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The New Mexico Activities Association released the schedules and rankings for the high school State Soccer Tournament on Sunday (Oct. 24), and…
The Taos High School volleyball team hit the court against the Raton Tigers for a little Tiger-on-Tiger game action on Tuesday night (Sept. 21). The THS Tigers pulled out a decisive victory, winning the match 3-0. But the score doesn't really reflect the actual game play. Taos won all three sets, but each one was a back-and-forth battle to the finish line.
On Oct. 23 and 24, the Enchanted Circle Trout Unlimited fishing tournament will take place. This is the ninth year of the tournament designed to raise funds to help conservation efforts in local rivers. The exact location is yet to be determined. Look for updates on taosnews.com or go to the ECTU website at ec-tu.org.
The whistles blew and the crowd (limited as it was) cheered as the Sangre de Cristo boys soccer tournament kicked off in Taos last weekend (Aug. 27 and 28).
"It was a lot of fun to get back out there," said first-year head coach Raul Cavaller. "Just to be on the field here at home and playing again, it was really special."
It can be easy to miss if you're not looking for it, but down along County Road 110 - past Taos Drum and the UNM Klauer Campus - you might have seen some seemingly out-of-place golfers swinging clubs on a fairway behind some sagebrush and chamisa.
From the throng of cars that surrounded the tournament venue to the energy of the crowd when players from around the country competed from July 9-11, there was a clear atmosphere of excitement surrounding the event.
Victor Diaz, a freshman at Taos High School, stands in a ring with 18 young boxers, leading them in a half-hour sequence of stretches, sit-ups, push-ups and other cardio exercises. The boys and girls belong to the Los Tigres Boxing Club, which has trained amateur boxers in Taos since the 1990s.
As unlikely as the high school sports season seemed just a few months ago, the finish line to a season unlike any other is now less than a week away. Monday brings us the one-day, 18-hole state golf tournament in Albuquerque, followed days afterward by tournaments for baseball and softball, then the big-school meets for track and field.
By Saturday, the weirdest prep sports season we've ever dealt with will be in the books.