SANTA FE, N.M. — A look back at the top sports stories in northern New Mexico
MOVING FORWARD: It’s full steam ahead for the Santa Fe Little League after a productive meeting Sunday saw several community members volunteer as board members.
“We had quite a few people turn out,” said Gary Flores, one of the league’s vice presidents. “We had a few more people come in and new people to come on the board to help us out. We’re going to make it.”
Registration starts Feb. 10 at the Santa Fe Place Mall and will continue every Saturday throughout the month.
“We’re moving forward,” Flores said. “We’re going to charter more teams and more players than we did last year.”
The league was in some trouble after president Paul Grace unexpectedly died in December.
CELEBRATING VICTORIES: Pecos girls basketball coach Ron Drake, one of the deans of the New Mexico coaching ranks, achieved his 600th career victory last week when the Panthers beat Desert Academy/Santa Fe Waldorf.
And former Santa Fe High School girls hoops coach Elmer Chavez reached the 400-win plateau when Mescalero Apache beat Lordsburg 49-47 last week.
UPCOMING THINGS TO SEE OR DO
SKIING: Local enthusiasts will have a chance to ski with a Carson National Forest Ranger today from 1-2 p.m. at Sipapu Ski Resort. Explore blue and green runs while discussing the national forest and ecosystem services, including wildlife, clean water, safe recreation, history and forest management. Similar events will be available on the next four Fridays, as well. For more information, see goo.gl/ZDKXe5.
RUNNING: If you’re feeling a little crazy, the Corrida de los Locos 5-mile cross-country race is Saturday at the Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe Golf Course. For information or to register online, see newmexicosportsonline.com.
LIFEGUARD: Folks looking to become a lifeguard, or to recertify, can obtain certification free March 19-23 at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center. A pre-test is required. For more information, contact Abby Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.