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Los Alamos Hawks Win Against Memorial Cardinals

on February 1, 2017 - 4:28pm

Noah Bridgewater encounters heavy traffic under the basket. Photo by John McHale/
Cameron Haag takes on the nose as he dives in for a basket attempt. He finished the game with 8 points. Photo by John McHale/
Cooper Frank goes up for two of his 10 points for the game. Photo by John McHale/
The Los Alamos Hawks played host for the Basketball Invite played at Brousseau Gym last weekend. 
The Invite is a two day event with middle schools from Memorial/Las Vegas, Santa Fe Indian School and St. Michaels.

Three LAHS Athletes Sign Letters Today

on February 1, 2017 - 3:21pm

The Los Alamos High School Athletic Department held a signing of letters of intent for three athletes, from left, Jacob Marison signed to play football for the UNM Lobos, Sienna Ahlers signed with Wingate University to play soccer and Tristen Roach signed to play soccer for Adams State. Photo by Camille Bickson

LAHS Vs. EVHS Basketball Rescheduled To Feb. 6

on January 31, 2017 - 9:09am


The Los Alamos High School boys basketball game originally scheduled for Jan. 28 vs. Espanola Valley High School has been rescheduled to Feb. 6 at Griffith Gymnasium in Los Alamos.

Game times are 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and the community is encouraged to attend the game and show support for the boys!

LAMS Baseball Parents/Players Meeting Jan. 31

on January 30, 2017 - 9:40pm


Community Encouraged To Attend Hilltoppers Basketball Vs. Espanola Valley At Griffith Gym Saturday

on January 26, 2017 - 9:04am


The Los Alamos High School boys basketball team plays a crucial district game versus longtime rival Espanola Valley High School this Saturday at Griffith Gymnasium. 

The Hilltopper boys are currently in a three way tie for second place in the district, and a win would propel them to the top of the standings. The players and coaches are asking the community to both attend the game as well as wear green or gold as a symbol of support for the program.   

Games begin at 4 p.m. for the C team (Frosh/Soph), 5:30 p.m. for the JV, and 7 p.m. for the Varsity.

Pajarito Mountain: Stunning, Snowy, Scenic...

on January 25, 2017 - 12:16pm

It's a beautiful bluebird day at Pajarito Mountain after this latest cycle of storms that left the ski area with 47 inches of snow over the past seven days and 8 inches in the past 24 hours. The base depth is 60 inches and the skiing is fantastic! Pajarito is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays. Photo by Tom Stockton

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. Photo by Tom Stockton

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. Photo by Tom Stockton

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. Photo by Tom Stockton

Second Walk-In Registration For Youth And High School Lacrosse Teams Jan. 26

on January 25, 2017 - 10:27am
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A second walk-in registration for youth and high school lacrosse teams is 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink, 4475 West Road.
Students from age 9 through high school seniors are welcome. Registration is $125 for high school and $115 for youth.
Practices are scheduled to start in mid-February for the high school team, and typically are held four evenings per week at the Dara Jones Field at Overlook Park in White Rock. Practices for the youth team will begin TBD.
For information, email

Los Alamos Wrestling Wrap Up

on January 24, 2017 - 3:26pm

Los Alamos’ Milo Light defeated Del Dorte’s Michael Chino at a District 2-5A Duals meet Jan. 18 at Espanola Valley High School. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Daily Post
The Los Alamos High School wrestling team completed its District 2-5A duals competition Jan. 18 facing Espanola Valley High School and Albuquerque’s Del Norte High School in head-to- head competition at Espanola.
The Hilltopppers defeated Espanola 51-28, but came up just short against the Knights, losing 41-34 in competition that came down to the last match.
Leading the way for the Hilltoppers was

High Flyers Sports News

on January 23, 2017 - 5:14pm

High Flyers Level 4 gymnast Siena Rolfe, left, took first place all-around at the Gravitational Invitational Jan. 7 in Albuquerque. Teammate Megan Martinez, center, placed second on balance beam and third on uneven bars, while Elaina Irving, right, placed second on vault. The girls compete again this weekend in Albuquerque. Photo by Robin Kelly

Knights Of Columbus Free Throw Competition Jan. 29

on January 23, 2017 - 4:39pm
2016 Participants. Courtesy photo
KOC News:
All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.
The local competition is 1-3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 29, at LAHS Griffith Gymnasium. Registration is free of charge and will be held onsite beginning at 12:30 p.m., on the date of the event.
Parental consent is required, so a parent/guardian must be present during registration.

