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Lady Warriors lose in heartbreaker

Jonathan Miller/El Defensor Chieftain: Socorro goalkeeper Tayler Hammack makes a save during a playoff shootout against Robertson.

Lots of words come to mind when trying to describe the Lady Warriors' quarterfinal loss to Robertson on Thursday morning. Heartbreaking, devastating, dramatic and lamentable might be a few, but the most accurate way to express the match might simply be "uncharacteristic."

Dorough wins District V co-op seat

In the Socorro Electric Cooperative District V election held Saturday at Datil Elementary School, Anna Dorough won the trustee seat by defeating Buster Green by a margin of 12 votes, 60 to 48. The vote count included mail-in ballots as well as votes cast at the voting site.

Gridiron Warriors sprint past Hot Springs

After a close loss to a good Centennial team on Oct. 19 and looking ahead to the District 3-3A opener with Hot Springs, Socorro head football coach Damien Ocampo said he thought the Warriors and the Tigers, believe it or not, were about even.

Lady Warriors receive a five-seed in state tourney

After taking the District 3-1A/3A title again last week, several members of the Lady Warriors soccer team said they wouldn't mind if they didn't have a first-weekend bye in the state tournament, so they could get another match in. That would mean they wouldn't get a top-four seed, which would mean the seeding committee didn't find their 17-3 record bye-worthy.

Steers football on verge of league title, playoff berth

After starting the season 1-3, the Steers football team has found its stride and reeled off four straight wins to put itself in prime position for a District 3-1A championship and a playoff berth. A post-season appearance would be the first since Mag made the switch to 11-man football. All it has to do now is get through a good Capitan team.

Magdalena Steers volleyball wins District 2-1A, keep record intact

The Magdalena volleyball team beat Menaul on Oct. 25 to keep their District 2-1A record in perfect condition at 11-0 and shored up a playoff spot in the process. The Steers, 15-4 overall, face To'hajiilee on Nov. 1 to finish up league play, and a win over the Warriors could ensure them a solid seed in the state tournament.

Lady Warriors take district Lady Warriors take district

The Socorro Lady Warriors won their district on Thursday evening when they beat Ruidoso 10-0, and they did it in impressive fashion. They went undefeated in District 3-3A play, outscoring their opponents 54-2 in the process. Winning district is good, but for this team, it's not good enough. "This is our first part of our journey," head coach Mitch Carrejo said. "Our first step was to win district, of course. We accomplished that. So now comes what we really, really play for, and that's the state tournament."

Hawks outlast the Warriors

Photo by Jonathan Miller/El Defensor Chieftain: Damian Baca rushed for 104 yards on 16 carries on Oct. 20 against Centennial. The Hawks squeaked by the Warriors 28-21.

For the second time this season, the Socorro Warriors were one final play away from tying up a closely contested ball game, and for the second time they came up just short in the waning moments.

Lynx hand Warriors a 7-2 loss

Jonathan Miller/El Defensor Chieftain: Socorro midfielder John Carilli tries to keep possession as Reboth’s Paul Ratmeyer closes in. Carilli had a goal and an assist in a 7-2 loss to the Lynx.

In contrast to a few previous matches they've played this season, the Warriors soccer team came out energetic and in sync on Saturday for their contest with Rehoboth.