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Reyna Lucero Pitches No Hitter Against Sartans

on March 13, 2018 - 7:36am

Reyna Lucero opened the 2018 softball home season by pitching a no hitter against the St. Pius Sartans Saturday at Overlook Park in White Rock. This was the first game of a double hitter against the Sartans winning by a score of 6-0. The second game was won by the Toppers 16-1. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Lauren Harris slides in under the tag for the second score in the first inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Katie Weimer smacks a double in the first inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Lauren Harris catches a pop fly for the first out in the second inning.
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Scenes From Espanola Sun Devils State Championship Game Against Belen Eagles

on March 13, 2018 - 7:16am

The Espanola Sun Devils progressed all the way to the State Championship game for class 5A played at Dream Style Arena aka The Pit Saturday night to meet the Belen Eagles. From the opening tip-off the Eagles took control of the game and won each quarter. The Sun Devils made come back attempts but were unable to pull ahead and lost a heart breaker 73-65. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Christain Fernandez powers in for a layup. He had 14 points for the game. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

JP Sena goes high to get a jump shot off to the basket over the Eagle defender in the second

Hilltopper Baseball Falls To Hope Christian Huskies

on March 10, 2018 - 11:08am

The Hilltopper baseball team played the second home game of the new season Thursday at Bomber Field on North Mesa. This time they played the Hope Christian Huskies, a premier class 4a team from Albuquerque.  For the first five innings the teams played more or less even until the Huskies hit a two-run home run. That opened a gap that the Toppers were unable to close and lost the contest 1-5. Jacob Rutten was the lead off pitcher. He had nine strikeouts before being relieved at the end of the fifth inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Vincent Marciano was tagged out at home plate in
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Hilltopper Baseball Earns Victory In Home Game

on March 9, 2018 - 10:58am

Los Alamos Hilltoppers gather prior to the start of their season home opening game Wednesday  against the Santa Fe Demons in Bomber Field. On a chilly, cloud-covered night, the 'Toppers took control of the game by scoring twice in the first inning, twice in the second inning and again in the fifth inning. 'Topper defense allowed the Demons only two hits for the game and walked away with a 5-0 victory. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Arthur Steinkamp pitched the first five innings and held the Demons scoreless. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Walker Eaton reaches for the ball at
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Southwest Nordic Ski Club Finishes Strong In Leadville Loppet And Chamalauf At Wolf Creek

on March 8, 2018 - 7:26am

Southwest Nordic Ski Club Member Siobhan Niklasson is all smiles in the 12km freestyle race during the Chamalauf event Feb. 24 in Wolf Creek. Courtesy photo

Southwest Nordic Ski Club Member Clay Moseley racing 12km freestyle during the Chamalauf event. Courtesy photo

Southwest Nordic Ski Club members Zach and Levi Gibson ski with their mom, Lindsay, during the Chamalauf event in Wolf Creek. Courtesy photo

SWNSC News:

The Southwest Nordic Ski Club competed in the Leadville Loppet held Feb. 17 and in the Chamalauf event Feb. 24 in Wolf Creek.

Both events took place in Colorado.

Letter To The Editor: LAHS Swimming And Diving Teams Thank Community

on March 6, 2018 - 4:30pm
By LAHS Boys and Girls Swimming and Diving Team
2018 District Swimming and Diving Champions

The Los Alamos High School Boys and Girls Swimming and Diving Team would like to give a huge thank you to all the local businesses who supported the 2018 District Swimming and Diving Championship Meet that was hosted Feb. 2-3 in Los Alamos.

Through the generosity of these local restaurants and businesses we were able to host 11 New Mexico swimming and diving teams at this event and promote the hospitality of our great community. 

Please remember to support these wonderful local businesses as they support

High Flyers Take 1-3 At State Championships

on March 6, 2018 - 11:48am

High Flyer gymnasts Cora Perkins, Lauren Evenhus (center), and Gianna Rolfe took first, second and third place all-around in their age division at the Level 2 USA Gymnastics State Championships yesterday in Albuquerque. Teammate Caterina Mereghetti took eighth. Photo by Nik Seets
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‘Topper Baseball Season Gets Underway

on March 5, 2018 - 5:08pm

Head Coach Bryan Neal goes over the roster and batting order for the second game for the 'Toppers during the annual St. Pius High School Invitational Baseball Tournament this past weekend. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Second baseman Tyler Neal had to go high to catch the throw and could not make the tag in the second inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Third baseman Jacob Castille concentrates on the ball to make the catch but the ball arrived late. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

ALBUQUERQUE –

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Boys Topper Tennis Takes 2nd Behind Solid Upperclassmen Play And Newcomers

on March 4, 2018 - 11:32am
Shawn Stokes, left, Sam Crooks, Eli Iramk-Bent, Thomas Chadwick, Isaiah Martin, Martin Naud  and Tim Martin. Courtesy photo
 
SPORTS News:
 
The Topper Boys tennis team began the 2018 season Feb. 9 and 10 with a 2nd place finish in El Paso, Texas. Sixteen teams participated including 10 Texas schools and six New Mexico schools.
 
