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Lady Hilltoppers Hold Off Elkettes For 14-10 Victory

on April 20, 2019 - 9:57am

The LAHS Girls Varsity Softball Team hosted the Pojoaque Valley Elkettes Tuesday afternoon at the White Rock softball fields. The Toppers secured an early lead and never looked back for a 14-10 win. Pictured is Jenessa Gonzales making the tag at home plate early in the game for an out. Photo by Nate Limback

The Toppers celebrating after a well earned victory. Photo by Nate Limback

 

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The Los Alamos High School softball team took a big lead early and held off a late-inning rally by Pojoaque Valley High School to earn a
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Bjorklund Has Perfect Prediction In Weekly Pace Race

on April 18, 2019 - 8:46am
A crowd gathers for the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race early Tuesday evening on the trail just north of Brewer Rodeo Area on North Mesa. Courtesy/ACRR
 
Runners take off in the weekly pace race early Tuesday evening on the trail just north of Brewer Rodeo Area on North Mesa. Courtesy/ACRR

ACRR News:

 
Lynn Bjorklund had a perfect prediction of the 24:00 minute time recorded in the 3 mile distance on the course in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday on the trail just north of Brewer Rodeo Area on North Mesa.
 
Other accurate predictors include:
  • Ted Romero

Los Alamos Lacrosse Falls To Sandia Prep 9-6

on April 17, 2019 - 7:49am

The Los Alamos Lacrosse Team played the Sandia Prep Sun Devils Friday on the pitch at the Los Alamos Middle School. As always the game was fast passed and filled with drama, and in the end the Sun Devils were the victors by a score of 9-6. Pictured is James Flesner battling for the ball as Marie Lee blocks Josh Pratt. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Kaden Lim makes an offensive move to avoid Justin Garcia. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

James Flesner fires a shot that went between the legs of goalie Stacy for the first Los Alamos goal in the first quarter.
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Knights Of Columbus District And State Free Throw Competition Results

on April 16, 2019 - 8:36am
Knights of Columbus District Free Throw participants and coaches. Courtesy photo
 
Los Alamos State Champs Akesa Gartz, Jack Ammerman. Courtesy photo
 
KOC News:
 
The Knights of Columbus District Free Throw Competition was Saturday, Feb. 23, at in Griffith Gymnasium at Los Alamos High School.
 
Local champions from Los Alamos, Pojoaque and Espanola councils participated in this event. Each participant was allowed 25 free throw attempts in the contest and ties were settled by successive rounds of five free throws per contestant until a winner emerged.
 
District Results:
  • 9-year-old: Michael

Los Alamos Wins Big In Pagosa Springs

on April 14, 2019 - 6:47am
LA Slam sixth graders won the Pagosa Springs Youth Tournament. Front row from left, Matt Sawyer, Benjamin Sanchez and Wesley Martin; Back row from left, Z Gartz, Francisco Ortiz, Samuel Carmer, Eddie Gartz, Antonio Griffith, Ty Gartz and Tanya Kaltschmid. Courtesy photo
 
 
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The sixth grade LA Slam boys basketball team traveled April 5-6 to Pagosa Springs to participate in the Pagosa Springs Youth Tournament.
 
The Slam took first place over a field of eight teams, going undefeated in three games of the single elimination tourney.
 
The Los Alamos boys defeated the
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Duncan Fuehne Signs With Colorado School Of Mines

on April 14, 2019 - 6:20am

Duncan Fuehne signs a letter of intent to run cross country and track for the Colorado School of Mines in Golden Colorado for the coming school year. He is surrounded by his family Friday in the lobby of Los Alamos High School including father David Fuehne, mother Holley Trellue, brother Kendall Trellue and sister Dani Trellue. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Duncan Fuehne and his family Friday following his signing of a letter of intent to run cross country and track for the Colorado School of Mines in the lobby of Los Alamos High School. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

YMCA Little Youth Soccer Registration Ends April 17

on April 13, 2019 - 12:51pm

YMCA News:

The Family YMCA’s Little Youth Soccer Program for girls and boys age 4-7 is taking registration through April 17. Parents are encouraged to volunteer as coaches, assistants, and team parents.

The Y’s soccer program is a developmental program for youth ages 4-5; and a bit more competitive for girls and boys ages 6-7.

Practices are held two times per week in Los Alamos or White Rock 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 23 through May 30. Games will be on those same days and times. Cost is $63, or $42 for Y Members. Price includes team jersey for players to keep.

