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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY MARCH 4 2011 5 Lady Mavericks upset the Lady Wildcats for the District Championship Submitted by AMANDA GUERREROILordsburg On February 25 'h 2011, the Lady Mavericks boarded the bus to go head to head with the Tularosa Lady Wildcats. The Lady Mavericks had lost twice to the Lady Wildcats in district play, but this time was different be- cause the Lady Mavericks were not prepared to lose three times 'to the same team. The game was off to an ex- citing start because both teams came out playing hard. The lead switched back and forth between the Lady Mavericks and the Lady Wildcats throughout the 1 s' and 2 "d quarters. When the half-time Iuzzer went off the Lady Maver- icks were down by 5 points. The Lady Mavericks came out cold in the third quarter and fell behind by 19 points. The Lady Mavericks seemed to have lost "their drive that they had in the first half and they were strug- gling to find it once again, but this wasn't something new to the Lady Mavericks. The third quar- ter has been the Lady Mavericks weakness throu.ghout the season Gila River - The flow is 65 cfs and fishing is slow with very little 'pressure. Rio Grande - The flow is 20 cfs below Elephant Butte' Dam. Fishing is slow to fair with some walleye being caught in the deep holes with shiners. Bill Evans Lake: Winter trout waters -Fishing for trout is slow fair usifig Power Bait and worms. Also, trolling is reported as slow to fair when using spinners. The lake was stocked with 8,075 triploid rain- bow trout last week. Caballo Lake - Fishing is generally slow with light pressure. Water levels are low and will remain so until spring. Reports remain the same. Anglers having success are fishing the deeper holes but fishing for all species is slow. Minnows and night crawlers are working the best for now. Elephant Butte Lake - Fishing pressure has picked up a bit with the warmer weather. White bass have not started to bite as of yet. Small tnouth bass are reported as fair when using shiners or white and green slabs and crank baits. The fish are reported as scattered and being caught all over the lake. Catfish are reported as fair with shrimp. Striped bass are turning on by the dam. Anglers are using bluegill and while bombers. Crappie are reported as slow. No report on other spe- cies. Gienwood Ponds - Fishing has been slow with light pressure. The ponds were stocked with 1,530 triploid rainbow trout last week. Lake Roberts - Fishing is reported as fair to good for trout using bobbers with worms and'Power bait 4 feet below surface. The lake was stocked with 5,780 triploid rainbow trout last week. Quemado Lake - No report. Snuffy's Tackle Shop has closed for the winter season, so there are no services at the lake at this time. The lake was stocked with 5,440 triploid rainbow trout last week. Snow Lake - No report. Foster, adoptive parents needed in New Mexico Submitted by CYFD Becoming a foster or adop- tive parent can make a huge differ- ence in the life of a child. Join us for an information meet- ing to be held this month of February in your area. Please call Ronny Diaz, CYFD Foster & Adoptive Parent Recruiter at (575) 434-5950 ext. 121 for more informa- tion or visit us on the web at www.cyfd.org. Se Habla Espanol Foster or Adopt a New Mexico Youth Cassidy Age 1 ! Grade 5 Cassidy is a delightful young lady who is very outgo- ing and social and likes to engage others in conversation. Although she is the only child in her bio- logical family she does well with her foster siblings and likes to play sports with them. Cassidy is receiving special education ser- vices to help her catch up in read- Caasidy ing and writing so she can have the tools to excel academically. Cassidy does not have any food al- lergies and like most kids she likes pizza, chicken nuggets and pasta. She is very creative and likes art, danc- ing music and. riding., her bike. Cassidy is looking for a two parent family who can keep up with her high energy level and be active with her. New parents will become the biggest support members of her therapeutic team to learn how to work through be- havioral challenges and provide the best care. Cassidy will do best if placed with a family who will continue the therapy needed for their own support, while they work to develop a healthy rela- tionship and level of trust with this' special young lady. For more information about adopting or fostering through the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, please visit www.CYFD.org or call 1-800- 432-2075. and for some reason when the fourth quarter rolls around they seem to find their drive once again. Tularosa fans as well as the players didn't expect what happened next. The fourth quarter began and the Lady Mavericks got back to business and like many teams fear the Lady Mavericks became lethal with their 3-point shooting. Senior Sarah Atilano and Junior Rachelle Gomez de- cided that it was time to do what they knew how to do'. Both Atilano and Gomez had two 3-' pointers a piece in the early part of the fourth quarter. With a team effort the Lady Mavericks tied the game at 57 putting Tularosa fans in shock and mak- ing the Lady Maverick fans go crazy. With 4:21 left in the game Tularosa took the lead again by 4 points, but Rachelle Gomez Was not about to let the Lady Wildcats have the lead so she hit another 3-pointer and then got a steal and scored an easy lay up to put them up 62-61 with 3:34 left in the game. The game was then