"Close, but no cigar" seems to be a theme for the Socorro Warriors this fall season, as the Lady Warriors chalk up a loss on Tuesday night in a 0 – 3 loss against the Deming Lady Wildcats. All three Lady Warriors volleyball teams lost their matches against the Lady Cats on Tuesday evening – the C Team, junior varsity and varsity.
The Lady Warriors soccer team had mercy on the the Ruidoso Warriors on Tuesday, beating them 10-0 in a mercy rule ending after the first half. This is the result of a young Socorro team playing a team equivalent in age and experience, and gives an indication of their potential future if they hold together as a cohesive team.
A disappointingly small crowd cheered on the Reserve Mountaineers for their homecoming matchup against the Animas Panthers on Sept. 27.
It was a battle until the end for the Lady Steers last Friday against the Estancia Bears. They won 3-2 in five closely matched sets after the final score of 17-15 in the fifth set. The leadership is spread fairly evenly throughout the team of mostly seniors. Senior Tristen Dunlap led attacking with nine kills, 1.8 per set.
The Yucca 4-H Club, based in Magdalena, held its first archery event on Sept. 21 at the Magdalena shooting range. 4-H members from other area clubs were invited to participate as well, as were nonmembers.
Socorro County's Chazlin LeSueur took first place in breakaway roping for the 4-H rodeo season, and second place as the heeler in team roping. Charles Perkins, also of Socorro County, was the first-place steer rider. Jorrell Mirabal of Yucca 4-H in Magdalena brought home second-place awards for ribbon roping, breakaway roping and calf roping, and Melissa Gabaldon with Tumbleweed 4-H of Socorro came home with third place in ribbon roping, among other awards.
The Lady Warriors started slow on Tuesday during their first district game against Silver City, but dominated the second half, with four goals, for a 5-0 win over the Fighting…[Read more]
Rain showers sprinkled the crowds during the pie eating and other contests, but did not hamper the fun at the annual Pie Festival in Pie Town, — at least not until around 2 p.m. when the showers turned to rain. After that, vendors began packing up and the crowd either disbursed or migrated to the pavilion, where the horny toad race ensued.
The body of 83-year-old Howard Bassett was found by hikers Sept. 21 in the evening near Mogollon, after a three-day search for him had been suspended on Friday. Bassett was reported missing on Sept. 16, at around 9:30 a.m. He hadn't been seen nor heard from since Sept. 14, just before midnight when heavy rainstorms hit the Mogollon, Alma and Glenwood areas.
Socorro County Commissioner Danny Monette was in Washington, D.C. last week to urge members of Congress and key Congressional staff to "keep their promise to counties and communities" and pass mandatory funding for the payment in lieu of taxes (PILT) program for fiscal year 2014 and beyond.
The Socorro Warriors are making strides in their running game – teamwork is up; they seem more comfortable with their plays, and are marching down the field. They are running!
The Magdalena Lady Steers added three wins to their record during a grueling schedule last week – two at home and one on the road, bumping them up 6 points in the state ranking. The team shows the signs of maturity expected from a team of juniors and seniors who have been playing together for 4-5 years. Communication and teamwork is strong. The Lady Steers faltered slightly during their match-up against the Wildcats last Friday, but pulled it together for a nice win.
It was the Tse Yai Gai Warriors first game — ever.
Residents in the small mountain community of Mogollon in Catron County didn't have the chance to evacuate before floodwaters turned the only road in and out of town into a fast-running creek bed on Sunday.
The Lady Warriors' soccer match against Deming on Sept. 12 ended in a shootout after the two teams tied 1 to 1 in regular play.
The Magdalena Steers made their first three touchdowns by early in the second quarter of the game last Friday night against the Questa Wildcats at home.
The Lady Eagles and Lady Steers junior varsity teams met in a match last Saturday in Quemado. The Lady Steers won the match 3-2, with every game a nail-biting close match.