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Knights Of Columbus Golf Tournament Sept. 15

on September 5, 2017 - 5:59am

LAYSL U14 Team Takes First In Elite F.C. Blast!

on September 4, 2017 - 10:22am

LAYSL U14 team takes first place in the Elite F.C. Blast soccer tournament this weekend in Bernalillo. Photo by RMOrtiz

Scenes From Hilltopper Band At Friday Night Game

on September 3, 2017 - 7:22am

The Hilltopper Marching Band provides halftime entertainment the Friday night Football Game at Sullivan Field. At 96 members, the band performs an impressive show. Photo by John McHale/

Part of the brass section playing in the half time show in Friday night’s football game. Photo by John McHale/

Scenes from Friday night’s halftime show. Photo by John McHale/

Scenes from Friday night’s halftime show. Photo by John McHale/

Band director Zane Meek speaks with the band after the show. Photo by John McHale/

Moriarty Pintos Topple Los Alamos Hilltoppers

on September 2, 2017 - 9:38pm

The Los Alamos Hilltoppers football team kicked off its 2017 home football season Friday night with a game against the Moriarty Pintos. The game was delayed due to rain and lighting and once it got going the game did not go well for the Toppers. The Pintos proved to be a mighty force, which the toppers could not deal with and ended losing by a score of 0-47. Photo by John McHale/

Before the game a moment of silence was observed in the memory of Trevor Matuszak who tragically lost his life in an accident in July.

Weekly Fishing Report: Sept. 2

on September 2, 2017 - 1:41pm
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

Before I start the fishing report, I want to remind outdoorsman that the hunting seasons for blue grouse, dove, band-tailed pigeons and squirrels began Friday in Northern New Mexico. It’s also the beginning of the first archery season for elk. Blue grouse are one of my favorite species because they are good-sized birds that are delicious eating.

You can also do some foraging for edible mushrooms. Shaggy mane mushrooms are especially common this time of year. Just be 100-percent sure of what species you are picking.

Fidel Gutierrez Memorial Golf Tournament Sept. 18

on September 2, 2017 - 6:36am

Hilltopper Boys Soccer Loses To St. Pius 1-0

on September 1, 2017 - 6:03pm

Hilltopper Coach Ron Blue gives the players final instructions before the game with the St. Pius Spartans in Albuquerque this past Tuesday. The Sartans won the contest 1-0. Photo by John McHale/

The Sartans played a very aggressive game and the strong defense effort gave the Topper’s trouble the entire game as Arther Steinkamp experienced. Photo by John McHale/

Kaoru Shimada works the ball down the field  in the first half. Photo by John McHale/

Tristan Semelsberger battles a St. Pius player for the ball near the topper goal.

Hilltopper Girls Volleyball Falls To St. Pius Sartans

on September 1, 2017 - 5:42pm

Coach Deedi Stokes gives the Topper Volleyball players encouragement and instructions for there game against the St Pius Sartans Tuesday evening in Albuquerque. The Sartans won the contest in three sets, 25-12, 25-12 and 25-20. Photo by John McHale/

Alize Garcia Makes a pancake save early in the first set. Photo by John McHale/

Elodie Theillez makes a spike kill as Kimberly McKinnley backs her up. Photo by John McHale/

Elise,#8 and Natalie Gallegos,#9 team up to block the spike from Desere Martinez in the second set.

Ultra Santa Fe Trail Race May Increase Traffic On NM 475 Saturday

on September 1, 2017 - 5:02pm


SANTA FE – Visitors to the Santa Fe National Forest Saturday should be prepared for more traffic than usual on N.M. 475, the road to the Santa Fe ski basin, due to the Ultra Santa Fe races and the three-day holiday weekend.

The Ultra includes four different races that begin and end at Ski Santa Fe. The 50-miler, 50-kilometer and 13-miler all take place on single-track trails and the 1-miler is a vertical dash up the ski slope following the path of the chairlift.

So in venturing out for a Saturday hike near Santa Fe, be prepared for more congestion and less parking than usual on a

Hilltopper Boys Soccer Win Title, Remain Undefeated!

on August 27, 2017 - 10:26am

It’s all smiles as Andreas Runde elevates the trophy that the Topper soccer received for winning the 2017 Louis Cernicek Tournament Championship. Photo by John McHale/

Head Coach Rom Blue congratulates his team for the outstanding effort it takes to win a tournament of this caliber. Photo by John McHale/

By RJ Montaño, Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Louie Cernicek Memorial Tournament may have been a preview of the 2017 New Mexico high school soccer 5A championships.

