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Los Alamos County Head Golf Pro Donnie Torres Retires

on May 20, 2017 - 10:54am

Los Alamos County Golf Club Head Pro Donnie Torres retires this week after 33 years at the course. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Few people retire having done exactly what they wanted to do from when they were 14 years old. Los Alamos County Golf Club head golf professional Donnie Torres is one of those people. He retires this week after 33 years of service to Los Alamos County, all of it at the golf course.

Torres began picking up golf balls at the course when he was 12 years old.

LAMS Announces Athletes Of The Year

on May 19, 2017 - 9:01am
LAMS students gather to hear the annual Athletes of the Year recipients announced Wednesday in the school gymnasium. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
LAMS 2017 Athletes of the Year,  from left, seventh grader Ryan Aldaz, eighth grader James Rodriguez, seventh grader Norissa Valdez and eighth grader Michaela Gonzales. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Middle School Athlete of the Year Awards were presented Wednesday to a seventh and eighth grade male student athlete and a seventh and eighth grade female student athlete.


Letter To The Editor: Thank You For Coverage

on May 18, 2017 - 4:13pm
Los Alamos

I just want to say, “Thank you” to George Morse of the Los Alamos Daily Post for the excellent article (link) on the LA Girls Track & Field team and their exciting second place finish at the State Meet.

Job well done, both to an amazing team and to Mr. Morse.

Jemez Mountain Trail Runs Are Saturday May 20

on May 18, 2017 - 8:22am
Runners in the Jemez Mountain Trail Race climb up the Camp May Road Trail. This year's races are Saturday, May 20, with more than 600 runners taking to the local trails. Courtesy/JMTR

The runner’s ‘drop bags’ are transported from the Posse Lodge, where the Jemez Mountain Trail Races begin, out to the half-way point for the 50 mile runners to have access to extra gear such as rain coats and warm clothes. Courtesy/JMTR

The Jemez Mountain Trail Runs are a wonderful community event that start and finish at the Posse Lodge and take full advantage of our beautiful mountain

Duane Marr And William Strothers Best Predictors In This Week’s Atomic City Roadrunner’s Pace Race

on May 17, 2017 - 12:55pm
Duane Marr and William Strothers are the best predictors in Tuesday's 1-mile pace race. Courtesy photo


Duane Marr and William Strothers are the best predictors in the 1-mile pace race, being 2.3 and 8 seconds off their predictions in Tuesday's pace race on paved roads in Pajarito Acres that started on Acoma Lane.
In the 2.8-mile race, Zach Medin was 2.4 seconds off and Ted Romero was 6 seconds off. Gayle Cunningham was 37 seconds off for 29:53 on the 2.05-mile course.
Other good predictors for the 1-mile course (and the times that they were off their prediction)

Community Invited To Cheer On Special Olympics Athletes And Police In Torch Run Thursday

on May 17, 2017 - 12:31pm


The community is invited to cheer on Special Olympics Los Alamos athletes and Los Alamos Police Department personnel as they head out towards the Jemez Thursday morning on the Law Enforcement Torch Run, according to local organizer LAPD Cdr. Oliver Morris.

Participants will leave the Justice Center at approximately 7:30 a.m. and head west on Trinity Drive and onto West Jemez Road and the members of the public can show their support along the way. Park Rangers from Bandelier National Monument will join the run this year.

LAPD is raising funds again this year for the annual

Los Alamos Girls Track & Field Take Second In State

on May 17, 2017 - 10:52am
The LAHS Girls Track & Field team placed 2nd in the 5A State Championship. Photo by Blake Wood

Freshman Becca Green was State Champion in the shot put with a throw of 37' 6-3/4", and placed 3rd in the discus with a throw of 113' 4". Photo by Blake Wood


Los Alamos Daily Post
In a close competition, every point counts. Every inch, every second, even every fraction of a second can mean the difference between winning and second place.
The Los Alamos High School girls track and field team learned that lesson in the hardest way at the 2017 Class 5A state track and

Registration Opens For Los Alamos Tennis Clinic

on May 17, 2017 - 10:36am


Registration is now open for the Los Alamos Tennis Clinic, which is a fundraising event for the Los Alamos High School Boys and Girls Tennis Teams.

