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Los Alamos Middle School Cross Country Update

on September 25, 2017 - 8:57am
The Los Alamos Middle School Cross Country team is mid-way through its season and the winning tradition is as strong as ever.
The Hawks have competed in races at Cochiti (Aug. 31), Academy for Technology and Classics (Sept. 9) and this week at Albuquerque Academy (Sept. 20).
The 8th grade boys group has tremendous depth this season. In fields of 80-100 competitors, the top 8-10 runners have been finishing within 45s of their lead runner, resulting in a perfect record of 3 team wins in three outings, and many top 20 placings.
Ryan Aldaz, top 7th grader returner,

Billy Bob Volleyball Game Slated For Tuesday

on September 25, 2017 - 7:03am

Los Alamos High School senior boys practice for Tuesday evening's Billy Bob volleyball game. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos High School senior boys enjoy a laugh during Sunday's practice for the Billy Bob volleyball game. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post

The “Billy Bob Game”, a longstanding Los Alamos High School tradition where senior boys play volleyball as a fundraiser for the volleyball team is slated for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at LAHS.

Some 20 senior boys have already signed up to play in the


Hilltoppers Gallop Past Bengals

on September 23, 2017 - 3:55pm

The Hilltoppers football team took to the gridiron on Friday night at home on Sullivan Field to play the Gallop Bengals.  The Toppers strong offence and defense proved to be more than the Bengals could handle and the Toppers were victorious 47-0. Photo by John McHale/

Ryan Mcniel had a big night by scoring three touchdowns and was involved in many of the defensive plays. Photo by John McHale/

Jack Stewart makes a leaping tackle on a Bengal runner. Photo by John McHale/

By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post



White Rock Woman Charged With Embezzling Thousands From LAYFCL

on September 22, 2017 - 7:12pm

Tabatha Jones of White Rock is accused of embezzling thousands of dollars from Los Alamos Youth Football and Cheerleading League. Courtesy/LAPD
Los Alamos Daily Post

A White Rock woman was arrested Thursday and charged with embezzling thousands of dollars from the non-profit Los Alamos Youth Football and Cheerleading League (LAYFCL). Tabatha Jones was taken into custody following an interview with Los Alamos Police Det. Ryan Wolking during which she allegedly admitted to having spent the League’s money for personal use.

Jones appeared before Los

LAHS Homecoming Festivities Begin Monday

on September 22, 2017 - 10:24am

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School Homecoming festivities begin Monday, Sept. 25 and continue through Saturday, Sept. 30 this year.

Monday, Sept. 25

  • Powder Puff Football Game
  • Longstanding tradition where senior girls play football.
  • Football players coach and officiate the game.
  • 7 p.m. (after JV Football game)
  • Sullivan Field

Tuesday, Sept. 26

  • Billy Bob Volleyball Game 
  • Longstanding tradition where senior boys play volleyball.
  • Volleyball players coach and officiate the game.
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Griffith Gym

Thursday, Sept. 28

  • Bonfire
  • 8-9:30 p.m.
  • Sullivan Field Parking Lot
  • LAHS Marching Band, Sports Teams, Roast

Canada's Paralympic Swim Team Visits Bandelier

on September 21, 2017 - 7:15am

The Canadian Paralympic Swim Team visited Bandalier National Monument Tuesday where they met with Superintendent Jason Lott, far left. The team is in Los Alamos training for the upcoming 2017 World Para Swimming Championships in Mexico City. Photo courtesy NPS


Hilltopper Girls Soccer Avenge Loss To Huskies

on September 20, 2017 - 8:22pm

The Hilltoppers huddle up just before the start of the game Tuesday night at Sullivan Field. Both teams have been having a good season and the game proved that, as the contest was scoreless during regulation time. Finally, in overtime, the 'Toppers were able to score the winning goal and the final score was 1-0. Photo by John McHale/


The goalie, Ashley Atencio, had 10 saves in the first half. Here, she makes a save in traffic as Leah Wolfsberg runs interference. Photo by John McHale/




Los Alamos Daily Post



Opening Games For LAFC Soccer Teams In Northern New Mexico Alliance League

on September 20, 2017 - 1:29pm

LAFC Dynamos (green) defending against the Santa Fe team in a hard fought 2-0 win at Overlook Park. Courtesy photo

Coaching Staff Reports:

In the first game of the Northern New Mexico Soccer Alliance League, the LAFC Dynamos (U11/U12 Boys) recorded a hard-fought 2-0 win in their first game of the season over the Santa Fe Micander. Lukas Ulibarri scored both of the  goals in the second half with fine finishes, the first after some sterling work from Hayden Kim. The Dynamos dominated most of the game, with Aidan Colgan and Munayo Ferreira narrowly missing goals.


Scenes From Hilltopper Boys Golf Tournament

on September 20, 2017 - 12:35pm

The boys golf team won its home meet Monday at the LAHS Fall Invitational at the Los Alamos Golf Course posting the low score of 325 for 18 holes. Here, Sean Rau is chipping up on the second green. Rau shot a 76, which was good enough for a second place. Photo by John McHale/

Sean Rau intently studies the green on 2 before his putt. Photo by John McHale/

Jacob Benelli takes an awesome swing at the ball in the tee box on three. He posted an 82 for the tournament. Photo by John McHale/

Jacob Benelli chips to the green on number three.

