A LOOK BACK AT THE TOP SPORTS STORIES IN NORTHERN NEW MEXICO
HIRED: The embattled Española Valley High School athletic department took another hit when athletic director Eric Vigil resigned rather than accept a demotion to phys-ed teacher. He is being replaced on an interim basis by former Sundevils AD Theresa Flores, who held the position from 2001-04 and 2009-12.
PLAYING AT THE PIT: Northern New Mexico College will hit the big time this season, opening its season Nov. 11 at the Pit against the University of New Mexico.
“The opportunity to play on the Pit floor, against a well-coached team like the one that (UNM) coach (Paul) Weir is going to put together will be a privilege,” said Eagles Ryan Cordova. “Our in-state players grow up hoping to play on the Pit floor, but as kids they probably hoped it would be wearing the silver and cherry. This is the next best thing for them. This game will really help our recruiting efforts, as well as marketing efforts for years to come.”
Likewise, New Mexico Highlands and former Lobos assistant coach Craig Snow will also open its season at the Pit on Nov. 11, facing Western New Mexico. The following day, the Cowboys will meet Eastern at The Pit.
UPCOMING THINGS TO SEE OR DO
SPEED CAMP: It doesn’t matter what sport, speed is important, and the coaching staff at New Mexico Highlands University will be giving pointers on how to get faster in its annual Speed Camp Monday through July 14. Sessions run from 8-10:30 a.m. and costs $50 for the week of training. Registration may be done at the track. For more information, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OUTDOORS FUN: Mountain adventure awaits at the Taos Ski Valley as the Field Institute of Taos offers weekend camps with such activities as chairlift rides, games, nature crafts, hiking, photography, obstacle courses and other mountain fun. The camps are for youngsters 6-12. Camps will be held Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., as well July 15-16 and July 22. For more information, call Susan Fiore at 575-770-2391 or email email@example.com.