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Gold Edges Green In Toppers Swimming Intrasquad

on November 12, 2019 - 10:57am
Senior Co-Captain Maddie Ovaska. Courtesy photo
 
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Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers swimmers opened their 2019-20 campaign with the annual Green Gold intrasquad meet Nov. 2 at Larry Walkup Aquatic Center. 
 
Gold narrowly edged out Green, 340-334, in the combined scores. Green beat Gold in the boys’ tally, 148 to 143, while Gold won the girls’ competition, 197-186, over the Green team.
 
Several personal bests were achieved, and many swimmers beat their times from last year’s intrasquad meet. Rookies gained confidence in preparation for future meets.
 
Four swimmers
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Topper Volleyball Undefeated In District Play

on November 11, 2019 - 10:10pm

LAHS Girls Topper Volleyball finished the season Saturday night with a 9-0 record and a 3-2 victory in the District Tournament Championship. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

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Los Alamos completed a clean sweep of District opponents and finished the season with a 9-0 record and a 3-2 victory in the District Tournament Championship game played Saturday night in Griffith Gymnasium.

The Toppers kept things interesting dropping the first two sets before taking control in the last three.

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Hilltopper Boys XC Are 2019 State Champions!

on November 9, 2019 - 11:08pm
The State Champion Hilltopper Boys Cross Country team defeats Albuquerque Academy 43-40. Photo by Blake Wood
 
Junior Rafael Sanchez mixes it up with two Hope Christian runners at the 2 mile point in the 5k race. Photo by Blake Wood

Sophomore Wakei Hettinga strides down a steep hill at the halfway point, followed by sophomore teammate Keith Bridge. Photo by Blake Wood

By BLAKE WOOD:

The Hilltopper Boys Cross Country team achieved an upset win Saturday over rival Albuquerque Academy at the New Mexico 4A State Championship at Rio Rancho High School.

A mere two weeks ago, the 'Topper

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Hilltopper Girls XC Are 2019 State Champions!

on November 9, 2019 - 10:41pm
The State Champion Hilltopper Girls Cross Country team defeats Albuquerque Academy 53-30. Photo by Blake Wood
 
Sophomore Norissa Valdez, right, and freshman Sophie Chadwick lead the race from the start and finished 1-2 respectively, only a stride apart in the 4A Girls Championship race. Photo by Blake Wood
 
Junior Lidia Appell and freshman Emma Montoya were the 3rd and 4th 'Topper finishers in 7th and 9th place overall, respectively. Photo by Blake Wood
 
By BLAKE WOOD
 
The Hilltopper Girls demonstrated today that they are, by far, the best cross country team in New Mexico, easily winning
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Topper Boys Soccer Places Second At State

on November 9, 2019 - 9:08pm

The Topper boys soccer team places second after falling to the Los Lunas Tigers 2-1 in the championship match played Friday morning at the Bernalillo Soccer Complex. The Tigers were first to get on the score board in the first half on a penalty kick. Then the Toppers scored in the second half on a penalty kick. The Tigers scored almost immediately after the Topper’s scored, which was the game winner. Both teams played a very strong defensive game that kept the score low. The game was very physical and hard fought on both sides of the ball. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com 

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Topper Girls Soccer Ends Season In State Quarterfinals

on November 9, 2019 - 1:18pm

Alyssa Parker fights for the ball against a Tiger defender. Photo by John McHale/ladailpost.com

Andrea Soto lines up for a shot on goal in the second half. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com

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The Hilltopper Girls Soccer Team ended its season Wednesday in the State Quarterfinals against the Aztec Tigers at the Bernalillo Soccer Complex.

The Toppers fell 3-5 after a hard-fought match. Rainy conditions plagued most of the 90-minute match, leading to slippery and cold conditions on the field.

