Freshman Madi Kenyon of Roosevelt High School (Colorado) is bringing a very large contingent of her teammates down with her for the NXN-SW Small Schools Regional Championship. Photo by Erin Percy.
With regular registration closing at the end of the day tomorrow, it's still a Colorado-heavy field for the small-school championship race of the Nike Southwest region.
Late registration takes the individual entries from $30 to $40 and team registrations go from $150 to $175.
As of noon today, the following small school programs have entered athletes (though some have not yet made payment--that needs to be made by the end of the day tomorrow or prices go up).
Albuquerque Academy - NM (Boys*)
Battle Mountain - CO (Boys/Girls*)
Heritage Christian Academy - CO (Boys/Girls)
Kent Denver - CO (Girls)
Mancos - CO (Boys)
Peak to Peak - CO (Girls)
Peyton - CO (Boys)
Roosevelt - CO (Boys/Girls)
The Classical Academy -CO (Boys/Girls)
University - CO (Boys/Girls)
Valor Christian - CO (Boys/Girls)
The following teams have initiated registration but not yet entered any athletes:
Alamosa* - CO
Cottonwood Classical Prep - NM
Holy Family - CO
Lake City - CO
Northland Prep - AZ
Robertson - NM
SkyView Academy - CO
Zuni - NM
Teams marked with an asterisk are teams with a high probability of getting a bid into the regional Championship race. In Alamosa's case, that would be the boys team, though they could easily bring a competitive girls team down as well.
There are still plenty of outstanding small school teams out there: Spring Creek, Tahoe-Truckee, Grantsville, North Summit, Taos, Laguna-Acoma, East Mountain, Page, Tuba City, Hopi, Ganado, Scottsdale Prep, Pecos, St. Pius X, Pojoaque Valley, Shiprock, Salida, Frontier Academy, and many more.
I will update this article Wednesday morning with a list of team entries received at that time.