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Texico pulls six-peat in 2A, Melrose upset in 1A


November 17, 2019

RIO RANCHO — The Texico Wolverines hadn’t lost a set at the Class 2A state tournament heading into Saturday’s championship against a Mescalero Apache team they’d already swept.

The Melrose Buffaloes hadn’t lost a set in the Class 1A championship, and hadn’t lost a match all season.

The funny thing about the state tournament is none of that matters when the title match starts. Texico had to twice fight back from one-game deficits before winning in five, while Melrose was upended by district rival Logan in a repeat of the 2018 title match.

Texico took a 23-25, 25-19, 24-26, 25-12, 15-10 victory, while Logan won 25-16, 25-20, 25-20.

The title is the sixth straight for Texico, and its 12th in the last 14 seasons. Melrose was making its sixth-straight state title match appearance, and looking for its fourth title during that run.

WE’ll have a more detailed report later.


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