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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.