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 In General News, Press Releases

March 12-16 – State Basketball Championships
March 14 – NMAA Hall of Fame Banquet
March 14 – NMADA General Meeting
March 15 – NMAA Reunion Banquet
March 15-16 – TSA
March 20-26 – NMAA Office Closed
March 21-23 – FCCLA


The New Mexico Activities Association would like to advise the public of important information pertaining to the 2019 NMAA State Basketball Championships. First Round winners have advanced to the Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Finals, which will be played March 12-16 in the Albuquerque metro area. Dreamstyle Arena will play host to the majority of the tournament, with all state championship finals being played on Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16.  Rio Rancho’s Santa Ana Star Center and Bernalillo High School will host games Tuesday, March 12 – Thursday, March 14 (see NMAA website for specific bracket information.) The University of New Mexico will charge $5.00 for parking for all vehicles.  Parking is free at the Santa Ana Star Center and Bernalillo High School. Due to new security protocols at Dreamstyle Arena, it is recommended that spectators arrive early as metal detectors and bag screenings are now required processes for entry to the facility.

Ticket prices vary during the tournament depending on the facility.

Bernalillo HS
$5.00 Students/ Seniors/ Military
$10.00 Adults

Santa Ana Star Center
$5.00 Students/ Seniors/ Military
$10.00 Adults

Dreamstyle Arena
$5.00 Students/ Seniors/ Military (General Admission)
$10.00 Adults (General Admission)
$15.00 Reserved Chair back

* Pre-sale tickets for games at Dreamstyle Arena can be purchased by calling 505.925.LOBO or by logging onto

* Tournament passes will be sold until Monday, March 11 at 3:00 PM at the NMAA or by calling 505.923.3110. Tournament passes are $135 and provide re-entry privileges throughout the tournament, as well as a reserved seat at The Pit.

The NFHS Network will offer all quarterfinal, semifinal and championship games LIVE online for a subscription fee with prices starting at $9.95.  Fans should go to to sign up today; fans are also encouraged to sign up early to get their access code to avoid missing any of the games.

The NMAA Board of Directors is asking member middle schools and high schools to vote on several referenda items approved at the February 20 Board Meeting. The ballots are available by clicking the links below. Please take the time to carefully review these items and to complete, sign, and return the ballots by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

High School Referenda
Middle/Junior High Referenda

In an effort to establish and sustain the Compete with Class initiative, the NMAA will be highlighting acts of sportsmanship through various awards and recognition programs during the 2018-2019 school year.  In order to do this, our office NEEDS YOUR HELP!  Acts of sportsmanship by individuals, coaches, officials, administrators, spectators, or teams as a whole should be reported to the NMAA office as they occur.  Photos of these acts would also be appreciated.  Send your nominations to J.P. Murrieta at

Coaches and athletic directors, we are encouraging all of you to help us spread the positive news about high school athletics.  If you have a Twitter account, please email us with your Twitter handle so we can follow you.  If your school or athletic program doesn’t have a twitter account, I highly recommend signing up for one.  It’s free and real easy to use and it’s become a simple way for keeping in touch with others involved in your program and getting your message out.  You can let us know your social media information by sending us an email to


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