Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Jal, Loving Prepare For Latest Matchup.(Final)

Byline: Eric Butler For the Journal

McCurdy, Rehoboth Beaten in the Semis

LAS CRUCES -- Jal and Loving will have one more go-around in the small-school softball state championship today.

Those teams met in five straight Class 1A-2A title games between 1997 and 2001 before McCurdy barged in last year for the crown. Jal made sure that wouldn't happen again by getting off to a fast start against the Bobcats, while Loving did its part by overwhelming surprising Rehoboth in the other semifinal.

JAL 11, McCURDY 7: What once was a secure rout for the Panthers gradually turned into a tighter game as Jal (21-5) won a rematch of last year's 1A-2A championship game. …

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