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Scenes From Zia Credit Union Golf Tournament

on August 26, 2018 - 8:16pm

Zia Credit Union hosts its 18th Annual Chip in 4 Kids Golf Tournament Friday, Aug. 24 at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. The tournament benefited the UNM Children’s Hospital and the Zia Education Foundation, which gives students around Northern New Mexico scholarships to assist them as they begin college. Photo by John McHale/

Registration at the tournament. Photo by John McHale/

Zia Credit Union President and CEO of  Dave Woodruff assists with registration. Photo by John McHale/

Scene from Zia Credit Union’s 18th Annual Chip in 4 Kids Golf

LAHS Hilltoppers Hammer EVHS Sundevils 57-12

on August 26, 2018 - 8:05pm

The Topper Football team celebrated their victory over the Española Sundevils Friday night at Sullivan Field. The Toppers won by a large margin, the game last year was quite different as the Sundevils lead the game until the last minute of the game when Dylan Irish threw a Hail Mary pass to Jack Stewart in the end zone for the victory. So, this year’s victory margin of 57-12 was a bit of a surprise. Coach Garrett Williams was very pleased with the team’s execution of the plays on offense and defense and overall team effort. Photo by John McHale/

Quarterback Dylan Irish has a

Free LPGA/USGA Girls Golf Clinics Through Oct. 6

on August 24, 2018 - 3:59pm
Photo by Elena Perez
Photo by Elena Perez
GOLF News:
The Los Alamos County Golf Course is hosting free golf clinics for girls ages 7-17 every Saturday 11 a.m. to noon through Saturday, Oct 6.
"My heart swells to see children at the golf course, particularly girls, and boy, can they really smack it," said Mhairi Mckay, clinic organizer and LPGA Pro. "The girls High School golf team has been helping out which is fantastic. We've never seen so many girls at the golf course, we love it and hope it's just the beginning. And thank you to Michael Philips who has been a huge advocate

LAPS Reminder Of Safety Policies For Events

on August 24, 2018 - 3:46pm
LAPS News:
The Hilltoppers open the 2018 sports season with a varsity football game versus Española this Friday. Game time is 7 p.m. and gates open at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, the LAHS volleyball team will host Bloomfield High School and the girls’ soccer team will play against Santa Fe Prep at Sullivan Field.
With the start of fall sports in Los Alamos, and increased safety and security measures, we want to remind everyone of the “No Re-Entry” policy, which applies to all Hilltoppers events.

Scenes From Topper Football Practice

on August 23, 2018 - 9:59pm

The Los Alamos Hilltopper Football team takes to the field for the final week of practice before the regular season begins at 7 p.m. this Friday at Sullivan Field, as the Toppers play their arch rival the Espanola Sundevils. The meeting of these two teams always fills the air with excitement and promises to be a very competitive game. Photo by John McHale/

Head Football Coach Garret Williams is very positive for a winning season this year with 14 returning seniors and nine returning juniors to build a strong team.

Scenes From Hilltopper Boys Soccer Scrimmage

on August 22, 2018 - 1:18pm

The Hilltopper boys soccer team played a scrimmage game against an alumni team Saturday afternoon at Sullivan Field. The game gave head coach, Ron Blue a chance to see his players in action and evaluate the team effort. Coach Blue said the team looks good and should be ready for their first game at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25 against Bloomfield at Sullivan Field. Photo by John McHale/

Photo by John McHale/

Photo by John McHale/

Photo by John McHale/

Photo by John McHale/

Photo by John McHale/


Scenes From Hilltopper Girls Soccer Scrimmage

on August 21, 2018 - 3:08pm

The girls soccer team played Santa Fe Prep in a scrimmage game Saturday afternoon at Sullivan Field. Both teams took the opportunity to play a game before the season starts to evaluate players and try different players in different positions. Head Coach Ann Cernicek was pleased with the performance of her players and is looking forward to their first game, which will be against Santa Fe Prep at 4:30 p.m., Saturday Aug. 25, at Sullivan Field. Photo by John McHale/

Photo by John McHale/

Photo by John McHale/

Photo by John McHale/


House Democrats Urge UNM To Come To The Table Before Making Final Sports Cuts Decision

on August 19, 2018 - 6:32am
Rep. Javier Martínez, Mayor Tim Keller and other community leaders Thursday at UNM. Courtesy photo
NMDP News:
ALBUQUERQUE Rep. Javier Martínez (D-Albuquerque) joined Mayor Tim Keller and other community leaders Thursday to urge UNM to bring to the Legislature alternate solutions for the proposed sports cuts before making any final decisions.