Register at

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LA Hockey Association Appreciates Community Input

on April 13, 2019 - 10:11am

The LA Hockey Association wants to thank everyone who helped with online inputs about the rink. The rink was not awarded the Kraft Hockeyville Award, but those who did receive it can be found here. The LA Hockey Association did have a great showing on their website and said they will continue applying each year until they win this award. Courtesy photo

Toppers Win Big Tuesday Over Espanola

on April 12, 2019 - 7:05am

The Lady Toppers Softball team played the Espanola Lady Sundevils at Overlook Park Softball Fields this past Tuesday. It was a wild and crazy game plagued by errors and hit batters by both teams. The Toppers held the Sundevils scoreless for the first two innings. The rest of the innings were played more or less even until the 5th inning when the Toppers put up 6 runs to end the game by the mercy rule 21-11. On the mound for the Toppers was Katie Wimer who pitched to the 6th inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Katie Wimer knew that when she hit the ball it was going to be a homerun
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Toppers Nipped By Tigers At Bomber Field

on April 12, 2019 - 6:56am

The Los Alamos Topper Baseball team played a home game against the Aztec Tigers last Friday at Bomber Field. The weather was perfect for a baseball game and the game was a very exciting game. The Tigers were ranked higher than the Toppers, but the game was very close all the way to the end with the Tigers putting up the winning run to break the 6-6 tie in the 7th to take the win 7-6. Pictured is Topper catcher Luke Kirkland, tagging out Elijah Lucero at the plate as he tries to avoid the tag. That was the first out in the 3rd inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Tyler Neal takes a
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Nolan Has Perfect Prediction In Weekly Pace Race

on April 11, 2019 - 7:54am
The race is on Tuesday in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race on the lower Bayo Canyon Road at the bottom of Main Hill Road. Courtesy/ACRR
 
Scene from the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday on the lower Bayo Canyon Road at the bottom of Main Hill Road. Courtesy/ACRRCourtesy/ACRR
 
ACRR News:
 
Logan Nolen, 8, had a perfect prediction with a 13:14 time in the 1 mile race in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday on the lower Bayo Canyon Road at the bottom of Main Hill Road. 
 
Other accurate predictors were: Tony Borek with a 11 second difference; Lynn

Boys Topper Tennis Plays The Eldorado Eagles At Home

on April 10, 2019 - 1:24pm

Topper Thomas Chadwick plays George Samaha, and he lost the match 6-3, 6-2. Overall the Toppers lost the match 4-3 in a match played this past Wednesday at Urban Park Tennis Courts. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com 

Eli Iramk-Bent plays Elisas Samaha in a match and he lost 6-1, 6-2. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com 

Tim Martin plays Zane Lowe and won the match 7-6, 2-6, 11-9. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com 

Sam Cook plays Bryce Van Note in a match, which he won 6-2, 6-1. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com 
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Scenes From Girls Softball Game

on April 10, 2019 - 10:53am

Coach Robbie Harris goes over the line-up and game strategies before the Los Alamos Hilltoppers take to the field to play the Moriarty Pintos in Moriarty this past Tuesday. On paper the two teams seemed to by evenly matched, but as the game progressed that was not the case.  The Toppers scored 4 runs in the first inning and kept slugging away to the 5th inning when the game was called by the mercy rule at 18-3. With this win the Toppers are 8-7 overall. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Savana Luster pitched the four innings and allowed six hits and had three strikeouts. Photo by John

Ramya Stevens Competes In American Ninja Warrior

on April 10, 2019 - 9:02am
Pastry Ninja Ramya Stevens is competing in the 11th season of American Ninja Warrior. Courtesy photo
 
SPORTS News:
 
Los Alamos resident Ramya Stevens is competing in the 11th season of American Ninja Warrior, a show in which contestants attempt obstacle courses of increasing difficulty.
 
Stevens will travel to Oklahoma City, Okla., for an April 12 regional competition, from which the top finishers proceed to Nationals in Las Vegas, Nev. The season will be broadcast on TV this Summer.
 
Stevens, a 2018 LAHS graduate, was a gymnast for 14 years.

Game & Fish Offers Special Hunter Education Camps

on April 10, 2019 - 8:05am
Courtesy photo
 
NMGF News:
 
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is providing hands-on training in which participants earn a hunter education certification.
 
Camp Thunderbird near Mimbres
 
The camp is open to youths ages 10 and over who are accompanied by an adult. It will be conducted the weekend of April 26-28, at the beautiful Camp Thunderbird in the Gila National Forest. Lodging and meals are free and all equipment is provided.
 
Registration is open for this camp opportunity and will close April 12 or when filled.
 
Participants must complete and return the

Los Alamos Wrestling Team Shines In Year-End Match

on April 10, 2019 - 7:40am

Members of the YMCA wrestling team were represented last week at Santa Fe High School. The team took home two first place medals and one second place medal. The entire team competed this past weekend in their year-end match. Seen here is Coach Chandler Lauritzen, Miles Simon, Matthew Brousseau, Jack Simon and Coach Mom Katie Brousseau. Courtesy photo
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Los Alamos High School Wrestler Gloria Ramos Medals At Greater Southwest Tournament

on April 9, 2019 - 8:39am
Wearing her Greater Southwest Tournament medal, LAHS wrestler Gloria Ramos, left, with her sister Teresa credits her coaches, sister, parents and an accepting team as reasons for her success. Courtesy photo
 
When a wrestler is told to dig in, they take it to the next level as seen here by LAHS wrestler Gloria Ramos. Ramos had a great year after considering not to wrestle at all. Courtesy photo
 
By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
 
This is the time of year when wrestling comes to an end for schools, but those who love the sport find additional venues to try out their craft.
 