The Tigers scored three quick goals in the first half, but the Topper kept playing

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Topper Girls XC Win 2019 State Championship!

on November 9, 2019 - 12:52pm
Los Alamos High School Topper girls today win the 2019 Laguna Burger Girls 4A State Cross Country Championship! Albuquerque Academy came in second followed by Hope Christian. Check back for more details and photos. Courtesy/LAPS

LAHS Boys Soccer Wins Semi-Final Against St. Pius

on November 9, 2019 - 6:17am

Los Alamos high school boys soccer team won the semi-final game against St. Pius. The score was tied 1-1 through regulation time and two overtime periods. Jaxson Martines saved 2 out of 5 to secure the win for the Toppers. The boys also pulled out an impressive win Wednesday, Nov. 6 against Hope Christian in the quarter-finals 4-0. They played in the rain for the entire game. Their outstanding ball movement and team play has been the key to their success so far. Charlie Hill in quarterfinals at Hope Christian. Photo by Bruce Hill

Nilesh Mukundan in quarter finals at Hope Christian. Photo by
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Topper Volleyball Wins District Title With 8-0 Record!

on November 6, 2019 - 8:22am

The Topper Volleyball team celebrates their victory over the Pojoaque Elkettes to claim the District Title. The Toppers finishes district play with a district title and an 8-0 record in a contest played Friday evening in Griffith Gym. Los Alamos overcame 54 errors and an 0-2 hole as well as being down 10-18 in the 3rd set to pull off what can only be noted as an epic comeback late Friday night to clinch District 2-4A for the second year in a row. Led by an error free receiving night from Gracie Swensen and hustle plays in the back row most of the night.
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Local Elks Lodge Supports Los Alamos Ice Hockey

on November 5, 2019 - 3:59pm

The Los Alamos Elks Lodge presents an $858 check in proceeds from a fundraising dinner in September to the Los Alamos Hockey Association last week during a special gathering. From left, Presley Haight, Elks Exalted Ruler Tim Haight, LAHA President Bob Nolen, Elks Head Chef Steve Remde and Matthew Haight. The Elks plan on hosting another fundraising dinner for LAHA before the season is over. LAHA is naming the Elks the title sponsor for its first time Hull Hockey Camp, Nov. 22-24 at the Los Alamos County Rink as well as a title sponsor for the historical Holiday of Hockey Festival, Dec.

Kirsten Stromberg Represents Los Alamos At United States Women’s Curling Association Event In Minnesota

on November 4, 2019 - 12:13pm

Kirsten Stromberg, left, represented Los Alamos in October at the United States Women’s Curling Association event in St. Paul, Minn. Stromberg taught some new curlers during the event opening, as a certified instructor; participated in lectures, and also competed in curling games, including the culminating day of final matches Oct. 19 at the St. Paul Curling Club. She was skip (nautical term that means captain) of a team with players from all over the USA. Courtesy photo

Topper Varsity Girls Soccer Smokes Rockets 3-0

on November 4, 2019 - 7:49am

Alyssa Parker slides into the goal for a scoring attempt. Photo by Nate Limback

Kaya Krantz takes a shot on goal. Photo by Nate Limback

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The Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers Varsity Girls Soccer Team kicked off the 4A State tournament against Roswell’s Goddard High School Rockets Saturday afternoon at Sullivan Field.

The Toppers were determined to make a statement before heading to Bernalillo next week, beating the Rockets 3-0.

Tara McDonald found the back of the net first to break the tie midway through the first half.

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LAHS XC Boys & Girls Win District 2-4A Championship!

on November 3, 2019 - 7:46am
The District Champion Hilltopper Boys and Girls Cross Country teams. Photo by Blake Wood
 
Hilltoppers Keith Bridge, Rafael Sanchez and Steven Strevell in the lead pack one mile into the 5k race. 'Topper runners finished 1-6 to achieve a perfect score of 15. Photo by Blake Wood

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The Hilltopper Boys and Girls Cross Country teams demonstrated why they are favorites to get onto the podium at next Saturday's State Championship, by handily winning the District 2-4A Championship Friday, hosted by Moriarty.
 