  • For: ages 4-15 (including USTA QuickStart for ages 4-10)
  • Session 1: Date: June 5-9
  • Session 2: Date: Aug. 7-11
  • Times and Section:
  • Section 1: 4:30-5:30 p.m. (Ages 4-8)
  • Section 2: 5:45-6:45 p.m. (Ages 9-15)
  • Where: Mesa Tennis Courts behind Sullivan Football Field
  • Instructed by: the Los Alamos High School Tennis Teams and Coaches
  • Cost: $40 (each player will receive a LAHS tennis clinic t-shirt)

To Sign Up: Email child’s name, age, session and

Los Alamos Adult Softball League Seeks Umpires

on May 17, 2017 - 9:48am
The Los Alamos Adult Softball League is looking for both full-time and substitute umpires.
The umpires will be paid $25 per game via direct deposit within the week.
Anyone interested should contact for more information.

Los Alamos Daily Post Weekly Sports Report

on May 16, 2017 - 5:09pm
By RJ Montaño
Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post
‘Topper Softball
Los Alamos Softball earned an #11 seed in the NMAA State Tournament and will travel to Rio Rancho, N.M. to take on #6 Kirtland Central in the double-elimination 12 team tournament.
‘Topper Track and Field
Los Alamos Boys and Girls Track and Field will compete at the NMAA State Tournament in at the UNM Track and Field Complex in Albuquerque this Friday and Saturday.
‘Topper Girls Tennis Singles
2nd seeded Los Alamos Senior Sidra Hsieh-Ratliff fell to top seeded Farmington earning the 2 nd place trophy at the

New Mexico Athletic Directors Association Announces 2017 Scholar Athlete Awards

on May 16, 2017 - 6:49am
NM ADA News:
The New Mexico Athletic Directors Association, interscholastic athletic directors in the state of New Mexico, is proud to announce the 2017 NMADA Male and Female Scholar Athlete Award Winners.
2017 NMADA Female Scholar Athlete – Sophie Long, Albuquerque Academy, nominated by Taryn Bachis, Albuquerque Academy Athletic Director. Sophie has earned 6 varsity letters, 2 in volleyball and 4 in basketball.

Los Alamos Girls Golf Wins Third At State

on May 16, 2017 - 6:40am

Elizabeth Lockhart watches her putt on the 12th hole during the girls state golf championships May 8-9 at The Canyon Club at Four Hills golf course in Albuquerque. The Los Alamos High School girls golf team placed third at state. Photo by John McHale/

Leah Mountain reads the green before her putt on No. 7. She finished with a 180 that tied her for fifth place. Photo by John McHale/

Jessica Osden chips up on to the No. 6 green. Osden finished the tournament with a score of 174, which put her in fourth place. Photo by John McHale/ ​



Los Alamos Boys Golf Team Earns Third At State

on May 15, 2017 - 7:13pm

Davis Johnson blasts out of the No. 8 sand trap; he shot a 181 and a 21 finish during the state golf championships May 8-9 at the The Canyon Club at Four Hills in Albuquerque. The boys golf team finished in third place. Photo by John McHale/

Logan Bishop tees off on No. 8; he finished with a 179 and tied for 18th place in the state golf championship. Photo by John McHale/ 

Henry Poston reads the green on No. 2. Poston finished with a 174, which tied him to 12th place. Photo by John McHale/


Jacob Benelli chips to green No.

LAHS Girls Softball Eliminated From State

on May 15, 2017 - 6:33pm

The Los Alamos High School girls softball team was eliminated from the state competition after they lost 14-3 to the Kirkland Central Broncos May 11 at Cleveland High School. At third base, Megan Romero reaches for the throw for an out but wasn't done in time during the fourth inning. Photo by John McHale/

Jayde Tucker makes a try for a pop-up near the fence but was just out of her reach. Photo by John McHale/


The leadoff pitcher, Reyna Lucero, pitched until the sixth inning when she was relieved by Savana Luster. Photo by John McHale/


Los Alamos Nukes Win Second State Championship!

on May 15, 2017 - 2:33pm

The Los Alamos Nukes win back-to-back state championships in the 10-man rugby bracket. Photo by John McHale/
The Los Alamos Nukes win their second 10-man state championship high school title in a row!
The Nukes played El Paso and St. Pius Saturday in Albuquerque to capture back-to-back championships, thus finishing off an undefeated season.  

Preston Brown runs through St. Pius defenders. Photo by John McHale/

Joey Sorenson gets a lift during a lineout from fellow teammates Jake Mairson and Patrick GuyPhoto by John

Players Sought For Special Olympics Charity Golf Tournament June 2

on May 14, 2017 - 11:44am

Los Alamos Daily Post

Special Olympics Los Alamos is gearing up for the Special Olympics Charity Golf Tournament slated for June 2 at the Los Alamos Golf Course. The format will be four-person scramble and singles and doubles are welcome. The entry fee is $100 per person, which includes cart, green fees lunch and prizes. Prizes will be awarded for gross and net scores, longest drive and more.

