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Big Plays Hurt Toppers Football At Kirtland

on September 17, 2017 - 8:00am
It was a beautiful night for football in Kirtland Central as the Los Alamos Hilltoppers football team traveled to the Bill Slade Field to play the Kirtland Central Broncos. The Toppers are in need of a win to keep their hopes for a playoff bid alive. This proved not to be the night for a win as the Broncos defeated them 14-42. Photo by John McHale/
Student trainer, Lucas Manzaneres gets Jacob Torrez pumped up for the game; actually he is adjusting the helmet to fit properly. Photo by John McHale/
Cade Yost and Devin Cantua scramble to tackle a Bronco

Scenes From Knights Of Columbus Golf Tournament Luncheon At Cottonwood On The Greens Friday

on September 16, 2017 - 7:33am

The Knights of Columbus hosted its annual golf tournament Friday at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Gathered for the luncheon at Cottonwood on the Greens, 4244 Diamond Dr., following the tournament, from left, Art Brown, James Merhege, Randy Vaughn and Myron Koop. The annual tournament raises money for educational scholarships for Los Alamos High School seniors. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Father John Carney, center, reunites with friends Pawel and Dorota Listwan, owners of Cottonwood on the Greens restaurant Friday at the Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament.

LAHS Girls Soccer Hosts ‘Kick For The Cure’

on September 16, 2017 - 7:06am
The Los Alamos Girls High school soccer team will be raising money to help fund breast cancer research their annual “Kick for the Cure” game Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Sullivan Field.
The home games start at 3:30 p.m. and the team will collect donations during both the JV and Varsity games. Varsity starts at 5 p.m. and the community is encouraged to turn out and supportt the team as they “Kick for the Cure” Tuesday.

Canadian Paralympic Swim Team Conducts High Altitude Training At Aquatic Center

on September 15, 2017 - 6:16pm

The Canadian Paralympic Swim Team arrived at the Larry Walkup Aquatic Center Friday in Los Alamos as part of their high altitude training trip. They have been concentrating most of their practice time at the Chavez Center in Santa Fe, but scheduled several days of swimming in Los Alamos. Besides Friday, they will return to the Aquatic Center three more times next week for training before heading back to Canada to begin their competition season.​ Courtesy photo

Hilltopper Volleyball Falls To Santa Fe

on September 15, 2017 - 4:58pm

The Hilltopper Volleyball Team greets the Santa Fe High School Demons for their match up Wednesday night at Griffith Gymnasium. The Demons were old rivals when they were in district 5A but they have now moved to district 6A. The Demon's record is 5-1 and they are on a winning streak. The Hilltoppers are struggling with a record of 2-5 and are in need of a win. That did not happen Wednesday night; the Hilltoppers lost 3-1. Photo by John McHale/

Elodie Theillez reaches to return the ball in the first set. Photo by John McHale/



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Trout Are Plentiful In Chama River

on September 14, 2017 - 2:33pm
The Chama River flows through a beautiful canyon above El Vado Lake. Photo by George Morse/
Fish are biting including these three rainbow trout caught this morning in the Chama River. Photo by George Morse/
The Chama River Canyon below Heron Dam. Photo by George Morse/
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

It had been over a month since I had last gone fishing. I needed to get away and I needed to catch some fish. I also needed to give my legs a workout after too many weeks of sitting and writing stories about high school sports.

LAHS Gridiron And NJROTC Sell Homecoming Mums

on September 13, 2017 - 3:20pm

Los Alamos High School Homecoming Mum. Courtesy photo


Staff Report

Los Alamos High School Gridiron and NJROTC Booster Clubs are selling Homecoming Mums this year. The mums are a longstanding tradition in Southern and Eastern New Mexico and come in two forms, a corsage to pin on or a garter to be worn on the arm or leg.

“Where I’m from in Southern New Mexico, guys give them to the girls they ask to the homecoming dance. Sometimes they ask their mothers or sisters to make them for them. Guys wear the garters on their arms.

Letter To The Editor: LAJGA Thanks Sponsors

on September 13, 2017 - 3:42am
Los Alamos

The Los Alamos Junior Golf Association would like to thank all the wonderful sponsors and golfers who helped make the LAJGA golf tournament such a fun and
successful event.

Your support is greatly appreciated!

Hole Sponsors:

  • Dave’s Sports Cuts
  • Aspen Copies
  • Papa Murphy’s Los Alamos
  • Shannon Corporation
  • Karen Wray Fine Art
  • Linda H. Hull
  • Neptune & Co.
  • Allen Technical Solutions LLC
  • Viola’s Place
  • Bill Williams
  • Mike & Patsy Sylvester
  • Blue Sky Traditions
  • Monica’s Hair Salon and Boutique
  • Kelly & Magali Cook
  • Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation
  • CB Fox
  • Precision Surveys
  • Metzger’s Hardware

New Mexico Sports Hall Of Fame: Public Voting

on September 13, 2017 - 3:37am
For the fourth year, there will be a "Public Voting" sponsored by ESPN 101.7 THE TEAM during the entire month of September.
Here is an opportunity to create excitement for your candidate. People can vote twice - once at and on the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame Facebook page, which will have a photo of your candidate. Each "like" counts as a vote. 
Here are the direct links to share with people in your area:
Facebook: Candidate Page
Unfortunately, we will only induct 7-9 individuals this year.

