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Month in Sports Pictures: July 2017

Time to add images from July 2017 to the ol' scrapbook. Check out the sports photos from the past month and see if you can spot a happy athlete or two. . . .

Brackets set: Taos and Peñasco girls, Questa boys in

The New Mexico State Basketball Championship brackets have been published and games are set to begin Mar. 3.

Month in sports pictures

A few pics from the month that was, February 2017.

A fitting tribute: ‘Fabulous Falcons’ of ‘67 gather 50 years later

Taos High School fans and the team recognize the '67 champs during the home finale Feb. 14.

Top 25 Athletes: Helena Padilla

Lady Cat senior, Helena Padilla was a two-time state champion in track and field, and a powerful force in volleyball and basketball. A shoe-in for Top 25 acclaim.

Top 25 Athletes: Bianca Contreras

Lady Panther sophomore, Bianca Contreras, was one of the most reliable teammates for every sport she was a member of in 2016-17.

Through the lens of a jaunty photographer

John T. Denne, who currently lives in the Peñasco area, has mastered the art of professional sports photography – elevating teams and individuals from Northern New Mexico through this expressive platform that most definitely shows their good side.

Top 25 moments of 2016-17

The Taos News sports editor shares his best front-row sports stories and his top-25 moments from this past school year.
Baseball

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 corrals Colts, await visit by Demons

Taos handily defeats NMMI, 48-7 in non-conference tilt in Roswell Sept. 8. Tigers return to Anaya Stadium for homecoming game against the class 6A Santa Fe High Demons Sept. 15.

Husky monkey off the back, Tigers win in jaw-dropping fashion

On the hallowed grounds of historic Milne Stadium, the Taos Tigers paid a visit to host team, Hope Christian for a melee between two ascending squads in Class 4A. Final score: Taos 27, Hope Christian 14.

Taos wins again, two in a row for Coach Abreu and company

Taos takes down Hope Christian Huskies with late game heroics at Milne Stadium Sept. 2. Tigers move to 2-0 overall with 27-14 final.

Cat and dog Fight going down Sept. 2

Week 2: (7) Taos Tigers versus (8) Hope Christian will test two potent offensive teams when they meet on the hallowed turf of Milne Stadium Sept. 2.

Taos Tigers win their season and home opener, topple No. 5 Hatch Valley

Taos dominates both sides of the ball in impressive win over southern foe, Hatch Valley at Anaya Stadium Aug. 25.

Eclipse coming!

Friday night frenzy returns to Northern New Mexico as Taos opens season at Anaya Stadium. Fans are asked to wear black and pack both bleachers to cheer Tigers to victory.
School sports

Taos mountain bike team improving, first two races in the books

Taos Composite, the local high school mountain bike team, competed in Frisco, Colorado, Aug. 27, and Leadville, Colorado, Sept. 10. The Taos team is in its third year of competition.

Peñasco Lady Panthers pick up where they left off, win their home meet

Under ideal weather conditions that displayed a deep blue sky and a bright yellow sun – perfectly matching the Peñasco Panthers’ team uniforms – the 2017 cross-country season began with a bang in Northern New Mexico.

Lady Tigers win, boys impressive at Española invite

The Taos Lady Tigers continued their winning ways in convincing fashion at the Del Valdez Invitational cross-country meet held at Española High School Aug. 26.

Taos Tigers, coach Abreu counting down to first kickoff of 2017

As the Tigers wrapped up their first week of practice in full pads, the Tigers players looked hungry. Coach Abreu was smiling. The Tigers are coming into the 2017 season with a full contingent of seniors and juniors for the first time in Abreu’s tenure.

Sports Sidelines

Sports and recreation in Taos County for the week of August 10, 2017.

Taos Area High School Mountain Bike Team ready to roll in 2017

Susie Fiore, Taos Area High School Mountain Bike Team coach, and her staff invite interested high school athletes to give cross-country mountain bike competition a try in 2017.
Community sports

Taos Country Club plays host to tourneys, perfect golf conditions persist

The beauty of Northern New Mexico was on full display over the weekend as the Taos Country Club welcomed pros and amateurs alike to make the rounds on its award-winning links.

‘Rock of New Mexico’ goes the distance, ascends in the ring and life

In a fateful moment, in the sleepy village of Questa, a dreadful telegraph was delivered to the family of a U.S. Army soldier who was serving his country overseas during World War II.

Teams sought for fall softball league

Calling all sluggers and webmasters. New fall softball league in the works in Taos.

'Master of the Mountains' from Sugarite to Whittington

"Master of the Mountains," which will take place Saturday (Aug. 26) at Sugarite Canyon State Park, features a 6-mile trail run, a 3-mile paddle around the park's Lake Maloya, a 20-mile bicycle trek and a shotgun shoot. Although Monday (Aug. 1) was …

Tiger Sharks waylay stopwatch in Los Alamos; HS swim team heads to district meet in Santa Fe

Short-course season underway, interscholastic season winding down.

Tiger Sharks travel to Farmington to attend 2017 ‘Long Course State Championships’

Eight dedicated club swimmers from the Taos Tiger Sharks – Taos’ swim club coached by Alfredo Aleman and his wife, Melissa – traveled to the four-day end-of-season meet held at the Farmington Aquatic Center in Farmington July 27-30.
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