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New Mexico Activities Association postpones season

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Due to the announcement from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham that interscholastic athletics cannot take place during the fall semester because of COVID-19-related public health concerns, the New Mexico Activities Association has been forced to postpone its volleyball, cross country and fall golf seasons.

New Mexico Activities Association executive director Sally Marquez. (File Photo)

“This is an extremely sad day for students across New Mexico,” said NMAA Executive Director Sally Marquez. “We were planning and hoping to begin competition this month as our member schools are eager to safely integrate sports and activities back into our students’ lives. At this point, however, we cannot stage any competitive events without an update to the current public health order. Thus, the NMAA’s Fall Sports Seasons have been postposed strictly based on the orders set forth by the Office of the Governor.”

At this time, the NMAA is working on a calendar adjustment that would move volleyball and cross country to the spring semester. The spring golf season will continue as originally planned. An updated calendar will be released next week.

“Our goal remains the same, to have every sports season take place during the 2020-21 school year. It’s not ideal, or the timeline that we had hoped, but we will play again New Mexico.”

Action from last season’s volleyball state tournaments featuring Roswell, above, and Goddard. (File Photos)

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