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LAHS Track And Field In Great Shape For State

on April 26, 2017 - 4:10pm

Senior Kai Coblentz came from behind to nearly edge Volcano Vista runner Kaden Hamilton for the win in their heat of the 1600 m. Coblentz and Hamilton were given identical times of 4:41.98 at this weekend’s Harper Invitational at Albuquerque Academy. Photo by Blake Wood​


By George Morse
Los Alamos Daily Post
With just three weeks left in the spring sports season, Los Alamos High School’s varsity track and field  teams continue to try to earn their way into the postseason with state-qualifying times and distances.
Girls Track And Field
The Los Alamos girls track and field team

Topper Baseball Look To Gain Ground In 2-5A

on April 26, 2017 - 4:05pm


Los Alamos (10-13, 5-4) vs. Española (5-19, 3-6)
Today, April 26 • 4 p.m.
Bomber Field – Los Alamos

The Los Alamos Baseball team looks to make up ground on place against Del Norte High School when they face the Española Sun Devils in district action today at Bomber Field. The Toppers finish the regular season against Capital High School in Santa Fe this Saturday. Capital has only won 2 games this season.

Last Time Out

The Toppers are coming off a 7-4 upset victory over division leading Albuquerque Academy in Albuquerque.


Topper Softball Host Sun Devils In Key District Game

on April 26, 2017 - 3:59pm


Los Alamos (14-7, 8-1) vs. Española (13-10, 8-1)
Today, April 26 • 4 p.m.
Overlook Park – Whiterock, N.M.

WHITE ROCK — First place in on the line today as the Los Alamos Softball team faces Española in a District 2-5A matchup in the final week of the regular season. The Toppers, winners of 9 of their last 12 games, finish the regular season against Capital High School in Santa Fe this Saturday.

Last Time Out

The Toppers are coming off a 10-5 loss to Moriarty in non-district action.


LAHS Baseball, Softball Compete For Spot At State

on April 26, 2017 - 7:29am

Antonio Gonzales hits a double in the ninth inning during the April 19 game against Albuquerque Academy. Photo by John McHale/ ​

Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos High School baseball team and the Los Alamos softball team continue to fight for a spot in the Class 5A state playoffs.

The Los Alamos baseball team did what it had to do to stay alive for an at-large bid to the Class 5A baseball playoffs. The Hilltoppers picked up what may be their biggest win of the season April 19 against Albuquerque Academy in Albuquerque, defeating the Chargers 7-4 in nine


What Up, Mang?

on April 25, 2017 - 10:00am
UNM sophomore outfielder Jared Mang of Los Alamos. Courtesy/UNM
By RJ Montaño
Sports Editor, Los Alamos Daily Post

To say UNM sophomore outfielder Jared Mang is having a great is season is to say the Cubs had an okay season last year. Yeah, you can say they had a pretty okay year. Mang, a Los Alamos High School alum, leads the Lobos (23-16-1, 1st in MWC) in batting average (.381), and hits (61) and is doing so against the nation’s best teams.

“Well across the country they know the University of New Mexico is a pretty good baseball team and [we] don’t shy away from anybody,” Lobo Head


Scenes From LAHS Track & Field Harper Invite

on April 23, 2017 - 9:59pm
Senior Kai Coblentz came from behind to nearly edge Volcano Vista runner Kaden Hamilton for the win in their heat of the 1600 m.  Coblentz and Hamilton were given identical times of 4:41.98 at this weekend's Harper Invitational at Albuquerque Academy. Photo by Blake Wood

Senior Isaac Timmerman blasts out of the blocks in the 100 m. Photo by Blake Wood

Sophomore Nic Storey passes the baton to junior Ben Schauer in the 1600 m medley relay. Photo by Blake Wood
Eighth grader Lidia Appell ran an excellent 2:30 split in the 800 m leg of the 1600 m medley relay.

Alex Kirk Factors Big In Game 2 Of EuroLeague Playoffs

on April 23, 2017 - 12:42pm

Coming into Game 2 of the EuroLeague playoffs against Olympiacos, Anadolu Efes had been winless on the road in the history of the competition ... but then, Alex Kirk happened. Courtesy/Eurohoops

Alex Kirk of Los Alamos celebrates with teammate Thomas Heurtel. Courtesy/Eurohoops


By Antonis Stroggylakis

With 53 seconds left in last night’s (21/4) match between Olympiacos and Anadolu Efes in Piraeus, the score was tied 71-71. The Turkish team had erased the 8-point deficit in the middle of the fourth quarter but their task of leaving Piraeus

LAHS Boys T&F Results From Richard Harper Memorial

on April 23, 2017 - 8:00am


Attached you can find the Boys T&F results from the Richard Harper Memorial Track meet on Friday and Saturday 4/21 and 4/28.

