Local sports events
Former WNMU golfer and assistant Coach Calum Hill will be a participant in the 118th US Open Golf Championship next week in Southampton, NY. The 23-year-old Scotland native birdied the last hole of the Sectional qualifier Tuesday at Canoe Brook Country Club in New Jersey to record an impressive -7 total for the 36 holes event while competing against some of the best golfers and professionals in the country.
Hill's -7 score placed him in a tie for first with Cameron Wilson. The top 5 players in the field of 81 earned a spot in the U.S. Open. Hill began the day in a tie for 3rd, 2 strokes back of the leader. His 68 was the 2nd best score on the North Course.
Amarion Cash certainly put together quite the campaign this past year and throughout his career while being a member of the Mountain Pointe High School Pride in Phoenix. Cash will bring all of his strong accolades to the Western New Mexico University men's basketball team after signing a National Letter of Intent.
"I am very excited to welcome Amarion to the Mustang family. He is a long, athletic guard who can impact a game in different ways," Head Coach Matt Enriquez said. "He will have a big impact on our program. Amarion has the potential of having a lot of success at the college level. I look forward to coaching him over the next four years."
Hunter Conn, from Mesilla Valley Christian School in Las Cruces, will look to bring an all-around game and impressive numbers to the Western New Mexico University men's basketball program.
"Hunter is a great all-around player. He is ability to score in different ways will be a huge asset for us," Head Coach Matt Enriquez said. "He had tremendous success at the high school level and I expect him to progress into a really good player for us over the next four years."
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."
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