Sports Notes: NMAA approves new alignment, NMSU to get bucks to play Bulldogs

NMAA approves new alignment for sports classificationsBy QCS StaffThe New Mexico Activities Association’s Board of Directors approved the Alignment and Classification for 2010-2011 through 2013-2014 at its June meeting on Wednesday.For eight months the NMAA board of directors had been discussing the splitting of the state’s 1A schools into two classes 1A and 1B.Starting in […]

NMAA may change sports classes

Thomas Garcia Area schools, like those across the state, may be affected by a

NMAA: Practices resume, state events rescheduled

By QCS Staff The Board of Directors of the New Mexico Activities Association voted today to resume high school practices and reschedule state championship events at an emergency session this morning, according to an

Board of NMAA to revisit state competitions schedule today

By QCS Staff The board of the New Mexico Activities Association was to meet this early morning to discuss the lifting of the suspension of the state athletic competitions. Sports events were postponed Sunday because of the cases of H1N1, or swine flu, in New Mexico. However, the NMAA Board of Directors were to meet […]

Schools receive sportmanship awards

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Quay County high schools and student-athletes were recognized by the New Mexico Activities Association, according to a NMAA press release. House, Logan, San Jon and Tucumcari high schools received the NMAA’s Award of Excellence for Exemplary Display of Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity. The award recognizes schools that completed the […]

Former Rattler chosen for NMAA Hall of Fame

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Former Tucumcari Rattler T.J. Parks will be inducted into the New Mexico Activities Association’s Hall of Fame. “The NMAA is very near and dear to my heart,” said Parks. “To have been part of the organization and to be inducted into their hall of fame is a true honor […]

Tucumcari to appeal proposed move to Class 3A

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari School District plans to file an appeal to the New Mexico Athletic Association (NMAA) regarding a proposal to change the sports programs for Tucumcari High School from a 2A program to 3A program for the 2008-2009 school year, said Wayne Ferguson, athletic director for Tucumcari High School. […]

Former Rattler coach heads to NMAA

David Wagner A former Tucumcari coach, Mario Martinez recently accepted a position as assistant director of men’s athletics for the New Mexico Activities Association. The NMAA is expected to formally approve the hiring Wednesday. The 49-year-old Martinez has spent more than 27 years coaching in New Mexico high schools, the last 12 at Fort Sumner […]

Home field advantage scars title games: Sports Column

By Ryan Lengerich After winning a home game, it seems football players are quick to thank their fans — and they should. Sometimes the thought of home advantage is enough. “Everyone knows were tough to beat at home,” Tucumcari senior A.J. Molinas told me prior to the Tularosa playoff game at Rattler Stadium. Yet high […]