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2018 Knights of Columbus State Free Throw Results

on April 2, 2018 - 12:34pm
Elizario Rivera, left, Lukas Ulibarri, Abraham Sanchez, Ryan Aldaz, Deondro Lopez and K of C State Deputy Patrick Mason. Photo by Roger Anaya

All competitors who placed 1st-3rd. Photo by Roger Anaya
K OF C News:
The Knights of Columbus State free throw contest was held Saturday, March 17 at Bernalillo High School Gymnasium.
Over 70 boys and girls ages 9-14 from around the state participated in this annual event including district champions from Northern New Mexico among them were three contestants representing the Los Alamos Sacred Heart council #3137. This year’s state free

Hilltopper Softball Dominates Del Norte

on March 30, 2018 - 8:28am

It's all smiles in the dugout before the softball game began Wednesday afternoon at Overlook Park. The 'Toppers played against the Del Norte Knights. The first inning set the tone as the 'Toppers were ahead 6-0. The second inning was a blowout as the 'Toppers batted twice and ran the score 20-0. The game was called on the mercy rule. Photo by John McHale/

Savana Luster was credited with the win. Photo by John McHale/


Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Hilltopper Softball team only needed two and a half innings to put


High Flyers Win State Championship Titles

on March 28, 2018 - 9:11am

High Flyers gymnasts competed in the 2018 state championships. Courtesy photo

The Los Alamos High Flyers gymnasts who won first place are Anna Kirkland, vault champion – Level 4, back left, Siena Rolfe, balance beam champion – Level 5, back right, Lauren Evenhus, uneven bars, floor exercise, and all-around champion – Level 2, front left, Gianna Rolfe, vault champion – Level 2, front right, and River Irving, vault champion – Level 3, not pictured. Courtesy photo


Five Los Alamos High Flyers gymnasts won state championship titles and 11 others placed either second or third this


Hilltopper Track And Field Shine At Home Meet

on March 28, 2018 - 8:21am

The rainbow was the only nice thing about the weather as the 'Toppers hosted the annual Los Alamos Invite track meet Friday at Sullivan Field. The 'Topper boys finished second with 21 points behind Cleveland and the 'Toppers girls finished second behind Cleveland with 35 points. The next home track meet is the district meet at 3 p.m., May 4 at Sullivan Field. Photo by John McHale/

Dylan Irish throws the javelin, his best was 111.09 feet. Photo by John McHale/

Avery Koski at the start of the 100 meter dash. Photo by John McHale/




Basketball Pro Alex Kirk Achieves 100 Dunks

on March 27, 2018 - 4:06pm

Former Los Alamos High School Hilltopper and University of New Mexico Lobo Alex Kirk achieves 100 dunks and will continue his professional basketball career playing in Tokyo, Japan this fall. Courtesy photo

Five Hilltoppers Named To All District

on March 27, 2018 - 1:23pm
Antonio Trujillo is one of the five Los Alamos High School athletes named on the district 2-5A all district teams. Photo by John McHale/
Becca Green is one of the Hilltoppers named on the district 2-5A all district teams. Photo by John McHale/
By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post
Despite a pair of tough season for the Hilltopper boy’s and girl’s basketball teams, five athletes were named to the district 2-5A all district teams for the 2017-18 seasons.
On the girl’s side, sophomores Becca Green and Natalie Gallegos were

State JROTC Competition Is April 7

on March 27, 2018 - 7:21am
NMAA News:
ALBUQUERQUE  The New Mexico Activities Association announces that the State JROTC Military Skills Competition is Saturday, April 7 at Albuquerque and West Mesa high schools. 
Thirty schools from from across New Mexico are scheduled to compete in drill, physical fitness and air rifle events. Armed Drill, Unarmed Drill, Color Guard and Physical Fitness competitions are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Albuquerque High School. The Air Rifle competition is at the same time at West Mesa High School.

County Council Hears Update On Local Ballfields

on March 25, 2018 - 9:45am
Community Services Department Director Brian Brogan discusses the ballfield assessment Tuesday night with Los Alamos County Council. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post
To meet multiple users’ needs on the County ballfields, moveable fencing may be the answer, according to an assessment the Parks and Recreation Board conducted.
Community Service Department Director Brian Brogan and Parks and Recreation Board Chair Stephanie Nakhleh presented the assessment during the regular Los Alamos County Council meeting

Los Alamos Youth Soccer League Registration Open

on March 25, 2018 - 7:38am

LAYL Developmental Soccer Program. Courtesy photo


Registration for the LAYL Developmental Soccer Program (formally recreational) is open for the Spring 2018 season for 1st to 8th grade players.

