The winter sports season has arrived.
With many fall sports just barely wrapping up this past week, it seems there was barely any time to reflect on the 2016 fall season before it was time to jump into winter competition.
For Peñasco and Questa, the only winter sports are the boys and girls basketball teams, and all four teams will play their first games this week — starting the 2016-17 season after just three full weeks of organized practice which began Oct. 31.
The Panthers and Lady Panthers kick-start the season with away games in Cimarrón Nov. 18. Game time for the girls is 5:30 p.m., the boys start at 7 p.m.
The Questa Wildcats and Lady Cats follow the Peñasco teams to Ram country with their debut games at Cimarrón Nov. 19. Those games start at 4:30 p.m. for the girls and 6 p.m. for the boys.
The Questa Wildcats boys team will play its first home game against the Hatch Valley Bears Nov. 21. Game time is 6 p.m. The Lady Cats play their home opener against the Santa Fe Prep Lady Blue Griffins Nov. 22. Tip-off is slated for 5 p.m.
Peñasco has a pair of home games scheduled against Ratón Nov. 22. Game time for the girls is 6 p.m. The boys' game will start at 7:30 p.m.