Skip directly to content



Toppers Sweep Elks In Season Finale

on May 6, 2019 - 5:11pm

The Varsity Boys Baseball Team played its last games of the regular season Saturday in a doubleheader against the Pojoaque Elks. The Toppers dominated with a 5-2 victory in the first game and a 12-0 shutout in the second. Pictured is James Neal diving for a line drive ball with one out in the bottom of the 7th. Photo by Nate Limback

Antonio Gonzales winds up to throw a strike in the bottom of the 4th. Gonzales pitched the entire first game for the Toppers, helping to secure the win. Photo by Nate Limback
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Gets To Stay Home For Playoffs


Scenes From Toppers Home Track Meet

on May 6, 2019 - 10:26am

Westley Parker qualifies for State in the 110m hurdles with a time of 15.93. Photo by Nate Lamback

Kaitlyn McGrane places 4th in the 100m dash. Photo by Nate Lamback

Nels Krassala a Special Olympic runner participated in the meet by running the 100m dash. Photo by Nate Lamback

William McTiegue clears 11' in the pole vault. Photo by Nate Lamback

Jenne Harris places 5th in the 200m dash. Photo by Nate Lamback

Duncan Fuehne, Steven Strevell and Rafael Sanchez finish first, second and third in the 1600m run. Photo by Nate Lamback

Becca Green won the shot-put with a throw of 42'. Photo by

Hilltopper Baseball Secures 2019 District 2-4A Title

on May 6, 2019 - 7:31am

With their win over the Taos Tigers Wednesday afternoon at Bomber Field, the Toppers took sole possession of the District 2-4A title for 2019. The Tigers came out strong by posting a run at their first time at bat, but the Toppers answered with a run of their own. The Toppers pulled away and won the game 6-2 in seven innings. Pictured here is Arthur Steinkamp who was the winning pitcher, he pitched a complete game and had 8 strikeouts. Photo by John McHale/

Grant Watkins made a run for home plate but the ball got there first and he was out. Photo by John McHale/

New Mexico Athletics Association Recognizes eSports Activity And LAHS Has Inaugural Team At The Table

on May 5, 2019 - 8:57am
LAHS eSports champions and coaches from left, Coach Jason Rutledge, Ben Ortiz, Aaron Lauritzen, Captain Joe Ortiz, Jaryn Newman, Evan Shipley, Jeremiah Palmer Scott and Associate Director Dusty Young of the New Mexico Activities Association. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen
Coach Jason Rutledge observes the team as they prepare for a medal winning round for the state finals match of the inaugural eSports season. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen
Los Alamos

The Los Alamos High School Class of 2019 just might be remembered as the class of technology.

Gibson Has Perfect Prediction In Weekly Pace Race

on May 4, 2019 - 5:06pm

Scene from the ACRR weekly pace race Tuesday on the Canada del Buey Trail in White Rock. Courtesy photo

Scene from the ACRR weekly pace race Tuesday on the Canada del Buey Trail in White Rock. Courtesy photo

ACRR News:

Zach Gibson, 9, had a perfect prediction of 7:21 on the 1 mile course in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday on the Canada del Buey Trail in White Rock. 
Other accurate predictors include:
  • Lynn Bjorklund at 1 second off her predicted time as well as the first female finisher on the 3 mile course recording a 23:31;
  • Aurea Rojas with a 5 second

New Mexico Game & Fish: Special Hunter Education Camp At Camp Tres Ritos Near Mora

on May 4, 2019 - 12:00pm
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish offers hunter education camp for youth. Courtesy/NMG&F
NMG&F News:
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is offering a special hunter education camp where youth can receive hands-on training and earn their hunter education certification.
The camp is open to youth ages 10 to 17 who are accompanied by a registered adult. It will be conducted the weekend of June 7-9, at the Boy Scout’s Camp Tres Ritos near Mora.
Meals are free and participants will tent-camp on the property.

Topper Boys And Girls Track & Field Host Larry Baca Memorial Invitational Sullivan Field 3 P.M. Today

on May 3, 2019 - 9:54am


The Topper boys and girls track and field teams are hosting the first annual Larry Baca Memorial Invitational beginning at 3 p.m. today at Sullivan Field.

Seven teams are competig in the event.


Topper Ladies Win One Lose One Against Sundevils

on May 3, 2019 - 6:24am

The Topper dugout poses for a photo before the start of a two game series against the Espanola Sundevils played Saturday at the softball field at Espanola High School. The first game was close all the way to the end with the Sundevils winning 7-6. The second game followed and the Toppers led the entire game winning 10-5. Photo by John McHale/

It appears that Aspen DeHerrera tags out Haley Ortega at second base in the 6th inning in the second game, but the umpire said DeHerrera bobbled the ball and called Ortega safe. Photo by John McHale/



Toppers Defeat Espanola Sundevils In Doubleheader

on May 1, 2019 - 10:13am

The Topper baseball team won both games of the doubleheader played Saturday against the Espanola Sundevils in Espanola. The games were largely uneventful as the Sundevils are struggling this year, and have won only one game. On the other hand, the Toppers have won all but one district game this season and over powered the Sundevils. The second game started with Antonio Gonzales hitting a home run in the first inning. Here he is rounding 3rd base and being congratulated by head coach Bryan Neal. Photo by John McHale/

Caden Thornton drives back to first base as Jayden Griego

Weekly Fishing Report: May 1

on May 1, 2019 - 7:37am
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

If you drive over the Rio Grande at Otowi Bridge on your way to or from work in Los Alamos, you’ve probably noticed how high the river is flowing.

