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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.

LAHS NJROTC Hosts Rio Grande Showdown

on October 31, 2017 - 10:11am

NJROTC cadets participate in the physical fitness portion of the Rio Grande Showdown between Los Alamos and Montrose, Colo. Courtesy photo

NJROTC sporter air rifle teams compete Saturday, Oct. 28 at Los Alamos High School. Courtesy photo
By Cadet/SCPO Richard Thompson

Los Alamos High School NJROTC cadets hosted the Rio Grande Showdown Saturday, Oct. 28 with NJROTC cadets from Montrose, Colo.

The two teams competed in sporter air rifle, shooting targets while prone, standing and kneeling.

Y Youth Basketball Registration Extended To Nov. 3

on October 31, 2017 - 9:20am
YMCA News:
The Family YMCA’s Youth Basketball program is a skills developmental program for youth in grades 1-6 that would like to learn the fundamentals of basketball, team participation, and to play a few games.
Registration for this program is open until Nov. 3. 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.

Los Alamos Lacrosse Awarded $9,000 Grant

on October 31, 2017 - 7:01am

Hilltopper Boys Lacrosse takes on Rio Rancho during the
2017 season. Photo by Leslie Geyer



Los Alamos Youth Lacrosse has received an equipment grant valued at $9,000 from U.S. Lacrosse. The First Stick Grant awards the league with equipment for boys and girls players including sticks, helmets, eyewear, pads, gloves and goalie equipment. The grant includes complimentary membership to U.S. Lacrosse for up to 40 new players and four coaches.

“On behalf of U.S.


Grants Cedes Win To Under-Seeded Hilltoppers

on October 30, 2017 - 1:02pm
The Topper soccer team huddles-up before their first game of the state championship playoffs.  Photo by John McHale/
Elsa Gram finds the net for a goal as Isabella Hodges follows. Photo by John McHale/
By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post
The New Mexico Activities Association had multiple chances to get the girls’ soccer playoff bracket correct. With revisions that dropped the Los Alamos Hilltoppers from the fifth seed to the sixth, the NMAA essentially rewarded St.

Hilltoppers XC Teams Qualify For State Championships!

on October 29, 2017 - 12:38pm

The Hilltoppers Boys XC Team gives a cheer Friday before the competition starts, from left, Elijah Velasquez, Duncan Fuehne, Shawn Williams and Richard Thompson. Photo by Blake Wood

Hilltoppers XC Team members Paulina Burnside, Lillian Petersen and Marin Kelly at the start of the Girls race Friday. Photo by Blake Wood


The Los Alamos High School Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams successfully qualified for the state championships at Friday’s District 2-5A Meet at Espanola High School.

The Hilltoppers were runner’s up to defending state champions Albuquerque Academy in both


Topper Volleyball Wins Big Over Española Sundevils

on October 27, 2017 - 10:48am

Topper Head volleyball Coach Diana Stokes calls a timeout near the end of the second set for a pep talk ... what ever she said inspired the Toppers, down two sets, to rally and win the next three sets and the match 3-2. Photo by John McHale/

Sophia Salazar slams a spike kill in the first set. Photo by John McHale/

Elise Olivas goes head to head with a Espanola player at the net. Photo by John McHale/

Alize Garcia digs out a ball in the second set and puts it into play. Photo by John McHale/

Sophia Salazar drives a spike toward

Scenes From LAHS 2017 Fall Golf Final

on October 27, 2017 - 9:56am
Coach Andy Ainsworth assembles the team for final instructions at the County Golf Course this past Monday to play in the LAHS 2017 Fall Golf Final. The Toppers were the winners of the tournament with a combined score of 316 to edge out the nearest competitor, Belen, which had a score of 395. The Toppers will close out their fall season next Monday at the Albuquerque County Club. Photo by John McHale/
Sean Rau is in the 16th green tee box as he lines up his shot. Photo by John McHale/
Davis Johnson blasts his way out of the sand trap on 18. He had an 87

2017’s Best Baseball Cities & World Series Facts: Dodgers vs. Astros

on October 27, 2017 - 9:03am
With the 2017 World Series in full gear and tickets to see the games live costing hundreds to hundreds of thousands of dollars, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its Best Baseball Cities report to go along with its World Series Facts – Dodgers vs. Astrosinfographic.

To determine the best places to be a fan of America’s second most followed sport, WalletHub compared more than 360 U.S. cities with at least one college or professional baseball team across 31 key metrics.

NMAA To Hold Officials Appreciation Weeks

on October 26, 2017 - 5:48am
NMAA News:
ALBUQUERQUE  The New Mexico Activities Association is proud to announce the first of a three-part series of Officials Appreciation Weeks to honor and recognize the men and women who serve as interscholastic sports officials in the state of New Mexico.
The NMAA will be promoting one Officials Appreciation Week for each of its competitive seasons. Fall sports will be honored Oct. 30 through Nov. 3 for football, soccer and volleyball. Winter sports recognition will be Jan. 29 through Feb. 2 for basketball, spirit, swimming and wrestling.

Hilltopper Girls Golf Team Wins 2017 Fall Golf Final!

on October 25, 2017 - 2:09pm

The Topper Girls Golf team proudly displays the trophy they were awarded for winning the 2017 Fall Golf Tournament played this past Monday at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. The team finished with a combined score of 371. More importantly, they got the third leg and qualified for the state tournament, to be played this spring in Hobbs. Photo by John McHale/

Jessica Osden was the first to tee off, and that was a good omen because she finished in first place for the tournament with a score of 87. Photo by John McHale/

Lea Mountain carefully places her ball on

LAHS Girls Soccer Hosts Grants In 1st Round Of 2017 NMAA State Soccer Championships Saturday

on October 24, 2017 - 3:05pm


The Los Alamos High School Girls Soccer team will now host Grants in the 1st round of the 2017 NMAA State Soccer Championships.

The game kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at Sullivan Field.

Tickets are $5 for adults. No passes will be accepted.

Hilltoppers Cross Country Born To Run

on October 24, 2017 - 1:55pm

And they're off. Shown here is the start of the girls cross country meet Friday at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. Photo by John McHale/ 

The final cheer before the start of the boys cross country race. Photo by John McHale/



Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Hilltopper Cross Country girls and boys teams invited some heavy competition to the Los Alamos County Golf Course Friday afternoon for the final regular season meet of 2017. The day turned out to be a perfect one for running, and a great tune-up heading into the

Aspen Elementary Wins Boys & Girls Mile Races

on October 24, 2017 - 1:49pm

Aspen Elementary School wins Boys and Girls Mile Races. Photo by John McHale/

Determination. Photo by John McHale/