On June 26, Tom and Sissy Olney, with granddaughter Jenna Rose, led Bureau of Land Management New Mexico state paleontologist Phil Gensler and Gary Morgan of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History in Albuquerque to a 5-foot long juvenile mammoth tusk on their ranch west of Socorro. The find, along with another significant find near Elephant Butte in the same month, has helped to confirm Socorro County and the surrounding region as a paleontological hot spot.
It was a battle of the birds last Friday, when the Quemado Eagles faced the number-one ranked Hondo Eagles in the Class B championship game at The Pit in Albuquerque.
Magdalena takes districts; hosts first rounds – Steers rock a sold-out crowd with District win Saturday night
The Magdalena Steers played to a sold-out crowd last Saturday night for the 1A District 2 championship game, and didn't disappoint, beating To'hajiilee 72 – 56 and securing the district trophy.
Magdalena takes districts; hosts first rounds – Lady Steers seeded fourth against thirteenth seeded Fort Sumner
The Lady Steers battled it out in a rough game against Jemez Valley for the 1A District 2 championship game on Feb. 28, hosted by Magdalena, and won 58 – 39.
The Warriors had a strong start against the Silver City Colts in their last regular season game of the year last Friday night, for Senior Night. Matthew Jojola, No. 35, got the jump to Zeb Esquivel, No. 3; Esquivel took the ball up for a layup, putting two points on the scoreboard to kick off the game. Silver didn't score on their first possession, but took the ball away from the Warriors and made two on their second attempt. Socorro responded with the game's first three-pointer, pulling ahead 5 – 2.
Magdalena Steers closed the regular season with a 90 – 28 win over the Foothill Academy Falcons on Feb. 21, only to host them again for the Class 1A District 2 opening playoff game on Tuesday night for another win, 71 – 39.
The Lady Warriors game against the Hot Springs Tigers started off a bit slow, after the team's seniors were honored with a brief ceremony prior to the varsity game.
Reserve's Lady Mountaineers hosted Quemado's Lady Eagles on Feb. 15, securing a district win with a final score of 53 – 41. This win was worth celebrating for the Lady Mountaineers, after a four-point loss to the Carrizozo Grizzlies on Thursday evening.
Defense was the weapon of choice for both teams starting in Saturday's roundball game on Reserve's home court. The Mountaineers got the jump to start the game, but neither team scored on their first posession.
If you heard a loud boom on Saturday afternoon coming from west of Socorro, it was probably the sound of the Magdalena Steers blowout game against the Mountainair Mustangs on their home court. The Steers pulled off a record score of 107 points, while holding the Mustangs to a mere 30.
The Alamo Navajo Cougars lit up the home court Saturday afternoon against the Menaul Panthers, after watching the Lady Cougars devour the Lady Panthers 61 – 4.
The Socorro Warriors broke their two-game streak Tuesday night when they faced the Robertson Cardinals on their home court, for a loss of 53 – 63. Robertson continually made it…[Read more]