50 years to the day, Falcons return to mid-court of the ‘Pit’

In front of a mixed crowd of Pecos and Santa Rosa fans, members of the Taos Central Catholic Falcons stepped onto the hallowed tongue-in-groove floor of WisePies Arena, aka the “Pit.”

Sad face emoji: Basketball season ends in Taos County

In one spherical swoop, the 2016-17 basketball season is over for Taos County basketball teams.

Local icon: One-on-one with Falcon coach Tom McCarthy

Recently, The Taos News visited with Tom McCarthy, legendary coach and teacher who, along with his late wife, Barbara, led the Taos Central Catholic High Falcons to state glory.

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 …

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Youth basketball skills camp The Taos Pueblo Fitness Program will present the Spirit of Hoops Basketball Camp. This is a two-day basketball skills camp for all interested kids (all levels welcome) wanting to learn about the sport or improve their …

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 …

All-District Football team announced

Seven members of the 2016 football team received All-District honors at the end-of-the season coaches meeting held Nov. 7. One Taos sophomore, three juniors and three seniors were recognized for their efforts in their respective positions. Making …

Tigers falter in second half, end season in first round of playoffs

For the second year in a row, the Taos Tigers fell in the first round of the state football playoffs. Improving their win percentage from a year ago, Taos was dealt a confusing hand when the selection committee from the New Mexico Activities …

Taos Tigers on the road again, vying for the upset

{{tncms-asset app="editorial" id="e491cccc-a6ac-11e6-8eaf-fb5052490ab5"}} The Taos Tigers will be hitting the road again - their third-straight away game since their final home game Oct. 21. In a perplexing move, the final rankings published by …

Taos Tigers in, must travel to Ruidoso for first round game

The Taos Tigers are in the playoffs. The brackets for the New Mexico state playoffs were made public for 11-man teams in class 3A to 6A November 5 at 10:30 p.m. This included class 4A - the division Taos High falls under. In this year's …

Taos Tigers overcome Spartans, weather to finish regular season

The Taos Tigers traveled to Bernalillo to wrap up the 2016 regular season. In wet and windy conditions, the Tigers were able to complete the final three game run-of-the-table sweep - beating the Spartans on their home turf, 27-14. With the win, …

Taos Ice Tigers rip the wheels off LA’s wagon in season finale

Ice Tigers spend final 17-minutes of 2016-17 season overcoming deficit and overtaking Los Alamos Hilltoppers to claim Rio Grande Cup and North Star Trophy.

New York City? Ice Tigers visit old El Paso for ‘Year-End Tournament’

Team out of contention in Composite Division; Pure Division title next Mar. 10 at 7:15 p.m. at Genoveva Chavez Community Center against the Los Alamos Hilltoppers

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 …
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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, …

Raise the roof! Another last-second shot for the win creates pandemonium inside Otero Gym

The Taos Lady Tigers started their 2016-17 district season with a 45-42 win at home against the Pojoaque Valley Elkettes Jan. 18. The Lady Tigers pulled of the win in dramatic fashion, as Aaliyah Quintana hit a long-range three-point shot with 3.5 …

Week of regional basketball action provided melting pot of action, drama on the hardcourt

Last week started off with an extremely loud thunderclap. It came in the form of a collective shout from Taos Tiger fans that erupted after a buzzer-beating shot dropped for senior Isaac Esquibel to beat the Los Alamos (LA) Hilltoppers Jan. 10.The …

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Boxing club taking registrations The Los Tigres Boxing Club is registering all interested youth ages 8 years and older for the 2017 season. There is no deadline to join, and the club is also accepting newcomers to the sport. The cost to join …

Taos loses to Pojoaque Valley in district opener

The Taos Tigers lost their first district game of the 2016-17 season on the road in Pojoaque Valley Jan. 17. The final score was 50-31 in favor of the Elks (11-6, 1-0) and extends Taos' current losing streak to three games. The Tigers (8-11, 0-1) …
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Heflin and Swanson to compete at Rocky Central Championships

Taos Winter Sports Team (TWST) members Aidan Heflin and Anna Swanson have both qualified for the prestigious 2017 Rocky Central Championships.

Young gymnasts rumble and tumble at Buffalo Thunder

The gymnasts from Taos’ High Altitude Athletics (HAA) competed at a meet hosted by the Los Alamos High Flyers at Buffalo Thunder Resort Feb. 24-26.

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Upcoming sports and recreation activities in Northern New Mexico.

Taos Winter Sports Teams carve it up in regional downhill competitions

The Taos Winter Sports Team (TWST) racers traveled to Purgatory Resort in Colorado for a day of Super-G (SG) and two days of Giant Slalom (GS) competitions Jan. 14-16. These races are stops on the …

HAA athletes jump-start 2017 season with good showing in Rio Rancho

The gymnasts of High Altitude Athletics (HAA) had a great start to the 2017 season at their first meet Jan. 6-8 in Rio Rancho. The girls competed at G-Force Gymnastics Academy's Gravitational Invitational and were pitted against other gymnasts from …

Venue changed for tonight's game

The game between the Taos Lady Tigers and the Questa Lady Cats that was scheduled to take place inside the "Mini Pit" in Questa has been changed.Due to the ongoing water situation in the Village of Questa, the venue was changed earlier this week to …
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