Cleveladn High’s dynastic track and field program’s run at another state championship was ended by the ongoing coronavirus public health crisis. When prep sports can return in New Mexico is still very much up in the air. (Gary Herron/Rio Rancho Observer)
Saturday was the 63rd consecutive day without high school sports in New Mexico, and what a quiet – and disquieting – nine weeks this has been for us all.
Saturday should have been a celebration. Of state softball champions. State baseball champions. State track and field champions.
This is when it smacks us square in the face, what we’re missing and the reason we’re missing it. Even World War II didn’t stop New Mexico from having a state baseball champion.