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Cinema Cindy Reviews: Battle Of The Sexes

on November 9, 2017 - 6:14am
Los Alamos

“Battle of the Sexes” was released at the end of September, but only recently came to our local theater, thus this late review… The film tells the story of the public battle for equal pay and recognition for female athletes, championed by tennis great Billie Jean King, and culminating in what was deemed “the Battle of the Sexes”, the September 1973 tennis match between the 29 year old women’s tennis great King and the 55-year-old former men’s champ, Bobby Riggs.

Significant steps along the way are covered in the film, but not in much detail.

Hilltopper Girls Fall In 5-A Championship Match

on November 8, 2017 - 3:18pm
Alissia Haagenstad finds the goal early in the first half of the game against the Albuquerque Chargers. Photo by John McHale/
BERNALILLO – The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls’ soccer team fought tooth and nail all the way to the final whistle before dropping the New Mexico Activities Association’s Class 5A championship 1-0 to the Albuquerque Academy Chargers.
The competitive match remained a stalemate through the first half with both teams having chances, but neither capitalizing to get a lead on the other.

Governor Proclaims Nov. 9 ‘Congratulations To 2017 World Series Champions Alex Bregman; Ken Giles Day’

on November 8, 2017 - 1:14pm


SANTA FE — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez proclaimed Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 as “Congratulations to 2017 World Series Champions Alex Bregman and Ken Giles Day” throughout New Mexico.

Bregman and Giles, both of Albuquerque, made significant contributions to the Houston Astros’ 2017 World Series championship-winning season.

Full text of the proclamation:



Scenes From NNMYF All Stars Weekend

on November 8, 2017 - 8:40am

Eight teams played at  the Northern New Mexico Youth Football All Stars Weekend at St. Michael's in Santa Fe Nov. 4-5 including this Blue Crush team that won their game 19-0 Saturday against the Orange Crush team. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Extreme Division 2 youth football players were part of the All Stars Blue Crush team which won their game 16-7. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Extremes youth football players were part of the Division 3 Blue Crush All-Stars team who won their game 13-12 against the Orange Crush team. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Extremes Division 4 players were part of the

Sipapu Ski Resort’s Opening Day Postponed

on November 7, 2017 - 3:57pm

Sipapu Snow Castle Feb. 18. Photo by Albert Graves/Courtesy Sipapu Ski Resort

SKI News:

VADITO  Sipapu Ski Resort officials announced the ski area is delaying its opening a week due to unseasonably warm temperatures. 

The resort was originally scheduled to open Saturday, Nov. 11, one of the earliest openings in resort history. 

Temperatures will drop again this week, which is ideal for snowmaking, and snow is in the forecast  for tonight,Tues., Nov.

Weekly Fishing Report Nov. 7

on November 7, 2017 - 3:41pm
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

There have been a lot of birds of prey migrating down the Rio Grande recently. I’ve seen several large raptors like red-tailed hawks and northern harriers circling the bosque. A sharp-shinned hawk actually killed a bird in our back yard. Eagles should start to show up around Abiquiu Lake soon and thre are usually some that spend the winter along the Rio Grande. Keep an eye out for them.

Last week I took a cue from one of our readers and fished the Rio Grande between Rinconada and Pilar. The fishing was excellent.

Hilltopper Boys’ Soccer Finish In Top Four

on November 7, 2017 - 9:29am
Adam Listwan try’s for a header in a corner kick in the match against Roswell in the first half. Photo by John McHale/
By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post
BERNALILLO  The Los Alamos Hilltoppers boys’ soccer team matched the intensity and physicality of the Albuquerque Academy, but could not overcome the second half from the Chargers in a 3-1 semifinal loss.
Los Alamos took an early 1-0 lead when Arthur Steinkamp netted the ball past a diving Academy keeper. The ‘Toppers would take the 1-0 score into halftime of the physical contest.
The second half of the

NJROTC Cadets Travel To Roswell For Drill Meet

on November 7, 2017 - 8:50am

Los Alamos High School NJROTC drill team cadets competing in the Nov. 4 New Mexico Military Institute Drill Meet in Roswell were, from right, C/PO1 Isaac Vasquez, C/LTJG Austin Estrada, C/SR Aria Schmierer, C/SN Caden Lim, C/SA Cameron Armstrong, C/LTJG Caden Cionek, C/SA Tanner Peterson, C/SR James Bourguet, C/LTJG Jacob Thompson, C/SR Ryan Salmon and C/LTJG Stephen Gulley. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos High School NJROTC cadets competing in the physical fitness portion of the Nov.

