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on October 19, 2019 - 10:00am

Girls Soccer Triumph Over Pojoaque Elkettes

on October 17, 2019 - 5:20pm

Alyssa Parker scored three goals in this game against the Pojoaque Elkettes played Tuesday afternoon at the Pojoaque High School. The final score was 11-0 for the Toppers. As a result, the lady Hilltoppers recorded their third district win against Pojoaque. The Toppers put together a solid attack that caught the Elkettes on their heels. Alyssa Parker had three goals and one assist. Tara McDonald netted two goals. Kaya Krantz, Kaitlyn McGrane, Andi Soto, Jenna Harris, Annika Fox and Izzy Hodges were credited with a goal.
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Los Alamos Takes Over First Place In District 2-4A

on October 17, 2019 - 5:19pm

The Topper Volleyball team celebrates their 3-2 win over the Pojoaque Elkettes played Tuesday evening in the Pojoaque High School Gym. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

By GEORGE MORSE
Sport and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos High School volleyball team started playing their style of volleyball and came back to defeat rival Pojoaque Valley High School 25-17, 15-25, 23-25, 25-13, 15-10 in a District 2-4A showdown Oct. 15 at Pojoaque. Both teams came into the match undefeated in district play.

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Topper Boys Soccer Defeats Taos Tigers 3-1

on October 14, 2019 - 11:32am

The Topper Soccer team poses for a photo before taking on the Taos Tigers in a district game Tuesday at Sullivan Field. The two teams had nearly the same record, so the game was very close in spite of the score. Both teams charged hard on offense, but the Topper defense was the deciding factor to take the match 3-1. The game was very exciting with both teams having chances to score and play aggressive soccer. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Westley Parker battles for the ball against #5 Kian Morgan and #19 Sam Hastings in the first half. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Syler
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Topper Girls Volleyball Win Match Over Taos 3-0

on October 14, 2019 - 9:42am

The Hilltoppers came out swinging (literally) Tuesday night against the Taos Tigers. The Toppers had 39 Kills and 15 Blocks for points. Los Alamos also excelled from the service line tallying only 5 service errors vs. 13 aces on the night. The Back Row only had 6 service errors and 5 dig errors. This coupled with 25 '3' ball passes set the stage for a great evening. Elise Olivas played a fabulous game on defense and made solid decisions on offense to facilitate this win. Natalie Gallegos led the way with 24 Kills on 38 attempts with only 2 errors.
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LAHS Girls Soccer Kick For The Cure Fundraiser Oct. 19

on October 11, 2019 - 8:31pm
LAHS goalkeeper Annika Fox. Photo by Nate Limback
 
SPORTS News:

One in eight American women—more than a quarter of a million women and men this year—will likely develop breast cancer.

The Los Alamos High School Girls Soccer Program aims to help halt this deadly disease through their annual Breast Cancer Awareness month fundraiser.

Teams are collecting donations and hosting halftime penalty kick fundraising shootouts at boys’ and girls’ home games Saturday, Oct. 19 at Sullivan Field.

No registration is required for shootout participation—just show up and shoot against our Topper

Topper Varsity Soccer Wins 1st Game District Play

on October 11, 2019 - 7:46pm

The Topper Girls Varsity Soccer Team wins the first game of district play 3-0 Tuesday against the Taos Tigers at the Taos Eco Park. The Toppers dominated the game with strong defense and relentless offense, with goals coming from Alyssa Parker, Tara McDonald, and Kaya Krantz. Kaitlyn McGrane also had a strong game with 8 shots on goal. Scheduled for three games this week, the team faced Moriarty in their second District game Thursday and will travel to take on Aztec Saturday. Pictured is Kaya Krantz taking a shot on goal. Photo by Nate Limback

Olivia Bell completes a pass upfield.
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Hilltoppers, Gallegos Hammer Sundevils

on October 11, 2019 - 7:19pm
Los Alamos’ Nadia Gallegos and Espanola’s Kiana Duran battle at the net while their teammates intently look on in the Hilltoppers’ 3-0 victory over Espanola Oct. 8 at Espanola. Los Alamos evened its record at 7-7 with the victory and is 2-0in District 2-4A. Photo by George Morse/ladailypost.com
 
All eyes are on the ball as it floats in the air among five Los Alamos players. Photo by George Morse/ladailypost.com
 
 
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The Los Alamos High School volleyball team evened its overall record at 7-7 and picked up its second win in
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13th Annual Elementary Mile Run Friday Oct. 25

on October 9, 2019 - 3:06pm

Scene from a previous Elementary Mile Run. Photo by Blake Wood

SPORTS News:

The 2019 Elementary Mile Run begins at 2:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at Los Alamos County Golf Course, 4244 Diamond Dr.

For safety reasons all runners must register for a number. Go to http://sites.google.com/laschools.net/xcwebsite/home (see 2019 Elementary Mile tab on the left side) and do one of the following:

(Preferred):  Use the 2019 Elementary Mile Registration link to complete the form and pick up your number on race day! 

