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Kirk Named Co-Mountain West Player of the Week!

on January 14, 2013 - 3:14pm

Lobos basketball star Alex Kirk, #53, of Los Alamos earned his second MW Player of the Week honor in the last three weeks. Courtesy photo

LOBOS News:

Colorado Springs, Colo. - For the second time in the last three weeks, Alex Kirk of Los Alamos has earned a Mountain West honor, being named Co-Player of the Week after leading UNM to a pair of home wins in its first 2-0 conference start in 11 years Sunday.

Kirk shared the award with Jamaal Franklin of San Diego State. It's Kirk's second time being honored this year, and it's the second in the last three weeks.

Kirk was honored two weeks ago

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UNM Lobos Beat Fresno State 72-45!

on January 14, 2013 - 7:56am

Cameron Bairstow (#41) with basket. Photo by Alan Kirk

Los Alamos High School graduate Alex Kirk (#53) with hook shot for score. Photo by Alan Kirk

Clevland Thomas (#1) with layup. Photo by Alan Kirk

Tony Snell (#21) with layup through contact. Photo by Alan Kirk

Tony Snell with blocked shot. Photo by Alan Kirk
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Hilltopper Girls Lose to St. Pius 50-32

on January 13, 2013 - 7:26pm

Anna Scott prevents drive. Photo by Alan Kirk

Anna Scott slowing down ball transition. Photo by Alan Kirk 

Alison Crane driving to basket. Photo by Alan Kirk

Team Defense results in Blocked shot. Photo by Alan Kirk
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LAHS Finishes 2nd at Wrestling Invitational

on January 13, 2013 - 10:06am

LAHS WRESTLING News:

 

On Saturday, Jan. 12, the Los Alamos High School wrestling team finished in second place behind 5A Eldorado at the Academy High School Wrestling Invitational.

 

Teams participating in Saturday's invitational included Albuquerque Academy High, Albuquerque High, Bernalillo, Eldorado, Grants, La Cueva, LAHS, Rio Grande and West Mesa.

 

Placing in their weight classes were:

  • Cory Geyer 1st;
  • Brian Geyer 1st;
  • Arnoldo Ortiz 1st in his second overtime match;
  • Chandler Lauritzen 2nd;
  • Lane Saunders 2nd;
  • Peter Brewer 4th; and
  • Diego Madrid 4th.

 

Brian Geyer was named Most

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Local Scientist Competing in 3,000-Mile Race

on January 9, 2013 - 9:54am

Lisa Dougherty participating last November in the 24 Hour World Time Trial Championships in Coachella Valley, Calif., finished 2nd among the women, one 16-mile loop behind six-time Race Across AMerica (RAAM) winner Seana Hogan. Courtesy photo

By Carol A. Clark

Local athlete Lisa Dougherty is a Ph.D. materials scientist, Project Management Professional and Certified Quality Engineer working full-time as an engineer at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL.)

In November, she qualified to participate in the 3,000 mile non-stop Race Across AMerica - RAAM. She will start in Oceanside, Calif.,

Spaghetti For Everyone 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday!

on January 9, 2013 - 9:52am

LAHS SWIM TEAM News:

The community is invited to attend the Los Alamos High School Swim Team's Annual Fundraising Spaghetti Dinner.

The dinner is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11 at the Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.

Tickets are $5 a person - children 8 & under are $3/plate. The dinner includes spaghetti (both a meat sauce and a non-meat sauce will be available), salad, garlic bread, dessert and a drink.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from any high school swimmer or at the door.

 

Turf Covers Meant to Protect Against Winter's Wrath

on January 7, 2013 - 1:15pm

LA GOLF COURSE News:

If you drive by the golf course on a regular basis you may have noticed that a number of the golf course’s greens were covered prior to the first snows of the season. 

These turf covers are meant to protect the golf greens from the wrath that winter conditions can sometimes bring. The covers provide protection from both Crown Hydration and Desiccation.    

Crown Hydration typically occurs during a day or two of daytime warm up causing the melting of snow or the water from rainfall to rapidly refreeze during cold night temperatures. 

