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LASG Three Xcel Diamond Gymnasts Qualify To Level 9

LASG News:

Los Alamos School of Gymnastics (LASG) hosted their annual Halloween Cupcake Meet this past Saturday Oct. 23.

Ignite gymnastics from San Ignacio, Colo., brought 36 Xcel gymnasts to Los Alamos to compete.

Three of LASG’s Diamond/Level 8 gymnasts chose to compete in the Developmental Program as opposed to the Xcel program for this meet. All three gymnasts scored high enough to qualify out of level 8 into level 9. (The Elite gymnasts you see in the Olympics and other international meets are the best of the Level 10 gymnasts in the U.S.).

Brianna Fryer, a senior at LAHS and a 12- year member Read More

Topper Varsity Teams Play In State Championship Quarterfinal Games At Sullivan Field Saturday

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School Varsity Soccer teams will play in the State Championship Quarterfinals this Saturday at Sullivan Field.

Girls will play Artesia at noon, followed at 2 p.m. by the Boys versus Highland.

All tickets are $5. No Passes or LAPS IDs will be accepted.

Purchase tickets at the gate or online at GoFan.co using these links: 

If a person purchases a ticket for the Girls game and then chooses to stay for the Boys game, they will not have to Read More

LAHS Cross Country Teams Dominate At Home Meet

Zorah Fullop and Rebecca Beaux lead the pack early in the Girls JV race. Their 1-2 finish lead a Topper victory over Albuquerque Academy. Photo by Blake Wood

Jack Ammerman placed 3rd overall in the Boys JV race to lead the Toppers to a 2nd place finish to Cleveland HS. Photo by Blake Wood

The graduating seniors. For most of them, the Home Meet was their final cross country race as a Hilltoppper. Photo by Blake Wood

SPORTS News:

The Los Alamos High School Cross Country teams dominated their Home Meet Friday afternoon at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Both the Girls and Boys Varsity teams handily beat Class Read More

Scenes From Topper Marching Band Send-Off Performance

The 125-member Topper Marching Band on the field. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The band performing music from the 1990s. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene of Parents Shadow Night as parents join their band members on the field. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

LAHS News:

The 125-member Topper Marching Band under the direction of Zane Meek, invited the community to a send-off and senior night performance to prepare for the Zia Marching Fiesta, which was held Saturday in Albuquerque at UNM Stadium.

The bleachers were filled with parents, relatives and students for Read More

Hilltoppers Shut Out Sundevils To Stay Undefeated In District

Nadia Gallegos led the Toppers in spike kills with 12 and 4 blocks. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Anna Kirkland goes to the floor for this dig in the 3rd set. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Myella Krantz Spikes the ball past Joni Martinez in the 3rd set. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

By MIKE COTE
Los Alamos Daily Post

Despite a great first half of the District 2-4A season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team doesn’t
have the luxury of having an off night.

Los Alamos took control of the district race earlier this week with its dramatic 3-2 victory over the
Pojoaque Valley Read More

Topper Girls, Boys Soccer Both Get Byes In Opening Round Of Soccer Playoffs

By MIKE COTE
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos’ boys and girls soccer teams both earned byes into the second round of the Class 4A playoffs, which get going Tuesday.

Tuesday’s first-round match-ups in 4A will pit seeds 5-12 against each other, with the top four seeds in both the boys and girls awaiting those first-round winners this coming weekend.

Despite dropping its final game of the regular season, Los Alamos’ boys earned the No. 3 seed in the playoffs.

Los Alamos was nipped by Sandia Prep, historically one of the top small-school programs in the state, 1-0 Saturday in Albuquerque.

Nevertheless, Read More

First ‘Pajarito Youth Bike Fest’ Mountain Bike Race Rocks!

See you next year! Courtesy/Paula Knepper

By PAULA KNEPPER & DINA PESENSON
Los Alamos High and Middle School Mountain Bike Team
Southwest Nordic Ski Club

Nearly 30 youth cyclists competed in the first annual “Pajarito Youth Bike Fest”, which is a grass roots style youth mountain bike race.

The “Pajarito Youth Bike Fest” was held Saturday at Pajarito Ski Area on a breezy warm morning. Young athletes from Los Alamos and Santa Fe were amped up to compete in this epic mountain biking event eager to explore Jemez Mountain bike trails. 

Athletes raced based on self-selected ability in one of the Read More

LAHS Girls Soccer Team Secures District Championship Sweep With Win Over Pojoaque Valley

Maia Cannon fights to keep the ball inbounds. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com

Toppers celebrate after a goal by Maia Cannon in the first half. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

The Los Alamos High School (LAHS) Girls Soccer team hosted the Pojoaque Valley Elkettes Thursday afternoon at Sullivan Field where the Toppers secured their sweep of the district championship with a 10-0 win.

Their 6-0 district record will hopefully position them well for the state playoffs. The state champion brackets will be determined Sunday.

Tara McDonald and Aaliyah Walker had two goals Read More

LAHS Girls Soccer Team Continues Perfect 5-0 Record!

Mackenzie Echave takes a direct kick. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com

Katie Osburn passes the ball to the mid-field. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

The Los Alamos High School Girls Soccer Team hosted the Taos Tigers Tuesday afternoon at Sullivan Field.

They continued their perfect 5-0 record in district play with a 3-0 win over the visiting Taos Tigers.

Paetyn Miller opened the scoring in the first half on an assist from Tara McDonald. McDonald scored late in the first half on a direct kick.

The Toppers came out strong in the second half when Laila Carter assisted a Read More

Los Alamos Outlasts Pojoaque Valley, Grabs First Place In District Volleyball Race

Ashley Hammond delivers one of her 10 spike kills for the night in the 1st set. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

By MIKE COTE
Los Alamos Daily Post

Like most matches between the two teams, the volleyball showdown between the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and the Pojoaque Valley Elkettes Tuesday night went down to the wire.

And, much like most of the recent contests between the two teams, the Hilltoppers prevailed.

Los Alamos bounced back from a very slow start Tuesday to win sets two and three, then outlasted Pojoaque Valley in a contentious fifth set to win 22-25, 29-27, 25-20, 24-26, 15-12.

That Read More

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