Adrianna Tafoya of the Peñasco Lady Panthers put the ball up for three during the third quarter of the Northern Rio Grande Tournament final. Pecos took the first place trophy with a final score of 57-54.

Peñasco Lady Panthers try for a repeat at Northern Rio Grande Tournament

The score gap widened to 9 points at the start of the third quarter, though the foul count for the two teams roughly kept pace.

Sports brief: Questa basketball, boys and girls

Both the Wildcats and the Ladycats next play Jan. 11 when they host Springer. Games begin at 4 p.m.

Sports brief: Taos Tigers basketball, boys and girls

Boys: Their next game is against the St. Pius X Sartans, Friday (Jan. 11).
School sports
Morgan Timms/The Taos News Aidan Leblanc poses for a portrait Tuesday (Jan. 8) at Taos High School.

Taos's Aidan Leblanc makes the USA TODAY ALL-USA New Mexico Football Team

Aidan Leblanc is "the type of player who comes once in a blue moon," says coach Art Abreu Jr.
School sports

Sports brief: Taos Ice Tigers hockey

Seniors John Esquibel, Ysidro Gravelle and Leandro Richert and junior Lachlan Henderson were recognized as league All-Stars and Katie Pacheco picked up her first varsity point with an assist.
Sheila Miller/ The Taos NewsTaos Tiger Estevan Valerio prepares to take down Alejandro Talamantes of St. Michael's on Saturday (Jan. 4) in the semifinal round of the Al Salazar Invitational wrestling tournament.

Taos Tigers take third at the Al Salazar Invitational in Santa Fe

Estevan Valerio took first place in the 182-pound weight class.
Community sports
Tina Larkin/Taos NewsFile photo of Los Rios River Runners rafting in the Taos Box.
Community sports

With all this snow, rafters ready their paddles

Whitewater enthusiasts are already making waves -- because a deep snowpack on the Sangre de Cristo Mountains signals a good runoff in the Río Grande.
Chama Chile Ski Classic participants in 2017. Photo provided by Mary Ann DeBoer.
Community sports

Action-packed events at 45th Annual Chama Chile Ski Classic

The three-day event runs January 19-21 and its schedule is packed with classic cross-country ski races, freestyle skate races, snowbike and snowshoe races –– and costumes. Lots of costumes.
A child throws snow through the fence at the Youth Ski and Snowboard Center on Saturday (Jan. 12) at Red River Ski & Summer Area.

Photo Gallery: Good snow and a special anniversary at Red River

Snowflakes floated down over skiers and snowboarders as they flew down the mountain at Red River Ski & Summer Area over the weekend. Like many of the local ski areas, Red River has been thriving …
Winter sports
The top of the Kachina Peak lift – and the views.

Kachina Peak Lift opens at Taos Ski Valley

Just in time for the weekend visitors celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, as well as more snow in the forecast, Taos Ski Valley has opened the Kachina Peak Lift. 
Taos Ski Valley received six inches during a storm Friday (Jan. 11, 2019)
Snow sports

Skier, rider paradise: Taos-area resorts receive fresh powder, more on the way

And more snow is in the forecast.
The legendary Kachina Peak at 12,481' elevation.
Snow sports

Brief: Taos Ski Valley opens Kachina Peak – for hikers only at this point

"Hiking the ridge" to Kachina Peak is a rite of passage for many skiers and riders.
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