When these events occur ice

LAHS's Micaela Christensen Signs With Taylor

on January 7, 2013 - 7:47am

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School senior Micaela Christensen signs her letter of intent to play softball for Taylor University (NAIA) in Upland, Ind.

The signing took place Thursday, Jan. 3 at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.

Micaela is a senior and has been the starting catcher for LAHS since 2009, her 8th grade year. She has a career batting average of .427, 16 HRs and 105 RBIs.

 

 

 

LAHS senior Micaela Christensen is joined by her parents and LAHS Softball Coach Roger Anaya as she signs her letter of intent to play softball for Taylor University (NAIA) in Upland, Ind.
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Hilltopper Girls Defeat Belen 50-40

on January 6, 2013 - 11:11am

Keanna Zerr scores on short shot. Photo by Alan Kirk

Marrissa Larribus fights for ball. Photo by Alan Kirk

McKenzie Logan makes three-point shot from corner. Photo by Alan Kirk

Erin Kirk with blocked shot. Photo by Alan Kirk
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Canadian Hockey Team Beats Los Alamos 6-1

on January 4, 2013 - 9:11am

St. Thomas Aquinas from Ontario, Canada beat the Los Alamos Varsity Hockey team 6 to 1 Thursday at the Los Alamos Ice Rink. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

A crowd of locals and several Canadians braved the cold Thursday to cheer on their favorite hockey team. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

The remainder of Topper team play is in Taos, Jan. 4-6.

  • Friday: 7 p.m. Los Alamos vs La Cueva
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. Cibola vs Los Alamos
  • Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Coronado vs Los Alamos

 

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Hilltopper Girls Beat West Las Vegas 48-39

on January 3, 2013 - 10:02am

Erin Kirk passes to Marrissa Larribus for score. Photo by Alan Kirk


Anna Scott and Amber Logan team up for steal. Photo by Alan Kirk

Haley Each shoots jump shot. Photo by Alan Kirk

Keanna Zerr shoots over defender. Photo by Alan Kirk
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LAHS's Christensen Signs Letter of Intent Thursday

on January 2, 2013 - 10:02am

LAHS SPORTS News:

Los Alamos High School senior Micaela Christensen will be signing a letter of intent to play softball for Taylor University (NAIA) in Upland, Ind.

The signing will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3 at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road in Los Alamos.

The local athlete has been the starting catcher for LAHS since 2009, her 8th grade year. She has a career batting average of .427, 16 HRs and 105 RBIs.

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Canadian Hockey Team to Play Jan. 3 Exhibition Against Los Alamos

on December 31, 2012 - 6:35am

Courtesy/Dann Alison

By Dann Alison

The Hilltoppers Hockey Team enters the mid-season tournament this week sitting 3rd in league play.

The Toppers play four games as part of the event beginning 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3 in Los Alamos against one of the most interesting opponents seen at the Los Alamos Ice Rink - the Saints of St. Thomas Aquinas of Kenora, ONT, Canada.
 
The story from their hometown paper in Canada paints a good picture of how the team has come to visit New Mexico.
 
Los Alamos is certainly excited to host them ... 1,500 miles to play hockey and ski!

The remainder
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Toppers Runner-Up in Silver Bracket at Piedra Vista Duals

on December 23, 2012 - 10:56am

LAHS Wrestling News:

 

The Toppers drew the toughest pool, facing host Piedra Vista, and a tough Del Norte team from Colorado Saturday at Farmington.

 

In the first dual against Piedra Vista, only Lane Saunders picked up a win. Cory and Brian Geyer both lost tough bouts by one point.

 

In the second dual, Peter Brewer, Brian Geyer, Chandler Lauritzen and Lane Saunders picked up wins for the Toppers.

 

Despite losing both duals in pool play, the Toppers earned a bye in the Silver bracket, which left them competing for seventh place.

 

In the first dual of the Silver bracket

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Hilltopper Girls Basketball Loses to Piedra Vista 44-37

on December 22, 2012 - 9:49am
Allison Crane fights for ball with Haley Each and Anna Scott. Photo by Alan Kirk
 
Haley Each takes shot. Photo by Alan Kirk
 
Marrisa Larribas powers up shot. Photo by Alan Kirk
 
 
 
 
 
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NMHSCA Announces Fall Sports Coaches of the Year

on December 20, 2012 - 10:55am

NMHSCA News:

The New Mexico High School Coaches Association Board of Directors chose its Fall Sports Coaches of the Year.

