Compiled by Denise Ortega
MAY 15, 1973
LARRY OLGUIN easily won the 180 low hurdles a good 3 yards ahead of 2nd place Merlino of Santa Fe. Eugene Martin upset the field in the Pole Vault winning the event. He was the only boy to clear 12’4”. This height is only a foot shy of the State record and inches short of the district record. Martin is only a sophomore. Martin had also placed 2nd in district. The Socorro team scored more points at State than all district teams except Cobre.
MAY 17, 1973
MILLIGAN COMMENDED. L.G. Boles, State Highway Engineer, New Mexico State Highway Department, has sent a letter of commendation to Joe Milligan upon Mr. Milligan’s recent retirement from the Highway Department. Mr. Milligan retired from the highway Department after years of employment with the state road unit. Mr. Milligan began his work career with the state in 1951 and upon his retirement was employed as an Equipment Operator for District One. Mr. Boles letter to Mr. Milligan expressed the appreciation of the staff and the Department for many years of loyal work for the people and state of New Mexico.
LONG-DISTANCE UNM GRADUATES. Two Socorro women will graduate from the University of New Mexico after fulfilling their requirements through New Mexico Tech’s ITV, long distance education. Alice Jojola and Shelly Rice both will graduate at the university. Jojola will graduate with a master’s degree in educational administration. She will graduate with honors having posted a 3.90 grade-point average and higher and is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society. Rice will receive an educational specialist in administration degree.
THE ALAMO COMMUNITY has chosen the new Miss Alamo for the 1997-1998 season. Crystal Monte was chosen to represent the community. Miss Monte is of the Two-Came-For-Water clan and born to the Apache clan. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Olson Monte. The community each year selects one of its young women to represent the Alamo people. The young woman must be between 15 and 21 years of age, be unmarried and speak both Navajo and English fluently. She also must be able to demonstrate knowledge of Navajo culture and be able to present herself publicly.
MAY 16, 2013
GOLF GIRLS WIN AGAIN. The tradition continues. Having won their last six state golf championships in a row, winning this year’s Class A-AAA state tournament played on the New Mexico Tech course on Monday and Tuesday gave the ladies from Socorro bragging rights big time. They’ve now won 18 state championship trophies, more than any high school team ever. Many of these championships were played against teams in all classes, 3-A through 5-A. And the Socorro ladies won every tournament they played this year.
VALIANT BASEBALL EFFORT. The Socorro Warriors put in a valiant effort in last weekend’s championship game against the Ruidoso Warriors May 10 and 11, but didn’t quite pull off the championship title, after losing two straight games by one run. Derrick Prieto pitched 58 balls and 93 strikes in Friday’s game; Socorro lost 6 to 7. Saturday’s game was also close, with a final score of 2 to 3, Ruidoso. Ignacio Chaves pitched for the May 11 game.