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‘Topper Girls’ Hoops End Season At Academy

on February 21, 2018 - 12:22pm

Becca Green wins the tipoff in the game between the 'Toppers and the Academy Chargers Monday in Albuquerque. The 'Toppers needed a win to keep their playoff hopes alive. The 'Toppers played even with the Chargers the first half but fell behind in the beginning of the second half and were unable to close the gap and lost the game 40-48, which ended their season. Photo by John McHale/

Serenity Maestas reaches for a loose ball near midcourt in the first period. Photo by John McHale/


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‘Topper Boys End Season At Academy

on February 21, 2018 - 12:19pm

Gavin Campos takes an off balance shot during the Monday night game played in Albuquerque. This was the first game in the single elimination district tournament. The 'Toppers started strong by leading the first two periods. The Chargers came out strong in the second half and the 'Toppers went cold and fell behind and were unable to close the gap and lost the game 53-62. This loss ended the 'Topper season. Photo by John McHale/

Senior Antonio Trujillo does what he did all season-bring the ball down the court and turn the corner on the way to the basket.

YMCA: Little Youth Basketball Registration Grades K-1st Open Until March 2

on February 21, 2018 - 11:54am
YMCA News:
Registration is open for the YMCA’s developmental co-ed Little Youth Basketball program.
Practices and games are two times per week in Los Alamos or White Rock March 6 through April 19.
This program provides and introduction to basketball for girls and boys. Mini-sized balls will be used on 8’ baskets to allow players to learn proper shooting technique. Focus will be on developing coordination and learning the basic rules of the game.
Volunteer coaches and team parents needed. The Y keeps the teams small so all get plenty of skills practice and play time.

Sipapu Gets 10 Inches Of Powder With More Coming

on February 20, 2018 - 1:00pm
Courtesy/Sipapu Ski Resort
SKI News:
VADITO Sipapu Ski Resort near Taos, received 10 inches of fresh powder overnight with additional snow in the forecast this week.
Again, Sipapu leads the state for the second time in five days with the most fresh snowfall in the past 24 hours!
Sipapu is open daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 22 trails, two terrain parks, and four lifts turning.
On Feb. 24, Sipapu and the Santa Fe Ski Team invite skiers, snowboarders, and telemarkers of all ages and abilities to participate in the

More Scenes From Swimming And Diving Competition

on February 20, 2018 - 12:52pm

Sara Shiina and team members at the start of the 200 yard medley relay. This was the first event the 'Topper swim team competed in during the 2018 New Mexico Activities Association Swimming and Diving Championships held Friday and Saturday at the Albuquerque Academy Natatorium. The girls' team finished in sixth place and the boys' team finished in ninth place. Photo by John McHale/

Sara Shiina swims the backstroke in the 200 yard medley relay. The girls finished in seventh place in this event. Photo by John McHale/

Jillian Bennett swims the breaststroke in the

Middle School Baseball Meeting Wednesday

on February 20, 2018 - 10:18am
LAMS News:
There will be a meeting for all interested 7th and 8th grade baseball players and their parents 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the White Rock Branch Library.
We will discuss the expectations, practice and play schedule and the expected costs and for the spring program.

LAHS Graduates Olguin And Kirk In Tokyo

on February 20, 2018 - 5:32am

Two Los Alamos High School graduates, each making the community proud in very different ways, meet up at Disney Tokyo in Japan; A1C Danekah Olguin who is serving with the U.S. Air Force in Tokyo and Alex Kirk who is playing professional basketball with Alvark Tokyo. Courtesy photo

LAHS Competes In 2018 State High School Swimming And Diving Championships In Albuquerque

on February 19, 2018 - 3:51pm
Junior Jillian Bennett celebrates new school record in 100 breast with Hilltoppers assistant Megan Rains. Courtesy photo
2018 state boys 400 free relay team members Alex Bullock, top left, Ethan Aulwes, center, Nick Berndt, bottom left, and Ian Jaegers. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos Hilltoppers swimming and diving teams traveled Friday and Saturday to the 2018 New Mexico State High School Championships at Albuquerque Academy.
The Los Alamos girls and boys teams finished 6th and 9th respectively:
Many athletes achieved personal best performances.
For the

Hilltoppers Wrestling Earns Individual Title At State

on February 19, 2018 - 2:53pm

Hilltopper Devin Atencio wins his final match against Matthew Sanchez of St. Pius to claim the 2017 106-lb weight class State Championship. Photo by John McHale/


Devin Atencio wrestling Matthew Sanchez of St. Pius. Atencio won a 6-2 decision. Photo by John McHale/