Scenes From NNM Youth Football Event Saturday

on September 13, 2017 - 3:31am

Scene from Northern New Mexico Football and Cheerleading event Saturday at Sullivan Field. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Scene from Northern New Mexico Youth Football event Saturday at Sullivan Field. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos High School footballl players came out to support the Los Alamos youth football players. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Coach Jason Wardlow Herrera congratulates his son Jordan Saturday after his game. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Scene from Saturday's Northern New Mexico Youth Football event at Sullivan Field.

Weekly Fishing Report Sept. 12

on September 12, 2017 - 3:35pm
By George Morse
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

There is much to appreciate along the roadsides of Northern New Mexico this time of year. Because we’ve had some good rainfall, there is an abundance of wild flowers blooming along the road.

On a recent drive to Tres Piedras the roadside was filled with beautiful purple asters and colorful Gaillardia, also known as blanket flowers. The chamisa is blooming and the combination of purples, reds and yellows make for a dazzling display along the roadside.

The aspen trees haven’t started to change color.

Sign Up Now For Knights Of Columbus Scholarship Golf Tournament Set For Friday

on September 12, 2017 - 2:28pm

K of C News:

The Knights of Columbus Scholarship Golf Tournament is 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15 at the Los Alamos Golf Course.  The funds raised from this tournament will be used to award numerous scholarships to Los Alamos High School graduating seniors.

For more than 18 years this tournament has attracted sponsors and golfers from Los Alamos and around Northern New Mexico and has awarded an estimated $138,000 in scholarship money.

Community Invited To Attend Local Tae Kwon Do Fall Belt Promotion Test At LAHS Gym Saturday

on September 12, 2017 - 2:15pm
Scene from local USA Tae Kwon Do Masters Association class. Courtesy photo
Scene from local USA Tae Kwon Do Masters Association class. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos

Have you ever considered taking martial arts lessons, but been unsure if you’re able to dedicate the time, or even have the energy for such an endeavor?

The USA Tae Kwon Do Masters Association (USATMA) has local branches that meet 8-10 a.m.

On The Job In Los Alamos: John McHale At The Post

on September 12, 2017 - 6:56am

On the job in Los Alamos is sports photographer John McHale on his Can-Am Spyder motorcycle in front of the Los Alamos Daily Post on Central Avenue as he prepares to head out to shoot a sporting event for the newspaper. McHale said he has logged more than 100,000 miles and traveled coast to coast on his Can-Am. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Lobos Lose To Aggies

on September 11, 2017 - 3:36pm

The Lobos lost to the Aggies during the Rio Grande Rivalry. Photo by RJ Montaño/

The Rio Grande Rivalry was held in the Dreamstyle Stadium. Photo by RJ Montaño/

Los Alamos Daily Post

ALBUQUERQUE – With a fraction of the budget, getting kicked out of the Sun Belt Conference looming, and officials contemplating a drop to the FCS level, the little brother from down south picked up another big win in the Rio Grande Rivalry.

The New Mexico State Aggies (1-1) had the answer to a triple option attack that has baffled teams for


Hilltopper Scoreboard Sept. 5-9

on September 11, 2017 - 2:37pm
Los Alamos Daily Post 

Girls Soccer

  • Tuesday, Sept. 5
    • Taos 4
    • Los Alamos 10 F
  • Thursday, Sept. 7
    • Los Alamos 5
    • Goddard 0 F

Albuquerque Academy Tournament

  • Friday, Sept. 8
    • Los Alamos 2
    • Hope Christian 3 F
Albuquerque Academy Tournament
  • Saturday, Sept. 9 
    • Los Lunas 1
    • Los Alamos 4 F

Boys Soccer

  • Tuesday, Sept. 5
    • Taos 0
    • Los Alamos 4 F
  • Thursday,  Sept. 7
    • Cleveland 4
    • Los Alamos 3 F/OT

Albuquerque Academy Tournament

  • Friday, Sept. 8    
    • Goddard 0
    • Los Alamos 6 F

Albuquerque Academy Tournament

  • Saturday, Sept. 9 
    • Roswell 0
    • Los Alamos 2 F


  • Tuesday, Sept. 5 
    • Los Alamos 3
    • Pojoaque 1 F
  • Thursday, Sept.