It was a very successful meet for the Topper boys as we had 6 new state qualifiers and were able to improve the already qualified 4x100 relay and made it into the all time LAHS record books as the 8th fastest 4x100 on record.
State Qualifiers:
  • Chris Buntain in both the 800 and 1600
  • Kai Coblentz in the 800
  • Macklin Cunico in the javelin
  • Arturo Rodriguez in the shot put
  • 4x400 relay with relay members Isaac Timmerman, Elijah Velasquez, Miroslav Betts and

Los Alamos County Little League Season 2017 Begins!

on April 22, 2017 - 5:46pm
Los Alamos County Little League President James Chrobocinski welcomes the crowd to the opening of the 2017 season this morning at the North Mesa Ball Fields. Photo by Leland Lehman/
Scene from the Los Alamos County Little League season 2017 opening ceremony underway this morning at the North Mesa Ballfields. Photo by Leland Lehman/
Scene from the Los Alamos County Little League season 2017 opening ceremony underway this morning at the North Mesa Ballfields. Photo by Leland Lehman/
Little League players names 'drawn out of a hat' win

Los Alamos Upsets Academy 7-4

on April 22, 2017 - 7:19am

Antonio Gonzales hits a double in the ninth inning to bring in Jacob Rutten and Travis Gonzales, which made the score 7-4 in favor of the 'Toppers. Photo by John McHale/

James Neal tagbs out a Charger runner at second base. Luis Bojorques moves in to back him up. Photo by John McHale/

Hunter Swavely lays down a perfect bunt in the second inning. Photo by John McHale/


Vincent Marciano beat the tag into second base in the seventh inning. Photo by John McHale/


The Los Alamos Hilltoppers needed a win to keep their


LAHS Softball Loses To Moriarty In Non-district Game

on April 22, 2017 - 6:01am

Lauren Harris slides safely into third in the fourth inning. Photo by John McHale/

First baseman Claire Bluhm catches the ball in time to tag out a Pinto player in the first inning. Photo by John McHale/

Savana Luster was the leadoff pitcher but the Pintos figured out her pitching style and Reyna Lucero was called in to finish the game. Photo by John McHale/


The 'Topper softball team dropped a non-district game to the Moriarty Pintos Thursday at Overlook Park in White Rock.

The Pintos are a 4A school and losing to a 4A school


SFNF: Spring Runoff Creates Crossing Hazards

on April 21, 2017 - 5:41pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Add warmer than usual temperatures to a good snowpack, and the result is an early start to the spring runoff in rivers and streams that run through the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF). 

Recreation specialists on the SFNF report that streams in the Pecos Wilderness and popular destinations like the Rio Nambe, Rio en Medio and Rio Frijoles are flowing high and fast. Conditions are similar across the forest.

Visitors are advised to use extreme caution around fast-flowing mountain waters, which can be dangerously deceptive.


White Rock Softball Classic April 29-30

on April 21, 2017 - 5:24pm


Golf Course Improvements Long Overdue

on April 21, 2017 - 5:10am
Los Alamos Golf Course Manager Sam Logan, left, and Head Golf Pro Donnie Torres. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos Daily Post

Improvements to the Los Alamos Golf Course are long overdue. The last major capital improvements to the course occurred in 1970 and its irrigation system is 30 years old.

If passed, the $20 million recreation bond would provide an estimated $4.5 million to fix up the golf course.

Athlete Of The Week: Senior Nathaniel Ortega

on April 21, 2017 - 5:02am

Senior Nathaniel Ortega


Los Alamos High School senior Nathaniel Ortega is this week's featured athlete:

What do you hope to get out of playing track in high school?  
Having a great time with great friends!

What is your favorite subject in school?

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

Coach question - What makes this athlete stand out?
Nathaniel is everything a coach could ask for. He has a great attitude, works hard, is coachable, and always puts the team ahead of himself.

110 Central Park Square
Los Alamos, NM

LA Nukes Beat UWC Montezuma In Rugby Rumble

on April 20, 2017 - 8:50pm

Nukes' Levi Guarello and Jake Mairson lift Joey Sorenson for a lineout. Photo by John McHale/

From left, Ryan McNeil, Stefan Brenner and Jake Mairson. Photo by John McHale/


The Nukes Rugby Club from Los Alamos and the United World College (UWC) Montezumas squared off last Friday evening at Sullivan Field for some rugby rumble. 

UWC has students from at least 65 countries, ages 16-19. There team had players from at least eight countries, which made for a very interesting roster.   