Hayley Schake On Hastings College Dean’s List

on January 22, 2017 - 8:35am

Hayley Schake at LAHS in 2014 signing to attend Hastings College on a track scholarship. Photo by Leland Lehman/


HASTINGS, Nebr. – Hastings College has announced the Dean’s List for its fall 2016 semester. Hayley Schake of Los Alamos is named to the list after she earned a 4.0 grade point average for the semester. Schake graduated from Los Alamos High School in 2014 and received a track scholarship from Hastings College.

For the semester, 359 students from 18 states were named to the Dean’s List, with 216 students achieving a 4.0 grade point.

Tonight's LAHS Girls Basketball Games Are Canceled

on January 21, 2017 - 11:08am


The Los Alamos High School girls basketball games scheduled for tonight are canceled due to the weather.

The Los Alamos High School boys basketball games vs. Goddard also are canceled.

Both the girls and boys games are rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 30. 

Boys Games Vs. Goddard Canceled Today!

on January 21, 2017 - 8:16am


The Los Alamos High School boys basketball games vs. Goddard are canceled today.

A decision is pending on the girls games.

A Foot Of Snow Falls At Pajarito Ski Area

on January 21, 2017 - 7:49am
Pajarito Ski Lodge. Photo by Maire O’Neill
Pajarito Ski Patrol Medical Director Dr. Robert McClees, left, chats with Young Adult Patroller Ethan Aulwes. Photo by Sheila McClees
Pajarito Ski Area General Manager Tom Long. Photo by Mike O'Neill

Los Alamos

Despite a challenging start to the season due to warm weather, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area is now enjoying “really good snow”, including more than a foot in the past week General Manager Tom Long said Monday.  The ski area, known for its short lift lines, friendly staff and extraordinary views, opened Dec.

Toppers Drop Opening District Game To Del Norte

on January 18, 2017 - 6:22pm
Adam Paulson hangs 10 after his slam dunk ... his thanks for his effort was a technical foul for hanging 10 ... the crowd loved it. Photo by John McHale/


Isaac Fason turnes the cornar in the first quarter. He finished the game with 9 points, 6 of those in the first half. Photo by John McHale/

Tuesday night the 8-9 Hilltopper boys basketball team played host to the 8-8 Del Norte Knights.
The Toppers were playing without the services of Michael Naranjo, one of their leading scorers. Michael had to sit out because of a concussion protocol.

New Mexico True Certified Products At ABQ Sunport

on January 17, 2017 - 9:01am

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SANTA FE – The New Mexico Tourism Department is partnering with Avila Retail to bring attention to products that are 100 percent made and manufactured in New Mexico.

These products, all members of the department’s New Mexico True Certified program (NMTC), are featured in three outlets at the Albuquerque International Sunport owned by Avila Retail - Greetings from New Mexico, Earth Spirit and the ABQ2GO kiosk.
The three-month campaign, running mid-January through mid-March, includes attractive and compelling window displays and kiosks encouraging shoppers to “Buy

Benefit Spaghetti Dinner, Dance & Bake Sale For Gabriel Huerta Jan. 27

on January 16, 2017 - 10:14am

Los Alamos’ Alex Kirk Signs With Anadolu Efes

on January 16, 2017 - 9:56am

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Alex Kirk of Los Alamos has signed with Anadolu Efes Sports Club, a Turkish professional basketball team based in Istanbul, Turkey. He'll be with the team Thursday in Barcelona, Spain.

Anadolu Efes is the most successful club in the history of the Turkish Basketball Super League, having won the league's championship 13 times.

The home of Anadolu Efes S.K. is the Abdi İpekçi Arena in Istanbul, which has a seating capacity of 12,270 people for basketball games. The club has its own practice facility built in 1982 in the district of Bahçelievler.

