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White Rock Fallout Skate Slam Saturday

on October 23, 2017 - 8:45am

Hilltoppers Girls Soccer Crushes Capital To Finish Regular Season

on October 22, 2017 - 8:09am

Jaci Linn side kicks the ball away from a Jaguar player. Photo by John McHale/

Alyssa Parker takes a shot at the goal, but the Jaguar goalie made the save. Photo by John McHale/

By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team took care of business Thursday night, beating Capital 6-0 to head into the New Mexico Activities Association state championships with some momentum and a possible top-four bye in the playoffs.

Los Alamos got off to a bit of a slow start in the match but picked things up in the


Hilltoppers Boys Soccer Awaits Playoff Seeding

on October 22, 2017 - 8:08am

Christopher Blue chases down a loosen ball near mind field. Photo by John McHale/

Arthur Steinkamp gets trapped up while trying to get control of the ball in the first period. Photo by John McHale/


By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

And now the waiting begins for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys’ soccer team.

The Hilltoppers took care of the Capital Jaguars 2-1 on Senior Day Thursday afternoon securing a second place finish in district 2-5A play and a likely bye in the first round of the New Mexico Activities Association’s state


Los Alamos Hosts Jeet Kune Do Self-Defense Seminar Oct. 28-29

on October 21, 2017 - 9:56am
Progressive Fighting Systems of New Mexico will present a Jeet Kune Do Self-Defense Seminar noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 28-29 at High Flyers Gymnastics in the Pueblo Complex, 1900 Diamond Dr. in Los Alamos.
The fee is $150 at the door. Students 18 and under pay $30 for this seminar. All students must have a parent/guardian sign a waiver to participate in the seminar.
Leading and coordinating this event is Lawrence Garcia, one of only six Senior Instructors in Jeet Kune Do under Paul Vunak.
“In Cantonese Jeet Kune Do (JKD) means the way of the incepting fist or

Boys U11 Krypton Lasers Win Doubleheader

on October 21, 2017 - 7:52am

Liam Cunningham, Michael Witkowski and Sammy Brown-Salazar converge on the ball in the second half against the Rio Rapids Sounders​. Courtesy photo

James Ito performs a Cryuff against the Sounders. Courtesy photo


In Duke City Soccer League action at the New Mexico State Soccer Complex in Bernalillo, the Los Alamos Boys U11 LAFC Krypton Lasers won two games on Saturday, Oct. 7. to even their record to 3-3.

In the first game against the Albquerque Westside Bears, the Lasers went down early 1-0, but stormed back to win 5-2. Tyron Pietryga started things off by assisting Dhruv


Hilltopper Golf Continues To Shine

on October 19, 2017 - 3:26pm

Los Alamos Boy’s Golf Team with their first place trophy. Courtesy photo

By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

ALBUQUERQUE – The Los Alamos boy’s and girl’s golf teams continued their impressive seasons at the Arroyo del Oso golf course on Albuquerque’s Northeast Heights.

Girl’s Golf

The Los Alamos girl’s golf team picked up another top three finish at the La Cueva and Highland High School combined invitational.


35th Annual Taos Mountain Balloon Rally Oct. 27-29

on October 19, 2017 - 5:28am
Taos Balloon Rally. Photo by Kevin Rebholtz
Photo by Kevin Rebholtz
TMBR News:
TAOS The 35th Annual Taos Mountain Balloon Rally is Friday through Sunday, Oct. 27-29 at the Taos Mountain Balloon Rally field on Albright Street behind the Taos County Courthouse.
The free weekend event, which will include three ascensions, food, vendors and entertainment, is expected to draw more than 35 balloons and visitors from all over the southwest.
The event kicks off at 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27 with the daily Dawn Patrol and will continue with a Mini Mass Ascension at 8:15 a.m.

YMCA Youth Basketball Registration Through Oct. 24

on October 19, 2017 - 5:23am
YMCA News:
The Family YMCA’s Youth Basketball program is a skills developmental program for youth in grades 1-6 who would like to learn the fundamentals of basketball, team participation, and to play a few games.
Registration for this program is open until Oct 24. Players will be placed on teams based on their local school and will meet there twice a week for practice Nov. 6 – Feb. 2. Games are Saturdays Dec. 9 – Feb. 3. Teams for grades 1-2 are co-ed, with boys and girls spilt for grades 3-4 and grades 5-6. Volunteer Coaches, Asst. Coaches and Team Parents are needed.