Print and complete the waiver and bring it to the registration table by 2 p.m.

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Annual Los Alamos Ski Swap At LAMS Oct. 19

on October 8, 2019 - 7:52am

New and lightly used skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, helmets and ski clothing are for sale 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at Los Alamos Middle School. Courtesy photo

Ski Swap News:

Need some new gear for this coming winter? Come to Los Alamos Middle School 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 for the Los Alamos Ski Swap.

New and lightly used skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, helmets and ski clothing will be for sale.

Drop off equipment for resale 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19.

Pick-up for unsold equipment and payment for sold equipment is 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct 20.

Proceeds from the Ski Swap benefit the

Hilltoppers Varsity Volleyball Prevails Over Moriarty Pintos In Start Of District Playoffs Tuesday Night

on October 4, 2019 - 10:25am

Hilltoppers Varsity Volleyball Team had an exciting start to the district playoff Tuesday night at home against the Moriarty Pintos with a 3-1 win. Topper Natalie Gallegos had another great game with 7 block kills and followed by Michaela Gonzales and Nadia Gallegos both with 4. In total the Toppers finished the night with 51 total kills from Natalie Gallegos, Eden Schmierer, Michaela Gonzales, Elise Olivas and Ariel Edkin. Next week the Toppers' are on the road against the Espanola Sundevils. Pictured Elise Olivas sets the ball in the third set. Photo by Nate Limback

Natalie Gallegos and
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Los Alamos Athletic Directors Honored At Conference

on October 2, 2019 - 3:40pm

LAHS Athletic Director Ann Stewart and LAMS Athletic Director Daren Jones honored at NMAA/NMADA Conference. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools athletic directors attended the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) and the New Mexico Athletic Directors Association (NMADA) Fall Conference last weekend in Albuquerque and received three prestigious awards.

Los Alamos Middle School Athletic Director Daren Jones received NMADA’s award for the New Mexico Middle School Athletic Director of the Year;

Los Alamos High School received NMAA’s 2nd place award in Class 4A for the

Mary Snow Best Predictor In Final Pace Race Of 2019

on October 2, 2019 - 2:56pm
Participants group up Tuesday on the Canyon Rim Trail for the final Atomic City Road Runners Pace Race of the 2019 Season. Courtesy/ACRR
 
Participants head out Tuesday on the Canyon Rim Trail for the final Atomic City Road Runners Pace Race of the 2019 Season. Courtesy/ACRR 
 
ACRR News:
 
Mary Snow was the top predictor at 2 seconds off her predicted time in the final Atomic CIty Road Runners final Pace Race of the 2019 season Tuesday on the Canyon Rim Trail.
 
Other accurate predictors are:
  • Beth Davenport with a 6 second differential;
  • Zach Medin recording a 7 second difference;

DreamHouse Is Title Sponsor Of New Mexico Bowl

on October 2, 2019 - 9:16am
DHP News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE ESPN Events and DreamHouse announced Tuesday a multi-year title sponsorship that will begin with the 2019 DreamHouse New Mexico Bowl.
 
The entitlement of the DreamHouse New Mexico Bowl is part of a collegiate partnership reached by ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN, and DreamHouse.
 
The fourteenth annual game will kickoff at noon MST (2 p.m. EST) Saturday, Dec. 21 at Dreamstyle Stadium in Albuquerque.
 
“This is a tremendous day for New Mexico and for our event, but also for the state’s thriving film industry and overall economy,” said Executive Director

Topper Football Falls Hard To Hope Christian Huskies

on October 2, 2019 - 9:11am

Liam Harper with the Topper banner and Ray Guffee with the Hammer lead the Topper Football Team onto the Milne Stadium Saturday afternoon to play the Hope Christian Huskies in a non-district game. It was the Huskies homecoming game and they had win’ on their minds, and win they did. The Huskies defeated the Toppers 44-0. The first period was all Huskies as they scored 38 points to put the game out of reach for the Toppers. However the Toppers defense held the Huskies scoreless for the next two quarters and the Huskies were only able to score again late in the fourth quarter.
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Topper Girls Varsity Soccer Falls To St. Pius Sartans

on September 30, 2019 - 10:33am

Topper defender Jenna Harris and Sartan Gabby Jeanette sprint down the field competing for possession of the ball during the game played this weekend at Sullivan Field. Photo by Nate Limback

Katie Osburn lines up for a pass into midfield. Photo by Nate Limback

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The Los Alamos High School Girls Varsity Soccer Team played at home this weekend against the St. Pius Sartans.

The Toppers played hard all game, even though the final score was 0-4.

The team knew this was going to be a difficult match and used it as a learning experience to prepare for the next time they face St.

