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Hilltopper Hockey Struggles Against Colorado Teams

on January 22, 2018 - 11:36am
Los Alamos topper hockey team played host to the Telluride Lizard Heads Friday night at the County Ice Rink. Ben Rees had the first goal in the first period. He scored another goal in the second period. Photo by John McHale/

Jake Dunwoody gets the puck past the Lizard Head goalie in the first period. Photo by John McHale/
Los Alamos goalie Sam Fisher takes a stick and puck to the mask, but some how made the save, finishing with 40 saves in all. Photo by John McHale/
By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post
The Los

Los Alamos Lacrosse Walk-In Registration Tuesday

on January 22, 2018 - 11:34am
Walk-in registration for youth and high school lacrosse teams is 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 in the multipurpose room of the White Rock Library and 6–7:30 p.m. Thursday Jan. 25 at the Los Alamos Ice Rink.
This year, registration is on-line. Laptops will be available at walk-in registration, or families can register on line from home at
Boys and girls from age 9 through high school seniors are welcome. Practices will start in early-to- mid-February and are held at the Dara Jones Field at Overlook Park in White Rock.

Hilltopper Swimmers And Divers Sweep Griffin Invite

on January 22, 2018 - 10:10am
LAHS Senior Sara Shiina took the 500 free for the Hilltoppers at the Griffin Invitational. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos High School swimming and diving teams won both girls and boys team titles at the Griffin Swimming and Diving Invitational Jan. 18-19 at Genoveva Chavez Community Center in Santa Fe.
The girls outpointed Hope Christian, 549.5 to 252, to take first in a field of 13 teams. The Hilltopper boys scored 550 points to St Pius X’s 313 tally.
Senior Alana Goodwin (200 free), senior Sara Shiina (500 free), eighth-grader Julia Chen (100 free) and

Topper Wrestling Team Wins District 2-5A Title

on January 22, 2018 - 9:20am
Israel Gallis and his Del Norte opponent in a head lock. Gallis lost this match 4-6. Photo by John McHale/
Damian Gonzales flips hit opponent to gain control. He won this match. Photo by John McHale/
Gloria Ramos did not win this match but had a good showing. Photo by John McHale/
By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post
A sweep of the district trial against the Española Valley Sundevils and Del Norte Knights on Wednesday afternoon in Griffith Gymnasium earned the Los Alamos Hilltopper Wrestling team the outright

High Flyers Win At Winter Invitational

on January 21, 2018 - 7:05am
High Flyers Gymnastics team group photo. Courtesy photo
The High Flyers Level 2 gymnastics team from Los Alamos won first place team last weekend at the Winter Invitational held at Eagle Ridge Gymnastics in Rio Rancho.
The 11 girls on the team, who range in age from 6 through 10, were competing in their second ever meet. In individual awards, Lauren Evenhus placed first all-around with a score of 36.025 and also took home first place medals on uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise.
Cora Perkins placed second on uneven bars and balance beam, while Emily

Southwest Nordic Ski Club Qualifier Results

on January 20, 2018 - 6:41am
Axel Niklasson of Los Alamos leads skiers from Durango, Crested Butte and Boulder Nordic Clubs in his group during freestyle mass start race. Courtesy/Southwest Nordic Ski Club
From left, Los Alamos skiers Mila Moseley, Axel Niklasson, Liv Niklasson, Quanah Moseley, Madalyn Baily and Samantha Baily. Courtesy/Southwest Nordic Ski Club
What a difference a year and more experience makes. That was evident for the kids on the Southwest Nordic Ski Club (SWNSC) team who traveled to the Rocky Mountain Nordic (RMN) Junior National Qualifier (JNQ), Jan.

Del Norte Lady Knights Beat Toppers 39-36

on January 20, 2018 - 6:16am

The Lady Toppers tipped off against the Del Norte Lady Knights Tuesday evening in Griffith Gymnasium. The teams were evenly matched and the lead changed hands back and forth all evening. The knights were able to take the lead in the final minutes of the game and won 39-36. Photo by John McHale/

Natalie Gallegos takes a jump shop in the first period; she scored 6 points for the game. Photo by John McHale/

Becca Green turns the corner under the Topper basket on her way to score two points, she had 8 points for the game and was a force on both offense and defense.

