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YMCA Little Youth Soccer Registration Ends April 11 - Season Starts April 17

on April 7, 2017 - 10:53am
YMCA News:
The Family YMCA’s Little Youth Soccer is an introductory program for youth ages 4-7 that would like to learn the basics of soccer, team participation, and to play a few casual games.
Registration for this program ends April 11. Players will meet twice per week for practice and games, April 17 – May 25.
Volunteer Coaches, Asst. Coaches and Team Parents are needed.
Cost is $62 / $41 for Y Members. Please contact Jeremy Smith, the Sports & Adventure Director with any questions. As always, financial assistance is available thanks to the YMCA Annual Campaign.

Sipapu Ski Resort First To Open Last To Close

on April 7, 2017 - 7:51am
The lodge at Sipapu Ski Resort. Photo by Albert Graves

SKI News:

Known as the New Mexico ski resort that is first to open and last to close, Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort will once again achieve that status for the 14th consecutive year. The last weekend for operations is this Saturday and Sunday.

Ski for a great cause! Sipapu is offering FREE lift tickets Saturday and Sunday with a donation of any amount to the La Jicarita Food Basket, a local organization dedicated to stopping hunger in Northern New Mexico. All donations will be taken at the Ticket Office in exchange for a free lift ticket.

Athlete Of The Week: LAHS Freshman Henry Poston

on April 6, 2017 - 9:50am

Athlete of the Week: Los Alamos High School freshman Henry Poston. Photo by Blake Wood


Athlete Of The Week: Freshman Henry Poston:

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

  • Win a State championship
  • NCAA golf scholarship
  • Strong friendships with teammates

What is your favorite subject in school?

  • PE

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

  • University of Michigan
  • Business

Coach question - What makes this athlete stand out?
Henry won the Albuquerque Academy Invite against a very strong field. He is passionate about golf.

LAHS NJROTC Cadets Competing In Junior Olympics

on April 5, 2017 - 10:55am

Two cadets from LAHS NJROTC are heading to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs to compete in the 2017 Junior Olympics beginning this weekend. Samantha Miller, a senior and the Rifle Team Captain, will compete in both Women’s Air Rifle and .22 Small Bore and Jacob Torrez, a junior, will compete in Men’s Air Rifle. Their dedication and hard work to this sport has taken them to compete all over the United States, and this is just one more prestigious event in their journey.

Jared Mang Named Mountain West Player Of Week

on April 5, 2017 - 9:38am

Jared Mang of Los Alamos is named Mountain West Player of the Week. Courtesy/UNM Lobos


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The University of New Mexico baseball team collected its fifth Mountain West Player of the Week award – with a fourth player to win it – as Jared Mang of Los Alamos was named this week's winner Monday by the conference.

Mang hit .471 (8-for-17) during a week that saw the first-place Lobos beat in-state foe New Mexico State on the road Tuesday and take two of three at home from Fresno State over the weekend to improve their record to 11-1 in conference play.



Game Times Announced For Saturday’s Double Header

on April 5, 2017 - 8:23am


Game times for Los Alamos High School’s double header Saturday with Espanola have been moved to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. due to the ACT on Saturday morning. 


LAHS Softball Games Are Canceled

on April 4, 2017 - 3:50pm


Today's Los Alamos High School softball games have been canceled.

No makeup date has been set yet. 


LAHS Boys Golf Heads To 5A State Championship

on April 4, 2017 - 8:03am
LAHS golf team earns its 3rd qualifying leg of the season and secures a spot in the 2017 5A State Championship May 8-9 at Canyon Club in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo
LAHS golfer Henry Poston is the ABQ Academy 2017 Champion. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos High School boys' golf team played Monday in the Albuquerque Academy Invite at Tanoan Country Club in Albuquerque.
LAHS placed 2nd behind Cleveland. The LAHS boys' team earned its 3rd qualifying leg of the season and has secured a spot in the 2017 5A State Championship May 8-9 at Canyon Club in Albuquerque.

Hilltoppers Softball Sweep Chargers Saturday

on April 3, 2017 - 4:20pm

Reyna Lucero was the winning pitcher in the Lady Hilltoppers 10-7 victory over Albuquerque Academy in the second game of a doubleheader April 1 at Overlook Park in White Rock.​ Photo by George Morse/


Los Alamos Daily Post

The weather was cold, windy and rainy Saturday in New Mexico. Track and field meets were canceled, as well as a scheduled doubleheader between the Los Alamos High School baseball team and Albuquerque Academy.


Toppers Clobber Chargers

on April 3, 2017 - 8:44am

Lauren Harris slides into home plate to help tally up the Toppers runs. Photo by Niccolo Snyder/
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The Los Alamos High School Girls’ softball team took part in their first home game of the season this Saturday, the first of April. The girls took on the Albuquerque Academy Chargers in a pair of games at Overlook Park. The Toppers looked eager to gain some support from their home crowd and may have a winning start to their games at home.

The first game against the Chargers was a hard


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/

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


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


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

LAPC News:

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


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/

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/



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


Hilltoppers Flourish At Tournament In Phoenix

on March 27, 2017 - 8:18am
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

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.

Meet Freeride Champion Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Ulrich

on March 24, 2017 - 11:54am
Freeride Champion Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Ulrich takes the lines less traveled. Courtesy photo
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

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


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


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.


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/

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/

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

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/

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

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/

Los Alamos Daily Post

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