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RAMS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Baseball - 2007, 2009, 2013
Basketball (Boys) - 2007, 2016
Cheer 
- 2000, 2001, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2019

Cross Country (Boys) - 2013, 2014
Cross Country (Girls) - 2008, 2013
Football - 2014, 2016                     
Golf (Boys) - 2005, 2007
Soccer (Girls) - 2007
Softball - 2003, 2014, 2015, 2019
Volleyball
- 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Wrestling - 2003 (Dual Meet), 2003 (Team), 2004 (Dual Meet), 2004 (Team), 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019 

LATEST COVID-19 INFORMATION
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Click here for all the latest athletic news, information, and resources from the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA).

SPORTS SCHEDULE CHANGES FOR 20-21
New Mexico, along with approximately 20 other states thus far, have made changes to their high school sports calendars for the upcoming school year due to COVID-19.  Rio Rancho Public Schools and the NMAA will continue to work hard and do everything possible so that our student-athletes can return to playing again this year.  Below are the new start dates for all of our sports programs for this school  year.

October 5 - Start of Volleyball / Boys and Girls Cross Country / Boys and Girls Fall Golf / Cheer / Dance

January 4 - Start of Boys and Girls Basketball / Boys and Girls Swimming and Diving

February 15 - Start of Boys and Girls Soccer

February 22 - Start of Football

April 5 - Start of Baseball / Softball / Boys and Girls Golf / Boys and Girls Tennis / Boys and Girls Track and Field

April 12 - Start of Boys and Girls Wrestling

For information and/or questions regarding athletics for the upcoming year, please call Vince Metzgar (Athletic Director) at 505-962-9502 or email him at vince.metzgar@rrps.net.


PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS

Welcome and thank you for your interest in Rio Rancho High School Athletics. We value the important role that athletics plays in contributing to the overall high school experience. RRHS is pleased to announce the launch of our new Athletic Physical Packet Submission site. Physical packets will now be submitted by visiting the Documents Upload page.


Please be aware that you must have ALL required documents in order to submit this form and be sent to the clearance queue at the RRHS Athletics Office.  Once received, RRHS will review them for accuracy.  Provided all documents are complete, your student will be cleared and you will be notified via the email address you’ve provided during submission.  If cleared, your student will be placed on the 20-21 Athletic Clearance list at Rio Rancho High School and you will need to do nothing further for the 20-21 school year.  If your documents are not complete or there is a question regarding the submitted documents,  you will receive an email via the email address you’ve provided during submission stating the issue or question. 


Note: The NMAA has granted special permission for student-athletes to use their 19-20 sports physical for the 20-21 school year.  However, if you have more recent physical documentation, please submit that instead. Even if you submitted 19-20 physical documentation last year, you will need to resubmit it again this year in order to be cleared. 
 
  • NMAA Physical Packet  The New Mexico Activities Association has provided and mandated that we ONLY accept the physical form provided in this document and the only acceptable physical form to be used by physicians. All other forms and paper copies WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

  • Click here for the NFHS Student Concussion Course Create an account, order and add the free student concussion course to your cart, and then complete the course.  At the end of the course, you will be issued a certificate of completion.  This certificate will need to be uploaded with your other documents.   The certificate must be dated on or after April 1, 2020.  Please be sure that when creating the account, it is in the student's name so the certificate will be generated for the correct person.  Also be sure that the course is the CONCUSSION FOR STUDENTS COURSE.  Any other course will not meet the state law requirement. 

  • Copy of the front and back of your health insurance card  (click HERE if you do not have health insurance and need to purchase the school offered health insurance)

  • NMAA Participation Exam Waiver Form - Complete this form and upload with your submission.

  • Click Here for Policy Acknowledgement - Via this electronic signature you are agreeing to the following document/policies/contracts listed below. Please be sure you read through them all completely.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS  THE  ATHLETICS DOCUMENT UPLOAD FORM


For additional questions or concerns regarding clearance and participation, please contact Debbie Garcia, debbie.garcia@rrps.net 


 
ATHLETICS OFFICE HOURS
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 ATHLETIC EVENT PRICING
ATTENTION: RRPS Public Schools will no longer accept $50 and $100 bills at athletic events. 

VARSITY CONTESTS
Adults - $5.00
Students/Senior Citizens - $3.00*

ALL SUB-VARSITY CONTESTS**
Adults - 
$4.00
Students/Senior Citizens - $2.00*

*Rio Rancho Public Schools distributes a "Gold Standard" card free of charge to Rio Rancho senior citizens 65 or older.  Gold Standard cards grant senior citizens free admission to all RRPS home athletic events and most fine arts performances including plays, concerts, and choir performances.  To receive a free Gold Standard Card, please click here to fill out the application.

**Sub-varsity prices are charged when the sub-varsity game is a stand alone event.  If the varsity is playing on the same day and at the same venue, varsity prices will be charged.


RRHS ATHLETICS STAFF DIRECTORY

Athletic Director
Vince Metzgar
505-962-9502
vince.metzgar@rrps.net

Athletic Secretary
Debbie Garcia
505-962-9501
Athletic Trainer
T.J. Fails
505-896-5600 x 53505
Baseball
Ron Murphy
505-896-5600 x 53504
Boys Basketball
Wally Salata
505-896-5600 x 53506
Boys Soccer
John Shepard
505-896-5600 x 53171
Boys Tennis
Tom Gutierrez
505-892-7222
Boys Track 
Sal Gonzales
505-896-5600 x 53567
Cheer
Wendy Lopez
505-896-5600 x 53003
Cross Country
Sal Gonzales
505-896-5600 x 53567
Dance
Courtney Willis
505-896-5600 x 53149
Football
Gerry Pannoni
505-896-5600 x 53592
gerard.pannoni@rrps.net

Girls Basketball
Scott Peterson
505-896-5600 x 53511
scott.peterson@rrps.net

Girls Soccer
Uwe Balzis
505-896-5600 x 53556
uwe.balzis@rrps.net
Girls Tennis
Uwe Balzis
505-896-5600 x 53556
uwe.balzis@rrps.net
Girls Track
Nate Pino
505-896-5600 X 53133
nate.pino@rrps.net

Golf
Jason Black
505-896-5600 x 53373
jason.black@rrps.net

Softball
Paul Kohman
505-249-0692
paulkohman@aol.com
Swimming
Stacy Salinas
505-938-0363
stacy.salinas@rrps.net
Volleyball
Toby Manzanares
505-896-5600 x 53510
toby.manzanares@rrps.net
Wrestling
Mike Santos
505-896-5600 x 53509
michael.santos@rrps.net
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