Tuesday was a beautiful day in Alpine, but the golf course was still quiet at times. Alpine Country Club was allowed to reopen on April 25 as long as strict guidelines were maintained.
Down the road, Sul Ross baseball coach Eli Gallego worked on the Kokernot Field playing surface and watered down the greenest grass in town. The outfield is ready for whenever the next ballgame arrives. The 2020 Cowboys season would have started in three weeks, but now the Pecos League will be fortunate if they can organize any games in any city this summer.
The Alpine Fitness Center is closed until further notice, with signs on the doors to the cross-fit center and gym.
In the age of COVID-19, sports are suffering. Working out requires even more self-discipline than before, but Daulton and Liz Beam from Alpine Fitness are doing their best to keep the hearts of the community pumping.
On the Alpine Fitness Strength and Conditioning page on Facebook, they have links to their Zoom classes that they are doing online. Anyone can participate with a local fitness expert while staying in their own homes. They offer a full class every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Class codes and passwords for the classes are also posted on their Facebook page.
The fitness center also offers online QuickFit workouts at 4:30 p.m. on those three days as well. No classes on May 8, but they will resume the following Monday morning.
The Alpine Boxing club had to close their doors in April, but trainer Frank Guerrero was concerned about paying the rent on his shuttered gym. Individual contributions made a big difference, however, and it didn’t go unnoticed.
“We would like to thank those who donated to our club during these weeks,” a recent Facebook post said. “We could not be open so we had no money coming in, but we have friends out there that always help us out. Thank you and we will be having a boxing show soon in Alpine.”