Adrianna Tafoya of the Peñasco Lady Panthers put the ball up for three during the third quarter of the Northern Rio Grande Tournament final. Pecos took the first place trophy with a final score of 57-54.

Peñasco Lady Panthers try for a repeat at Northern Rio Grande Tournament

The score gap widened to 9 points at the start of the third quarter, though the foul count for the two teams roughly kept pace.

Sports brief: Questa basketball, boys and girls

Both the Wildcats and the Ladycats next play Jan. 11 when they host Springer. Games begin at 4 p.m.

Sports brief: Taos Tigers basketball, boys and girls

Boys: Their next game is against the St. Pius X Sartans, Friday (Jan. 11).
School sports
Morgan Timms/The Taos News Aidan Leblanc poses for a portrait Tuesday (Jan. 8) at Taos High School.

Taos's Aidan Leblanc makes the USA TODAY ALL-USA New Mexico Football Team

Aidan Leblanc is "the type of player who comes once in a blue moon," says coach Art Abreu Jr.
School sports

Sports brief: Taos Ice Tigers hockey

Seniors John Esquibel, Ysidro Gravelle and Leandro Richert and junior Lachlan Henderson were recognized as league All-Stars and Katie Pacheco picked up her first varsity point with an assist.
Sheila Miller/ The Taos NewsTaos Tiger Estevan Valerio prepares to take down Alejandro Talamantes of St. Michael's on Saturday (Jan. 4) in the semifinal round of the Al Salazar Invitational wrestling tournament.

Taos Tigers take third at the Al Salazar Invitational in Santa Fe

Estevan Valerio took first place in the 182-pound weight class.
Community sports
Community sports

Reel Talk – January 10

This fishing report has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.
The legendary Kachina Peak at 12,481' elevation.
Snow sports

Brief: Taos Ski Valley opens Kachina Peak – for hikers only at this point

"Hiking the ridge" to Kachina Peak is a rite of passage for many skiers and riders.
Courtesy PhotoOlivia Vang, age 17 of Dalhart, TX caught her first walleye, a 20-inch, 2-pound, 11-ounce fish, at Ute Lake Dec. 22. She was using a silver and blue blade bait.
Community sports

Reel Talk– December 28

New Mexico Fishing ReportThis fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. …
Winter sports
Ice Tiger Leandro Richert faces off against a Los Alamos Hilltopper at the Taos Youth and Family Center Friday (Dec.21).
School sports

With the North Star Trophy on the line, Ice Tigers go 1-1 against the Hilltoppers

The 6-3-1 Ice Tigers skate again Friday (Jan. 11) against the 8-2-0 Cibola Cougars at the McDermott Athletic Center in Rio Rancho.
ShutterstockEvery year, hundreds of thousands of Americans are injured participating in snow sports, most especially skiing and snowboarding. Many of those hurt or killed are children.

Five ways to have fun safely on the slopes

Many injuries and deaths are preventable.
Olivia Harlow/The New MexicanJulia Doebling (8), center, participates in hockey drills during a recent practice at Santa Fe's Genoveva Chavez Community Center. The New Mexico Mustangs are the state's only independent girls hockey team.

Santa Fe-based girls hockey team only one in state

Today, girls from all over the state, mainly Northern New Mexico, have joined the group, which is part of the Mountain State Girls Hockey League. The majority of games are played on the road.
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