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Santa Fe Demonettes Defeat Toppers 56-64

on December 6, 2018 - 2:03am

The Los Alamos Topper girl's basketball team has a final cheer before play against the Santa Fe High Demonettes Tuesday night in Griffith Gymnasium. The Toppers had a strong first half and went to the locker room with a 35-23 lead. When they returned to the court for the second half, the energy was left in the locker room and the Toppers were not able to keep pace with the Demonettes, especially Taylor Salazar who had 35 points for the game. The Toppers lost 56-64. Photo by John McHale/

Alex Calderon works the ball past Aaliyah Lucero in the first quarter. Photo by John

Hmmmmm, Must Be Army-Navy Game Week...

on December 5, 2018 - 9:11am

A sign spotted this morning in an office window on the second floor of a building at 15th Street and Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos ... Hmmmmm, must be Army-Navy game week. Courtesy photo

LAHS Athlete Natalie Gallegos Named 2018 Volleyball 1st Team All-District And Player Of The Year

on December 5, 2018 - 9:00am

Natalie Gallegos, Los Alamos High School Junior named 2018 Volleyball 1st team All-District and Player of the Year in District 2-4A. Gallegos dominated the net with 107 Blocks, 244 kills with a kill percentage of 48 percent, and .361 hitting percentage. Congratulations to her and the Los Alamos Volleyball team on a great season. Courtesy photo

Hilltoppers And Bernalillo Spartans Plagued By Fouls

on December 4, 2018 - 7:51am

The Hilltoppers take to the floor to play an old rival, the Bernalillo Spartans. The contest between these two teams is always very competitive, and a physical game. This game was no exception. Both teams were plagued by fouls, 36 total and LA had 24 of that total. There also were three technical fouls during the game. All that said, the Spartans were clearly the dominant team and walked away as winner, 77-43. Photo by John McHale/

Gavin Compos shows what he does best, his jump shot. He was the Topper leading scorer with 11 points and 4 fouls.

Toppers Beat La Cueva Bears Hockey Team

on December 4, 2018 - 7:43am

The La Cueva Bears traveled to Los Alamos this past Friday and Saturday to play two hockey games in the outdoor Los Alamos County Ice Rink. The first game was played Friday evening and was all the Toppers game, winning 5-1. The power was only working at half speed, which made for poor lighting, but that did not slow down the Toppers' game. The second game was held Saturday morning at the LA Rink with the Toppers winning 9-1 and the third game was in Rio Rancho Sunday. No score available. Photo by John McHale/

Ty Swavely moving the puck toward the Bear net in the first period. 

Los Alamos Ski Racing Team Trains With UNM Ski Team At Red River Ski Area

on December 4, 2018 - 7:21am

The Los Alamos Ski Racing Team is training with the UNM Ski Team at Red River Ski Area. The University of New Mexico Ski Team has been a top academic and athletic team since 1970 (men) and 1974 (women). Its mission is to provide excellent opportunities for male and female students as they participate in a top level intercollegiate ski program as part of their academic experience at the UNM. Its team has won 14 NCAA Team trophies and consistently has the highest team GPA of all UNM Athletic teams.

Topper Swimmers Sweep Bill Hudson Memorial Invite

on December 3, 2018 - 2:08pm

The Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers swimming and diving teams dominated the Bill Hudson Memorial Invite Invitational Friday and Saturday at the Aquatic Center. Photo by John McHale/

Orion Henderson swimming the 200 yd freestyle and finished in first place. Photo by John McHale/


More than 300 competitors from 15 teams participated in the 4th annual Bill Hudson Memorial High School Invitational Friday and Saturday at the Walkup Aquatic Center in Los Alamos.

The Los Alamos High School boys scored 695 points, outdistancing second place St Pius


Hilltopper Divers Sweep Bill Hudson Memorial Invite

on December 3, 2018 - 12:58pm

The Topper girls and boys diving teams each finished in first place at the annual Bill Hudson Memorial Invite Friday evening at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. Twenty divers represented five teams at the Invite and Los Alamos divers Daniel Fryer and Kyle Hather qualified for state.Here Griffin Stidham finished in 2nd place for the boys. Photo by John McHale/

Bailee Nasise has a 2nd place score. Photo by John McHale/

Brayden Stidham finished in 3rd place. Photo by John McHale/

Annie Beus diving to a 3rd place finish.

Hilltoppers Hustle But Fall To St. Pius Sartans

on December 1, 2018 - 5:42am

The Topper Boys Basketball team takes the home court in Griffith Gymnasium Thursday for their season opener against the St. Pius Sartans. The Sartans have been a thorn in the side of the Toppers for many seasons and this night was no different. While the Toppers were within striking distance through the night, they were never able to pull ahead for the win and lost the contest 42-51. Photo by John McHale/
Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos High School boys basketball team trailed by just two points 23-21 at halftime against the St.


