The Sun Country Junior Golf Foundation's Parent-Junior Team Championship was held in Socorro for the first time this Sunday, and there is a good chance it will become an annual charity affair for the New Mexico Tech venue. There were 22 parent/child team entrees, an improvement on last year's number of 14.
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The Lady Warriors golf team hosted their 12th annual golf fundraiser on Saturday at the New Mexico Tech Golf Course.
Friday night lights on the field of Capitol High School illuminated the season opener for the Jaguars and the Socorro Warriors. Both teams were riddled with a litany of costly penalties, which some attributed to opening night jitters.
Travis Sullivan held a mini-bull riding at the Socorro County Fairgrounds on Sept. 2, following the Socorro County Fair and Rodeo over the weekend. The mini-bull riding was the only bull riding event of the weekend to have any qualified rides.
Socorroan Louis Valdez's Mug Bogs Unlimited promises plenty of thrills on Sunday morning as four-wheel drive trucks and dragsters race across 150 feet of 4-foot-deep mud in the arroyo north of the livestock barns — whichever vehicles go the farthest in the least amount of time win cash prizes.
The Lady Steers took charge in their season opener against the Socorro Warriors on Tuesday night, winning 3-0.
What a difference a week makes for the young Lady Warriors soccer team. The ladies quickly rebounded from their rocky start by winning the Socorro Cup Round Robin tournament last Saturday, then picking up a 3-0 win against Pojoaque on Monday at home. They didn't fare so well on Tuesday, however, losing 3-0 to Valencia.
While the Socorro High School athletic director is laid up nursing an injury — one that may keep him out all season — Socorro Warrior athletics carries on with the help of an experienced and dedicated coaching staff.
The Magdalena Steers athletics program has very full fall schedules, and is already geared up for a strong season.
Two of the three Socorro juniors who played in the first Junior Tour Championship placed in the top five overall. Ricky Silva placed first in the 13 to 15 age group, and Sean Moore placed fourth in the same division. Will Benson, also of Socorro, tied for 18th in the 16-18 year division. No local girls participated in the tournament.
The Quemado Community Equestrian Association held its second youth bull riding of the year Aug. 10, in conjunction with the semi-annual all-school reunion held in Quemado. This is the first reunion that has included the youth bull riding event.
The Socorro Fire Department and city of Socorro hosted an all-night volleyball tournament Aug. 9 at Sedillo Park to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Contestants gathered early Saturday morning at Sedillo Park by the municipal pool for the annual Socorro Chile Harvest Triathlon. Participants 14 and under up to those in their 70s, some more fit than others, and one in a wheel chair showed up to what many of them called the best organized and well-run triathlon in the state. The swim is 400 meters, the bike course is 20 kilometers and the run is 5 kilometers.
The fourth annual Socorro Chile Harvest Youth Triathlon on Friday evening was staged at the New Mexico Tech swimming pool and adjacent areas. The swim, bike and run event was a family event as parents were making last minute adjustments to their children's equipment and disposition.
The newest member of Socorro Bass Club, Richard Vigil, reaped the reward of first place in the club championship tournament last Sunday at Elephant Butte, despite unfavorable conditions at the lake. Vigil, a "non-boater," won the tournament with the most overall weight, beating out the second-place Walter Robinson, who brought home the big fish award with a 5.42 pound Bass. Third place went to Rocky Bradly, who guided Vigil into first.
Ashlyn Aguilar's goal was to win her third gold medal this year at USA Track and Field National Championships after winning gold at both the state and regional meets this summer. She got so close, but missed the gold by .01 meter. Her best throw measured 34.55 meters.
The 2013 firewood cutting season begins on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest. The season will run through February 2014, weather permitting.