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LAHS Varsity And JV 2017 Softball Season Begins

on February 28, 2017 - 11:31am

The 2017 Los Alamos High School Varsity Softball Team, from top left, Mariah Mauro, Kasia Povijua, Reyna Lucero, Katie Wimer, Janessa Gonzales, Claire Bluhm and Shelby Milligan. Middle row from left, Alicia Gonzales, Jayde Tucker, Savana Luster, Terri Jaramillo, Taylor Collins, Megan Romero, Lauren Harris, Katlyn Terp and Jordan Jaramillo. Bottom row from left, Asst. Coach Robbie Harris, Asst. Coach Stephanie Abney and Head Coach Randy Burditt. Not pictured Asst. Coach Randy Hodges. Photo by Hope Jaramillo/

The 2017 Los Alamos High School JV Softball Team, top row from left,

Hilltoppers Open 2017 Baseball Season With Doubleheader Against Sandia Prep: One Win; One Loss

on February 28, 2017 - 8:07am

James Neil is nearly caught off base in the 1st inning of Saturday's game against Sandia Prep. Photo by John McHale/

Matt Wallers is the lead off pitcher for the 2nd game. Photo by John McHale/

Coach Bryan Neal gives Vincent Marcino a fist bump for his double in the 3rd inning. Photo by John McHale/


The los Alamos Hilltoppers baseball team opened its 2017 season Saturday with a doubleheader against the Sandia Prep.

The Sundevils are coming to this game after a very successful 2016 season, while the Toppers are bringing a young


Three Local Champions Emerge In 2017 Knights Of Columbus District Free Throw Contest

on February 27, 2017 - 8:21am
2017 Knights of Columbus District Champions, Bejamin Sanchez - first row, 3rd from left, Lukas Ulibarri - first row, 1st from right and Joshua Woodson, 2nd row, 1st from right. Courtesy photo

2017 Knights of Columbus district participants and Knights of Columbus members. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos Sacred Heart Council #3137 champions competed against three other northern New Mexico Knights of Columbus Councils in the 2017 Knights of Columbus District Free Throw Contest Feb. 18 at Espanola Middle School Gymnasium.

At the end of the competition, three local

Los Alamos Rams Beat Santa Fe Blue Jackets

on February 26, 2017 - 11:41pm

Sam Fisher picks up a loose puck next to the goal. Photo by John McHale/

Lots of action in front of the goal as from left, Carson Schramm, Jacob Dunwoody, down and Jared Carnes pressure goalie Jay Delany. The Rams had 41 shots on goal. Photo by John McHale/

Jared Carnes gets a close look at the puck. Photo by John McHale/


The Los Alamos Rams Hockey Team just came off a four-game losing streak and was looking for a win Friday night as they traveled to the Genoveva Chavez Community Center Ice Rink in Santa Fe.

The Rams faced off


Registration Opens For YMCA’s Little Youth Basketball

on February 25, 2017 - 6:30am


The Family YMCA’s Little Youth Basketball is an introductory program for youth in grades K-1st who would like to learn the basics of basketball, team participation, and to play a few casual games.

Registration for this program is open until Thursday, March 2. Players will meet twice per week for practice and games, March 7 – April 13, except during Spring Break.

Volunteer Coaches, Asst. Coaches and Team Parents needed.

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

Annual Benefit Basketball Game Helps New Mexicans

on February 24, 2017 - 3:25pm
Check presentation. Courtesy photo
ALBUQUERQUE ― The New Mexico Senate “Lobos” tip off against the House of Representatives “Aggies” on Wednesday, March 1, at Santa Fe High School.
The hotly-contested game is a fun event for those on the court, on the bench and in the stands. But everyone knows that the real opponent is cancer.
The annual game is an important source of private donations for The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center. Over the past six years, it has raised more than $100,000.
“The proceeds help us to deliver the cutting-edge,

Precision Rifle Team Takes 2nd At Nationals

on February 23, 2017 - 4:45pm
LAHS precision rifle team members Holly Hayes, Samantha Miller, Steffie Nielsen, Jacob Torrez and Jonathan Chavez. Courtesy photo
This past weekend the Los Alamos High School precision rifle team traveled to Alabama to compete in the Navy National Air Rifle Championships.
The team finished second against a field of the top teams from across the nation. Samantha Miller placed second overall in the individual category. Stephanie Nielsen was awarded her distinguished air rifle badge which is a major accomplishment.
By finishing second, the team earns an invitation

Girls High School Lacrosse Registration Today

on February 23, 2017 - 2:51pm
A Girls High School Lacrosse walk-up registration/meet and greet will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday February 23, at 505 Rover Blvd in White Rock.
Registration is open to girls in 8th-12th grades who are interested in playing on a girls-only team. Registration is $125.
For information, contact or visit

