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Tech captures rugby championship

Photo courtesy of William D. Colburn: First-year player Tanner Graham, of Alamogordo, advances the ball for New Mexico Tech during his team’s 6-0 upset of the UNM Lobos. Tech won the Rio Grande Rugby championship tournament in Socorro Saturday.

The New Mexico Tech Rugby Club defied the odds – and 75 percent of recent history – to become 2014-2015 collegiate champions of the Rio Grande Rugby Union in Socorro on Saturday.

Silva leads Warriors to another victory

The Socorro Warrior golf team captured the Great 8 team title in Ruidoso with a team score of 318 in the beautiful spring conditions March 27 at The Links at Sierra Blanca golf course.

SHS boy golfers victorious

The Socorro High School boys' golf team cruised to a 58-shot victory over the Alamogordo Tigers and five other teams at the Tiger Invitational at the Desert Lakes Golf Course in Alamogordo on Monday, March 16.

Tech Pygmies fall in El Paso

Photo courtesy of Dave Wheelock: UTEP back D.J. Forbes tries to elude the tackle of New Mexico Tech Rugby Club’s Ben Turner Saturday. Scrambling at right is halfback Brian Arko, while fullback Darien Williams (No. 15) prepares to assist. The Miners beat the Pygmies 39-22 in El Paso.

Carrying just one substitute player, 16 New Mexico Tech Pygmies fulfilled their travel obligation to the University of Texas at El Paso Saturday, but their version of "ironman rugby" fell short in a 39-22 defeat. In a contest between a superior forward pack (NMT) and an ascendant backline (UTEP), the backs carried the day for the Miners, avenging a 28-27 loss in Socorro on Sept. 13.