RIO RANCHO, N.M. — (* Tickets to the Oct. 4 RRHS Sports Hall of Fame induction cost $5 in advance, $8 at the door of the RRHS black box theater. Contact RRHS athletics secretary Sylvia Greenbaum at 962-9501 to RSVP or for additional information. There will be refreshments served in the lobby of the PAC following the induction ceremony.)
Headed into the Rio Rancho High School Sports Hall of Fame Friday afternoon as its Class of 2019 are three 2008 graduates, including two who went on to play professionally — Chris Newsome, a star in the Philippines, and Anthony Haase, who played pro baseball before opting for what turned out to be a short career in law enforcement.
Sadly, Haase died in an accident on Idalia Road while on duty with the Rio Rancho Police Department on Oct. 26, 2014, about one year after he joined the force.