Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Bobcats Back In Final 4.(Journal North)

Byline: Eric Butler For the Journal

Softball Champs Hope for Repeat

Although they were last year's Class 1A-2A state champions, the McCurdy Bobcats know a repeat this season is still unlikely for a group depleted by graduation.

But, as the state softball tournament begins today in Las Cruces, the Bobcats have made it back to the final four. McCurdy (14-9) will take on Jal in a rematch of last year's championship game.

In the other semifinal, Loving plays Rehoboth, which knocked out Santa Fe Indian School in a regional contest.

Most of the 2002 champion Bobcats were seniors and precious few returned for this year. But McCurdy won district and defeated Navajo Prep 17-6 last week to get back into the state tournament. …

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