LAHS Soccer Standout Alix Hailey Signs Letter Of Intent

on November 30, 2018 - 4:30pm

Los Alamos Hilltopper soccer standout Alix Hailey signed a letter of intent today to play soccer for the University of New Mexico on a Soccer Scholarship for the 2019-2020 season. Her parents, Stephanie and Shawn Hailey were in attendance as well as many well wishers. Good luck Hailey. Photo by John McHale/

Toppers Win Big Start For 2018-19 Basketball Season

on November 30, 2018 - 9:49am

Becca Green takes the tipoff Tuesday night to start the 2018-19 basketball season at St. Mikes. The Toppers came up with a big win over the Horseman 62-44. The Horseman are a young team loaded with talent but no match for the Toppers. The Toppers played a complete game with strong showings on both offense and defense. Photo by John McHale/

Lanse Carter is the new head basketball coach for the Topper girls. He is new to Los Alamos but certainly not new to the game of basketball with a long and successful career with several state titles to his credit.

Hawks Wrestling Takes 2nd At West LV Tournament

on November 29, 2018 - 9:38am


The Hawks wrestling team took 2nd place Wednesday night at the West Las Vegas Tournament.

Individual scorers for Los Alamos in 1st Place:

  • Marcos Chacon, Landon Atencio, Julian Baros, Nathan Harper, Tyler Archuleta, Teke Nieto and Zach Schwarzkopf.

Individual scorers for Los Alamos in 2nd Place:

  • Layton Stuhan, Malachi Laskie and Isaiah Jones.

Individual scorers for Los Alamos in 3rd Place:

  • Taking 3rd was: Axel Dendy, Kyler Young, Alejandro Archuleta and Kourtney Grazier.

“It was a great team effort!” LAMS Wrestling Craig Washnok said.


History On Tap: Tracing History Of Los Alamos Ski Club

on November 28, 2018 - 12:58pm

Niels Bohr skiing during the Manhattan Project. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Creative District News:


Join the Los Alamos Historical Society and the Creative District at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3 at UnQuarked Wine Room in Central Park Square for History On Tap.


The presentation will trace the Los Alamos Ski Club (LASC) history through six decades of dedicated volunteer effort, from its formation during the Manhattan Project years, to the development of organized skiing at Sawyer’s Hill in the 1940s and 50s, and finally the creation of the modern family-friendly five-chairlift Pajarito

Derby Dames Host Fundraiser At Tub Wednesday

on November 26, 2018 - 3:09pm

LAYSL U15 Boys LA Bomb Take 2nd At Bernalillo

on November 26, 2018 - 6:43am

Los Alamos Youth Soccer League U15 Boys LA Bomb competed Nov. 17 and took second place in the Annual Gaylord Sheppard Memorial Soccer Tournament at Bernalillo Soccer Complex. Photo by RMOrtiz

Members of the Los Alamos Youth Soccer League U15 Boys LA Bomb and a young friend. Photo by RMOrtiz

Hockey Returns To Los Alamos County Ice Rink

on November 21, 2018 - 9:07am

Hockey returned to the Los Alamos County Ice Rink last weekend as the Toppers Hockey Team played a double game series with the Amarillo Big Texans. The first game was played Friday evening and the Big Texans won the game 2-1. In the second game played Saturday morning, the Toppers won 5-0. Pictured is the Topper team waiting for the Zamboni to finish resurfacing the ice so the game can get underway. Photo by John McHale/

Frank Kadynce moves the puck past the Amarillo bench with Aidan Wright hot on his tail. Photo by John McHale/

Carson Schramm picks up a loose

Hawks Wrestling Shines At Rio Rancho Tournament

on November 21, 2018 - 8:55am

The Hawks wrestling team went to Rio Rancho this past weekend and took home second place at the Rio Rancho Dual Tournament. The Hawks beat Bernalillo 84-6. They took on Espanola and beat them 76-30. Next the Hawks faced Rio Rancho and beat them by a score of 80-9. Finally, Los Alamos Middle School wrestlers faced Belen. The winner went into the first place match. Los Alamos beat Belen by a score of 58-38 to take on Cleveland for first place. In the first place match, the Hawks lost by three points to take second place at the tournament. All wrestlers competed hard.

