Basketball

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.

Blue versus red: North-South All-Star lineups set

The annual North-South extravaganza and all-star games are slated to begin this week, and Taos County will be sending 14 representatives to the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho area for one more interscholastic game – four more than last year.

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.
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

North-South All-Star football brawls lead to early end of game

The North-South All-Star series is supposed to be a showcase of the top senior players in different sports in the state. On Friday night, the Class 3A-4A football game turned into a grudge match …
School sports

Top 25 Athletes: Jackie Jagers

State champion twice in the same month, Jackie Jagers hit her stride in March 2017 - elevating her teammates to prominence, and herself into our Top 25.

Coaches of the year: Benny Mitchell and Lisa Abeyta-Valerio

Track coach Benny Mitchell and cheer coach Lisa Abeyta-Valerio both wrapped up the 2016-17 season with another blue trophy for the Taos High School trophy case.

Bruce Gomez nominated for national coach of the year award

The National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) announced the advancement of Bruce Gomez from Taos High School as a finalist for the organization’s national coach of the year honor in cross-country.

Anger, dismay over decision to open Española jobs

Cindy Roybal was livid. Damon Salazar expressed disappointment. Jesus Maes was worried more for his new hires than he was for his future prospects at Española Valley. Fallout is …

Taos High cheer squad wins state

The Taos High cheer squad won 4A for the fourth year and the Questa Wildcats won their first A/2A state championship over the weekend in Albuquerque.

Taos County winter sports start wrapping things up in February

Winter sports teams on the final stretch.
Community sports

Golf in Taos Valley hits 25-year milestone

Aiming to fill a void in Taos Valley and create a place to play a round of golf locally, three visionaries put their collective heads together and set out to build a first-rate course for the Taos golf community.

Reel Talk

NEW MEXICO FISHING REPORT 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. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may …

Taos Pueblo Health and Fitness hosts third fun run and walk at powwow grounds

For the third year in a row, the annual Taos Pueblo Powwow Fun Run and Walk took place at the powwow grounds – attracting several participants from all over the region.

This sports editor has developed ‘awe’ newfound respect for those who dance

The art of dance, the sport of dance. No matter the interpretation, dance is elegant, tough movement.

Voices and ideas needed in the realm of community sports and recreation

Voices and ideas needed with regards to the direction or path our lovely town should take when it comes to economic development, sustained growth and overall "health" of Taos.

Quail Ridge Taos set to host up to 200 tennis players for 39th Taos Open Tourney

Up to 200 tennis players from the region are slated to return to Taos for the weekend to participate in the Taos Open – one of the state’s largest adult tennis tournaments – at Quail Ridge Taos July 7-9.
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