SFCC Tennis Tournament Sept. 22, 23, & 24

on September 11, 2017 - 7:21am
SFCC News:
SFCC Tennis Tournament, mens and womens singles, mens and womens doubles and mixed doubles first rounds will start at 5 p.m., Friday Sept. 22. at Santa Fe Community College’s William C. Witter Fitness Education Center (FEC), 6401 Richards Ave.
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23 and 24, the rounds will start at 8:30 a.m. Participants must be at least 16 years of age with a 3.5 rating or lower.
Registration fees are $25 per person for individual events and $15 per person for doubles. Register at the FEC by Wed., Sept. 20.
For more information, call 505.428.1291.

‘Toppers Sink Pirates In Grants

on September 9, 2017 - 12:48pm

Quarterback Dylan Irish warms up before taking on the Grants Pirates. Photo by RJ Montaño/

Senior Ryan Mcneil breaks into the end zone in the 1st half versus Grants. Photo by RJ Montaño/

By RJ Montaño, Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post

Watch video interview with Coach Williams:

GRANTS – Pillaging, stealing, and exacting revenge are words you would usually associate with a Pirate.


Hilltopper Volleyball Team Falls To St. Mike's

on September 9, 2017 - 6:14am

The 'Topper volleyball team takes the floor for their game against the St. Mike's Lady Horseman Thursday evening at Griffin Gym. The Lady Horseman have been having a good season and came to Los Alamos to continue their winning streak. They were not dissapointed as they won the match 3-1. Photo by John McHale/


Natalie Gallegos spikes the ball toward the St. Mike's players for a kill in the first set. Photo by John McHale/ 


Gracie Swenson digs out a ball in the second set. Photo by John McHale/ 

Elise Olivas sets the ball for a spike kill

‘Toppers Maul Taos Tigers

on September 7, 2017 - 10:21am
Coach Ann Cerniceik gives the team last minute instructions before the game against the Taos Tigers Tuesday evening at Sullivan Field. The Taos Tigers are an old foe and usually a tough competitor, but not this year as the Toppers rolled over the Tigers 10-4. Photo by John McHale/
Goalkeeper Ashley Atencio makes a nice save in traffic in the first half. Photo by John McHale/
By RJ Montaño, Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post
The Los Alamos girls’ soccer team improved to 5-1 on the season with a dominating 10-4 win over the Taos Tigers

‘Toppers Tame Taos Tigers

on September 7, 2017 - 9:04am
The Topper soccer team prepares to take on the Taos Tigers Tuesday afternoon at Sullivan Field. The Tigers are an old foe and the rivalry goes back many years. The Tigers usually field a very strong team, but this year not so much as the Toppers easily won the contest 4-0. Photo by John McHale/

Christopher Blue and a Taos player battle for control of the ball near the Taos goal line in the first half. Photo by John McHale/
By RJ Montaño, Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post
The Los Alamos (6-1) boys’ soccer team dominated from start

Bjorklund Is Best Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on September 6, 2017 - 3:24pm
Courtesy photo

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ACRR News:
Lynn Bjorklund was the top predictor in the weekly pace race held on the Kwage Mesa Trail on North Mesa at 28 seconds off her predicted time. 
Other accurate predictors are Sonja Behnke with a 30 second differential, Cara Gattiker, 8, recording a 36 second difference, Pasha Trudolyubov, 12, at 38 seconds off and David Kratzer with a 40 second difference.
On the 1 mile course Aurea Rojas was the fastest finisher with a time of 10:08 and her husband Felix Candia was the best male at 10:14.
Ryan Smeltzer was the top finisher on the 3

Study: 2017’s Best Cities For Soccer Fans

on September 6, 2017 - 7:31am
With Atlanta United recently breaking the highest average per-game home attendance record for every major sport except the NFL and the average MLS team today worth $223 million, up from $185 million in 2016, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017's Best Cities for Soccer Fans.

To find the best places for loving on the world’s most favorite sport, WalletHub’s analysts compared nearly 300 U.S. cities with at least one college or professional soccer team across six divisions comprising 63 key metrics.

Progressive Fighting Systems Of New Mexico Trains In Los Alamos

on September 6, 2017 - 7:30am

Progressive Fighting Systems of New Mexico athletes with the legendary Martial Arts Instructor Paul Vunak, at the 2017 Edged Weapons Seminar in California. The group trains at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday in Los Alamos under Sifu (Instructor) Lawrence Garcia at High Flyers. Sean Leffler, Gloria Ramos, Octavio Ramos, Ian Foti-Landis and Charlene Espinoza were all promoted to the next level in Contemporary Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do. For more information visit Progressive Fighting Systems of New Mexico on Face Book, or call 505.450.2540. Courtesy photo

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Weekly Fishing Report: Sept. 6

on September 6, 2017 - 6:27am
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

Early reports on the opening of grouse season indicate some hunters were successful in finding birds while others didn’t see any. Grouse hunting can be like that. The one day I went out I didn’t see a bird, while other hunters limited out in less than an hour. Grouse are scattered throughout the mountains. Harvest reports indicate some birds were harvested in the El Rito area and others around Tres Piedras.

One interesting statistic in the State Game and Fish Department’s fishing report this week is that there were no trout listed