Toppers Knocked Out Of State Tournament

on November 19, 2018 - 7:46am

As the Toppers volleyball team prepares to take to the court Thursday evening for their game against the Hope Christian Huskies in the State Volleyball Tournament played in the Santa Anna Star Center, they had only one thing on their minds ... to beat the Huskies. The Toppers entered the tournament with a 7-1 record in district and 13-9 over all and as the number 5 seed for the tournament, which is a very good record. Their first games were in pool play to establish seeding for the tournament.

House Democrats Commit To Reinstating UNM Men’s Soccer Program

on November 15, 2018 - 8:20am
NMDP News:
SANTA FE Representatives Patricia Lundstrom (D-Gallup), Javier Martinez (D-Albuquerque), Antonio “Moe” Maestas (D-Albuquerque) and Speaker of the House Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe) are reaffirming their commitment to reinstate the UNM Men’s Soccer program, including the team’s world class coach, by addressing funding issues in the upcoming legislative session while ensuring Title IX compliance.
“Restoring the UNM Men’s Soccer program is a priority for the House going into the legislative session,” Speaker Brian Egolf said.

Los Alamos Kills Its Way To District Volleyball Title

on November 15, 2018 - 7:45am
Los Alamos High School Lady Hilltoppers Volleyball Team are the District 2-4A champions. Photo by John McHale/
Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post
The Los Alamos High School volleyball team defeated Pojoaque Valley High School 25-23, 25-21, 25-13 Saturday in Griffith Gymnasium to win the District 2-4A volleyball tournament title, completing a remarkable turnaround under Coach Joe Palmer. Since Palmer replaced former Coach Diana Stokes, the Lady Hilltoppers have gone 10-1 after a 3-7 start.
That one loss, 3-0 to Pojoaque at Los Alamos, showed the

Hawks Wrestling Takes First Place At Taos Tournament!

on November 13, 2018 - 1:42pm

The Hawks Wrestling at Los Alamos Middle School took 1st place this past weekend at the Taos Middle School Tournament. Taking individual first place for the Hawks were: Marcos Chacon, Landon Atencio, Julian Baros, Nathan Harper, Teke Nieto and Zack Schwarzkopf. Taking second were: Brian Martinez, Alejandro Archuleta and Roman Padilla. Taking 3rd place for the Hawks was Axel Dendy. Way to go Los Alamos Hawks! Courtesy photo

Toppers Girls XC Finish Second At State Championship

on November 13, 2018 - 5:41am

The Topper Girls Cross Country team finished second Saturday in this year's running of the State Cross Country Championships at the Rio Rancho High School. The Albuquerque Academy Chargers won the event. These two teams have dominated the Class 4A Division for the past several years and this year the Chargers took home the trophy. Photo by John McHale/

Norissia Valdez heads up the hill in the pack near the start of the race. Photo by John McHale/

Marin Kelly runs in the back course near the middle of the race. Photo by John McHale/

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Topper Girls Volleyball Wins District 2-4A Tournament!

on November 13, 2018 - 5:17am

The Topper Girls Volleyball team won the District 2-4A Tournament Championship Saturday evening at Griffith Gymnasium by defeating the Pojoaque Elkettes in straight sets 3-0. This will help the Toppers get a better seed in the upcoming State Volley Ball Tournament. Photo by John McHale/

Sophia Salazar and Natalie Salazar block a Pojoaque spike in the first set. Sophia had 3 blocks while Natalie had an astounding 25 blocks. Photo by John McHale/

Natalie Gallegos winds up for a spike-kill in the second set. She had 13 kills for the night. Photo by John

Topper Boys XC Wins Class 4A State Championship!

on November 12, 2018 - 7:51pm

The Los Alamos Topper Boys Cross Country team wins the Class 4A State Championship Saturday at the Rio Rancho High School course. The Toppers were victorious over the Albuquerque Academy Chargers ... their only serious rival. As the years passed, the Toppers and Chargers have dominated the State Cross Country event, in Class 4A. This year the Toppers emerged the victor. Photo by John McHale/
Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post

One of the most recognizable expressions that is unique to New Mexico is “Red or Green?” It refers to what type of chile  do you


Hilltoppers Swimming And Diving Teams Take Second In 37th Annual Barney Relays In Albuquerque

on November 12, 2018 - 7:36pm
The Hilltoppers 200 Butterfly relay team from left, Konstantin Nelson, Ming Lo, Dylan Ma and Nick Berndt beat Academy in the event for the second year in a row. Courtesy photo
Senior co-captain Nick Berndt was on two winning relays for the Hilltoppers. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers Swimming and Diving teams finished second to Albuquerque Academy in both the girls and boys competition Nov. 10 at the 37th Annual Barney Relays at Albuquerque Academy.
The girls team scores were Albuquerque Academy 180, Los Alamos 142, Cleveland 64, Hope