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Hardly a sport exists that Academy has not achieved excellence in – especially when it comes to state tournaments. Sometimes, the Chargers have had dominating stretches.

Check out Academy’s highlights in the
Roll Call of State Tourney Champs…


Boys Basketball
1994…An unprecedented six championships in a row as Academy knocks off Silver 62-57 in 3A state title game

1993…Coach Mike Brown’s crew captures fifth crown in a row with 70-56 win over Cobre

1992…Chargers continue to dominate in Class 3A by pulling away from Zuni 66-51

1991…A 24-2 season is capped by a 75-62 victory over Portales for Academy’s third straight title

1990…Academy dumps Onate 80-61 in 3A finale for finishing touches on a 25-1 campaign

1989…Get ready for more! Chargers edge Lovington 78-76 for first of six consecutive championships

1984…A 25-1 season is capped for Academy and coach Vince Cordova with a 67-58 victory over rival St. Pius

1981…Chargers squeeze by Wingate 69-67 to claim first hoops title in over a decade

1968…The Class B state title goes to Academy and coach Buster Hiller following a 77-50 win over Cloudcroft

Boys Soccer
2001…Three straight blue trophies for Academy after a 1-0 win over St. Pius in 4A final

2000…Chargers and Sartans kiss sisters in 4A championship, but claim titles nevertheless as co-champs. Final: Academy 0, St. Pius 0

1999…Academy settles for co-champion status after tying St. Pius 1-1 in 1A-3A championship contest

1984…For second straight year, Chargers prove nobody’s better: Academy 3, Cibola 0 in 4A title game

1983…A perfect 17-0 season ends with Academy beating Sandia -1 for 4A crown

Girls Soccer
2011…This time it’s St. Pius’ turn to get beat in the 4A state championship game as Academy wraps up fourth consecutive trophy with a 3-0 victory
2010…Three straight titles for the Chargers and a duplicate result from the year before as Academy beats Los Alamos 3-1
2009…Heard this one before? The second-place Hilltoppers have. 4A championship game: Academy 3, Los Alamos 1
2008…For third time in decade, Los Alamos is victim in championship as Academy tops the ‘Toppers 1-0

2002…Chargers get coach Bill Weir his fourth title by edging Los Alamos 1-0 in 4A title game – it’s Academy’s third-in-a-row

2001…Academy doubles up Los Alamos 6-3 to finish a 23-2 championship season

2000…Chargers claim first girls soccer crown by edging St. Pius 1-0 in finale

2009…Academy grabs third championship on the diamond by beating PiedraVista 7-5 for 4A blue trophy

1999…Two straight for Chargers, led by coach Richard Ball, as Academy beats Artesia 4-1

1998…Academy adds baseball to list of accomplishment with a 7-0 whitewash of Los Alamos for 3A title

1998…Rivals Academy & St. Pius hook up to decide 3A honors, with Chargers winning in five for only volleyball title

Success on the tennis courts at Academy isn’t always measured by winning just one championship. Chargers’ multi-titlists for singles are Andrea Goldberg (five-time girls 1994-98), Randy Clark (four-time boys 1970-73), Lauren Pick (four-time girls 2007-10), Andy Cooper (three-time boys 2005, ’07, ’09), Lilas Rajaee (three-time girls 1981-83), Nick Goldberg (three-time boys 1999-2001), Dick Maguire three-time boys 1967-69), Tony Richey (three-time boys 1978-80) and George Cooper (two-time boys 2010-11).



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