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Basketball excellence? No one can beat the tradition of Kirtland Central in girls hoops as the Broncos have hauled in 19 state championships. That’s a national record, by the way.

That and more below in the
Roll Call of State Championships…


Girls Basketball
2012…Kirtland Central nips Roswell 42-41 in Class 4A championship game and adds another blue trophy to the case
2010…Four years without a title means a major drought for the Broncos. It ends when Kirtland beats rival Shiprock 71-52 for the 4A crown.
2005…Kirtland Central wins third straight championship in 4A by knocking off Deming 65-50 in finale
2004…New coach Mike Christie takes over, Broncos don’t skip a beat. Class 4A title game: KC 42, Farmington 35

2003…Second title for Kirtland under coach Dan Scroggins after a 89-59 bludgeoning of Moriarty

2001…Broncos take on rival Farmington in the big one, with the 4A title going to Kirtland after a 66-55 victory

1999…After two year drought, Kirtland Central reclaims Class 3A crown with a 46-33 win over Artesia

1996…Four straight championship as Broncos outlast Pojoaque 61-55 in 3A finale

1995…Four straight times, Kirtland meets up with district rival Shiprock in the Class 3A championship. For third time in a row, it’s a Broncos title after a 68-49 victory.

1994…New coach Dexter Irvin takes over and KC continues winning, this time with a 57-54 win over Shiprock

1993…Kirtland Central, coached by Larry Sorenson, nips Shiprock 47-46 for the first of four straight Class 3A crowns

1987…Eight straight titles, the last two under coach Don Cluff, as KC squeezes by Shiprock 62-61

1986…A perfect 27-0 season culminates with a rematch against St. Pius in 3A championship. Final: Broncos 52, Sartans 43

1985…Last title with coach Jim Karlin in charge of the Kirtland Central squad as Broncs handle St. Pius 44-30

1984…An unblemished 26-0 campaign ends with Kirtland smothering Four Corners rival Bloomfield 65-28

1983…A tight Class 3A championship battle sees Broncos beating Bernalillo 56-54 for state crown

1982…No doubt who’s best in 3A as Kirtland Central clobbers Tohatchi 66-35 in championship matchup

1981…Kirtland’s first undefeated season as 26-0 Broncos beat back Portales by a 50-36 count

1980…Coach Jim Karlin leads Kirtland Central to first of many titles after a 52-46 over Los Lunas in Class 3A championship

Boys Basketball
2003…It’s officially a dynasty as Kirtland Central knocks off Farmington 67-52 for third straight championship

2002…Broncos sneak by Onate 70-69 and claim back-to-back Class 4A titles

2001…Kirtland and coach Steve Scott shows it can play a little boys basketball too by beating Academy 53-44 in 4A finale

1978…First of 21 overall hoops titles (boys and girls) at the school comes with the guys. Coach Randy Lykins leads Kirtland Central to a 67-59 finals victory over Academy

1969…Kirtland seizes Class 2A gridiron glory by beating Eunice 12-3 in the championship contest

1964…Back-to-back go the Broncos in Class B when 10-1 season culminates with a 14-0 shutout of Eunice

1963…No losses in 9-0-1 campaign and Kirtland, led by coach Bill Slade, ends it with the biggest kind of win. Final: Broncos 32, Eunice 14

1958…First football championship for Kirtland after an 18-14 victory over Tatum for Class C honors

1988…A four-game victory over Portales in Class 3A championship means Kirtland Central takes home first place in volleyball



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