The 3A Socorro Warriors met the 1A Magdalena Steers to the sound of a roaring crowd on Tuesday night in Socorro. Magdalena took the game in the fourth quarter, with 68 – 77 the final score.
Magdalena's Lady Steers junior varsity team held the highlight of last Friday's games against the Tularosa Wildcats, with a one-point win of 28 – 27, sfter a shot at 11 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.
Socorro's Lady Warriors hit a two-game winning streak to kick off the new year, with a win on Jan. 4 against Laguna Acoma Lady Hawks 52 – 48 in a nail-biter roundball game.
Navajo Police and the FBI New Mexico Bureau were searching for an armed robber on Tuesday in Alamo, after he hit the Alamo convenience store on Monday night.
Magdalena elementary, middle school and high school students were honored in a Scholars Awards ceremony on Dec. 16, just prior to the school board meeting, for testing and other academic achievements. The scholar awards are based on test scores required by the state, and on academic achievements based on goals set by the teachers and students.
Some parents have been told that the entire coaching staff for the Socorro Warriors football team was fired.
Socorro High School dance team Charisma Blues participated in their first dance competition on Dec. 14, at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
Spectators and the opposing Grady Broncos traveled through snow and ice on Dec. 21 to reach the Quemado High School hosted basketball games. The boys varsity team soared over the Broncos — literally and figuratively — with a final score of 84 – 49. The Junior varsity boys also won their game, 38 – 28. There was some overlap in players between JV and varsity for both teams.
The Socorro Warriors lost by one point with a buzzer beater by the Raton Tigers on Dec. 19 in the Pojoaque Invitational, with a final score of 53 – 54. They followed up with another tight loss, this time by three, in overtime, 64 – 67. The Warriors went on to beat Mesa Vista 68 – 48 in the final tournament round on Saturday.
The Quemado Lady Eagles showed marked improvement on Dec. 21 against the Grady Broncos, over their first game of the season against the Evangel Christian Academy in late November. The Ladies still demonstrate need for fundamental development, however, exhibited by their loss of 36 – 53.
A small camper trailer was completely lost in a structure fire on Friday the 13.