Los Alamos Rams Hockey Team Squirts Division Takes Fourth In Colorado Presidents' Day Tournament

on February 22, 2017 - 5:15pm

The Los Alamos Rams hockey team took fourth place in the Littleton, Colo., Presidents' Day Tournament for the Squirts Division. Darren Meadows and Kevin Mitchell watch their sons play on the Los Alamos Rams Peewees team. Photo by Jennifer Davidson

Peewees player Cameron Meadows advances the puck. Photo by Jennifer Davidson 

Squirts player Aryn Ward defends the blue line. Photo by James Chrobocinski

Squirts player Cody Thomas defends the goal. Photo by James Chrobocinski

Squirts players Gavin Mitchel and Tyron Pietryga on defense. Photo by James Chrobocinski

Squirts player Jack

Los Alamos Golf Shop Hours Announced

on February 22, 2017 - 3:36pm

Cheer On High Flyers At Invitational This Weekend!

on February 22, 2017 - 8:58am

Los Alamos High Flyers Gymnastics athletes compete this weekend in the 2nd annual High Flyers Dreamcatcher Gymnastics Invitational at Buffalo Thunder Resort. Courtesy photo


This weekend, area residents can experience an exciting, live gymnastics competition with Los Alamos High Flyers Gymnastics up close at Buffalo Thunder Resort. More than 500 athletes and 2,500 spectators are expected at the 2nd annual High Flyers Dreamcatcher Gymnastics Invitational.

Female athletes representing 21 teams from throughout New Mexico as well as Colorado Springs, Colo., Amarillo, Texas and El

LA Slam Basketball 6th Grade Boys Tryouts Sunday

on February 21, 2017 - 10:19am

For information, contact Curtt Ammerman at

Hilltopper Ladies Play Capital's Jaguars

on February 19, 2017 - 9:35pm

Bell Larribas makes her way to the basket and encounters heavy traffic. She had 3 points for the game. Photo by John McHale/

Becca Green and Natalie Gallegos reach for a loose ball. The Toppers found the ball was just out of reach for most of the game as the Lady Jaguars kept the pressure on the entire game. Photo by John McHale/

Sienna Ahlers battles Rachel Friend for the way to the basket. Photo by John McHale/


The Hilltopper Ladies were at Capital High School Saturday evening to play the Lady Jaguars in their last scheduled game


District 2-5A Basketball Game Times Announced

on February 19, 2017 - 10:17am


The Los Alamos High School boys basketball team plays host to Albuquerque Academy at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20 at Griffith Gymnasium. The winner will move on to play Tuesday at Del Norte High School.

Following the early game, is a district tiebreaker game between the Espanola Valley Sundevils and Capital Jaguars. The winner will be the regular season district champion and play host for the District 2-5A Tournament Championship Friday night. Game time is 7:30 p.m. for that matchup.

The Los Alamos High School girls basketball team plays at Capital High School at 4 p.m.,


Atomic Tumblers Earn 41 Medals ... 15 Gold!

on February 18, 2017 - 7:43am
Atomic Tumblers bring home 41 medals, including 15 gold, during the Gravitational Invitational in January in Albuquerque. Courtesy Photo ​
The Atomic Tumblers from Los Alamos School of Gymnastics (LASG) traveled to Albuquerque’s west side in January to compete in Gravitational Invitational at G Force Gymnastics. 
Seven teams, High Altitude of Taos, Farmington, Elite of Roswell, Albuquerque Gymnastics, Gym Magic of Las Cruces, Los Alamos School of Gymnastics and the event host G Force of Westside competed.
In the silver children’s division, LASG swept the all-around taking all

LA Hockey Mid-Winter ... Probably Last Day For Ice

on February 16, 2017 - 8:35pm

Los Alamos Hilltoppers Developmental Team at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink tonight where the bad ice is split from the good ice by orange cones. A covered rink would keep the kids on the ice a bit longer. Photo by Bill Crooks

Scene from tonight's Hilltoppers Developmental Team at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Photo by Bill Crooks

Scene from tonight's Hilltoppers Developmental Team at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Photo by Bill Crooks

Scene from tonight's Hilltoppers Developmental Team at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Photo by Bill Crooks

Senior Topper Girls Play Final Home Game

on February 16, 2017 - 7:29am
Student Intern
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Topper girls participated in their final home game Wednesday night. Previous to the game, Griffith Gymnasium was decorated with balloons and other assortments in honor of the Senior Toppers Bell Larribas, Elena Abeyta, Casey Trujillo, Sienna Ahlers, Ashley Logan and Shannon Irwin for their time as Toppers in a pre-game ceremony. The Espanola seniors were honored for their time, and the Sundevils congratulated the Topper Seniors for their time playing.

The atmosphere was easy and friendly compared to the Boy’s game versus Espanola.


