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Month in sports pictures

On the cusp of warm and cold, green and yellow, indoor and outdoor sports, the month of October offers a nice variety of activities in the Taos area. Bring on the white!

Madrid still out as basketball coach, future with district uncertain

New developments in the Questa Independent School District firing of Tomas Madrid as the head boys basketball coach emerged Tuesday (Oct. 24), as the district moved to make the removal permanent. …

Sidelines

Transition of seasons brings changes in recreational doings in and around Taos. Enjoy the Autumn colors and stay active Taos!

Questa school board delays meeting

The Questa Independent Schools Board of Education decided to postpone its regular Tuesday (Oct. 17) meeting and hold it at a larger venue after seeing the …

Questa fires head basketball coach, community perplexed by move

Update Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m.: The Questa Independent Schools board canceled Tuesday (Oct. 17) night's regular meeting after a capacity crowd turned out to discuss the coach's termination. The meeting has been rescheduled for Friday (Oct. 20). In a surprise move, Questa Independent Schools fired Tomas Madrid as the head boys basketball coach – a mere two weeks before the official start of the 2017-18 season, which begins Oct. 30.

A fitting tribute to a lifelong Tiger fan

A tribute to the late Archie Trujillo was delivered during a community gathering at Anaya Stadium Sept. 14. Members of his family were in attendance to hear kind words about the Taos Tiger devotee.

Month in Sports Pictures: July 2017

Time to add images from July 2017 to the ol' scrapbook. Check out the sports photos from the past month and see if you can spot a happy athlete or two. . . .

Brackets set: Taos and Peñasco girls, Questa boys in

The New Mexico State Basketball Championship brackets have been published and games are set to begin Mar. 3.

Month in sports pictures

A few pics from the month that was, February 2017.

A fitting tribute: ‘Fabulous Falcons’ of ‘67 gather 50 years later

Taos High School fans and the team recognize the '67 champs during the home finale Feb. 14.

Top 25 Athletes: Helena Padilla

Lady Cat senior, Helena Padilla was a two-time state champion in track and field, and a powerful force in volleyball and basketball. A shoe-in for Top 25 acclaim.

Top 25 Athletes: Bianca Contreras

Lady Panther sophomore, Bianca Contreras, was one of the most reliable teammates for every sport she was a member of in 2016-17.
Baseball

Taos Solar Sox travel to Phoenix, Arizona

With a new logo design emblazoned on their new hats, the Taos Solar Sox will be traveling to Phoenix, Arizona, to participate in yet another Men’s Senior/Adult Baseball League World Series. …

Top 25 Athletes: Daniel Aguilar

Taos Tiger pitching ace and all-around baseball star, Daniel Aguilar named a top 25 athlete in Taos County for his heroics in 2017.

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.
Football

Taos overcomes third quarter stagnation to beat Hope Christian 30-28

Taos beats Hope Christian for the second time this season in a barn-burner. Three lead changes in the fourth period caused a lot of nail biting at Anaya Stadium Nov. 10.

Cats versus dogs at Anaya Stadium tonight

The first round game against the Huskies is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m with gates at Anaya Stadium opening at 4:30 p.m.

Taos earns a number 7 seed, will host Hope Nov. 10

Taos given the nod to host first round playoff game and will take on the Hope Christian Huskies in a class 4A rematch Nov. 10.

Taos racks up several points in finale, Spartans no match for moonlit Tigers

Final score in season finale: Taos 48, Bernalillo 0. Taos Tigers finish the regular season with a 7-3 overall record and 3-3 in district play.

Taos Tigers football rebound with big win, three-game skid snapped

The Taos Tigers football team bounced back from a three-game losing streak by defeating the Pojoaque Valley Elks 51-0 in a home game Oct. 27. The score was an exact replica of last year’s …

Taos rebounds with big win, three-game skid snapped

Tigers now sit at 6-3 overall, and 2-3 in district play with huge win over the Pojoaque Valley Elks at Anaya Stadium Oct. 27. All-around team effort helped snap three-game slide that began Sept. 29.
School sports

Lady Panthers eliminated in first round of state tourney

The end-of-season run the Peñasco Lady Panthers experienced to close the 2017 volleyball campaign ended at the state volleyball championships at Rio Rancho High School, Nov. 9.

Commentary: Peñasco poised to collect more state hardware

The athletes on the Peñasco volleyball team have proved no obstacle is too big, and they have their eyes on more hardware.

Lady Tigers reign supreme in class 4A jungle

Taos completely dominated the field and delivered their lowest score ever – 31 points to win the 2017 class 4A state cross-country title.

Lady Panthers summit the apex of the fall sports world

Success came in the form of two historic wins for the Peñasco Lady Panthers Nov. 4.

Perfect! Lady Panthers unencumbered in places one through five

Peñasco Lady Panthers are district champions again. Carly Gonzales led the team and was the overall winner – claiming her third straight district title.

Lady Tigers defend district crown, seek (another) state prize

State Bound. . . . The Taos Lady Tigers, repeated as District 2-4A cross-country champions in a meet hosted by St. Michael's High School and held at the Santa Fe Municipal Park Complex Oct. 27. Eddie Duran headed to state as well.
Community sports

Snowmaking begins at Sipapu Ski Resort, ski season countdown begins

With snow and cold temperatures in the forecast this week, Sipapu is on track to be the first resort to open in New Mexico for the 15th consecutive season.

Reel Talk – October 19, 2017

NEW MEXICO FISHING REPORT This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. …

Angel Fire Resort announces ski season changes

This ski season, Angel Fire Resort says visitors can enjoy a longer ski season (Dec. 8, 2017-March 25, 2018), several mountain improvements - including a new black diamond trail - and new nighttime …

Ride the Rift event attracts more than 170 riders in third year

In perfect riding conditions, more than 170 riders came out to Ride the Rift Oct. 15. Ages of riders ranged from 4 to 72, collectively logging thousands of miles in the name of fitness and fun on bikes in the great outdoors.

Knighthawks take lead in Northern Schools Chess League

“Not a bad day,” said coach Dennis Hedges. The Taos Knighthawks chess team kicked off its 29th consecutive year in the Northern Schools Chess League in good fashion.

Shooting of Taos County buses in Española must not be shrugged off

Buses from Peñasco and Questa were hit by someone shooting a pellet gun in Española. It is not known if the two occurrences are connected. However, the similarities of each shooting bear an uncomfortable coincidence. . . .
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