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Cheer On High Flyers At Invitational This Weekend!

on February 22, 2017 - 8:58am

Los Alamos High Flyers Gymnastics athletes compete this weekend in the 2nd annual High Flyers Dreamcatcher Gymnastics Invitational at Buffalo Thunder Resort. Courtesy photo

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This weekend, area residents can experience an exciting, live gymnastics competition with Los Alamos High Flyers Gymnastics up close at Buffalo Thunder Resort. More than 500 athletes and 2,500 spectators are expected at the 2nd annual High Flyers Dreamcatcher Gymnastics Invitational.

Female athletes representing 21 teams from throughout New Mexico as well as Colorado Springs, Colo., Amarillo, Texas and El

LA Slam Basketball 6th Grade Boys Tryouts Sunday

on February 21, 2017 - 10:19am

For information, contact Curtt Ammerman at ecurtt@gmail.com.
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Hilltopper Ladies Play Capital's Jaguars

on February 19, 2017 - 9:35pm

Bell Larribas makes her way to the basket and encounters heavy traffic. She had 3 points for the game. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Becca Green and Natalie Gallegos reach for a loose ball. The Toppers found the ball was just out of reach for most of the game as the Lady Jaguars kept the pressure on the entire game. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Sienna Ahlers battles Rachel Friend for the way to the basket. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

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The Hilltopper Ladies were at Capital High School Saturday evening to play the Lady Jaguars in their last scheduled game

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District 2-5A Basketball Game Times Announced

on February 19, 2017 - 10:17am

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The Los Alamos High School boys basketball team plays host to Albuquerque Academy at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20 at Griffith Gymnasium. The winner will move on to play Tuesday at Del Norte High School.

Following the early game, is a district tiebreaker game between the Espanola Valley Sundevils and Capital Jaguars. The winner will be the regular season district champion and play host for the District 2-5A Tournament Championship Friday night. Game time is 7:30 p.m. for that matchup.

The Los Alamos High School girls basketball team plays at Capital High School at 4 p.m.,

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Atomic Tumblers Earn 41 Medals ... 15 Gold!

on February 18, 2017 - 7:43am
Atomic Tumblers bring home 41 medals, including 15 gold, during the Gravitational Invitational in January in Albuquerque. Courtesy Photo ​
 
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The Atomic Tumblers from Los Alamos School of Gymnastics (LASG) traveled to Albuquerque’s west side in January to compete in Gravitational Invitational at G Force Gymnastics. 
 
Seven teams, High Altitude of Taos, Farmington, Elite of Roswell, Albuquerque Gymnastics, Gym Magic of Las Cruces, Los Alamos School of Gymnastics and the event host G Force of Westside competed.
 
In the silver children’s division, LASG swept the all-around taking all
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LA Hockey Mid-Winter ... Probably Last Day For Ice

on February 16, 2017 - 8:35pm

Los Alamos Hilltoppers Developmental Team at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink tonight where the bad ice is split from the good ice by orange cones. A covered rink would keep the kids on the ice a bit longer. Photo by Bill Crooks

Scene from tonight's Hilltoppers Developmental Team at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Photo by Bill Crooks

Scene from tonight's Hilltoppers Developmental Team at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Photo by Bill Crooks

Scene from tonight's Hilltoppers Developmental Team at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Photo by Bill Crooks
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Senior Topper Girls Play Final Home Game

on February 16, 2017 - 7:29am
By NICCOLO SNYDER
Student Intern
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Topper girls participated in their final home game Wednesday night. Previous to the game, Griffith Gymnasium was decorated with balloons and other assortments in honor of the Senior Toppers Bell Larribas, Elena Abeyta, Casey Trujillo, Sienna Ahlers, Ashley Logan and Shannon Irwin for their time as Toppers in a pre-game ceremony. The Espanola seniors were honored for their time, and the Sundevils congratulated the Topper Seniors for their time playing.

The atmosphere was easy and friendly compared to the Boy’s game versus Espanola.

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Ice Melts As Season Draws To Close At Local Rink

on February 14, 2017 - 4:47pm

As the days grow warmer the ice is beginning to melt at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. This happens each year around this time explains Parks, Recreation and Open Space Division Manager Chris Wilson. The rink typically closes for the season near the Presidents Day weekend or the week after. 'The user groups work with us very well this time of year. It is always safety first certainly, and sometimes we reschedule activities for later in the day as needed,' Wilson said. Photo by James Chrobocinski

Los Alamos ice rink. Photo by James Chrobocinski

Los Alamos ice rink.

