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New Mexico Youth Ice Hockey Teams Headed To International Finals In Canada

on November 30, 2016 - 11:40am
ALBUQUERQUE  New Mexico Ice Wolves youth ice hockey will send three teams to Canada to compete at the International Silver Stick Finals Tournament in January 2017 after all three won Regional Silver Stick championships over Thanksgiving weekend.
The Squirt C NM Ice Wolves team (10 years old and under) advanced to play in the Pelham, Ontario Recreational Finals tournament running Jan. 5-8, 2017.
The Midget Minor A NM Ice Wolves team (16 years old and under) advanced to play in the Newmarket, Ontario Finals tournament running Jan.

NMAA Hall Of Fame ‘Class Of 2017’ Announced

on November 30, 2016 - 10:56am
NMAA News:
ALBUQUERQUE  The New Mexico Activities Association, in conjunction with the NMAA Hall of Fame Committee, announces the Class of 2017 for induction into the NMAA Hall of Fame.
The NMAA Hall of Fame induction ceremony and luncheon will be at 12 p.m., Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid Hotel.
The ring ceremony, presented by Herff Jones, will take place during the U.S. Bank State Basketball Championships on March 9, 2017, at halftime of the 6:30 p.m. semifinal game at WisePies Arena aka The Pit. 
The Inductees Are:
Bruce Carver – Eunice

Logan Briefs Kiwanis On Los Alamos Golf Course

on November 28, 2016 - 8:32am
Los Alamos Golf Course Manager Sam Logan speaks on course conditions and his future hopes for the facility. Courtesy photo
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Sam Logan, hired six months ago as manager of the Los Alamos County Golf Course, brought both experience and dreams of improvement to his new job--but it was really the local school system that brought him here.

Logan, who spoke at Kiwanis recently, was working in Colombia when he was hired by Los Alamos County. His wife and son are still in Cartagena, where his 10-year-old son is finishing the school year.

Los Alamos NJROTC Defeats Lafayette AJROTC

on November 27, 2016 - 7:42am
Los Alamos NJROTC defeated Lafayette AJROTC 1502 to 1445 last week in the National Air Rifle League.
Los Alamos NJROTC finishes the regular season in second place in their Division with a 6-1 record. Los Alamos NJROTC was led by Samantha Miller who shot a 386. The remaining contributing members were Holly Hayes, Stephanie Nielsen and Jacob Torrez. Los Alamos NJROTC is coached by Wes Shumaker.

Los Alamos NJROTC's season will continue next week in the Post-Season tournament.

Two Southern New Mexico Communities Receive Housing Improvement Grants

on November 27, 2016 - 7:35am
USDA News:
ALBUQUERQUE ― USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner announced a grant of $50,000 to Tierra del Sol Housing, Inc. to make improvements to six homes in Columbus and Anthony in southern New Mexico.
The funds were made available through USDA Rural Development’s Housing Preservation Grant Program, which provides financial support in the form of a grant to help non-profits and public entities make repairs to existing housing for low income residents in rural communities.
USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner commented on the recent award, “Making

U11 Pumas Soccer Team Finish In 1st Place!

on November 25, 2016 - 9:22am
U11 Pumas. Courtesy photo
The LAYSL U11 Pumas ended the season playing in the Nov. 12-13 season ending, Duke City Gaylord Sheppard Soccer Tournament in Bernalillo. 
This is the first year this group has been together as a Competitive Team and their First Tournament. The Pumas finished the regular season with 2 wins, 2 ties and 4 losses in the Bronze Division of the Duke City League. The Pumas were entered in the Bronze Division and played 2 games Saturday, winning them both, 6-0 and 6-1 respectively. 
All 14 kids, including guest player Haiden Jorgenson who

Super Coaches, Players And Parents Honored

on November 24, 2016 - 7:11am

Coaches, players and parents are honored during a special banquet Friday at New Beginnings Church. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post
  • Los Alamos Youth Football League Completes Remarkable Season

A special kind of magic happened to the Los Alamos Youth Football League this season between a group of dedicated coaches, conscientious players and supportive parents.

The organization hosted a special banquet Friday evening at New Beginning Fellowship to honor these players, parents, coaches, commissioners and everyone who took the time to help the

Athlete Of The Week: Senior Nick Quartieri

on November 24, 2016 - 6:55am
Athlete of the Week LAHS Senior Nick Quartieri. Courtesy photo


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

I hope to learn what its like to be a man and be a part of a big great family. Also I want to become the best athlete I can and do great things.

What is your favorite subject in school?    
My favorite subject in school is Fine Arts because I love creating art.

Where do you hope to attend college and what do you want to study?  
I hope to attend Fort Lewis or some other D2 school, as long as I am playing football.