Hilltoppers Outrun Pojoaque

on August 26, 2017 - 9:48pm

The Los Alamos Hilltoppers kicked off their 2017 football season Friday evening against the Pojoaque Elks. Photo by John McHale/ 

Wyatt Saeger makes a great catch deep in Elks' territory  in the third period, but the catch was called back because of a penalty. Photo by John McHale/


By RJ Montaño, Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post

Video interview by RJ Montaño with coach and players: here.


​POJOAQUE – The luck of the Irish, and Stewart, capped a spectacular night for the Los Alamos High School football (1-0) who downed the

Hilltopper Boys Soccer Blanks Aztec

on August 25, 2017 - 10:44pm

Tristan Semelsberger takes a bicycle shot at the goal in the second half but the shot went wide. Photo by John McHale/

Cid Rice brings the ball down the left side in a hurry. Photo by John McHale/ 

Arthur Steinkamp makes his way through traffic on his way to his first goal in the first half. Photo by John McHale/


By RJ Montaño, Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Hilltopper Boy soccer team (3-0) started the weekend having not allowed their opponents to make a goal in the 2017 season, and they kept the


YMCA Flag Football Program Open For Registration

on August 24, 2017 - 4:31pm
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YMCA News:
Registration is open until September 8 for The Family YMCA’s Flag Football program for youth ages 9-12.
Coach Tony Hinojosa will teach the football skills of passing, receiving, punting, and kicking and put these together in some pick-up games with NFL Play 60 flags, jerseys and footballs.
Practices are 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays from Sept. 12 to Oct. 19 in Los Alamos. Cost is $40, $30 for Y members. Financial Assistance is also available thanks to donations to the Y’s Annual Campaign.
To register, or for more information about the

Registration Extended For YMCA Little Youth Soccer

on August 23, 2017 - 1:23pm
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YMCA News:
Registration has been extended for The Family YMCA Little Youth Soccer program.
Registration is now open until Sept. 5 for the YMCA’s Developmental Co-ed Youth Soccer Program. Practices & Games will be two times per week in Los Alamos or White Rock Sept. 11 – Oct. 19.
Volunteer Coaches and Team parents needed. The teams are kept small (6-8 players) so all get plenty of skills practice and play time. Price includes team jersey for players to keep.
  • Age Groups: 4-5 & 6-7
  • Register: By Sept. 5
  • Season: Sept. 11 – Oct 19
  • Days: Mon/Wed or

Romero Is Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on August 23, 2017 - 6:56am

Ted Romero is the best predictor in the weekly pace race Tuesday on the new section of the Canyon Rim Trail by Smith’s Marketplace. Courtesy/ACRR

Scene from the weekly pace race Tuesday with the runners heading for the new section of the Canyon Rim Trail by Smith’s Marketplace. Courtesy/ACRR

ACRR News:

Ted Romero is the best predictor with a 2 second error in the weekly pace race Tuesday on the new section of the Canyon Rim Trail by Smith’s Marketplace in Los Alamos. 
Other accurate predictors include:
  • Bob Reedy with a 11 second differential;
  • Scot Halverson at 17 seconds off; and

Fishing Report: Fawn Lakes Offer Plentiful Fish

on August 22, 2017 - 2:02pm
​Los Alamos Daily Post


While checking out last week’s stocking reports, I found that there were a lot of fish stocked at the Fawn Lakes.


There were two stockings, each of 632 catchable rainbows (10 inches). There was also a stocking of 68 rainbow trout averaging 13.5 inches and another stocking of 68 rainbow trout averaging a hefty 16 inches in size. That’s a lot of fish.

Since the Fawn Lakes are not covered in the conditions report and I wasn’t familiar with them, I did a little research.

Athletics Director Clears Discount Card Confusion

on August 22, 2017 - 10:37am

Los Alamos football discount card. Courtesy image


Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos High School Athletics Director Ann Stewart confirmed this morning that statements made by the parent of a high school football player at Friday’s Summer Concert are inaccurate.

