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LAHS Coaches Kathy and Rob Hipwood Nominated For National Award

on April 23, 2014 - 10:49am

Kathy Hipwood


The National High School Athletic Coaches Association has announced the advancement of Kathy and Rob Hipwood from Los Alamos High School as a finalist for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association national coach of the year in the sport of cross country.

Rob Hipwood

Eight finalists from across the nation will be honored during The National Coach of the Year Awards Banquet, which will take place June 18 at the National High School Athletic Coaches Association’s national convention at the Snow King Resort in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Registration Opens For Los Alamos County Recreation Summer Camp Programs

on April 23, 2014 - 10:23am

Los Alamos County Bear Camp activities. Courtesy/LAC


Registration for the Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation & Open Space Division’s Summer Camp Programs will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 26.

The lobby of the Walkup Aquatic Center will be opened at midnight for parents to wait inside.

The Bear Camp program is for youth entering Kindergarten through 6th grade and Bear Camp Unplugged is back and this traveling program is geared toward older campers and designed to be in a more independent atmosphere. Both programs will be 7:30 a.m.

Hike Oak Canyon From Jemez Historic Site

on April 22, 2014 - 8:00am
Ranger Marlon Magdalena leads a hike up Oak Canyon from the Jemez Historic Site in 2013. Magdalena is leading the hike this Sunday as well. Photo by Matthew J. Barbour, manager of Jemez Historic Site


At 10 a.m. Sunday, April 27 rangers will lead a hike up Oak Canyon (a.k.a. Church Canyon). The hike begins at Jemez Historic Site (formerly Jemez State Monument). This is a strenuous hike of about 1.5 miles over rough terrain and hikers should bring water, sturdy shoes, sunscreen and a sack lunch.

Rangers will do their best to identify the species of flora and fauna


LAHS Boys Soccer Spring Meeting Wednesday

on April 21, 2014 - 5:38pm


LAHS Boys Soccer - Spring Meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 in the Speech Theater (near the AUX Gym) at Los Alamos High School.

This is for All interested players (7th-11th grade) and parents.


Evan Gartz, Boys Varsity Coach, will discuss:

  • Expectations for the summer
  • Topper Soccer School dates
  • Camps, Tournaments and
  • Tryouts in August

Program fundraising will be explained and booster checks will be accepted ($50).

Contact information for players and parents will be taken.

Bring Checkbook to sign up for 5v5.


Los Alamos Senior Olympic Games Have Begun

on April 21, 2014 - 12:02pm
Senior Olympian Mary Billen at the finish line on Meadow Lane in White Rock in Saturday's 5K run. Photo by Sandra Jennings
Senior Olympian Mike Benelli at the 5K finish line Saturday
. Photo by Sandra Jennings

The Los Alamos Senior Olympic games are underway. Sheryl Bailey and Cy Jakubowski qualified for the State Games in basketball free throw and 3-point shot and six runners qualified in the 5K and four runners in the 10K road race Saturday, April 19.
Official Results:
5 K:
  • Mary Billen [women's 70-74] 39'17"
5K men's division:
  • Ted Romero [50-54]

JoAnna O'Neill of Los Alamos Young Guns Top Female Shooter at High Schools Spring Satellite Shoot

on April 19, 2014 - 7:36am
JoAnna O'Neill was the top female shooter and ranked in second place overall at the New Mexico High Schools Spring Satellite Shoot. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Young Guns members from left, Shelby Chavez, Josh Smith, Sam Stringfield, David Smith, and Kes Luchini at a recent Sportsman's Club event. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos Young Guns, a team of high school level shooters from Los Alamos, placed second in the New Mexico High Schools Spring Satellite Shoot, which had shooters from 12 high schools.

Team members' scores out of 50 shots were as follows: Josh Smith

Local Nine-Year Old Places Well at Snowboard Nationals

on April 18, 2014 - 8:51am
Cade Van Etten competing at the USASA National Championships. Courtesy/USASA
Cade Van Etten takes a flying leap during the USASA National Snowboarding Championships. Courtesy/USASA

Local snowboarder Cade Van Etten, age 9, placed 16th out of 40 in his age group at the USASA National Championships April 8 in Copper Mountain, Colo. This is an amazing showing, since Cade competes in the 13 and under category. He is competing against kids up to four years older than he.

Van Etten would like to thank his Los Alamos supporters for their contributions and support.