NMAA Deputy Director Dana Pappas To Join NFHS Staff

Dana Pappas

NFHS News:

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Dana Pappas, deputy director and commissioner of officials of the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA), will join the staff of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Aug. 1.

Pappas will take on the role of Director of Officiating Services – a newly designed staff position devoted to officials programming, services and courses.

Theresia Wynns, who has served as NFHS director of sports and officials education since 2012, will retire July 31 after a 50-year career in education at the local, state and national levels.


Lift-Served Mountain Biking Opens At Purgatory Resort

Purgatory Express, Lift 1, for lift-served mountain biking opens today, July 22. Courtesy/Purgatory Resort


Purgatory Resort announces the opening of Purgatory Express (Lift 1) for lift-served mountain biking today, July 22.

Purgatory installed 14 new Deason Built MTB carriers for increased capacity and efficiency to safely transport riders and their equipment to Durango’s only lift-served downhill mountain bike flow trail.

Purgatory’s Bike Park features podium-quality terrain for all abilities and serves as the gateway to over 400 miles of high alpine singletrack


Los Alamos High School Athlete Tyler Weiss Signs Letter To Run Track For Adams State University

Los Alamos High School athlete Tyler Weiss signs a letter of intent Tuesday in the lobby of the high school flanked by his parents Holly and Doug Weiss. His coach’s relatives and friends also attended the signing. Weiss will run track for Adams State University. Tyler had an outstanding career participating in high school sports. Highlights include baseball, football, hockey, track and golf. He lettered in all sports; he lettered multiple times in football, hockey and track and was team captain in football, track and golf. Weiss also was Academic All-District every time he lettered and 2nd


Priscila Rosa Is Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

Dedicated runners gather Tuesday in Quemazon for the weekly pace race after a loud, wet thunderstorm. Courtesy/ACRR

Runners relax after the July 20 pace race held in the Quemazon Complex after a major thunderstorm. Courtesy/ACRR

ACRR News:

Priscila Rosa is the best predictor at 16 seconds off as well as the first female finisher with a time of 34:44 in the 3 mile distance in the weekly pace Tuesday in the Quemazon Complex after a major thunderstorm. 

Other accurate predictors are: Erofili Kardoulaki with a 27 second differential; Laura McClellan at 47 seconds off; Jan Velechovsky with a 103 second


Scenes From LAHS 2021 Hilltopper Cheerleader Camp

Topper Cheerleaders attending this year’s camp, Emily Cox (Head), Aliana Montoya (Head), Andrea Alarid, Ashley Casados, Lucia Chacon, Gabriella Gonzales, MiraBella Guerin, Hannah Jameson, Betty Kang, Megan Martinez, Savanna Martin, Janey Michel, Elizabeth Tafoya and Hailiegh Walkoviak. Photo by John

Scene from this week’s LAHS Topper Summer Cheer & Poms Camp. Photo by John


The Los Alamos High School Hilltopper Cheer Team ran a three-day Summer Cheer & Poms Camp this week for 80 campers at the LAHS Griffith and Auxiliary


Ferenbaugh Has Perfect Prediction In Weekly Pace Race

ACRR News:

Charles Ferenbaugh had a perfect prediction in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race held Tuesday evening on the Canada Bonito Trail by the ski hill with an indicated time of 39:45.

Other accurate predictors are: Sonja Behnke at 6 seconds off and also the first female finisher on the 1 mile trail run at 20:02; Sean Thomas with a 12 second differential; Evgenya Simakov at a 27 second difference; and Matthew Kerr at 37 seconds off and the best finisher in the 3 mile distance with a time of 21:53.

On the 1 mile paved course Adrian Medin, 10, was the top finisher at 8:13 and Jackie Marr was


Los Alamos Y Launches Public Request For Support

The Y has thank you float mugs for donors $65+ (while supplies last) celebrating 65 years in the community. Courtesy/Y

Y News:

This July, the Y is asking the public and its membership, for donations so that everyone may use its programs regardless of their ability to pay.

Y CEO Chris Daniels said this usually helps 300 individuals, 200 of which are children who attend the Y’s after-school, camp and sports programs. He said 90 percent of financial assistance awards are given to people who live in Los Alamos and White Rock, and that 10 percent reside outside of the County.

“In our childcare programs,