Monday Morning News presented by Final Forms
October 31 – Swimming & Diving & Spirit Competitions Begin
October 31 – Wrestling Practice Begins
October 31 – Mid School/Jr. High Basketball Start Date
November 1 – State Soccer Semifinals
November 4-5 – 3A-6A Football 1st Round
November 4-5 – 2A Football Quarterfinals
November 4-5 – State Soccer Finals
November 4-5 – 6-Man & 8-Man Football Semifinals
November 5 – State Cross Country
November 6 – Volleyball Brackets Released
IN THE NEWS:
NMAA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
NMAA Foundation Scholarships are awarded to students from NMAA member schools who, through the application/nomination process, demonstrate excellence in athletics, activities, academics, and character. The deadline to submit applications is Wednesday, February 1, 2023. For more information, please contact Chris Kedge at 505-923-3276. Click here for information regarding NMAA Foundation Scholarships. Applications are now open.
VOLLEYBALL COACHES INPUT FORMS
Seeding and selection for the 2022 Rudy’s Real Texas Bar-B-Q Volleyball State Championships will take place Sunday, November 6. Coaches Input Forms and the District Placement Forms must be submitted no later than 8 a.m. in order to be included. WATCH the Selection Show at NMACT.org at approximately 3 p.m. on the home page.
SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKETS UPDATED
The 2022 Fuddruckers State Championship brackets have been updated following the first round and quarterfinals this past week. Semifinals for A-3A are Nov. 1, while the 4A-5A semifinals will be played on Nov. 2. Please click the links below to view the brackets for each classification.
2A-6A FOOTBALL BRACKETS RELEASED; 6-MAN & 8-MAN FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKETS UPDATED
The 2022 Nuesenda Credit Union 2A-6A State Football Championship bracket were released this past weekend, as well the 6-Man & 8-Man brackets were updated following the quarterfinals. Please click the link below to view the brackets.
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TICKETS AVALIABLE
Tickets for the 2022 Nuesenda Credit Union State Football Championships (all round), and the 2022 Western Sky Community Care State Cross Country Championships are now available. The 2022 Fuddruckers State Soccer Championship tickets will go on sale November 3rd. To get your tickets visit: gofan.co/nmaa
TEAM PHOTO POSTING DEADLINES
Per NMAA bylaw 3.9.3, team photos must be posted to MaxPreps team pages for Cross Country, Football, Soccer and Volleyball. These photos should be posted at least three weeks prior to the beginning of the State Championships. Failure to do so will subject the school to a $250.00 fine per program.
DRAGONFLY & MAXPREPS SCHEDULE CHECK
Athletic Directors, please go into your DragonFly and MaxPreps accounts and make sure that your football, volleyball and soccer schedules match. It is extremely important for scheduling officials, seeding & selection and MaxPreps rankings. Also make sure those schedules match any schedule posted on your school website.
Reminder to input your final score into MaxPreps as soon as possible, following your contest. Having an accurate schedule on MaxPreps with the final score is vital to the seeding & selection process for State Championships.
COMPETE WITH CLASS SCHOLARSHIP
The New Mexico Activities Association, in conjunction with the NMAA Foundation, will be awarding a maximum of eight (8) $1,000 Compete with Class scholarships during the 2022-2023 school year. Awards will be given to students that best exemplify the three pillars of the Compete with Class sportsmanship initiative – Respect, Integrity, and Responsibility. Recipients will be selected by the NMAA Foundation Board of Directors based on recommendations from the NMAA and its member schools.