January 2018


College Sports
Horse Sports
Motor sports
Runs and Walks
Leagues and Classes
Motor sports
Winter sports

Menu of this month's listings, stories and columns


Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission and parking are free. Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.
  Live racing is Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday through April 17. Post time for the season is 12:30 p.m. Nine races will be carded each day.
Stakes races:
• Sunday, Jan. 7: Albert Dominguez Memorial Handicap
• Sunday, Jan. 14: The Shue Fly, Winsham Lad Handicap
• Sunday, Jan. 21: Red Hedeman Mile, the Enchantress Stakes
• Saturday, Jan. 27: KOFX-Radio Handicap  
• Sunday, Jan. 28: Riley Allison Derby, Doña Ana County race, El Paso Times Stakes.

El Paso Golf Hall of Fame Dinner — The gala dinner is 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, at El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place. Ticket information and purchases: Rita Aguilar Lacey, 781-2739.
  This year’s inductees are Cameron Doan, Rich Mayo and Jennifer Delgadillo. 
  Doan is the longtime head professional at the prestigious Preston Trail Golf Club outside Dallas. A four-time All-State player for Roswell (NM) High School, he won the 3-A state title in 1985 and lost in a playoff in 1986. He played collegiately for UTEP and served as head professional at El Paso Country Club. At Preston Trail, Doan has qualified for the PGA Tour’s AT&T Byron Nelson Championship three times. 
  Mayo is an El Paso native who attended Andress High School where he played varsity golf for four years and was named both All City and All District in 1986 and 1987. Mayo played three years at UTEP before transferring to the University of Oklahoma for his senior season. Mayo is a veteran and top finisher of local tournaments, and also has paired with Scott McCarron to win five times on PGA Champions Tour.
  Delgadillo is a native El Pasoan who played high school golf at Irvin. Delgadillo won four junior events and earned a scholarship to UTEP where she earned All Conference Honors in 1996. She has won the City Women’s Championship in 2008 and 2016, plus numerous runner-up finishes. She has qualified for 9 USGA women’s Mid-Am events and three USGA Pub Links Championships.

El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s new Major Arena Soccer League team’s game are at the El Paso County Coliseum. Individual tickets: $12 general admission; $20 box seating; kids admitted free with purchase of adult ticket. Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com or on Facebook and Twitter.
Home games:
• 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12: Hermosillo Soles de Sonora
• 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19: Turlock Express
• 7:35 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25: Monterrey Flash
• 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3: Rio Grande Valley Barracudas

Special Olympics Figure Skating — The 2018 figure skating competition begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Hospitals of Providence Events Center, 4100 Paisano (at County Coliseum). Spectator admission is free. Information: 533-8229 or on Facebook at SOTX19.

El Paso Rhinos - El Paso's Junior League ice hockey team hosts the Dallas Snipers at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26-28, at Hospitals of Providence Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $30 balcony; $25 glass seats; $15 center line; $10 bluelines; $7 goal lines, $5 general admission. Free admission to active military with ID. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.

World Featherweight Championship — El Paso’s Jennifer Han will defend her world boxing title against Lizbeth Crespo at the championship boxing event at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $25-$100.(Ticketmaster).

WWE Live Road to WrestleMania — The professional wrestling event returns at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, to UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $15-$100 (Ticketmaster).
  Headline bout is the WWE Championship Match: WWE Champion A.J. Styles vs. Randy Orton vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kevini Owens vs. Sami Zayn.
  Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair, Naomi and Becky Lynch take on the Riott Squad. Various other WWE stars will be featured.

Tuff Hedeman West Texas Shootout — The 12th annual Casa Ford Tuff Hedeman Championship Challenge bull riding event is at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. Tickets: $10-$75; VIP seating available (Ticketmaster). Information: 534-4329 or CBRbull.com.

Monster Jam – The Monster Truck show is 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3-4, at Sun Bowl Stadium. Tickets: $15 ($50 collector’s ticket); ages 2 and older must have tickets (Ticketmaster). Information: monsterjam.com.

