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Any chance that the success Animas once had on the football field will ever be duplicated? It would have to be one heck of a dynasty. The Panthers set a state record with seven straight championships and once went five years
without even losing a game.

 

The details are below in the
Roll Call of State Tourney Champs…

 

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Football
1990…Animas loses a game for the first time in six seasons, but the Panthers throttle Lordsburg 36-0 in 2A title contest for seventh straight

1989…Another undefeated season as Animas overwhelms Santa Rosa 51-6 to complete 12-0 campaign

1988…Unbeaten Panthers and coach Billy Henson take fifth straight championship in Class 2A. Final: Animas 23, Clayton 8

1987…Perfect 13-0 season record for Panthers is culminated by a 14-0 shutout of Clayton in Class 2A championship game

1986…Two years without a loss as 13-0 Animas romps over Lordsburg 31-7 for 2A crown

1985…A 12-0 season for Panthers, who gain second straight championship by knocking off Jal 33-14 in finale

1984…Start of something big in Animas as Panthers deadlock with Tularosa 7-7 in Class 2A championship. Co-champs this year, but six more solo crowns to come…

Volleyball
2007…Veteran coach Charles Richardson guides Animas to another championship, which ends with a four-game victory over Elida

2000…Five-game title match in Class 1A goes the way of the Panthers, who beat Melrose for second straight crown

1999…At state tourney held in Moriarty, Animas outlasts Dexter 3-1 for first volleyball championship in nearly 20 years

1980…Panthers and coach Charles Richardson are tops in Class 2A for second year in a row following sweep of Jal

1979…A two-game sweep over Questa in championship match gives Animas its first volleyball title

Boys Basketball
1978…Lone boys hoops crown comes Animas’ way when the Panthers, led by coach Joe Croom, defeat Estancia 63-57 in 2A championship

Girls Basketball
2008…Sixth time’s a charm. Though Cliff beat Animas five times earlier in the season, the Panthers win 49-38 when it counts the most – in the 2A title game

1992…Coached by Charles Richardson, Animas takes first title on the hardwood, finishing perfect 29-0 season with 45-45 victory over Mora

 

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