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TAOS Boys Bas­ket­ball

The 9-5 Taos Tigers made it to the fi­nals of the Rui­doso Moun­tain Mad­ness Shootout. They kicked off the tour­na­ment Thurs­day (Jan. 3) by beat­ing God­dard 53-43 and then went on to beat Rui­doso 71-50 on Fri­day (Jan. 4). They lost the fi­nal, low-scor­ing game to Sil­ver 45-38.

Their next game is against the St. Pius X Sar­tans, Fri­day (Jan. 11) at home, where they are so far un­beaten this sea­son at 5-0.

Girls Bas­ket­ball

The Lady Tigers had a week to rest and pre­pare to host Los Lu­nas on Tues­day (Jan. 8) at 6 p.m. Re­sults were not avail­able at press time.

Swim­ming

The swim team had a week off from com­pet­ing.

Hockey

The Taos Tigers Ice Hockey team came back from a cou­ple weeks with no games and only one prac­tice to go 3-1 in the Rio Grande High School Hockey League mid­sea­son tour­na­ment Jan. 4, 5 and 6 at the Amar­illo Civic Cen­ter. The tour­na­ment doesn’t count to­ward reg­u­lar sea­son stats or stand­ings. In­stead, it is a way to bring to­gether all nine teams that play in the league at one event.

That event was an en­durance race for the Ice Tigers, who had only seven to nine skaters for each game. They played twice Fri­day (Jan. 4), beat­ing Odessa 6-2 and Ci­bola 7-4. Satur­day (Jan. 5), they won 6-3 against Du­rango, pit­ting against their ri­val, the Los Alamos Hill­top­pers, for the semi­fi­nals. The Ice Tigers had 33 shots on goal to the Hill­top­pers’ 30, but the fi­nal score of 7-3 Los Alamos re­flected the rel­a­tive full­ness of the Hill­top­per bench.

Se­niors John Esquibel, Ysidro Grav­elle and Le­an­dro Richert and ju­nior Lach­lan Hen­der­son were rec­og­nized as league All-Stars and Katie Pacheco picked up her first var­sity point with an as­sist.

PEÑASCO Boys

The Peñasco boys had a tough go at the 71st North­ern Rio Grande Tour­na­ment, los­ing all three games. Thurs­day (Jan. 3) they faced the Pe­cos Pan­thers, who went on to the fi­nal Satur­day, and were shut down 86-13. Jan­uary 4 they played Questa. Nei­ther team played as well as they might have, but Questa came out on top 50-48. They put up 33 points against Mesa Vista, who dou­bled that, win­ning with 66.

Girls

(see Lady Pan­thers above)

QUESTA

Both the Wild­cats and the Lady­cats next play Jan. 11 when they host Springer. Games be­gin at 4 p.m.

Girls

The Lady Wild­cats are 3-7 af­ter the North­ern Rio Grande Tour­na­ment, win­ning one of the three tour­na­ment games. Thurs­day (Jan. 3), they lost to Mora 36-28. Fri­day they put up a 57-45 win against Mesa Vista. Satur­day they lost to McCurdy by only two points: 41-39.

Boys

Full re­sults of the Questa boys per­for­mance were not avail­able as of press time. In the sec­ond round of the tour­na­ment, the con­so­la­tion semi-fi­nals, Questa beat Peñasco 50-48. In the game for 5th place, they were beaten by Es­calante 68-27.

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