While the future of the state spirit competition remains in limbo, the same cannot be said for girls wrestling, which is hurtling forward.
The members of the New Mexico Activities Association’s Commission on Wednesday moved the state much closer to making girls wrestling an officially sanctioned sport.
New Mexico would be the 17th state to make this happen.
The Commission vote was not unanimous. Rio Rancho Public Schools athletic director Larry Chavez suggested keeping it an exhibition sport for one more season, saying there may be some schools that need time to adjust their budgets accordingly.
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