Sports & Rec

Topper Boys Basketball Wins Big Over Valencia Jaguars

Harrison Frank turns the corner closely guarded by Eric Lopez. Harrison was the Toppers leading scorer with 20 points of which 3 were 3 point baskets. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Wesley Stanfield had a big night on both defense and offense with 16 points, which included 2-3’s. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Niko Garcia brings the ball down court past the key guarded by Mariano Perea. Niko had 8 points for the contest. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

The Topper Boys Basketball Team hosted the Valencia Jaguars Wednesday evening in Griffith Gymnasium for their


Tags:
Read More »

Y Favorites And New Intense Fitness Classes Begin Monday

PowerUp at the Y beginning Monday, April 5. Courtesy/YMCA

Y News:

With health restrictions loosening and because of high demand, Silver Sneakers, a favorite senior fitness class, will be resuming live in-person classes at The Family YMCA, 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 5.

That week the Y also will add more LesMills-branded classes such as BODYPUMP and BODYCOMBAT to its suite of offerings.

Y Fitness Coordinator Sylvie Johnson said that people hesitant to join the live Silver Sneakers program may still take the same class virtually with instructions online at laymca.org/fitness-classes.

Johnson


Tags:
Read More »

Scott: Update On Vaccine, Housing, Business, Recreation

By SARA SCOTT
Councilor
Los Alamos County Council

I’d like to start this note with a shout out to all of the community members helping to move us forward through the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting vaccination efforts and by continuing to do the things that are important and easy for us to do every day – wearing our masks, distancing when in public, and minimizing trips and travel.

I am happy to report that as of March 30, more than 55 percent of folks eligible for the vaccine have received at least one dose and almost 80 percent of eligible residents have registered with the New Mexico Department of Health


Tags:
Read More »

Scenes From Topper Boys Soccer Vs. Taos Tigers

Wesley Stanfield and Teva Leshem go for the header in the 1st half. Photo by JohnMcHale/ladailypost.comIsaac Ortega and Kian Morgan battle for control near the sideline. Photo by JohnMcHale/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

The Topper Boys soccer team battled the Taos Tigers in a contest Monday evening on Sullivan Field. 

The Tigers are always tough on the field and Monday evening was no exception. Their defense was able to keep the Toppers out of scoring position for most of the game allowing just one Topper score late in the match. 

The Tiger offense played much of the match in front of the Topper


Tags:
Read More »

Valles Caldera Main Entrance Road Closing April 6-7

The main entrance road to Valles Caldera temporarily closed April 6-7. Post file photo
VCNP News:
Jemez Springs — The main entrance road to Valles Caldera National Preserve will be temporarily closed to public vehicle traffic April 6-7 for road improvements and repairs.
During the road closure visitors can experience the preserve from multiple scenic overlook pullouts and access several hiking trails along N.M. 4.
The main entrance road will reopen to public vehicle use at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 8.

Tags:
Read More »

Weekly Fishing Report: March 30, 2021

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports & Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

It looks like March will live up to its reputation of coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb. The last few days of the month and the first few days of April are looking very spring-like with warm temperatures and the typical spring winds.

There’s been a lot of robins hanging around and the apricot trees are starting to bloom. Honey bees are starting to be active and the early spring bulbs like crocuses are blooming.

Now is a good time of year to catch a bigger-than-average trout. The warming shallows will attract trout that have held over


Tags:
Read More »

Merrick & Company Donates $3,000 To The Family YMCA!

Merrick & Company Los Alamos Office Manager Reid James, left, presents a $3,000 ‘Champion of Youth’ sponsorship donation to Y Board President Karen Easton and Y CEO Chris Daniels. Courtesy photo 

Y News:

This year would have been the 20th anniversary of The Family YMCA’s annual ball, a formal gala that helped the nonprofit organization kick-off its annual fundraising season. Each year the Y raises funds to support its financial assistance scholarship program and Española YMCA Teen Center.

Times being what they are, last year the Y was forced to postpone and then cancel its traditional


Tags:
Read More »

Scenes From Topper Football Vs. Taos Tigers Friday Night

The Topper football team charges onto the field Friday evening with Antonio Vigil carrying the flag and James Rodriguez the hammer for the season final against the Taos Tigers. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Jose Salazar and Davidpaul Salazar go for a loose ball in Topper territory. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Topper cheerleaders are coached by Megan Parton. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

The Topper Football team closed out its season with a game against the Taos Tigers Friday evening on Sullivan Field.  

