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Boys And Girls Soccer Compete In Albuquerque Tournament

on September 16, 2019 - 3:24pm

Nick Mozyrsky fends off a striker to maintain possesion. Photo by Nate Limback

Kaitlyn McGrane fights for posession mid-field. Photo by Nate Limback


The Boys’ and Girls’ varsity soccer teams were on the road this past weekend for the Albuquerque Academy tournament, where each team played three games.

Eight girl and eight boy teams from around the state participated in the event.
The boys lost their first game Thursday to Cleveland 0-3, but came back strong Friday to dominate Farmington 4-0.

Saturday’s final game against Santa Fe Prep was an evenly matched battle, ending in a


U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Meets With Pro Athletes Impacted By Climate Change

on September 16, 2019 - 9:17am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich meets with professional athletes with Protect Our Winters (POW) visiting Capitol Hill to discuss the effects of the climate crisis on the winter sports industry. Courtesy photo

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:


WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, participated in a hearing titled, “The Fight to Save Winter: Pro Athletes for Climate Action.”

The committee heard from professional winter athletes about the impact the climate crisis is having on winter sports,

LAHS Girls Soccer Team Falls To St. Michael’s

on September 14, 2019 - 10:59am

Hilltopper Kaitlyn McGrane pounds the ball past goaltender Claire Parten for the second Topper goal in the 15th minute of the game played Monday on the St Michael’s campus in Santa Fe. Photo by John McHale/

Hilltopper Tara McDonald and St, Michael’s Grace Sandoval compete for the ball in a header attempt as Lauryn Pecos stands ready. Photo by John McHale/


Los Alamos High School soccer player Olivia Bell had two assists to Alyssa Parker and Kaitlyn McGrane in the first half of the game played Monday on the St Michael’s High School campus in Santa


High Flyers Announces New Coach Tharien Bramhill

on September 10, 2019 - 7:47am

New High Flyers head coach Tharien Bramhill leads a group of Level 2 gymnasts during a recent practice. Bramhall comes to Los Alamos from California and brings more than 25 years of experience coaching both men’s and women’s gymnastics. A former gymnastics school owner and director, Bramhill has coached all gymnastics levels from preschool recreational students through optional and elite competitors. He assumed the head coach position in August and will be working fulltime at High Flyers Gymnasitics at 1900 Diamond Dr., to ensure high quality instruction, safety and continuity in all

Topper Varsity Soccer Team Falls To Scorpions 1-0

on September 9, 2019 - 6:50am

Kaitlyn McGrane gathers in the ball as Makenzi Fitzsimmons and Brooke Edge close in on her. McGrane was named the player of the game in a game played Saturday morning at Sullivan Field against the Farmington Scorpions. The Toppers were not able to get the offense going but their strong defense kept them in the game as the Scorpions played much the same. The Scorpions scored the only goal in the first half. Photo by John McHale/

Alyssa Parker gets a shot in the first half only to have it blocked by goalkeeper Gera Lopez. Photo by John McHale/

Topper Kaya Krantz

Topper Boys Varsity Football Beats Pojoaque 44-13

on September 8, 2019 - 3:35pm

The Topper Varsity Football Team is led onto Sullivan Field Friday evening by Tyler Weiss carrying the Topper Banner to play the Pojoaque Elks. The game was all Toppers who shut out the running game for the Elks, so they went to a passing game almost exclusively, which was effective against the Toppers. In spite of the score, it was a very exciting game with both sides showing moments of glory. Photo by John McHale/

Liam Harper makes an over the shoulder at full stride catch from Tyler Weiss that went for the second touchdown. Photo by John McHale/

Jose Salazar

Topper Boys Soccer Second In Cernicek Tournament

on September 6, 2019 - 6:18pm

Aiden Semelsburger and Bryan Tarango battle for control of the ball in the first half. Semelsburger scored the goal for the Toppers in the 23 minute. Photo by John McHale/

Victor Popa-Simil leaps over Tiger Goalie Pablo Zarraga to avoid a collision during a goal attempt in the 2nd half. Photo by John McHale/


The annual Louie Cernicek Soccer Tournament was Friday and Saturday at Los Alamos Middle School Field and Sullivan Field. This year there were eight teams invited to participate.

The Toppers played their way through the brackets winning games


Weekly Fishing Report: Sept. 5, 2019

on September 5, 2019 - 7:07am
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

The weather has been hotter than normal for late August and early September. I would bet that right now that’s making it tough for elk and deer hunters during the early archery season.

This time of year I like to cruise the Forest Service roads looking for blue grouse, which are excellent eating. I’ll get out and walk spots where I have bagged grouse in previous seasons. If I happen to come across a tassel-eared squirrel or a cottontail rabbit, I’ll also try to harvest them.

