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Los Alamos Lacrosse Are Second In State

on May 9, 2017 - 2:29pm
Garron Burgess turns the corner as a Scorpion player blocks the way. Photo by John McHale/

Goalie Joshua Ramsey had a very busy game with a barrage of shots. Here he saves a shot by Trevor Carter. Photo by John McHale/
George Steinkamp catches the ball and turns to make his way down field. Photo by John McHale/
The Los Alamos Hilltoppers Lacrosse team traveled Saturday to the Balloon Park Soccer fields to play the Duke City Scorpions to determine the state Lacrosse champions. 
The Toppers are a pure team, which means that the

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Aquatic Center

on May 8, 2017 - 7:08am

On the job in Los Alamos: County employees Liz Montoya, left, and Christine Chavez greet guests Friday at the Larry Walkup Aquatic Center at 2760 Canyon Road. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Big Day In Topper Sports ... Girls Tennis Wins State!

on May 7, 2017 - 9:40am

Los Alamos High School Girls Tennis wins the 2017 State Championship. Photo by John McHale/

The LAHS boys tennis team finishes its season as the runner up against the Academy team. Photo by John McHale/

The toppers LaCross team is the runner up in Saturday's state championship game against the Duke City Scorpions. Pictured are the Seniors on the team. Photo by John McHale/


As the spring sports season draws to a close, state competitions are upon us and Saturday was a big day for the Hilltoppers. 

The tennis teams competed for

UNM Receives $1 Million In Naming Rights Deal

on May 5, 2017 - 3:45pm
Larry Chaves, CEO of Dreamstlye Remodeling, and family hand a ceremonial check of $1 Million to UNM President Chaouki Abdalla, AD Paul Krebs and Football Coach Bob Davie. Photo by RJ Montano/
Larry Chavez, CEO of Dreamstyle Remodeling hands a $1 million check to UNM AD Paul Krebs as Football Coach Bob Davie looks on. Photo by RJ Montano/
By RJ Montaño
Sports Editor, Los Alamos Daily Post
ALBUQUERQUE — Larry Chavez, born in Springer N.M.

Cheri Host Memorial Golf Tournament May 20

on May 5, 2017 - 11:05am

The Cheri Host Memorial Golf Tournament is slated for Saturday, May 20. An avid golfer and director of Sage Cottage Montessori School, Host passed away in 2012. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Daily Post

Cheri Host was a die-hard golfer. She used to get up early in the morning and play nine holes while it was barely light outside using glow-in-the-dark golf balls. Her other passion was Sage Cottage Montessori School in White Rock.

Host passed away in 2012 but many people still recall that she got non-profit status for the preschool in 2011 so that she could continue to take

Cowboy Breakfast Benefits Special Olympics Sunday

on May 5, 2017 - 10:56am
Special Olympics athlete Sam Zimmerly trains for the 400 meters event with Coach Art Montoya. Photo by Maire O’Neill/
Special Olympics volunteers and athletes. Photo by Maire O’Neill/


Special Olympics Los Alamos will kick off their 2017 fundraisers Sunday, May 7 with a Cowboy Breakfast at the Los Alamos Posse Lodge, located at 650 North Mesa Road near the stables.

Breakfast will be served from 7- 11 a.m. at a cost of $7 for adults and $4 for children 10 years old and under.

Athlete Of The Week: Sean Rau

on May 5, 2017 - 10:15am

Sean Rau is the Athlete of the week. Courtesy photo


Sean Rau of Los Alamos High School is selected as the Athlete of the Week

What do you hope to get out of playing golf in high school?  
Want to win a state championship, leadership skills and being a great teammate.

What is your favorite subject in school?
Where do you hope to attend college and what do you want to study?
Somewhere he can play golf. Business management
Coach question - What makes this athlete stand out?
Sean is our team captain and being the combination of golf and leadership/maturity to our

Late Season Rally Falls Short For ‘Topper Baseball

on May 5, 2017 - 10:04am

Jacob Rutten slides into third under the tag in the first inning. He went on to score the third run of the game. Photo by John McHale/


By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

SANTA FE — The Los Alamos Baseball team forced the NMAA baseball selection committee to take notice by flexing their muscles in a doubleheader sweep at Capital High School in Santa Fe.

The Toppers won the first game 27-2.