Luchas Frontera — Lucha Libre wrestling sets are 8 p.m. every Friday at El Paso County Coliseum Pavilion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Come see the biggest names in wrestling as Lucha Frontera from the NEW superstars. Tickets: $12 ($5 kids) in advance; $15 ($7 kids) at the door. Information: 850-4002 or emptypocketsentertainment.com

College Sports

UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners’ home games are at the Don Haskins Center. Games are 7 p.m., except as listed. Call or check website for ticket prices. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• Saturday, Dec. 30: Rice
• Thursday, Jan. 11: Florida Atlantic
• Saturday, Jan. 13: FIU
• Thursday, Feb. 1: WKU
• Saturday, Feb. 3: Marshall

UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home games are in the Don Haskins Center. Ticket information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan 11: Charlotte
• Noon Saturday, Jan. 13: Middle Tennessee
• 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18: Florida Atlantic, 7 p.m.
• Friday, Feb. 2: UAB, 7 p.m.

Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey team, 2016-17 Texas Collegiate Hockey Conference Champions, hosts home games at Hospitals of Providence Events Center, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $7-$20. Information: 491-7879, info@mindershockey.com, or minershockey.com.
• 11 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 9-10, University of Texas
• 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20-21: Texas State
• 11 a.m. Friday and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2-3: East Texas Baptist University.

UTEP Tennis — UTEP’s home tennis matches are at El Paso Tennis Club, 2510 N. St. Vrain (in Arroyo Park). Admission is free. Information: 747-5347 or utepathletics.com.
• Saturday, Jan. 20: Western New Mexico. Noon
• Friday, Feb. 2: Abilene Christian University. 2 p.m.
• Sunday, Feb. 4: Northern Arizona University. 10 a.m.

Tejanos baseball — The Tejanos of El Paso Community College plays home games at the Valle Verde Campus Baseball Field, off Hunter. Games begin at 11 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is free. Information: 831-2275 or epcc.edu/athletics.
Jan. 26-27: Scottsdale Community College
Feb. 2-3: Pima Community College

Tejanas softball - The EPCC Tejanas host Barton Community College at 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2-3 at the Valle Verde Softball Field. All games are doubleheaders. Admission is free. Information: 831-2275 or epcc.edu/Athletics. Softball office: 831-2367.

NMSU Men’s Basketball — Home games are at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces. Ticket information (575) 646-1447 or nmstatesports.com.
• 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18: Seattle U
• 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20: Utah Valley
• 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30: Northern New Mexico
• 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3: UT Rio Grande Valley

NMSU Women’s Basketball — Home games are at Pan Am Center in Las Cruces. Ticket information: (575) 646-1447 or nmstatesports.com.
• 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29: US Santa Barbara
• 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31: Western New Mexico
• 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6: Chicago State
• 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11: Grand Canyon
• 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13: CSU Bakersfield
• Noon Saturday, Jan. 27: UMKC



El Paso Puzzler
— The 11th annual endurance mountain bike race is 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 14 at Bowen Ranch’s Round House, 2.6 miles north of US54 on Martin Luther King Jr. (FM 3255). Mountain bike races of 13, 35 and 50 miles offered. Hosted by the Border Mountain Bike Association. Registration: $70 for 13- and, $75 for 35-mile race; $80 for 50-mile race. Deadline is Jan. 10. Information: 433-1752, elpasopuzzler.com or on Facebook at El Paso Puzzler Mountain Bike Race.
  Registration at newmexicosportsonline.com.
  Packet pick up is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, and 7 to 7:30 a.m. on race day at the race venue.

El Paso Bicycle Club — All rides are free and open to the public; helmets required. Information: elpasobicycleclub.com. Ride schedule at meetup.com/ElPasobicycleClub. Repeat riders are encouraged to become a member of the club; dues are $18 a year or $25 per family ($30/$40 for two years). Join at elpasobicycleclub.com.

EP Cyclists — The bicycle group offers rides for all levels. Weekend rides offer options of various paces and distances. Starting times and locations are posted at facebook.com/epcyclist. For more information: Manny Valadez, 861-2311 or epcyclists.com.

Ride Your Bicycle El Paso — Chuck's Bicycle Repair, 2625 Missouri, hosts Tuesday night rides at 7 p.m. Lights and helmets required. Information: 791-2006, zlauser@yahoo.com or Facebook.


