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Los Alamos Ski Racing Team Test Skills At Angel Fire Alpine GS/SL Races

on March 7, 2019 - 7:20am

The Los Alamos Ski Race Team traveled north Saturday to beautiful Angel Fire Resort to test their Giant Slalom and Slalom racing skills under the ominous New Mexico skies. Angel Fire Ski Race Team hosted ski race teams from New Mexico for a day of competitive fun for all ages. LASRC is coached by Lisa Kimura. Photo by BigBeerBob

The Santa Fe Ski Team has trained aspiring athletes in competitive alpine ski racing for more than 50 years and has been playing an important part within the Santa Fe community ever since.

Legislative Roundup: March 7

on March 7, 2019 - 7:14am
Zeke Pirtle, 7, helps his father, state Sen. Cliff Pirtle, R-Roswell, warm up before Wednesday's game against the House Aggies in the Hoops 4 Hope contest, which benefits the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center, held at the Santa Fe Indian School on March 6, 2019. Gabriela Campos/The New Mexican
Chris Jans, New Mexico State Aggies head basketball coach, goes over plays with members of the state House of Representatives before their game against The Senate Lobos at the start of Hoops 4 Hope, an annual event that benefits the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center, held at the Santa Fe Indian School

Los Alamos Golf Course Spring Opening!

on March 6, 2019 - 4:05pm

Lady Toppers Place Second In Post Season Tournament

on March 6, 2019 - 3:55pm

Mattie Ruminer is caught in the corner guarded by Ashten Martinez and looks for someone the pass the ball to. She had 6 points for the night in the March game at Pojoaque. Photo by John McHale/

Alex Calderon takes a shot from the left corner in the second quarter; she had 13 points and was the high point player for the Toppers. Photo by John McHale/

Alix Hailey can’t find much room under the basket as Michaela Martinez tries the block her shot. Photo by John McHale/
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LAHS Boys Track & Field Team Travel To Las Cruces

on March 5, 2019 - 8:15am

The LAHS boys track & field team traveled to Las Cruces March 2 for the Onate Invitational T&F meet. Boys varsity results can be found here. Los Alamos had 2 state qualifiers, seniors Duncan Fuehne in the 3200 and Elijah Velasquez in the 800. High point athletes for the Hilltoppers were senior, Justin Gilbert and freshman, Westley Parker, both with 14 points. Next meet is Saturday, March 9, in Los Lunas. Courtesy photo

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Lady Toppers Score Huge Win Over Sundevils

on March 4, 2019 - 6:22pm

The Lady Toppers played the Espanola Lady Sundevils at home in Griffith Gym Friday night for the right to progress to the championship game for District 2-4A. The teams had split their two previous meetings. Each team was hoping for a win to get a good seed in the upcoming State Championships. The teams played even through regular time and the game ended in a tie 56-56, which prompted overtime play.

Local Wrestler Adrian Oshel Wins 1st Place At Greater Southwest National Wrestling Tournament

on March 4, 2019 - 8:28am

Adrian Oshel


Local wrestler Adrian Oshel competed Saturday at the Greater Southwest National Wrestling Tournament at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque.

Oshel came away with a 1st place win in the 10 and under, 100 lb. division.

Oshel attends Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock.


Former Lobo To Run Boston Marathon To Raise Money For New Mexico Chapter Of Alzheimer’s Association

on March 2, 2019 - 1:45pm
Former Lobo football player Ryan Mummert
Alzheimer’s Association News:
ALBUQUERQUE Albuquerque resident and former Lobo football player Ryan Mummert has announced he will run the Boston Marathon April 15 as a fundraiser to benefit the New Mexico Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
After losing a family member to Alzheimer’s disease in 2016, Mummert says he will use this opportunity to raise money and awareness to combat the devastating disease.
For Mummert, a youth football coach and former offensive lineman for the UNM Lobos, his wife Brandi and teenage sons William and

Local Alpine Skier Qualifies For Regional Championship

on March 1, 2019 - 3:50pm
LAMS 8th grader Hailey McDowell takes 2nd place in Slalom in the Southern Series race at the Arizona Snowbowl in February. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Middle School 8th grader Hailey McDowell is competing in Alpine Ski racing in the Rocky Mountain and Central Regional Championship March 4-10 in Winter Park, Colo.

