The Socorro cross country teams and their supports logged 457 miles during a fundraiser at NM Tech.
Russell Huffman | El Defensor Chieftain

Along with an improved record, the Warriors soccer team is making waves in the statistical ranking, with Ivan Giron leading the state in scoring and Kyle Berger second in assists.

Giron’s No. 1 ranking comes off 19 goals and is head and shoulders above his competition, with three players tied for second with ten goals each. Berger has eight assists, and Socorro’s Derek Acosta is fifth-ranked with five assists.

The No. 13 ranked Socorro Lady Warriors volleyball team captured the championship at the Magdalena Steers Invitational tournament over the weekend.

Socorro (5-) owns a win over No. 2 Robertson (3-0) and has been getting voting coaches’ attention.

Gallup comes to town to face the Lady Warriors on Sept. 28 in a 6 p.m. match.

Mag moves to 5-3

Magdalena improved its record to 5-3 on the year with a 3-1 win against Pine Hill in the silver bracket of the Steers tournament. Two of the Steers’ losses have come at the hands of No. 13 3A Socorro.

Magdalena has been getting some tremendous front-line play, and seniors Kambree Montoya and Hanna Guerro lead the team with 34 and 26 kills, respectively.

The Steers play host to Capitan on Sept. 19 at 6 p.m.

Warriors soccer

After starting the soccer season 3-1, the Warriors soccer team has struggled against some experienced teams, which has dropped Socorro’s 3-4 on the year. The Warriors’ next home date is Sept. 30, when Socorro opens District 3-3A play against Hatch Valley at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Alamo football

Alamo Navajo has started to find its offensive stride but is still looking for the win column four games into the season. On Sept. 8, the Cougars lost a 66-38 contest against Navajo Pine and were so close the week before against Pine Hill, but the Cougars fell 56-54.

Alamo Volleyball

The Lady Cougars have started their season with a 3-1 mark under new head coach Billson Herrera, who reported that his team’s conditioning is improving after many logistical problems to start the season.

Alamo has a three-game stretch of road games before returning home on Sept. 26 when the Lady Cougars take on Jemez Valley.