Sports & Rec

Scenes From Toppers Varsity Soccer Team Vs. Demons

Jenna Harris makes an offensive move in front of the goal. Photo by Nate Limback/

Aliya Richins kicks the ball down field. Photo by Nate Limback/

Katie Osburn sprints down the field after the ball. Photo by Nate Limback/


The Los Alamos High School Varsity Soccer Team traveled Monday to Santa Fe High to face off against the rival Demons.

The game remained deadlocked for most of the game until Jenna Harris kicked a laser from just inside Demon territory to take the lead.

Goal tended by Annika Fox and the whole Topper defense was outstanding

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Family YMCA Childcare Programs Taking Registrations



YMCA News:

Registration has opened for the Y’s enriching child care programs, including Summer Camp and After School. The registration fee of $25 will be waived for parents who registering by April 19. Additionally, the Y is hiring staff to deliver exceptional programming now and this summer.

Child Enrichment Coordinator Janine Morales said all childcare programs have adopted Covid-19 safe protocols, which are available on the Y’s website, The programs require participants to wear a mask and follow numerous safety guidelines, she said.


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Weekly Fishing Report: March 24, 2021

Sports & Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

As I remember, it was in March of last year that things abruptly changed. I was driving back that night from Albuquerque after having watched a state high school basketball tournament.

We had been informed that there would be no more fans allowed to attend the tournament games due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We were about to begin an unknown journey that none of us were looking forward to.

After a year of lockdowns, state-park closures, limited camping areas and restrictions on other outdoor recreation opportunities, things are looking

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U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Backs Legislation To Improve Public Land Mapping And Boost Outdoor Recreation


WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, is cosponsoring bipartisan legislation to digitize public land mapping records to increase outdoor recreation and improve hunting and fishing access for sportsmen and women.

The Modernizing Access to our Public Land (MAPLand) Act will enhance access to the nation’s outdoor recreational opportunities by digitizing and standardizing mapping information like access points and permissible uses on federal public lands.

“The pandemic has given Americans

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Topper Boys Soccer Team Topples Santa Fe Demons

Isaac Ortega celebrates his goal with Samuel Cirigliano as the rejected defenseman Evan Eadie looks rejected. Photo by John McHale/

Aaron Phillip takes control of the ball from Silas Ropp. Photo by John McHale/

Sam Cirigliano kicks the ball past goaltender Ethan Ernest for the second goal for the Toppers. Photo by John McHale/


The Los Alamos Topper Boys Soccer team toppled the Santa Fe Demons 4-1 in a contest played Monday evening on Sullivan Field.

In the first half the defense of both teams kept the ball out of the net for a scoreless

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Collecting Shed Antlers Illegal At Bandelier, Valles Caldera

The NPS advises that anyone caught collecting, disturbing or removing antlers or other items protected by law in Bandelier or Valles Caldera Preserve can be fined, or even barred from the area for life. Courtesy photo

NPS News:

One of the signs of spring in the Jemez Mountains is deer and elk shedding their antlers. People like to collect these “sheds”, which is fine on private land or areas administered by the Bureau of Land Management or the US Forest Service.

However, it is illegal within Valles Caldera National Preserve, Bandelier National Monument, and other National Park Service (NPS) areas.

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Another Season Comes To A Close At Pajarito Ski Hill

Pajarito Ski Hill is now closed for the season. Courtesy/Pajarito

Pajarito Ski Hill

Another season comes to a close…

With high temps, spring has sprung, and Pajarito closes out the 2020/2021 season.

We are so grateful to have the opportunity to give our guests the opportunity to ski our beloved mountain. This year has brought many challenges, from COVID-19 to drought-like conditions.

I’d like to take the time to thank all of our loyal passholders and guests for their continued support, and the few powder days we shared were awesome!

Thanks, too, to the mountain operations and

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Los Alamos High School Topper XC Boys And Girls Teams Both Achieve Perfect Scores At District Championship!

District Champion ’Topper Boys with a perfect score! From left, Ryan Aldaz, Keith Bridge, Rafael Sanchez and Wakei Hettinga. The Topper boys led the race as a pack from the start. Photo by Blake Wood

District Champion ’Topper Girls with a perfect score! From left, sophomore Emma Montoya, junior Norissa Valdez, senior Hannah Gartz, sophomore Hailey McDowell, and senior Mabel Pyle. Photo by Blake Wood 


Both the Los Alamos High School Boys and Girls Cross Country teams achieved a perfect score at Friday’s District Championship at the Los Alamos Golf Course, placing all five of their

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Scenes From Topper Football Vs. Demons Friday Night

The Toppers run onto Sullivan Field Friday led by quarterback Luke Gonzales to play against the Santa Fe High School Demons. Photo by John McHale/

Carson Dickson lines up for a pass down field. Photo by Nate Limback/

Quarterback Luke Gonzales dodges a Demon defender. Photo by Nate Limback/


The Los Alamos High School Varsity Topper football team hosted the Santa Fe High Demons Friday, marking the first of two home games to be played in this condensed sports season.

The Toppers came out swinging but fell to the relentless Demon offense

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Scenes From LAHS JV XC Boys & Girls Meet At St. Pius

The LAHS JV XC Boys and Girls managed to squeeze in one final meet Wednesday at St. Pius HS in Albuquerque. This is everyone except the top-five boys and top-five girls who competed at the District Championship Friday and at the State Championship Friday, March 26. Pictured is 8th grader Eddie Gartz leads a pack of runners a half mile into the race. Photo by Blake Wood

Freshman Lucy Kelley sprints in to the finish. Photo by Blake Wood

Sophomore Kim Prada leads teammates sophomore Naomi Starkenburg and freshman Lucy Kelley through a wooded section of the course. Photo by Blake Wood

From left, junior

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Topper Boys Soccer Defeats Capitol Jaguars

Westley Parker breaks the 0-0 tie with a perfectly timed header early in the second half of the game against the Capitol Jaguars Thursday at Sullivan Field. Photo by Nate Limback/

Nick Mozyrsky slid-tackles the ball from Jesus Perez in the first half. Mozyrsky also scored the third goal in the game. Photo by John McHale/

Sports News:

In a contest played at Sullivan Field Thursday evening, the Topper Boys Soccer team defeated the Capitol Jaguars 4-0.

The Jaguars are always a formidable foe and the game always very physical with lots of action. This game was no different,

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Topper Sports Schedule: March 22 Through March 30

Los Alamos Daily Post Sports team from left, videographer Nate Limback, Voice of the Hilltoppers Gene Mortensen and Mike Katko. Photo by John McHale/ 


The Topper Sports Schedule for March 22 through April 3:

March 22 Monday

  • BS JV vs SF Home at 4:00
  • VB C Team vs SF Away at 4:00
  • GS JV vs SF Home at 4:00
  • FB C Team vs Raton Away at 4:30
  • VB JV vs St Mikes Away at 5:00
  • BS vs SF Home at 6:00 Broadcast P-J-M
  • VB vs ST Mikes Away at 6:00
  • GS vs SF Away at 6:00

March 23 Tuesday

  • VB C Team vs Mor Away at 4:00
  • VB JV vs Bern Away at 5:00 
  • VB vs Mor Away at 6:00

March 24 Wednesday

  • VB vs Poj Home at 6:00 Broadcast

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