In the second game of the doubleheader, Topper Sophomore Arthur Steinkamp started the game striking out six of the first seven Jaguar batters before giving up four hits and a hit batter


Softball Fields May Receive Improvements

on May 5, 2017 - 10:02am
Overlook ballfields. Courtesy/LAC

Los Alamos Daily Post

The softball fields at Overlook Park in White Rock have been a long-time staple at the park.

“The main part of it is well over 20 years old,” Los Alamos County Park Superintendent Jeff Humpton said. “In all that time there hasn’t been any major improvements save for removing and replacing the soil in the infield and replacing the fencing at the backstop and dugout.”

All that could change if voters pass the recreation bond this month.

More Los Alamos State Tennis Results

on May 5, 2017 - 9:59am

Sidra Hsieh-Rarliff is the runner up in this year's State Tennis matches. Photo by John McHale/

The doubles team of George Margevicius and Andrew Tang finishes the Sate Tournament with a runners up title. Photo by John McHale/   


In the girls single competition at the State Tennis Matches played Thursday at the Jerry Cline Complex in Albuquerque, Sidra Hsieh-Ratliff was runner up in the girls competition. She played Emily Nguyen from Farmington in a very close match ending with a score of 7-5 63.

In the boys doubles competition, the doubles team


Los Alamos Girls Doubles Team Wins State Title!

on May 5, 2017 - 9:41am

The Los Alamos girls doubles team of Katya Shurikhin, right, and Lauryn Anaya won the finals match against the team of Merrion/Briones from Farmington 4-6, 7-6 and 6-1 to win the State Championship Thursday afternoon at the Jerry Cline Complex in Albuquerque. Photo by John McHale/

Los Alamos Lacrosse Play For State Saturday

on May 5, 2017 - 9:16am
The Los Alamos high school boy’s lacrosse team will play for the state championship title Saturday.
The Toppers will take on the Duke City Scorpions in the finals at 11 a.m., at Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque.

Third-seeded Los Alamos upset the second-seeded Coronado (El Paso) Thunderbirds 4-2 on Saturday to win a spot in the championship game. Los Alamos had goals from seniors Charlie Christensen, Max Sylvester, and Griffin Matuszak, and sophomore Peter Janke.

Los Alamos last played the Scorpions April 8 and they lost that contest 19-5. Los Alamos ended the season at

We Are The Champions: Hilltopper Softball Wins 2-5A Title!

on May 5, 2017 - 9:11am

Megan Romero had a big game; here, she catches the ball in time for the out in the second inning as Janessa Gonzales backs her up. Photo by John McHale/

Alicia Gonzales hits a single in the first game of a double hitter against the Capital Jaguars played in Santa Fe at the Capital campus. Photo by John McHale/​


By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

SANTA FE — The Los Alamos Softball team only needed six innings to claim the district 2-5A Championship Monday afternoon, with a mercy-rule victory over Capital High School 12-1 in the afternoon game of a


Los Alamos Nukes End Regular Season Undefeated!

on May 4, 2017 - 9:51am

Los Alamos Nukes end their regular season as the undefeated champions. The team heads to the state playoffs and finals May 13. Ryan McNeil prepares to catch the ball during their final game, with team members nearby, Kevin Maresca, Levi Guarello, Chris Chalker, Joey Robinson and Aaron Robinson. Photo by Corrina Hughes
Los Alamos Nukes player Kevin Maresca runs for a try while Jacob Nielsen and Preston Brown offer support. Photo by Corrina Hughes
Los Alamos Nukes Nukes coming in from warm-ups prior to their game against El Paso Spartans.

Los Alamos Tennis Clinic Fundraising Event

on May 3, 2017 - 3:59pm

Recreation Bond Election: Questions & Answers

on May 3, 2017 - 2:52pm
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By Los Alamos Future PAC Executive Board:
James Chrobocinski, Tony Fox, Darren Meadows, Susan O’Leary

Over the past 18 months, we’ve worked with hundreds of people in our town to inform the decision making process that resulted in the upcoming bond election. We love Los Alamos and want to see it improve in ways that matter to the people who live here.

