Football
Arcenio J. TrujilloA stellar start to the season by the Taos Tigers football team is shared by many fans in town whose pride wells with each successive win. This makeshift billboard is updated weekly by Randall Lumber store manager, Hilario Serrano, who hopes he never has to swap the zero out of his sign.
School football

Taos Tigers Homecoming Friday (Oct. 12), 6-0 standing

Taos Tigers Homecoming: 1 p.m. parade on Paseo del Pueblo; 7 p.m. game against Espanõla Sundevils.
Photo of a Sundevils football game from earlier in the season.
Española football

8 Española Sundevils face 2-game suspensions after brawl

Punishment will come swift and carry a significant impact for the Española Valley football team following Friday night's game-ending brawl with visiting …
The Taos Tigers are one unit and show their solidarity in this pre-game huddle before the team's final pre-district season game against the Capital (Santa Fe) Jaguars Sept 28. The Tigers defeated Capital 45-16 in a match that was settled early on with the Tigers chomping up yards and scoring at will. Taos travels to Grants to take on the undefeated Pirates in the District 2-4A opener Oct. 5,

Rested and restless, Taos Tigers resume their winning ways

The Taos Tigers moved to 5-0 on the season after an impressive win at home, taking down the Capital Jaguars 45-16 at Anaya Stadium Sept. 28.
School sports
Photo by Susie FioreEmerging from a single-track section of piñon forest in Nathrop, Colorado, Taos Composite Mountain Bike rider, Zoe Colfax works to maintain her advantage over a fellow competitor during the sophomore girls race Sept. 23. Colfax would go on to finish in 19th place and qualify for the upcoming state championships in Durango, Colorado Oct. 20-21.
School sports

Taos Composite mountain bike team finished season 3rd overall – best finish yet

Taos Composite finished third overall for the regular season in spite of some rough patches during the last two races of the mountain bike conference series. After strong races in the first two …
Left: Taos' junior midfielder Keane Roske sprints toward the ball Tuesday (Oct. 9) during the second half of the district opener at Taos Eco Park Oct. 9. Taos and Los Alamos would eventually end in a 0-0 draw.
School soccer

Los Alamos and Taos – First district game ends in a tie

On paper - and due to the low score - it would seem the District 2-4A soccer opener between 9-1 Taos and 8-5 Los Alamos was a purely defensive …
Arcenio J. TrujillloTaos defender Skylar Magee patrols the back line during the Tiger's last home victory over the St. Mike's Horsemen Sept. 20. Magee has been a key defender for Taos who now sit at 9-1 overall.
School sports

Sports Briefs - Taos County Roundup

Peñasco volleyball, Taos soccer, and Lady Tigers volleyball
Community sports
File photo
Community sports

Reel Talk – October 18

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.
Arcenio J. TrujilloTaos Composite Mountain Bike rider, Liam Haworth completes a loop and maneuvers his bike over a see-saw contraption near the start/finish line at the Ride the Rift bike challenge Oct. 13. The event was moved from Sunday to Saturday at the last minute to avoid the bad weather.
Community sports

Ride the Rift organizers calls an audible, avoid the blitz

With inclement weather forecast for Sunday, Oct. 14, organizers scrambled to reschedule the 4th Annual Ride the Rift free community mountain bike event a day earlier (Saturday, Oct. 13).The move …

Sports Sidelines – October 18 

Fall run and fair: Peñasceros, members of Picuris Pueblo and folks in the southern end of Taos County will have the chance for free health screenings and consultations this Saturday (Oct. …
Basketball
Dominick Baca
Prep basketball

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...
The five seniors from the Taos Ice Tigers roster completed their 2017-18 season and career at the yearend tournament in Santa Fe March 3. Pictured left to right are: Sage Beaman, Forest Rach, Dwyer Wadsworth Lujan, Robbie Wooldridge and Justin "Juice" Lucero.

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.
Winter sports
Scott GerdesConsultant Gordon Briner discusses details of Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort's Master Development Plan with a local resident who attended the open house Saturday (Aug. 25). The vision for an improved Sipapu includes more runs and more activities at the top of the mountain.
Summer and ski resort

Building up a mountain

An expansion plan for Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort in Vadito percolated in Bruce Bolander's mind back in 1990. Decades later, that vision by Bolander, …
File photo of the Gondolita installed last season (2017/18) at the Children's Center.
Snowsports

On tap for TSV: high-speed quad chair, event space, dining areas

Building on the last three seasons’ investments, Taos Ski Valley is continuing a $300 million investment in its infrastructure and amenities.
From the Red River Ski & Summer Area Facebook page, a UNM Lobo ski team racer competes on February 4, 2018. UNM recentlly released a report chronicling its plan to cut men's soccer, beach volleyball and both skiing programs.

UNM's public dismissals undeserved

Well, that couldn't have gone much worse.The public relations disaster that is the University of New Mexico's elimination of team sports reached an all-time low Wednesday night when the …
Baseball
Coach Chris Padilla (left) and senior Mario Sanchez discuss strategy during a home baseball game in 2017. The Wildcat skipper was fired recently after two years at the helm where he garnered a .500 career record as a head coach and led the Wildcats to a state appearance in 2017.

Something is missing in Wildcat Nation

In yet another chapter in the Questa High School sports saga, the cast of characters has changed again.
Proudly representing her home state atop the tallest tube, Finley Good (center) from the New Mexico Freestyle Team smiles during the awards ceremony at the USASA Skier National Championships April 11. Good garnered gold medals in the grommet girl’s (9 & under) division in slopestyle and the rail jam, plus a silver medal in skiercross and a 4th place finish in the halfpipe The Championships were held in Copper Mountain, CO April 8-11. Each age group had between 15 and 70 competitors representing the different USASA regions across the United States.

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.
Arcenio J. Trujillo District 2-4A standings as of Tuesday (April 10). Robertson played against Pojoaque Valley after this section went to press April 11. Variations in the total number of games depending on how many double-headers a team may have played in the first half of district season.

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 …
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