McDowell, who is training and racing for the Taos Winter Sports Team, has assured her spot during two solid performances at the Rocky Mountain region qualifiers earlier in February at Steamboat Springs and Winter Park.

She is one of just two athletes from New Mexico who


Topper Boys Score Two Big Wins In Post Season

on February 28, 2019 - 8:15pm

David Owen gets a shot off in Pojoaque at the Ben Lujan Gym last Tuesday as the Topper boys played the Elks in a game in the District 2-4A Tournament Playoffs prior the State Championship games. The Toppers went into the game as the underdogs, and as it turned out, the Toppers led the game to the end and won 47-43. Photo by John McHale/

In the first game of the District 2-4A Tournaent played at Griffith Gym Monday, the Toppers played the Moriarty Pintos. The Toppers led the game from the opening tipoff to win big 64-53, the most points scored in a game all season.

Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers Compete In Albuquerque

on February 28, 2019 - 7:22am
Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers gymnasts shine at Winter Fiesta in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers from Los Alamos School of Gymnastics on North Mesa traveled in mid-January to Precision Gymnastics in Albuquerque for their Winter Fiesta.
More than 150 gymnasts from 10 teams across New Mexico competed in the Xcel competition.
Both Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers Diamond and Platinum teams won first in the team competition and the Bronze team placed third. The team score is comprised of the top three scores on each event for each team.
In the

Eight Rules Changes Approved In High School Soccer

on February 27, 2019 - 5:03pm
NFHS News:
INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Rules related to improperly equipped players and procedures for dropping the ball are among eight rules changes in high school soccer for the 2019-20 season.
The rules changes were recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Soccer Rules Committee at its January 28-30 meeting and subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.
“While there are not any substantial revisions to the rules this year, I believe coaches and players will be pleased with the changes we have made,” said Theresia Wynns, NFHS director of

Register For LA Extreme Youth Spring Flag Football

on February 27, 2019 - 12:30pm


Topper Diving Teams Participate In State Meet

on February 26, 2019 - 11:56am

Daniel Fryer dives in the 2019 State Swimming Diving Championships Friday and Saturday at the Albuquerque Academy Natatorium. Fryer finished in third place for the boys. Photo by John McHale/

Kyle Halter diving in the State Tournament and finishing in fourth place. Photo by John McHale/

Brayden Stidham diving in the State Tournament finishing in seventh place for the boys. Photo by John McHale/

Jazmine Tuning diving in the state Tournament and finishing in eight place for the girls. Photo by John McHale/

Cyra Bishop diving in the

Topper Swim Teams Participate In State Meet

on February 26, 2019 - 11:21am

Jillian Bennett dives in the pool at the start of the 50 Yard Freestyle competition in the State Swimming Diving Championships Friday and Saturday at the Albuquerque Academy Natatorium. The Boys finished in second place with 276 points just behind La Cueva with 280 points. The Girls ended up in sixth place with 126 points. Photo by John McHale/

Andy Corless swims the breaststroke in the 200 Yard Medley Relay. The team finished in fifth place. Photo by John McHale/

Dylan Ma swims the butterfly in the 200 Yard Medley Relay and the team finished in fifth place.

Topper Wrestling Has Good Showing At State

on February 26, 2019 - 6:59am
Damian Gonzales in weight class126 wins his semi-final match Saturday against a wrestler from Valencia with a score of 4-3 and progresses to the championship round. He was to face a wrestler from Aztec who had a record of  41-2. The match was tough going for Damian and he was eventually pinned. He finished with a second place medal. As a team the Toppers finished the tournament in seventh place. Photo by John McHale/

Israel Gellis wrestling against a wrestler from Belen in weight class 138 was awarded a sixth place medal. Photo by John McHale/     

Lady Hilltoppers Win Second In District

on February 25, 2019 - 12:58pm

With the district championship on the line, the Topper girls played the Pojoaque Elkettes for the title in Griffith Gym Friday night. The teams were in a tie for the district championship and the winner would take all.  In they’re previous meeting played in Pojoaque, the Toppers won and were hoping to repeat at home. But the Elkettes came out strong and all but shut out the Toppers. The Toppers had the lowest scoring game of the season and the defense was not much better. As a result, the Toppers lost 35-48. Photo by John McHale/

The game was very physical, especially under the

With Community’s Help ... Los Alamos Can Become Hockeyville USA!

on February 22, 2019 - 7:36am

LAHA News:

Fans of Los Alamos can help the Los Alamos Hockey Association (LAHA) make our community the next Hockeyville USA.

