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2012: Year in Sports

Dezirae Armijo broke the New Mexico record for most career soccer goals by a high school female Aug. 27.
“That wasn’t the first thing in the back of my mind,” she said. “The first thing in my mind was whatever I can do to help our team win. It wasn’t about any record-breaking. I wasn’t really thinking about that. I was just thinking about how we can win.”

Mag boys record tourney win

Jonathan Miller/ El Defensor Chieftain: Tyler Julian goes up for two of his 14 points against Pine Hill on Thursday. The Steers won their opening-round game at the New Mexico American Indian Classic Basketball Tournament over the Warriors, 76-40.

After the Magdalena boys basketball team beat Native American Community Academy on Dec. 8, they pushed their record to 3-0, but they were also staring at a 19-day stretch without a game.

Socorro hangs with defending champs

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.

Eagles can't wrangle the Steers

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.

Magdalena girls power by the Bears

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.

Elkettes take win

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.