School sports
File photoTaos High School head coach Art Abreu Jr. yells at players as they break for halftime on Nov. 2 during Taos' 35-16 victory against Bernalillo.

Twelve Taos High School coaches attend sports clinic in Albuquerque

The New Mexico High School Coaches Association Coaching Clinic is "an annual thing where you come and get to have some meetings and get to learn a few things you …
Track and field athlete Jonah Vigil poses for a portrait Monday (Jan. 28) at Anaya Stadium in Taos.

Jonah Vigil named Gatorade New Mexico Boys Track and Field Player of the Year

The Gatorade Company announced that Jonah Vigil of Taos High School as its 2018-19 Gatorade New Mexico Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year.
Morgan Timms/The Taos NewsTierra Encantada's Ida Contreras pins Valley's Brianna Garcia in a 131-pound exhibition match during the 2019 NMAA State Wrestling Tournament at the Santa Ana Star Center in Río Rancho (Feb. 23). Next year, in 2020, girls will have a division and medals of their own.

NMAA adds girls wrestling division

Girls wrestling is no longer an exhibition. The New Mexico Activities Association's board of directors approved a measure to create a girls division for the …
Baseball
Left: Molly Camp paints the nails of her son Andy to match those of his sister, Mariam. The family comes to Taos for a month each summer and Joe, their father, plays with the Taos Baseball League during that time.Sheila Miller/The Taos News

Summer baseball begins in Taos

The Taos Baseball League had its first official game of the season Sunday (June 9). Both Taos teams, the Taos Blizzard and Taos Lightning were in blue, a …
John T. DenneTaos Tiger baseball players celebrate their 9-8 win over Soccorro at home in late March.

The mysteries of state tournament bracket seeding

Baseball athletes work hard all season. Then, as soon as the in-field dust settles on the regular season, baseball state tournament brackets are announced.And this …
Sheila Miller / The Taos NewsTeammates celebrate with Israel 'Izzy' after he scores the winning run in the final game of the Taos Tiger baseball season on May 4.

Tigers baseball closes season with class

The girls' softball team arrived from Española Valley for their 11 a.m. game Saturday (May 4) right on the adjacent softball field on schedule, but the …
Community sports
Sheila Miller/The Taos NewsWalkers participating in the ninth annual For the Health of It! walk in Kit Carson Park Saturday (June 29).

Walking for your health and Cancer Support Services

Hundreds of people participated in the For the Health of It! 5K walk and health fair on Saturday (June 29) at Kit Carson Park. People of all ages and backgrounds, …
Sheila Miller/The Taos NewsColorado District Wildlife Manager Tony Bonacquista discusses the ethics of bowhunting with the 24 participants in the all-women Cast and Blast training June 21-23 at the Lone Cone Wilderness Area in Colorado.

Cast and Blast increases women's interactions with the outdoors

Editor's Note: This piece is the first in a series about outdoor skills, education and engagement.It's hard to describe the location of Colorado's Jim Olterman/Lone …
Taos News File Photo

Sidelines - June 6, 2019

Youth camp: The Taos Tigers Boys' Basketball Team will host a youth camp June 17-19, for kids ages 6 - 13 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Taos High School. Note that this is a change from previous years …
Summer sports
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.
Photo by Claudine ColonnaOn the final stretch, heading in to the mighty Genghis Khan Palace, Caroline Colonna is flanked by proud local horsemen wearing traditional warrior outfits. Colonna was the champion female of the 2018 Mongolian Bike Challenge finishing the grueling six-stage competition with a time of 31h:48:02.8. Plans to return to Mongolia in 2019 is a possibility.

Local rider steppes up, conquers Mongolia Bike Challenge

Dr. Caroline Colonna traveled over 10,000-miles to the other side of the world in early August. Ultimately, it was so she could take a 373-mile bike ride.
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