Sport Equipment

NMAA Board of Directors votes unanimously to start latest sports calendar on Feb. 22

FARMINGTON — After Monday’s lengthy discussion weighing multiple factors in starting up sports, the New Mexico Activities Association Board of Directors voted unanimously to allow the latest sports calendar to get underway on Feb. 22.



a group of men playing a game of football: Aztec's Marcquis Henry fires a pass down the middle against Bernalillo during a 4A state football playoff game on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Fred Cook Memorial Stadium in Aztec. The NMAA Board of Directors voted unanimously to allow the latest sports calendar to begin on Feb. 22, starting with football, cross country and volleyball.


© File photo by Matt Hollinshead/The Daily Times
Aztec’s Marcquis Henry fires a pass down the middle against Bernalillo during a 4A state football playoff game on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Fred Cook Memorial Stadium in Aztec. The NMAA Board of Directors voted unanimously to allow the latest sports calendar to begin on Feb. 22, starting with football, cross country and volleyball.

Football, cross country and volleyball would begin practicing on Feb. 22, while soccer would start on March 1.

The revised calendar was approved with the understanding that the NMAA and schools would have to be flexible with the schedule as the season progresses.

NMAA Executive Director Sally Marquez said the soccer season

Read More

Cross-country becomes first county sport to hold practice

SALINAS — Nearly a year after the pandemic shut down all sports in  California and Monterey County, cross-country has become the first sport in the region to return to practice.



a group of people playing a game of frisbee: Cross-country has become the first high school sport in the region to return to practice. (Monterey Herald file)


© Provided by Monterey Herald
Cross-country has become the first high school sport in the region to return to practice. (Monterey Herald file)

Palma began practicing Monday with close to 15 runners signed up, while Carmel will have its first official cross country practice Wednesday. Monterey is also slated to announce the start of practice this week.

In addition, King City, which has finished in the top five in the state in Division IV the past two years in boys cross-country, will start practice on Feb. 22.

“We’re trying to get kids out and doing stuff,” Palma athletic director Rob Bishop said. “Cross-country is a sport that can happen in our color tier. Let’s get them going.”

Based on the

Read More

IHSA sports lineup doesn’t include bowling in Peoria area

PEORIA — While high school bowling is thriving in various parts of Illinois, the Tri-County area has been a virtual high school bowling desert for years.

According to IHSA archives, there have only been a handful of teams from Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford counties that have competed in the sport.

Bowling recently has been deemed a low-risk and safe sport by the IHSA, so student-athletes can start practicing and competing this season immediately. But there doesn’t seem to be the required interest to get the ball rolling, so to speak, in Peoria.

Interest for high school bowling in Peoria?

“What it would take is just some intense interest,” Peoria High athletic director Brien Dunphy said. “In the past we’ve had a club, so some kids have been able to participate. That’s kind of drifted away as interest has waned.

“There’s not a lot of expense — bowling fees, some

Read More

Michigan Boxing loses their appeal to be reinstated as a club sport

This past December, after a 10-month battle with the University of Michigan both the Office of Risk Management and Recreational Sports, the historic Michigan Boxing Club was at last stripped of its club-status after losing its appeal. 

Just as the COVID-19 pandemic forced classes to go online in March, the University decided to remove the club-status from both the Michigan Boxing and Taekwondo teams due to the possible risk of student-athletes incurring head injuries in both sports.

Once the shocking news arrived to the boxing team, club members, coaches and alumni began organizing their appeal of the decision. Granted an extension of the original deadline on Apr. 1, they had more time to prepare their defense.

On Oct. 1, a 60-page report was submitted to the University, featuring countless studies about the sport, a long list of health and safety rules and guidelines already in place and arguments about the

Read More