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Melrose sweeps Elida for 1A volleyball title

Tiger streak ends at seven championships.


November 12, 2017

Eric Murray

Melrose senior Landry Widner (13) embraces a teammate after the Buffaloes upset seven-time defending state champion Elida Saturday at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. It is the sixth title in school history for Melrose and second in the last three years, including its 2015 win in Class 2A.

RIO RANCHO — To be the best, you have to beat the best.

On Saturday night, the Melrose Buffaloes proved that old adage to be true, knocking off a Goliath of sorts in Elida, for the Class 1A state volleyball crown.

For Melrose, it's the sixth s...

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