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Scenes From Hilltopper Baseball Versus Academy

on April 21, 2018 - 1:26pm

Jacob Rutten took over pitching duties in the fifth inning. At that point in the game the 'Toppers had a four run lead. However, the Academy bats came to life and were able to score five unanswered runs and pulled ahead to win 5-4. Photo by John McHale/

Shortstop James Neal gets a pop fly for the first out in the fifth inning. Photo by John McHale/

Arthur Steinkamp had to go high for this over throw to first in the fifth inning. Photo by John McHale/

The center fielder Hunter Swavely looks to have the ball in his glove but the ball was out of

Hilltopper Golfer Jessica Osden Wins Los Alamos Invite

on April 21, 2018 - 1:08pm

Jessica Osden shoots an iron shot on the 15th green. She was the top girls finisher with a 74 for the day. Photo by John McHale/




Los Alamos Daily Post


Los Alamos High School Freshman Jessica Osden ran away with the individual championship at the Hilltopper Spring Invitational Monday afternoon at the Los Alamos County Golf Course.
Osden shot a 74, six shots better than second place finisher Carissa Padilla of St. Michael’s High School.
Jessica is really starting to come into her own.

Hilltopper Golf Finishes Second At Home Invite

on April 21, 2018 - 7:01am

Davis Johnson blasts his way out of sand on the front nine. He was the top boys finisher with a 77 for the match. Photo by John McHale/




Los Alamos Daily Post


The Los Alamos High School boys’ golf team produced another strong showing during the 2017-18 season by finishing in second place at the 13-team Hilltopper Spring Invitational on Monday afternoon.
Los Lunas High School walked away with the narrow win, four strokes better than the second place Hilltoppers.

New Mexico Senior Olympics Registration Opens

on April 21, 2018 - 6:26am
NMSO News:
ALBUQUERQUE  The New Mexico Senior Olympics is celebrating 40 years and gearing up for the 2018 State Summer Games July 18-22 in Albuquerque.
The Olympics are dedicated to providing adults ages 50 and over with opportunities for a healthy, active lifestyle. There will be more than 90 events in 24 sports. The games are an opportunity for people to stay active and for community members to get involved by volunteering. The Olympics will utilize hundreds of volunteers for all events.
“The New Mexico Senior Olympic State Games provide an incredible opportunity for people to

Hilltopper Girls Softball Routs Academy

on April 21, 2018 - 6:20am

Alicia Gonzales slides into third base ahead of the tag during a previous game against the Capitol Jaguars April 11. Photo by John McHale/




Los Alamos Daily Post


The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team picked up a considerable 15-5 win over the Albuquerque Academy Wednesday afternoon, inching within a game of a second consecutive district championship.  
The Hilltoppers gained momentum as they picked apart an Academy team who seemed to lose concentration as the game moved along.
After two scoreless innings, Academy manufactured a

Santa Fe Prep Defeats Hilltopper Boys Lacrosse

on April 21, 2018 - 6:18am

During a previous game, James Gutierrez feels the sting of a Scorpion player as he has the ball knocked from his basket. The Los Alamos boys lacrosse team played the Duke City Scorpions April 14. Photo by John McHale/




Los Alamos Daily Post


After getting routed by an all-star team comprised of players from around the Albuquerque metro area, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys lacrosse team took the field against Santa Fe Prep Tuesday afternoon, dropping the match 13-5 when all was said and done.
Santa Fe Prep opened up the game with an

AAU Northern New Mexico Believers Basketball Team Play Hall Of Fame National Showcase In Wichita

on April 20, 2018 - 3:39pm

The Northern New Mexico Believers, coached by Monica Romero, were invited to play April 14-15 in the Hall of Fame National Showcase in Wichita, Ks. The team took 2nd place. Top row from left, Jayla Abeyta, Jennifer Torrez, Monique Salazar, Destiny Valdez and Ariana Parrack. Bottom row from left, Coach Monica Romero, TeNika Dasheno, Christianne Sandoval and, Rayna Morales. Courtesy photo

Scenes From LAHS Spring Golf Invitational

on April 19, 2018 - 1:35pm

The Topper Boys and Girls golf teams hosted the LAHS Spring Golf Invitational golf tournament Monday April 16 at the County Golf Course. There were 13 teams and 100 players. Teams must have four players to form a team, the Topper Girls fielded only three players and were not considered a team. However Jessica Osden finished with the lowest score for all the girls with a 71. The boys team finished in second placed just four strokes behind Los Lunas at 322. The boys team practices their putting before the match started. Photo by John McHale/

Davis Johnson blasts his way out of

Scenes From Boys Lacrosse Match With Scorpions

on April 19, 2018 - 1:30pm

The Los Alamos Boys Lacrosse team had a match with the Duke City Scorpions April 14 at the Dara Jones Field in Whiterock. The Scorpions are a very strong well seasoned team and they wasted no time putting the sting on the Los Alamos team.  The goal tender, JD Carson, was very busy, here he makes a save in the first quarter. The final score was 3-17 but that did not represent the effort the Los Alamos team put fourth. The game was high action and fun to watch. The next games will be at 5 p.m., today at Dara Jones Field in White Rock and at 10 a.m.