“I represent people in this district, in this community, and people across this state for whom soccer and athletics have become a pathway out of poverty, a pathway into jobs, and a pathway to alleviate some of the social ills we deal with

Scenes From Hilltopper Girls Soccer Practice

on August 18, 2018 - 5:26pm

The girls soccer team warms up before their practice Thursday afternoon. They are getting ready for their season to get underway with their first home game to be played at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25 against Santa Fe Prep. Photo by John McHale/

Ann Cernicek and her coaching staff, Jessica Kubicek-Sutherland, left, Erika Leibrecht, Ann Cernicek, Meghan McDonald, and Dustin Sutherland, talk to the players about the practice routine for the evening. Cernicek will be starting her second season as coach for the Toppers, but has a long history of soccer in Los Alamos.

County And Community Honor Pierotti’s Clowns

on August 18, 2018 - 6:04am

A crowd gathered Tuesday in the Los Alamos County Council Chambers to honor, congratulate and reminisce about the Pierotti's Clowns. The community turned out for the opening of the exhibit about the five-man softball team, which is featured in the lobby of the Municipal Building. The amateur softball team started in 1953 and played for 25 years. All the money they raised from games went to charities.

LAHS Announces Athletic Hall Of Fame 2018 Inductees

on August 17, 2018 - 8:53am
LAHS News:
Individuals who will be inducted into the Los Alamos High School Athletic Hall of Fame include:
  • Elisa Bonner;
  • Jim Higgins;
  • Eric Boland;
  • Steve Kraemer;
  • Mark Morris; and,
  • Alex Kirk.
The induction will be included in the Homecoming weekend festivities Sept. 28-29.

Scenes From Toppers Volleyball Practice

on August 16, 2018 - 11:24am

High School sports 2018-19 season officially began Monday with football, volleyball, cross country and boys and girls soccer practices. The new season promises to be exciting as the Toppers district was reorganized to include Espanola, Pojoaque, Taos and Moriarty. The volleyball team is practicing in Griffith Gym this week. The team has a good turnout with 19 freshman, 11 sophomores, 9 juniors and 6 seniors. Photo by John McHale/

Los Alamos Hilltoppers Head Coach Diana Stokes returns for her third stint with the Toppers and said she is looking forward to a new year with a

LAYSL: Youth Soccer Program Overview

on August 15, 2018 - 7:54am


Did you and your family enjoy watching the World Cup this summer? Is your child eager to play soccer? If so, the following is information about Los Alamos Youth Soccer programs. We hope to see you out on the fields!

Programs range in cost from $75-$275. Players on either the Pre-competitive or Competitive teams must purchase uniforms separately on See the link for more information. 

LAYSL has three programs:

  • ​Recreational League;
  • ​Pre-Competitive Team; and,
  • ​Competitive Team​.

The amount of time involved

Great American Duck Race Aug. 23-26

on August 11, 2018 - 2:41pm
DEMING Albuquerque has hot air balloons, Santa Fe burns Old Man Gloom and Deming has its ducks.
Since 1980, Deming has hosted the annual Great American Duck Race. The 39th edition of the event is Aug. 23-26, 2018 at the McKinley Duck Downs at Courthouse Park in Deming.
The Great American Duck Race, presented by Luna Energy Facility, features our favorite water fowl racing, but also includes the Columbus Electric Co-op Tournament of Ducks Parade, the Mizkan America, Inc.

Community Celebration Of Pierotti’s Clowns Exhibit

on August 10, 2018 - 4:06pm
The original Pierotti's Clowns. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos History Museum will host a community celebration of Pierotti’s Clowns 4-6 p.m., Tuesday in the Municipal Building lobby. This celebration coincides with the display of the Museum’s latest Municipal Building exhibit, “Pierotti’s Clowns: Creating Community.” The celebration will offer refreshments and memories of the Clowns.
At 4:45 p.m., researchers and family members will share stories of the team, its history, and its influence on the community.

LAMS Tennis Fall Athlete Registration Thursday

on August 8, 2018 - 4:00pm
LAMS News:
Parents of 7th or 8th graders interested in Los Alamos Middle School Tennis should attend the Fall Athlete Registration Meeting 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 in the LAMS gym.

