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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/


Los Alamos Daily Post

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


Los Alamos County Little League Annual Registration And Logo Contest Now Open

on February 10, 2018 - 7:08am

Los Alamos County Little League registration and logo contest are underway. Photo by John McHale


By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

After a very successful 2017 season which, saw the largest number of registered players to date at more than 500 athletes, the Los Alamos Little League is expecting to surpass those numbers and build upon its own brand during the 2018 season.

Registration is now open for Little League Baseball and Softball, and sign-ups will run through March 9. Early registration is encouraged to make sure enough uniforms and equipment are


So Close! 'Toppers Lose To Chargers By Two Points

on February 9, 2018 - 5:34pm

The Hilltoppers boys basketball team journeyed Tuesday to Albuquerque to play a district game against the Academy Chargers. Both teams were evenly matched and the game played out with only a few points separating the teams all evening. The momentum seemed to be with the 'Toppers and with only a few seconds left, the 'Toppers were down only two points but were unable to find the basket and lost in a heart breaker 68-70. Gavin Campos, shown here, had a big game; he scored 13 points. Photo by John McHale/

David Owen brings the ball down the court and scored nine points for the

Los Alamos Divers Earn District Titles

on February 9, 2018 - 5:26pm

Los Alamos boys and girls diving teams earned titles in the District 1 swimming and diving meet Feb. 2-3 at the Larry R. Walkup Center. Here, Anna Clark placed second in the girls diving competition. The teams will compete in the State Diving Championships Feb. 16-17 in Albuquerque. Photo by John McHale/

Emme Mooday placed second in the girls diving competition. Photo by John Mchale/

Griffin Stidham won third place in the boys diving competition. Photo by John McHale/

Daniel Novak placed fourth in the boys diving competition.

Espanola Sundevils Triumph Over ‘Toppers

on February 9, 2018 - 5:13pm

Even though Ivan Balakirev controlled the opening tip off, it was the only part of the game the ‘Toppers controlled.  The Sundevils opened up a wide margin that the ‘Toppers could not close and lost the game 63-87 in Edward Medina Gym in Española Friday night. Photo by John McHale/

Antonio Trujillo scores on a short jump shot. He scored 13 points. Photo by John McHale/

Raymond Roybal and David Owen corner a Sundevil player in the first period. Photo by John McHale/

Raymond Roybal reaches for a rebound under the ‘Topper basket.

Aquatomics Host Annual Bill Hudson Memorial Open

on February 9, 2018 - 5:00pm

In January, the Aquatomics Club of Los Alamos hosted the annual Bill Hudson Memorial Open meet at the Larry R Walkup Center. The young swimmers, ages 7-18 participated in all the swimming events of a full meet. There were 192 swimmers registered for this two-day event. Photo by John McHale/

Alisabela Montoya, 13, swims in the 100 yard breaststroke. Photo by John McHale/

Christina Nisoli, 13, swims in the 100 yard breaststroke and finished first in her heat. Photo by John McHale/

Ming Lo finished first in his heat in the 100 yard breaststroke.

Lady ‘Toppers Fall To Capitol Jaguars

on February 9, 2018 - 4:55pm

Once again the Lady Toppers huddle up before their game in Santa Fe against the Lady Capitol Jaguars Tuesday, Jan. 30, in Santa Fe. The Jaguars opened up a commanding lead in the first period; however, the ‘Toppers closed the gap to five at the end of the second period. The ‘Toppers were not able to generate the same intensity in the third and fourth periods and lost the game 36-52.Photo by John McHale/

Hannah Sanchez reaches in for the ball as Ashley Atencio comes in to help. Photo John McHale/

Natalie Gallegos reaches for the loose ball under the ‘Topper

Los Alamos Police Chief Addresses Sportsmen’s Club Annual Banquet

on February 9, 2018 - 8:46am

Los Alamos Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone answers questions Thursday evening at the Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club annual banquet. Sgambellone addressed club members on crime statistics for the County, LAPD's active shooter training program and concealed carry issues. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club President Steve McKelvey, left, listens to guest speaker LAPD Chief Dino Sgambellone Thursday evening at the Club's annual banquet. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Newly-elected officers for Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club, from left, President Steve

Los Alamos Basketball Tryouts Feb. 11

on February 7, 2018 - 4:32am


LA School Of Gymnastics Brings Home 17 Gold Medals

on February 7, 2018 - 3:55am
Claire Whitely competes on the balance beam. Courtesy photo
Brianna Fryer competes on the bars. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers traveled Sunday, Jan. 21 to Albuquerque to compete in the Winter Fiesta. More than 400 gymnasts from 15 teams competed throughout the weekend.
The Atomic Tumblers competed In the Xcel competition. The Los Alamos team is the only team in New Mexico that fielded enough gymnasts in the (top) Diamond Division for team competition. Therefore there was not a Diamond team competition.

