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Melrose has recently started making noise in baseball, having recently started participating. If it’s like every other team sport, the Buffaloes will inevitably grab a state title there too.


Read on for more Buffaloes success in the Roll Call of State Championships below…


2010…This time it didn’t come as easy for Melrose, but the Buffs win nevertheless in a 22-20 victory over Mountainair for third straight title
2009…Buffaloes pull away from Tatum in the second quarter of the 8-man title game and win the way they did in every other game during a perfect season – in a rout. Final: Melrose 64, Coyotes 14

2008…Led by the Barnard brothers (senior Call & junior Clint), Melrose finishes unbeaten campaign by crushing Tatum 52-8

2004…Six-man championship comes down to neighboring rivals and Buffaloes pick up the blue trophy following a 74-60 victory over Floyd

1999…First state title for Melrose under coach Dickie Roybal when Buffs edge Roy by a 42-36 count

1996…Buffaloes win 72-60 shootout over Lake Arthur and grab 6-man championship for second time in three years

1994…Gridiron success comes to Melrose for the first time when, under coach Dale Means, the Buffs beat Ramah 54-31 in state final

1999…Melrose seizes volleyball 1A crown after 16 year absence at the top after beating Loving in a four-game finale

1983…Three straight championships when Buffaloes finish 22-0 season with a three-game win over Jal

1982…Coach Bob Jama and his Melrose contingent drop only one match the entire season & finish with a sweep over Tatum in the title match

1981…Buffs go unbeaten and win initial volleyball state championship by sweeping Texico in 1A’s last match of the year

Boys Basketball
2001…Melrose returns to top under coach Jimmy Joe Robinson as Buffaloes surpass Logan 79-67 in Class 1A championship game

1993…A  73-67 over rival Grady in the title contest secures a second-straight first place trophy for the Buffaloes

1992…First hoops state title for the Melrose boys when, led by coach Jimmy Joe Robinson, Buffs beat Cliff 66-61

Girls Basketball
2012…28 years have passed since last title, but Buffaloes end all that by winning the 1A title with a 59-51 triumph over Tatum
1984…Just like in volleyball, Melrose gals prove there’s no one better in the state on the hardwood; Buffaloes edge Grady 58-57 for third straight title

1983…Under coach Bob Jama, Melrose beats Reserve 54-47 for 1A crown to put icing on 24-3 season

1982…Buffs take care of business in championship game, beating Texico 43-30, to claim small schools title

1976…First tournament title on the state level for Melrose, in any sport, when Buffaloes beat Dora 30-22



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