Hilltoppers Drop Thrilling Match To Chargers

on October 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
Goalie Jaxon Martines allowed only one goal but it was the deciding goal. Photo by John McHale/
Kye Jones deflects a Charger's scoring attempt in the first half. Photo by John McHale/ 
Samuel Cirigliano heads the ball back up the field. Photo by John McHale/ 

By RJ Montaño

Los Alamos Daily Post


Something you don’t normally hear after a 1-0 loss is that it was one of the most exciting games of season.

Hilltoppers Fall to Albuquerque Academy

on October 17, 2017 - 3:36pm
Katie Hopkins skies the ball of a header in the first half. Photo by John McHale/
Vianey Terrazas blocks a ball from a Charger player in the first half. Photo by John McHale/ 
By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post
The match didn’t end the way the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls’ soccer team hoped it would in a 3-0 loss to the Albuquerque Academy Chargers, but facing such a high quality team this late in the season is a good measuring stick to see what needs to be improved before the playoffs.
“The great thing about high school soccer is

Aquatomics Waffle Breakfast Oct. 21

on October 17, 2017 - 5:15am

Hilltoppers Take Charge At Albuquerque Academy

on October 16, 2017 - 9:37pm

Arturo Rodriguez makes a shirt tail tackle on a Charger ball carrier. Photo by John McHale/

This Charger tackler finds himself surrounded by Hilltoppers early in the game. Photo by John McHale/


By RJ Montaño

Los Alamos Daily Post

ALBUQUERQUE – It only took three quarters of play for the Los Alamos Hilltoppers (5-3, 1-1 district 2-5A) football team to beat the Albuquerque Academy Chargers (2-6, 1-1 district 2-5A) 50-0 on a beautiful Saturday afternoon underneath the Sandia Mountain


Hilltoppers Volleyball Loses To Capital Jaguars

on October 13, 2017 - 4:17pm

Sophia Salazar digs out a returned ball in the first set against the Lady Capital Jaguars Wednesday in Griffth Gymnasium. The Hilltoppers lost all their sets 22-25, 15-25 and 14-25. Photo by John McHale/

Natalie Gallegos and Sophia Salazar block a returned ball at the net. Photo by John McHale/

The team celebrates a blocked spike during the second set. Photo by John McHale/

Elise Olivas' spike kills a ball during the second set. Photo by John McHale/

In the third set, Coach Deedi Stokes gathers the team together for a pep talk.

Registration Opens For 11th Elementary Mile Run

on October 13, 2017 - 3:51pm

By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos High School boys and girls cross country teams are now accepting registrations for the 11th Annual Elementary Mile Run, which is 4:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. This free event will take place between the girls and boy’s varsity cross country meets at the Los Alamos County Golf Course.

“We started it just to provide a means for younger kids to see and participate in the great sport of cross country.

Hilltopper Boys Golf Enjoys Winning Streak

on October 13, 2017 - 3:43pm

Members of the Hilltopper Golf Tournament hold up their second place trophy from the Grants tournament. Courtesy photo 


By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post


ALBUQUERQUE – The Los Alamos Hilltopper boy’s golf team continues their impressive run claiming a second invitational out of three in the fall season.


Winning the Los Alamos Invite, and placing second to Piedra Vista at the Grants Invite, Los Alamos stole the show running away with the APS Golf Invitational Monday at the Ladera Golf Course on Albuquerque’s westside.

The ‘Toppers were lead by Henry


LAFD Elite Combat Challenge Team Reaches High

on October 12, 2017 - 9:00am

Los Alamos Fire Department Driver-Engineer Gregg Hecathorn opens the hood on the Department's burn car prop while demonstrating how firefighters extinguish vehicle fires during a training demonstration Monday for the community. Hecathorn normally drives and runs the truck's pump panel but opted to ‘play’ a little. He is a member of the LAFD Firefighter Combat Challenge Team. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Fire Department Firefighter Combat Challenge Team members, from left, Aron Williams, Kevin Kamplain, Gregg Hecathorn, David Apodaca and John Bialy after taking third

John Bretzke Of Los Alamos Finishes 50th 1/2 Marathon!

on October 12, 2017 - 7:36am
John Bretzke of Los Alamos gave himself a 12-year goal to run a half marathon in every state in the U.S. and he completed that goal in 11 years, Sept. 24 in Annapolis, Md. Courtesy photo 
John Bretzke of Los Alamos with family and friends at the finish line of his 50th 1/2 marathon Sept. 24 in Annapolis, Md. Courtesy photo 
Los Alamos Daily Post

John Bretzke of Los Alamos set a 12-year goal to complete a half marathon in every state in the nation. He accomplished that goal in 11 years, Sept.

