Sports & Rec

Fryer Leads Way for Los Alamos School of Gymnastics’ Atomic Tumblers

Brianna Fryer: Brianna Fryer’s gold medal beam performance. Photo by Loui Janecky

LASG News:

Brianna Fryer led the way for the Los Alamos School of Gymnastics’ Atomic Tumblers at the Cottonwood Invitational Oct. 20 – 21 in Rio Rancho. 

More than 130 athletes, representing six teams took part. The Atomic Tumblers brought home 20 gold medals, 21 silver and 26 bronze.

Fryer dominated the Bronze Level in the USA Gymnastics Xcel program, earning four gold medals on bars (9.5), beam (9.3), floor (9.05), and vault (8.8), and a fifth gold for her all around score of 36.65.

The Xcel program

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Dig Pink Tonight as LAHS vs. Santa Fe


Los Alamos High School volleyball is playing Santa Fe High School tonight, Oct. 24.

The team is asking fans to dress in pink in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The game starts at 4 p.m. at Griffith Gymnasuim on the LAHS campus at Diamond Drive and Canyon Road.

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LAHS Golfers Continue Play at Bosque HS Invitational

Jennifer Necker, 8th grader on the LAHS girls golf team, tees off at #1 at Albuquerque Country Club Monday. Photo by Mike Lippiatt

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School boys golf team takes 4th place with a 385. Raul Roybal shot 78 and earned his 2nd individual qualifying leg towards state.

The girls golf team only had 3 plays today so there was no team score and no individual qualifiers.

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Crowd Turns Out for Satch Cowan Trail Dedication

A crowd gathers for this morning’s Satch Cowan Trail Dedication and Ribbon Cutting event at the trailhead near the existing Quemazon Trail in Western Area. Photo by Leslie Bucklin/Los Alamos County

Fifth-grade students from Mountain Elementary School participated in today’s dedication as they had been involved along with local trails volunteers led by the County’s Open Space Specialist Craig Martin on the construction of the trail. Photo by Leslie Bucklin/Los Alamos County

Everyone gathered for a group photo at this morning’s dedication of the Satch Cowan

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Hilltopper Volletball Defeats Bernillilo 3-0

Sam Fenner and Allysa Tedder block at net. Photo by Alan Kirk

Claire Stewart with kill shot. Photo by Alan Kirk

Savannah Romero sets Claire Stewart for quick kill. Photo by Alan Kirk

Brianna Montano on kill shot. Photo by Alan Kirk

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LAHS Golf Teams Compete Monday in Bosque HS Invitational at Albuquerque Country Club

File Photo by Mike Lippiatt

Staff Report

The Los Alamos High School boys and girls golf teams will travel to Albuquerque Country Club Monday Oct. 22, to compete in the Bosque High School Invitational, with a 12:30 p.m. tee off time.

This is the last tournament of the fall season. The team will take November and December off and in mid-January begin their indoor training.

The spring season usually kicks off the first week of March, weather permitting, and includes four tournaments before the district championship, which is the first Monday in May.

LAHS Golf Coach Mike Lippiatt told the Los alamos

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LAHS Finishes 2nd for Director’s Cup

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School finished 2nd place Monday, Oct. 15 for the Director’s Cup.

LAHS finished behind Albuquerque Academy for the 2011-12 school year.

The New Mexico Activities Association awards a Director’s Cup to the top school. Second and 3rd place winners are awarded plaques. 

Schools receive points for how each of their sport teams finish in district and state as well as points for Activities that are sponsored by the NMAA. 

These activities include Bowling, Chess, Choir, Concert Band, NMJROTC, Mock Trial, One Act Play, Rodeo, Athletic Training Challenge, Speech

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Lobo Howl Women’s Basketball Puts on Show

Lobo women perform dance routine for fans. Photo by Alan Kirk

Lobo women players wave to crowd after drills. Photo by Alan Kirk

Lobo women run shooting drill. Photo by Alan Kirk

Lobo Lucy and Lobo Luey go out to meet crowd. Photo by Alan Kirk


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LAHS Girls Golf Team Qualifies for State Championship!

Los Alamos High School golfer Faith Koh watches her tee shot on #10 at Santa Fe Country Club today. The Topper boys and girls golf teams are playing in the Hobbs Fall Invitational being co-hosted with Santa Fe High School today. The LAHS Girls Golf Team took First Place with a 386 today. The girls also earned their third qualifying leg, which puts them in the State Championship next May! The boys took third with a 360 and did not earn any state qualifying legs. Photo by Mike Lippiatt

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Community Invited to ‘Satch Cowan Trail’ Dedication



Residents are invited to attend the dedication ceremony for the new “Satch Cowan Trail” at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22 at the trailhead near the existing Quemazon Trail in Western Area.

The new trail — with construction led by the County’s Open Space Specialist Craig Martin, local trails volunteers, and fifth-grade students from Mountain Elementary School — parallels portions of the existing Quemazon trail near the canyon edge.

Prior to improvements, the trail had already been in existence and hiked for years as a “social trail.”

Now, the Satch Cowan

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Men’s Lobo Howl Dunk Contest

Nick Banyard over Cory Alford for dunk. Photo by Alan Kirk

Testing the rim. Photo by Alan Kirk

Devon Williams on way to Dunk. Photo by Alan Kirk

Nick Banyard for Dunk. Photo by Alan Kirk

Jamal Fenton up and under Tony Snell. Photo by Alan Kirk

Pancake Thomas throwing one down. Photo by Alan Kirk

Nick take twoooo. Photo by Alan Kirk

Alek Kirk meets Lobo Luey at midcourt. Photo by Alan Kirk



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Local Athlete Back on Team

By Kirsten Laskey

When rolling papers and a plastic baggy were discovered in a Los Alamos High School (LAHS) student’s car, it resulted in a month-long suspension and removal from LAHS’s football team for a year.

Whether Los Alamos Public Schools responded to this situation correctly was debated during the school board meeting Tuesday night.

After hearing several presentations made by student and football player Grant Washburn, his family, coach and one of his teachers, the school board voted 3-2 to overturn the Washburn’s expulsion from the football team.

In an e-mail to the Los Alamos

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Bandelier Celebrates National Archeology Day


Bandelier National Monument invites the public to celebrate National Archeology Day Saturday, Oct. 20.

“This day is set aside to encourage exploration and discovery of the rich cultural resources in the monument,” Superintendent Jason Lott said.

Several events will be held in Bandelier for the public to enjoy.

Beginning at 8:30 a.m., join the monument’s archeologist, Rory Gauthier, for a hike to explore Duchess Castle and the Conquistador.

Participants will visit the complex site known as Duchess Castle which contains pueblo

sites occupied for over two hundred years and

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Accidents in North American Mountaineering: What We Have Learned


Jed Williamson knows how people get in trouble in the mountains. He has been the chair of the Safety Advisory Council and the editor of the American Alpine Club’s annual report Accidents in North American Mountaineering since 1974. 

On Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge, Williamson will present an overview of his vast knowledge of moving through the mountains with other people, what works and what goes wrong.

His presentation will include detailed analysis of the many factors that add up to an accident, not just weather and terrain, but human fallibility

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Toppers Beat Academy 29-25

Arnaldo Ortiz carries the ball. File Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Los Alamos Hilltoppers beat Albuquerque Academy 29 to 25 Saturday at Academy. Senior Arnaldo Ortiz scored two touchdowns and rushed for a season high of 219 yards. 

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