Horse Sports

Recreational Sports

Mini Sports Basketball League — The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department registration runs through Jan. 6 for the next co-ed Mini Sports Basketball League for ages 3-7 offered at all city recreation centers. Jan. 3-March 3. The program teaches teamwork, skill development, understanding sportsmanship while providing a safe and fun environment. Registration fee: $40 per child. Youth scholarships available. Information: 212-0393 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
  A coaches and parents meeting is planned for Jan. 10, at the recreation center where each player registered, with games played 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

Polar Plunge — The 7th annual “Freezin’ for a Reason” cold weather swim benefiting Special Olympics Texas-El Paso Area 19, is 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Cost: $60 ($30 17 and younger). Information: 533-8229 or sotx.org.  
  All money raised used to support year-round training and competitions for the more than 2,000 athletes in the Greater El Paso area.

Disc Golf Ice Bowl — El Paso Disc Golf Club will hold its 4th annual El Paso Ice Bowl, with tee off is 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Lionel Forti Park, 1225 Giles. All levels of players welcome. Proceeds go to El Pasoans Fighting Hunger. Entry fee: $30 at elpasoansfightinghunger.com (write “Ice Bowl” in memo box). Information: Victor Villalobos (tournament director)Vvillalobos43@gmail.com.
  Player pack, event shirt and disc, for each player registered by Feb. 1. Lunch and drinks will be provided. Player meeting at 9 a.m. Tournament is 2 rounds of 18. Second round will be an alternate course.
  The El Paso Disc Golf Club hosts mini-tournaments on the first and third Saturday of each month. All levels of play welcome; no entry fee. Format may be singles or doubles depending on number of players. January dates are Jan. 6 and 20. Location, other information: El Paso Disc Golf on Facebook.

Archery classes for beginners — The Archers of El Paso Club hosts two-hour supervised shooting classes 9 to 11 a.m. every Saturday at the Archers of El Paso Range, in Northeast El Paso off Martin Luther King at Stan Roberts. Bows and arrows provided for the seminar. Youth and adults age 7 and older welcome; parents must be present for kids age 16 and younger. Reservations required; limited number of spaces available each month. Cost: $20. Information, reservations: Ricardo Urias, 487-8199 or r.uri2000@yahoo.com.mx (specify name, phone number, age, right or left handed).

Wednesday Night Trap Shooting League — El Paso Skeet and Trap Club, 9817 Alameda El Paso host a weekly trap shooting league at 5 p.m. Wednesdays. Non-members are welcome to participate. Cost: $12. Information: 494-6665 or elpasoskeetandtrapclub.com

Motor Sports

Running events

Monahans Sandhills Resolution Run — The 5K, 10K, 1-mile health walk and beginner run is 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Monahans Sandhills State Park, off of IH20 in Monahans, Texas. Closed course; no vehicle traffic. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Registration: $25 ($20 age 12 and younger). Registration at active.com.

YWCA Race Against Racism – The 9th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day 10K and 5K race and 1-mile family fun walk is 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at the Mary Ann Dodson Camp, 4400 Boy Scout Lane. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663; or YWCA, 533-2311. Cost: $20 ($25 race day); $15 military and students ($20 race day). Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pick up is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa. Race day registration and packet pick up is 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. at the race site.
  Free pancake breakfast for all participants. Non-racer tickets: $5 ($3 children under 12).

Super Scholar Run — Clint ISD’s 8th annual 5K run and 1 mile walk and Health Fair is 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Horizon Middle School, 400 N. Kenazo in Horizon City. Registration by Jan 5: $20 per event ($25 on race day). Race day registration is 7:15 to 7:45 a.m. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pick-up: noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at Up and Running, 1475 George Dieter, Suite O.

Fort Bliss Half Marathon — The 13-mile race is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Soto Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 20751 Constitution on East Fort Bliss. Cost: $35 half-marathon ($10 active duty soldiers). Information: 744-5785 or 744-5794.
  A Family 5K is also planned; pets may participate.
  Half marathon advance entry fee is $10 active duty for the half marathon, $35 for others. 5K entry is $10 for all runners. Registration at either Soto, Stout or Milam PFC or raceroster.com through Jan. 18.  
  Late registration and packet pick-up is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 20, 6 to 7 a.m. Jan. 21 at Soto PFC. Late fee is $10.

