A LOOK BACK AT THE TOP SPORTS STORIES IN NORTHERN NEW MEXICO
NEW BLOOD: Santa Fe Public Schools has a new athletic and activities director as Mark Mutz was named this week to replace the departed Sara Baca. Mutz, a 1993 Capital High School graduate, played football for the Jaguars, as well as at Santa Fe High School. He also played at New Mexico Highlands University. In addition to sports, Mutz also will oversee extracurricular activities, such as band, ROTC, drama, science, debate and super-computing clubs.
FIFTH PLACE: Chanet Fiorina of Santa Fe, shot a 25-over 241 over three rounds at the Santa Ana Golf Club to finish fifth in the New Mexico-West Texas Women’s Amateur Championship. She finished 24 strokes behind winner Emma Mesta-Garcia, Ruidoso.
NEW FIELD: Construction has begun on the new, $450,000 football field at New Mexico Highlands’ Perkins Stadium. Officials are not sure if it will be completed in time for the Cowboys first home game Sept. 2 against Dixie State. “The president (Sam Minner Jr.) wants to make sure the field is done correctly, not quickly, so we don’t have any unnecessary expenses during the new field’s 12 to 15-year life span,” said NMHU spokesman Sean Weaver.
UPCOMING THINGS TO SEE OR DO
FOOTBALL: The Santa Fe High School football team will host a Youth Camp on Saturday from 8:30-3:30 p.m. at Ivan Head Stadium. Cost is $45. To register, call coach Andrew Martinez at 699-0011.
GOLF: With three-time defending champion Marty Sanchez III out of town at another tournament, the City of Santa Fe Golf Championship is a wide open affair as it heads into its second day at Santa Fe Country Club. The tourney will finish up Saturday at the Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe.