Photo by Craig Fritz/for the New Mexican

Taos High School graduate Josh Fambro fist pumps after sinking a long putt. Fambro recently won his first collegiate tournament.

TWST returns to ski racing

The Taos Winter Sports Team stormed its way back onto the youth ski racing circuit by attending the USSA/Rocky Mountain Division Southern Series Championships. Taos racers competed in Super G, Giant Slalom and Slalom races held at Purgatory Resort in Durango, Colorado. The four-day event was the first and only competition the team was able to attend this season.

Head Coach Sean Cassily noted that "being able to attend this event was a truly remarkable moment for these athletes. The season began with so much uncertainty and trepidation."

The Taos Winter Sports Team offers competitive snow sports programs for youth and is based in Taos Ski Valley, taoswintersportsteam.com

THS grad shines on links

Taos High School alum and star golfer, Josh Fambro won his first collegiate tournament last month. The son of famed Taoseño Jim Fambro, Josh plays for the University of Redlands in California. The native son of Taos took a score of 147 up to the winners' podium. Fambro's next game is April 10 at Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon, California.

Senior games canceled

COVID strikes again. This time it is causing the cancelation of New Mexico's beloved State Games of the Senior Olympics for 2021.

"The board carefully considered survey responses from over 500 participants, as well as other factors related to the health and safety of those involved in the games. Major concerns of the board included the event being a super spreader, lack of training opportunities for senior athletes, lack of senior vaccinations statewide and the safety of our most vulnerable senior participants and volunteers," said Cecilia Acosta, NMSO executive director.

Acosta stated that senior athletes who qualified for the 2017 and 2019 National Games will be eligible to register for the 2022 National Senior Games scheduled for May 2022 in Fort Lauderdale.

--Compiled by Taylor Hood

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