High School cross-country runner Emerald Goranson and third grader Emma Montoya competed in the National USA Track and Field Junior Olympics cross-country championship meet in San Antonio, Texas, in December. Both runners qualified for the national meet after competing in the USATF New Mexico state championships in Albuquerque on Nov. 16, and then racing in the regional championships in El Paso on Nov. 23. The regional championships included runners from New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Texas. Runners were required to run in the top 30 individual finishers for their age group to qualify for the national championship. Goranson finished 13th in the 13-14 age group, and Montoya finished 24th in the 8 and under age group.
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â€¢ In March, the Magdalena Lady Steers were leaders in basketball for the 2012-2013 season in 1A District 2 and placed fifth in state for 1A, with a 21 – 6 record. The Magdalena Steers held second place in District 2 and placed in state in basketball for 1A, with a 25 – 1 record.
Socorro High School dance team Charisma Blues participated in their first dance competition on Dec. 14, at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
Spectators and the opposing Grady Broncos traveled through snow and ice on Dec. 21 to reach the Quemado High School hosted basketball games. The boys varsity team soared over the Broncos — literally and figuratively — with a final score of 84 – 49. The Junior varsity boys also won their game, 38 – 28. There was some overlap in players between JV and varsity for both teams.
The Socorro Warriors lost by one point with a buzzer beater by the Raton Tigers on Dec. 19 in the Pojoaque Invitational, with a final score of 53 – 54. They followed up with another tight loss, this time by three, in overtime, 64 – 67. The Warriors went on to beat Mesa Vista 68 – 48 in the final tournament round on Saturday.
The Quemado Lady Eagles showed marked improvement on Dec. 21 against the Grady Broncos, over their first game of the season against the Evangel Christian Academy in late November. The Ladies still demonstrate need for fundamental development, however, exhibited by their loss of 36 – 53.
Seniors Maria Alderete, Tamera Chavez and Ashley Pyke were selected to the 3A all-district team earlier this month, their final honor for Lady Warriors volleyball.
The Socorro Warriors played their usual strong first quarter on Tuesday evening at Hatch Valley, running their plays, nailing their shots and exhibiting good defense. The difference on Tuesday was that they didn't stop playing after the first quarter. They continued on to win their first game of the season, with a score of 86 – 61.
The Lady Warriors struggled from the start in Tuesday night's game against the Hatch Valley Bears, resulting in a 44 – 60 loss for the Ladies.
The Warriors came out strong in the first quarter of the game against Pojoaque last Saturday on their home court. Not quite four minutes in, they were up 11 to 9, and sinking virtually all of their shots, including a few 3-pointers. It looked like the Warriors were on a roll, until two minutes before the end of the quarter, when the Elks picked up steam and caught up, tying the game 24 -24, and then making the last shot of the quarter to pull ahead by two.
The Magdalena Steers took the Steers Stampede championship with a 84 – 35 win over the Hatch Valley Bears on Dec. 7.
The Reserve Lady Mountaineers and Alamo Navajo Cougars gave a crowd-pleasing performance on Dec. 7 during the Steers Stampede tournament in Madgalena, with a a final score of 52 – 46 Reserve, in overtime.
High School cross-country runner Emerald Goranson and third grader Emma Montoya will travel to San Antonio, Texas this Saturday to compete in the national USA Track and Field Junior Olympics cross-country championship meet.
The Socorro Warriors kicked off the varsity game with a 5-0 lead on Tuesday night, but that lead was short lived.
The Warriors did well in relays and individual races, placing second in the boys 200-meter free relay and third in the 200-meter medley relay during the Tiger Jaguar Invitational on Nov. 23.
Coach Cody Lee knew at the beginning of the season that this was going to be a building year for the Warriors football team. But no one anticipated the Warriors would have their worst season on record in recent history.
Quemado's Lady Eagles have kicked off their basketball season on a losing streak, opposite that of their male counterparts.
The Quemado Eagles are off to a head start with a 3-0 record in their first two weeks of play, leading their district and Class B to date.
The Socorro County Bass Club finished its season with a Fruit Jar Tournament at Elephant Butte on Oct. 27.