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Ortiz-Acoste Top Predictor In 2017 Final Pace Race

on October 4, 2017 - 7:28am

Denisse Ortiz-Acoste was the best predictor in the final weekly pace race of the season Tuesday on the Canyon Rim Trail. Courtesy photo

Runners in the final weekly pace race of the season Tuesday on the Canyon Rim Trail. Courtesy photo

Runners in the final weekly pace race of the season Tuesday on the Canyon Rim Trail. Courtesy photo

ACRR News:

 
Denisse Ortiz-Acoste was the best predictor in the final weekly pace race of the season held on the Canyon Rim Trail recording a 3 second error off her predicted time. 
 
Other accurate predictors were: 
  • Jesse Woodroffe at 4 seconds off;

Los Alamos Boys Soccer Beats Del Norte 2-1

on October 3, 2017 - 4:00pm

Arthur Steinkamp and the Del Norte goalie battle for control during the game Saturday at Sullivan Field. The goalie won this battle. Overall, Los Alamos came out the victors. The Hilltoppers won the game against the Del Norte Knights 2-1. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Christopher Blue and a Del Norte defenseman both go for the ball near the Del Norte goal. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

An aerial ballet was performed by Tristan Semelsberger and two Del Norte players. Semelsberger was going for a header. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos goalee Cid Rice goes high

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Scenes From LAHS Girls Volleyball Against Academy

on October 2, 2017 - 12:51pm

Hilltopper Sophia Salazar and an Academy Charger player at a stalemate at the net during Saturday's game at Griffith Gymnasium. Salazar won the battle and the ball fell on the Charger side of the net. In the end, the Chargers won 3-0. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Desiree Martinez digs out the ball in the back court. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Emme Segler goes high for a spike kill. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Elise Olivas sets the ball as Kimberly McKinley prepares to spike the ball over the net. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Elise Olivas spike kills the
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More Scenes From LAHS Homecoming 2017

on October 1, 2017 - 3:01pm

A little rain didn't dampen the spirits Amaya Coblentz, far left, and her friends who are all dressed up and ready to go to the Los Alamos High School Homecoming Dance 2017. Courtesy photo

All dressed up and ready to go to Los Alamos High School Homecoming Dance 2017. Courtesy photo

Students are all dressed up and ready to go to the Los Alamos High School Homecoming Dance 2017. Courtesy photo

Terry Jaramillo, left, and her sister, Jordan are ready to go to Los Alamos High School Homecoming Dance 2017. Courtesy photo

Katie Hopkins and Andreas Runde are all smiles before the Los Alamos High

‘Toppers Exorcise Demons On Homecoming

on October 1, 2017 - 9:19am

The Los Alamos Hilltopper Football Team takes to the field to play their homecoming game for 2017 against the Santa Fe Demons. The exciting game saw the lead change hands several times, but the Toppers emerged victorious with a 21-14 win. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The Toppers celebrate their homecoming game victory Saturday night at Sullivan Field. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

It wasn’t easy. It wasn’t pretty.

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Hilltopper Girls Soccer Beats Del Norte

on October 1, 2017 - 8:28am

Alissia Haagenstad finds the traffic hard to get through at mid field during Saturday's game against the Del Norte Knights at Sullivan Field. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Elsa Gram beat the goalie in the first half for a goal. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

After an hour of rain and lightning delays to start the game Saturday, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers (11-3, 1-0 District 2-5A) Girls Soccer team scored early and held off the Del Norte Knights (3-10, 0-1 District 2-5A) for the 2-0 game shortened by weather.

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Scenes From Homecoming Festivities At Sullivan Field

on September 30, 2017 - 5:19pm

The 2017 Los Alamos High School Sports Hall of Fame inductees from left, Don Reed, Larry Baca, Ann Stewart, Amy Eilert-Lyman, Angie Smith Morris and Jana Geisler. Not pictured are Mike Lebby, Kris Lundgaard and Mike Walters, who is being honored posthumously. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The LAHS NJROTC Color Guard. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos High School Marching Band performs during the homecoming game. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

A scene from the homecoming game Friday at Sullivan Field. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

A scene from the

Scenes From LAHS Fall Invitational Tournament

on September 26, 2017 - 3:33pm

Jessica Osden tees off on one to start the LAHS Fall Invitational Tournament played at the Los Alamos Golf Course this past Monday. The girl’s team placed second in this home meet. Osden finished the tournament with the lowest score for the girls and won the best individual award. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Jessica Osden blasts her way out of the sand trap on hole number one. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Leah Mountain tees off from hole number 3. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Leah Mountain's approach shot on hole number 3. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

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Secretary Zinke Declares October National Hunting And Fishing Month

on September 26, 2017 - 6:53am
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke
 
DOI News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has declared October will officially be recognized as National Hunting and Fishing Month at the Department. National Hunting and Fishing Day – is Sept. 23 each year.
 
Zinke championed the order to recognize the lasting and positive impact of hunters and anglers on wildlife and habitat conservation in America. This order comes on the heels of several major sportsmen actions from Interior including Wednesday'sannouncement of the addition of 600 acres of land in Arizona's

LAHS Marching Band Performs At Football Game

on September 25, 2017 - 3:36pm

The Los Alamos High School marching band was on hand to provide a show at the football game Friday night at Sullivan Field. With more than 90 members, the middle school always provides great entertainment. Here, Band Director Zane Meek directs the band through the national anthem prior to the start of the game. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

A scene from the band performance. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com 

A scene from the band performance. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com 

A scene from the band performance. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

A scene from the band
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Los Alamos Middle School Cross Country Update

on September 25, 2017 - 8:57am
SPORTS News:
 
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,
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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/ladailypost.com

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

 

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

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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/ladailypost.com

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

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

By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

rjmontano@ladailypost.com

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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
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
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/ladailypost.com

 

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/ladailypost.com

 

 

By RJ MONTAÑO

Los Alamos Daily Post

rjmontano@ladailypost.com

 

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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.

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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/ladailypost.com

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

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/ladailypost.com

Jacob Benelli chips to the green on number three.
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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,

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Hilltopper Scoreboard Sept. 8-18

on September 19, 2017 - 6:53am
By RJ MONTAÑO
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

Volleyball

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

Football

  • 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
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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
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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/ladailypost.com

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

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

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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/ladailypost.com

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

 

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

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