Gloria Ramos, a
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Scenes From Track And Field Invitational

on April 8, 2019 - 3:37pm

Dima Tretiak jumps 42’ in the triple jump to qualify for the state meet. The LAHS varsity boys and girls track and field teams competed April 6 in the Capital High School Track and Field Invitational. Both teams won first place at the meet. Photo by Nathan Limback

Dimitri Bullok prepares to throw the shot put. Photo by Nathan Limback

Preslie Coffey hands off to Tia Hartzol in the 4x100m relay. The team won first place in the event. Photo by Nathan Limback

Qui Hawkins and Bailey Yost compete in the 100m hurdles. Photo by Nathan Limback

Gabe Holesinger attempts the 12’ State qualifying
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Los Alamos Lacrosse Team Plays Santa Fe Prep

on April 6, 2019 - 7:14am

The Los Alamos boys Lacrosse Team played the team from Santa Fe Prep this past Wednesday at the LAMS Football Field. The Santa Fe prep team is one of the premier teams in the state and wasted no time proving it; they dominated the game from opening faceoff to the end winning by a large margin. The game was a learning experience for the Los Alamos team which played hard the entire game. Pictured is Adam Scott and a SF player going for a loose ball in the first quarter. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Kaden Lim picks up a loose ball ahead of two SF players.
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Aaron Jackson Is Top Predictor In Atomic City Road Runners Club First Pace Race Of 46th Season

on April 3, 2019 - 10:28am

Nearly 50 people of all ages and capabilities participated in the Atomic City Road Runners first pace race of the 2019  season early Tuesday evening on the Canyon Rim Trail. Courtesy/ACRR

Scene from the first Atomic City Road Runners pace race of the 2019 season early Tuesday evening on the Canyon Rim Trail. Courtesy/ACRR

Scene from the first Atomic City Road Runners pace race of the 2019 season Tuesday evening on the Canyon Rim Trail. Courtesy/ACRR

ACRR News:

Aaron Jackson is the best predictor at 2 seconds off his stated time in the opening pace race of the 2019 season held on the

Los Alamos High School Girl’s Golf Takes Top Trophy

on April 2, 2019 - 5:09pm
First place champions from left, Leah Mountain, Gabby Mowrer, Muira Mowrer, Alicia  Gonzales and Jessica Osden. Courtesy photo
 
SPORTS News:
 
The Los Alamos High School Girl’s Golf team participated in its first tournament of the spring Monday at the Albuquerque Academy Invite.
 
The girls finished with the first place trophy with a team score of 342. Los Alamos swept the top three individual spots with Jessica Osden taking the top spot with an outstanding 75, Leah Mountain was second with an 84 and Alicia Gonzales came in third with a personal best score of 85.
 
St.
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Los Alamos Baseball/Softball Camp Rescheduled

on April 2, 2019 - 8:13am
SPORTS News:
 
ABA Baseball Camp in Los Alamos has been rescheduled to Sunday, April 7.
 
To register for the baseball camp click here: https://ababaseball.com/camps/
 
For information about Perfect Circle Softball Camp coached by Kelsey Stevens and Erica Beach, contact Stevens at 505.328.5819 or stevens.kelsey18@gmail.com.
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All District 2-4A 18-19 Selections Announced

on March 29, 2019 - 6:24am

Becca Green was selected for the All District 2-4A first team and also selected as the player of the year for District 2-4A. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Alexandra Calderon was selected for the first team from District 2-4A. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Natalie Gallegos was selected for the 2nd team for District 2-4A. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Michaela Gonzales was selected for the 2nd team for District 2-4A. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Gavin Campos was selected for the 1st team for the District 2-4A. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

David Owen was
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Lady Hilltoppers Just One Run Short Against Academy

on March 28, 2019 - 8:12am

It was a perfect day for a softball game as the Los Alamos High School Softball Team played the Albuquerque Academy Chargers Tuesday afternoon at the softball fields in White Rock. These two teams have met many times before and the Chargers have won the majority of the match ups. This game was a wild one as both teams committed many errors, and it was like the teams were on spring break. In the end the Chargers emerged the victors 14-13. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com 

Savana Luster worked her way around the bases and slides in ahead of the tag for run number 2 in the first inning.
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Secretary Of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver Determines Petition To Overturn Background Check Law Does Not Meet Strict Legal Requirements

on March 25, 2019 - 8:43am

Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver

From the Office of the Secretary of State:

SANTA FE – After a thorough review, Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver determined Thursday that the proposed petition referendum to overturn New Mexico’s background check law does not satisfy the necessary technical and legal requirements of New Mexico law.

On March 7, 2019, the Secretary of State’s Office received a letter from House Republican Floor Leader James Townsend and House Minority Whip Rod Montoya informing the Office of their desire to initiate a referendum petition to overturn the

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