It's a plausible claim that nearly every basketball coach understands the importance of peaking at the right time during any given season. The way the Lady Warriors are playing recently, it looks like head coach Marleen Greenwood has her squad playing its best ball heading into the final weeks of the 2012-2013 campaign.
Both the Socorro boys and girls basketball teams got off to good starts in District 3-3A play over the weekend as both teams beat Hot Springs Friday, then both squads turned around and beat Cobre on Saturday.
The Steers aren't exactly used to being caught up in tight ball games this season. In their 15 wins heading into Friday night's game with To'hajiilee, Magdalena had beaten its opponents by an average of 23 points per game.
The Socorro swim team traveled to Farmington on Jan. 26 to participate in the Panther-Scorpion Invitational, and both the boys and girls teams continued to produce quality results.
The Magdalena boys basketball team is now on a four-game winning streak after beating Menaul on Jan. 25 and Jemez Valley on Jan. 26.
Few athletes understand the true nature of the bubble.
Few people may have expected the Magdalena boys basketball team to begin the season 11-0, given the amount of starting talent the Steers lost from last season.
The 15th Albuquerque Academy Invitational swim meet on Jan. 19 was a big deal.
The Lady Warriors are now more than halfway through their 2012-13 season, and at this point two irrefutable truths can be said about them.
The Socorro swim teams competed in the Horsemen Invite in Santa Fe on Jan. 12, and both teams had strong showings.
After dropping a hard-fought contest to Portales on Jan. 18 in the Hope Christian Invitational, the Warriors basketball team rebounded with an 81-47 win over Hatch Valley on Jan. 19.
The week of Jan. 15 represented another taxing stretch for the Lady Warriors basketball team as it stared down a rematch with Sandia Prep, then traveled north to Albuquerque to play in the Hope Christian Invitational.