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In Bayard, New Mexico, play on the diamond matters. The results are obvious as the Indians baseball and softball teams have consistently been threats and often been state champs.

Check it out in the
Roll Call of State Tourney Champs…

 

Softball
1990…Last of ten championships in a 12-year span for Cobre and its architect, coach Tom Powers, as Indians rout Bloomfield 8-1 in Class 3A final
1989…Cobre bounces back from one-year absence at the top by beating Artesia 6-2 for 3A softball bragging rights
1987…Indians double up Bernalillo, by a 6-3 count, and claim another state championship
1985…Seven consecutive titles as Cobre shuts out Bloomfield 6-0 in the finals of the Class 3A state tournament
1984…Bloomfield is the Indians’ latest victim in the finals as Cobre beats the Bobcats for the first-place state trophy
1983…Finishing touches for a 21-3 campaign? How ’bout a 4-2 victory over Los Lunas as Cobre takes the championship again
1982…A perfect 25-0 season is capped for the Indians and coach Tom Powers with a 7-3 victory over West Las Vegas
1981…A no-doubter in the Class 3A finale as Cobre finishes a 20-1 season by smoking West Las Vegas 15-2
1980…Indians manhandle Hot Springs 9-0 and walk away with the Class 1A-3A state championship for a second straight season
1979…The beginning of a dynasty as Cobre, led by coach Tom Powers, nips Hot Springs 10-9 for 1A-3A title

Baseball
2008…Cobre recalls past glories by sweeping through the Class 3A tournament and winning it all with a 5-1 triumph over Portales
1995…Before he moves over to coach softball, Larry Trower guides Indians to a 4-1 win over Portales in the finals and a state title
1985…Over a decade has passed since the last crown, but Cobre still has the right stuff following a 3-1 title game win over St. Pius
1974…Cobre grabs second baseball championship by beating Los Lunas 7-2 in the Class 3A finale
1971…First title on the diamond for the Indians, coached by Abe Armendariz, after edging Los Lunas 7-6

Wrestling
Led by coach Luis Alvarez, Cobre won two straight wrestling team championships in 2004 and 2005.  A pair of outstanding contributors to that cause were Sam Trujillo, a four-time individual champ from 2002-2006, and Josh Lucero – a winner of three straight from 2004-2006. Guys like Josh Serano were building blocks for later success; Serano won three titles in a row from 1991 to 1993.

Football
1971…Almost Perfect: Cobre goes 11-0-1 for coach Ron Darnell, beating Portales 16-14 in Class 3A finals for first football championship

 

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