Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Playoff Door Shuts for Cougars.(West Side Journal)

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

Rams Advance To Regional Game

So this is how it ends for Cibola High School, with five errors, a crucial passed ball, unbearable disappointment and the ignominious "privilege" of being the very first baseball team in the state's big-school classification to win 21 games in a single year and yet fail to qualify for the playoffs.

There may be other seasons for Cibola, but none like this one, which sank faster than a large stone in the shallow end of a swimming pool.

Still, it's said that when one door closes, another opens, and that was certainly true on a chilly Tuesday at Cibola.

As one door slammed shut on the stunned Cougars, another opened and stepping across the threshold were the increasingly irresistible Rio Rancho Rams. …

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