According to the United States Geological Survey streamflow here Tuesday is at 5,070 cubic-feet-per-second, which is very high for this time of year. Spring runoff is in full swing in Northern New Mexico and likely still weeks away from peaking.

Rivers and streams are swollen with runoff and difficult to fish. The best fishing right now will be found in lakes and reservoirs.

Scenes From LAHS Track At Academy

on April 29, 2019 - 6:09pm

The LAHS Varsity Track and Field Team traveled to Albuquerque Academy this past weekend for the two day Harper Invitational where 23 teams competed. The boys placed 5th at the meet with 41 points and the girls placed 4th with 39 points. Pictured is Amaya Coblentz running the 3200m. Photo by Nate Limback

Gabe Holsinger clears 5'10" in the high jump. Photo by Nate Limback

Bailee Nasise clearing 8' in the pole vault. Photo by Nate Limback

Lea Wolfsberg hands off to Ona Gartz in the 4x100 meter relay. Photo by Nate Limback

Bradley Navarez hands off to James Beauparlant in the winning 4x100

Griffith Gymnasium Lawn Reflects Topper Pride

on April 29, 2019 - 11:36am

The lawn in front of Griffith Gymnasium at Los Alamos High School, 1300 Diamond Dr., is displaying Topper pride with its colors of green and gold. Photo by Alene Hopkins

The lawn in front of Griffith Gymnasium displays Topper pride with its colors of green and gold. Photo by Alene Hopkins

The lawn in front of Griffith Gymnasium reflects Topper pride with its colors of green and gold. Photo by Alene Hopkins

Six Rules Changes Approved In HS Swimming, Diving

on April 29, 2019 - 9:56am
NFHS News:
INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Effective with the 2019-20 high school season, a legal finish now requires the competitor to contact either the touchpad or the finish end coinciding with the individual stroke of the race.
With this change, swimmers can legally complete a race by touching the finish end (end wall), regardless of whether the touchpad is activated.
This rules revision, which affects the finish of all strokes used in swimming, was one of two swimming and four diving changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Swimming and

Y Challenger Sports Summer Soccer Camp

on April 29, 2019 - 9:07am
YMCA News:
Challenger Sports have teamed up with The Family YMCA in Los Alamos to bring the most popular soccer camp program in the country to this community.
Challenger’s Soccer Camp is June 17-21 and July 15-19 in Los Alamos. With programs for all ages and abilities, local players will be coached by one of Challenger’s 1,100 International soccer coaches.
This Soccer Camp will provide local players with an opportunity to learn, grow and share a positive and educational camp experience, which not only develops success on the field, but also inspires confidence, happiness and

LAHS Hilltoppers Shine At Harper Invitational

on April 28, 2019 - 11:01am

Los Alamos High School Senior Elijah Velasquez fights for position in the 4x200 m relay during the Harper Invitational held Friday and Saturday at Albuquerque Academy. The 'Topper team of Velasquez, Tyler Weiss, Dima Tretiak and James Beauparlant ran a State Qualifying time of 1:31.5. Photo by Blake Wood

Junior Becca Green won the discus with a throw of 126' 6", more than 23' farther than the State Qualifying standard! Photo by Blake Wood

Senior James Beauparlant long jumped 21' 0", to match the State Qualifying standard. Photo by Blake Wood

Sophomore Bailey Yost ran a State Qualifying

2019 Los Alamos Dog Jog Sets Tails To Wagging

on April 28, 2019 - 9:47am
Runners take off for the 2019 Los Alamos Dog Jog sponsored by Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter and Campanion Animals Saturday in White Rock. The event has been a Los Alamos tradition for more than 20 years. Runners had a 5K race. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Walkers and their dogs set off from Rover Park on their 2K course. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Walkers keep an eye on their animals during the Dog Jog. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Look! No hands! Runner and three dogs from the Espanola Valley Animal Shelter who ran with him.

Los Alamos Girls Varsity Golf Team Pulls Off 4-Stroke Victory At NMMI Golf Tournament In Roswell

on April 27, 2019 - 9:19am
Los Alamos Girls Varsity Golf Team from left, Muira Mowrer, Jessica Osden, Alicia Gonzales, Gabrielle Mowrer, Leah Mountain and Emily Moulton. Courtesy/Tim Hammock


The Los Alamos Girls golf team participated in their 9th tournament of the year at the NMMI invitational Thursday in Roswell.

