Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Finally, A Measure Of Parity.(Sports)

Byline: Dennis Latta Journal Staff Writer

* St. Pius' departure leaves the boys A-AAA soccer race wide open this weekend

The small-school champions in this year's high school state soccer tournament won't be decided until Saturday. But it was decided more than a year ago who wouldn't win it for a change.

After the New Mexico Activities Association completed realignment, there was a general sigh of relief by soccer coaches at the smallest schools in the state. Why? Because St. Pius, which had waltzed through the classification for six years, was relocated from the A-AAA boys division.

Last year, St. Pius and Albuquerque Academy were declared co-champions when they played to a tie. …

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