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SPORTS DIGEST: Summer sports camps and so much more

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Storm and Rams lose to Eagles in state tennis

The Cleveland High School boys tennis team defeated District 1-5A foe and No. 7 Volcano Vista, 5-1, in the state tennis tournament’s quarterfinal round, but then the second-seeded Storm were knocked out by the No. 11 Eldorado Eagles, 5-2.

The Rio Rancho High School girls tennis team, seeded fifth for state, was knocked out in the first round by the No. 12 Hobbs Eagles, 5-2. Hobbs then fell to No. 4 Centennial in the quarterfinals, 5-4.

Galloway leads Aggie golfers at NCAA regionals

The New Mexico State women’s golf team wrapped up the NCAA Cle Elum Regional with its best round of the week on a perfect day at Tumble Creek Club May 8 as it shot 299 (+11) for a total score of 321-305-299—925 (+61) to finish in 16th place.

Junior Dominique Galloway, a Cleveland High alum, placed the highest of the NMSU golfers in a tie for 40th as she fired a 72 for a 54-hole score of 77-73-72—222 (+6).

No. 1 USC ran away with the regional, firing a red-hot 281; also advancing to NCAA finals are Washington, Northwestern, Arkansas, San Jose State and UCF.

The Aggies wrapped up their season with their fifth WAC championship in the last six years and their 22nd NCAA Regional appearance.

In 2020, NMSU returns two-time WAC Player of the Year Pun Chanachai and this season’s WAC Player of the Year, Galloway.

Older softball players sought

A men’s team that competes in the Albuquerque Senior Softball League seeks players 55 year or older.

Games are played Tuesday and Thursday mornings in Albuquerque through August. Call Eddie at 867-6307 for information.

Cleveland High youth basketball camp coming

The Cleveland High girls basketball program is hosting its “Next Level” camp for boys and girls heading into grades 3-9 in two sessions.

The first session will take place May 28-31; the second one runs June 10-13.

The camps take place from 8:30-11:30 a.m. every day; the cost is $70 for one session or $125 for both. Go to to register online.

Cleveland High holds tennis camp

Boys and girls ages 7-15 are invited to learn the game of tennis while having fun June 18-20 on the CHS courts.

The camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon each day and costs $80.

Campers get T-shirts and snacks, plus a chance to win prizes, while having a good time.

For more information, or to register, contact Diana LaCour at

CHS hoops camps slated

Cleveland High School is staging a basketball camp for boys and girls ages 7-14 in two sessions, June 3-6, from 9 till noon each day, and June 17-20, from 1-4.

Each session costs $85 in advance, and $100 for day-of walk-ups.

Varsity boys coach Sean Jimenez, along with his assistant coaches and current players, will lead instruction.

To register, go to; for more information, send Jimenez an email at

Youth football camp coming to RRHS

Rio Rancho High School will hold an all-ages youth football camp at Rio Rancho Stadium June 28-29, and registration is underway.

The camp takes place from 8-noon on the 28th and 9-noon on the 29th.

Before June 25, the fee to register is $55; the fee is $65 after that; incoming freshmen will be charged $25.

Registration is being done at Team pricing is available, too; contact RRHS football coach David Howes at for information on that aspect.

The camp will include skills and drills, speed and strength demonstrations, camp shirts and photos, guest speakers, competition and an “end zone dance-off” (both on the 29th). There also will be ice cream and pizza parties both days.

Participants should wear workout clothes, including cleats or running shoes, and bring a bottle of water.

Contact coach Howes for additional information.

Rams basketball camp

is coming

The 11th annual Rio Rancho Rams summer youth basketball camps will have two sessions, with campers learning basic skills and fundamentals, as well as playing up to five games a day.

Session 1 runs May 28-31 and Session 2 takes place June 10-14. The camp is open to boys and girls entering first through ninth grade in the fall; daily sessions run from 9 till noon each day; the cost is $100 in advance, and $125 for first-day walk-ups.

Campers will receive a T-shirt and a basketball.

To register, visit; for more information, contact camp director Wally Salata at or 620-9068.

UNM has hoops camp

The University of New Mexico women’s basketball team’s fourth annual Mike Bradbury Basketball Camps will feature team and individual camps at Dreamstyle Arena—The Pit and are a great way for campers to learn the fundamentals of the game of basketball in a fun and competitive environment.

Campers will also benefit from hands-on instruction by the Lobo women’s basketball coaching staff and players.

Additionally, campers will receive a camp T-shirt and will have the opportunity to tour the facilities and play in the infamous Pit.

The individual camp (June 25-28) will be held first and is open to campers from ages 8-17. There will also be two sessions each day. Session 1 will go from 9 a.m.–noon and Session 2 will run from 1-2 p.m.

Campers have the option to participate in one or both sessions. The cost for the individual camp is $175/camper for one session or $300/camper for both sessions.

The team camp will be held June 29-30 and is open to varsity and JV high school teams. Cost for the team camp is $400/team or $700 for schools with JV and varsity team registered together.

Registration for both the individual and team camps can be done online at

For more information on the team camp, contact Bill Ferrara ( or 353-317-2636).

For more information on the individual camp contact Vera Jo Bustos ( or 426-7362).

Alford hosts hoops camp

Bryce Alford, the son of former UNM men’s basketball coach Steve Alford, will head a camp July 29-Aug. 1 at La Cueva High School, limited to 125 players.

It’s for boys going into grades 4-9, runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, and has lunch provided; the cost is $175, plus tax.

Alford plans to give young basketball players the chance to learn the game at a high level in a fun atmosphere, with daily lectures, plus the instruction of fundamentals: shooting, ball-handling and passing. And Alford will send each camper home with a shooting evaluation that he conducts over the four-day camp, analyzing each camper’s shot and giving advice on how to improve it.

Campers will get to work on skills taught by counselors who have played at the high school, collegiate and professional level, with the chance to compete in 3 vs. 3 and 5 vs. 5 scenarios.

To register, visit; for more information, send an email to Part of the camp’s proceeds will go to the La Cueva High School basketball program, where Alford and his brother once played.

WWE back at Star Center

WWE Live returns to Santa Ana Star Center on Friday, May 31.

To purchase tickets visit, call 888-694-4849 or get them in person at the Star Center box office. (Save more by purchasing tickets in person at the box office.)