The Girls scored 19 points to runner-up Taos' 47 and Pojoaque's 77 (low score
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Hilltopper Varsity Soccer Team 2019 District Champs!

on November 3, 2019 - 7:08am

The Los Alamos High School Varsity Soccer Team are 2019 District Champions. They are heading to the State Playoffs next week in Albuquerque. Photo by Don Taylor's Photography

CrossFit Los Alamos Keeps Cranking Out Champions

on November 1, 2019 - 3:03pm
Kelly Gill competing in the New Mexico State Games at Gainz Fitness in Albuquerque. Courtesy/CFLA
 
Shawn McGrane competing in the New Mexico State Games at Gainz Fitness in Albuquerque. Courtesy/CFLA
 
Kim Granzow competing in the New Mexico State Games at Gainz Fitness in Albuquerque. Courtesy/CFLA
 
 
By JOHN WILCOX
Owner of CFLA
CrossFit-Level 2 Trainer
 
During the weekend of Oct. 26, six local athletes competed in two different weighlifting events in Albuquerque.
 
Kim Granzow, Kelly Gill and Shawn McGrane competed in the New Mexico State Games at Gainz Fitness.
 
Granzow competed in

Sipapu Resort Makes Ski History Today

on October 31, 2019 - 5:12pm

Sipapu Resort opened for the season today – making ski history in opening nearly a month ahead of its usual schedule. Sipapu is recognized for having the longest ski season in New Mexico, being the first to open for the season and one of the last to close. Sipapu is the seventh ski resort to open in the U.S. this season. ‘The slope conditions are not your normal early season conditions,’ Sipapu general manager John Paul Bradley said. ‘With the cold temps and natural snow adding to snowmaking efforts, my first run on Thumper today was a legitimate great run!

LAHS Athlete Natalie Gallegos Recognized By EXOS Among Top Tier Volleyball Players In West Region

on October 31, 2019 - 7:41am
Los Alamos High School athlete Natalie Gallegos shown here in December of 2018 when named 2018 Volleyball 1st team All-District and Player of the Year in District 2-4A. Courtesy photo
 
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Los Alamos High School volleyball athlete Natalie Gallegos (Class of 2020) has been recognized by EXOS as one of the top tier volleyball players in the west region of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.
 
Gallegos is one of 50 athletes (maximum) attending the EXOS Select 50 instructional showcase Sunday, Nov. 3 in Phoenix, Ariz. Gallegos is a college prospect selected by EXOS because of her varsity

Scenes From Hilltopper Girls Cross Country Meet

on October 31, 2019 - 6:36am

Toppers Norissa Valdez, Sophie Chadwick and Lidia Appell position themselves in the lead pack early in the race against Pojoaque Friday at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Photo by Blake W'ood

Toppers Norissa Valdez and Sophie Chadwick lead a long line of runners a half mile into the race. Photo by Blake Wood

Freshman Jasmine Hornberger leads teammate Hannah Gartz a half mile from the finish. Photo by Blake Wood

Sophomore Norissa Valdez and freshman Sophie Chadwick ran most of the race together, leading the Hilltoppers in 2nd and 3rd places overall. Photo by Blake Wood

Topper Football Falls To Capital Jaguars 54-0

on October 30, 2019 - 8:43am

The Topper Football team bursts onto Sullivan Field Friday night to play against the Capital Jaguars in their final home game for the 2019 season. The Jaguars scored early and often to shut out the Toppers 54-0. The Jaguars neutralized the Topper offense and defense to win the contest in 3 1/2 quarters. The Toppers will play their final game this Friday night when they travel to Albuquerque to play the Del Norte Knights in Milney Stadium. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Quarterback Jose Salazar throws a pass to Tyler Weiss in the first quarter as Devin Mayfield provides pass protection.
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Sipapu Makes History With Earliest Opening Thursday

on October 30, 2019 - 7:55am
Courtesy/Sipapu
 
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VADITO Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort is opening Thursday, Oct. 31 for its earliest opening day ever.
 