Hilltopper Volleyball Ends Season In District Semifinal

on November 6, 2017 - 4:51pm

Sophia Salazar's spike kills the ball in the first set. Photo by John McHale/ 


Kimberly McKinley blocks a ball. Photo by John McHale/



Los Alamos Daily Post


SANTA FE – The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team got on a roll, winning three of their past four games heading into a District 2-5A semifinal match against the Capital Jaguars on Thursday night.

The ‘Toppers started out strong as the aggressors in game one, maintaining a two- to four-point lead for the majority of the match.

Hilltoppers Girls’ Cross Country Takes Second Place

on November 6, 2017 - 4:49pm

The Hilltopper Girls Cross Country team fresh off their second place finish at the state meet. Photo by Dr Kurt Steinhaus




Los Alamos Daily Post


RIO RANCHO - The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls’ cross country team put together an impressive showing at the New Mexico Activities Association’s state meet held at Rio Rancho High School on Saturday. The ‘Toppers finished with a team total 69 points, which was good enough for a second place finish and a new red trophy to display at Griffith Gym.

Los Alamos was led by freshman runner Lidia Appell who

Soccer Success For Girls And Boys U11 Lasers Teams

on November 6, 2017 - 11:05am

LAFC Krypton Laser Linnhtet Htoon (#7 Green) makes a pass to Michael Witkowski during Bernalillo soccer action.​ Courtesy photo 

Tyron Pietryga presses forward into open space towards the goal. Courtesy photo


After a 7-0 victory over the Albuquerque AYSO EM Timbers at the New Mexico State Soccer Complex in Bernalillo, the Duke City Soccer League's Girls U11 Lasers soccer team moved into second place in the challenge bracket with a record of three wins, one loss and two ties.

In prior weeks, the Lasers beat the Corrales Cheetahs 1-0 and the Amarillo Yellow 2-1. They tied with


Scenes From Cross Country State Championship

on November 6, 2017 - 8:33am

The 'Topper athletes and coaches at Saturday's State Cross Country Championship at Rio Rancho High School. The 'Topper Girls and Boys took 2nd to Academy in the 5A classification. The Boys took 3rd to Academy and Kirtland Central. Photo by Blake Wood

Freshman Lidia Appell and 8th grader Norissa Valdez lead the pack up a steep, sandy hill past the one mile point. Appell and Valdez are the top and runner-up 'Toppers of the day in 5th and 6th places overall, with times of 19:47 and 19:52, respectively. Photo by Blake Wood

Junior Marin Kelly and freshman Mabel Pyle at the halfway point of the

Green Gold Swimming Intrasquad Meet Results

on November 6, 2017 - 7:43am
The Los Alamos Hilltoppers Green Gold Gorls and Boys Swim teams intrasquad meet results from Saturday's competitions at the Larry Walkup Aquatic Center:
200 MR:  Gold 2:07.43 (Katherine Elton, Jillian Bennett, Injie Mourad, O Englert-Erickson), Green 2:19.57 (K Ronning, T Nisoli, K Tripp, B Short), Green 3:34.40 (S Shiina, B Valdez, S Shiina, L Newton)
200 Free: Meredith McBranch G 2:32.63, Kamaya Ronning GR 2:33.81, Ada Tripp G 2:40.94, Alex Cunningham G 2:50.69, Dana Urbatsch G 3:12.79
200 IM: Katherine Elton G 2:33.87, Jillian Bennett G 2:37.37, Cory Liechty G 2:43.68,

Hawks Wrestling Team Shines At Pecos Tournament

on November 6, 2017 - 6:49am

With so many wrestlers taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd place wins Saturday at the Pecos Tournament, the Los Alamos Middle School Hawks Wrestling Team also took home the second-place team trophy. The Hawks garnered six 1st place, five 2nd place and seven 3rd place finishes. Taking 1st place for the team are Ben Gellis, Landon Atencio, Nathan Harper, Liam Harper, Lance Rivera and Solomon Roybal. Taking 2nd was Jerome Martinez, Damian Martinez, Devin Corwon and Zach Swartzkopf.

Boys Soccer Falls To Albuquerque Academy

on November 3, 2017 - 2:17pm

The Hilltoppers fell 4-1 against Albuquerque Academy in the semifinals of the NMAA tournament. They end the season as one of the best four teams in 5A. Photo by John McHale/

Girls Soccer Beats Aztec, Advances To Championship

on November 3, 2017 - 2:00pm

The Los Alamos Hilltoppers Girls team beat Aztec 4-1 to advance to the championship game of the NMAA tournament. Photo by John McHale/

LAPD: Hunting Season In Full Swing

on November 3, 2017 - 7:24am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department wants to remind residents that the fall hunting season is in full swing and will continue through the spring.

