New Mexico Activities Association Unveils Sports Schedule

Hilltopper volleyball practice continues to prepare for an Oct. 5 start. Kenia Macias bumps a ball as Elizabeth Atencio backs her up. Cross country and golf also continue practice for a Sept. 14 start.  Contact sports practices have been delayed. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

NMAA Executive Director Sally Marquez

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New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) Executive Director Sally Marquez has been working with members to create a modified calendar that will allow all school sports to be played in the 2020-2021 season, while also limiting the overlap between each season so that athletes can still participate in multiple sports.

Wednesday, the NMAA unveiled its tentative schedule for sports for the 2020-21 school year.

List of sports start and end dates:

  • Cross Country Start: Sept. 14; championships: Nov. 13-14
  • Golf (fall/spring) Start: Sept. 14; championships: June 21-22
  • Volleyball Start: Oct. 5; championships: Dec. 4-12
  • Basketball Start: Jan. 4; championships: March 1-13
  • Swimming/Diving Start: Jan. 4; championships: March 13 and 20
  • Spirit Start: to be determined; championships: March 26-27
  • Soccer Start: Feb. 15; championships: April 12-17
  • Football Start: Feb. 22; championships: April 23-May 8
  • Wrestling Start: April 5; championships: June 7-12
  • Baseball Start: April 5; championships: June 21-26
  • Softball Start: April 5; championships: June 21-26
  • Golf (spring) Start: April 5; championships: June 21-22
  • Tennis Start: April 5; championships: June 14-19
  • Track and Field Start: April 5; championships: June 17-19 (Classes 1A-3A) and June 24-26 (Classes 4A and 5A)
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