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Hilltopper Volleyball Ends Season In District Semifinal

on November 6, 2017 - 4:51pm

Sophia Salazar's spike kills the ball in the first set. Photo by John McHale/ 


Kimberly McKinley blocks a ball. Photo by John McHale/



Los Alamos Daily Post


SANTA FE – The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team got on a roll, winning three of their past four games heading into a District 2-5A semifinal match against the Capital Jaguars on Thursday night.

The ‘Toppers started out strong as the aggressors in game one, maintaining a two- to four-point lead for the majority of the match.

Hilltoppers Girls’ Cross Country Takes Second Place

on November 6, 2017 - 4:49pm

The Hilltopper Girls Cross Country team fresh off their second place finish at the state meet. Photo by Dr Kurt Steinhaus




Los Alamos Daily Post


RIO RANCHO - The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls’ cross country team put together an impressive showing at the New Mexico Activities Association’s state meet held at Rio Rancho High School on Saturday. The ‘Toppers finished with a team total 69 points, which was good enough for a second place finish and a new red trophy to display at Griffith Gym.

Los Alamos was led by freshman runner Lidia Appell who

NMSP Helicopter Crew Locates Lost Hunter

on November 6, 2017 - 4:31pm
NMSP News:
PECOS – On the morning of Monday Oct. 23, members of the New Mexico State Police Aircraft Section were called to assist a search and rescue team attempting to locate a lost hunter in the mountains north of Pecos.
The 64-year-old hunter did not return as planned from his hunting trip and had spent the previous two nights alone, enduring freezing temperatures in the high mountains of the Pecos Wilderness.
Shortly after arriving on scene, the NMSP flight crew located the hunter seated next to a tree in an open meadow at approximately 10,200 feet.

YMCA Wants You To Join Their Team!

on November 6, 2017 - 3:17pm

Parks & Rec Board Reviews Capital Projects Thursday

on November 6, 2017 - 12:08pm


Capital projects for Golf Course Improvements, Ice Rink Improvements, Pinon Park Splash Pad and a Kiddie Pool that were moved forward by County Council at their Aug. 8 meeting will be discussed by the Parks and Recreation Board this Thursday, Nov. 9.

The Board is expected to make recommendations about the projects that will be forwarded to the Council to consider at their Council meeting Dec. 5.

The public is welcome to attend and give public comments to the Board this Thursday. The meeting is 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.

For additional background, visit

Soccer Success For Girls And Boys U11 Lasers Teams

on November 6, 2017 - 11:05am

LAFC Krypton Laser Linnhtet Htoon (#7 Green) makes a pass to Michael Witkowski during Bernalillo soccer action.​ Courtesy photo 

Tyron Pietryga presses forward into open space towards the goal. Courtesy photo


After a 7-0 victory over the Albuquerque AYSO EM Timbers at the New Mexico State Soccer Complex in Bernalillo, the Duke City Soccer League's Girls U11 Lasers soccer team moved into second place in the challenge bracket with a record of three wins, one loss and two ties.

In prior weeks, the Lasers beat the Corrales Cheetahs 1-0 and the Amarillo Yellow 2-1. They tied with


Scenes From Cross Country State Championship

on November 6, 2017 - 8:33am

The 'Topper athletes and coaches at Saturday's State Cross Country Championship at Rio Rancho High School. The 'Topper Girls and Boys took 2nd to Academy in the 5A classification. The Boys took 3rd to Academy and Kirtland Central. Photo by Blake Wood

Freshman Lidia Appell and 8th grader Norissa Valdez lead the pack up a steep, sandy hill past the one mile point. Appell and Valdez are the top and runner-up 'Toppers of the day in 5th and 6th places overall, with times of 19:47 and 19:52, respectively. Photo by Blake Wood

Junior Marin Kelly and freshman Mabel Pyle at the halfway point of the