Three months and a day later, high school sports returned, and New Mexico took its first steps on a lengthy climb back to normalcy.
“I was really excited this morning,” said Sandia Prep boys soccer player Eric Presura, a senior midfielder. “I could not wait for this.”
Across the state on Monday, including a few schools in the metro area, prep teams were officially back together for the first time since mid-March. March 14 was the bizarre, fan-free finale at Dreamstyle Arena that closed the state basketball tournament.