Los Alamos Slam Basketball Tryouts Feb. 11

on February 1, 2018 - 8:10am

Los Alamos Slam Basketball tryouts for boys in third and fourth grades and girls in third through 8th grades are noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 at Griffith Gymnasium.

YMCA Little Youth Basketball Registration Opens Today

on February 1, 2018 - 7:00am
YMCA News:

Registration opens today for YMCA Little Youth Basketball for grades K-1st 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. 

Players, coaches and team parents are needed.

This program provides an 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.

Cougars Dominate Hockey Game

on January 30, 2018 - 5:29am

Jake Dunwoody scores a goal in the first period with an assist by Ben Rees as the Los Alamos Topper's Hockey Team played host to the Albuquerque Cibola Cougars Friday and Saturday at the County Ice Rink. The first game was a close contest with the Cougar winning 5-1. The second game was also close for the first two periods; however, the Cougars found their stride and the wheels fell off for the 'Toppers; the Cougars won 12-4. Photo by John McHale/

Sean Mitchell and a Cougar skater both go for the puck in the 'Topper end of the ice. Photo by John McHale/


Lady 'Toppers Fall To Sundevils

on January 30, 2018 - 5:14am

The Lady 'Toppers huddle up just before they take to the floor for a game against the Espanola Lady Sundevils Saturday night in Griffith Gymnasium. The Sundevils jumped out to a large lead early in the contest but the 'Toppers closed the gap by two points late in the game. They were unable to hold on and lost the game 27-37. Photo by John McHale/

Anna Lemke charges to the 'Topper basket only to be fouled by a Sundevil player. Photo by John McHale/

Becca Green battled all evening for possession of the ball. She had seven points for the game.

LAHS NJROTC Brings Home Awards From Colorado

on January 29, 2018 - 9:36am

Los Alamos High School NJROTC cadets display the awards they won Jan. 27 at the Area 13 Drill Meet in Widefield, Colo. Front row from left, Echo Rogers, Vincent Maestas, Isaac Vasquez, Hailey Jackson, Kiera Wisdom, Tanner Peterson,Stephen Gulley and Jacob Thompson. Back row from left, Richard Thompson, Austin Estrada, Alex Tuning, Aria Schmierer, Andrea Soto, Caden Cionek, Phoenix Rogers, Jonathan Danforth, James Bourget, Kaden Lim, Jacob Torrez, Stanley Platero and Cmdr. Brian Gauck. Courtesy photo



Twenty cadets from Los Alamos High School NJROTC traveled to Widefield,

2018 Knights Of Columbus Free Throw Competition

on January 25, 2018 - 7:56am
All competitors who placed 1st through 3rd in 2017 competition. Courtesy photo
District Deputy Harry Montoya, left, Lukas Ulibarri (Los Alamos), Josh Sanchez (Espanola), Adam Montoya (Espanola), Benjamin Sanchez (Los Alamos), Joshua Woodson (Los Alamos), Los Alamos K of C Youth Coordinator Roger Anaya at 2017 competition. Courtesy photo
KOF News:
All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.
The local competition is 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan.

Season Slipping Away From ‘Topper Hoops'

on January 24, 2018 - 7:39am

Ivan Balakirev blocks the ball away from the Charger shooter early in the first period. Photo by John McHale/
Michael Naranjo goes high for a shot in the first period. Photo by John McHale/
By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post
“I don’t know what’s going on with some of them,” a bewildered Mike Kluk answered about his team’s lackluster performance on Saturday night. “A lack of energy the second half. Just didn’t seem to have the heart to grind it out, they don’t have the energy level they’ve had since the Artesia game.”
The Los

Los Alamos Ski Racing Club Participates In Mogul Competition At Purgatory Ski Resort In Colorado

on January 23, 2018 - 4:10pm

Los Alamos skier Koji Park going big with a Spread Eagle off the jump. He finished 6th in the U11 division Sunday in the DEVO Series, in his first event ever, and got higher than any other competitor off the jump. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos skier Stephen Boone doing an Iron Cross 360 off the top air. He got first place in the U13 age group and also took first place over all for the U15 and younger.