Square Ledge Trail Runs — The 4.5, 9, 13.5 and 19-mile trail runs are 8:10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Don Haskins Recreation Center at High Ridge Park, 7400 High Ridge. Fees (by Jan 23) $25 4.5 and 9 mile; $30 13.5 and 19 miles. Fees (after Jan. 23) $30 4.5 and 9 mile; $40 13.5 and 19 miles. Military and team discounts available. No race day registration. Information: 581-9541. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Super Bowl Sunday Run — The Las Cruces Running Club will host the 6th annual 1-mile fun run, 5K and 5-mile race Sunday, Feb. 4, at Centennial High School, 1950 Sonoma Ranch Road. Entry fee is $25 (1-mile fun run is free for under age 12). Registration at 7:30 p.m.; fun run at 8:45 a.m. and 5-mile and 5K at 9 a.m. Domino’s post-race party for participants. Registration: $20 online through Jan. 4; $25 Jan. 5-Feb. 2. Free for kids fun run. Register at lascrucesrunningclub.com. Information: register@lascrucesrunningclub.com.

Cupid’s Chase 5K — The 5K run benefiting Community Options is 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Old Mesilla Plaza, 2114 Calle de Santiago in Mesilla. Information at cupidschase.org.

Loretto Academy Nun Run — The 5K competitive run, and noncompetitive walk is 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Loretto Academy, 1300 Hardaway. Part of More Than a Marathon Series. Entry fee is $20 through Jan. 20, $30 after. Information: 566-8400 or raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Pre-event registration and packet pickup is noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 at the Loretto Academy High School Foyer, second floor.
  Race day registration is 7 to 8 a.m. in the Loretto Gym.

Springfoot El Paso Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K — The annual races are Sunday, Feb. 18. Information: elpasomarathon.org.
  Registration (through Feb. 17) is $110 for the Marathon, $75 for the Half Marathon; and $40 for the 5K; and 10 for a kids dash. Entry fees at the Race Expo the day before the race go up $10.  
  The marathon route begins at 7 a.m. the Hospitals of Providence East Campus, 3280 Joe Battle and ends at Southwest University Park. 
  Half marathon is 7 a.m., starting and finishing at Southwest University Park.  
  The 5K is 7:15 a.m. and features a scenic route around some of El Paso’s more historic buildings and runs by the historic Magoffin home, before heading back to the finish line.
  The Race Expo is 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center, with over 30 exhibitors and vendors. The expo is also the location for all runners pickup their race number, timing chip, T-shirt and goodie bag.

Bataan Memorial Death March — The 29th annual marathon-length (26.2 miles) march is 7 a.m. Sunday, March 25, starting at 1318 Aerobee at the White Sands Missile Range to honor U.S. and Filipino troops captured by the Japanese in WWII. Marchers should arrive at 5 a.m.; opening ceremony begins at 6:35 a.m. A 14.2-mile honorary march also offered.  
  Registration is $110 individuals ($500 teams) Jan. 1-Feb. 11; $125 ($600 teams) Feb. 12-March 4. No late or on-site registration accepted. Information: (575) 678-4654, (575) 678-1134, army.bataanrules@mail.mil, bataanquestions@mail.mil. Online registration at bataanmarch.com.

‘Mighty Mujer’ Triathlon — The all-female “sprint” and “super sprint” events benefiting the Center Against Family Violence begin 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at Memorial Park Pool, 3251 Copper. Two distances offered this year: 300-yard swim/18-mile bike/3-mile run; or 300-yard swim/9.3-mile bike/2-mile run. Cost for either distance: $90 through Jan. 31; $100 Feb. 1-March 31; $110 April 1-21. Information: Race El Paso at 229-5656 or gg@raceelpaso.com. Online registration at raceelpaso.com/mighty-mujer.
  Teams of 2, 3 or 4 women can compete against others in three separate categories: mother/daughter; family; girlfriends (must indicate category and team name at time of registration). Participants must be 12 or older. USAT rules apply.