Los Alamos Youth Lacrosse Registration Is Jan. 17

on January 15, 2017 - 8:22pm

Registration for youth and high school lacrosse teams is Tuesday at the White Rock Branch Library. Courtesy photo


Walk-in registration for youth and high school lacrosse teams is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 in the multipurpose room of the White Rock Branch Library, 10 Sherwood Blvd.

Students age 9 through high school seniors are welcome. Although there is currently not a separate girls’ program, girls are welcome to play in a coed environment.

A registration form may be obtained during walk-in registration, or can be downloaded at

Practices are

Los Alamos Sports Weekly Wrap-up

on January 15, 2017 - 12:22pm
Sports and Outdoors Reporter
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos High School boys basketball team picked up two big victories last week that should help them when it’s time for the seedings for the Class 5A state basketball tournament. The Hilltoppers beat Class 5A rival Belen High School 52-49 Jan. 6 at Belen, avenging an earlier 44-33 loss to the Eagles Dec. 28 at the Poe Corn tournament in Roswell. One day later, Jan. 7, Los Alamos beat Class 6A Santa Fe High School 55-53 in overtime.

“Those were two great wins for us,” Los Alamos Coach Michael Kluk said.


Athlete Of The Week: Senior Kaitlin Bennett

on January 15, 2017 - 7:34am
Althlete of the Week, swimmer Kaitlen Bennett. Courtesy photo


Sport - Swimming

Favorite subject - Sports medicine

Where do you want to attend school --  I want to attend Northern Arizona University under their honors program and study exercise science.

Kaitlin Bennett lead the Hilltoppers at the Lubbock Swim Invitational Jan. 6-7.

Bennett captured first place in the 50 free (24.79) and the 100 free (54.04), she also helped on the girls medley relay team and the 200 freestyle quartet.

Bennett is ranked among the league leaders in New Mexico High School swimming and

Backcountry Film Festival Inspires Winter Adventurers To Seek Snow Less Traveled

on January 12, 2017 - 5:13pm

Stillshot from China, A Skier’s Journey, one of nine short films featured in this year’s Backcountry Film Festival. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Tickets go on sale today for the Backcountry Film Festival, made possible by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Reel Deal Theater. Produced by the Boise-based nonprofit Winter Wildlands Alliance, the touring Backcountry Film Festival will make its way to more than 100 locations around the world. The screening at the Reel Deal at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 will be the only one in New Mexico.

The Pajarito Brewpub will be selling

LAHS Senior Kaitlin Bennett Leads Hilltoppers At Lubbock Swim Invitational

on January 11, 2017 - 2:06pm

LAHS Senior Kaitlin Bennett takes first in the 50 free and 100 free.


The Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers Swimming and Diving teams competed Jan. 6-7 at the Lubbock High School Swimming and Diving Invitational at the Pete Ragus Aquatic Center in Lubbock, Texas.  

The invitational was a very competitive high school meet, drawing 500 swimmers and divers from across Texas, with teams from greater Dallas, Midland and El Paso.

The Hilltoppers finished 8th among 20 teams in the girls and 11th among 21 teams in the boys.

Four individual Hilltoppers and two relays finished in the

Invitation To Join Los Alamos Ski Racing Team

on January 9, 2017 - 7:14am

Los Alamos Ski Racing Club provides 10-day and 20-day training programs to young skiers. Courtesy/LASRC

SKI News:

Young skiers, ages 7 to 18 years old, are invited to join the Los Alamos Ski Racing Club. Training is conducted by licensed and trained coaches.

The 10-Day Program is committed to improving the athletes’ skiing while having fun. At the same time, athletes are exposed to competitive Alpine Ski Racing.

The 20-Day Program is dedicated to developing competitive Alpine Ski Racers.

Los Alamos Hilltoppers Prevail Over Santa Fe Demons

on January 8, 2017 - 1:51pm

The big man at 6' 8", Cade Gasway goes up for an attempt dunk in the first quarter of Saturday's game in which the Los Alamos Hilltoppers played host to the Santa Fe Demons in Griffith Gymnasium. The game proved to be very competive in every way, with both teams playing their best. The game ended in a tie and with 4 minutes left in the overtime period, the Hilltoppers prevailed and won by just 2 pionts at 55-53. Photo by John McHale/

Cade Gasway was a force under the basket, gabbing rebounds and blocking shots during Saturday night's game against the Santa Fe Demons at