New Mexico coaching legend, Lou Henson, dies at 88

New Mexico coaching legend, Lou Henson, dies at 88

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The sports world lost legendary Louis “Lou” Ray Henson on July 25, 2020 in his home of Champaign, Illinois. Henson was 88 years old and had been suffering from Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He was diagnosed in 2003 and had faced many medical issues as a result. It was this diagnosis and the other issues that stemmed from it that finally pushed Henson to retire from coaching basketball for good in 2005.

Hook-A-Kid On Golf

GRANTS, N.M. - The Hook-A-Kid On Golf program has been a part of the City of Grants Recreation Department’s summer activities for years, and it has been enjoyed by many. For some, it even led to the beginning of a future career. Kim Garduño, manager of Coyote Del Malpais Golf Course, actually participated in the Hook-A-Kid On Golf program as a youngster, that was the start of her interest in all things golf.

NMAA guidance for return to play

On Thursday, the New Mexico Activities Association Board of Directors passed – by a vote of 8-4 – that during 2020, summer activities can begin on June 15. If a school/school district opts to allow for summer activities to take place, the guidelines produced by the NMAA must be followed. These guidelines are based on the public health orders set by the Governor of New Mexico and will be updated accordingly. Schools/school districts can implement a later start date and/or stricter guideline.


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