The Socorro Lady Warriors golf team won the Serry Invitational Golf Tournament by a whopping 96 shots. The tournament, hosted at the Tech golf course, took place March 16 and 17.
The Lady Warriors demonstrated that they were a team to be reckoned with this past weekend in Laguna as they took 3rd place out of six teams. They lost to Reheboth 20-10, but came back and beat Laguna Acoma 18-5. Jaedyn Gutierrez and Hope Moses were honored on the all tournament team.
New Mexico Tech's men's rugby club took over second place in the Rio Grande Rugby Union collegiate championship race Saturday with a 45-7 win over New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. The victory avenged a 38 – 22 loss to the Chiles in Socorro on September 21 of last year. It was the final match for both teams in a round-robin series also including the University of New Mexico and the University of Texas at El Paso, in which teams play each other twice during the 2013-2014 school term. UNM and UTEP will complete the series in El Paso on March 22, with the undefeated Lobos overwhelming favorites to beat the 1-4 Miners and gain number one seeding in the Rio Grande championship tournament to be held on the New Mexico Tech campus April 5.
The Magdalena Lady Steers fought to the end in Tuesday night's quarterfinals game against the Logan Longhorns, but couldn't pull out the win, losing 58 – 63 on the court at Bernalillo High School.
The first game of the softball season against Espanola brought a challenge of finding the right combination on the field due to the missing basketball players because of post-season play. Additionally, Coach Sandoval is still searching for a starting pitcher from her lineup. Nevertheless, the Sundevils beat the Lady Warriors 22 – 6 in the first game and 17 – 4 in the second game.
The Quemado Eagles have had a mixed season against their district rival, the Carrizozo Grizzlies. Going into their last regular season game, they were 1-1 against each other, and were up for an upset, when the Grizzlies beat them, seeding them second in their district for the playoff.
The five senior players took the floor one last time in Lovington in post-season play for the first round of the state tournament. The girls played a very physical game, but the second-seeded Wildcats proved to be too much for the Lady Warriors, who lost 67 – 34.
Members of New Mexico Tech's Queens Rugby Club were justifiably proud of their performance at home on Saturday, despite being outscored 22 points to 12 by New Mexico State University's Lady Chiles.
Despite heading to the locker team at halftime up by three, the Lady Warriors struggled in the second half and lost the game 40 – 53. Despite their loss, the team will going to the state tournament; they're seeded fifteenth in the bracket.
Due to "poor customer relations and lack of representation," as well as the seemingly-endless stalemate the city has fallen into with Socorro Electric Cooperative, Mayor Ravi Bhasker began a discussion about "alternative options" at the March 3 City Council meeting.
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