Leonards Tie For Best Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on May 3, 2017 - 12:13pm
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Zachary Leonard and his son Erik tied at 2 seconds off their predicted time in the weekly pace race held on the Burnt Mesa Trail in the Bandelier National Monument. 
Other accurate predictors were: 
  • David Kratzer with a 6 second differential;
  • William Strother a 9 seconds off;
  • Jesse Woodroffe recording a 11 second difference; and
  • Ryan Smeltzer at 17 seconds off.
Diego Leonard, 7, was the top finisher in the 1 mile distance at 8:49. The fastest female was Roxana Candia recording a 11:41. The 2 mile course had Isolina Viloria

LAHS Girls Golf Team Wins District Tournament!

on May 3, 2017 - 8:34am

The Los Alamos High School Girls Golf Team won the District 2-5A golf tournament Monday at Black Mesa Golf Course. The team shot a total score of 375, besting second place Albuquerque Academy by 68 strokes. Eighth grader Jessica Osden was the individual District Champion with a 90. Senior Liz Lockhart finished 2nd with a 91, freshman Leah Mountain finished 3rd shooting a 93 and 8th grader Muira Mowrer finished 5th with a 101. Finishing in the top five garnered all four lady golfers All-District honors.

Gibson: Recreation Bond Is Not Justified

on May 1, 2017 - 7:04pm
Former County Councilor

Like any tax increase, the “Recreation Bond” deserves careful scrutiny. A tax should be for a legitimate valuable public purpose. There should be reasonable expectation the funds will be well used. And there should be no other reasonable alternative to further burdening citizen taxpayers. The Public School and UNM-LA mill levies in January were among the rare tax proposals that satisfy these three criteria (link). This one does not.

“More recreation facilities” sounds good.  What we really need is a different mix of recreational venues.

Mang Named MWC Player Of The Week, Again

on May 1, 2017 - 7:02pm
The Mountain West Conference names Los Alamos High School Alum, and UNM sophomore outfielder Jared Mang MWC Player of the Week, again. Courtesy/
By RJ Montaño
Sports Editor, Los Alamos Daily Post

Colorado Springs, CO — The Mountain West Conference has named Los Alamos High Alum, and the University of New Mexico sophomore outfielder Jared Mang as the MWC Player of the Week. This is the second time this season Mang has picked up the honor.

Mang batted .440 with 11RBI’s, 8R, 3BB, 3HR in a series split with No. 6 Texas Tech and series win over the MWC 2nd place team San Diego


Pinon Park Pool Association Questions Need For White Rock Splash Pad

on May 1, 2017 - 6:45pm
Pinon Park Pool Association members at site of proposed White Rock Splash Pad. Courtesy photo
PPPA News:
Board members of Pinon Park Pool Association have questioned the need for a Splash Pad in White Rock, proposed as part of the Los Alamos County 2017 Recreational Bond.
Pinon Park Pool is a private outdoor pool that has been a part of the White Rock community for over 50 years. Located on Bryce Avenue, just east of Rover Boulevard, Pinon Park Pool is less than a mile from the proposed Splash Pad site at Rocket Park.
Quote from Leilani Christensen, President of the Board of

Bear Mauling Doesn't Deter VCNP Trail Run

on May 1, 2017 - 8:58am

PEER News:

Washington, D.C. — Just months after a female runner was mauled by a black bear during a race through a national park, that same park has approved a new trail race through bear country, according to documents posted today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).  

Despite admitting adverse impacts on wildlife and danger to participants, the park gave summary approval for a new race concluding that any problems would be “minimal.”

In June 2016 during a half-marathon through Valles Caldera National Preserve, a woman runner in her 50s scared a black bear cub up

LAHS Varsity Baseball And Softball Games Rescheduled On Monday

on April 29, 2017 - 9:43pm


All Los Alamos High School varsity baseball and softball games have been canceled.

The games are rescheduled for 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Capital High School in Santa Fe.


LAHS Baseball, Softball And Track Events Canceled

on April 29, 2017 - 9:17am


This weekend's scheduled baseball, softball and track sporting events are canceled due to heavy snowfall in the area.

These events will be rescheduled and the announcement made here as soon as the details are confirmed.


Topper Softball Walks Off Sun Devils, Sits Alone In First

on April 27, 2017 - 10:28am


The game wining hit in the 7th inning. Alicia Gonzales hit a long ball into deep right field driving in two runs to make the score 10-9 and a win for the Toppers. Photo by John McHale/

Terri Jaramillo pulls up safe ahead of the tag after hitting double in the 3rd. Photo by John McHale/


By RJ Montaño
Sports Editor, Los Alamos Daily Post

White Rock — The only time the Los Alamos Softball team led in the game was when it was over. The Hilltoppers scored three times in the bottom of the 7th to walk off the Sun Devils 10-9 on the last home game of the regular