Games and practices sessions are held in Los Alamos and White Rock. Practice sessions are run in an academy style format twice a week for an hour. Players will be divided based on grade level and experience.

The intent of the developmental league is to introduce players to the game of soccer creating lifelong players and fans of the game in a fun and supportive environment.


'Topper Baseball Defeats Belen Eagles

on March 25, 2018 - 7:14am

Los Alamos Hilltoppers warm up before their game against the Belen Eagles Thursday afternoon at Bomber Field. The Eagles came into the game ranking second in the state with a win/loss record of 11 wins and one loss. The 'Toppers had a big job of ahead of them but rose to the occassion and beat the Eagles 8-3. The Eagles scored one run in the first inning and the 'Toppers answered in the third inning by scoring three runs.

2018 New Mexico State Senior Olympics Upcoming

on March 24, 2018 - 6:44am
Anyone 50 years of age or older may register for the 2018 New Mexico Senior Olympic Games, which are July 18 through July 22 in Albuquerque. 
A Registration Booklet is available. Participation will possibly qualify for 2019 National Senior Olympic Games also in Albuquerque. 
For more information call 505.672.1639.

Boys U11 And U12 Soccer Teams Win In Duke City

on March 23, 2018 - 3:58pm
Krypton Laser’s goalie Brendan French begins a counter-attack with a throw to teammate Z Gartz. Photo by G. Salazar-Brown

Cam McDonald launches a through-ball to one of his Krypton Laser teammates. Photo by G. Salazar-Brown
The Boys U11 LAFC Krypton Lasers defeated the Westside United Bears 3-1 in a hard fought match for their third win in three games.
Dhruv Thulasidasan initiated the Lasers first goal by stealing the ball from a Bears midfielder and passing to James Ito who dribbled down the right side of the field and drilled a shot to the far post past the

Semelsberger Signs With Colorado School Of Mines

on March 23, 2018 - 7:34am

Hilltopper soccer head coach Ron Blue watches as Tristan Semelsberger signs his letter of intent to play college soccer. Photo by RJ Montaño/

By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos High School Hilltopper soccer captain Senior Tristan Semelsberger has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at NCAA Division II power Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo. Semelsberger finished his senior season playing 22 games, scoring 15 goals and grabbing nine assists.

“This is great.


Boys U11 & U12 Soccer Teams On Winning Streak

on March 23, 2018 - 7:32am

Cam McDonald launches a through-ball to one of his Krypton Laser teammates. Photo by G. Salazar-Brown


The Boys U11 LAFC Krypton Lasers defeated the Westside United Bears 3-1 in a hard fought match for their third win in three games. Dhruv Thulasidasan initiated the Lasers' first goal by stealing the ball from a Bears midfielder and passing to James Ito who dribbled down the right side of the field and drilled a shot to the far post past the goalie into the side netting. 

In the second half, Taelin Stanfield intercepted a Bears goal kick off his chest, dribbled around two


LAFC KIXX Girls Soccer Team Wins Two Games

on March 23, 2018 - 7:27am

Emma Drake shoots a goal for a score and 1-0 victory. Courtesy photo


In the Girls U13 Duke City Soccer League, the LAFC KIXX 2005 played the Four Corners United Crossfire 2005 March 10 and defeated them 1-0. It was a tough game, but the KIXX really came together and played well.  

Jadyn Ostic and Mackenzie Echave did a fantastic job defensively keeping Crossfire’s shots to minimum. Keeper Dalia Drew made several beautiful saves not allowing a single shot to penetrate.


Local Wrestler Jordan Herrera Wins First At State

on March 22, 2018 - 4:47pm

Jordan Herrera celebrates taking first place in the March 3 AAU State Wrestling Tournament in Santa Fe in the third/fourth grade, 70-75lbs division. Herrera took first place at two regular tournaments prior to the state event and was 6-0 going in. He doesn’t wrestle year round and started training just a week before the state competition with Coach Tim Valdez at New Era. He’s just a beast, Valdez said. Courtesy photo

Scenes From Girls Lacrosse Premier Home Game

on March 22, 2018 - 7:47am

The Los Alamos Girls Lacrosse team took to the field in their premier first home game Tuesday afternoon in Whiterock at Dara Jones Field. This is the first season that the Girls Lacrosse team has had a full team to compete competitively. On Tuesday the team played the Rio Rancho Raptors, a well seasoned team. The young Los Alamos team struggled through the game, but showed definite improvement towards the end of the second period. The Los Alamos team lost the opener 2-20. Their next game will be Thursday the 22 at Dara Jones Field in Whiterock.

