Meet the Lobo coaches
The University of New Mexico “Coaches Caravan” starts here in the City iof Vision on Thursday, June 22.
Lobo football coach Danny Gonzales and men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino are among the coaches expected to greet the crowd and talk about their teams and the upcoming season at the Rio Rancho Events Center from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
The event is sponsored by the Sandoval County Lobo Club. There is no cost to attend, and finger foods and a cash bar will be available.
Senior Olympics are in Las Cruces
The annual Senior Olympics State Summer Games will take place in Las Cruces June 7-11 with an anticipated 400-600 active adults 50 years of age and older competing in 27 individual sporting events.
Games will take place at multiple sport venues throughout Las Cruces and New Mexico State University.
As the mission of the New Mexico Senior Olympics Organization is to highlight active aging and senior sports, everyone 50+ has the opportunity to still register for the ’23 State Summer Games. The sports include Air Gun, Archery, Badminton, Basketball Free-throw, 3 Point Shot, Cornhole, Billiards, Track & Field, Golf, Horseshoes, Pickleball, Powerwalk, Shuffleboard, Dance and Talent and Swimming, with many more.
Seniors compete in five-year age divisions, starting at 50-54 and ending with 95-99. The Game schedule is available at nmseniorolympics.org and registration is available online. Registration is $60 for up to five sports and will remain open until May 15. You can also register by phone by calling 1-888-623-6676, during normal business hours Monday through Friday.
Pre-pandemic, the Summer Games attracted more than 1,100 senior participants.
It’s time to lace up the shoes, get back in the pool, pick up the racket and play.
For more information on Senior Olympics, including the playing rules, visit the website.
Every other year, the Summer Games qualify New Mexico seniors for the National Seniors Games. The Senior Olympics are funded in part by the N.M. Department of Aging and Long-Term Services. NMSO is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization headquartered in Roswell; Cecilia Acosta is the executive director.
YOUTH SPORTS CAMPS COMING UP
Summer youth hoops camps back in RR
Rio Rancho High School boys’ basketball coach Wally Salata is already looking forward to his 14 annual Rio Rancho Rams basketball summer youth camps, coming up in late May and June.
Each camp stresses the fundamentals of the game and is for boys and girls going into kindergarten through ninth grade in August.
Each session runs from 9 a.m. to noon each day and costs $125 in advance, $150 for walk-ups.
The sessions are set for May 30-June 2; June 19-23; and June 26-30.
Campers will learn the basic skills and fundamentals needed, with 5-on-5 action every day, Campers will receive a camp T-shirt and a basketball.
To register, visit rioranchocamps.net.
For additional information, contact Salata at [email protected].
CHS girls hoops camp
Cleveland High School is holding a “next Level” basketball skills camp for boys and girls heading into grades 3-9 in the 2023-24 school year.
Camp 1: May 30-June 1: camppros.com/register/preview.aspx?OrgId=276
Camp 2: June 12-14: camppros.com/register/preview.aspx?OrgId=276
Both camps, with discount: camppros.com/register/preview.aspx?OrgId=276
Camp cost is $90 for one week or $165 for both weeks. Go to
clevelandcamps.net to register online. Walk-in registrations are May 30 and June 12 at 8 a.m. in the CHS gym. (No discounts apply to walk-in registration.)
If you have any questions, contact coach Susan Kubala at [email protected] or 505-550-2523.
Spring baseball camp for kids at RRHS
The U.S. Baseball Academy’s Training Program is making another stop at Rio Rancho High School this spring, and registration is already filling up.
The four-day camp takes place June 12-15 and is a full-day camp for boys and girls ages 7-15.
The camp includes skill training during the morning session, a lunch break, and then afternoon sessions will focus on competition drills, situational baseball games and even a wiffleball world series.
Campers will receive a T-shirt and certificate and be eligible to win Nike prizes.
RRHS baseball coach Ron Murphy, New Mexico’s leader in victories, will operate the camp.
For more information, call 866-622-4487 or visit USBaseballAcademy.com.
CHS holds tennis camp
Cleveland High School is holding a tennis camp for kids ages 7-15 June 20-21 on the school’s courts.
It will take place June 20-21 from 9 a.m. to noon both days.
Check in on the first day is 8:30.
The cost is $75 for those pre-registered and includes a snack and T-shirt. The cost is $85 for the drop-ins.
Payments for pre-registration should be made at
For more information, contact CHS tennis coach Diana LaCour at 505-720-9922 or [email protected].