Running clubs:
• Run El Paso has training runs every day of the week from Kern Place to the Upper Valley. Information: runelpaso.com.
• Coffee Posse Run Club is based on the East Side. Information: coffeeposse.org
• Race El Paso offers coaching programs and training groups. Information: raceelpaso.com
  Hash clubs combine trail running with social (i.e. beer-drinking) activities. Runs are marked with chalk, and are open to runners of all levels. Clubs have modest dues, and first run is free to newcomers.
• The Border Jumper Hash House Harriers meet at various locations. Information: bjhash.com.
• The El Paso Hash House Harriers have one or more runs a week. Information: 252-5646. Meet-up spots listed at elpasohash.com.

Winter sports

Public Ice Skating — Public skating is 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays, noon to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at the Sierra Providence Event Center next to the Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. All ages welcome. Times may vary on days of hockey games. Admission: $10; $8 military (skate rental included). Skate sharpening, fitting and consultation offered for $5. Spectator admission is free. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasohockey.org.
  Holidays on Ice skating begins daily through early January, with themed nights, including Skate with Santa sessions, special guests, giveaways and more. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 3 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Schedule: elpasohockey.org/HolidaysOnIce.

The Fountains at Farah Promenade Ice Pond — The Fountains at Farah, 8889 Gateway West, Ice Pond skating rink is open through Jan. 1. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Cost (includes skate rental): $14 ($9 kids, $10 military, students and seniors). Season passes available. Information: 400-9875 or fountainsatfarah.com.
  Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
  Tuesday “date nights” are 5 to 9 p.m. with $11 skate rentals.  
  Lunch special cost is $10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily
  Last hour special is $4 daily.

Cloudcroft Ice Rink — The ice rink at 751 James Canyon (Hwy 82), across from Cloudcroft High School, in Cloudcroft, N.M. is frozen over mid-December through early March, weather permitting. Usual hours are 3:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday through Monday. Tubing, hot chocolate and bonfires also featured. Information/hours: (575) 682-4585 or (915) 449-1200 or on Facebook at Cloudcroft Ice Rink.

Ruidoso Winter Park — The snow play area at 1200 Ski Run Road in Alto, N.M. features giant tubes, a kidz korral, family zip line and other activities during the winter months. Hours are 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (8 p.m. designated nights). Tickets: $25 ($20 age 8-17; $10 age 7 and younger); include use of tubes; military discounts, night discounts, and group rates on selected days. Additional fee for zip lines. Dates and times subject to change. Information: (575) 336-7079 or ruidosowinterpark.com.

Ski Apache — Ruidoso’s 750-acre ski and snowboarding area has 11 lifts and 55 trails on the slopes of Sierra Blanca, with a base elevation of 9,600.  
  The 24-hour Ski Apache Snow Report number is (575) 257-9011. Information: (575) 464-3600 or skiapache.com.  
  Lifts are open from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., depending on weather conditions. All-day lift tickets are $74 ($67 age 60-69; $65 age 13-17; $54 age 6-12; $63 military and $49 for military child; free for ages 70 and older and age 5 and younger. (Prices slightly higher on peak days). Call or check website or multiple-day or half-day skiing prices.  
  Gondola Rides are $18 ($12 age 6-12; $6 age 60-69; free for five and younger)
  Rental packages available.
  The Ski Apache Wind Rider is an hour-long zip-line adventure that begins at over 11,000 feet, spanning 8,900 feet in three sections, reaching speeds of up to 65 mph. Reservations required; call for cost.
  Ski Apache is 130 miles from El Paso, and the drive takes about 3 hours. From Alamogordo, take U.S. 70/54 north to Tularosa, then follow U.S. 70 east to Ruidoso. Turn left on NM 48 and go six miles north. Take NM 532 to the ski area — it’s a slow, winding 12-mile climb.

Ski Cloudcroft — The southernmost ski area in the United States is two miles east of Cloudcroft on U.S. 82, has 26 trails with two ski lifts, plus a tubing lift, at elevations of 8,350 to 9,050 feet. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Monday. Information, snow conditions: (575) 682-2333, skicloudcroft.net or on Facebook.
  Lift tickets: $45 ($35 age 12 and younger for full day; $35 ($25 age 12 and younger) for half day 1 to 4 p.m. Ski, and snowboard rentals available, and beginner ski school packages offered.
  Tubing available for $20 per day; $18 half day (weekends only).

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