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Los Alamos Nukes Rugby Team Sweeps Games

on March 20, 2017 - 7:12am
Nukes Rugby Team members listen to the referee prior to Saturday's game against St. Pius, which they won 44-5 at Sullivan Field. Team members from left, Ryan McNeill, Taran Cooley, Stefan Brenner, Jacob Mairson, Kevin Merresca, Jacob Neilsen, Caleb Hughes, Patrick Guy, Levi Guarello, Christopher Chalker, Jorge Vega, Joey Sorenson and Aaron Robinson. Not pictured is Preston Brown. The team also beat San Juan 66-0. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
And he's off ... Joey Sorenson makes a break for it during the game Saturday at Sullivan Field. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
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Los Alamos Nukes Championship Rugby Season Opener Noon Saturday At Sullivan Field

on March 17, 2017 - 5:43pm
Los Alamos Nukes Rugby players, from left, Levi Guarello, Patrick Guy and Jacob Mairson during the High Desert Tournament. Photo by D.W. Lucero
 
Nukes player Jacob Nielsen, right, digs in for a tackle. Photo by D.W. Lucero
 
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U-8 Hockey End Of Season Activities

on March 17, 2017 - 3:45pm
Los Alamos Rams U-8 team members pose with their 2nd Place trophy from the Taos Presidents Day Classic. Photo by Tim Jaglinski
 
SPORTS News:
 
The Los Alamos Rams Under-8 (“Mites”) hockey team finished their 2016-17 season with tournaments in Taos and Albuquerque on the weekends of 18 and 25 February.
 
On the weekend of 18 Feb., the Rams U-8 Travel Team took second place in the Taos Presidents Day Mites Tournament.

Hilltopper Tennis Continues Great Season

on March 17, 2017 - 8:04am

Katya Skurikhin returns a ball to opponent from Belen. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Lauryn Anaya breezes through her opponent. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

The Los Alamos Tennis teams are cruising through the 2017 season with many impressive wins.

The girls are at 15-3 while the boys are at 13-3. This past weekend both teams took part in the Capital City Quad played at Capital High School. They played teams from Belen High School, Capital High School and St. Mikes High School in the two-day event.

The Los Alamos girls took first and the boys won second.


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Los Alamos Sportsmens Club Hosts First Cowboy Shoot Of The Year March 18

on March 16, 2017 - 4:43pm
LASC News:
 
The Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club is hosting its first “Cowboy Shoot” of the year at at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 18 at the Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club Pistol Pits. 
 
This SASS ruled event occurs every third Saturday of each month March until November (weather permitting).
 
The shooting competition is staged in a unique, characterized, "Old West" style. Clothing attire and accoutrements, as well as the guns used, that reflects this period of the American West is required/encouraged to shoot in these events.

LAHS Softball Team Defeats Pojoaque

on March 16, 2017 - 4:39pm

Jayde Tucker take a high-five from Coach Randy Burditt as she heads to home plate after hitting a home run in the sixth inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

The ‘Topper softball team traveled to Pojoaque Tuesday to face the Elkettes in a non-district game played on the Chris Peterson Field. This cross town rivalry is usually a very competitive but this year the Elkettes  struggled as the ‘Toppers easily won 9-3.

The  Elkettes jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, and added one run in the third.

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Hilltoppers Will Be Represented At All District Game

on March 16, 2017 - 8:05am

Isaac Fascon made the first team in the boys' All District Basketball. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Elena Abeyta earned a spot on the girls' first team for All District Basketball. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Cade Gasway earned a place on the boys second team for All District Basketball. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

The All District Basketball teams were announced this past week. The Los Alamos Hilltoppers boys and girls are well represented in the teams selected.

For the boys, Isaac Fason was selected for the first team, and Cade Gasway and Antonio

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Toppers Triumph While Tigers Tumble

on March 15, 2017 - 5:17am
Jacob Rutten drills one into right field in the bottom of the 3rd. Photo by Niccolo Snyder/ladailypost.com
 
 
By NICCOLO SNYDER
Community Internship Collaboration
Student Intern
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

The Los Alamos Hill Toppers Boys Baseball team played in their second home game of the season Monday against the Los Lunas Tigers. The game was filled with plenty of buzz and excitement. The Toppers learned from their last game and took advantage of the experience they gained.

