Sports Sidelines


Ice fishing tournament

The 2017 Ice Fish Tournament, presented by Friends of Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Parks and Eagle Nest Chamber of Commerce, will take place at Eagle Nest Lake State Park Jan. 28. The event will run from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Registration will take place from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Eagle Nest Lake State Park Visitor Center. Participants may begin fishing after registration, but must be in line at the measuring station at the Eagle Nest Lake State Park Visitor Center with their tournament catch by 2 p.m. to qualify their catch.

There will be four categories: trout/salmon, perch, pike and creel. There is a $10 entry fee for each category contestants will be participating in with cash prizes for largest four fish in each category. There will be door prizes drawn at random throughout the day (during the tournament).

All NM State Park regulation and day use fees apply: $5 per car or annual State Park passes. All New Mexico fishing regulations apply. OHV/ATV’s are permitted on lake surface only, and must comply with New Mexico Wildlife Regulations.

For more information, visit or call (575) 377-2420.

Boxing club taking registrations

The Los Tigres Boxing Club is registering all interested youth ages 8 years and older for the 2017 season. There is no deadline to join, and the club is also accepting newcomers to the sport.

The cost to join Los Tigres is $100. Training will take place Mondays through Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the gym of Our Lady Of Guadalupe Church.

For more information, contact Roy Madrid at (575) 741-0803.

Elementary basketball tourney

The Arroyo Hondo Community Association, in conjunction with the Arroyo Hondo Recreation Community Center, is calling all interested teams to sign up for its fifth annual elementary basketball tournament for grades three through six, to be held Jan. 30 through Feb. 5.

The tournament will take place at Arroyos del Norte Elementary School and will feature a three-game guarantee. Included in the schedule of tournament games will be contests for free throws and shooting, plus games and prizes. There is limited space in each division, so entry is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, to reserve a spot on the bracket or to volunteer, contact Ruben at (575) 776-5181 or Raymond at (575) 770-8175.

State basketball passes

Tournament passes for the 2017 U.S. Bank State Basketball Championships went on sale Jan. 23. Passes may be purchased at the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) office, located at 6600 Palomas Ave. NE in Albuquerque, or by phone at (505) 923-3266 or (505) 923-3110.

The cost per pass is $135, which includes a reserved seat at WisePies Arena (aka "The Pit") and a commemorative event program. Additionally, pass holders are entitled to entry into all state basketball games at all tournament sites, including the first round of state beginning March 3.

Calling all fabulous Falcons

Calling all fabulous Falcons

Arcenio J. Trujillo, The Taos News sports editor, is searching for members of the 1967 Taos Central High School Falcons basketball team. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Falcons' Class B state basketball championship, when Central Catholic defeated the Pecos Panthers 56-45 March 11, 1967.

The Taos News is also seeking memorabilia from the state title team, including old uniforms, programs, trophies and photographs.

Contact Trujillo via email at or by phone at (575) 741-0830.

Calling all 'first' Questa Wildcats

Calling all 'first' Questa Wildcats

Trujillo is also searching for members of the Questa Wildcats' first football team formulated 50 years ago. The Taos News is also seeking memorabilia from the first football team, including old uniforms, programs and photographs.

Email or call (575) 741-0830.

The 'Big Ol' Texas Weekend'

Angel Fire Resort is throwing its 13th annual “Big Ol' Texas Weekend” Jan. 27-29.

The weekend includes a live music festival featuring up-and-coming country, red dirt and Americana artists. The combined event is part of an annual appreciation weekend to thank the ski area's loyal Southern guests and Texas crowd, which makes up more than 50 percent of its winter visitors.

While the weekend focuses on its Texas roots, all guests will enjoy the themed entertainment and Western-focused events around the resort.

“Celebrating Texas skiers on our New Mexico ski mountain becomes more of a party each season. It's something we look forward to hosting,” said Mike Hess, chief marketing officer of Angel Fire Resort. "The Big Ol' Texas Weekend has always been an ideal time to come visit Angel Fire. Now, with the weekend including the Whiskey and Powder live music festival, this is a bucket list event to check out if you're a fan of country music and enjoy skiing.”

The weekend includes numerous live band performances throughout the resort, a poker tournament, a steak-eating contest, beer and whiskey tastings, barbecue and ski deals. The Denim and Diamonds three-course dinner, Jim Beam Whiskey Tasting event and live music at the country club is an ideal tie-in to a weekend on the slopes.

For more details, go to or call (855) 923-7387.