Sipapu Receives 4 Inches Of Fresh Snow!

on November 22, 2016 - 5:02pm

Sipapu receives 4 inches of fresh snow overnight. Courtesy/Sipapu Ski resort

SKI News:

Coming off of a very successful opening weekend, Sipapu received 4 inches of fresh snow overnight.

Sipapu’s mountain crews will begin snow making efforts once again this evening, continuing through the rest of the week as conditions permit, mostly during night hours. More terrain and additional lifts, including Lift 1, will come online and be available as conditions permit.

For the 14th consecutive year, Sipapu was the first ski area to open in New Mexico Saturday, Nov.

Onate NJROTC Upsets Los Alamos

on November 22, 2016 - 6:26am
Shooting their highest score of the season, Onate NJROTC upset Los Alamos NJROTC 900 to 876 last week in the National Air Rifle League.
Onate NJROTC was able to win despite averaging 6 points lower than Los Alamos NJROTC coming into this game.

Onate NJROTC finishes the season in fourth place in their Division with a 5-2 record. Onate NJROTC was led by Izabell Homer who shot a 245. The remaining contributing members were Sariah Salas, Angel Day and Damon Moran. Onate NJROTC is from Las Cruces and coached by Robert Rodriguez.

Snapping a three game win streak, Los Alamos

Season Underway For LAHS Girl’s Basketball Teams

on November 21, 2016 - 9:44am
Becca Green splashes a free throw Saturday to put points on the board for the Toppers. Photo by Niccolo Snyder/
Student Intern
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos High School Girl’s Basketball teams battled Farmington in their first games of the season Nov. 19 in Griffith Gymnasium.

The day started off with the C team playing in the early afternoon. Hopes were high and so was the score of the C team’s first game as the LAHS players brutally beat the Scorpions 61-15.

With such a large margin of victory in the C game, the JV girls looked confident


2016 Crop Walk/Turkey Trot Race Results

on November 21, 2016 - 8:33am

Participants in Sunday’s 2016 CROP/Turkey Trot on North Mesa. Courtesy photo


Approximately 170 participants ran or walked in Sunday’s CROP/Turkey Trot 2.57 mile or 1.7 mile courses out on North Mesa starting at Los Alamos Middle School.

Below are the top 24 finishers in the 2.57 mile race:

1. Quinn Abfaltorer – 17:07

2. Ryan Smeltzer – 17:12

3. Wyatt Watson – 17:35

4. Sam Crooks – 18:16

5. Tom Stockton – 8:22

6. Zack Medin – 18:42

7. Roshan Prasad – 19:03

8. Zac Tobin – 19:16

9. Erik Leonard – 19:42

10. Lyle Cunningham – 19:45

11. Rae Garinella – 20:20

12. Steve

Hawks Wrestling Team Takes 1st At LAMS Tournament!

on November 21, 2016 - 7:56am

The Hawks Wrestling Team took 1st place this weekend at the Los Alamos Middle School Tournament. Taking 1st place at this tournament were Ben Gellis, Roman Ulibarri, Jerry Hartzol and James Rodriguez. Second place went to Josh Archuleta and Pete Archuleta. Third place went to Antonio Vigil, Damian Gonzales, Liam Harper, Lance Rivera, Matthew Campbell and Mateo Martinez. It was a great day for all Hawks Wrestlers. Way to go Hawks! Courtesy photo


Athlete Of The Week: Senior Kaitlin Bennett

on November 20, 2016 - 7:39am
Kaitlin Bennett. Courtesy photo

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

I hope to become better friends with my team mates as we all grow to become better volleyball players as the season progresses. I also hope that we can make great memories as a team in the end.

What is your favorite subject in school?    
Sports Medicine

Where do you hope to attend college and what do you want to study?  
I want to attend Northern Arizona University under their honors program and study Exercise Science.

Coach question - What makes this athletic stand out?

Masonic Breakfast Benefits LAHS Swimmers Saturday

on November 18, 2016 - 9:40am

Sipapu Kicks Off Ski Season Saturday!

on November 18, 2016 - 9:01am

Sipapu preparing for opening day. Photo by Albert Graves

Sipapu ready for opening day. Photo by Albert Graves

SKI News:

VADITO – Ski enthusiasts can make their first turns of the season in New Mexico when Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort opens at 9 a.m. this Saturday, Nov. 19, signifying the 14th consecutive season that Sipapu has opened before any other ski area in the state.

While other resorts have had to delay their openings due to unseasonably warm weather this fall, Sipapu’s investment in additional snowmaking infrastructure, coupled with cooler temperatures, has helped crews make snow

Los Alamos NJROTC Defeats Terry Parker NJROTC

on November 18, 2016 - 7:28am
In an undisputed contest, shooting their highest score this season, 918 points, Los Alamos NJROTC defeated Terry Parker NJROTC.
Their third win in a row, Los Alamos NJROTC is in fourth place in their Division with a 4 - 2 record. Los Alamos NJROTC was led by Neil Wilkerson who shot a 258. The remaining contributing members were Kaden Lim, Alex Proicou, and Thomas Kwei. Los Alamos NJROTC is from Los Alamos, NM, and is coached by Wes Shumaker.

