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The Socorro Warriors put in a valiant effort in last weekends championship game against the Ruidoso Warriors May 10 and 11, but didn't quite pull off the championship title, after losing two straight games by one run.
Magdalena's Barak Stephens, a sophomore, continued to shine during the New Mexico State Track and Field Meet in Albuquerque over the weekend, taking home three medals and placing in five events. Stephens' highest achievement was third place in the 400-meter dash for Class AA.
There were a couple of unexpected "wild rides" in Magdalena last weekend during the Second Annual Wild Bunch Reunion Association Rodeo, when the Cowboy Slicker Race turned into a saddle bronc riding contest for one team. The contestants, Peggy Winders Dewey and Nicole Haley, were able to get control of their ride, and finish the race in second place. Rusty Trantham and Dough Caudle took home the first place prize in this contest.
Some said the May 7 well attended basketball game on campus at New Mexico Tech between the "Techies and the Townies" proved to be as exciting as a meeting between two semi-pro teams. The friendly yet fiercely competitive game went down to a wire finish with the school's intramural team, Spiked Punch winning the championship trophy 65-59 in the last minute over the city sponsored league team Roll Your Own.
Magdalena High School's Barak Stephens earned the boys' individual high-point honor, and Mag's Lady Steers were the overall team runners-up at the District 8-2A Track and Field Meet held in the Torrance County seat on May 3.
Ignacio Chavez and Dominic Montano were nominated by their baseball coach, Kenny Gonzales, to try out for the Under Armour National Baseball Team and each received a call April 16 informing them they had made the team. Chavez will play second base, and Montano will play short stop.
Claire Honeyfield and Rick Cosentino have been named New Mexico Tech's Sportswoman and Sportsman for the 2012-2013 academic year. The pair were selected from nominations gathered by a panel of their peers from among Tech's 15 sport clubs. The award announcements highlighted a banquet held April 26 at Tech's outdoor golf pavilion to honor exemplary members of all teams enrolled in the Department of Physical Recreation's sports club program: baseball, bicycling, caving, climbing, golf, paintball, women's and men's rugby, shooting, women's and men's soccer, track and field, ultimate frisbee, and women's and men's volleyball.
The Socorro High School boys golf team has a reputation of being among the top competitors in the state.
The Socorro High School Class 3A girls golf team has long been considered among the elite teams in the state in all classes.
Only the top eight track and field performers in the state were invited to the Marilyn Sepulveda Invitational in Albuquerque, held April 15.
The seniors on the Lady Warrior Softball team will remember senior night because they were honored by fellow players, coaches and fans, but also because they beat Hot Springs High School in their double header to start district play.
The Lady Warriors battled not only the wind, but also against a strong Silver City pitcher with hard hitting batters as they dropped their double header 20-0 and 9-0.
The SHS Warrior Varsity Baseball team grabbed an early lead and they refused to relinquish it as they beat Hot Springs in a double header 13-2 and 14-3 last Friday in T or C.
The Socorro Warrior 2012-2013 junior wrestling season ended in March with 20 total wrestlers participating from ages 5 to 15.
For graduating senior captain Enrique Koerdell of New Mexico Tech's men's rugby team, it was "closure." Koerdell's Pygmies didn't beat the Santos RFC in Santa Fe Saturday — in 40 years only one Pygmy squad has — but they came close.
Josh Kerns was hired in December 2012 as the city of Socorro's new recreation director. He brings with him several years of experience running successful recreational programs in the area. He implements a positive philosophy for any current structure that will improve participation.
New Mexico Tech's men's and women's rugby clubs combined to host the "Eighth Sometimes Annual Socorro Challenge" on April 13, and although neither team managed a victory, from all other indications the nine-team tournament was a success.
Russell Moses, the director of Socorro's Boot Camp Boxing Gym, took four participants to the state Junior Olympics Boxing Tournament held at Los Lunas High School last Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Three were named champions and the other was named runner up.