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klUWWiiJmmP iiii lllllll lmm Wm 1111ulllm I II|lliiiqNnmmml lllIlllmlll ...... HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD ;RIDAY~ DECEMBER 17~ 2010 5 Here's to Health Reduce St and Feelings of Depression this Holid Contributed by Hidalgo County Health Consortium By MICHELE GIESE, RN The holidays can be a very stressful time. but there are sev- eral things you can do to reduce stress and have a safe and happy holiday season. Amanda Lopez. a school mental health advocate for the New Mexico Department of Health in southwestern New Mexico, said while the holidays are traditionally a time of celebra- tion, for many people the season can bring on additional stress, a sense of loneliness and in some cases depression. "This time of year can be es- pecially hard on people who are dealing with a personal crisis Mavs to play at home Thursday and Friday The Lordsburg High School Mavericks boys basketball team will host its first home games this Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, December 16, the Mavericks will take on the Animas Panthers at 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. Friday's game action will be against the number one ranked Cliff Cowboys. JV will play at 5:00 p.m. and the varsity will tip off at 6:30 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend. such as coping- with the loss of a loved one or worrying about their finances because of the current economic situation" Lopez said. Lopez offers the following tips-for families to help reduce holiday stress: Plan a budget. Many people overspend during the holiday season, which can add to their stress. Take the time to fig- ure out how" much you can realis- tically spend a~ad stick to that budget. Watch what yon eat. The holidays are atime when people tend to over indulge in sweets and fatty foods. You can enjoy the holiday foods in mod- eration and still eat a balanced diet. Don't skip your work- out. Between holiday parties, last minute shopping and the long list of activities that come up around this time of year, people often sac- rifice the time usually reserved for exercising. Getting plenty of ex- ercise can help reduce stress and give you more energy to get through the day. Get help if you need it. Talk to your physician or mental health professional if you are ex- periencing the signs of depres- sion. Talk to your friends and family about your feelings and don't be afraid to ask for help. "We are bombarded with so much stress this time of year it can lead to more serious issues such as depression and even sui- cide. Especially in a rural state like New Mexico preventing sui- Gabriel Hernandez lays theStacie Shelton takes the shot ball up for 2. against a Duncan defender Panthers host Dun Wild ber 7th By ELIZABETH RICHINS/Hidalgo County Herald On Tuesday, December 7% the Animas Panther basketball teams hosted the Duncan Wildkats. The games took place in the Animas High School Gym. The JV girls were first to play, and they had their hands full. The game was very close the whole time, and the Panthers trailed at the end. When it didn't look like Animas could come back, they did, taking the win 39-38. The JV boys' game wasn't as close, as the Pan- thers handled the Wildkats and took the victory, 45-20. In the Varsity girls' game, things were good for Animas as well. The game was tight at times, but the Lady Panthers snatched the win. leaving the final score 38-27. For the last game of the night, the Varsity boys took the floor. In a fast-moving game, the Panthers were able to beat the Wildkats 47-33. Animas High School Boys Basketball 2010 December 9-11 @ Cloudcroft Tourney TBA December 16 @ Lordsburg 5:00/6:30 January 4 @Duncan 4:00/7:00 January 6-8 @ Maverick Stampede TBA January ll vs. Lordsburg 5:00/6:30 January 21 @San Simon 7:00 January 28 @Quemado 4:30/7:30 January 29 @Reserve 2:30/5:30 February 3 vs. Quemado 4:30/7:30 February 4 vs Cliff 4:00/7:00 February 10 vs. Reserve 4:30/7:30 February 19 @ Cliff 4:30/7:30 TBA District Playoffs TBA March 5 1st Round of State TBA March 8-12 State Tourney Albuquerque Animas High School Girls .Basketball 2010 December 7 vs. Duncan 3:00/6:00 December 9-11 @ Cloudcroft Tourney TBA December 16 vs. Lordsburg 5:00/6:30 January 4 @ Duncan 2:30/5:30 January 6-8 @ Cliff Tourney TBA January 11 @ Lordsburg 5:00/6:30 =January 21 @ San Simon 5:30 January 28 @ Quemado 3:00/6:00 January 29 @ Reserve 1:00/4:00 February 3 vs. Quemado 3:00/6:00 February 4 vs. Cliff 2:30/5:30 February 10 vs. Reserve 3:00/6:00 February 19 @ Cliff 3:00/6:00 TBA District Playoffs March 4, 2011 1st Round of State March 8-12. 