The game itself is no longer the reason I still watch the scant amount of football that I do. I'm referring to North American-style gridiron football, of course. Far more than for whatever interest I can muster for a bulwark of the entertainment industry masquerading as sport, I occasionally tune in out of familial loyalty. My grandfather was among a handful of Oneida men who were sought after by a Green Bay team before the formation of the Packers, but a long career at Carlisle Indian School had left him physically unable to carry on after returning home to our reservation in the early 1900s. As the only publicly-owned organization in a league populated by rogue millionaires (just investigate where their stadiums come from), the Packers are a feel-good way to keep in touch with Dad's side as winter arrives in the "other" Bay Area.
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The Magdalena girls basketball team improved to 4-1 in District 2-1A after taking care of To’hajiilee on Feb. 1, 69-24. The Steers led 30-15 at halftime then outscored the Lady Warriors 20-4 in the third quarter to take a commanding 50-19 lead.
Both the Socorro boys and girls basketball teams got off to good starts in District 3-3A play over the weekend as both teams beat Hot Springs Friday, then both squads turned around and beat Cobre on Saturday.
The Steers aren't exactly used to being caught up in tight ball games this season. In their 15 wins heading into Friday night's game with To'hajiilee, Magdalena had beaten its opponents by an average of 23 points per game.
The Socorro swim team traveled to Farmington on Jan. 26 to participate in the Panther-Scorpion Invitational, and both the boys and girls teams continued to produce quality results.
The Magdalena boys basketball team is now on a four-game winning streak after beating Menaul on Jan. 25 and Jemez Valley on Jan. 26.
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The Magdalena girls basketball team dropped a heartbreaking district contest Jan. 26 at Jemez Valley, 57-56.
All girls interested in playing softball this season for the Lady Warriors are encouraged to come to practice starting Feb. 14.
Few athletes understand the true nature of the bubble.
Few people may have expected the Magdalena boys basketball team to begin the season 11-0, given the amount of starting talent the Steers lost from last season.
The roundball Warriors' record might not suggest as much, but hands down they've been playing much-improved basketball as of late. Socorro (5-13) put together two solid games against West Las Vegas and Portales last week, and as of Jan. 22 it looks like the Warriors finally put it all together in a convincing 73-63 win over Fort Wingate (11-6).
The 15th Albuquerque Academy Invitational swim meet on Jan. 19 was a big deal.
Barrel racers of all levels won't have to wait for state fair or regional rodeo events to get their competition on.
The Lady Warriors are now more than halfway through their 2012-13 season, and at this point two irrefutable truths can be said about them.
The Socorro swim teams competed in the Horsemen Invite in Santa Fe on Jan. 12, and both teams had strong showings.
After dropping a hard-fought contest to Portales on Jan. 18 in the Hope Christian Invitational, the Warriors basketball team rebounded with an 81-47 win over Hatch Valley on Jan. 19.
The week of Jan. 15 represented another taxing stretch for the Lady Warriors basketball team as it stared down a rematch with Sandia Prep, then traveled north to Albuquerque to play in the Hope Christian Invitational.
The Warriors basketball team is undoubtedly young, at least in regard to varsity court time, and it definitely has some talent.
The Socorro swim season is in more than full swing at this point in 2013, and at about the halfway mark head coach Deidra Vinson and her squad are heading in a positive direction.