Scenes From LAHS Track & Field At Alamogordo Invite

on March 21, 2018 - 2:05pm

Duncan Fuenhe's teammates provide some encouragement to him in the 4x400 relay. Photo by Blake Wood

Elijah Velasquez handily wins his heat in the 800 m. Photo by Blake Wood

Wyatt Saeger throws the javelin. Photo by Blake Wood

Bailey Yost's winning and State Qualifying leap of 5'4". Photo by Blake Wood

Ben Shauer competed in five events. Here he makes a State Qualifying 42' 1-1/2" leap in the triple jump. Photo by Blake Wood

Arturo Rodriguez threw a State Qualifying 134' 9" in the discus. Photo by Blake Wood

Tia Hartzol long jumped a PR 16'1" to take second place. Photo by Blake Wood

Secretary Zinke Announces More Than $1.1 Billion For Sportsmen & Conservation

on March 21, 2018 - 1:25pm
DOI News:
HORICON, WI  Tuesday U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke traveled to Horicon, Wisconsin, where he announced more than $1.1 billion in annual national funding for state wildlife agencies from revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration (PRDJ) acts.
The Secretary presented a ceremonial check to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for $34,966,603 while visiting the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area. State-by-state listings of the final Fiscal Year 2018 apportionments of Wildlife Restoration

Hilltopper Track And Field Gearing Up For Home Meet

on March 21, 2018 - 1:23pm
Avery Koski at the start of the 100 meter dash. She finished third. Photo by John McHale/
Los Alamos Daily Post
ALAMOGORDO  The Los Alamos Hilltopper Boys’ Track and Field team continues to excel during the 2018 season. After taking second place at the Chile Quad Invite against Albuquerque Academy, St. Pius, and Sandia Prep, the ‘Toppers had a strong showing at the Rio Rancho Rust Buster taking fourth place overall against all 6A teams.
“From week one to week two, the distance crew really stepped up with some big performances in the 800 and 1600. The

Boys U11 LAFC Krypton Lasers Win In Duke City

on March 16, 2018 - 2:01pm
Linnhtet Htoon (7) makes a pass to Cam McDonald (8) during Duke City soccer action. Courtesy photo
The Boys U11 Krypton Lasers won 3-1 against the Clovis White soccer team for their second win in as many matches in the Duke City Soccer League. 
The Lasers were under constant pressure in the first half, but good defense and saves by goalie Hayden Watkins kept the game scoreless.

Los Alamos Track And Field Athletes ... Wow!

on March 16, 2018 - 8:48am
Assessment/School Improvement Coordinator
Bernalillo Public Schools

I’m sending this email in regards to your Track and Field Athletes for Los Alamos High School.

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, I took my daughter to Chill Zone (yogurt place) in Bernalillo. As we were enjoying our Froyo many students from Los Alamos entered Chill Zone – they literally packed the place. Looks like they ate at Dions Pizza first and then went to Chill Zone for dessert.

Anyhow, I was very impressed with the behavior of all the students. They were very well behaved and respectful.

Boys U11 LAFC Krypton Lasers Win Opener In Duke City Soccer League

on March 14, 2018 - 5:25pm

James Ito sprints towards goal with teammate Dhruv Thulasidasan close behind. Courtesy photo


The boys U11 Los Alamos Football Club Krypton Lasers won their spring season opener against the AYSO United EM Elements 3-1.  In the first half, the Lasers began with a sequence of crisp passes starting with Dhruv Thulasidasan across field to Liam Cunningham, over to Sammy Brown-Salazar, through to Taelin Stanfield, who then centered it to James Ito who scored a nice far-post goal.

Goalie Hayden Watkins made several key saves to keep the score 1-0 at halftime.


Los Alamos Football Club U11 Girls Soccer Team Wins Spring Game

on March 14, 2018 - 8:56am

The Los Alamos Football Club U11 won their first game of the spring season. Courtesy photo


In a play-up match, the Los Alamos Football Club U11 girls competitive team, the LAFC Lasers 07, won their first game of the spring season Saturday, 3-1, defeating the Rio Rapids Northern SC Black Widows and moved up into the Duke City Soccer League Premiere Division.

Goals were scored by Margaret Steinkamp, Estella Remillieux and Tirryn Sutherland. Molly Castille had an outstanding performance as goalkeeper.


Boys Topper Tennis Perfect In March

on March 14, 2018 - 8:51am
LAHS Boys varsity tennis team continues to play at a high level this 2018 tennis season.
The boys spent the first weekend in March (2nd & 3rd) at the Belen Team Invitational competing against Belen H.S., Piedra Vista H.S., and Hope Christian.
The weekend was a great success with the Topper boys winning 30 out of 36 matches winning the 1st place team trophy. The boys’ varsity tennis program has 18 players that fill in to play numerous varsity events. Tennis team competition consists of 3 doubles and 6 singles with the need of 6 players at a minimum.