Sports

Topper Volleyball Sweeps Sundevils In District Play

Nadia Gallegos spike kills the ball over Mercedes Gonzales in the second set. Gallegos had 10 spikes/kills for the night – the most for both teams. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Brianna Nieto playing in the Libero position digs a serve to put the ball into play in the second set. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

By MIKE COTE
Los Alamos Daily Post

In its District 2-4A opener, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team was able to pull away in both the second and third sets over the Española Valley Sundevils and earn a sweep.

The Hilltoppers’ offensive firepower proved too much for Read More

Los Alamos Competitor Wins Top Spot In Season Finale At MEGA Party Race At Angel Fire Bike Park

Ian McLean shows off the new hardware he is adding to his collection. Courtesy/Paula Knepper

Ian McLean takes the top spot for under 13 competitors in the 2021 Gravity Stage Race Series (GSRS) held Saturday at the Angel Fire Bike Park. Courtesy/Paula Knepper

By PAULA KNEPPER
Coach
Los Alamos Mountain Bike Team

Early season snow and ice halted Angel Fire Bike Park (AFBP) operations Friday, which was scheduled to be the preview day for MEGA Party racers. More than just the chill of competition was hanging in the air Saturday morning when more than 250 competitors arrived amped-up for a day of Enduro Read More

Scenes From UNM Lobos Against Air Force Academy

Quarterback Haaziq Daniels barely escapes a diving tackle by Corey Hightower. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com

Trae Hall dives into the end zone for the only Lobo touchdown. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com

CJay Boone pulls in a pass during warmups. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

The UNM Lobos hosted the Air Force Academy Falcons Saturday afternoon at Dreamstyle stadium in Albuquerque.

The weather was perfect and it was a great atmosphere for college football.

The Lobos came into the game with a 2-2 record and the Falcons were 3-1. The Falcons came out strong, Read More

Scenes From Champion Tailgaters At Local Football Games

Tracy and Julie Stidham at Sullivan Field Friday night before the game enjoying a tailgate party. The Stidhams started tailgating Topper home varsity football games 20 years ago with their church youth group. However, tailgating only  at homecoming games wasn’t enough, so they bought their own grill and tables and began tailgating every Topper home varsity football game with friends and family. They bring their grill and tables, paper plates and plasticware for people to use, along with something to share, usually chips and dip and veggies and cookies for dessert. The Stidhams are known for Read More

Hilltoppers Game Features Teacher Appreciation Night

Friday night at the Topper football game featured Teacher Appreciation Night. Topper players selected teachers to be honored and joined the teachers at midfield, who were wearing their player’s number as Morrie Pongratz read comments over the PA. Flowers for the teachers were provided by Flowers by Gillian. Photo by John McHaleladailypost.com

List of teachers and players who honored them:

1 NAME JERSEY NUMBER Teacher
2 Ana Schmitz 0 Mr. Hector, Teacher and Coach
3 Dailynn Rodriguez 0 Unavailable
4 Kiara Thornton 0 Ms.Thorn, 5th grade Chamisa
5 Nicholas Dolin 6 Mrs. Batha, English Teacher
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Posts From The Road: ‘Larry Walker Weekend’

Walker Weekend: The Colorado Rockies Baseball team made a weekend of honoring its first Hall of Famer, Larry Walker. Several special banners were obvious throughout the ballpark and on the jumbotron, the huge video screen above left field. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Introduction: Some 45,000 fans stand as Larry Walker is introduced prior to speaking at the ceremony in his honor at Coors Field Sept. 25. The Hall of Fame inductee spoke about his baseball career, 10 years in a Rockies uniform, and recent induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com Read More

LAMS XC Boys And Girls Teams Shine At Home Meet

The 7th grade boys cheer on their teammates at the finish of the 7th grade girls race. Photo by Blake Wood

The start of the 7th grade girls race. Photo by Blake Wood

By KAY ULRICH
Co-Head Coach
Boys and Girls Cross Country
Los Alamos Middle School

On a beautiful fall afternoon, Los Alamos Middle School hosted seven visiting middle schools at its Cross Country Invitational. 

Enjoying a home advantage at their course on the LAPS North Mesa recreation space, all four Los Alamos teams won their team division.

The 1.87 mile (3km) course follows a wide dirt track with the start and finish just below the middle Read More

Topper Girls Varsity Soccer Team Beats Socorro

Jenny Gao makes a great defensive play to clear the ball. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com

Tirryn Sutherland is all smiles after her goal in the first half. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

The Los Alamos High School Topper girls varsity soccer team hosted Socorro Tuesday at Sullivan Field.

The Toppers dominated all aspects of the game and only gave up two goals in the match.

In total, the Toppers scored 6 goals from Olivia Bell, Melayna Morrison, Tirryn Sutherland and a hat trick by Tarra McDonald.

The final score was Toppers 6-2.

Laila Carter shows great footwork as she Read More

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