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Lady Coyotes’ coach: ‘She’s my favorite player ever’

Sports Editor’s Notebook: With the COVID-19 pandemic, I thought it would be fun to look back in my notebook and write some of the...

America has not forgotten 9/11

Americans will never forget on Sept. 11, 2001, watching TV with their mouths open, and their hands covering their mouths as two streaming airplanes...

We will play again New Mexico update

On Tuesday, Sally Marquez, New Mexico Activities Association executive director, sat down with J.P. Murrieta and gave an update on where sports in New...

UNM football coach coaches local talent

One day in the future can seem like forever until it is that day. University of New Mexico athletic director Eddie Nuñez had to...

Mike Smith still a winner in the Kentucky Derby

Dexter’s own Mike Smith was looking for a smooth start to the 2020 Kentucky Derby. This derby had been postponed for three months because...

Mike Smith goes for third derby win

In a normal year, the Triple Crown would have been run on May 2 of this year. But it has been rescheduled for Saturday,...

Mother and son bonded for life

On Saturday, the 146th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Down will be run. Toward the end of the race, there will be a number of...

Dexter’s Mike Smith to ride in the Derby

The world has shifted. But the nerves are still the same when it comes to horse racing. The horse racing world has been affected...

NMAA launches mental health awareness campaign

The New Mexico Activities Association is proud to announce a Mental Health Awareness Campaign for the 2020-2021 school year. The NMAA recognizes a need...

JoJo Robertson has a grace to coach

It’s often said when God closes a door, he often leaves a window open. For former Goddard golfer and current Texas Tech women’s golf...

RHS boys’ basketball team battles pandemic together

By Zac Alfers Special to RDR Sports Athletics at all stages have been struck extremely hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced communities to ban...

Elks to hold annual charity golf event for veterans

By Zac Alfers Special to RDR Sports The Roswell Elks announce their ninth annual charity golf event to support Wounded Warriors, which will be held on...

Goddard dance coach sticking to her routine

By Zac Alfers Special to RDR Sports Dancing is an acquired skill that takes a serious amount of dedication and discipline and most importantly, excellent timing....

Sam Jernigan, more than a coach

As the east Texas sun sets upon the autumn of his life, the fire from within Sam Jernigan burns to coach and be around kids....

Cross country coach goes the distance amid pandemic

By Zac Alfers Special to RDR Sports In a sport like cross country, one would think social-distancing guidelines would not dramatically affect the athletes who are...

GHS softball coach to instill winning culture

By Zac Alfers Special to RDR Sports Newly hired Goddard softball coach Jessica Zamora is extremely eager to get to work, but unfortunately, COVID-19 relief efforts...

Being part of a sports team means family

By Valaree Manzanares Special to RDR Sports My name is Valaree Manzanares. I am a senior at Goddard High and I play volleyball and softball. What do sports...

Buckmister: What sports means to me

By Zack Buckmister Special to RDR Sports My name is Zack Buckmister and I am a senior at Roswell High School this year where I play football...

Larry Grant — best of the best

Larry Grant has been refereeing one sport or another since 1975. Now that he is retired from the U.S. Postal Service, Larry makes umpiring...

Burrola is an all-time leading scorer for RHS

By Zac Alfers Special to RDR Sports From a very young age, it was apparent that Tarren Burrola had all the qualities to become a great...

RHS soccer coach inspires despite COVID-19

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the entire world has been forced to adjust. Facemasks and social-distancing are being accepted as the new normal while...

Coach forged in family and blue, rewarded in red

Everything Art Bolanos has gotten in life has been by the sweat of his brow. It was heaped upon him as a kid by...

Roswell Youth Football League reschedules 2020 season

The Roswell Youth Football League has announced it will reschedule its 2020 season due to concerns posed by the coronavirus pandemic. The RYFL has stated...

Invaders eye playoffs after a slow start

It was supposed to be a flashback for the Roswell Invaders this season. The Invaders brought back former championship pitcher Bryan Kloppe to manage...

Former Roswell player still coaching his best friend

What are four seconds in a football game to a coach that has seen it all, and done it all? Well, if you are Jim...

RISD Superintendent Gottlieb: ‘We are Roswell’

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gave a live-streamed press conference on Thursday, during which time she gave an update regarding COVID-19. Lujan Grisham extended the Public...

NMAA’s Marquez expects NM to play again

Sports Editor’s Note: On Monday, Sally Marquez, New Mexico Activities Association’s executive director, sat down with J.P. Murrieta, sports information director for NMAA, to...

Bravo is No 1 referee in the state

Jose M. Bravo Jr. loved soccer. He played at Missouri Avenue Elementary School and was taught the intricacies of the game by his dad,...

NMAA’s Marquez gives sports schedule update

On Thursday, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the start of schools in the fall would be pushed back until after Labor Day....

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