The lineup was changed significantly to the Toppers game last week.The starting pitcher was Antonio Gonzales and his

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Hilltoppers Lose North Star Trophy To Taos Ice Tigers

on March 13, 2017 - 3:43pm
Jacob Dunwoody battles for the puck in front of the Taos goal in the 1st period. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
Emily Moulton picks up a loose puck in front of the Taos goal in the 2nd period. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 

Brett Ireland takes a shot at the goal in the Taos end of the ice. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
SPORTS News:
 
The Hilltoppers and the Taos Ice Tigers hockey teams squared off at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center last Friday to see which team would be taking home the coveted North Star Trophy, a traveling trophy, which the Hilltoppers won

Scenes From Rio Rancho Rust Buster Meet

on March 13, 2017 - 2:58pm
LAHS Freshmen Isaac Ronning and Stephen Gulley run neck-and-neck in the 110 m hurdles. Photo by Blake Wood
 

Senior Elena Abeyta completes the first handoff of the 4x100 m relay to senior Claire Ticknor. With teammates Liz Lockhart and Ona Gartz, the 'Topper relay team won the race over seven other teams, and qualified for the State Championship with a time of 51.12 seconds. Photo by Blake Wood
 
Senior Nic Dowdy completes a fine handoff to senior Kevin Maresca in the 4x100 m relay. Photo by Blake Wood
 
SPORTS News:
 
It was an unusually nice spring day at Rio Rancho High School for
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Mountain Club Swimmer Julia Chen Of Los Alamos Wins 2017 State Short Course Swim Championship

on March 13, 2017 - 8:36am

Julia Chen of Los Alamos wins 2017 State Short Course Swim Championship. Courtesy photo

SPORTS News:

Mountain Club swimmer Julia Chen, the daughter of Haidan and Houtong Chen, won the individual high-point First Place in the girls 11-12 age group at the 2017 New Mexico State Short Course Swim Championship.

Swimmers at the state championship meet March 2-5 at West Mesa Aquatic Center in Albuquerque  were limited to seven individual events.

Chen, 12, won three events and finished second in her other four events to take the individual high-point honors.

Subpar Start For Toppers

on March 9, 2017 - 9:50pm
Luke Kirkland takes over as relief pitcher and smokes one down the middle. Photo by Niccolo Snyder/ladailypost.com
 
By NICCOLO SNYDER
Community Internship Collaboration
Student Intern
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Boys Baseball Team participated in their first home game this season on Thursday against the Hope Christian Huskies. Topper fans were anxious for the start of the season at home. The players were pumped for their abilities to be displayed to their home fans, but they could not get the job done.

The Toppers opened the game with a strong starting nine, including Jacob

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Athlete Of The Week: Ramon Roybal

on March 9, 2017 - 4:32pm

Athlete of the Week

Los Alamos High School junior Ramon Roybal

What do you hope to get out of playing basketball in high school?  
To strive and become a better leader on and off the court.

What is your favorite subject in school?
Math 

Where do you hope to attend college and what do you want to study?
I hope to attend Colorado State University and study mechanical engineering.

Coach question - What makes this athlete stand out?
Last week Ramon assumed the duties of primary point guard due to injuries. Ramon put together two very nice  games for us.

Registration Opens For Youth Non-contact Rugby

on March 7, 2017 - 8:36am

Rugby ball. Courtesy photo

 

SPORTS News:


Los Alamos Rugby Club is starting youth non-contact rugby for ages 6-13. Kids are taught ball handling skills, field awareness, teamwork, safety, and sportsmanship.

 

This level is co-ed and non-contact, and kids are placed on teams according to age, ability, and what they can play safely. No previous experience in rugby is required.

 

Practice is 4:30-5:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays starting Monday, March 13, at Upper Pueblo Fields (at the Pueblo Complex, off Diamond Drive). Registration packets and more information will be given out to

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Angel Fire Bike Park Opening And Demo Daze Details

on March 7, 2017 - 7:44am

Hilltopper Girls Softball Season Starts Strong

on March 6, 2017 - 5:21pm

Pitcher Savana Luster winds up for a pitch during Saturday's game in Albuquerque. She did an outstanding job of holding the Sartans scoreless for six innings. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com​

Terri Jaramillo attempts to put the tag on a St. Pius Sartan in the fifth inning of Saturday's game. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Jayde Tucker celebrates victory as the final out walks from the plate. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News: 

The Los Alamos Hilltoppers Softball Team opened its season in grand fashion Saturday by sweeping the St.

