County Road Superintendent Marty Greenwood recommended Socorro County begin charging for new cattle guard installation, during his report to the county commissioners at their regularly scheduled meeting on Dec. 10. The county installs new cattle guards on county maintained roads when new private boundary fences are errected, and replaces existing cattle guards as needed, as part of maintaining county roads. Greenwood reported that the increase in new fences being errected in some areas is becoming costly to the county.
Seniors Maria Alderete, Tamera Chavez and Ashley Pyke were selected to the 3A all-district team earlier this month, their final honor for Lady Warriors volleyball.
The Socorro Warriors played their usual strong first quarter on Tuesday evening at Hatch Valley, running their plays, nailing their shots and exhibiting good defense. The difference on Tuesday was that they didn't stop playing after the first quarter. They continued on to win their first game of the season, with a score of 86 – 61.
The Lady Warriors struggled from the start in Tuesday night's game against the Hatch Valley Bears, resulting in a 44 – 60 loss for the Ladies.
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.