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  • Lads help spread some love

    Love is in the air and if you’re one of those people who never knows what to get their loved one for Valentine’s Day, the Lads of Enchantment can help you express your love and devotion.
    The group will travel throughout the community on Thursday, singing love songs.
    “We sing three Valentines songs and we present a rose to your loved one,” Joe D’Anna said. “We will come to your home or place of work, so long as we are not violating any owner or management policies.”
    The cost is $35 and although it is seen as a fundraiser, the gents said they do it to bring joy to the recipients and hopefully raise a little awareness for future programs.
    If they happen to raise a few extra dollars, they spread the wealth with those funds, too.
    “In the past, we have sponsored the attendance of high school students to music camps in the Los Alamos area, but in recent years we sponsored the attendance of Los Alamos high school students to New Mexico Youth Harmony Camp,” D’Anna said.
    The Duke City Sound of the Barbershop Harmony Society has hosted the New Mexico Youth Harmony Camp for the last 12 years.

  • Haynes is January Student of the Month

    Caitlin (“Katie”) Haynes, a senior at Los Alamos High School, was honored as Rotary Student of the Month for January. Haynes is the daughter of Karen and Don Haynes and older sister of Trip Haynes.
    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects one student each month of the school year to honor as a Student of the Month.
    In addition to high school seniors, high school juniors are now eligible for the recognition. Students are nominated by their teachers and chosen on the basis of their academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and in particular, their service to the community.
    Haynes is an active member of the LAHS Hilltalker Speech and Debate Team, an award-winning club and has served as a team captain for three years. Active on the national debate circuit, she has won awards at what are considered some of the most competitive tournaments in the country.
    She has also received the National Forensic League’s highest honor — the title of Academic All-American, an award based on service. She is a National Merit semi-finalist and a member of the National Honor Society, where she currently serves as treasurer.

  • Word on the Street 02-10-13

    Teen Pulse staff member Ben Hanlon asked students, “Are you pro-life or pro-choice and why?”

  • Andrew and Mousie 02-10-13
  • ‘Topper Revue in review

    Mix together some hilarious emcees, musical talent, innovative dance moves, talented vocalists, creative skits and deep poetry and you get ’Topper Revue, a talent show put on by students at Los Alamos High School.
    The first show was at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 in the Duane Smith Auditorium. As people poured into the auditorium, an animated buzz filled the air and the crowd waited in anticipation for the show.
    ’Topper Revue began with a video introducing the emcees, who are all seniors: Orli Shlachter, Gary Cooper, Monica Poston, Cassidy Reeves, Dallin Parker and Daniel Hill.
    Each host had a different personality, with Shlachter as the witty one; Cooper as the self-obsessed prima donna; Poston as the quirky creative free spirit; Reeves as the fearless adventurer; Parker as the athlete; and Hill as the all-knowing bibliophile.
    The theme of this year’s show was “Survivor: The Ultimatum,” where the emcees struggled to survive on a tropical island in a tough competition for a mysterious scholarship — with regular interspersion of the performing acts, of course.
    There was a wide variety of vocal acts. Among others, two were boy bands, one was a duet by sisters Samantha and Alexandra Hammon, and another was an ensemble of five girls who sang about “100 Easy Ways to Lose a Man.”

  • March for Life: Giving babies a voice

    Even though the bitter cold temperature would scare most from leaving their homes, it did nothing to stop the 500,000-plus pro-life advocates from participating in the 40th annual March for Life.
    The event was the largest human rights demonstration in the world, and was held Jan. 25 in Washington, D.C.
    Marchers came from all over the country and the world to speak out against abortion and the 1973 decision to legalize it, also known as the Supreme Court ruling, Roe v. Wade.
    The theme for this year’s march, according to the MARCH FOR LIFE Education and Defense Fund, was “40=55M,”  explaining that over the past 40 years since the legalization of abortion, 55 million babies have been aborted.  
    The founder of the movement, Nellie Gray, who passed away in August 2012, was also honored at this year’s event. Every year, pro-life rallies take place all over the country to protest legalized abortion on this anniversary.
    Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church of Los Alamos sponsored a group of 26 teens and chaperones, that attended this year’s march. 
    Director of Youth Formation Cathy Kohlrust, said this is the third year the church has sponsored a group.  
    Going for the first time, was freshman Kim Vo.