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Scenes And Results: LAHS Boys And Girls Track And Field Teams At Albuquerque Academy Chile Quad

on March 5, 2017 - 11:46pm

Freshman Jazmine Tuning won the high jump with a state qualifying jump of 5' 0". Photo by Blake Wood

Senior Liam Johnson vaulted more than 3 feet higher than any other athlete to win with a pole vault of 13' 9" - a mark which qualified him for the State Championship in May. Photo by Blake Wood

Sophomore Elijah Velesquez is cheered on by teammates as he wins the 300m hurdles in a time of 42.86 seconds. Photo by Blake Wood

SPORTS News:

In one of the most beautiful days for an opening track & field meet in memory, the Los Alamos High School Boys and Girls teams traveled to Albuquerque

Coyote Killing Contests Bill Passes Key Committee

on March 5, 2017 - 9:19am

STATE News:

SANTA FE -- Sen. Jeff Steinborn passed bipartisan legislation through the Senate Judiciary Committee Saturday to end the practice of coyote killing contests in New Mexico.

“Today New Mexico is one step closer to banning inhumane coyote killing contests. This blood sport serves no purpose in the management of coyotes other than killing for the sake of killing. It’s time to make these contests a thing of the past,” Sen. Steinborn said.

This bill now goes to the senate floor for final passage and then, if passed, to the House for consideration in that body.

Atomic City Road Runners Club Begins 44th Season

on March 5, 2017 - 7:26am
SPORTS News:
  • 2017 Pace Race Season Begins April 4
 
The 44th season of the pace race series conducted by the Atomic City Road Runners Club begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 at the Canyon Rim Trailhead parking lot across from the Los Alamos Co-operative Market on East Road (State Route # 502).
 
The Club meets Tuesdays through early October at various locations throughout Los Alamos County.
 
For more information call 505.672.1639 or visit the Club’s website at www.atomicrunners.com.

Registration Open For Y Youth Soccer Ages 4-7

on March 4, 2017 - 7:02am

Soccer Season Starts Soon! Courtesy/YMCA

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 opened March 1. Players will meet twice per week for practice and games, April 17 through May 25.

Volunteer Coaches, Asst. Coaches and Team Parents are needed. There is a coaches training clinic 6-7:30 p.m., March 10 in the Y Gym.

To register your child for soccer, come by the Y at 1450 Iris St. Cost is $62 / $41 for Y Members.

Students Learn To Ski And Snowboard At Pajarito

on March 2, 2017 - 4:26pm

Students get a lift up the mountain Wednesday during their training class. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Fifth graders get some assistance to reach the top of Pajarito Mountain. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

A student takes a spill in the snow. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Pajarito Mountain has taught youngsters how to ski and snowboard for many years but for the last three years, business has skyrocketed at the Snowsports School.

Not only does the school coordinate with all five elementary schools in Los Alamos to

Athlete Of The Week: Cade Gasway

on March 2, 2017 - 4:14pm

Althlete of the Week, basketball player Cade Gasway. Photo by John Mchale/ladailypost.com

HILLTOPPER News:

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

​Gain experience working as a team and mkae some great memories playing with teammates.

​What is your favorite subject in school?.

Science (in general). Taking Forensic Science right now.

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

​Looking at Adam's State in Alamosa, Colo. Study computer

Coach question-what makes this athlete stand out?

​Well, for one thing...he's 6'8"?! Last week

Register For Los Alamos Senior Olympic Games

on March 2, 2017 - 10:03am
Los Alamos Senior Olympic athletes. Courtesy photo
 
SPORTS News:
 
Anyone 50 years of age or older may register for the 2017 local Senior Olympic Games, which are April, 13 through May 15.
 
Regististration is open through March 31 at the Los Alamos Family YMCA on Iris Street.
 
The entry fee is $20 regardless of how many events an athlete chooses to participate in and this price includes a t-shirt.
 
For more information call 505.672.1639.

Los Alamos County Recreation Bond Election Website Updated With Latest Renderings And Costs

on February 28, 2017 - 3:43pm

COUNTY News:

To provide voters information, Los Alamos County has updated the recreation bond website (losalamosbondprojects2017.com) with project information, project costs, a calculator to figure out homeowner’s property tax increase, and renderings of the proposed projects. 

Los Alamos County voters will have the opportunity to vote on the $20 million general obligation bond, to be repaid from property taxes for the purpose of designing, acquiring, constructing, purchasing and improving recreation facilities including a multi-generational pool, splash pad and a recreation center with a

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