The Steers basketball team's sensational season came to an abrupt halt on Saturday in the first round of the state tournament.
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Magdalena's girls basketball coach Wally Sanchez has led the Class 1A Lady Steers to yet another winning season, which has become the norm for him.
The Socorro Warriors won first place in their first tournament of the year at Desert Lakes Golf Course in Alamogordo on Monday. They beat the Deming Wildcats by 12 shots. Seven teams competed in the Tiger Invite with the Socorro Warriors leading the field with a score of 325.
On March 7 Dezirae Armijo was recognized by the New Mexico State Senate. The Socorro High School senior was honored before the Senate for her outstanding achievements both academic and athletic. Armijo was chosen for the New Mexico School Boards Association Excellence for Student Achievement Award.
Late on Jan. 4 the Steers girls basketball team had just lost to Tularosa, a team it had beaten in the season opener on Nov. 29, and were in the midst of a three-game losing streak.
The Warriors just haven't been gracious hosts to Magdalena this year.
Coming off a tough 65-54 loss at Silver on Feb. 22, the Warriors basketball team managed to regroup and handle Hot Springs 87-59 during the first round of the District 3-3A tourney on Tuesday. Socorro improved to 10-16 on the season.
The Steers boys are one step closer to a District 2-1A tournament championship after beating Mountainair Tuesday in the opening round, then handling Jemez Valley on Thursday to advance to the league finals today at To'hajiilee.
The Lady Warriors basketball team finished off District 3-3A play on Friday night with a 56-32 win over the Silver Colts.
Last Tuesday evening possibly marked the last time the Warriors seniors took to the hardcourt at Socorro High School, and those seniors didn't disappoint.
After the Magdalena boys beat To'hajiilee off a late Dre Montoya 3-pointer on Feb. 1, they knew they'd be in for a dog fight when they faced the Warriors on the road last Friday night.
The Magdalena girls basketball team wrapped up its regular season on Tuesday by dispensing of To'hajiille on the road 82-39.
The Magdalena girls basketball team picked up a huge District 2-1A win on Feb. 16 in beating Jemez Valley 64-54. The Warriors had previously been unbeaten in league play and handed the Steers their only district loss 57-56 on Jan. 26.
It is not difficult to see how much the Socorro boys basketball team has improved so far this season.
The equivalent of two 10-man rugby matches in Socorro on Saturday resulted in what sounds like a lopsided basketball score: 80 to 50, in favor of the visiting Las Cruces Horny Toads. The Horny Toads are a men's club composed largely of New Mexico State University alumni ruggers.
Soccer season never really ends.
The Steers girls basketball team is on a three-game win streak of their own as they beat Desert Academy 69-4 on Friday at home, then followed up that victory with a 64-31 road win at Mountainair on Saturday.
A solid three-game win streak for the Warriors came to a halt Friday night in Socorro as the visiting Silver Colts handed the Warriors a 63-40 District 3-3A loss.
It's a plausible claim that nearly every basketball coach understands the importance of peaking at the right time during any given season. The way the Lady Warriors are playing recently, it looks like head coach Marleen Greenwood has her squad playing its best ball heading into the final weeks of the 2012-2013 campaign.