Information specific to tennis will be disiminated and parents can meet with boys coach Lloyd Wilton, and girls coach Dave Cook. Direct questions to Lloyd Wilton at 505.660.5714 or email him at


Waterbury Best Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on August 8, 2018 - 9:46am

ACRR News:

Valerie Waterbury had a 3 second error off her predicted time for the top prediction at the weekly pace race Tuesday on the trail behind the Aquatic Center. 

Other accurate predictors were: Libby Nolen, 11, was 15 seconds off as well as the first finisher in the 1 mile road course with a 8:21, Tristan Johnson, 5, and grandmother Heidi Bjorklund were tied at 27 seconds, Jacob Waterbury, 9, recorded a 33 second difference and Jackie Marr was 36 seconds off.

William Strother, 9, was the top male finisher in the 1 mile road course recording a 9:11.

On the 1 mile trail course Logan

Gregg Janecky Of Los Alamos Named Camp Director Of High Cascade Snowboard Camp In Mount Hood, Ore.

on August 6, 2018 - 9:07am
High Cascade Snowboard Camp Mount Hood, Ore., announces the hiring of its new camp director Gregg Janecky, a Los Alamos High School graduate.
Janecky began his HCSC career 10 summers ago as a trampoline monitor and most recently was lead counselor. Along the way he developed the organization's trampoline program and built the Lodge into the center of camp life in government camp.
Outside of camp, Janecky is a career coach with a graduate degree in sports management.

Second Annual Joel M. Williams Tennis Tournament

on August 5, 2018 - 7:17am

Andy Enriquez Of Los Alamos Wins Medals In Junior Olympics For Sport Stacking At Competitions In Iowa

on August 5, 2018 - 6:54am
Andy (Andres) Enriquez wins a bronze medal in the 363 event. He placed 4th in the 333 and 5th in the Cycle event *for 11-12Y. Courtesy photo
Andy (Andres) Enriquez of Los Alamos wins a silver medal in the team relay event. Courtesy photo
Andy (Andres) Enriquez of Los Alamos competed and placed in the 4th, 5th and a bronze for three Junior Olympics for Sport Stacking events in Iowa.
The back story: Enriquez had two mild concussions in 2017- one during a hockey practice and one about a month and a half later while playing basketball.
His PE teacher, Tony

Anthony Vallegos Gets A Hole In One At Bathtub Row Tournament Today

on August 3, 2018 - 11:39am
Anthony Vallegos got a hole in one at the first annual Bathtub Row Tournament benefiting All Citizens First today at Los Alamos Golf Course, as Dana Dattelbaum, Laura Crucet and Larry Rich looked on. Courtesy photo


Hilltopper Softball Golf Fundraiser Aug. 11

on August 2, 2018 - 5:48am


Results Of 44th Annual Los Alamos Triathlon

on July 30, 2018 - 6:44pm

The 44th running of the Los Alamos Triathlon was Saturday and is one of the oldest, continuously running sprint triathlons in the nation that has a unique format of Bike-Swim-Run. This year 122 entrants participated in the landmark event. The winners of the Junior Class: Male - Jonah Pratt, Female - Libby Nolan. Winners for the Elite Class: Male - Robert Browning, Female - Liz Miller. Winners for the Individual Class: Male - Quinn Abfalterer, Female - Whitney Spivey. In the Athena Class: Esther Brunette.

Fishing Los Alamos Reservoir Yields 10 Rainbow Trout

on July 24, 2018 - 8:44am

White Rock resident Dr. Paul Pan took his grandsons, Brian, 15, and Ben, 13, fishing July 20 at the Los Alamos Reservoir. They are visiting from Houston and enjoyed the shady hike. The boys used a variety of baits and casting techniques to bring home 10 rainbow trout. Courtesy photo

Dr. Paul Pan hiking July 20 with his grandsons, Brian, 15, and Ben, 13, to the Los Alamos Reservoir to fish. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Celebrates Five Years

on July 24, 2018 - 8:08am
Professor Robert Romero, owner of the LAB, Los Alamos Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, participates in Friday's class. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Students take part in the anti-bullying class held Friday at the LAB, at 1370 Central Ave. Suite B. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The LAB, Los Alamos Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, recently celebrated its five-year anniversary.