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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...

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.

Excitement builds as Peñasco Lady Panthers punch ticket to The Pit

Gilbert Mascareñas – who is in his second year as head coach – and his hungry crew are headed for the Class 2A championship game, which includes a fortuitous walk down a storied ramp and into the vaunted vestibule known as “The Pit.”

Season comes to an end for the Taos Tigers in third loss to Moriarty Pintos

The end has come for (5) Taos Tigers basketball in 2017-18. The Tigers fall to number four Moriarty, 49-42 in Class 4A quarterfinals.
Basketball

Tigers slip past SFIS, Taos cagers Rio Rancho bound

A collective sigh of relief fell over orange and black clad Taoseños and Taoseñas when the Taos Tiger emerged triumphant over the visiting Santa Fe Indian School March 3.

Peñasco Lady Panthers advance to quarterfinals with win over Questa Lady Cats

The Peñasco Lady Panthers continued their winning ways, defeating the Questa Lady Cats 76-42 in first round action at Jicarita Peñasco Gymnasium March 2.

Lady Panthers and Lady Cats to face off on the hard court, again

The Peñasco Lady Panthers (3) and Questa Lady Cats (14) are paired together in the first round of the Class 2A New Mexico State Basketball Tournament. Full house expected at Jicarita Peñasco Gymnasium for 7 p.m. start.

Tigers defends their home court, hoist championship trophy and banner

Taos wins both regular season and district tournament championship to claim king-of-the-mountain status in District 2-4A and earn number five seed in state tournament.

Questa advances to district championship with eight point win over Lady Lobos

Questa moves on in district tournament play. Escalante goes home. Lady Cats knock out the Lady Lobos 47-39 inside "Mini-Pit" Feb. 23.

Taos Tigers and Taos Lady Tigers on different paths

Taos Lady Tigers were shown the exit doors to the District 2-4A tournament - and possibly the 2017-18 season - with a 34-22 loss …

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.
Baseball

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.

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 …

Taos extends win streak to eight with victory over Horsemen

With one swing of the bat, a dogfight was settled. The Taos Tigers baseball team won its district home opener in dramatic fashion, beating the St. Michael's Horsemen 9-8.

Taos blanks Raton, Tiger hurler makes history

It was Tigers versus Tigers in the consolation championship at St. Michael's March 17. Earning the win against Raton, was eighth-grader Jalen Montaño who pitched a no-hitter in the 10-0 shutout.

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.
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

From orange to navy

Wearing the official colors of the Trinidad State Trojans, Alejandro Salazar displays his signed “letter of intent” May 30. Salazar garnered a state championship in the triple jump in …

All-star week

After scooping a grounder, Santiago “Saint” Cortez prepares a throw while in full gallop at the 2018 North-South All-Star game at Santa Ana Star Field at the University of New Mexico in …

NMAA realignment and reclassification finalized, changes a go in 2018-19

For Northern New Mexico teams, things could get interesting in the coming school year.With reclassification of athletic teams in 2018-19 …

Taos County teams overcome challenges, retain championships

A lot goes into the creation of a successful team.Besides all the physical work and strength conditioning, a team is like a living thing that …

How do N.M. schools ensure coaches don’t cross line with their students?

The recent arrests of New Mexico high school coaches on sex charges involving underage female students don’t shock Richard Tripp.

Spring sports in Taos County come roaring to an end for teams, individuals

The whirlwind journey is over. Spring sports in Taos County finished with a bang as the two Taos Tiger track and field teams claimed a state title.
Community sports

Sipapu to offer free fly fishing clinics, Saturdays throughout the summer

Every Saturday (with the exception of Jun. 23) through Sept. 1 at 10:30 am, Solitary Angler’s certified instructors provide a free 90-minute “Quick Start” fly-casting class to the …

Reel Talk: June 14 edition

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. …

Sports sidelines: June 14-20

Volleyball camp: Taos High School will run a volleyball camp Tuesday through Thursday (June 19-21) for players aged 6 to 14 at Taos High School gymnasium. The camp starts at 8 a.m. each day and …

Sports sidelines: June 7-13

Volleyball camp Taos High School will run a volleyball camp June 19-21 for players aged 6 to 14 at Taos High School gymnasium. The camp starts at 8 a.m. each day and ends at noon. Cost is $60 …

Reel Talk - June 5

NEW MEXICO FISHING REPORT: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the state Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. …

Final push to recruit athletes and volunteers for 40th N.M. Senior Games

The New Mexico Senior Olympics State Summer Games is still registering athletes and signing up volunteers for the 40th Anniversary Games slated to take place in Albuquerque July 18-22.
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