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RIO RANCHO – “I’m proud of these kids.” That’s what Head Coach James Hatt said before his Los Alamos Hilltoppers entered the medal round of the New Mexico Activities Association’s state wrestling meet.
In just a year, the ‘Toppers

'Toppers Divers Compete At State

on February 19, 2018 - 2:35pm

Mychael Garcia in the New Mexico State Diving Competition Friday and Saturday at the Albuquerque Academy Natatorium. Garcia finished in 12th place. The boys' team finished in ninth place. Photo by John McHale/

Emme Mooday dives during the girls' portion of the state competition. The girls finished sixth in the competition and Mooday finished in 11th place. Photo by John McHale/

Kyle Hatler performs a dive and finished in 10th place in the boys diving. Photo by John McHale/

Anna Clark performs her dive and finished in 12th place.

CrossFit Los Alamos Hosts 14 Teams Across State

on February 19, 2018 - 1:26pm

Competitors hang from the pull up bars and bring their knees to their chest at a recent competition at CrossFit Los Alamos held in conjunction with 30 other sites around the country. Photo by RJ Montaño/


Everyone got into the spirit at CrossFit Los Alamos. Photo by RJ Montaño/



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Great music, huge crowds, delicious food, and healthy competition were on display at CrossFit Los Alamos for the inaugural New WODs (Workout of the Day) On The Block competition Feb.

Eight Hilltopper Grapplers Move On To Winners Bracket At State Friday

on February 19, 2018 - 1:02pm

Los Alamos Wrestling coaches look on as Reyes Mendez grapples with his opponent. Photo by RJ Montaño/

Gloria Ramos speaks with KOB's JP Murrieta after her dominating win. Photo by RJ Montaño/
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RIO RANCHO – A strong start for the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team as eight athletes moved onto the winners bracket in the first round of the New Mexico Activities Association’s State boys’ and girls’ wrestling tournament held Friday and Saturday at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.
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LA Slam 7th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts

on February 19, 2018 - 8:16am


LAHS: 2-5A District Tournament Schedule

on February 19, 2018 - 7:54am
The Los Alamos Hilltoppers will compete in the 2-5A District Tournament in the schedule as follows:
  • Monday – LA @ Academy – Girls @ 4 p.m., Boys @ 5:30 p.m.;
  • Tuesday – Monday winners @ Del Norte- Girls at 5 p.m., Boys @ 7 p.m.;
  • Thursday – Tuesday winners @ Capital – Girls @ 5:30, Boys @ 7 p.m.;
  • Friday – Girls Championship @ Espanola @ 7 p.m.; and
  • Saturday – Boys Championship @ Espanola @ 7 p.m.

High Expectations For Former ‘Toppers; UNM Baseball

on February 16, 2018 - 8:32pm

Former 'Topper Conner Mang takes batting practice ahead of UNM's 2018 baseball season. Photo by RJ Montaño/

Lobo Head Baseball Coach Ray Birmingham talks with the media about UNM's upcoming season. Photo by RJ Montaño/



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ALBUQUERQUE – Former Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball stars Conner and Jared Mang are expected to play large roles on the 2018 University of New Mexico Lobo baseball team.
The Lobos have been narrowly picked to win the Mountain West Conference baseball championship in the preseason coaches’

Sundevils Shine In Los Alamos

on February 16, 2018 - 10:37am

Whenever the Espanola Sundevils come to play in Griffin Gym, excitement fills the air. Both sides of the bleachers are always near capacity with cheering fans. This game was no exception. The Sundevils are ranked in the top five class for the state and wasted no time showing the crowd how good they are. Photo by John McHale/

Antonio Trujillo reaches for a loose rebound under the 'Topper basket in the fourth quarter. Trujillo was the high point man for the 'Toppers with 15 points. Photo by John McHale/


By RJ Montaño

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Lady Sundevils Defeat 'Toppers Tuesday

on February 16, 2018 - 10:19am

Lady Hilltoppers Basketball Head Coach Josh Archuleta sends his team out on the court to face the Espanola Sundevils in a game played Tuesday night in Espanola. The 'Toppers played even with the Sundevils in the first half but the Sundevils took control and won the game 54-31. Photo by John McHale/

Becca Green is always in the thick of the action under the 'Topper basket and while under the Sundevil basket, she scored 10 points. Photo by John McHale/

Hannah Sanchez and Kaylee Chavez both go for the ball under the 'Topper basket in the first period.

