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Peñasco boys basketball has a new head coach for the 2020-21 season. Javier Roper, a former Northern New Mexico basketball player, was hired by Lisa Hamilton, … more
By Will Webberwwebber@sfnewmexican.comIn a world where interpersonal communication has been reduced to wearing face masks, donning surgical gloves and giving at least six feet of space, the … more
There were some dominant forces in the world of high school basketball in Taos County during the 2019-20 season. Those players were honored by being named to the all-state teams - an award that is voted on by coaches from across New Mexico. more
Taos Tiger Abdul Khweis was named to the second team 4A All State  in a vote by coaches statewide. Khweis helped lead the Tigers to a 21-8 record overall in the season and 6-2 in districts. more
Carly Gonzales was hard to stop in the paint, so it was hard to ignore her when it came to postseason honors. The 5-foot-9 senior post for Peñasco averaged 21.7 points and 12.3 rebounds per game to lead the Lady Panthers to the Class 2A championship game earlier this month. more
Have you ever been in a building so empty that the buzz of electric lights hanging above you have a deafening pitch? In many ways, that's how it felt being in the Pit on Friday (March 13) for the Girls 2A State Championship between No. 1 Peñasco and No. 2 Mescalero Apache. more
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The No. 1 Peñasco Lady Panthers and No. 2 Mescalero Apache Chiefs faced off in the Girls 2A state championship on Friday (March 13) at the Pit – and with 0 fans in attendance.  more
ALBUQUERQUE – First-time state champions - and it wasn’t the No.1 Peñasco Lady Panthers (30-3) who came away with the victory. No. 2 Mescalero Apache, state runner-ups a season ago, came away with the 69-54 win over the Lady Panthers on Friday (March 13) at the Pit. And in front of no fans. more
ALBUQUERQUE – The No. 1 ranked Peñasco Lady Panthers are moving on to the Girls 2A state championship game. more
The  NMAA announced late Wednesday night (March 11) that the remainder of the State Basketball Championships will be played "without fans" in attendance.  more
The No. 1 Peñasco Lady Panthers ran through the No. 9 Rehoboth Christian Lynx 63-23 on Tuesday (March 10) at the Santa Ana Star Center in the quarterfinals of the NMAA State Basketball Championships. more
This was the first year in recent memory that the Questa Lady Cats have put together a winning season in more than a decade – an accomplishment in its own right.  But the No. 12 Lady Cats, who went 16-11 prior to their meeting with No. 5 Magdalena, dropped their first-round contest in the NMAA State Basketball Championships to the Lady Steers 70-49 on Friday (March 6), ending their season and their quest for a state championship in Class 2A.  more
The No. 8 Taos Tigers’ season is over. After winning the District 2-4A Championship on a buzzer-beater last week at Española Valley, the Tigers gave up nine 3-pointers to the No.9 Valencia Jaguars on Saturday (March 7) in a 64-60 loss in the first round of the Class 4A NMAA State Championships. more
The No. 1 Peñasco Lady Panthers came away with a big  64-49 victory over the No. 16 Loving Falcons in the first round of the NMAA State Basketball Championships on Friday (March … more
Do you remember Game 6 of the 1997 NBA Finals when Michael Jordan found an open Steve Kerr for the game-winner and for the championship?  Well, the Taos Tigers (21-7, 6-2) had their own variation of that on Saturday night (Feb. 29) when they faced Española Valley on the road for the District 2-4A Championship.  more
The Peñasco Lady Panthers and the Questa Lady Cats faced off on Friday (Feb. 28) for the District 5-2A Tournament Championship on Peñasco’s homecourt.  It was the Lady Panthers who came away with the 69-30 victory in the end, however.  more
The Taos Tigers picked up a big win on Thursday (Feb. 27) at Otero Gymnasium, as they defeated the Los Alamos Hilltoppers 69-59 in a semifinals match in the District 2-4A Tournament.  The win … more
When Peñasco and Escalante faced off on Saturday (Feb. 15) in Peñasco, it was a game that was meant to have some questions answered. more
Northern New Mexico basketball is alive and well.Through four quarters, the Taos Tigers and Española Valley Sundevils battled on Thursday (Feb. 6) in a packed … more
During Saturday night's (Feb. 8) game in Peñasco, in the third quarter, on a routine put-back under a crowded basket, Adrianna Tafoya surpassed the 1,500 point mark for her varsity career with the Peñasco Panthers. more
Truly, the match between the Taos Tigers and the Española Valley Sundevils at Otero Gymnasium on Thursday night (Feb. 6) was a Northern New Mexico clash. The stands were packed with both Tigers and Sundevils fans, and it made for a competitive game of basketball. But by the time the whistle had blown, Taos managed to pick up an important 58-51 victory in District 2-4A play. more
The Questa Lady Cats knew that they had something to prove when they faced Peñasco on Thursday night (Feb. 6).  But the Lady Panthers knew that they wanted to keep with their winning ways. And so they did.  more
Noah Armijo, a senior post player and a captain for the Taos basketball team, is out with a left knee injury. On Tuesday (Feb. 4), head coach Hernando Chavez … more
The Peñasco Lady Panthers dropped their second game of the season. And not because they lost from start to finish. more
It has been a long time since the Questa girls basketball program has had winning days. more
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