Atomic City Update: LAHS coaches create great sense of community

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By Phil Scherer

During the opening weekend of fall sports at Los Alamos High School, several things made me smile and proud to be a part of this community. All of the teams were victorious, the crowds were loud and supportive and the atmosphere was exhilarating. 

However, the thing that made me happier than anything was seeing coaches of other sports supporting the fall sports along with the rest of the fans. 

I arrived at the LAHS volleyball game on Saturday about an hour before the varsity team took the court. I watched the JV game in its entirety and was impressed at how many other people arrived early to watch the young players. 

Lanse Carter, the new girls’ basketball coach at LAHS, arrived and sat right next to me at the media table in the middle of the bleachers. He sat there for the entire varsity match, taking time to talk to some of the fans while cheering for the Hilltoppers. 

After the match ended, we were talking and he said that at his previous schools, he had not spent much time watching volleyball, but felt that it was important to make a good first impression at LAHS and that he enjoyed watching the team. 

Right after the volleyball match ended, the girls’ soccer team took on Santa Fe Prep in its home opener. I made my way over to Sullivan Field for the game and looked up in the stands. 

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