Cool temperatures at night and early season snow (including 8-inches for the month of October) allowed the resort to open the mountain more than three weeks ahead of schedule.
 
The Halloween opening marks the first time Sipapu has opened for skiing and snowboarding in the month of October and the 17th consecutive time it has been the first resort to open in New Mexico.
 
“We’ve had Nov.

Kyrina Deschamp Of Los Alamos Brings Home Top Title At USABMX Lone Star Nationals In Houston

on October 29, 2019 - 10:10am

Kyrina Deschamp, 14, of Los Alamos, left, here with Cole Mcghahey racing out of Fort Worth Texas, wins USABMX National Title over the weekend in Houston, Texas. Courtesy photo

Kyrina Deschamp at USABMX Nationals in Houston, Texas. Courtesy photo

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Kyrina Deschamp, 14, of Los Alamos takes home another USABMX National Title.

Deschamp attended the Lone Star Nationals over the weekend at the Rock Star Energy Bike Park in Houston, Texas. 

Deschamp qualified for the main event each of the three days she competed.

Los Alamos Hilltopper Boys Cross Country Team Finishes Second In Home Meet Friday

on October 29, 2019 - 9:37am

Sophomore Wakei Hettinga leads sophomore teammate Keith Bridge with a half mile to go. They finished in 7th and 10th places overall, respectively. Photo by Blake Wood

Junior Rafael Sanchez mixes it up with Academy and Cleveland runners in the lead pack mid-way through the 5k race. Sanchez was the top Topper of the Day, placing 6th overall in a time of 16:40. Photo by Blake Wood

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The Hilltopper Boys Cross Country team had their work cut out for them, competing against very strong teams from 4A rival Albuquerque Academy and 5A Sue Cleveland High School at Friday afternoon's Home

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Scenes From Hilltoppers Marching Band Performance

on October 29, 2019 - 8:27am

The Los Alamos Hilltoppers Marching Band performing to the delight of fans in attendance of the football game played Friday night at Sullivan Field. The 100+ member band is under the direction of Zane Meek. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Jackson Bell performs with the Hilltoppers Marching Band Friday night at Sullivan Field. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Elisa Ovaska performing with the Hilltoppers Marching Band Friday night at Sullivan Field. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from the Hilltoppers Marching Band performing Friday night at Sullivan Field. Photo by John

Topper Girls & Boys Golf Teams Win 1st At Bosque High School Golf Invitational At Albuquerque Country Club

on October 28, 2019 - 6:03pm

In their final tournament of the season, the Los Alamos High School Hilltopper Girls Golf Team won first place at the Bosque High School Golf Invitational today at the Albuquerque Country Club. Team members from left, Muira Mowrer, Jess Osden, Leah Mountain and Gabby Mowrer. Photo by James R. Mountain/valleydailypost.com

Jess Osden and Leah Mountain place 1st and 2nd with a 77 and 83. Photo by James R. Mountain/valleydailypost.com 

In their final tournament of the season, the Los Alamos High School Hilltopper Boys Golf Team won first place at the Bosque High School Golf Invitational today
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2019 NMAA Fall State Championship Information

on October 27, 2019 - 8:30am

NMAA News:

 

ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Activities Association would like to highlight the following important information regarding the upcoming 2019 Fall State Championships.

 

Cross Country

 

Official Championship Name:

 

Laguna Burger State Cross Country Championships

 

Tickets:

 

Adults: $10.00

Students/Seniors/Military: $5.00

 

Championship Location:

            

Rio Rancho High School

 

Championship Dates:

            

Nov. 9, 2019

 

Live Video Stream:

            

Championships - www.nfhsnetwork.com

 

Championship Results:

            

Results will be

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