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Los Alamos High School Graduate Alex Kirk Awarded Most Valuable Player Of FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2019

on September 29, 2019 - 11:34am

Los Alamos High School graduate Alex Kirk receives the Most Valuable Player of the FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2019 played in Bangkok. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos High School graduate Alex Kirk, third from right, is named the Most Valuable Player of the FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2019 played in Bangkok. Courtesy photo

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BANGKOK (Thailand) – Alex Kirk of Los Alamos is named the Most Valuable Player of the FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2019 after a dominating performance on both ends of the floor to wrap up his second appearance in the competition.

Kirk started the game on fire with 13 points

12th Annual Running Of Atomic Man Duatholon

on September 29, 2019 - 8:12am

The start of the Fat Man Atomic Man Duatolon Sept. 21 in White Rock. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Hugh Selby warms up for his leg in the Little Boy bike ride. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
SPORTS News:
 
The 12th running of the Atomic Man Duatholon held Sept. 21 in White Rock started out of the Pinion parking lot.
 
The Atomic Man is a duathlon, which participants start with a run, then bike and finish with another run. The Fat Man portion of the race was a 5K run, 40K bike and a 10K run.
 
The Little Boy portion of the race was a 4K run, 12K bike and a 4K run.

Ferenbaughs; Romero Best Predictors In Pace Race

on September 29, 2019 - 7:26am
Atomic City Road Runners News:
 
Anna and Bobbie Ferenbaugh and Ted Romero had the best predictions in Tuesday's Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race.
 
The race was on a fairly-flat 1-mile paved loop mainly on Estante Way in Pajarito Acres. One could run any number of loops but with a requested time of 45 minutes or less. All distances from 1 to 5 miles were done.
 
The smallest differences between actual and predicted times in seconds adjusted to 3 miles were Anna Ferenbaugh (9 s), Ted Romero (10 s), Bobbie Ferenbaugh (12 s), Seth Thomas (15 s), Sanna Sevanto (16 s), Heidi

Ice Rink Conceptual Designs Unveiled To Community

on September 28, 2019 - 10:01am
From left, John Layman and Tom Wilber of NCA Architects and Planners, County Engineer Eric Martinez and Project Manager Wayne Kohlrust discuss the ice rink improvement project during a public meeting Wednesday night at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
Members of the public weigh in on the ice rink improvement project Wednesday evening at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos County Ice Rink will receive new locker rooms and renovated restrooms; initial plans for the

Topper Volleyball Falls To Jaguars 2-3

on September 28, 2019 - 9:23am

Eden Schmierer spike-kills the ball onto Jaguar defenders Mariah Rosas and Molly Mccann in the second set. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Michaela Gonzales makes a blocking attempt against Alyssa Delgado in the second set. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
SPORTS News:
 
The Hilltoppers showed a much improved defense, covering well and bringing an active blocking game to Capital High last Tuesday in Santa Fe.
 
It turned out that serving errors and untimely passing as well as some poor decisions in offense proved to be the undoing for Los Alamos.
 
Although a loss in five
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Topper Girls Soccer Beats Santa Fe Demons 2-1

on September 27, 2019 - 8:15am

After a slow start the Los Alamos High School girls soccer team exploded for 2 goals in the second half to secure the 2-1 win over the Santa Fe Demons. Marie Lee got the Toppers on the board with an outside shot from the corner. A short time later, Irene Abfalterer assisted a goal to Alyssa Parker who scored the game winner. Pictured is Aliya Richins kicking the ball past defender Tatiana Winter in the first half. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Alyssa Parker puts pressure on the Demonette goaltender, Molly Wissman as Ruby Reyes moves in to assist. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
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Los Alamos Ice Hockey Fundraiser Elks Lodge Oct. 5

on September 26, 2019 - 7:39am

Woman Arrested In Little League Embezzlement Case

on September 24, 2019 - 9:11pm

Staff Report

Police made an arrest today in the case of the missing revenue from the Los Alamos County Little League concessions during this year’s season.

Cmdr. Preston Ballew confirmed this evening that police have charged the volunteer responsible for collecting and depositing that revenue, Janice Lovato, with embezzlement.

League President Magdalen Miller told the Los Alamos Daily Post Sunday that the League Board had reported their suspicions and concerns to the Los Alamos Police Department.

Miller said that as a board committed to the players of the league, they were immensely

Topper Boys Soccer Team Wins Over Coyotes

on September 24, 2019 - 7:58am

The Boys Varsity Soccer Team hosted the Roswell Coyotes Saturday afternoon for the 2019 Homecoming Game at Sullivan Field. It was a physical and hard-fought match. At the end of 80 minutes, the Toppers came out on top 3-1. The Coyotes took the lead early, scoring the only goal for either team in the first half. The Toppers started the second half with relentless offense and clutch defense, tying the game on a free kick by senior Dakota Duran. Persistent offense led to two additional goals for the Toppers by Westley Parker and Isaac Ortega.
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