Sevanto Is Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on April 19, 2018 - 5:34am
Scene from the weekly pace race Tuesday on the Canada de Buey Trail in White Rock. Courtesy photo
Scene from the weekly pace race Tuesday on the Canada de Buey Trail in White Rock. Courtesy photo
ACRR News:
Sanna Sevanto was the best predictor in the weekly pace race Tuesday on the Canada de Buey Trail in White Rock at 1 second off her predicted time. 
Other accurate predictors were: Aurea Rojas and husband Felix Candia at 13 seconds off, Tamara Jurado and Zac Medin with a 14 second differential, Jackie Peckham at 15 seconds off, and Ted Romero with a 46 second differential.

Los Alamos Nukes And Bombshells Rugby Teams Slated For Home Games Saturday

on April 16, 2018 - 3:48pm

Los Alamos Nukes under-19 boys and Los Alamos Bombshells Girls under-19 rugby teams are slated to play Saturday at Sulllivan Field with games scheduled 10 a.m. until done. Other teams joining them for the day are the San Juans, the Hermanitas and the Owls. Photo by Derek Lucero

LASG Boys State Meet Results

on April 16, 2018 - 8:56am
Daniel Fryer. Courtesy photo
LASG News:
Los Alamos School of Gymnastics boys team competed March 16-17 in the N.M. JO State Championships at Eagle Ridge Gymnastics in Rio Rancho. 
Daniel Fryer, Los Alamos' lone level 7 competitor placed fifth all around with 67.40. Fryer placed fourth on floor with 8.50, fifth on parallel bars with 9.10, fifth on hi bar with 9.10, sixth on rings with 9.80, and seventh on vault with 9.40. 
Kyle Hatler, Los Alamos' lone level 6 competitor missed the meet for a school function.
In the level 5 competition Marek Jablonski placed fifth all

Scenes From Pajarito Mountain Young Adult Patrollers Annual Trip To Silverton Mountain

on April 16, 2018 - 7:52am
Pajarito Mountain Ski Patroller Eric Schaller, left, and Patrol Medical Director Dr. Robert McClees accompanied Young Adult Patrollers (YAPs), from left, Ethan Aulwes, Natalie Aulwes, Elise Phillips and Meredith McBranch April 5-6 on their annual trip to Silverton Mountain. There is only one chairlift at Silverton and skiers have to hike up to their planned route with their skis on their packs. They also are required to wear avalanche beacons and carry avalanche equipment such as probes and shovels.

Scenes From Judges Cup Invitational Tournament At Los Alamos School Of Gymnastics Saturday

on April 15, 2018 - 9:11am

Scene from the Judges Cup Invitational Tournament Saturday at the Los Alamos School of Gymnastics (LASG) at 555 North Mesa Road. LASG is a non-profit, member-owned and parent-operated organization that offers recreational and competitive gymnastics for girls and boys ages two through high school. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Scene from the Judges Cup Invitational Tournament Saturday at the Los Alamos School of Gymnastics. Eleven teams from throughout the state competed in the annual event. Programs at the LASG include Summer Sports Camp for children ages 6 to 12, weekday

Los Alamos Tennis Takes On Las Vegas Cardinals

on April 14, 2018 - 7:43am

The doubles team of Thomas Chadwick, returning the ball, and Martin Naud playing in a match against the Las Vegas Cardinals Tuesday afternoon at Urban Park in Los Alamos. The Robertson Cardinal tennis team has been a premier tennis team for decades and their strength and experience was in full swing in their matches against the boys and girls tennis teams. The boys had a very good showing and lost by a score of 4-5, but the girls fell hard with a score on 0-9. Photo by John McHale/

The doubles team of Tim Martin, returning and Junseo Kim played a tough match against the

LAHS Track & Field Athletes Shine At Sundevil Invite

on April 14, 2018 - 6:45am

Los Alamos High School Track & Field athletes stood out Wednesday at the Sundevil Invite at Sandia Prep. Here Rafael Sanchez and Duncan Fuehne lead the pack in the 3200 m. Sanchez won the event in a State Qualifying time of 10:04.8, which also broke the LAHS freshman record. Fuehne was fourth in 10:21. Photo by Blake Wood

Freshman Tia Hartzol brings the 'Toppers home in first place in the 4x400 relay, in a time of 4:15.8. Hartzol's split was an excellent 59.7 seconds. Photo by Blake Wood

Sophomore Becca Green won the discus with a throw of 130' 10-3/4", more than 38 feet ahead of second

Hilltoppers Softball Wins Against Jaguars

on April 13, 2018 - 4:02pm

Cheers ring out from the dugout as Lauren Harris hits a home run in the sixth inning of the Hilltoppers softball game against the Capital Jaguars played Wednesday afternoon in Santa Fe. The 'Toppers shut out the Jaguars until the sixth inning when the Jaguars scored six to bring the score 10-6 in favor of the 'Toppers. The 'Toppers managed to score two more runs in the seventh inning and won the game. Photo by John McHale/

