Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Start the Bus: It's State Championship Week, Plus 2.(Final)

Byline: Ken Sickenger Of the Journal

Ladies and gentlemen, start your buses! The annual prep-sports feeding frenzy that is New Mexico's spring "championship week" will soon be under way.

Yellow school buses will be choking the highways en route to: Alamogordo, Albuquerque, Belen, Bloomfield, Farmington, Las Cruces and Socorro. And that's only for the actual state-level events.

Throw regional baseball and softball into the mix and you've got a bus rally begging for its own reality TV special. (It's got to be more compelling than "The Bachelor," right?)

Even when most of the events are held in Albuquerque, it's a wild "week." (Nine days if you include this weekend's Class 1A/2A track meet). …

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