Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A few summer events for Lea County to look forward to

  I apologize for the delay in blog posts. With spring sports coming to a close, Memorial Day weekend (full of good food with a little yard work on the side) and refocusing for the summer - I was able to sneak a break away from the blog for a week-plus.
  But I'm back and thought I'd share some events for Lea County to look forward to and stay interested in this summer.
   – Hobbs Nite League basketball
  This is always a staple of the Hobbs summer. Numerous former Eagles come back and battle against the current guys - making for great entertainment through all of June and July. It's also a chance for the guys that are going to make up next season's Hobbs basketball team to start getting on the same page against quality competition. Also, the all-star event held around July 4 is always a good time.
  – NBA Draft (June 28)
  Hobbs fans will have extra interest in this season's draft with Hobbs-grad Jeffery Taylor expected to be selected late in the first round or early in the second round.
  – Hobbs Football 7-on-7 (July 14)
  The Hobbs football program under first-year coach Charles Gleghorn will be hosting alongside, according to Gleghorn, a 7-on-7/combine event. These 7-on-7s are going to be crucial for Hobbs all summer as they learn Gleghorn's no-huddle, spread offense that has won the coach four state titles in 11 seasons as a head coach (three at Hatch Valley, one at Mesilla Valley Christian).
  – Community Events
  Whether it be youth camps for sports hosted by local teams, the City of Hobbs summer program (a unique opportunity most communities don't offer. So many activities for kids to do and it's all free), golf tournaments (the NMJC Foundation tourney and the Stoltz Memorial are both happening in June), the Gus Macker tourney in July, the Lea County Fair and Rodeo (Aug. 3-11), swimming all summer at any of the pools and so on, there should be plenty to do and look forward to in what should be another sizzling summer in Lea County.