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Across the board success…if you get championships in every sport, you can say you have it. Jal High School, at the tip of southeast New Mexico, has had it.



Check out the state tourney success in the Roll Call of State Championships…

1999…11th state crown in school history as Jal whitewashes rival Loving 26-0 in championship contest
1994…Panthers clinch Class 1A title in resounding fashion by whipping Capital 34-0 in the title game
1992…A triumphant return to the top, after nine year absence, as Jal knocks off Hot Springs 33-20 to finish off 12-1 season
1983…Coached by David Fouts, Panthers win second title in four years by beating Tularosa 19-7
1980…Undefeated Moriarty provides the opposition in Class 2A finals, but its Jal that wins easily 28-6
1974…Jal nips Clayton 24-21 to clinch its sixth overall football state crown
1971…A new coach for the Panthers in Frank Gage, but same result in championship game…Final: Jal 20, Hagerman 7
1970…Led by coach Doyle Howell, the Jal Panthers reign in Class 2A with a 40-13 win over Kirtland
1967…A sparkling 10-1 season for Jal closes with a 40-0 trouncing of Bloomfield for another title
1960…Panthers and coach Harold Wickersham win two straight crowns, beating Cathedral 33-18 in finale
1959…First in a long line of gridiron state titles as Jal buries Navajo Mission 76-0 in the Class B championship

1984…Only state crown in volleyball for Jal comes when coach Cindy Harris’ crew beats Estancia in four-game Class 2A championship

Boys Basketball
2000…State runnerup the year before, Jal takes the next step by beating Tularosa 76-62 in Class 2A title game
1977…Coached by Ken Ferguson, Panthers grab second championship in three years by beating Cuba 64-48
1975…First title on the hardwood as Jal claims Class 2A state honors with a 70-49 victory over Wagon Mound

Girls Basketball
1982…Panthers triumph over Crownpoint 50-45 to reel in only state championship in girls hoops

1985…Second championship in three years as Panthers squeeze by Tularosa 7-6
1983…Jal is tops in Class 2A for second time after beating Laguna Acoma in title game
1977…Panthers and coach Ken Ferguson seize first crown in over 15 years by beating Albuquerque Indian School 4-3
1961…Diamond bragging rights in Class B goes to Jal – an 8-5 winner over Immaculate Conception in finale

2011…Panthers play a couple of thrillers with rival Loving on the last day of the season, with Jal beating the Falcons 6-5 for the 1A-2A championship
2008…First-place blue trophy goes to Jal for sixth time thanks to a 7-0 shutout over Loving
2004…A 29-1 season record included an 8-2 championship contest win over Loving
2001…Fourth crown in five years for Panthers following a 5-4 win over Loving in title game
2000…New coach Jimmy Samaniego is at helm when Jal grabs third softball title…Final: Jal 6, Loving 5
1998…Seventh state title for coach Ken Ferguson, covering three sports, as Panthers beat Loving 9-7
1997…Jal begins a new tradition of winning by winning softball crown with a 1-0 shutout of Loving in 1A-2A title game



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