Los Alamos 4-H Registers 2017-2018 Participants

on October 12, 2017 - 7:13am

Los Alamos 4-H volunteer chief rifle instructor Sha-Marie Arnaudville registers Caleb and Rebecca Moss for 4-H shooting sports Wednesday evening at Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club as their mother, Angela Moss looks on. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos County Extension Agent Carlos Valdez, left, and Michael O'Neill, youth activities coordinator for Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club and 4-H archery and shotgun coach were on hand Wednesday to explain 4-H opportunities at the open house. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Maria Smith and Jolene Vigil sat down to chat after they each

Scenes From LAHS XC Meet

on October 11, 2017 - 8:38am

Los Alamos High School's Alexi Montoya competes in the Oct. 6 crosscountry meet. Courtesy photo

Duncan Fuehne and Kevin Parkinson. Courtesy photo

Hannah Gartz. Courtesy photo

Josh Strevell. Courtesy photo

McCrae. Courtesy photo

Shawn Williams. Courtesy photo

Steven Strevell. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos County 4-H Open House Today

on October 11, 2017 - 8:31am

Hilltoppers Drop District Opener

on October 9, 2017 - 3:16pm

Once again it was Friday night lights at Sullivan Field and the Los Alamos Hilltoppers football team took to the girdiron. Photo by John McHale/

Early in the first period Walker Eaton went deep for a pass, and made a specular catch for a 48 yard gain. This catch set a touch down for the Toppers. Photo by John McHale/ 

Post game video interview with Coach Garrett Williams. Video by RJ Montaño/ 


By RJ Montaño

Los Alamos Daily Post 


When you see a 51-25 loss, you might


Toppers Edge Capital In Physical Contest

on October 9, 2017 - 2:58pm

Andreas Runde works to center the ball in the first half. Photo by John McHale/


A Hilltopper catches the Horseman goalie out of position and scores a goal in the first period. Photo by John McHale/



By RJ Montaño

Los Alamos Daily Post


SANTA FE – The Los Alamos Hilltoppers walked away from a very physical district match with a 3-1 win, but they took few lumps on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Capital High School. The game featured the fifth and sixth ranked 5-A teams according to the Max Preps website.



‘Toppers Capitalize On Jaguars’ Inexperience

on October 9, 2017 - 2:43pm

A scene from the girls' soccer game. Photo by John McHale/


A scene from the girls' soccer game. Photo by John McHale/


By RJ Montaño

Los Alamos Daily Post


Santa Fe – The Los Alamos Hilltoppers (13-4) girls’ soccer team dominated a young Capital Jaguars (5-10) squad from start to finish en route to an 8-0 victory on Saturday evening.

Alissia Haagenstad got the ‘Toppers rolling in the ninth minute with a 30-yard strike from the left side of the field.


Scenes From Halftime Festivities At Friday’s Game

on October 8, 2017 - 10:38am

A large moon creates a dramatic backdrop for the Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers Band as members perform during halftime at the football game Friday at Sullivan Field. Photo by John McHale/

A robotic cannon fires tee shirt to the crowd at the game Friday at Sullivan Field. Photo by John McHale/

The Junior NROTC presents the colors at the beginning of the game Friday at Sullivan Field. Photo by John McHale/

Meet the LAHS 2017 Topper Cheerleading Squad. Photo by John McHale/

Savanna Sweers is part of the youth cheerleaders at

‘Topper Girls And Boys Soccer Fall To Chargers

on October 7, 2017 - 2:58am

The Los Alamos High School boys and girls soccer teams traveled Tuesday to play games at Academy High School in Albuquerque. The girls played at the Richard Harper Memorial Field and the boys played in the upper soccer field. The Academy boys and girls teams are ranked at the top of the charts so wins for the 'Toppers would be big. However, the Academy Chargers' defense proved to be more than the 'Toppers could handle and the girls and boys team both lost 1-3. Here, Head Coach Ann Cericek gives the players last minute instructions and encouragement. Photo by John McHale/