School sports
Courtesy PhotoFriends Aidan Thomas of St. Pius, left, and Josh Fambro of Taos, who have been golfing together since childhood and later finish 1-2 in the tournament, warm up for the final round of the Class 4A state championship Tuesday (May 11).

Friends go head-to-head at state golf tournament

Taos Tiger golfer Josh Fambro tied for second place in the state at the Class 4A championship Tuesday (May 14) at the Piñon Hills golf course in Farmington.At …
Sheila Miller / The Taos NewsGalvin Curly of Navajo Pines embraces Gilbert 'Gilly' Valdez of Peñasco after the 1600 meter race at the state track meet Saturday (May 11).

Peñasco runners shine at A-3A state track

The Peñasco Panthers brought eight athletes to the A-3A state track meet on Friday and Saturday (May 10-11), held at the University of New Mexico Track and …
Sheila Miller/The Taos NewsEighth-grader McKenna Sahd of Angel Fire as she crosses the finish line of the Class A 3200-meter race within three seconds of the 2018 record at the state track meet Saturday (May 11).

Angel Fire rising track star

The 3200-meters is among the most intense races at a track meet. At the Class A 3200-meter race on Saturday (May 11) in Albuquerque, a group of sprinters watching …
Baseball
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 …
Courtesy PhotoNorm Cutliff directs a runner during the MLB Pitch, Hit and Run Competition in Kit Carson Park on Saturday (April 27).

Youth Pitch, Hit and Run competition at hit

At least 17 young athletes participated in the Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run Competition held at Kit Carson Park in Taos on Saturday (April 27).
Community sports
John T. DenneTaos Lady Tigers golfer Caitlin Tafoya during the Taos Invite on Monday (April 22).

Taos County Sports Roundup

By Sheila Millersports@taosnews.comTaosBaseballThe Tigers are 4-2 in the district after winning 7-1 in Española Valley on Tuesday (April 16). They played on the road in Pojoaque Valley at 4 p.m. …

Sports Sidelines - April 25

Pitch, Hit and Run Competition for area youth takes place on Saturday (April 27), starting at 11 a.m. at Taos Little League Field at Kit Carson Park.
Community Sports

Sports Sidelines - April 18

MEN'S COMPETITIVE BASEBALL LEAGUE For men 18 years and older, there's a competitive baseball league in town. Men's Senior Baseball League aspires to rebuild the Taos baseball tradition of the past and generate as much positive baseball participation as possible.
Summer sports
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.
Riders make their way down a variety of course types. The Trek Dirt Series is bringing its two-day cross-country and downhill skills camp to Angel Fire Bike Park Sept. 29-30.

Trek Dirt Series mountain bike camp returns to Angel Fire Bike Park

After 18 years of bringing "more skills more fun" to thousands of women across Western Canada and the US, the Trek Dirt Series will be bringing its two-day cross-country and downhill skills camp to Angel Fire Bike Park on Sept. 29-30.
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