2011 State Toumey in cide is everyone's responsibility. Make an effort to routinely check up on family members or friends who may have mental health is- sues suchas depression or anxi- ety, and if needed, take them to get the help they need. Signs of depression can include feelings of sadness or anxiety that last for more than a few weeks, dramatic changes to sleeping and eating habits and an unwillingness to go about your normal daily activi- ties," Lopez said. If you or a loved one is expe- riencing depression there is a FREE CRISIS HELP LINE of- fered by Border Area Mental Health to persons living in Grant. Hidalgo, Luna and Catron coun-, ties. You can reach a FREE on- call therapist at (575) 388-4412 or Toll-free at 1-800-426-0997. The Toll-free Crisis Assis- tance Listening Line: 1 (866) 314-6841 is also available. The calls are free and lines are open 24/7. Although the responders are trained in crisis intervention, callers do not need to be in a cri- sis to call. The New Mexico Depart- ment of Health spends about $500.000 each year to prevent suicides in New Mexico. The Department also funds the New Mexico Suicide Prevention Coa- lition for providing training, cre- ating awareness and working with survivors. The National Suicide Prevention lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). ### Michele Giese is a member of the NM Department of Health, Re- gion 5 Health Promotion Team Giese can be reached at Michele.giese @ state.nm, us or 538-8573 ext 121 The Animas Panthers (both teams) with their 2nd place trophies. Panthers participate in Mountain Top Tourney Lalo Elias jumps over the defense to score intense and the Panthers led the Cowgirls from the beginning. In the 2nd half. though, Cliff made a comeback, and beat the Panthers By ELIZABETH RICHINSI Hidalgo County Herald The Animas boys and girls Varsity teams traveled to Cloudcroft this past weekend to take part in the Mountain Top Basketball Tourna- ment. Other partici- pating teams were Gateway Christian. Cloudcroft Varsity, Cloudcroft JV, Capitan. Dexter, and Cliff. On the girls' side of the bracket, Animas was matched against Gateway Christian on Thursday. Tlaey easily took that game, beating the warriors 52-30. On Friday, the Lady Panthers faced - Capitan. They were able to pull off another win, so this put Animas in the Champi- onship game on Saturday against the Cliff Cowgirls. The game was by only 4 points. The Lady Pan- thers took 2"d place in the Tour- nament. On the boys' sidle, the Pail- thers played Cloudcroft JV right off, and took the win 65-19. Then they faced Cloudcroft Varsity. The game was close, as both teams scored left and right. But, Animas was able to find a spark, and pull of the win in die end. In the Champio.n- ship game. the Pan- thers faced the Cliff Cowboys. They played tough against them, but took home 2"d place. Both teams played extremely well in the tourna- ment. Those who made the All Tourna- ment Team were Kayla Shelton scores 2 Merrilee Richardson against Gateway Christian and Karina Sarillano from the girls' team, and Gabriel Hernandez and Channing Moore from the boys' team. Lady finish up 2010 and look forward to On Monday, December 6'h, the Lady Dogies traveled to Morenci. The 7th grade won 21 tO 15. Scorers for this game were Jen- nifer Gonzalez with 9 points, Da- kota UliBarri with'4 points, Enlma Salinas and Mikayla Munoz with 3 points, and Loreua Martinez with 2 points. The 8th grade lost to Morenci 37 to 27. Scorers for this game were Taylor Hayes with 12 points, Rishae Allen with 6 points, Jennifer Gonzalez with 2 points, and Kaitlin Hackworth. Micayla Chavez. and Veronica Eckert with 2 points. On Thursday, December 9th, the Lady Dogies traveled to Sil- ver to take on the Lady Broncos once again. The 7th grade lost 30 to 18. Scorers for this game were Emma Salinas and Micayla Chavez with 4 points. Jennifer Gonzalez and Veronica Eckert with 3 points, Mikayla Munoz with 2 points and Lorena Martinez and Ka3?ci Alvarez with 1 point. The 8th grade also lost to the Lady Broncos 28 to 24. Scorers for this game were Rishae Allen with 8 points. Alex Silva with 7 points, Kaitlin Hackworth. Sierra Ortega, Jennifer Gonzalez. and Taylor Hayes all had 2 points and Emma Salinas had l point. On Saturday, December 11~, the Lady Dogies hosted Snell for their last game of the year. The 7~ grade defeated Snell 57 to 31. This was a very exciting game because for the first time all the 7'~ grade players scored in a game. Scorers for this game were Jen- nifer Gonzalez with 13 points, Emma,Salinas with 12 points, Loreiia Martinez and Kaitlin Hackworth with 8 points. Da- kota Ulibarri With 6 points, Mikavla Munoz with 4 points, Micayla Chavez with 3 points, Kayci Alvarez with 2 points and Taylor Gandara with 1 point. The 8th grade lost to Snell 30 to 33. Scorers were Taylor Hayes With 8 points. Sierra Ortega and Jennifer Gonzalez with 7 points, Monet Neave with 4 point's, Alex Silva with-3 poruts, and Jackie Saenz with 2 points. Lady Dogie Basketball 2010 was very exciting for the players as well as their fans. They had many nail biting games and they really showed the talent that they have. 