.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

LAHS Athletics: Hilltoppers hit with NMAA fine

-A A +A
By Mike Cote

Los Alamos High School’s athletics office announced Friday it received a notice from the governing body of New Mexico prep sports that it was levying a fine against the school.

The New Mexico Activities Association hit Los Alamos with a $2,500 fine for violating a regulation against off-season coaching.

Coaching staff members of both the baseball and softball squads were found in violation of NMAA’s bylaw 7.4. Staff members were involved in coaching summer league squads which included Los Alamos Middle Schoolers.

“You can coach kids under seventh grade,” high school athletic director Vicki Nelms said. “With middle schoolers, you can coach them, too, but not until school is out.”

Nelms said she self-reported the violation to the NMAA, the governing body of prep athletics in the state, once it became clear a violation had occurred. The violation was reported to the NMAA in late May or early June, she said.

If violations such as this are discovered by the NMAA, the fine can be as high as $5,000, but LAHS was given a $2,500 violation because it self-reported.

“I always believe in doing the right thing,” Nelms said. “If something’s wrong, I’ll self-report it.”


If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
info
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

New Subscription/30 Day Free Trial Account

If you are new to the award winning Los Alamos Monitor and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.

ZIP Code:



Create a limited access account.
Register to participate in community forums, post on the community calendar, blog etc. This registration does not give you full access to read our award winning content, etc.

The Los Alamos Monitor | lacirculation@lamonitor.com | 505-662-4185
256 DP Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday