Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Temple Baptist's Path To State Has Cleared.(Sports)

Byline: Eric Butler For the Journal

Third-Year Program Makes Tournament

When the Class A and Class AA state volleyball championships kick off today at West Mesa, most of the usual regulars will be on hand for the show.

But one guest will be crashing the party.

Temple Baptist, an Albuquerque private school, may not last long at the state level, but the Roadrunners have to feel good about one thing being there.

Before the NMAA reconfigured the regional matchups this year, Temple Baptist looked doomed forever to be ousted right after the district tournaments were over.

That's because the Roadrunners' Class A district was always paired at regionals with the one populated by perennial powers Des Moines and Roy. …

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