The warm weather helped their swings heat up as they pulled off a 4-stroke victory over the Artesia Bulldogs. Coming in 3rd was the Clovis Wildcats.

Los Alamos finished with a team score of 344 while Artesia played to a 348 and Clovis shot a 415.

Los Alamos rebounded from an off performance at


Topper Girls Lacrosse Team Wins Sandia Prep

on April 26, 2019 - 7:31am

Head coach Guy Baker prepares the Los Alamos Girls Lacrosse team before they take to the pitch to play the Sandia Prep JV in a match played at Dara Jones Field this past Wednesday. The LA team took them opening face off and played a solid game to the finish and won the match 9-3. Photo by John McHale/

Marie Lee controls the ball as Cherie McCreary backs her up and is closely guarded by Annie Whitten in the first quarter.  Photo by John McHale/

Cherie McCreary eyes the goal but is closely guarded by Arlise Ripper. Photo by John McHale/

SP's Annie

High Flyers Gymnastics Head To Regionals

on April 26, 2019 - 6:29am

High Flyers Gymnastics coaches David Vosburgh, Robin Kelly and Jerrica Poetzman present Los Alamos High School graduating senior Ashley Bustos with a cake and well wishes as she heads off this weekend to compete in the regional gymnastics championships. Bustos will represent High Flyers at the USA Gymnastics Level 8 regional championships this Sunday, April 28 in Overland Park, Kan. Courtesy photo

Shot Put Champion Chase Ealey Joins Topper Throwers

on April 26, 2019 - 5:51am

USA Track and Field shot put champion, Chase Ealey, worked out Friday with the Topper throwers. Ealey is a 2011 graduate of Los Alamos High School. She plans to try out for the U.S. Olympic Team in 2020 in Tokyo. Here Ealey signs an autograph for Topper throwing coach Bob Scott. She won the women’s shot put event in the Toyota USA Track and Field Indoor Championships Feb. 22-24 in New York City. She threw the shot 18.62 meters, which is just over 61 feet. In practice, Ealey has topped 19 meters. She is ranked number two in the nation in women’s shot put. Photo by John McHale/

Toppers Defeat Pintos In Doubleheader At Bomber Field

on April 25, 2019 - 7:24am

The LAHS Varsity Baseball team hosted the Moriarty Pintos Saturday for a double header at Bomber Field. Scorring runs every inning the Toppers defeated the Pinto 15-5 in the first game and shutout the Pintos 9-0 in the second game. Pictured is Arthur Steinkamp throwing a strike in the 2nd inning. Photo by John McHale/

Jacob Castille just missing the tag on a Pinto in the 2nd inning with one out. Photo by John McHale/

Tyler Neal trying to tag Pinto runner in the 2nd inning. Photo by John McHale/

Tyler Neal about to round third base and score the

LAHS Topper Golf Wins Home Tournament

on April 24, 2019 - 12:27pm

The Topper Golf Team wins its home tournament played this past Monday at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. There were nine teams invited to participate in the tournament and at the end of the day, the Toppers were the winners posting a score of 324. The Hope Christian Huskies were second with a score of 334. Topper Henry Poston, 3rd from left, had the best score of 73 just one stroke above par for the tournament. Photo by John McHale/

Henry Poston tees off on hole number one on his way to the lowest score of the day, 73, which won him a medal. Photo by John

LAPS Employee Spotlight: Coach/Teacher Rob Hipwood

on April 24, 2019 - 11:44am

LAPS News:

The Employee Spotlight is a collection of short stories celebrating LAPS staff doing extraordinary things for students, fellow staff members, and the Los Alamos community.

These stories of dedication and humanity remind us that we all have the power to make a positive difference at LAPS. 


ACRR Weekly Pace Race For Today Is Canceled

on April 23, 2019 - 6:52pm

ACRR News:
The Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race for today, April 23, scheduled for the Canada de Buey Trail in White Rock has been canceled due to weather conditions.
Next week’s race is at the same location---the Canada de Buey Trail in White Rock starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, just west of Chamisa Elementary School on Meadow Lane.

LAHS Varsity Aces Doubleheader Against Moriarty

on April 23, 2019 - 7:26am

The Los Alamos High School Varsity Softball Team had a great showing this weekend hosting the Moriarty Pintos Saturday for a doubleheader at the Overlook Softball fields. The Toppers won both games 15-5 and 16-1. Here Katie Wimer winds up for a pitch in the 3rd inning with 2 outs. Photo by Nate Limback

Megan Romero almost making the tag at 3rd base in the 4th inning with two out. Photo by Nate Limback

Aspen DeHerrera connecting for a base hit in the bottom of the 4th inning with nobody out. Photo by Nate Limback

Savana Luster rounding 3rd base to score for final run of the game.