Courtesy of Cibola Cheer Team's Instagram Page.
On Sunday, Oct. 11 the Cheer team announced on Instagram that tryouts would be postponed indefinitely. The postponement came after the NMAA’s decision to suspend fall sports.
In their online statement they stated: “Hey Cougars, due to the Governors recent announcement and the NMAA’s decision on fall sports, we decided to postpone tryouts until further notice. We are so sorry that this continues to be pushed back. Your registration and signup will still be valid for when we return so you will not have to redo everything. We, as a coaching staff, are extremely grateful and appreciative to those of you who have shown continued interest in our program. These teams mean so much to us and we are happy to see you all come back after these very trying time’s. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for a start in January and please take care! As always, we hope to see you all very soon!”
Covid-19 cases have been on the rise in New Mexico as the state attempts to slowly reopen. New York Times data shows that New Mexico has had a dramatic increase in cases within the last month. Compared to Sept. 11, 2020 the seven day average has increased by nearly 281%.
While data from NPR states that New Mexico is number 39 for total cases in the country, including US territories. The spike is quite dramatic as the state heads toward the winter months.
The NMAA plans on resuming fall sports in the spring semester.