  • On Schedule 02-10-13

    Tuesday

    Boys basketball: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Girls basketball: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Thursday

    Boys basketball: St. Michael’s at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Friday

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Española Valley, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Swimming and diving: District 1 championship at Farmington, boys and girls, TBA.

    Tennis: Los Alamos at El Paso Invite, boys and girls, TBA.

    Saturday

    Wrestling: District 2 championship at Española Valley, 10 a.m.

    Girls basketball: Española Valley at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Swimming and diving: District 1 championship at Farmington, boys and girls, TBA.

    Tennis: Los Alamos at El Paso Invite, boys and girls, TBA.

  • Kirk leads ’Toppers to win on Senior Night

    It took a bit of time for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team to overcome an initial jolt served up by a markedly improved Bernalillo Spartans team, but Los Alamos bounced back to pick up the win Friday night.
    Los Alamos, which trounced Bernalillo in a Jan. 22 meeting on the road, quickly fell behind Friday against the Spartans, who started the contest dropping in 7 points before the Hilltoppers got on the board.
    Before the end of the first quarter, however, Los Alamos recovered. It would tie the score by the end of the quarter and would eventually pull away in the second half.
    Los Alamos won the contest 57-37 to get the second half of the District 2-4A season started on the right foot.
    Following Los Alamos’ 58-24 win at Bernalillo last month, the Spartans underwent a coaching change and have been playing better since that time.
    Friday night was Senior Night for the Hilltoppers and leading the comeback effort was senior Erin Kirk.
    Kirk had one of the most productive outings of her career, dropping in 21 points, far and away the best total of the night, and threw in 11 rebounds as well. Kirk hit 5 of 6 shots from the floor in the first half, accounting for 15 of Los Alamos’ 25 points at the break.

  • LA wrestlers hold raffle to aid former Las Vegas Robertson star

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team, spearheaded by senior Cory Geyer, held a raffle Saturday in conjunction with its Bryan Sanchez Memorial Invitational, to raise funds to help a former opponent.
    Proceeds from Saturday’s raffle went to help offset the costs of treatment for Daniel Martinez, one of only three five-time state champions in the history of New Mexico, who graduated in 2011 from Las Vegas Robertson, one of the teams taking part in Saturday’s tournament.
    Martinez, who was wrestling for New Mexico Highlands University, was diagnosed with lung cancer only about two weeks ago. He underwent surgery to remove a tumor recently.
    It was a shocking diagnosis for Martinez, the most successful member of one of the most successful wrestling families in the history of the state.
    Upon hearing the news, Geyer swiftly set up the raffle and found prize donors.
    Los Alamos had originally planned to sell 500 tickets, but those tickets sold out in just one day. The Hilltopper coaching staff printed four more sets of tickets, almost all of which were sold prior to Saturday’s tournament.
    In all, the raffle raised $2,000 for Martinez’s family.

  • LA grapplers finish 2nd at Sanchez Invite

    The season finale for the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team holds special significance for those around the program.
    Los Alamos hosted its Bryan Sanchez Memorial Invitational Saturday at Auxiliary Gymnasium. This was the fourth annual Bryan Sanchez Invitational, which is named after a former Hilltopper standout wrestler that died in a car accident on his 21st birthday in 2008.
    The highest award given out by the Hilltopper wrestling program, the Bryan Sanchez Award, was won this year by junior Brian Geyer. Rita Sanchez, Bryan’s mother and team mom of the program, gives the award to the wrestler she feels best exemplifies her son’s spirit.
    The Geyers have kept a close relationship with the Sanchez family and Brian became the second Geyer to win the award — it was given two years ago to his older brother, Cory.
    “I’m really amazed,” Brian Geyer said after receiving the award. “I always looked up to Bryan when I was a little kid, him and the rest of that team. It’s of great significance to me…Being picked by Ms. Sanchez as the guy that has the same characteristics as Bryan is a great honor for me.”