The Toppers were no match for the aggressive offense


Tags:
Read More »

Los Alamos Swimmers Shine At Meet In Scottsdale

Duncan Henderson starting in the 200 yard backstroke. Photo by Kevin Henderson

Orion Henderson swimming the 100 fly. Photo by Kevin Henderson

Max Corliss swimming the 200 free. Photo by Andy Corliss

By KEVIN HENDERSON
Los Alamos

Five unattached swimmers from Los Alamos competed March 19-23, in the Four Corner Sectionals Swim Meet in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Andy and Max Corliss, Orion and Duncan Henderson and Konstantin Nelson swam a total of 26 events in five days. All swimmers managed best times or near best in at least one event—a great accomplishment considering the pandemic circumstances.

Orion


Tags:
Read More »

LAHS XC Girls Are 2020-21 State Champions!

The ’Topper 2020-21 State Championship teams Friday afternoon in Albuquerque. Photo by Blake Wood

2020-21 XC State Champions from left, Hannah Gartz, Hailey McDowell, Norissa Valdez, Emma Montoya and Mabel Pyle. Photo by Blake Wood

’Topper junior Norissa Valdez is the individual State Champion for the second year in a row. Photo by Blake Wood

SPORTS News:

The ‘Topper Girls also made the most of the delayed and abbreviated cross-country season Friday afternoon at the State Championship where they repeated as State Champions, scoring 23 points to runner-up Academy’s 35 points.

Due to COVID


Tags:
Read More »

LAHS XC Boys Are 2020-21 State Runner-Up Champions

Los Alamos High School 2020-21 XC State Runner-Up Champions from left, junior Keith Bridge, senior Rafael Sanchez, senior Adrian Will, junior Wakei Hettinga and junior Ryan Aldaz. Photo by Blake Wood

 

SPORTS News:

The Los Alamos High School Boys XC Team made the most of the delayed and abbreviated cross-country season Friday afternoon at the State Championship at Albuquerque Academy where they became the 2020-21 State Runner-Up Champions.

The team won with 28 points to a very strong squad from Hope Christian, who took the top-3 spots to score 18 points. Albuquerque Academy was third,


Tags:
Read More »

Los Alamos Youth Soccer League Starting Up This Spring

LAYSL News:

Exciting news!  Based on the recent New Mexico Public Health Orders and All Together New Mexico COVID Safe Practices (CSP) that allow for youth sports games/activities to resume, the Los Alamos Youth Soccer League and Los Alamos Football Club will be starting up their Recreational, Pre-Competitive, and Competitive soccer programs.

Note that all registered players and their parents/guardians must sign the COVID-19 Code of Conduct prior to participating in LAYSL/LAFC activities.

Recreational soccer (ages 5 through ~10) and Pre-competitive soccer (ages 8-12) will begin the


Tags:
Read More »

Update: 2020 District Title A Win Away For Topper Volleyball!

Topper Girls Volleyball Team gathers for a photo following their victory Thursday and look forward to their final match today against Taos to become 2020 District Champions. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

The Topper Girls Volleyball Team won their match with the Española Sundevils Thursday evening in Griffith Gymnasium. 

The Toppers have just one more District Match this season and it is today at Taos for the 2020 District Title. They then play their quarterfinal match for the State Tournament Monday, March 29.

Thursday night’s match was by no means a shoe in for the Toppers


Tags:
Read More »

Teatro Paraguas Presents ‘Curious Smiles’ Virtually April 30

Robert F. Benjamin’s short comedy ‘Curious Smiles’ April 30-May 2. Courtesy/Teatro Paraguas

TEATRO PARAGUAS News:

Teatro Paraguas presents Robert F. Benjamin’s short comedy “Curious Smiles” live on Zoom for three performances beginning 7 p.m. Friday, April 30.

Duchess Dale directs this uplifting tale about a grandfather (played by Don Converse) and his sassy, 10-year-old granddaughter Jamie (Amelia Dolejsi).

It’s fall 2020; the pandemic rages; schools are “remote learning only”. During a Zoom call, Grandpa strives to help Jamie with homework, which is about the role of grandparents


Tags:
Read More »

Topper Girls Volley Ball Team Wins In Three Straight Sets

Lizzy Atencio and Bella Aguilar dig the ball in the 2nd set. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Solenne Thelleiz blocks a spike attempt by Aspen Garcia in the 2nd set. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

The Los Alamos Topper Girls Volleyball Team wins in three straight sets over the Pojoaque Elkettes in a match played Wednesday evening in Griffith Gymnasium.

In the first set the Toppers struggled at the beginning but were able to recompose and win 27-25.

The second set was all Toppers with an easy win 25-16, however the Elkettes rallied in the third set and the teams traded the


Tags:
Read More »
CSTsiteisloaded