‘Toppers Win Three District Titles, Advance To State

on February 13, 2017 - 4:42pm
 
Devin Atencio throws his opponent from Capital over his shoulder in his match in the District Tournament at Del Norte High School. Atencio wrestles in the 106 pound weight class. He did not win his match. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com​
 
Trevor Brown makes quick work in beating his opponent from Capitol. Brown went on to win a District Championship in the 145 pound weight class. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com​
 
 ​​Coach James Hatt offers encouragement to Lewis Harvey in his match against a tough component from Del Norte in the 138 pound weight class.
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Mountain Students Help Build Eagle Scout Project

on February 13, 2017 - 2:04pm

Boy Scout Troop 71 and Cub Scout Pack 27 helped William Jean build this GaGa Arena for his Eagle Scout Project. Courtesy photo

Eagle Scout candidate William Jean got help building a GaGa Arena for his Eagle Scout Project from Boy Scout Troop 71 and Cub Scout Pack 27. Courtesy photo

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Eagle Scout candidate William Jean wanted to give older students at Mountain Elementary School something fun to do on their playground, which would also help build physical fitness.

Camel Rock Has Lost Its Mouth

on February 12, 2017 - 9:20am

Apparently from natural causes, the mouth has dropped off Camel Rock, the popular landmark visible along the interstate north of Santa Fe on U.S. Route 84/285 near Pojoaque. Photo by Kateri Morris
Camel Rock. Photo by Kateri Morris
 

Camel Rock as it used to look with its mouth intact. Courtesy/wikipedia

Los Alamos County Little League Registration Opens

on February 11, 2017 - 8:04am

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STAFF REPORT

Young people ages 4-18 are invited to register for the 2017 Los Alamos County Little League Season. Little League consists of T-Ball for boys and girls 4-7 years old, baseball for boys 7-18 and softball for girls 7 and up. Players are divided into divisions by age.

Registration is $100 ($5 discount for additional siblings). Parents who volunteer receive a $25 refund at the end of the season. Each child receives a regular season uniform.

FREE to first-timers: Little League is anxious to encourage those who haven’t signed up before to do so, so this year the fee

Hawks Basketball Teams Host Final Home Game

on February 9, 2017 - 4:35pm

Tall Man Noah Bridgewater reaches for the ball in the fourth period. He finished the game with four points. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

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The Los Alamo Middle School seventh and eighth grade Hawks played host to the Las Vegas Dons boys basketball team Tuesday afternoon at Brousseau Gym. The seventh grade game was all Hawks as they won 46-37. The eighth graders did not fair as well, dropping the game 32-36, in spite of a come back effort of 11 points in the fourth period.

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LAHS Hilltoppers Capture District 1 Boys And Girls Team Swimming/Diving Championships!

on February 8, 2017 - 8:04am
 
Hilltoppers 2017 Senior Girls celebrate winning the district swimming championship, from left, Jesse Liechty, Kenidee Hatler, Kaitlin Bennett, Jessica Moore, Niamh Short and Caemlyn Tripp. Courtesy photo
 
 
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  • LAHS Hilltoppers Set Two New District Records

The Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers captured the District 1 boys and girls team championship Feb. 3-4 at Genoveva Chavez Center in Santa Fe.

Girls team scores: Los Alamos 560, Piedra Vista 303, Santa Fe 252, Santa Fe Prep 241, St Michael's 174, Farmington 168, Miyamura 81, Taos 70, Desert Academy 12, Gallup 11
 
Boys team
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Scenes From Monday's Fierce Battle Between LAHS Hilltoppers And EVHS Sundevils In Griffith Gym

on February 7, 2017 - 12:22pm

Los Alamos Hilltopper Cade Gasway attempts a shot and is under pressure from the Devil's defence during Monday's fierce game against the Espanola Valley High School Sundevils in Griffith gym. The 6'8" center had 10 points over all in the Toppers final victory of 73-67. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Isaac Fason battles Josh Salazar for control of the ball under the Topper basket. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Ramon Roybal brings the ball toward the Topper basket and encounters heavy traffic. He had 10 points. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Adam Paulson tries a trick
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2017 Knights Of Columbus Free Throw Results

on February 7, 2017 - 10:55am

2017 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship participants and coaches Jan. 29 in Griffith Gymnasium. Courtesy photo

Champion Owan Geiger of the 2017 Knights of Columbus Free Throw competition in the 12-year-old division with K of C Youth Director Roger Anaya, left, and Grand Knight David Jolley. Courtesy photo

