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Triathlons scheduled to take place in July

Competitive athletes are getting restless here in Southeast New Mexico, especially triathletes. Even though the swimming pools finally opened for lap swimming, there are no...

Racing returns to Roswell today

The Alien Motor Speedway’s opening day for 2020 is today. Pits open at 4 p.m., gates at 5 p.m. and the racing starts at...

New normal for Charlie’s Angels, same goal

Squeeze, up. Point your feet. Ready, 5, 6, 7, 8. Squeeze and up. Those were the commands from Charlie’s Angels coach Kim Castro in...

Roswell hires new cross-country coach

When Roswell cross-country team begins practice in the fall, it will have a new coach. Gabriel Vidal will replace Debbie Dumlao. Vidal was the...

Dennis’ Air NMMI leads to Air Raid

It all began by happenstance. The football gods smiled on one man as a youngster just finishing his RAT (Recruit-At-Training) training. No one knew...

Catching up with NMAA’s Sally Marquez

With less than four days until the start of teams being allowed to begin activities on June 15, Sally Marquez, New Mexico Activities Association...

Letter to prospective college athletes

Dear prospective athlete, The idea of playing college athletics is starting to come up this summer with parents and players. I hear parents telling their...

Goddard track coach thanks seniors

As preseason training commenced and the Goddard track and field team loaded the bus for our first meet in Carlsbad, I was excited knowing we had...

Cal Villareal doesn’t take anything for granted

Cal Villareal is a study in perseverance. He was coming off a championship in his senior year. It had taken him four attempts to...

Ty Villareal brings intensity to the game

Ty Villareal doesn’t do things halfway in life. Anything he does is going to be 100 mph. Whether it’s playing basketball or football, there’s...

De La Cerda plays for more than herself

The University of New Mexico’s Jaedyn De La Cerda wears No. 23 and jams. She does not take flight like Michael Jordan through the...

NMAA votes for summer activities to start June 15

During a Thursday Zoom webinar, New Mexico Activities Association’s Board of Directors met in regular session where they voted in favor of a proposal that allows...

Martinez completes successful year at NMJC

Cheyenne Martinez used the first year of college to grow, as an athlete and a person. Her height and athletic ability allowed New Mexico...

Roswell championship footballers celebrate

Montanez graduates

Goddard softball coach Katie Shanor resigns

There was hope with the hiring of Goddard softball coach Katie Shanor. She played on the 2013 team as a senior. Her leadership helped...

Remember to keep the Memorial in Day

This year has been like no other. Not in Roswell or Chaves County, not like any other place in the world. Everyone’s life has changed,...

Congrats to RHS and GHS graduating seniors

All of you are currently experiencing a bittersweet moment that will resurface again and again in your lifetime and that is, “Life Is Not...

Roswell baseball coach says goodbye to seniors

Baseball is a game of inches, whether it is a bad hop, a Texas leaguer, or a home run, most games are won or...

Roswell’s band director says goodbye to seniors

To the RHS Band members, friends, and family ... I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all the members and supporters...

Goddard golf coach addresses team

There is a reason why there is a movie called “The Greatest Game Ever Played” — because that’s exactly what golf is. It takes a special...

Noon Optimist Little League president addresses members

Dear Noon Optimist Little League Members: A little more than 60 days ago, Noon Optimist Little League (NOLL) drafted its first public response to the...

Patterson completes successful year at ENMU

One of the things that attracted Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Kira Zeiter to Mikenzey Patterson was her speed. As a freshman, to...

Goddard softball coach appreciates mom

RDR Sports wanted to take time to wish all moms a Happy Mother’s Day. With the coronavirus affecting so many lives in the world,...

’56 Lions Hondo team record safe another year

Try as he may, Noon Optimist president Steve Dodson is holding out hope at getting the 2020 little league season in. Earlier in the...

Invaders cancel home season

First spring sports are canceled and maybe graduation will be next. One has to wonder, what next? Well, for all the Roswell Invaders baseball...

Teacher, coach picks passion over money

It is pitch black and dark when Joe Manzanares leaves his house. In less than 30 minutes, this Mountain View Middle School teacher and...

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