rugby Tournament. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Los Alamos Bombshells under-19 girls rugby team finished in third place May 20 at the Rio Grande Celtic Sevens Rugby Tournament. Photo by Derek Lucero

Los Alamos Youth Rugby team won the youth division at the Rio Grande Celtic Sevens Rugby Tournament May 20 in Albuquerque. Photo by Julia Sheppard
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos rugby teams ended their season on

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State Auditor’s Office Confirms Ongoing Investigation Into UNM Athletics Department Expenses

on May 26, 2017 - 6:32am

State Auditor Tim Keller

STATE News:

SANTA FE – State Auditor Keller has confirmed that the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) has an ongoing investigation into financial practices at the UNM Athletics Department. 

The investigation, which has been underway for the last three weeks, is in response to numerous concerns that have been raised.

LAHS Athlete Of The Week: Phillip Martin

on May 25, 2017 - 8:07am

LAHS Athlete of the Week Phillip Martin. Photo by Blake Wood

SPORTS News:

Los Alamos High School junior Phillip Martin has been selected the Athlete of the Week.

What is your favorite subject? 

Physics.

What do you hope to get out of running Cross Country for LAHS?

I run cross country to be part of a great community at my school, full of really caring and supportive people. So not only do I hope to watch my teammates and myself improve, but I also hope to form strong, long-lasting friendships.

Where do you want to go to college and what do you want to study?

I want to go to Cornell

Good Weather And Great Results Characterize Jemez Mountain Trail Runs

on May 24, 2017 - 6:44pm
Dwight Rabe of Holloman AFB is the first runner of the day to cross the finish-line in Saturday's Jemez Mountain Trail Runs. Photo by RJ Montaño/ladailypost.com​
 
Top three female finishers of the 15-mile race, from left, Amber Dagel, Madeleine Carey and Kay Ulrich. Photo by RJ Montaño/ladailypost.com
 
By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
A Friday filled with cold weather, wind, and a morning snow storm lead to near perfect conditions for the 12th annual Jemez Mountain Trail Runs Saturday.

Los Alamos Young Guns Compete In Raton

on May 24, 2017 - 8:52am

Los Alamos Young Guns Youth Shotgun Team members, from left, Chris Garcia, Michael Patchett, Kevin Dors, Derek Laintz, Sam Bond, Cade Pimentel and Alison Pimentel competed in the New Mexico High School Amateur Trap Association Championships May 6-7 in Raton. Alison Pimentel placed second in the 16 yards handicap event, second in the 19 yards handicap event and third overall for the year. Kevin Dors placed second overall for junior varsity and Derek Laintz placed third overall for junior varsity. Photo by Kathryn Smith

Tristan Johnson Has Perfect Prediction In Pace Race

on May 24, 2017 - 7:42am

Runners in Tuesday's Pace Race gather in Rendija Canyon. Courtesy/ACRR

SPORTS News:

 
Tristan Johnson, 4, had a perfect prediction in the 1 mile race, recording a time of 14:30 in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly Pace Race Tuesday in Rendija Canyon.
 
Other accurate predictors include:
  • Heidi Bjorklund at 15 seconds off;
  • 6-year-old Julian Ortiz with a 36 second difference;
  • Jackie Marr at 51 seconds off; and
  • Nikol Strother with a  69 second difference.
 
On the 1 mile course, 7-year-old Diego Leonard was the top finisher recording 8:00 and 9-year-old Savanna Strother was the best female

LAFC Bomb Capture Silver In Durango Shootout

on May 23, 2017 - 4:48pm

Back row from the left, Aiden Martinez, Karl Sinkula, Alex Livescu, Yeanoo Park, Wyatt Cionek, Callum Mitchell and Matthew Patchett. Middle row from the left, Kason Ostic, Nicholas McGrane, Aiden Richardson, Dylan Marciano, Kyle Jerkatis and Caemeron Cole. Front, Caleb Langenbrunner. Courtesy photo

SPORTS News:

 

The Boys Under-12 LAFC Bomb narrowly missed winning Gold in the Durango Shootout soccer tournament, May 13-14, losing 4-3 in a golden goal double overtime to the Bernalillo Titans.
 
On the way to the Silver bracket finals, the Bomb tied the AYSO United Armour 1-1, defeated the
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Anna Zhang Is Girl's Swimming Official Of The Year

on May 22, 2017 - 9:34am

Mountain Club Swimming Coach Anna Zhang

SPORTS News:

The National Federation Officials Association has selected Mountain Club Swimming Coach Anna Zhang of Los Alamos as the 2016-2017 Girl's Swimming Official of the Year for the state of New Mexico.

The National Federation of State High School Associations annually recognizes up to 20 officials in each state for the outstanding service they provide for young people participating in high school sports across the country.

Zhang is both an official for the New Mexico Activities Association and New Mexico Swimming.

Los Alamos Boys Tie For Fourth At State

on May 20, 2017 - 11:48am
Nathaniel Ortega completes the handoff to Isaac Timmerman in the 4x100 m relay prelim. In the May 13 final, the Los Alamos team of Nic Dowdy, Ortega, Timmerman, and Kevin Maresca (all seniors) placed 2nd with a time of 43.22 seconds. Ortega also placed 3rd in the 400 m with a time of 50.01 seconds, 4th in the 200 m with a time of 22.96 seconds, and anchored the 2nd place 4x400 m relay (with Miroslav Betts, Kai Coblentz, and Elijah Velasquez). Photo by Blake Wood
 
Senior Liam Johnson was State Champion in the pole vault, clearing 15' and taking three close attempts at a state record 15' 6".

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