Hilltopper Boys Golf Claims Los Alamos Invite

on September 19, 2017 - 7:58am

The LAHS Golf team with their 1st place trophy after winning the LAHS invite. Courtesy Photo


By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

It’s a long season for boys’ golf in New Mexico, and the Los Alamos Hilltoppers golf team got the ball rolling by capturing the 10-team Los Alamos High School Invite title this past weekend with a team score of 325. The ‘Toppers were led by team captain Sean Rau who posted a team low 76 to tie for second place. Hope Christian’s Jacob Lucero would win the individual title with a final score of 71.

“Being our first event of the fall,


Hilltopper Scoreboard Sept. 8-18

on September 19, 2017 - 6:53am
Los Alamos Daily Post 

Girls Soccer

  • Friday 9/15
    • Los Alamos 0
    • Piedra Vista 1 F
  • Saturday 9/16
    • Los Alamos 9
    • Bloomfield 0 F

Boys Soccer

  • Wednesday Sept. 13
    • Los Alamos 0
    • Farmington 1 F
  • Friday Sept. 15  
    • Los Alamos 5
    • Piedra Vista 2 F
  • Saturday Sept. 16
    • Los Alamos 4
    • Bloomfield 0 F


  • Wednesday Sept. 13
    • Santa Fe 3
    • Los Alamos 1 F
  • Saturday Sept. 16
    • Los Alamos 3
    • Rio Grande 0 F


  • Friday Sept. 8
    • Los Alamos 14
    • Kirtland Central 42 F
  • Monday Sept. 18
    • Santa Fe JV 0
    • Los Alamos JV 38 F

Boys Golf

Los Alamos HS Fall Invite

  1. Los Alamos 325
  2. Hope Christian (Albuquerque) 332

Scenes From LAHS At Cleveland XC Invitational

on September 19, 2017 - 5:10am

Los Alamos High School Cross Country athletes participate in Saturday's Invitational at Cleveland High School in Albuquerque. Photo by Nathan Burnside

Scene from Saturday's XC Invitational at Cleveland High School in Albuquerque. Photo by Nathan Burnside

Scene from Saturday's XC Invitational at Cleveland High School in Albuquerque. Photo by Nathan Burnside

Scene from Saturday's XC Invitational at Cleveland High School in Albuquerque. Photo by Nathan Burnside

Scene from Saturday's XC Invitational at Cleveland High School in Albuquerque. Photo by Nathan Burnside

Scene from Saturday's XC

WEB Crew Hosts Student Section At Thursday Game

on September 18, 2017 - 6:58am
Coach Andy Ainsworth takes one for the team, helping to raise funds to benefit student projects. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos Middle School WEB Crew 2017-2018 will host a student section at the first LAMS football game this Thursday. Courtesy photo
LAMS News:

The Fidel Lee Gutierrez Foundation, under the umbrella of the Santa Fe Community Foundation, knew that good deeds would be free flowing when they recently selected the WEB Crew program at Los Alamos Middle School to receive a $500 grant.

The WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) Crew began its fourth year where eighth grade leaders welcome

Topper Girls’ Soccer Splits In Four Corners

on September 18, 2017 - 6:21am

Juniors Gloria Torres and Amy Littleton warm up before taking on Bloomfield. Photo by RJ Montaño/

The Hilltoppers were able to score 9 goals in a shut out of Bloomfield. Photo by RJ Montaño/

By RJ Montaño, Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post

BLOOMFIELD – The Los Alamos Hilltopper (8-3) girls’ soccer team rebounded after a close loss to Piedra Vista by dominating the Bloomfield Bobcats (7-3) en route to a 9-0 win Saturday afternoon.

The ‘Toppers set a team goal to shut out Bloomfield, a goal they met while pelting the Lady Bobcats


Hilltopper Soccer Pick Up Pair Of Wins In Four Corners

on September 17, 2017 - 9:05am

Hilltopper bench gets starting nod Saturday morning in Bloomfield. Photo by RJ Montaño/

Los Alamos Boys Soccer seniors pose for a picture Saturday after beating Bloomfield 4-0. Photo by RJ Montaño/


By RJ Montaño, Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post

BLOOMFIELD – The Los Alamos Hilltoppers (10-3) were able to rest the normal starters and give the bench and younger players plenty of playing time in a 4-0 win Saturday morning at Bloomfield (3-7).