Hunting Safety Tips for Non-Hunters

If you feel uneasy about outdoor recreation during hunting season, follow these common sense rules and (with a few fashionable swaths of hunter blaze orange fabric) you can continue to enjoy the outdoors.

  • Identify hunting seasons and lands open to hunting. Learn about where and when hunting is taking place and plan your recreation activities accordingly.
  • Wear bright clothing (like hunter blaze orange).

Hilltopper Girls Soccer Advances To Semifinals

on November 2, 2017 - 9:00pm

Hilltopper Alix Hailey scores the game winning goal in the 2nd overtime to beat St. Pius 3-2. The Hilltoppers advance to play Aztec at 10 a.m. Friday. Photo by John McHale/
By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

BERNALILLO –  Plenty of action, plenty of excitement, and two overtimes. What else would you expect from a state playoff game?

The #6 Los Alamos Hilltoppers girl’s soccer team needed two overtimes to upset #3 St. Pius Sartans 3-2 Thursday morning to advance to the semifinals of the New Mexico Activities Association State Tournament.


Hilltoppers Beat Roswell To Advance To Semifinals

on November 2, 2017 - 8:42pm

Coach Ron Blue and the Hilltoppers root on the reserve players as they hold the lead. Photo By RJ Montaño/
By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

BERNALILLO – It was business as usual for the Los Alamos Hilltopper Boys Soccer Team, who beat Roswell 3-0 today to advance to the semifinals of the New Mexico Activities Association state tournament.

‘Topper Freshman Sam Cirigliano got things rolling when he put Los Alamos up 1-0 in the fifth minute of the match. A few missed opportunities and good defense would make this the halftime score.


Hilltoppers Boys Soccer Team Beats Roswell - Advance To Friday's Semifinals

on November 2, 2017 - 5:09pm

Hilltoppers Boys Soccer Team beats Roswell 3-0 today to advance to the semifinals against Albuquerque Academy at noon Friday. Photo by RJ Montano/

Los Alamos Hilltopper Girls Soccer Advances To Semifinals In NMAA Tournament

on November 2, 2017 - 12:09pm

Los Alamos Hilltopper Girls soccer team beats St. Pius 3-2 in two overtimes today to advance to the semifinals of the NMAA tournament. Photo by RJ Montaño/ 

The Hilltopper girls soccer team celebrate their win. Photo by RJ Montaño/ 

Boys U14 Lasers Win, Boys U11 Split Soccer Action

on November 1, 2017 - 4:14pm

Boys U11 LAFC Krypton Laser Brendan French (9) dribbles down the left field line against Duke City competition. Courtesy photo


In Duke City Soccer League action at the New Mexico State Soccer Complex in Bernalillo, the Boys U14 LAFC Lasers played Real Azteca in October with only 13 players and won narrowly 2-1.

The Lasers played with the wind in the first half and were able to score two goals, both by Aaron Philip, a new player on the team this year.

In the second half, the Lasers played against the wind and found it difficult to move the ball up the field.


Casados-Valencia Tapped For National All-American Bowl In New Orleans

on October 31, 2017 - 5:55pm

LAMS athlete Jaiden Orlando Casados-Valencia is selected to participate in the Offense-Defense Bowl in New Orleans, La. Courtesy photo


While attending an Offense-Defense Football Camp this Summer, Los Alamos Middle School 7th grader Jaiden Orlando Casados-Valencia of Abiquiu was named an Offense-Defense All-American and invited to participate in the 12th Annual Offense-Defense Bowl Week festivities in December in New Orleans, La.

Casados-Valencia, an offensive/defensive lineman at LAMS was selected for this honor from an outstanding group of thousands of athletes across the

Los Alamos Extreme Youth Football Team Goes To State

on October 31, 2017 - 2:19pm

Los Alamos Extreme Youth Football Division 2 team is headed for the state competition Nov. 11-12 in Santa Fe after finishing second in the Zia Bowl last weekend. They took second place in a tough final game against the Capital Jaguars. With only three returning players from last year, coaches congratulated the players for playing with so much heart and qualifying for state. Courtesy photo

Youth football commissioner Zeke Villegas presents the third place trophy to Los Alamos Extreme Division 1 flag football team at the Zia Bowl. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Extreme Division 1 team.

Hilltoppers Complete Comeback Against Sundevils, Again

on October 31, 2017 - 2:07pm
Once again it was Friday night lights at Sullivan Field as the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team takes to the field to play their arch rivals the Española Sundevils. Each time these two teams meet it is a close fierce game and this meeting was not a disappointment. Los Alamos won the game 21-20. Photo by John McHale/
Post-game video interview with Head Coach Garrett Williams
By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post
If you’re a fan of reruns, this was the game for you.