tied at 62 when Tularosa made one of two free throws. The lead kept going back and fourth, but with 1:58 to go Rachelle Gomez decided she was going to put a stop to the tug of war by hitting her fourth three of the game bringing the Lady Mavericks lead to 5. Sa- rah Atilano helped secure this lead by being 4 of 4 from the free throw line. The Lady Wild- " cats were able to make a couple more baskets with seconds left, but it wouldn't be enough to help them pull through with the win. Time ran out confirming the Lady MaCcericks as the District 2A Champions. Rachelle Go'mez lead the team with 31 total points for the game hitting five 3-pointers and Sarah.Atilano was the second leading scorer with a total of 22 points.hitting four 3-pointers. Other scorers for the game. were Selina Munoz with 8 points (hitting two 3-pointers), Michelle Thomas with 6 points, and Kristine Estrada andAlisha Gonzalez both had 2 points The Lady Mavericks will. now move on to the regional tournament traveling to Estancia who has been seeded number .5 in the state They will play at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2011 in E3tancia and the win- ner will advance to the state tour- nament. The Lady Mavericks have been seeded number 12 in the state, but they are prepared to show were they really should be. The girls plan on taking it one game at a time and just play- ing like they know how. Please support your Lady Mavericks any way that you can because they are an amazing team set- ting out on an awesome jour- ney. POISON IFYOU HEARD THATYOU CAN'T GE'r HIGH-SPEED INTERNET, THEN YOU HEARD WRONG. Get WildBlue LIMITED TIME OFFER " $0 .00 TO GET STARTED (regularly $14995) Includes FREE stanttard installation! ,, . p wildblue. 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Unfortunately, this game was the end of the Animas boys' season.The Animas girls' team, though, finished District Playoffs ranking 6 th in the State, and will advance into the State Playoffs.They will host Escalante on Friday, March 4 th, in the Animas High School Gym. Game time is at 6 PM, so please come out and cheer your Lady Panthers on into the State Tournament. By ELIZABETH RICHINSlHidalgo County Herald 1-800-222-1222 Dept. of Health investigating Measles case in New Mexico resident Submitted by NM DOH/Santa Fe The New Mexico Depart- ment of Health annOunced today that it is investigating case of the measles in Santa Fe County. The Department's Scientific Labora- tory Division confirmed the case in a 27-year-old woman who was not immunized against the dis- ease and had recently returned from a trip overseas. The person is currently hospitalized. This is the first confirmed measles case in New Mexico since 2008. "We are orking with the patient and the Centers for Dis- ease Control and Prevention to identify people who may have been exposed so we can prevent more cases of the disease," said Secretary Designate of the De- partment of Health Catherine Torres MD. "This case should serve as a reminder to all of us to keep our immunizations up to date - especially when it comes to children. Immunizations are the best tool we have to protect people from serious and poten- tially life threatening diseases." Measles is highly contagious and transmitted through the air. We Now Have S A U,SAG l .BUR R I TO S? MENI00I)O Sat.urdaY & Sunday Stop in-a.nd See us today! Open 7 Days a Week! 6:DOAM - 8:30 PM 604 E. Motel Drive 542-8989 Lordsburg, NM Credit Cards Early symptoms of measles in- clude: red eyes, fever, runny nose and cough. Within a few days fol- lowing the cough and runny nose, a rash will begin on the face and spread down the body. Measles is diagnosed by a combination of symptoms and laboratory testing. The Department of Health has identified the following air- line flight the person was on while contagious! Southwest Air- lines flight 2605 scheduled de- parture from Denver at 9:55pm and rriving at Albuquerque Sunport at approximately 11:10pm on February 22. Passen- gers are considered protected from measles infection if they were born before 1957, had measles in the past, or have re- ceived two doses of measles vac- cine. People who may have been exposed to measles and develop an illness should call their medi- cal' provider first to make arrange- ments to be seen without expos- ing other patients to the virus. Signs and symptoms of measles include an illness with fever, cough, runny nose, or pink eye and the' development of a rash. Adults needing measles vaccine can contact their medi- cal provider or Nurse Advice New Mexico at 1-877-725- 2552. Vaccines are free for any child in New Mexico, regard- less of insurance status, under the Vaccines for Children pro- gram. Children who have no insurance coverage can get the vaccine at their local public health office. Public health of- fice contact information can be found in the blue pages of the phonebook or online at www.nmhealth,org. Infants under one year of age, pregnant women, or immunocompromised individu- als who were exposed to the measles patient may need to re- ceive other medications to pro- tect them. Medical providers should report suspect cases of measles to the Department of Health's Epidemiology and Response Division at (505) 827-0006. Steve R. Marquez 12/10/56 - 3/9/08 You never said I'm leaving You never said goodbye. , You were gone before I knew it, And only God knew why. A million times I needed you, A million times I cried. If Love alone could have saved you, You never would have died. 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