The Warriors came out strong in the first quarter of the game against Pojoaque last Saturday on their home court. Not quite four minutes in, they were up 11 to 9, and sinking virtually all of their shots, including a few 3-pointers. It looked like the Warriors were on a roll, until two minutes before the end of the quarter, when the Elks picked up steam and caught up, tying the game 24 -24, and then making the last shot of the quarter to pull ahead by two.
The Magdalena Steers took the Steers Stampede championship with a 84 – 35 win over the Hatch Valley Bears on Dec. 7.
The Reserve Lady Mountaineers and Alamo Navajo Cougars gave a crowd-pleasing performance on Dec. 7 during the Steers Stampede tournament in Madgalena, with a a final score of 52 – 46 Reserve, in overtime.
High School cross-country runner Emerald Goranson and third grader Emma Montoya will travel to San Antonio, Texas this Saturday to compete in the national USA Track and Field Junior Olympics cross-country championship meet.
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]