Los Alamos Volleyball Falls To Santa Fe Demons

on September 4, 2019 - 3:55pm

Elise Olivas leads the Topper Volleyball team on to the floor to face the Santa Fe High Demons in a match played Aug. 29 in Griffith Gym. The Toppers came off a two game winning streak and hoped to keep the momentum going but the Demons had other plans and defeated the the Toppers 3-1. Photo by John McHale/

Elise Olivas sets the ball for a spike by Natalie Gallegos in the first set. Photo by John McHale/

Elizabeth Atencio bumps a serve in the first set as Eden Schmierer backs her up. Photo by John McHale/

Eden Schmierer makes a spike attempt in

Topper Football Falls To Taos Tigers

on September 4, 2019 - 3:14pm

The Topper football team breaks out of the helmet to play the Taos Tigers, the defending district champs but with the new district alignment are no longer in the Toppers' district, in their season home opener Friday evening at Sullivan Field.  It was a perfect night for football the weather was perfect, the band was playing, and it was a packed house. As the game got underway both teams played even in the first period with each team scoring a touchdown. As the game progressed the Tigers gained momentum and pulled steadily ahead to win the game 44-27. Photo by John McHale/


Topper Marching Band Entertains Football Crowd

on September 4, 2019 - 9:37am

The Los Alamos High School Marching Band directed by Zane Meek was in full attendance at Friday night's football game at Sullivan Field. The band's music added to the excitement of the game. Photo by John McHale/

The 115 member Band directed by Zane Meek thrilled the audience with their competition show, Black Orpheus, which the band will fine tune while performing various versions throughout the season. Photo by John McHale/

Scene from the Los Alamos High School Marching Band performing at the Friday night football game at Sullivan Field.

Ferenbaugh; Medin Best Predictors In Pace Races

on September 4, 2019 - 7:43am

Runners stretch at the starting line in preparation for the Atomic City Road Runners weekly Pace Race Tuesday on Acoma Lane in Pajarito Acres in White Rock. Courtesy/ACRR

Runners take off Tuesday in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly Pace Race in Pajarito Acres. Courtesy/ACRR

ACRR News:

Charles Ferenbaugh and Zachary Medin are the best predictors in the Atomic City Road Runner weekly Pace Races Tuesday in Pajarito Acres in White Rock.

Ferenbaugh was 1 second off his predicted time in the 1 mile race and Medin was 7 seconds off in the 3 mile race.

Other good predictors are:


Topper Girls Volleyball Prevails Against Horsemen

on September 2, 2019 - 9:50am

Senior Natalie Gallegos goes up for one of her 18 spike-kills in the game. Photo by Nate Limback

Natalie Gallegos and Kalen Melton going up to block a Horseman spike. Photo by Nate Limback


The Hilltopper Girls Varsity Volleyball Team hosted the District 3A St. Michael’s Horsemen Tuesday night at Griffith Gymnasium.

The Toppers swept the Horsemen 3-0 but had to play catchup in two of the three sets.

Elisa Olivas had 29 assists and Natalie Gallegos dominated with 18 kills in the match.

Michaela Gonzales had a good night as well with 5 kills.

The Hilltopper Girls Varsity


Topper Varsity Soccer Team Wins Season Opener

on August 31, 2019 - 11:47am

The Los Alamos Topper Girls Varsity Soccer team hosted the Socorro Warriors Wednesday afternoon at Sullivan Field for the first official game of the 2019 season. The Toppers came out fighting with a strong offense, securing the lead early in the game. A quick response by the Warriors tied the game 1-1. Persistent offense and strong defense led to an impressive 5-1 win. Here Jenna Harris moves the ball to open space to setup a pass downfield. Photo by Nate Limback

Aaliyah Walker fights her way in mid-field. Walker had one goal for the Toppers. Photo by Nate Limback

Tara McDonald fakes out

Golf Course Advisory Subcommittee Meets Thursday

on August 27, 2019 - 11:22am

Topper Boys Soccer Team Wins Season Opener

on August 27, 2019 - 8:42am

The Los Alamos Topper Boys won their season opener against the Santa Fe Prep Griffins 7-0 this past Saturday at Sullivan Field. The game was all Toppers who scored in the opening minutes and kept the pressure on until the final minutes. The Topper defense only allowed 4 shots on goal for the Griffins. The Topper offense was a force the entire game. Pictured is Aiden Semelsberger taking control of the ball from Alex Mazur as he took control of the game scoring 3 goals and 1 assist and 7 shots on goal. Semelsberger was chosen Player of the Game and for good reason.

Mountaineers: John Smedley’s Epic Adventures Aug. 27

on August 26, 2019 - 5:21pm

Los Alamos Mountaineers News:

The community is invited to hear about John Smedley’s adventures climbing Mt. Whitney and rafting the Grand Canyon at the Tuesday, Aug. 27 Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting.