Los Alamos Collegiate Winter Classic

on January 19, 2018 - 7:39am
A Group photo of the blue team, Dallas Baptist University and the turquoise team, UNM Lobos. Photo by John McHale/
The Lobo goalie makes a nice save under fire. Photo by John McHale/
By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post
What was supposed to be a practice for the University of New Mexico Men’s hockey team turned into an exhibition game matching two of the best division 2 and 3 teams in the country at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink Saturday afternoon.
The Lobos invited the team from Dallas Baptist University, who were already in

Los Alamos To Host National Swim Teams

on January 18, 2018 - 10:15am

Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center at 2760 Canyon Road. Courtesy/Los Alamos County


By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post
Swimmers from the Meiji University out of Tokyo, Japan will host their training camp at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center in Los Alamos. Wendy Lott of the Aquatic Center said the athletes are preparing to qualify for the Japanese Swimming Federation National Team to participate in competitions leading up to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
The dates are not confirmed, Lott said, but they are tentatively set for late February to early March

Topper Hoops Split Series With Southern Teams

on January 16, 2018 - 1:33pm

Ramon Roybal goes in for a layup in the first period. Roybal was the high point shooter for the Toppers with 19 points. The Toppers played Artesia Friday night in Griffith Gymnasium and won 70-62. Photo by John McHale/

Michael Naranjo had a big night on both defense and offense and he was credited with 15 points. Photo by John McHale/

Coach Mike Kluke is interviewed after the game by Los Alamos Daily Post Sports Editor RJ Montaño. Photo by John McHale/


By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Boys’


Los Alamos Ski Racing Team Competes At Purgatory

on January 16, 2018 - 1:14pm

Los Alamos Ski Racing Team Competes at Purgatory. Members from left, Jack Harris, Chris Schembri, Koji Park, Jackson Boone, Liam Brown, Alex Pantea, Silas Brown, Coach Lisa Kimura, Aidan Ortiz, Kyle Park and not pictured Will Hamilton. Photo by RMOrtiz

Los Alamos School Of Gymnastics Meet Results

on January 16, 2018 - 1:05pm
Sara Gardner, left, and Colette Bibeault, second from left, at the meet. Courtesy photo
LAAT News:
Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers opened their competitive season this past weekend in Rio Rancho. More than 400 gymnasts from 15 New Mexico teams competed.
In the Xcel competition, Los Alamos’ Diamond team won the team competition. Chantel Bibeault took the all-around gold with a 36.15. She also took silver in all four individual events with, 9.00 on vault, 8.95 on bars, 9.05 on beam, and 9.15 on floor. Team mate Hannah Gram took gold on bars and beam with 9.05 and 9.10 respectively.

LAHS Boys Close 2nd, Girls 3rd At Albuquerque Academy Invitational Swim/Dive

on January 16, 2018 - 7:25am
Junior Jillian Bennett grabbed top honors in the 100 breaststroke. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos High School swimming and diving teams travelled to Albuquerque Academy for the 20th Annual Academy Invitational Jan. 12-13.
The boys team finished runner-up to Academy by a close 872-842 tally, while the girls team finished 3rd behind host Academy and Clovis. The meet attracted 23 teams.
The lone winner for the Hilltoppers was junior Jillian Bennett who took her specialty, the 100 breast, in a 1:10.43 win over Academy senior Sewit Yohannes.
Senior Alana Goodwin

Toppers Thrash Tigers

on January 10, 2018 - 6:56pm

Ivan Balakirev thrilled spectators with a slam dunk in the first quarter as the Toppers took on a long standing foe, the Taos Tigers Tuesday evening in Griffith Gymnasium. As usual with the meeting of these two teams, the action was fast and furious. This game was no exception, but the Toppers were to emerge victorious 82-62. Photo by John McHale/

The Topper defense kept the Tiger offense off balance throughout the game. Photo by John McHale/
By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Hilltoppers took out some


UNM Lobo Hockey To Visit Los Alamos Saturday

on January 10, 2018 - 2:21pm


The University of New Mexico Men’s Hockey team will invade the Los Alamos County Ice Rink at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 for an inter-squad scrimmage.

The Lobos will travel back to Albuquerque after the scrimmage to host Dallas Baptist University in an 8 p.m. tilt. There is no cost to attend the scrimmage.

The Lobos are 12-1-1 on the season and ranked 8 in the country in Division-III hockey while averaging 6.5 goals a game.


Hilltoppers Fall At Santa Fe

on January 8, 2018 - 2:29pm

Gavin Campos has company as he brings the ball down court in the game against the Santa Fe High Demons played Saturday evening in Tony Royal Gymnasium in Santa Fe. This kind of defense pressure hounded the Toppers all night long and the pressure was more than the Toppers could deal with. Photo by John McHale/

Michael Naranjo battles for a rebound under the Topper basket. Photo by John McHale/
By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

SANTA FE – The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys’ basketball team dropped a lopsided 65-38 contest to the


Hilltoppers Compete At Lubbock Swim/Dive Invitational

on January 8, 2018 - 10:06am

Beth Short. Injie Mourad, Laney Newton and Maddie Ovaska at 2018 Lubbock swim invitational. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers Swimming and Diving teams competed Jan. 5-6 at the Lubbock HS Swimming and Diving Invitational at the Pete Ragus Aquatic Center in Lubbock, Texas.
Julia Chen qualifies for state meet in 200 free at Lubbock. Courtesy photo
The invitational was a very competitive high school meet, drawing nearly 500 swimmers and divers from across Texas, including teams from Dallas, Houston and El Paso.

