School sports
Junior Milo Collignon swings at a pitch during batting practice on Feb. 24. Collignon and his team's season is over after the NMAA canceled the spring sports season and the state cheer competition on Friday (March 27).

NMAA cancels spring sports and state cheer competition

The New Mexico Activities Association on Friday (March 27) held an emergency board of directors meeting to address the future of the spring sports season and the state cheer competition, which was supposed to be held in …
Courtesy photoTaos chess players watch as a game between Robbie Gersten and Nitis Morgan happens during a match at the Ramada Hotel in Albuquerque. The state tournament was held on Thursday and Friday (Feb. 6-7).
Chess

Knighthawks take third at state chess championships

The Taos Knighthawks had an all-around good week in Albuquerque when they participated in the NMAA State Chess Championships, as the team finished in third place in the combined Class 4A and 5A Large School Division.
Courtesy photoThe Taos High School swim team poses for a photo after their district meet in Los Alamos on Saturday (Feb. 8).
Swimming

Tigers perform well all around in district meet

The Taos high school swim team had big performances at the District 2 meet in Los Alamos on Saturday (Feb. 8).All 17 swimmers on the roster "achieved at least one …
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
Courtesy photoSteve Sanchez of Albuquerque caught this 20-inch rainbow trout at Fenton Lake (Oct. 25). He was trolling a Rapala lure.

Reel Report

This fishing report, provided by Dustin Berg and Go Unlimited (supporting disabled anglers) and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

Running and biking and hockey, oh my!

Other sporting events this week:
Courtesy photo
Reel Report

Cut carp to catch a catfish (say that fast three times)

This fishing report, provided by Dustin Berg and Go Unlimited (supporting disabled anglers) and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.
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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