Alicia Gonzales slides into third base ahead of the tag. Photo by John McHale/

Third baseman Megan Romero scoops up a grounder and makes the

Los Alamos High School Senior Ryan McNiel Selected To Play In Nokaoi Senior Bowl In Hawaii In July

on April 13, 2018 - 11:03am
LAHS Senior Ryan McNiel heading to Nokaoi Senior Bowl in July. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos High School Senior Ryan McNiel has been selected to play in the Nokaoi Senior Bowl in Hawaii in July. 
Ryan McNiel
The Nokaoi Senior Bowl Committee selects top level senior athletes from all over the Country and combines them with 16 of the best college coaches from across the nation. The committee is made up of college coaches, recruiters, and other staff members that recruit college level athletes with the goal of furthering their football careers at the next level.
While in

Registration Opens For IHM Youth Golf Tournament

on April 12, 2018 - 7:26am

IHM Youth Golf Tournament News:

Registration is now open for players interested in participating in the 1st Annual Golf Tournament for youth ministry at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

The format for the tournament is Two Person Las Vegas Scramble and begins at 9 a.m., May 5 at Black Mesa Golf Course in Espanola.

Proceeds from the event support youth programs at IHM.

The IHM Youth Ministry Office works to support high school aged youth and help them build a foundation of strong ideals that they can carry with them into the future as citizens and leaders.

For more information

Cunningham Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on April 11, 2018 - 12:22pm
Runners in the weekly pace race Tuesday on the pollution control plant access road in lower Bayo Canyon. Courtesy photo
Scen from the weekly pace race Tuesday on the pollution control plant access road in lower Bayo Canyon. Courtesy photo
ACRR News:
Alexandra Cunningham was the best predictor in the weekly pace race Tuesday on the pollution control plant access road in lower Bayo Canyon with a 1 second difference off her predicted time. 
Other accurate predictors were: Kris Tuggle at 5 seconds off, Nikol Strother with a 10 second differential, Ted Romero recording a 14 second

Hilltopper Softball Dominates The Sundevils

on April 11, 2018 - 12:14pm

Lauren Harris leads the Hilltopper softball team in a cheer before the game against the Espanola Sundevils Saturday morning at Overlook Park in White Rock. This was double-header and the 'Toppers were the heavy favorites and won both games. They took the first game 11-1 and the second game 15-3. Photo by John McHale/

Reyana Lucero was the lead pitcher and was credited for the win. Photo by John McHale/

Second baseman Terri Jaramillo makes a catch in time for the out as short stop Lauren Harris moves in to back her up. Photo by John McHale/


Los Alamos Junior Wrestling Completes 2018 Season

on April 10, 2018 - 3:14pm
Los Alamos Junior Wrestling team title, city and state champions and finishers: Jack and Miles Simon, Cade Rich, Peyton Johnson, Nathan Duffield, Tyven Beaux, Gunner Moore, Blake Roberts, Andrew and Isaac Manzanares, Dylan McKee and Matt Brousseau and coaches Ken and Chandler. Not pictured is Bryce Dispenette. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Junior Wrestling team champions. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos Junior Wrestling (LAJW) season has come to an end and has completed practices and all competitive events.
The team started with 20 wrestlers and 13 progressed to compete in

'Toppers Triumph Over Sundevils

on April 9, 2018 - 5:23pm

The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team members gather around the posted player roster to see which positions they will play in their second game of the double header series against the Espanola Sundevils played Saturday at Bomber Field on North Mesa. The 'Toppers were heavily favored coming into these games and they won both. The first game was won 9-1 and the second game was won 17-0. The team's next game will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday at Capital. Photo by John McHale/

Luke Kirkland was the starting pitcher and Arthur Steinkamp came in as relief in the latter innings of the

Los Alamos Cardiologist Anthony Sandoval Elected To New Mexico Sports Hall Of Fame

on April 9, 2018 - 8:07am

Dr. Anthony Sandoval of  Los Alamos has been inducted into the 2017 New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame. Courtesy Photo

Dr. Anthony Sandoval of Los Alamos finishing a marathon in 1982 in Athens, Greece. Courtesy Photo

Los Alamos Daily Post

ALBUQUERQUE – In May of 1980, a 26-year-old medical student named Anthony Sandoval from Los Alamos set a U.S. Olympic Trials record with a 2:10:19 time in the marathon trial, earning his way on to the USA Olympic Team.

 “The ability to accomplish something this great in any individual athletic sport is statistically

Hilltopper Lacrosse Drops Match To Cougars

on April 9, 2018 - 7:50am

Garron Burgess turns the corner to move the ball toward the Los Alamos goal. Photo by John McHale/



Los Alamos Daily Post


The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys’ lacrosse team dropped a 9-4 decision Wednesday afternoon at Dara Jones Field in White Rock. A split squad consisting of players from Cibola and Bosque High Schools of Albuquerque’s Westside found their rhythm midway through the second quarter to earn the win.
The Hilltoppers played even with the Westside super team for the first 12 minutes, finishing the quarter tied at one.