Terry Parker NJROTC dropped to 1 - 5 on the season. They are currently in ninth place in their Division.

School Board Approves Land Lease For Los Alamos Baseball Academy

on November 17, 2016 - 9:43am

Following Monday's school board meeting, officials gather outside for a photo, from left, School Board Vice President Jenny McCumber, Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus, School Board Secretary Andrea Cunningham, LAPS Operations Director Joanie Ahlers, LAHS Baseball Coach Brian Neal and real estate developer James Chrobocinski. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post 
Members of the Los Alamos School Board unanimously approved a land lease Monday for a baseball training facility to be constructed on school district property on North Mesa Road.

LAHS Softball Team Spaghetti Dinner Nov. 29

on November 15, 2016 - 5:50pm

LAHS Athletic Director Speaking At Title IX Forum

on November 15, 2016 - 2:46pm

LAHS Athletic Director Ann Stewart

AAUW News:

Los Alamos High School Athletic Director and LAPS Title IX Coordinator Ann Stewart will speak Thursday, Nov. 17 at a forum on implementing Title IX, hosted by the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

The forum is at 7 p.m. at the White Rock Branch Library on Sherwood Boulevard and is part of the November AAUW branch meeting.

Title IX requires:

  • Equal opportunities in sports
  • Equal opportunities in academic classes
  • Freedom from sexual harassment
  • Freedom from bullying

AAUW strongly supports the vigorous enforcement of Title IX and all

Los Alamos Extreme D2 Football Nails 2nd Place At State Championship!

on November 15, 2016 - 9:03am
Los Alamos Extreme D2 Football nailed 2nd place at state this past weekend in Albuquerque. Photo by Michelle Robertson

Los Alamos Extreme Youth Football League  takes 2nd at State in Albuquerque on Sunday November 13th at the High Desert Youth Football Championships.

In an epic gridiron battle on the football field, Los Alamos Youth Football (Division II, 7-8 yrs. old) beat out the Albuquerque High Bulldogs in double overtime in the playoffs on Saturday.

At the end of regulation play the score was tied at 12-12. Extreme dominated the first half on offense and defense with a 12-0

Hilltoppers Swimmers Win Second At Barney Relays

on November 14, 2016 - 5:16pm
From left, Alex Jaegers, Mark Torres, Kaan Unal, Justin Lemke, Kaitlin Bennett, Jessica Moore, Jesse Liechty and Niamh Short. Courtesy photo
HSH News:
The Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers swimming and diving teams competed at the 35th Barney Relays Saturday, Nov. 12 at Albuquerque Academy.
Both the girls and the boys finished second among the eight teams in the competition.
The Hilltoppers won three relays.

Update On Los Alamos Youth Soccer League Meetings

on November 13, 2016 - 1:21pm
LAYSL players. Courtesy/LAYSL
LAYSL players. Courtesy/LAYSL

The Los Alamos Soccor League (LAYSL) is having team meetings next week for the Spring 2017 competitive teams. Contact the coach for more information or if you cannot make the meeting.

Girls Competitive U16/15 and U14/13 organizational meeting:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 15 or Thursday Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. at the entrance to Sullivan Field.   
  • Contact David Fox (

Boys Competitive U15/14 tryouts:

  • Monday, Nov. 14, 4-5 p.m. at Community field; and
  • Wednesday, Nov. 16, 4-5 p.m. at North Mesa.
  • Contact Kent Hettinga at

Los Alamos County Ice Rink Opens Tuesday

on November 13, 2016 - 10:45am

Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Courtesy/LAC


The Los Alamos County Ice Rink is scheduled to open Tuesday, Nov. 15. 

Opening Day begins with:

  • Adult – noon time skating 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.;
  • Public Skating – 1:30-3:30 p.m.;
  • Youth Stick & Puck – 3:45-5:15 p.m., and;
  • Youth Hockey Practices – 5:30-10:30 p.m.

Try “Ice Skating Lessons for FREE” day, Wednesday, Nov. 16. Everyone who comes down to try the lessons will receive FREE admission and skate rentals, a meet and greet with ice skating instructors and a mini skating lesson. Lessons are 1:30-2 p.m.

New Mexico's Finest Rugby Players Head To Camp

on November 13, 2016 - 10:44am

Rugby ball. Courtesy photo


New Mexico's finest rugby players head off today to a national prestigious camp hosted by the 2016 USA Eagles 7s Olympic rugby team.

High school players from across the state will represent New Mexico proudly at this national camp. The camp is being held at Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Los Alamos is sending two of its very own players: Preston Brown and Nate Rogers.

Coming off of the heels of an inaugural 10 man high school state championship season (coached by Demetrio and Mateo Cardiel, who also coach and play for the