Local sports events

The Western New Mexico University volleyball team will be holding a camp August 2-4 that will feature a pair of sessions for grades 4-8 and grades 9-12.

The camp will be open to grades 4-8 that will take place from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and will cost $50 and will include a t-shirt. The second session will be for grades 9-12 and will have two times from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and then a second afternoon session from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. The cost for that session will be $80 and will include a t-shirt.

Tony Avalos, from Onate High School in Las Cruces, will bring both a strong work ethic and classroom prowess to the Western New Mexico University men's basketball team after signing to join the Mustangs.

"Tony is going to be a great player for us over the next four years. He is tough as nails and has the ability to make his teammates better," Head Coach Matt Enriquez said. "He is a true point guard with excellent court vision. His work ethic is unmatched and I am excited about the opportunity to coach him."

The Western New Mexico University basketball teams will be holding a free basketball camp June 25-28 inside Drag's Court on the campus of WNMU. Deadline to signup for the camp will be June 20.

There will be two divisions, with division I taking place June 25-26 in the morning from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., along with an afternoon session from 12:30 until 2:30 p.m.

Challenger Sports have teamed up with Grant County Youth Soccer Organization (GCYSO) to bring the most popular soccer camp program in the country to this community.

It's not too late to sign up for next week. Please use the following link to sign up.


Challenger’s British Soccer Camp will take place in Silver City. With programs for all ages and abilities, local players will be coached by one of Challenger’s 1,100 International soccer coaches.

Gabi Lau, originally from University Lab High School in Hawaii, spent the past year playing at Irvine Valley College in California, will transfer in for the final two years of her career to Western New Mexico University.

"Gabi will be a fan favorite from day one. She was one of the best floor defenders in the country in junior college this season," Head Coach Jim Callender said. "She constantly makes plays that make you question, 'how did she do that?.' Gabi is relentless, the ultimate go-getter, and will not be denied. She runs the show on defense and is a true floor general. She has attitude, swagger, and confidence for days and I can't wait to work with her."

Sarah Campoli, originally from Azle High School in Weatherford, Texas, spent the past two seasons playing for Western Texas College and will be an incoming junior for the Western New Mexico University volleyball team.

"Sarah will focus exclusively on running the offense here at WNMU, and will do so with tremendous athleticism. Her physicality allows her to move the ball around and will help us keep our offense diversified," Head Coach Jim Callender said. "Additionally, her physicality at the net will provide an added benefit to what she already brings to the table. She is a phenomenal defender as well from the setting position, which is what I was looking for in recruiting setters. Adding Sarah to our setting with returner Sophie Mitchell and new recruit Madelynn Culp will provide an arsenal of offense that will build on this year's successes."

Sophomore Pedro De La Vega wrapped up his first postseason experience on Wednesday at the West/South Central Regional that took place at the par 71, 6,805 yard La Paloma Golf Club. De La Vega finished with a 78 during the final round and tied for 68th.

De La Vega carded rounds of 76-73-78 for a 227. Again starting out on the back-nine, he found his first birdie on the par-five, hole 17. He added another pair of birdies on holes two and six, both par fives as well. For the tournament he posted a 3.92 scoring average on par-three, 4.18 on par-four and 4.67 on par-five. He compiled 22 pars and added 10 birdies.

Maggie Roe, originally from Boulder City High School in Nevada, is coming off of a season in which she helped lead her team to the state tournament for the first time in 28 years. She inked her name to join the Western New Mexico University volleyball team for the 2018 year.

"Maggie Roe became a Mustang in this early signing period. A right side/setter from Nevada, she comes to us with tremendous potential. Her height, agility, and speed make her a threat on the block and attack," Head Coach Jim Callender said. "The thing that sets Maggie apart is her work ethic and attitude. She is a tremendous worker, and while she is merely scratching the ceiling of her potential, this blue collar hard-working attitude will propel her to be a top performer sooner rather than later. Her outgoing personality will be infectious in our gym and we are thrilled as a staff to bring her on board."

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