This is the best finish the Topper Boys have enjoyed in 8.5 years. Junior Thomas Chadwick finished 3rd in singles with a 4th and 5th finishes from LAHS Boys doubles teams, Martin Naud/Isaiah Martin and Jun Kim/Tim Martin.
 
The team followed the El Paso
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Los Alamos Ski Team Competes At Crested Butte

on March 2, 2018 - 11:40am

Los Alamos Ski Racing Team coached by Lisa Kimura competes at Crested Butte in Prater Cup Qualifying Super G, GS and Slalom races. Speed racers Chris Schembri and Aidan Ortiz run against 140 of U14 boys in the Rocky Mountain Division. Photo by RMOrtiz

Photo by RMOrtiz

Photo by RMOrtiz

Photo by RMOrtiz

Los Alamos County Little League Baseball And Girls Softball Registration Open

on March 1, 2018 - 7:17am
LITTLE LEAGUE News:
 
Los Alamos County Little League Baseball and Girls Softball registration is open.
 
Visit the LL website for more information: http://www.lalittleleague.org/

Los Alamos Ski Club At Mogul Competitions In Telluride

on March 1, 2018 - 6:34am

Two members of the Los Alamos Ski Club participated during the last two weeks in Mogul Competitions in Telluride, Colo. Los Alamos Middle School 7th graders Stephen Boone and Alex Pantea are the only youth competing in the Rocky Mountain Freestyle from the state of New Mexico. Here Boone does an Iron Cross Backflip at Telluride. Photo by Vance Boone
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Sarah Lott Breaks Record At PAC 12 Championship

on February 28, 2018 - 10:20am

Los Alamos High School graduate Sarah Lott, left, and Caitlin Tycz, a freshman from the University of Southern California that Lott will again be working as counselors and training this summer at the Bates College Swim Camp in Maine. Courtesy photo

SPORTS News:

Utah Women's Swimming wrapped up competition at the Pac-12 Championships recently with strong showings and record-breaking performances.
 
The top moment came early in the day when Los Alamos High School graduate Sarah Lott set a new school record in the prelims of the 200 back.

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High Expectations For ‘Topper Track And Field

on February 28, 2018 - 7:13am

'Topper sprinters run through foot work drills. Photo by RJ Montaño/ladailypost.com

 

'Topper Girl's Track and Field Team cools down after a drill called 'endless 4x4'. Photo by RJ Montaño/ladailypost.com

 

 

By: RJ MONTAÑO

Los Alamos Daily Post

rjmontano@ladailypost.com

 

Boys Team Outlook: In the two seasons Head Coach Steven Montoya has been at the helm, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boy’s track and field team has shown marked improvement. This season should be no different as ‘Toppers look to finish within the top three teams at the 2018 New Mexico state track and field championships.
 
“We’re still
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Scenes From K Of C Free Throw Championship

on February 27, 2018 - 2:50pm
This past Saturday the Los Alamos Chapter of the Knights of Columbus hosted the District round of the Free Throw Championship competition. The event was held at Griffith Gymnasium in Los Alamos for boys and girls ages 9-13. This was the District portion of the competition with the winners progressing to the State Competition March 17 at the Bernalillo High School Gymnasium. Pictured are the 14 boys and girls who participated in the competition. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
Eight boys and girls won the right to advance to the State Competition.

Alex Kirk Foundation Announces Scholarships For YMCA Teen Center Youth

on February 26, 2018 - 9:42pm

Alex Kirk

Y News:

The Alex Kirk Foundation has established a unique scholarship opportunity for members of Los Alamos and Española Teen Centers, both operated by The Family YMCA through contracts.

The scholarships will reward one member from each teen center up to $1,000 for active participation in programs, services and initiatives offered at each Teen Center. Alex Kirk, former Los Alamos High School Hilltopper and University of New Mexico Lobo, is playing professional basketball for the Tokyo Alvark Tokyo.

“We are looking for teens that have been actively engaged in the unique programs

Preston Brown & Ryan McNiel Make Rugby All-Star Team

on February 24, 2018 - 4:52pm

Preston Brown. Courtesy photo

Ryan McNiel. Courtesy photo

SPORTS News:

Los Alamos Nukes rugby team players Preston Brown and Ryan McNiel have been selected to play with the New Mexico All-Star High School team March 1-3 in Las Vegas, Nev., at the Las Vegas Invitational Tournament.

The tournament is billed as the largest rugby tournament in North America and will be played alongside the USA Sevens annual international tournament. The LVI is considered the premier U.S. rugby event and features athletes and match-ups across a wide range of divisions and age groups.

This is Brown’s third

‘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/ladailypost.com

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

By RJ MONTAÑO

Los Alamos Daily Post

rjmontano@ladailypost.com

 

ALBUQUERQUE – The
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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/ladailypost.com

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.
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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/ladailypost.com

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

Jillian Bennett swims the breaststroke in the
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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
 
SPORTS News:
 
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
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