Hilltoppers Fall To Eagles

on January 6, 2018 - 1:33pm

From the opening tipoff the Belen Eagles took control of the game Friday night and never relinquished it, ultimately winning 65-41. The toppers came close to taking the lead several times, but could not close the gap. The Eagles were dominate both on offense, hitting nine three-point shots, and defense, which the Toppers had no answer for. Photo by John McHale/

Ivan Balakirev and Eagle Ryan Garcia battle for a rebound under the Topper basket. Photo by John McHale/


By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys’ basketball


Hilltopper Hoops Open 2018 With Big Win

on January 3, 2018 - 4:24pm
Antonio Trujillo scores to the basket for two points, which set the tone for the game as the Toppers score to a 65-32 victory Tuesday evening over the Pojoaque Elks in Griffith gym. Photo by John McHale/
Center Troy Hammock battles for a rebound under the Topper basket. Photo by John McHale/
Ramon Owen has a wreck with an Elk defender, who was cited for a block. Owen had a big game both on defense and offense and finished the game with a high of 14 points. Photo by John McHale/
By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

Tom Stockton Joins Hardrock Hundred Board

on January 2, 2018 - 8:14am
HMER News:
The Hardrock 100 Mile Endurance Run welcomes new Board of Director members Tom Stockton of Los Alamos along with Doug Hart and Mary Monroe Brown.
Approaching its 25th year of running, the Hardrock 100 Mile Endurance Run has expanded its Board of Directors from 9 to 11 members, following the lottery held Dec. 2, 2017. Stockton, Hart and Monroe Brown will join the current Board of Directors after longtime involvement with the Southern Colorado running community.
“Hardrock is very fortunate to have the energy and experience of Tom, Doug and Mary on our board.

Scenes From Holiday Hockey At Los Alamos Ice Rink

on December 31, 2017 - 10:00am

The Los Alamos County Ice Rink on West Road has been dominated by youth hockey this holiday season. Jim Hall helps his grandson, Dalton, to adjust his helmet before taking to the ice in a Squirt inter-squad scrimmage Saturday morning. Photo by John McHale/

The Squirt Ram Team waits for the Zamboni to condition the ice before heading out for their scrimmage. Photo by John McHale/

Logan Nolen works the puck down the ice between two opponents. Photo by John McHale/

White Team goalie Axil Miklasson bats the puck away from the goal.

Los Alamos XC Year Of Successes

on December 31, 2017 - 9:26am


Watch Holly Holm Vs. Champion Brazilian Cris Cyborg At VFW 8 p.m. Saturday Dec. 30

on December 29, 2017 - 6:26pm
VFW News:
The Veterans of Foreign Wars will be showing the much-anticipated UFC 219 fight between Albuquerque's Holly Holm and champion Brazilian Cris Cyborg 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30. 
Undefeated for more than a decade, Cyborg has established herself as the most dominant fighter on the ladies’ side of the sport while Holm holds a 33-2-3 record and multiple world titles during her 11-year boxing career and transitioned to mixed martial arts where she shocked the world with her second-round knockout win over then-champion Ronda Rousey at the UFC 193.

The VFW will also be hosting a

Running With The Big Dogs

on December 28, 2017 - 9:37am
LAHS graduate Jennifer Necker with her dog Pippa flashing through weave poles earlier this month at the AKC National Agility Invitational in Orlando, Fla. Photo by Carl Necker

Jennifer Necker of Los Alamos and her dog Pippa race across the final jump at the AKC National Agility Invitational in Orlando. Photo by Carl Necker


Imagine directing your dog as quickly as possible through a series of jumps, tunnels, weave poles and various elevated obstacles in a 40 second sprint. That’s the sport of dog agility.

The best teams representing 166 AKC recognized breeds and All

Holiday Hockey Festival Underway At Los Alamos Ice Rink

on December 27, 2017 - 5:20pm

Los Alamos Rams goalie Matthew Wehner in the Mites Division fends off two NM Ice players at the Los Alamos goal. Photo by John McHale/

Los Alamos Rams vs the Albuquerque NM Ice. Photo by John McHale/


The Holiday Hockey Festival is under way at the County Ice Rink. The Festival began Wednesday and will run through Saturday, with games being played in the morning and in the evening.  

This Festival is an on going event and is very popular with hockey teams from the area and from Texas.  

This year there are two teams from Albuquerque, the New