The talk starts about 7:15 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The Mountaineers’ meeting begins at 7 p.m. and covers information about upcoming outings. The event is free to attend.

Smedley will discuss the approach his group took to climbing Mt.

Hilltoppers Prevail In Hard Hitting Season Opener

on August 26, 2019 - 7:29am

Quarterback Tyler Weiss carries the Topper banner and Defense man JD Carson carries the hammer to mark the opening of the 2019 football season played in Española at the recently remodeled football/track facility on the Española High School Campus. Photo by John McHale/

Tyler Weiss, #2, takes the helm as Toppers quarterback and had an outstanding game throwing touchdown passes, running for critical yards and engineering the Toppers win over the Sundevils 21-6. Photo by John McHale/

Ryan Schwarzkopf turns the corner in the first quarter and picks up the first down

Scenes From Hazmat Challenge At LANL

on August 24, 2019 - 10:43am

The entrance to the Los Alamos Hazardous Training Facility located on Laboratory property. The facility is one of the most complete in the United States and draws participant for all over the United States and abroad. Photo by John McHale/

A Hazmat Team working in a decimation exercise following an event. Photo by John McHale/

A team from Los Alamos work the Voodoo simulation of a biological lab found by a hotel manager in his hotel. The biolab was in the process of creating rabies powder from rabid bats to be spared in the public. Photo by John

Hawks Football Team Holding Car Wash This Morning

on August 24, 2019 - 10:03am

Members of the Los Alamos Middle School Hawks Football Team are hosting a carwash this morning at the Shell Station on Trinity Drive and Oppenheimer and are shown here making LAFD vehicles shine. Photo by John McHale/

Los Alamos Tennis Club Hosts Williams Tournament

on August 23, 2019 - 7:35am

The Los Alamos Tennis Club hosted the 3rd annual Joel Williams Tournament this past weekend at Urban Park Tennis Courts. The tournament has been played continually for almost 60 years and draws some of the best players from Northern New Mexico. Thirty-two players signed up to participate in this year's event including high school, adults and both male and female. The tournament offers a full slate of events for the participants. Alan Williams was the winner in the Mens A Singles over David Rutherford 6-4, 6-7 and 6-2. The match took 3 hours and was characterized by high-level points.

LAHS Girls Varsity Soccer 2019 Season Kicks Off

on August 22, 2019 - 7:54am
Varsity Assistant Coach Erika Leibrecht made an open pass upfield to teamate Hannah Gram. The Los Alamos High School Girls Varsity Soccer kicked of the 2019 season with a scrimmage between the Varsity and JV teams, followed by the annual alumni game. The Varsity Team is lead by Head Coach Ann Cernicek and Assistant Coach Erika Leibrecht. The JV team is lead by Coach Jessica Kubicek-Sutherland. Dustin Sutherland is the fitness coach and John Whitton is the goalie coach for both teams. Photo by Nate Limback
JV Coach Jessica Kubicek-Sutherland makes a defensive run as Charlie Ulrich sprints

Marr Is Best Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on August 22, 2019 - 7:05am
Runners prepare for the weekly pace race Tuesday at the North Mesa Picnic Grounds. Courtesy/ACRR


ACRR News: 

Duane Marr was the top predictor at 12 seconds off his predicted time in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday at the North Mesa Picnic Grounds on North Mesa.

Other accurate predictors are:
  • Cliff Stanley with a 27 second differential;
  • Mary Snow at 36 seconds off;
  • Jackie Marr recording a 39 second difference;
  • Ted Atkins at 51 seconds off;
  • Levi Gibson, 8, is the first finisher in the 1 mile distance with a time of 7:48;
  • Anna Ferenbaugh, 10, the best

Great American Duck Race Aug. 22-25

on August 22, 2019 - 6:33am
DNM News:
The 40th annual Great American Duck Race begins tonight and runs throough Sunday, Aug. 25 at Luna County Courthouse Park in Deming.
There will be food, arts and crafts vendors, live music and of course, the best duck racing action on wet and dry tracks in the United States.
“Racing through the Stars” is already racing through the Internet space as the 2019 theme and official logo with many events that share the “space” theme in 2019.
This year’s theme was the work of Jerran Duty.

The Family YMCA Announces New Sports, Youth & Family Director Espinoza

on August 20, 2019 - 5:02pm

Sharleen Espinoza

Y News:

The Los Alamos Family YMCA announced that Sharleen Espinoza has accepted the position of Sports, Youth & Family director; she will begin her new position immediately.

Espinoza has worked for The Family YMCA since 2012, first as a Welcome Center representative and then as the Member Services coordinator before leaving last year to continue her education.

The Y said that she is passionate about coaching youth sports and has extensive coaching experience working with elementary-aged children through young adults.