The leader of the organization that oversees high school athletics in New Mexico has made one thing abundantly clear:
As long as high school sports can safely be played this fall, they will proceed as planned — with or without the participation of New Mexico’s largest district.
New Mexico Activities Association executive director Sally Marquez said the NMAA plans (and hopes) to have championship seasons this fall in cross country and volleyball, even if Albuquerque Public Schools — which hasn’t yet declared its fall intentions for its 13 high schools — opts out.
“That’s 13 high schools,” Marquez said of APS. “We’re gonna service the other 152 (high schools) in our sports and activities.”