Sports sidelines: June 14-20

Posted 6/14/18

Volleyball camp: Taos High School will run a volleyball camp Tuesday through Thursday (June 19-21) for players aged 6 to 14 at Taos High School gymnasium. The camp starts at 8 a.m. each day and …

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Sports sidelines: June 14-20


Volleyball camp

Taos High School will run a volleyball camp Tuesday through Thursday (June 19-21) for players aged 6 to 14 at Taos High School gymnasium. The camp starts at 8 a.m. each day and ends at noon. Cost is $60 and proceeds go to the Taos High School volleyball program. For information or to sign up, interested players can contact head coach Anita Rodríguez at

Fly-fishing lessons

Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort and Solitary Angler are offering casting instruction classes every Saturday, May 26-Sept. 1 (except June 23) during the summer season.

Taught by certified fly-fishing instructors from Solitary Angler, these hands-on lessons cover the fundamentals, including how the fly rod, reel and line work together; the three elements to a good cast, how to cast overhand and backhand, even in the wind; and how to shoot line out and strip line in. Lessons occur every Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

This is a free program. However, a New Mexico fishing license is required and may be purchased at Sipapu's general store. Interested anglers are asked to meet at the Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort behind Sipapu's lodge on the patio. Students are encouraged to bring their own equipment although doing so is not required. Fly rods and reels will be available at the clinics at no charge.

Following the casting clinic, a more in-depth, half-day small stream fly-fishing class on the Río Pueblo will be offered for those who sign up for a fee. Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a spot, call Van at (575) 758-5653.

'For the Health of It!'

"For the Health of It!" is once again ready to raise awareness and financial support for the Cancer Support Services program in Taos. This year's program, now in its eighth year, is going to be a 5K walk to raise money for this important fight against cancer in Taos and will be held at Kit Carson Park in Taos, New Mexico June 23.

Every dollar raised stays in the greater Taos area to provide nonmedical care for individuals and their families going through cancer treatment. Individuals and companies are encouraged to join to support a great cause.

If you have any questions about the event, please call the Community Services Office at (575) 751-8927 for more information.

Budweiser Classic Softball Tournament

Dates have been set for the 19th annual Budweiser Classic Softball Tournament. Held every year at the Filemón Sanchez Softball Fields, the event draws teams from the tri-state region of New Mexico, Texas and Colorado for Division D/E competition.

This year's USA/ASA tournament is slated to take place Saturday and Sunday (June 16-17) and is limited to 20 total teams (both men and women). There is a three-game guarantee. Six-packs of Budweiser beer will be given for each home run hit during a tournament game (limit two per team).

Cost to enter the tourney is $260 per team for men and $220 per team for women. Trophies for first through fourth places will be presented and the deadline to register is Thursday (June 14).

For more information or to enter a team, call Dean Silva at (575) 613-6131 or (575) 758-7919.

Fly casting clinic

Free fly-casting clinics taught by certified fly fishing guides and instructors from the Solitary Angler are scheduled to take place throughout the summer months at Taos Ski Valley.

Reservations are required and participants interested in attending will need to bring their own gear or use Solitary Angler's rods and reels. The clinics will run from June 2 – Sept. 1 every Saturday from 10:30 a.m. - noon (except June 23). Participants are asked to meet in front of Tim’s Stray Dog Cantina.

To register and reserve gear, call the Solitary Angler at (575) 758-5653.

Disc Golf Doubles

A weekly disc golf competition is occurring at Sipapu Disc Golf Course (located at Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort, 5224 State Road 518, Vadito, NM) every Thursday from 5-8 p.m. No registration required.

Tickets $5 per person. For more information, email Jason Weldon at

Angel Fire Adventure

Join the adventure for the 4th Annual Angel Fire Adventure marathon, half-marathon, 5K and Happy Feet Kids Run.

Enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery with a run through picturesque Angel Fire. The rolling course is great for beginning runners and poses enough of a challenge for those looking to test their endurance.

The elevation might also take your breath away, but the views are worth it. On the event day, July 1, participants can expect an average high temperature of 80 degrees with a possible low of 40 degrees in the evenings, creating perfect running conditions for all.

Participants will receive a shirt, goodie bag and finisher medal. An aid station will be available every 1.5 to 2 miles, and this year's race will include professional chip timing.

This year's event is scheduled for July 1, and runners who register before May 11 will receive a discount.

For more information, visit



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