School sports
Morgan Timms/The Taos NewsTaos' Abigail Gunther competes in the 300-meter hurdles Saturday (May 18) during the 2019 NMAA State Track and Field Championships in Albuquerque. Gunther finished first with a time of 46.66.

Powell takes home three state titles, Gunther seizes two

The Taos Lady Tigers held their own at the state track meet Friday and Saturday (May 17-18), in Albuquerque, bringing home several medals, personal bests and a …
Sheila Miller / The Taos News Jonah Vigil celebrates as he crosses the finish line in the 4 x 400-meter relay with a championship title and a new state record of 3:19.44 for him and teammates Abdul Khweis, Missael Hermosillo and Jonathan Garcia.

Taos boys break two state track records

Jonah Vigil: Speed, agility and personal recordsNo one at a track meet wants to miss a chance to see Jonah Vigil run. Spectators at the state meet were treated to …
Courtesy PhotoFriends Aidan Thomas of St. Pius, left, and Josh Fambro of Taos, who have been golfing together since childhood and later finish 1-2 in the tournament, warm up for the final round of the Class 4A state championship Tuesday (May 11).

Friends go head-to-head at state golf tournament

Taos Tiger golfer Josh Fambro tied for second place in the state at the Class 4A championship Tuesday (May 14) at the Piñon Hills golf course in Farmington.At …
John T. DenneTaos Tiger baseball players celebrate their 9-8 win over Soccorro at home in late March.

The mysteries of state tournament bracket seeding

Baseball athletes work hard all season. Then, as soon as the in-field dust settles on the regular season, baseball state tournament brackets are announced.And this …
Sheila Miller / The Taos NewsTeammates celebrate with Israel 'Izzy' after he scores the winning run in the final game of the Taos Tiger baseball season on May 4.

Tigers baseball closes season with class

The girls' softball team arrived from Española Valley for their 11 a.m. game Saturday (May 4) right on the adjacent softball field on schedule, but the …
Courtesy PhotoNorm Cutliff directs a runner during the MLB Pitch, Hit and Run Competition in Kit Carson Park on Saturday (April 27).

Youth Pitch, Hit and Run competition at hit

At least 17 young athletes participated in the Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run Competition held at Kit Carson Park in Taos on Saturday (April 27).
Community sports
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Sidelines - June 6, 2019

Youth camp: The Taos Tigers Boys' Basketball Team will host a youth camp June 17-19, for kids ages 6 - 13 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Taos High School. Note that this is a change from previous years …

Sidelines - May 31, 2019

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John T. DenneTaos Lady Tigers golfer Caitlin Tafoya during the Taos Invite on Monday (April 22).

Taos County Sports Roundup

By Sheila Millersports@taosnews.comTaosBaseballThe Tigers are 4-2 in the district after winning 7-1 in Española Valley on Tuesday (April 16). They played on the road in Pojoaque Valley at 4 p.m. …
Summer sports
John Adams/courtesy photoMorgan Adams, 14, ropes the heels of a steer off his horse Buttermilk while his partner Bridger Ketchum controls the head during the New Mexico Junior High School Rodeo Association state championships held May 24-26 in Gallup, New Mexico. Morgan and Bridger took first place for the season and will travel next to the national competition.

Roping for the win

Morgan Adams of Taos didn't know when he snaked his rope out around the heels of his final steer in Gallup on Sunday (May 26) that he was about to be a state …
Taos area rafting companies are expecting a great year on the Río Grande as a healthy winter snowpack melts and heads downstream.
Great outdoors

River rafting: Feel the pulse of the Río Grande

The secrets of the Río Grande are revealed to those who paddle its waterways.
Photo by Claudine ColonnaOn the final stretch, heading in to the mighty Genghis Khan Palace, Caroline Colonna is flanked by proud local horsemen wearing traditional warrior outfits. Colonna was the champion female of the 2018 Mongolian Bike Challenge finishing the grueling six-stage competition with a time of 31h:48:02.8. Plans to return to Mongolia in 2019 is a possibility.

Local rider steppes up, conquers Mongolia Bike Challenge

Dr. Caroline Colonna traveled over 10,000-miles to the other side of the world in early August. Ultimately, it was so she could take a 373-mile bike ride.
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