Sports briefs - July 12

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TYFC Basketball camp

Summer basketball camps for boys and girls are slated to take place at the Taos Youth and Family Center July 16-19 (for older players ages 12-16) and July 23-26 (for younger players ages 7-11). All skill levels are encouraged to attend.

The camp is focused on developing basketball fundamentals through drills and competitive games with an emphasis on proper shooting technique, dribbling, passing, rebounding, defense and team play. Included with camp drills are 3-on-3 competition plus free throw and 3-point contests.

The camps will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily and includes lunch for participants. Cost is $20 per child for the entire week or $5 for one day drop in. Along with lunch, campers will receive snacks, water and a T-shirt. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Lorenzo Martinez at (575) 758-4160.

Antonia Bowden named to All-NESCAC Squad

Antonia Bowden of Taos,Trinity College women's rowing senior co-captain, has been named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference Women's Rowing All-Conference Second Team, as announced by the league office July 3.

Bowden earns All-NESCAC honors for the second time, after being named to the second team as a junior last season. Bowden concludes her collegiate career as a four-year starter for Trinity's varsity eight and is a two-time captain as well.

The team's former novice of the year award winner rowed the No. 7 seat for the bronze-medal winning varsity eight at the ECAC National Invitational Collegiate Regatta and for the NCAA National Champion varsity-eight crew at the NCAA Division III Championships in 2015 as a rookie. A graduate of the Kent School, Bowden is majoring in biochemistry at Trinity. She is the daughter of Annette and Jalmar Bowden.

Trail is clear, gear up, riders

The South Boundary BigRide is an absolutely stunning 40-mile, mostly single-track ride from Angel Fire Resort to Taos Youth and Family Center on the South Boundary Trail. The South Boundary trail is arguably the best ride in New Mexico and probably one of the top rides in the whole country with beautiful high alpine views and amazing aspen forests.

This challenging course tops out at nearly 11,000 feet in elevation, and crews recently cleared more than 30 downed trees from across the trail. New signage was installed as well to aid mountain bikers on the trail.

The event itself is a race or a ride, depending on the rider's level of seriousness. It is fully timed and supported with prizes for the top three finishers in each category. Riders can choose to compete or simply enjoy the amazing trail and alpine scenery of the South Boundary Trail.

The South Boundary BigRide is part of the Zia Rides series with categories for duos and teams. Riders will receive an event T-shirt, event pint glass, free entry to the Taos Youth and Family Center - swimming pool, water slides, hot tub, showers, etc. - discounted accommodation at Angel Fire Resort and discounted lift tickets and bike rentals at Angel Fire Resort Bike Park - one of the best in the country.

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