The match was very completive and when time ran out, The Nukes


Emily Cox Shines In Gymnastics Championship

on April 19, 2017 - 8:53pm
Emily Cox. Courtesy photo
Emily Cox, a 7th grader at Los Alamos Middle School that attends Zia Gymnastics in Santa Fe was selected to compete in the Regional Championship that includes the best gymnast from New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming.
The event was April 15 in Albuquerque.
Cox's performance amazed the audience and judges alike as she scored a 9.375 on Floor, 9.4 on Vault, 9.4 on Bars and a 9.375 on Beam. Her 37.55 all around placed her in a three way tie for 4th place!

LAHS Boys Golf Spring Invitational 2017 Results

on April 19, 2017 - 11:56am
LAHS golfers at Spring Invite 2017. Courtesy photo
LAHS hosted the annual LAHS Spring Golf Invitational Monday, April 17, at Los Alamos Golf Course.
Eleven teams were represented in the tournament. Los Alamos earned its 4th team qualifying leg of the season shooting its lowest round of the year, 305.
The team's next event is the District 2-5A Championship Monday, May 1 at Black Mesa Golf Course in Espanola. Team also will compete May 8-9 in the State Championship at the Canyon Club in ABQ.
Team Results:
1) Hope Christian, 304* Won in a one-hole team

Spring Sports Enter Home Stretch

on April 19, 2017 - 9:16am
By George Morse
Los Alamos Daily Post
The spring sports season is entering the home stretch before postseason play.
What happens in the next couple of weeks will determine who advances to postseason play and who stays home after the regular season.
The Los Alamos High School softball team seems to be hitting its stride in District 2-5A competition. The Lady Hilltoppers swept a doubleheader from Albuquerque’s Del Norte High School 15-5, 15-0 to improve to improve to 7-1 in District 2-5A and 13-7 overall.

Trujillo-Rondeau Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on April 19, 2017 - 7:30am
Jeanette Trujillo-Rondeau is the top predictor in Tuesday's Atomic City Road Runner's weekly pace race. Courtesy photo
Scene from Atomic City Road Runner's weekly pace race. Courtesy photo
Jeanette Trujillo-Rondeau had a 1 second error from her predicted time in the Atomic City Road Runner's weekly pace race Tuesday on the Canada del Buey Trail in White Rock.
Other accurate predictors are Blake Hovde with a 4 second differential, Ted Romero at 7 seconds off, and 5 participants with a 9 second difference: Lyle Cunningham, Heather and Tad Hughes, Sanna Sevanto and

Home Field Advantage: Big Crowd, Bigger Wins

on April 18, 2017 - 5:35pm

Community Internship Collaboration
Student Intern
Los Alamos Daily Post

High school sports give teens a chance to play on the big stage while offering a wide range of sports for locals to enjoy. During a single season a team has about half their games at home; unfortunately, not a wide range of fans show up to these home games besides a handful of parents and high school students.

This is a shame since, according to most research, fans, giving that extra cheer or holler from the stands, play a role in a team’s success and are one of the components of what is called home field

Hilltoppers Golfers Earn Place At State Meet

on April 18, 2017 - 4:38pm

Henry Poston had a 78 for the day. He takes a clip shot to the green on #2. Photo by John McHale/



Monday, the Los Alamos Golf team played host to the Los Alamos Spring Invitational at the Los Alamos County Golf Course.

There were 11 schools represented and 83 golfers.  The boy’s team finished third with a score of 305 behind Hope Christen and St. Michael’s. The boys picked up the fourth leg at this tournament which qualified the team to go to state.

On the girls’ side, they had only three players as one player was at a track meet, so the girls played as


'Topper Softball Wins April 12 Game

on April 18, 2017 - 4:00pm

Lauren Harris gets a hero's welcome at home plate after hitting a grand slam homerun in the first inning. Photo by John McHale/

Jayde Tucker tries to put the tag on a Demon runner at home but the throw did come in time to make the tag. Photo by John McHale/


The Los Alamos softball was looking for a win in the Wednesday, April 12, game against the Capital Jaguars, and were not disappointed. The game started out with a grand slam over the fence home run in the first inning by the short stop Lauren Harris.


2017 Los Alamos Senior Olympics 5K And 10K Results

on April 18, 2017 - 7:12am
At the starting line on the Meadow Lane/Rover Boulevard loop in White Rock. Courtesy photo
Below are the results of the 5K and 10K run results of the 2017 Los Alamos Senior Olympics:
PARTICIPANT          5K RACE TIME          10K RACE TIME          GENDER          AGE GROUP
Laura McClellan               26:12                         52:53                     Female                50-54
Darla Thompson               27:39                        55:11                      Female                50-54
Beth Davenport                35:33                       

Daily Postcard: Hitter Jayde Tucker Clears Fence

on April 18, 2017 - 6:09am

After hitting a fence-clearing home run, Los Alamos hitter Jayde Tucker approaches home plate amid cheers from her team during the April 8 softball game against Espanola. Photo by John Denne