Ice Melts As Season Draws To Close At Local Rink

on February 14, 2017 - 4:47pm

As the days grow warmer the ice is beginning to melt at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. This happens each year around this time explains Parks, Recreation and Open Space Division Manager Chris Wilson. The rink typically closes for the season near the Presidents Day weekend or the week after. 'The user groups work with us very well this time of year. It is always safety first certainly, and sometimes we reschedule activities for later in the day as needed,' Wilson said. Photo by James Chrobocinski

Los Alamos ice rink. Photo by James Chrobocinski

Los Alamos ice rink.

‘Toppers Win Three District Titles, Advance To State

on February 13, 2017 - 4:42pm
Devin Atencio throws his opponent from Capital over his shoulder in his match in the District Tournament at Del Norte High School. Atencio wrestles in the 106 pound weight class. He did not win his match. Photo by John McHale/​
Trevor Brown makes quick work in beating his opponent from Capitol. Brown went on to win a District Championship in the 145 pound weight class. Photo by John McHale/​
 ​​Coach James Hatt offers encouragement to Lewis Harvey in his match against a tough component from Del Norte in the 138 pound weight class.

Mountain Students Help Build Eagle Scout Project

on February 13, 2017 - 2:04pm

Boy Scout Troop 71 and Cub Scout Pack 27 helped William Jean build this GaGa Arena for his Eagle Scout Project. Courtesy photo

Eagle Scout candidate William Jean got help building a GaGa Arena for his Eagle Scout Project from Boy Scout Troop 71 and Cub Scout Pack 27. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Daily Post

Eagle Scout candidate William Jean wanted to give older students at Mountain Elementary School something fun to do on their playground, which would also help build physical fitness.

Camel Rock Has Lost Its Mouth

on February 12, 2017 - 9:20am

Apparently from natural causes, the mouth has dropped off Camel Rock, the popular landmark visible along the interstate north of Santa Fe on U.S. Route 84/285 near Pojoaque. Photo by Kateri Morris
Camel Rock. Photo by Kateri Morris

Camel Rock as it used to look with its mouth intact. Courtesy/wikipedia

Los Alamos County Little League Registration Opens

on February 11, 2017 - 8:04am

Courtesy photo


Young people ages 4-18 are invited to register for the 2017 Los Alamos County Little League Season. Little League consists of T-Ball for boys and girls 4-7 years old, baseball for boys 7-18 and softball for girls 7 and up. Players are divided into divisions by age.

Registration is $100 ($5 discount for additional siblings). Parents who volunteer receive a $25 refund at the end of the season. Each child receives a regular season uniform.

FREE to first-timers: Little League is anxious to encourage those who haven’t signed up before to do so, so this year the fee

Hawks Basketball Teams Host Final Home Game

on February 9, 2017 - 4:35pm

Tall Man Noah Bridgewater reaches for the ball in the fourth period. He finished the game with four points. Photo by John McHale/


The Los Alamo Middle School seventh and eighth grade Hawks played host to the Las Vegas Dons boys basketball team Tuesday afternoon at Brousseau Gym. The seventh grade game was all Hawks as they won 46-37. The eighth graders did not fair as well, dropping the game 32-36, in spite of a come back effort of 11 points in the fourth period.


LAHS Hilltoppers Capture District 1 Boys And Girls Team Swimming/Diving Championships!

on February 8, 2017 - 8:04am
Hilltoppers 2017 Senior Girls celebrate winning the district swimming championship, from left, Jesse Liechty, Kenidee Hatler, Kaitlin Bennett, Jessica Moore, Niamh Short and Caemlyn Tripp. Courtesy photo
  • LAHS Hilltoppers Set Two New District Records

The Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers captured the District 1 boys and girls team championship Feb. 3-4 at Genoveva Chavez Center in Santa Fe.

Girls team scores: Los Alamos 560, Piedra Vista 303, Santa Fe 252, Santa Fe Prep 241, St Michael's 174, Farmington 168, Miyamura 81, Taos 70, Desert Academy 12, Gallup 11
Boys team

Scenes From Monday's Fierce Battle Between LAHS Hilltoppers And EVHS Sundevils In Griffith Gym

on February 7, 2017 - 12:22pm

Los Alamos Hilltopper Cade Gasway attempts a shot and is under pressure from the Devil's defence during Monday's fierce game against the Espanola Valley High School Sundevils in Griffith gym. The 6'8" center had 10 points over all in the Toppers final victory of 73-67. Photo by John McHale/

Isaac Fason battles Josh Salazar for control of the ball under the Topper basket. Photo by John McHale/

Ramon Roybal brings the ball toward the Topper basket and encounters heavy traffic. He had 10 points. Photo by John McHale/

Adam Paulson tries a trick