'The Lady Dogies are looking for- ,ward to 2011 and plan to be just as successful and if you missed out in 2010 than you must make it in 2011 to cheer them on. The Lady Dogies will kick off their 2011 season by hosting Cliff on Tuesday, January 4t". The 7~h grade will play at 5 and the 8th grade will play at 6 at the D.T.M.S. gym. Congrats girls on your success and may it con- tinue on into 2011. GO DOGIES? All Tournament-Karina Sarillano, Gabriel Hernandez, Channing Moore, Merrilee Richardson. bully defined By PATRICK RAMIREZlCounse-the'y view their world. School /or, LMS may be perceived as a threaten- Bullies are not born, they are ing place when none is present. made. Their aggression may be- They may take it out on class- gin at home. especially where mates with little provocation. there is little parental supervi- They will choose targets that ap- sion. pear weak and less popular Their parents may modelwhether at school or in their aggressive behavior as a way to neighborhood. solve problems. Unfortunately, As a community the chal- parents may fail to model non- lenge for all of us is to work violent ways of dealing.with dif- with aggressive children and ficult situations. AS a result, their families to end the cycle their children may not learn the of violence. For additional in- social skills needed to resolve formation on how we are helping conflicts. So, at an early age the bully, please call Mr. Ramirez the way to get what they want at Central Elementary or DTMS. is through force. They learn to respond with anger and usually confront others physically. The immediate response of anger may be a result of the way Date Thurs. - Sat. Dec. 2-4 Thurs. - Sat. Dec. 9-11 Tues. Dec. 14 Thurs. Dec. 16 Fri. Dec. 17 Thurs.-Sat. Jan. 6-8 Tues. Jan. 11 Thurs. Jan. 13 Fri. Jan: 14 Sat. Jan. 15 Thurs. Jan. 20 Sat. Jan. 22 Fri. Jan. 28 Fri. Feb. 4 Tues, Feb. 8 Fri. Feb. 11 Tues. Feb. 15 Wed. Feb. 16 Fri. Feb. 18 Lordsburg High School Boys Basketball 2010-2011 ODoonent Tim~_ @ Cliff Round-Up (V/V/V) T.B.A. @ Tularosa Basin Tourn. (V/V/V) @San Simon (JV) vs. Animas (JV-V) vs. Cliff (JV-V) T.B.A. 7:00 PM 5:00/6:30 PM 5:00/6:30 PM 24th Annual Kelly Saucedo Maverick Stampede (V/V/V) @ Animas (JV-V) vs. San Simon (JV) @ Cliff (JV-V) @. Silver (C-JV-V) @ Duncan (JV-V) vs. Cobre (JV-V) vs. Cloudcroft (JV-V) T.B.A. 5:00/6:30 PM 7:00 PM 5:00/6:30 PM 2:00/3:30/5:00 PM 4:00/7:00 PM 5:00/6:00 PM 5:00/6:30 PM vs. Mesilla Valley Christian (JV-V) 5:00/6:30 @Tularosa (JV-V) 5:00/6:30 PM @ Cloudcroft (JV-V) 5:00/6:30 PM @ Mesilla Qalley Christian (JV-V) 5:00/6:30 PM vs. Silver 4:00/5:30/7:00 PM vs. Tularosa (JV-V) 5:00/6:30 PM Head Coach: DJ Saucedo Assistant Coach: Jason Hawley PrincipallAD:J. Vance Lee & Don Smith Superintendent: Jim Barentine Date Thurs - Sat. Dec. 2-4 Tues. Dec. 7 Wed. Dec. 8 Thurs. Dec, 9 Sat. Dec. 11. Tues. Dec. 14 Thurs. Dec. 16 Fri. Dec, 17 Thurs.-Sat. Jan. 6-8 @ Tues. Jan, 11 Thurs. Jan. 13 Fri. Jan. 14 'Thurs. Jan. 20 Fri. Jan. 28 Fri. Feb. 4 Tues. Feb. 8 Fri. Feb. 11 Tues. Feb. 15 Wed. Feb. 16 Fri. Feb. 18 Lordsburg High School Girls Basketball 2010-2011 O_DDonent 15th Annual Lady Maverick Fiesta (VVV) vs. Silver (JV-V) @ Cobre (JV-V) vs. Duncan, AZ. (JV-V) vs. Colonial Juarez (JV-V) @ San Simon (JV) @Animas (JV-V) @ Cliff (JV-V) TUne T.B.A. 5:30/7:00 PM 4:00/5:30 PM 5:30/7:00 PM 10:00/11:30 AM 5:30 PM 5:00/6:30 PM 5:00/6:30 PM Cliff Cowgirl Tournament (VVV) vs. Animas (JV-V) vs, San Simon (JV) vs. Cliff (JV-V) @ Duncan (JV-V) @ Cloudcroft (JV-V) @ Mesilla Valley Christian (JV-V) vs. Tularosa (JV-V) vs. Cloudcroft (JV-V) vs. Mesilla Valley Christian (JV-V) @ Silver @ Tularosa (JV-V) Head Coach: Rodney Plowman Assistant Coach: Priscilla Maxwell Principal/AD: J.Vance Lee & Don Smith Superintendent: Jim Barentine TBA 5:00/6:30 PM 5:30 PM 5:00/6:30 PM 2:30/5:30 PM 5:00/6:30 PM 5:00/6:30 5:00/6:30 PM 5:00/6:30 PM 5:00/6:30 5:30/7:00 PM I 5:00/6:30 PM t