It’s going to be a busy week in sports.
Carlsbad’s boys and girls both lost to Hobbs last Saturday in the final round of the district basketball tournament, but their strong records still earned both teams a spot in the playoffs. The girls picked up the No. 7 seed and will host Cleveland on Friday at 6 p.m. The boys landed a No. 10 seed will play Rio Rancho on Saturday in Rio Rancho. Hobbs has the No. 4 seed on the boys side and the No. 2 seed on the girls side.
All tickets are being sold through Go Fan. The NMAA will be setting up links and we will help share them. Please visit https://www.nmact.org/sports/basketball/ for more bracket information.
This week’s complete high school sports schedule includes JV golf, tennis, softball, track and baseball. The Ralph Bowyer Invitational track meet is scheduled for Friday. Carlsbad’s varsity baseball team hosts Centennial on Friday and the Cavegirl softball team hosts on Tuesday. Coach Cody May has returned to the helm of the Cavemen baseball program. Best of luck to all of our Cavemen and Cavegirl athletes.
Thank you to athletic director Greg Haston for doing a great job organizing all of these schedules.
Several of our city facilities will also be celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss.
The Riverwalk Recreation Complex has Dr. Seuss activities scheduled all week, beginning with games on Monday. Tuesday will involve a “One Fish, Two Fish” craft, nachos and story time. Wednesday will feature a movie, punch and craft. Green Eggs and Ham burritos will be served on Thursday, and there will also be a craft and story time. Don’t miss the costume contest as well. All activities will run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Recreation Complex, 400 Riverwalk Drive. For more information, please call 887-2702.
The Carlsbad Public Library will also have a birthday celebration for Dr. Seuss from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday at the library children’s department. Our library is located at 101 S. Halagueno St.
If you didn’t catch it, KOAT’s John Wooten feature aired again on Sunday. You can also watch it at the link below.
One interesting fact- Carlsbad’s schools desegregated in 1951, three years before the “Brown vs. Board of Education” Supreme Court ruling. It is so nice to see John Wooten, now 85, receiving some of the coverage he greatly deserves, and we’re glad that the program focused on both his football career and his civil rights effort.
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway