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Pecos coach, facing five sex crime charges, remains in jail

LAS VEGAS, N.M. -- Pecos High School assistant boys basketball coach Dominick Baca was arraigned Wednesday in the San Miguel County Magistrate Court on charges of...

Winter sports wrap up for all nine Taos County teams

All six basketball teams, wrestling, swimming and ice hockey have completed their respective seasons in Taos County. Here is a recap of the accomplishments of the interscholastic winter sports teams in 2017-18.

Too few points, low shooting percentages doom Peñasco in The Pit

Peñasco Lady Panthers take home the second-place trophy after falling to the Fort Sumner/House Vixens in the Class 2A state basketball final March 9.

Excitement builds as Peñasco Lady Panthers punch ticket to The Pit

Gilbert Mascareñas – who is in his second year as head coach – and his hungry crew are headed for the Class 2A championship game, which includes a fortuitous walk down a storied ramp and into the vaunted vestibule known as “The Pit.”

Season comes to an end for the Taos Tigers in third loss to Moriarty Pintos

The end has come for (5) Taos Tigers basketball in 2017-18. The Tigers fall to number four Moriarty, 49-42 in Class 4A quarterfinals.
Basketball

Tigers slip past SFIS, Taos cagers Rio Rancho bound

A collective sigh of relief fell over orange and black clad Taoseños and Taoseñas when the Taos Tiger emerged triumphant over the visiting Santa Fe Indian School March 3.

Peñasco Lady Panthers advance to quarterfinals with win over Questa Lady Cats

The Peñasco Lady Panthers continued their winning ways, defeating the Questa Lady Cats 76-42 in first round action at Jicarita Peñasco Gymnasium March 2.

Lady Panthers and Lady Cats to face off on the hard court, again

The Peñasco Lady Panthers (3) and Questa Lady Cats (14) are paired together in the first round of the Class 2A New Mexico State Basketball Tournament. Full house expected at Jicarita Peñasco Gymnasium for 7 p.m. start.

Tigers defends their home court, hoist championship trophy and banner

Taos wins both regular season and district tournament championship to claim king-of-the-mountain status in District 2-4A and earn number five seed in state tournament.

Questa advances to district championship with eight point win over Lady Lobos

Questa moves on in district tournament play. Escalante goes home. Lady Cats knock out the Lady Lobos 47-39 inside "Mini-Pit" Feb. 23.

Taos Tigers and Taos Lady Tigers on different paths

Taos Lady Tigers were shown the exit doors to the District 2-4A tournament - and possibly the 2017-18 season - with a 34-22 loss …

Worst to first: Tigers clinch District 2-4A, regular season title

Taos now moves to 16-10 overall, and 7-1 in district play with their latest win over the Horsemen, Dons and Cards. As the number one ranked team, the Tigers will host the district championship tournament game.
Baseball

Month in sports pictures: April 2018

Here's the latest color palette of Taos County Sports - showing the rainbow of activities and moments from this Northern New Mexico dome.

Taos splits with Robertson, rolls over West Las Vegas

The state Class 4A rankings currently show the Robertson Cardinals as the number one team with a an overall record of 13-2, but as of press …

Taos extends win streak to eight with victory over Horsemen

With one swing of the bat, a dogfight was settled. The Taos Tigers baseball team won its district home opener in dramatic fashion, beating the St. Michael's Horsemen 9-8.

Taos blanks Raton, Tiger hurler makes history

It was Tigers versus Tigers in the consolation championship at St. Michael's March 17. Earning the win against Raton, was eighth-grader Jalen Montaño who pitched a no-hitter in the 10-0 shutout.

Questa teeters on spring sports

On Friday (Jan. 26), text messages received by coaches sent panic into the small community of Questa that lasted …

Questa baseball, track sidelined for 2018 season

The fate of spring sports at Questa High School is in question after reports that the Questa Schools District could scuttle baseball and track.
Football

Taos places three on state team

Defensive back Jude Suazo, a senior, was selected to the 4A all-state first defensive team by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. Suazo had three interceptions and 34 tackles during a …

All-District football team named, Taos gets six nods from coaches

Six from the Taos Tigers football team received All-District honors for their efforts in their respective positions at the end-of-the season coaches meeting held Nov. 6.

Big plays lambast Tigers as number 2 Portales Rams wool the night

Too many Tiger turnovers and too many big plays yielded by Taos ultimately was the difference, as the Portales Rams eliminated Taos from the state playoffs with a 41-11 final.

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.
Hockey

Taos Ice Tigers, Cougars claw at each other in big-cat battle

Vulcanized rubber was flying fast inside the yellow snow cave at the Taos Youth and Family Center Dec. 17. Two fancy skating and hard-hitting teams converged and wrangled to prove the better of the big-cat teams in the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice …

Taos Ice Tigers can’t shake those Oso pesky bears from La Cueva

The Taos Youth and Family Center was brimming with activity and was packed with fans, as two big home events took place at the same time Dec. 3. Interscholastic and club swimming took place on one side of the complex, while interscholastic hockey …
School sports

Taos County All-Stars: Jude Suazo

No matter the uniform - be it football, basketball or baseball - Jude Suazo exhibited raw athletic talent and a knack for making others around him better in 2017-18.

Taos County All-Stars: Matt Lopez

With athleticism, and personality, Matthew Lopez helped lead his Peñasco Panthers basketball teams through multiple rebuilding years. One stellar javelin throw at state capped his career.

Taos County All-Stars: Antonio Garcia

The Questa Wildcats were heavily reliant on Antonio Garcia's arm in 2017-18. As starting quarterback and pitcher, Garcia gave his all to those programs - setting the foundation for those in his wake.

Taos County All Stars: Tyler Valencia

Taos Strong. Tyler Valencia combined speed, skill and strength to garner his first state championship medal in 2017-18. In many ways, Valencia made it look easy and expected.

Taos County All-Stars: Adrianna Tafoya

A top-tier athlete, Adrianna Tafoya produced numbers on the basketball court that thrusts her into realm of state's best among class 2A players. Other sports had good showing with her on their rosters.

Taos County All-Stars: Ella Katz

Steady improvement at weekly cross-country meets - starting in 2016 - ultimately led to a state title for Katz in the fall. Great work ethics resulted in points needed in the distance running events for a team championship in track.
Community sports

Sports sidelines - July 12-18

Billiards tournament: The 19th annual Ronald C. Romero memorial "Ball in Hand 8-Ball Tournament" is slated for July 28. Ongoing since 2000, the tournament has seen a variety of winners, including …

Month in sports pictures: June 2018

The summer months in Taos County offer plenty of outdoor shots and unique sports moments.

Angel Fire Marathon numbers recede in 4th year, challenge remains

A "bucket-list" race, the Angel Fire Adventure has seen a fresh batch of participants during each of its the four-years.

Toast of Taos tournament attracts talented pool, sees first ace

A fun time was had by the 103 participants that came out in support of the annual Toast of Taos hosted by the Taos Lions Club held at Taos Country Club June 30.

Disc golf lands in Eagle Nest Lake State Park

Eagle Nest Lake State Park is hosting a recreational and amateur disc golf tournament Saturday (July 7) as part of the activities celebrating Eagle Nest Dam's centennial anniversary.Registration for …

Sports sidelines - July 5-11

High school biking: The Taos Composite High School Mountain Bike Team begins its fourth season of offering Northern New Mexico students the opportunity to train as a team and race mountain …
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