Through the lens of a jaunty photographer

John T. Denne, who currently lives in the Peñasco area, has mastered the art of professional sports photography – elevating teams and individuals from Northern New Mexico through this expressive platform that most definitely shows their good side.

Top 25 moments of 2016-17

The Taos News sports editor shares his best front-row sports stories and his top-25 moments from this past school year.

Blue versus red: North-South All-Star lineups set

The annual North-South extravaganza and all-star games are slated to begin this week, and Taos County will be sending 14 representatives to the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho area for one more interscholastic game – four more than last year.

Nando Chavez gets nod, will lead Taos Tiger hoops in 2017-18

The next chapter in the history books of the Taos Tigers boys' basketball program is about to be written as Hernando “Nando” Chavez is tapped to be its next head coach.

The chimp has dismounted, Taos wins a district game

Archuleta and Esquibel lead the way, propelling the Tigers over the Horsemen in a thriller at Perez-Shelley Gymnasium.

Taos County teams make it through first half, resume play in January

Great first half, everybody. Now let’s take a breather. The holiday break in Taos County brings family and friends together, but separates high school athletes from their studies and their winter sports teams for a couple of weeks – a …

Taos Tigers sending three to ‘North-South All-Star’ football game in June

Due to their outstanding performance on the gridiron, Taos Tigers seniors Ryan McCarty, Johnny Montaño and Ronnie Salazar will soon trade their orange-and-black uniforms for the exclusive garnet hue of the top-half of New Mexico’s best. The Taos …
School sports

Coaches of the year: Benny Mitchell and Lisa Abeyta-Valerio

Track coach Benny Mitchell and cheer coach Lisa Abeyta-Valerio both wrapped up the 2016-17 season with another blue trophy for the Taos High School trophy case.

Bruce Gomez nominated for national coach of the year award

The National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) announced the advancement of Bruce Gomez from Taos High School as a finalist for the organization’s national coach of the year honor in cross-country.

Anger, dismay over decision to open Española jobs

Cindy Roybal was livid. Damon Salazar expressed disappointment. Jesus Maes was worried more for his new hires than he was for his future prospects at Española Valley. Fallout is …

Taos High cheer squad wins state

The Taos High cheer squad won 4A for the fourth year and the Questa Wildcats won their first A/2A state championship over the weekend in Albuquerque.

Taos County winter sports start wrapping things up in February

Winter sports teams on the final stretch.

Tigers winless streak among district teams extended in 50-38 loss

The Taos Tigers dropped another district game, and for the second consecutive contest, failed to score outside the thirties in a 50-38 loss to the St. Michael's Horsemen Jan. 20. Averaging just over 8.5 points per quarter in their last two outings, …
Community sports

In the rough: Black Mesa cancels VIP memberships

When Michael Finney moved to Northern New Mexico more than a decade ago, the avid golfer invested in a VIP membership to the Black Mesa Golf Course outside Española. “It was right …

'For the Health of It' 5k/10k race, walk

Saturday, June 10, was a beautiful morning for approximately 100 participants to lace up their sneakers and pound the race course. All monies raised supports Taos Cancer Support Services. The Taos …

The Slide Trail is perfect for both power walkers and lollygaggers

The best features of this particular trail truly depend on the eyes and ears of the beholder.

With summer around the corner, time to get out and get moving

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Sports month in pictures

T-ball players from different teams (but similar colors) intermingle during opening day ceremonies of the Taos Little League at Kit Carson Park April 30. More than 200 players from five divisions and …

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