Special Olympics is founded on the belief that people with intellectual disabilities can, with proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy and benefit from participation in

Five Los Alamos Young Guns Members Qualify For 2017 Shotgun National Junior Olympics

on May 14, 2017 - 9:14am
Five members of the Los Alamos Young Guns qualified Saturday during trials at the at Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club to compete in the 2017 Shotgun National Junior Olympics June 11-13 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Los Alamos Young Guns members in front row from left, Alison Pimentel, Cade Pimentel and Lauren Williams. Back row from left, Sam Bond and Kevin Dors. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
Los Alamos Young Guns members, parents and coaches celebrate the team members qualifying for Junior Olympics. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

LAYSL Soccer Tryouts May 15-25

on May 14, 2017 - 5:49am
The Los Alamos Youth Soccer League is holding tryouts for the Fall 2018 season for competitive teams and practice sessions/informational meetings for pre-competitive teams between May 15 and May 25 for boys and girls born 2002 through 2009.
For more information on dates, times and field locations, or to learn more about the comp and pre-comp programs, visit

Boys And Girls Golf Are 3rd Place State Champs

on May 13, 2017 - 6:45am

Both the boys and girls golf teams placed 3rd at the 5A State Golf Championship May 8-9 at Canyon Club in Albuquerque. Results can be found on the NMAA website at The boys, paced by four freshmen and a junior, were only one shot out of 2nd and 10 shots out of the championship won by Artesia. It was a very close competition. Jessica Osden and Leah Mountain were in the top-6 individuals on the girls side. Thus, they both made the all-tournament team. Sean Rau was the top player for the Hilltopper boys. He placed 7th individually--one position out of the all-tournament team.

Zach Medin Best Predictor In Pace Race

on May 12, 2017 - 7:57am
Fifteen runners waited out the rain and lightning and enjoyed a dust-free jaunt for a one mile or three mile run on Barranca Mesa and in Bayo Canyon.
On the short course, Beth Davenport and Billy Strother had the best predictions being off by 81 seconds (normalized to the three mile course). Savanna Strother was the first finisher at 8:11.
For the long course, on which runners ran around Barranca Mesa Elementary School and then down the horse trail into Bayo Canyon to the point and back Gonzales Road to Barranca School, Zachary Medin was the best predictor, being only

Registration Now Open For Los Alamos Youth Football & Cheerleading

on May 12, 2017 - 7:52am


Scenes From Sunday's Special Olympics Breakfast

on May 11, 2017 - 7:20am

Special Olympics Los Alamos athlete Addie Montoya and Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris help out at Sunday's fundraising breakfast for the local Special Olympics at the Posse Lodge. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Athlete Sam Zimmerly and LAPD Cmdr. Oliver Morris chat at Sunday's Special Olympics Los Alamos breakfast at the Posse Lodge. Zimmerly has been training for the 400m race and his participation with Morris in the annual torch run. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Special Olympics Los Alamos parents Tim and Theresa Zimmerly serve breakfast Sunday while a dozen other

Huerta Family Issues Heart-Felt Thank You

on May 10, 2017 - 7:21am

Los Alamos Slam 7th Grade Basketball Team Wins Championship At The Jaguar Jam Tournament

on May 9, 2017 - 7:16pm
Owen Geiger, Jake Clarkson, Ryan Aldaz, Gavin Coy, Wesley Stanfield, Mark Cleland, Santiago Espinosa, Joshua Woodson and Mario Maestas. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos Slam 7th grade boys basketball team completed a double-digit comeback effort on their way to winning the 1st place trophy at this weekend’s Jaguar Jam tournament (Capital High School, Santa Fe).
The victory, a 54-46 final score, underscored the heart and tenacity that these 7th graders possess, as they overcame a 13 point deficit with 10 minutes remaining in the game.
The path to victory was a

Southwest Nordic Ski Club And Santa Fe National Forest Celebrate 30 Years Of Partnership

on May 9, 2017 - 6:41pm
SFNF Recreation Specialist Jennifer Sublett presents Partnership Award to Clay Moseley. Courtesy photo
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  It has been 30 years since David Platts first “adopted” the trail to Canada Bonita with the intent to create a first-rate Nordic course for the Junior Nordic Team in Los Alamos. 
That was the beginning of a long and successful partnership between the Southwest Nordic Ski Club and the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF).
In honor of their 30-year collaboration, the SFNF recently presented the Southwest Nordic Ski Club with a Partnership Award and recognized