Being able to cover the seventh edition of the New Mexico Bowl (now sponsored by Gildan) was without a doubt a privilege and an experience. I'm an Albuquerque native and an avid fan of UNM athletics and having an opportunity to cover my first FBS game, as well as my first bowl game, made for a week I won't soon forget.
The Magdalena girls basketball team traveled to Moriarty over the weekend to participate in the Alice King Invitational, and it returned home with a victory and two losses.
If anyone expected Saturday's Gildan New Mexico Bowl to be a defensive struggle, they obviously hadn't seen either Nevada or Arizona play football this season.
Socorro played host to defending Class 2A champs Tularosa on Dec. 11, and although the Wildcats went home with a 46-41 victory, the Warriors can hang their hats on an impressive performance.
The Lady Warriors basketball team played host to West Las Vegas on Dec. 11, and the Lady Dons walked away with a convincing 47-27 win over Socorro.
The Magdalena boys basketball team was probably in need of a solid challenge after it ran through its first two opponents in the Steer Stampede by a combined score of 131-58. When it ran into Native American Community Academy in the tournament final on Saturday, a challenge is precisely what it got.
In stark contrast to its first two Steer Stampede games on Thursday and Friday, the Magdalena girls basketball team needed every one of the 32 minutes it took to put away Hatch Valley on Saturday night in the tournament final.
If there's one thing the Lady Warriors basketball team can say with full confidence, even this early in the season, is that it definitely has the poise and confidence to play from behind.
The Magdalena boys basketball team opened up its 2012-13 season at the Steer Stampede on Friday afternoon, and it made short work of the Evangel Christian Eagles in the first round of the tournament, beating them 70-30.
After coming off a Nov. 29 win against Tularosa, a Class 2A playoff team from a year ago, the Magdalena girls basketball team built on their early momentum by beating Evangel Christian 95-26 on Thursday evening.
This early in the 2012-13 season the Warriors basketball team is obviously looking to notch a couple of confidence building wins, but for now, the name of the game is gaining experience and growing together as a team before the onset of District 3-3A play on Feb. 4.
The Lady Warriors basketball team kept their early season momentum going on Friday night when they took care of the Bernalillo Spartans at home, 63-48. Socorro gained control in the second quarter with solid perimeter shooting, then simply powered past the visiting Spartans (0-3) to move to 2-0 on the season.
The Warriors basketball team took the court for its first game of the 2012-13 season against Estancia on Thursday, and the visiting Bears did not prove to be kind guests as they beat Socorro 61-54.
The Socorro Lady Warriors basketball team tipped-off the 2012-2013 season on Tuesday night, and they secured their first win of the year with an electrifying come-from-behind victory over Belen.
Socorro head coach Damien Ocampo wasn't too keen on the idea of having to play Academy on consecutive weeks, especially with the rematch coming during the first round of the 2012 playoffs.
The Socorro Lady Warriors volleyball team traveled to Silver on Nov. 10 to take on the fourth-ranked (3A) Fighting Colts in the District 3-3A Championship and they needed a victory if they were going to receive and invitation to the 2012 state tournament.
Magdalena head football coach Billy Page knew his team was going to have to focus heavily on the defensive side of the ball in the days before it traveled to Tierra Amarilla to take on Escalante in the first round of the Class 1A playoffs.
The Magdalena Steers volleyball team officially won District 2-1A on Saturday night when it defeated Mountainair in four sets, 25-22, 25-23, 21-25, 25-22.
When the Warriors football team traveled to Albuquerque to take on the Academy Chargers on Friday afternoon, they weren't exactly sure what to expect.
The Socorro Lady Warriors volleyball team beat Hot Springs on Thursday night in the District 3-3A tournament to set up a third showdown with Silver this afternoon, in Silver City.