Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Spartans Play With Confidence.(West Side Journal)

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

STATE SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS

* Bernalillo returns to the Class 3A semifinals with an improved attitude

They look the same, but they don't sound the same.

It's all in the interpretation.

The players on Bernalillo High School's softball team aren't letting loose with the kind of rapid-fire chatter that often indicates anxiety. As the Spartans take off for another state tournament, it's primarily the same group that finished runner-up to Lovington last May in Albuquerque.

This same group appears -- outwardly, anyway -- far more relaxed and comfortable, and determined, to bring the school a state title. …

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