The association is participating in a contest, sponsored by Kraft, to show the Los Alamos ice rink embodies the spirit of Kraft Hockeyville USA with a grand prize of $150,000 in rink upgrades and the opportunity to host an NHL exhibition game.

With help from the Los Alamos Historical Society, the hockey association has prepared an entry story for the contest about the long, compelling history of hockey in Los Alamos, which dates to the days of the Los Alamos Ranch

Los Alamos Hockey’s History Of Energetic Volunteers

on February 21, 2019 - 3:57pm
Los Alamos Ranch School students playing hockey on the pond. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Society
Los Alamos Historical Society

Hockey has been part of Los Alamos for more than 100 years.

One of the most iconic historic pictures in the community’s history is of a match at the Los Alamos Ranch School, with the students at the prestigious all-boys prep school playing hockey on a pond—in shorts, which they wore year ‘round. The Los Alamos History Museum proudly displays a set of hockey shin guards from those active boys.

Los Alamos, of course, is most famous as

Preparations For Dreamcatcher Gymnastics Invitational

on February 20, 2019 - 2:28pm

Parents and gymnasts gathered last weekend to make final preparations for this weekend’s Dreamcatcher Gymnastics Invitational, hosted by Los Alamos High Flyers. Parents created shout-out candy and toy gifts and will be selling flower bouquets to help support the competitive program. The Dreamcatcher Invitational will be held Friday through Sunday at the Santa Fe Convention Center. Nearly 800 female athletes ranging in age from 5 through 18 including 45 from High Flyers, and 3,000 spectators are expected.

Lady Hilltoppers Narrowly Fall To Sundevils

on February 20, 2019 - 7:21am
The Toppers are welcomed onto the floor Saturday night at Griffith Gymnasium to play a game against the Espanola Sundevils. This was the second meeting for these teams, and the first game was played in Espanola and the Toppers won. The Toppers were looking to repeat that win, but the Sundevils came out with a fierce defense, which caused the Toppers to miss shots and led to many turnovers. The game was close throughout, but in the end a Sundevil score in the last few seconds of the game gave them the win 46-44. Photo by John McHale/
Natalie Gallegos hits for two in the

Toppers Fade In Fourth Quarter

on February 20, 2019 - 6:55am
The Toppers parade onto the court in the Edward Madenia Gym in Espanola to face the Sundevils last Friday night. This was the second meeting for these teams and the Toppers were hoping to reverse the outcome this time but that was not to be, as they lost 63-81. In spite of scoring the most points all season it was not enough for a win. Photo by John McHale/
Gavin Campos was the high point man for the Toppers with 19 points. Here he goes up for a layup and is closely guarded by Justino Rascon and Gabriel Serrano. Photo by John McHale/

LAHS Varsity Cheerleaders Win 1st At Heart Of Gold

on February 20, 2019 - 6:44am

Los Alamos High School Varsity Cheerleaders won 1st place at the Heart of Gold competition Saturday, Feb. 16 at Los Lunas High School. Bottom row from left, Kaitlin Sanchez, Karyssa Garcia and Haileigh Walkoviak and top row from left, Savanna Martin, Angel Sanchez and Reya DiCarlo. Not pictured, Kristina Armstrong, Haley Adams-Brown, Kay Mueller and Andres Vigil. Courtesy photo

Ice Rink Opens 4 p.m. For Hockey Practice Only

on February 19, 2019 - 2:16pm

Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Courtesy/LAC


The Los Alamos County Ice Rink will open at 4 p.m. today for hockey practice only.

Adult skate and public skate will resume Wednesday ... presuming no significant additional snowfall occurs overnight.

Topper Wrestling Team Wins District

on February 18, 2019 - 6:20pm

The Topper Wrestling Team proudly displays their first place trophy at the district match Saturday in Griffith Gymnasium. The Toppers finished with 205.5 points ahead of Taos with 176 points. The Toppers wrestle Friday and Saturday in the State Meet at the Santa Anna Star Center in Rio Rancho. Photo by John McHale/
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The Los Alamos High School wrestling team will send 13 wrestlers to the Class 4A state wrestling championships Friday and Saturday at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.
The Hilltoppers hosted