Los Alamos FLL Robotics Teams Win Recognition

on February 16, 2018 - 10:14am

The Quadrumaniacs who won the 2nd Place Champions Award Feb. 10 and will compete at the North American FLL Open Championship in Legoland in May are, from left, Lucy Kelley, Sasha Simakov, Maggie Kelley, Corben Meek, Angie O'Leary, Timothy Rousculp and Zoya Khan.  Not pictured is Magellan Bronson. Brother Alex Meek, peeking in, is on an FLL Junior team.  The Quadrumaniacs are coached by Susannah Rousculp and Elizabeth Meek with Karen Kelley as co-coach and mentor. Courtesy photo


Local FIRST LEGO League team, the Llama-Bots, pictured with their Teamwork trophy are, from left, Taylor

'Topper Wrestling Team Are District Champions

on February 14, 2018 - 7:23am

The 'Topper wrestling team proudly displays the trophy it won this past Saturday in the Edward Medina Gymnasium in Espanola. The 'Toppers won four first place, three second place and four third place medals. Photo by John McHale/

Devin Atencio in the 106 weight class makes easy work of his Espanola opponent to win a first place medal. Photo by John McHale/


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ESPANOLA – You can add a team and several individual district tournament championships to the list of successes the 2018 Los Alamos High School


UNM Suspends Head Football Coach Bob Davie

on February 12, 2018 - 5:51pm
The University of New Mexico suspends head football coach Bob Davie for 30 days of unpaid leave. Photo by RJ Montaño/
Los Alamos Daily Post

ALBUQUERQUE – After a months-long investigation into the conduct of University of New Mexico Head Football Coach Bob Davie, UNM announced that it has suspended Davie for 30 days without pay. 

Coach Bob Davie

Chicago-based law firm Hogan, Marren, Babbo, and Rose was hired to investigate allegations of “interference with and improper involvement in investigations of football players” including


2018 Knights Of Columbus Local Free Throw Results

on February 12, 2018 - 12:37pm
Scene from the 2018 Knights of Columbus Local Free Throw Championship in Griffith Gymnasium. Photo by Roger Anaya
Scene from the 2018 Knights of Columbus Local Free Throw Championship in Griffith Gymnasium. Photo by Roger Anaya
Five boys and two girls ages 9 to 14, were named local champions of the 2018 Knights of Columbus Local Free Throw Championship.
Each participant was allowed 15 free throw attempts in the contest. Ties were settled by successive rounds of five free throws per contestant until a winner emerged.

Lady Toppers Narrowly Fall To Chargers

on February 11, 2018 - 1:12am

It was all smiles as the Lady Toppers readied to take to the court Wednesday evening to play the Albuquerque Academy Chargers in Griffith Gymnasium. Both teams had similar records, so this game would be very competitive. The Toppers lead the first two periods and had a 4-point lead at the half. The third period ended with the Chargers ahead by 1 point. The fourth quarter ended in a 33-33 tie. In the overtime period the Chargers pulled ahead and won the contest 42-38. Photo by John McHale/

Susanna Gallegos has her eye on a basket in the first period. She scored 7 points.

Undefeated Trailblazers Win YMCA Tournament

on February 11, 2018 - 1:08am
Capping off an undefeated season, the Trailblazers played in the YMCA end-of-season tournament Feb. 2-3 against the other YMCA teams in their age bracket and took 1st place in the tournament. This 3rd and 4th grade team was coached by David Gartz and Evan Gartz. Team members, front row from left, Maclain Griffin, Josh Gartz and Mikey Velasquez. Back row from left, Hayden Watkins, Eric Fenimore, Hunter Dare and Will Gartz. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Home To State Champion Weightlifters

on February 10, 2018 - 8:25am
Like mother, like daughter. Kimberley Laskey and Mairen Hoch have similar pre-lift form and facial expression before successfully setting state records. Courtesy Photo


By RJ Montaño

Los Alamos Daily Post

When you think of a pair of state record-setting Olympic weightlifters, someone who looks like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, or maybe Arnold Schwarzenegger might come to mind.


Southwest Nordic Ski Club Kids Team Shines At Crested Butte Alley Loop Races And Pagosa Springs Biathlon

on February 10, 2018 - 7:50am

Winners take their places on the 1.5km ladies podium from left, Harper Reid, Anna Simakov and Samantha Baily.​ Courtesy photo

Madalyn Baily wearing the crowd and official favorite costume of Skadi, Norse goddess of winter and skiing. Courtesy photo

Brothers Zach, 8, Levi, 7, and Luke Gibson, 5, in their first season as SWN Ski Kids, swept the podium in the Pagosa Biathlon kids event. Courtesy photo


Despite generally low snow this winter, Southwest Nordic Ski Club was lucky to have two different events within reasonable driving distance from Los Alamos on the same day and