Basketball

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.

63-36 spelled backward makes for cager number fun in Taos

The Taos Tiger boys’ basketball played the Pojoaque Valley Elks Feb. 2. Final score: 63-36 in favor of Taos. The following night, the Pojoaque Valley Elkettes traveled to Otero Gymnasium and beat the Taos Lady Tigers. Final score: 63-36.

Lady Cats pick up pivotal win in physical battle with Lady Lobos

Questa defeated Escalante to move to 10-12 overall and 3-2 in district play Feb. 3. With the win, the Lady Cats move into second place in District 5-2A.

Peñasco homecoming day more than just basketball games

The Peñasco Lady Panthers soundly defeated the Mesa Vista Lady Trojans during their homecoming game to add to the celebratory atmosphere inside Jicarita Peñasco Gymnasium Jan. 28.

Guzman Energy lights up Jicarita Peñasco Gymnasium with new scoreboards

Guzman Energy – exclusive energy partner to Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) in Taos – debuted two brand new scoreboards inside Jicarita Peñasco Gymnasium prior to the start of Peñasco High School’s homecoming Jan. 28.

Prep basketball Española girls coach on leave

Española Public Schools placed Española Valley head girls basketball coach Johnny Abeyta on leave, pending an investigation by the district, Superintendent Bobbie Gutierrez confirmed …

Regional Basketball Update: Monday Jan. 22 edition

Districts are in full swing across Northern New Mexico with each team's destiny squarely in their own hands. End of season runs and post-season play on the minds of players, fans and coaches.

Taos Tigers take early lead in District 2-4A with win over rival Horsemen

Taos now sits at 2-0 in district play with double overtime victory over St. Michael's Horsemen Jan. 19. The Dons of West Las Vegas are next on the docket.
Sports talk

When it comes to putting on a tournament, NRG committee does it like no other

If you are a true basketball fan, then you must make it a point to attend the Northern Rio Grande basketball tournament at some point in your fandom life.

Lady Panthers make it look easy, cruise to NRG championship glory

The Lady Panthers actually made it look easy in their three games in the "historic" tournament that currently consists of all five teams from District 5-2A, plus McCurdy, Dulce and Pecos from class 3-A.

Taos boys scrap hard, fall short against Bernalillo

Always within striking distance of the No. 1 4A team in the state, the Taos boys basketball team came up short...

Helter-skelter shootouts and dog fights, Taos boys basketball is exciting again

Under new management, Taos has undergone a much-needed transformation. Call it a re-branding, a new style or a re-launch. In any case the “new-look” Taos Tigers are an exciting playbill.
Baseball

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.

Hall of Fame induction bestowed on local baseball aficionado

Norm Cutliff, the president of the Taos Men’s Baseball League has taken his place in history, inducted into the Men’s Senior Baseball League National Hall of Fame.

Month in sports pictures

On the cusp of warm and cold, green and yellow, indoor and outdoor sports, the month of October offers a nice variety of activities in the Taos area. Bring on the white!

Taos Solar Sox travel to Phoenix, Arizona

With a new logo design emblazoned on their new hats, the Taos Solar Sox will be traveling to Phoenix, Arizona, to participate in yet another Men’s Senior/Adult Baseball League World Series. …

Top 25 Athletes: Daniel Aguilar

Taos Tiger pitching ace and all-around baseball star, Daniel Aguilar named a top 25 athlete in Taos County for his heroics in 2017.
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 Tigers swim team gains valuable experience at state meet

The atmosphere was loud and rhythmic inside the Albuquerque Academy Natatorium during the 2018 Swimming and Diving State Championship Feb. 16-17. …

Ladyhawkes soar to victory at State Chess Championships

The newly dubbed "Ladyhawkes" of the Taos Knighthawks chess team showed the state that girls play chess, too. Playing in the 42nd Annual K-12 Championships in Santa Fe, the three person, all-girl …

Taos leaves it all on the mat, earns third in Rio Rancho

Taos takes third as a team. Tyler Valencia, Jessie Ayala and Elisha Duran claim championship titles in their respective divisions.

Taos Tiger wrestling team qualifies 11 for state

Taos sent 11 wrestlers to Districts in Tucumcari and 11 wrestlers qualified for state Feb. 10. Up next for the Tiger wrestling team is the Wrestling Championships in Rio Rancho Feb. 16-17.

Grand expectations, history collide for pair of Taos women warriors

Elisha and AnnaLiz Duran are a pair of grapplers on the Taos Tigers wrestling team and pioneers in their own right as they link arms with other female wrestlers in New Mexico - shining a light on an emerging sport.

Taos Tigers take down Mike’s and West in Otero, shoot to thrill in Trinidad

Following their usual annual competition rotation, the Taos High School Tigers wrestling team just completed their “eight-day slam” that included two away tournaments and a home meet from Jan.12-20.
Community sports

Conditions are great for true beginners at TSV

As a result of a La Niña weather pattern, the Taos Ski Valley snow making crews and groomers have been focused on delivering pristine corduroy - resulting in ideal terrain for beginners learning to ski and snowboard.

Start your shovels, world championship titles on the line

This year, several daredevils of all ages will take the plunge down Angel Fire Mountain – vying for the coveted World Championship Shovel Racing title Feb. 2-3.

Knighthawks claim K-9 Division chess championship at Santa Fe Prep

In a repeat performance, the Taos Knighthawks Chess Club claimed top honors in the K-9 Division at the Northern Schools Chess League finals held at Santa Fe Prep High School Jan. 15.

TWST races in Purgatory, giant slalom on the menu

The alpine ski race season is underway and Taos Winter Sports Team (TWST) athletes are off to a great start.

Good showing for HAA in first event of the year at Rio Rancho

The high-flying gymnasts of High Altitude Athletics kicked off the new year as they competed at the 2018 Gravitational Invitational at G Force Gymnastics in Rio Rancho...

Free night skiing at Angel Fire Resort

Angel Fire Resort is announcing free night skiing and boarding for the remainder of the season.
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