Robert Cantua told the Los Alamos Daily Post Monday that his son was given discount cards for local businesses worth a total of $300 to sell and was required to turn in the money at today’s practice.

Hilltopper Football Prepares For Elk Season

on August 22, 2017 - 7:35am

LAHS Varsity and Junior Varsity Scrimmage Aug. 8 at Sullivan Field. Courtesy/LAPS

By RJ Montaño, Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post

When: Friday, Aug. 25 – 7 p.m.
Where: Pojoaque
Broadcast: KRSN 107.1 FM/1490 AM (6 p.m. Pregame)

The long-awaited season opener is among us. The Los Alamos Hilltopper Football team will head 16 miles to the east to take on the Pojoaque Valley Elk in the first week of action in the New Mexico high school football season.

Head Coach Garrett Williams has liked what he’s seen from his football team in the preseason.


Hilltoppper Boys Soccer Shut Out St. Michaels

on August 20, 2017 - 3:18pm

Dark clouds hang over Sullivan field as the Boys Topper Team and St. Mike’s Horseman met Saturday aftermoon for their game ... but that did not slow ether team as they both came to play some serious soccer. Photo by John McHale/

Tristan Semelsberger heads the ball for a goal during a corner kick at the 19:53 mark. Photo by John McHale/

Adam Listwan herds the ball at near center field. Photo by John McHale/


By RJ Montaño, Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post

In a physical and challenging match, the Los Alamos


Hilltopper Girls Soccer Rout Santa Fe

on August 20, 2017 - 8:55am

Alix Hailey battles for the ball near midfield in the first half of the contest. Photo by John McHale/

Senior Elsa Gram battles for control near the topper goal in the second period. Photo by John McHale/

Jennifer Paige brings the ball down the left side through traffic in the second period. Photo by John McHale/

By RJ Montaño, Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post

It didn’t take very long to see the balanced attack and athleticism of the Los Alamos Hilltoppers Girls Soccer team (record: 1-0) in a 10-0 shutout of the Santa


LAMS Boys Tennis Sport Meeting Aug. 22

on August 18, 2017 - 3:29pm

Pueblo De San Ildefonso Golf Tournament Sept. 16

on August 17, 2017 - 7:15am

Hilltopper Golf Ready 'Fore' Season

on August 17, 2017 - 6:55am
By RJ Montaño, Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post
Coach: Anders Ainsworth
Fall Schedule:
  • 9/18 Los Alamos HS Invite – Los Alamos County Golf Course
  • 10/2 Grants Invite – Coyote del Malpais Golf Course
  • 10/10 Albuquerque Public Schools Invite – Ladera Golf Course
  • 10/16 Albuquerque Public Schools Invite – Arroyo del Oso Golf Course
  • 10/23 Los Alamos Fall Golf Finale – Los Alamos County Golf Course
  • 10/30 Bosque School Invite – Albuquerque Country Club
  • 2016 Results: 2 nd place in the 5A New Mexico Championships
Players To Watch: Junior Sean Rau; Junior Brandan Duran; Freshman Henry Poston;

A Mountaineer’s Story: Big Wall Climbing

on August 16, 2017 - 2:50pm

Join adventurer Forest Altherr for a rockin’ presentation about his climbing experiences in Yosemite. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Community members and especially stone monkeys are invited to the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting Tuesday, Aug. 22 to hear from adventurer Forest Altherr about his rock climbing experiences in Yosemite.

The presentation begins at 7:15 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting starts at 7 p.m. and cover information about upcoming outings.

Altherr has been exploring the cracks, crevaces and faces of Yosemite's largest granite slabs

David Kratzer Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on August 16, 2017 - 7:49am

David Kratzer is the best predictor the weekly pace race Tuesday in Quemazon. Courtesy/ACRR

ACRR News:

David Kratzer is the best predictor in the Atomic City Road Runner weekly pace race Tuesday in Quemazon recording 4 seconds off his predicted time.

Other accurate predictors include:
  • Kris Tuggle with a 25 second difference;
  • Heather Hughes at 30 seconds off;
  • Tamara Jurado with a 46 second differential; and
  • Tad Hughes at 79 seconds off.
Leyton Stuhan, 11, was the first finisher in the 1 mile run at 10:49 and Mariela Saenz was the best female with a time of 11:49.
On the 3 mile course,