School sports
Will Webber/New Mexican file photoUniversity of New Mexico fans at University Stadium for a 2016 game against Louisiana-Monroe.
Lobos sports

UNM president: 'Too early to know' about playing fall sports

University of New Mexico President Garnett Stokes said Lobos sports will survive, but just like anything else, it'll have to go through some rough patches before the …
Members of the champion Taos Tigers cheer team appropriately flash the five sign, signaling the number of consecutive titles garnered by Taos High School since 2014. This year's state competition was canceled as part of the effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. State cheer is the third biggest revenue generator for the NMAA.
High School Sports

NMAA's emergency fund makes survival from pandemic possible

It took one natural disaster to make another one survivable. When Hurricane Katrina made landfall in late August 2005, it devastated New Orleans, along with much of southern Louisiana. The New Mexico Activities Association was paying attention.
Morgan Timms/Taos NewsTaos swim team captain Diego Griego swims freestyle during practice Feb. 17 at Taos Youth and Family Center, just a few weeks before the center was closed down and all team prep sports were canceled and schools shuttered due to a worldwide novel coronavirus outbreak.
COVID-19

N.M. student-athletes granted eligibility to play fall sports

Student-athletes will start the 2020-21 school year with a clean eligibility slate, thanks to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. And the New Mexico Activities Association is expected to regulate the summer activity for its member schools' athletic teams.
Morgan Timms/Taos NewsPeñasco's Adrianna Tafoya reaches for a rebounded ball Feb. 28 during Peñasco's 69-30 victory against Questa in the District 5-2A Championships in Peñasco. Tafoya was named to the second team all-state for Class 2A.
Basketball

Taos County students make all-state teams

There were some dominant forces in the world of high school basketball in Taos County during the 2019-20 season. Those players were honored by being named to the all-state teams - an award that is voted on by coaches from across New Mexico.
Matthew Narvaiz/Taos NewsJunior Milo Collignon swings at a pitch during batting practice on Feb. 24. Two weeks later, spring sports were suspended and on March 27, the state athletic association canceled spring sports as the number of reported coronavirus illness cases in New Mexico continued to climb.
Covid-19

Spring prep sports canceled

The New Mexico Activities Association on Friday (March 27) held an emergency board of directors meeting to address the future of the spring sports season and the state cheer competition, which was supposed to be held in late March.
Baseball
Matthew Narvaiz/Taos NewsJunior Milo Collignon swings at a pitch during batting practice on Feb. 24. Two weeks later, spring sports were suspended and on March 27, the state athletic association canceled spring sports as the number of reported coronavirus illness cases in New Mexico continued to climb.
Covid-19

Spring prep sports canceled

The New Mexico Activities Association on Friday (March 27) held an emergency board of directors meeting to address the future of the spring sports season and the state cheer competition, which was supposed to be held in late March.
Community sports
Courtesy photo Elmer Archuleta of Questa with the 30-pound, 42-inch northern pike he landed recently in southern Colorado.

Man versus fish: Questeño lands biggest pike of his life

It is the kind of fish tale that will go down in this family's lore.Questeño fisher Elmer Archuleta, 87, battled for 20 minutes to finally land a powerful 30-pound, 42-inch northern pike in southern …
The Gila trout that helped Nicolas Villescas of Rio Rancho win the Trout Challenge in January, hosted by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.Courtesy photo
Reel Report

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

Rio Grande cutthroat, Gila, brown, brook and rainbow trout are the five species that you must catch to complete the challenge. The first four species are often found in small high mountain streams. The fish thrive in these fertile waters, feasting on a variety of insects throughout the year. They also survive in these small waters by being ellusive and wary of predators such as eagles, racoons, bears and anything else that might try to snatch them up. They are amazingly adept at detecting motion and potential threats.
Courtesy photo'I have learned that owning your own business requires more time, money and energy than I anticipated,' Mirabal said a few days before she had to close the FreeWorld Fitness gym on Doña Ana Drive in early April due in part to restrictions put in place by the state to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
Health & Fitness

Summer Mirabal: 'Working out helps me reset'

The world influences us in many ways, driving us to create art, to improve ourselves and our surroundings, to help our communities and the people within them. For some, that influence, or inspiration, comes from nature; for others it may come from their spirituality, heritage or culture. Summer Mirabal found inspiration in the people she influenced at her gym.
Courtesy photoSteve Sanchez of Albuquerque caught this 20-inch rainbow trout at Fenton Lake (Oct. 25). He was trolling a Rapala lure.

Reel Report

This fishing report, provided by Dustin Berg and Go Unlimited (supporting disabled anglers) 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 differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

Running and biking and hockey, oh my!

Other sporting events this week:
Summer sports
In this time of change, the Department of Game and Fish would like to encourage anglers to stay home, mend equipment and prepare for the upcoming fishing season. In the weekly fishing report, provided by Dustin Berg of Go Unlimited (supporting disabled anglers) and the Department of Game and Fish, we will be sharing tips and tricks to help you be ready to go on future adventures. Each week we will feature some different flies, lures, activities or cooking recipes that can be done at home.

Reel Report: Enlist the kids to build a worm bed

In this time of change, the Department of Game and Fish would like to encourage anglers to stay home, mend equipment and prepare for the upcoming fishing season. In the weekly fishing report, provided by Dustin Berg of Go Unlimited (supporting disabled anglers) and the Department of Game and Fish, we will be sharing tips and tricks to help you be ready to go on future adventures. Each week we will feature some different flies, lures, activities or cooking recipes that can be done at home.
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.
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