High Flyers Announces New Coach Tharien Bramhill

New High Flyers head coach Tharien Bramhill leads a group of Level 2 gymnasts during a recent practice. Bramhall comes to Los Alamos from California and brings more than 25 years of experience coaching both men’s and women’s gymnastics. A former gymnastics school owner and director, Bramhill has coached all gymnastics levels from preschool recreational students through optional and elite competitors. He assumed the head coach position in August and will be working fulltime at High Flyers Gymnasitics at 1900 Diamond Dr., to ensure high quality instruction, safety and continuity in all programs.


Topper Varsity Soccer Team Falls To Scorpions 1-0

Kaitlyn McGrane gathers in the ball as Makenzi Fitzsimmons and Brooke Edge close in on her. McGrane was named the player of the game in a game played Saturday morning at Sullivan Field against the Farmington Scorpions. The Toppers were not able to get the offense going but their strong defense kept them in the game as the Scorpions played much the same. The Scorpions scored the only goal in the first half. Photo by John McHale/

Alyssa Parker gets a shot in the first half only to have it blocked by goalkeeper Gera Lopez. Photo by John McHale/

Topper Kaya Krantz and Charlee


Topper Boys Varsity Football Beats Pojoaque 44-13

The Topper Varsity Football Team is led onto Sullivan Field Friday evening by Tyler Weiss carrying the Topper Banner to play the Pojoaque Elks. The game was all Toppers who shut out the running game for the Elks, so they went to a passing game almost exclusively, which was effective against the Toppers. In spite of the score, it was a very exciting game with both sides showing moments of glory. Photo by John McHale/

Liam Harper makes an over the shoulder at full stride catch from Tyler Weiss that went for the second touchdown. Photo by John McHale/

Jose Salazar goes


Topper Boys Soccer Second In Cernicek Tournament

Aiden Semelsburger and Bryan Tarango battle for control of the ball in the first half. Semelsburger scored the goal for the Toppers in the 23 minute. Photo by John McHale/

Victor Popa-Simil leaps over Tiger Goalie Pablo Zarraga to avoid a collision during a goal attempt in the 2nd half. Photo by John McHale/


The annual Louie Cernicek Soccer Tournament was Friday and Saturday at Los Alamos Middle School Field and Sullivan Field. This year there were eight teams invited to participate.

The Toppers played their way through the brackets winning games


Weekly Fishing Report: Sept. 5, 2019

Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

The weather has been hotter than normal for late August and early September. I would bet that right now that’s making it tough for elk and deer hunters during the early archery season.

This time of year I like to cruise the Forest Service roads looking for blue grouse, which are excellent eating. I’ll get out and walk spots where I have bagged grouse in previous seasons. If I happen to come across a tassel-eared squirrel or a cottontail rabbit, I’ll also try to harvest them. I might spot some band-tailed pigeons, but I need to remember to print


Los Alamos Volleyball Falls To Santa Fe Demons

Elise Olivas leads the Topper Volleyball team on to the floor to face the Santa Fe High Demons in a match played Aug. 29 in Griffith Gym. The Toppers came off a two game winning streak and hoped to keep the momentum going but the Demons had other plans and defeated the the Toppers 3-1. Photo by John McHale/

Elise Olivas sets the ball for a spike by Natalie Gallegos in the first set. Photo by John McHale/

Elizabeth Atencio bumps a serve in the first set as Eden Schmierer backs her up. Photo by John McHale/

Eden Schmierer makes a spike attempt in the 2nd set


Topper Football Falls To Taos Tigers

The Topper football team breaks out of the helmet to play the Taos Tigers, the defending district champs but with the new district alignment are no longer in the Toppers’ district, in their season home opener Friday evening at Sullivan Field.  It was a perfect night for football the weather was perfect, the band was playing, and it was a packed house. As the game got underway both teams played even in the first period with each team scoring a touchdown. As the game progressed the Tigers gained momentum and pulled steadily ahead to win the game 44-27. Photo by John McHale/


Topper Marching Band Entertains Football Crowd

The Los Alamos High School Marching Band directed by Zane Meek was in full attendance at Friday night’s football game at Sullivan Field. The band’s music added to the excitement of the game. Photo by John McHale/

The 115 member Band directed by Zane Meek thrilled the audience with their competition show, Black Orpheus, which the band will fine tune while performing various versions throughout the season. Photo by John McHale/

Scene from the Los Alamos High School Marching Band performing at the Friday night football game at Sullivan Field. Photo


Ferenbaugh; Medin Best Predictors In Pace Races

Runners stretch at the starting line in preparation for the Atomic City Road Runners weekly Pace Race Tuesday on Acoma Lane in Pajarito Acres in White Rock. Courtesy/ACRR

Runners take off Tuesday in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly Pace Race in Pajarito Acres. Courtesy/ACRR

ACRR News:

Charles Ferenbaugh and Zachary Medin are the best predictors in the Atomic City Road Runner weekly Pace Races Tuesday in Pajarito Acres in White Rock.

Ferenbaugh was 1 second off his predicted time in the 1 mile race and Medin was 7 seconds off in the 3 mile race.

Other good predictors are:

Bobbie Ferenbaugh


Topper Girls Volleyball Prevails Against Horsemen

Senior Natalie Gallegos goes up for one of her 18 spike-kills in the game. Photo by Nate Limback

Natalie Gallegos and Kalen Melton going up to block a Horseman spike. Photo by Nate Limback


The Hilltopper Girls Varsity Volleyball Team hosted the District 3A St. Michael’s Horsemen Tuesday night at Griffith Gymnasium.

The Toppers swept the Horsemen 3-0 but had to play catchup in two of the three sets.

Elisa Olivas had 29 assists and Natalie Gallegos dominated with 18 kills in the match.

Michaela Gonzales had a good night as well with 5 kills.

The Hilltopper Girls Varsity Volleyball Team