With the normal starters on the bench, the ‘Toppers started slow and timid, building


'Topper Results At XC Invitational - Cleveland High

on September 17, 2017 - 8:06am


Hilltopper results from the Cross Country Invitational Saturday at Cleveland High:


Big Plays Hurt Toppers Football At Kirtland

on September 17, 2017 - 8:00am
It was a beautiful night for football in Kirtland Central as the Los Alamos Hilltoppers football team traveled to the Bill Slade Field to play the Kirtland Central Broncos. The Toppers are in need of a win to keep their hopes for a playoff bid alive. This proved not to be the night for a win as the Broncos defeated them 14-42. Photo by John McHale/
Student trainer, Lucas Manzaneres gets Jacob Torrez pumped up for the game; actually he is adjusting the helmet to fit properly. Photo by John McHale/
Cade Yost and Devin Cantua scramble to tackle a Bronco

Scenes From Knights Of Columbus Golf Tournament Luncheon At Cottonwood On The Greens Friday

on September 16, 2017 - 7:33am

The Knights of Columbus hosted its annual golf tournament Friday at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Gathered for the luncheon at Cottonwood on the Greens, 4244 Diamond Dr., following the tournament, from left, Art Brown, James Merhege, Randy Vaughn and Myron Koop. The annual tournament raises money for educational scholarships for Los Alamos High School seniors. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Father John Carney, center, reunites with friends Pawel and Dorota Listwan, owners of Cottonwood on the Greens restaurant Friday at the Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament.

LAHS Girls Soccer Hosts ‘Kick For The Cure’

on September 16, 2017 - 7:06am
The Los Alamos Girls High school soccer team will be raising money to help fund breast cancer research their annual “Kick for the Cure” game Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Sullivan Field.
The home games start at 3:30 p.m. and the team will collect donations during both the JV and Varsity games. Varsity starts at 5 p.m. and the community is encouraged to turn out and supportt the team as they “Kick for the Cure” Tuesday.

Canadian Paralympic Swim Team Conducts High Altitude Training At Aquatic Center

on September 15, 2017 - 6:16pm

The Canadian Paralympic Swim Team arrived at the Larry Walkup Aquatic Center Friday in Los Alamos as part of their high altitude training trip. They have been concentrating most of their practice time at the Chavez Center in Santa Fe, but scheduled several days of swimming in Los Alamos. Besides Friday, they will return to the Aquatic Center three more times next week for training before heading back to Canada to begin their competition season.​ Courtesy photo

Hilltopper Volleyball Falls To Santa Fe

on September 15, 2017 - 4:58pm

The Hilltopper Volleyball Team greets the Santa Fe High School Demons for their match up Wednesday night at Griffith Gymnasium. The Demons were old rivals when they were in district 5A but they have now moved to district 6A. The Demon's record is 5-1 and they are on a winning streak. The Hilltoppers are struggling with a record of 2-5 and are in need of a win. That did not happen Wednesday night; the Hilltoppers lost 3-1. Photo by John McHale/

Elodie Theillez reaches to return the ball in the first set. Photo by John McHale/



Los Alamos Daily


Trout Are Plentiful In Chama River

on September 14, 2017 - 2:33pm
The Chama River flows through a beautiful canyon above El Vado Lake. Photo by George Morse/
Fish are biting including these three rainbow trout caught this morning in the Chama River. Photo by George Morse/
The Chama River Canyon below Heron Dam. Photo by George Morse/
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

It had been over a month since I had last gone fishing. I needed to get away and I needed to catch some fish. I also needed to give my legs a workout after too many weeks of sitting and writing stories about high school sports.

LAHS Gridiron And NJROTC Sell Homecoming Mums

on September 13, 2017 - 3:20pm

Los Alamos High School Homecoming Mum. Courtesy photo


Staff Report

Los Alamos High School Gridiron and NJROTC Booster Clubs are selling Homecoming Mums this year. The mums are a longstanding tradition in Southern and Eastern New Mexico and come in two forms, a corsage to pin on or a garter to be worn on the arm or leg.

“Where I’m from in Southern New Mexico, guys give them to the girls they ask to the homecoming dance. Sometimes they ask their mothers or sisters to make them for them. Guys wear the garters on their arms.

Letter To The Editor: LAJGA Thanks Sponsors

on September 13, 2017 - 3:42am
Los Alamos

The Los Alamos Junior Golf Association would like to thank all the wonderful sponsors and golfers who helped make the LAJGA golf tournament such a fun and
successful event.

Your support is greatly appreciated!

Hole Sponsors:

  • Dave’s Sports Cuts
  • Aspen Copies
  • Papa Murphy’s Los Alamos
  • Shannon Corporation
  • Karen Wray Fine Art
  • Linda H. Hull
  • Neptune & Co.
  • Allen Technical Solutions LLC
  • Viola’s Place
  • Bill Williams
  • Mike & Patsy Sylvester
  • Blue Sky Traditions
  • Monica’s Hair Salon and Boutique
  • Kelly & Magali Cook
  • Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation
  • CB Fox
  • Precision Surveys
  • Metzger’s Hardware

New Mexico Sports Hall Of Fame: Public Voting

on September 13, 2017 - 3:37am
For the fourth year, there will be a "Public Voting" sponsored by ESPN 101.7 THE TEAM during the entire month of September.
Here is an opportunity to create excitement for your candidate. People can vote twice - once at and on the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame Facebook page, which will have a photo of your candidate. Each "like" counts as a vote. 
Here are the direct links to share with people in your area:
Facebook: Candidate Page
Unfortunately, we will only induct 7-9 individuals this year.