These coaches will be recognized at the 26th annual Bobby Gibbs Awards Luncheon Wednesday, July 31, 2013. This event is held annually at the NMHSCA Coaches Clinic.

The NMHSCA only chooses on coach of the year for all classifications in a sport. It is a battle every year during the board meeting. Each of the coaches below had an outstanding season.

For a few of them, it has been multiple state championships in a roll.

Football:

Mario Trujillo, Santa Rosa High School

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2012 All-State Football Teams Announced

on December 20, 2012 - 10:03am

SPORTS News:

The NMHSCA produces All-State teams for New Mexico High School Football. The process is as follows:

1. Head Coaches Nominate Athletes at their annual district meetings.

2. Each District submits the All-State Nomination Form Per District.

3. Ballots are created for each classification based on the Football All-State Nomination Form

4. Each head coach gets to cast a ballots.

5. Athletes that recieve the highest points are placed on the appropriate teams.

Click here to view the 2012 5A All-State Football Teams

Click here to view the 2012 4A All-State Football Teams

Click

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Hilltopper Girls Basketball Loses to Hope Christian 50-37

on December 12, 2012 - 9:01am

Erin Kirk fouled on shot. Photo by Alan Kirk

Haley Each fouled shooting Layup. Photo by Alan Kirk

McKenzie Logon shooting layup. Photo by Alan Kirk

Anna Scott defending pass. Photo by Alan Kirk
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Fryer, Richie, Clark Take Gold at State Gymnastics Championship

on December 8, 2012 - 6:44am

Champion trio from left, Brianna Fryer, Anna Clark and Addison Richie. Courtesy/AT

Los Alamos School of Gymnastics Atomic Tumblers’ Brianna Fryer, Addison Richie and Anna Clark became New Mexico State All-around Champions in their divisions following their performances in the Xcel Program State Gymnastics Meet in Rio Rancho Dec. 1.

Fryer swept the Bronze Child A Division, becoming the NM State vault (8.8), bar (9.5), beam (9.15), floor (9.15) and all-around (36.6) Champion. Fryer was the top all-around scorer across all divisions for the Tumblers'.

Richie earned the NM State Champion

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Hilltopper Girls Basketball Beats Academy 41-30

on December 7, 2012 - 4:26pm
 
Marrissa Larribbas up with Shot. Photo by Alan Kirk
 
Anna Scott for layup. Photo by Alan Kirk

Amber logan with shot. Photo by Alan Kirk
 
Allysan Crane goes for score. Photo by Alan Kirk
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LA High Flyers Gymnasts Shine at State Meet

on December 5, 2012 - 9:04am

Top row from left, Amaya Coblentz, Sofi Vandenkieboom, Emme Mooday, Bella Garcia, Heidi Johnson, Sarina Borden, Savannah Brown and Lily Houghteling. Bottom row from left, Ella Gaffney and Jillian Puckett. Team members not in photo are Sarah Worley, Brittany Nguyen and Alexandra Hinckley. Courtesy/LAHFG

LAHFG News:

The girls of Los Alamos High Flyers Gymnastics traveled to Rio Rancho to take on the teams from around the state last weekend.  

High Flyers is in the middle of its competition season and did extremely well at the competition.

YMCA Folkstyle Wrestling Registration Now Open

on December 3, 2012 - 12:58pm

YMCA News:

Registration is now open for the YMCA Folkstyle Wrestling Program for Boys and Girls ages 6-18.

This scholastic wrestling program focuses on development of agility, strength, flexibility, and self-confidence in a fun, yet challenging environment.

Folkstyle wrestling is based on controlling an opponent with a series of holds, takedowns, throws, and body position.

Season: December and January

Times: 4-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday / 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday

Location: The Family YMCA at 1450 Iris St.

Cost per Month: $65 / $50 for Y members (Scholarships available thanks the

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