Champion Lukas Ulibarri of the 2017 Knights of Columbus Free Throw competition in the 10-year-old division with K of C Youth Director Roger Anaya, left, and Grand Knight David Jolley. Courtesy photo

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Six boys and one girl ages 9 to 14, were named local champions of

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Los Alamos High Flyers Compete In Colorado

on February 7, 2017 - 9:55am
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Local YAPS Attend National Ski Patrol Jamboree

on February 7, 2017 - 8:03am

Los Alamos Young Adult Patroller (YAP) Kai Coblentz is lowered in a sled during high-angle rescue training last weekend at Wolf Creek, Colo. The compressed gas avalanche tool injects gas under the pack and the pipe is used as an anchor. Courtesy photo

A belayer's eye view of the 'knife ridge' as YAP Kai Coblentz remains visible in the orange high angle rescue device far down below at the end of the rope during a training exercise last weekend at Wolf Creek, Colo. Courtesy photo

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Four young adult patrollers (YAP) from Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrol

Toppers Volatile Victory Over Devils

on February 7, 2017 - 7:05am
Jack Stewart showing his frustration after a call by the referee. Photo by Niccolo Snyder/ladailypost.com
 
 
By NICCOLO SNYDER
Student Intern
Los Alamos Daily Post

Monday’s monster match up could only be described in one word: berserk. The Toppers and Espanola faced off at Griffith gym for a fiery rivalry. The atmosphere of the gym was very tense during both games. Plenty of law enforcement officers attended the game to keep things in check, but nearing the end of the JV game, blood emerged from one of the fans in an alleged scrapple, making the atmosphere even edgier.

Before the

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Los Alamos Sports Weekly Wrap-up For January

on February 6, 2017 - 4:21pm
Los Alamos Bell Larribas drives against Espanola. Photo by George Morse/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos' Natalie Gallegos attempts a pass to a teammate against Espanola Valley. Photo by George Morse/ladailypost.com
 
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The Los Alamos High School Lady Hilltoppers lost to Espanola Valley High School 53-33 in a girls basketball game Jan. 27 at Espanola.
 
The Lady Hilltoppers kept it close in the first quarter and trailed by just a point 7-6 heading into the second quarter.
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LA Slam Basketball Girls Tryouts Feb.12

on February 6, 2017 - 3:41pm

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Los Alamos Sportsman’s Club Hosts Archery Night

on February 3, 2017 - 2:37pm
Archery coach Kathy Brooks demonstrated the correct stance at the youth archery program at the Los Alamos Sportsman’s Club Tuesday night. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
 
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
If you were to stop by the Los Alamos Sportsman’s Club on Youth Archery Night, you would be surprised to find a large group of elementary - and middle school-aged archers along with their parents ready to shoot their bows indoors.
 
What used to be a sport dominated by men in camouflage, has become a popular activity for many boys and girls here in Los Alamos, many

The Tale Of The Trampled Toppers

on February 2, 2017 - 11:11pm
The girls and coaches huddle up to motivate and plan for their attack at Wednesday's game against Capital at Griffith Gym. Photo by Niccolo Snyder/ladailypost.com

Ashley Atencio feels the pressure from Maria Chavez under the basket in the1st period. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

By NICCOLO SNYDER
Student Sports Reporter Intern
Los Alamos Daily Post

Wednesday night's district clash between the Lady Toppers and Capital at Griffith Gym was a jumble of emotions that led to heartbreak. The tale begins with a splashed three point shot by Sienna Ahlers, which riled up the crowd.

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Hilltopper Girls Basketball Beats Academy Chargers

on February 1, 2017 - 5:09pm
Elena Abeyta had a very BIG night with 11 points and was the high scorer for the game. She made steals at critical times and scored 4points in the over time. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
Isabell Larribas drives to the basket for two of her 9 points for the game Monday night. The Chargers were a very physical team but the Toppers were able to respond. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Becca Green, left, Natalie Gallegos and Susana Gallegos are all over Savina Gomero under the Topper basket. The Topper defense was in full swing all through the game.
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Scenes From 2017 Bill Hudson Memorial Open

on February 1, 2017 - 4:37pm
Start of the 50 yard Freestyle. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
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The Bill Hudson Memorial Open played host to 278 participants and 36 swimming events over the weekend.
 
The two-day event is for swimmers 8-18 years of age and takes place at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center and is sponsored by the Los Alamos Aquatomics Swim Team.
 
This year ran very smoothly thanks the the officials and many volunteers from the Aquatomics Swim Team.
 
Asher Koh, 9, competing in the 50 yard Freestyle, swimming for the Aquatomics Club. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
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