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Magdalena meets Capitan

Steers vs Capitan 4 COL

Susann Mikkelson/El Defensor Chieftain photo: Uncertainty was the name of the game when the Magdalena Steers met the Capitan Tigers for the Tigers’ homecoming game on November 2. No. 11…[Read more]

Lady Warriors advance to quarterfinals

Susann Mikkelson/El Defensor Chieftain:  Dominque Molina, No. 7, scored the Lady Warriors’ only point against the Portales Rams in Saturday’s game for round one of the playoffs. Here, Molina dribbles around two opponents, as No. 1 Emily Chavez backs her up.

The Lady Warriors fought hard for their 1 – 0 win against the Portales Rams on Saturday, in first round of the finals. Both goalies worked hard, shutting each other out for the full first half. Dominque Molina scored the Lady Warriors' only goal early in the second half, off an assist from Sabine Fuierer.

Lady Steers ease up on To'hajillee

The Lady Steers backed off their game some on Oct. 31 against the To'hajiilee Warriors, still pulling off a 3 – 0 win, advancing their winning streak to six and an 18-2 record, 12-0 in their district. Non-starters and some junior varsity teammates were rotated in during the second and third game, causing a tighter game for the second set. This play time will be valuable experience for less experience players next year, when Magdalena loses six graduating seniors, four of whom starters.

Queens run close in exhibition

Courtesy Danielle Abode/NM Tech: NMT Queens’ Cassie Coleman looks for the ball while Phoebe Nicholls (in black) drives in a scrum during the Prom rugby competition in Las Cruces Saturday.

New Mexico Tech's Queens Rugby Cub participated in an unusual sporting event on the New Mexico State University campus Saturday. Prom dress rugby was the theme as 7-member teams from Tech, NMSU, and the University of Texas at El Paso donned formal wear (and rugby boots) to scrum down in a lighthearted round robin competition. The host club emerged victorious with wins over the Queens and UTEP's Desert Dames while Tech lost in the final minute to a UTEP side reinforced with NMSU players.

Lady Warriors secure home advantage

The Lady Warriors nailed the win on Tuesday night, playing with a new passion against the Hot Springs Tigers in their last regular season home performance of the year. The Lady Warriors secured home advantage for their first district game next Thursday, also against the Tigers, with a 3-0 win, in three tightly played sets. Seniors Tamera Chavez, Jaedyn Gutierrez, Maria Alderete, Ashley Pyke and Natalie Paz had extra reason to play from the heart.