The Socorro Flea Market may have been one of the busiest spots in town Friday morning, Black Friday in Socorro. Parking lots at the larger retail chains in town were bustling more than usual, and sales were up slightly. There was a slight rush early at Walmart, according to manager Nico Vassol, but by 8:30 a.m. the bulk of activity seemed to be at the customer service counter, where customers were making exchanges and returns from purchases made the night before, when Thanksgiving Day sales were on. Walmart offered advertised specials beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28, and continuing at various times throughout the weekend.
The Socorro Warriors kicked off the varsity game with a 5-0 lead on Tuesday night, but that lead was short lived.
The Warriors did well in relays and individual races, placing second in the boys 200-meter free relay and third in the 200-meter medley relay during the Tiger Jaguar Invitational on Nov. 23.
Coach Cody Lee knew at the beginning of the season that this was going to be a building year for the Warriors football team. But no one anticipated the Warriors would have their worst season on record in recent history.
Quemado's Lady Eagles have kicked off their basketball season on a losing streak, opposite that of their male counterparts.
The Quemado Eagles are off to a head start with a 3-0 record in their first two weeks of play, leading their district and Class B to date.
The Alamo Navajo Cougars scored 12 touchdowns for 82 points for their football season this year. While that doesn't seem like a milestone to many, for this young, budding team that scored a total of zero points last season, this is a great stride toward future success.
The Lady Steers went into pool play at the state championships last Thursday in Rio Rancho as the undefeated district champions, with an overall record of 20-2.
The Lady Mountaineers ended their volleyball season with a dismal 5-14 record. But coach John Payne points out that it was still a successful year for the Lady Mountaineers.
Z.W. Farnsworth was already "on the job" Monday night during Magdalena's village meeting of the Board of Trustees. Farnsworth was formally named acting fire chief and then later gave his first report, which entailed addressing a number of items the fire department must do to come into compliance with the State Fire Marshal.
Four Magdalena businesses have retained an attorney to pursue damages from the village of Magdalena related to financial woes they claim are due to the water crisis that ensued in the town this past summer.
Approximately 20 volunteers from the community, ages 13 and up, came out to work in the community on Oct. 26 for Make a Difference Day, a national day of volunteerism. This is the first year the event has been held in Socorro. The event has been held nationally on the fourth Saturday of October every year for over two decades.
The stands were packed as the Magdalena Lady Steers and Mountainair Mustangs faced off on Saturday for the 1A district championship match in Magdalena.
The Lady Warriors soccer team ended the season similar to the way they started, with a 7-0 loss against a much more mature, experienced team.
Fair weather did not lower the intensity of the state cross-country meet in Rio Rancho on Nov. 9.
The Socorro Warriors cross-country teams — boys and girls — will run in the state championship today, but without some of their all-district individual runners. The team change is occurring…[Read more]
The Lady Warriors fought hard for their 1 – 0 win against the Portales Rams on Saturday, in first round of the finals. Both goalies worked hard, shutting each other out for the full first half. Dominque Molina scored the Lady Warriors' only goal early in the second half, off an assist from Sabine Fuierer.
Our local cross-country teams have been trekking "across country" all fall season, making their way to their district championship meets.
The Lady Steers backed off their game some on Oct. 31 against the To'hajiilee Warriors, still pulling off a 3 – 0 win, advancing their winning streak to six and an 18-2 record, 12-0 in their district. Non-starters and some junior varsity teammates were rotated in during the second and third game, causing a tighter game for the second set. This play time will be valuable experience for less experience players next year, when Magdalena loses six graduating seniors, four of whom starters.
The Lady Warriors came out pumped up for their volleyball match against the Hot Springs Tigers on Tuesday night – maybe a little too pumped up. They scraped out a 3-1 win over the Tigers, and will head to Silver City on Saturday for the district championship game.