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Chapter 11: Wrestling

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) first started awarding state championships in wrestling during the 1998-1999 academic year (the first titles were awarded in 1999) although Texas athletes…

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Chapter 10: Cathedral Swimming

Cathedral High School is without dispute the most dominant swimming team in TAPPS’ history. The Irish have won 25 consecutive state championships and 29 titles overall.

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Chapter 9: Swimming

No El Paso public high school has ever won a team championship in the sports of swimming and diving. Several schools have had male and female swimmers that have won individual state championships or…

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Chapter 8: Golf

El Paso has world class weather. El Paso has excellent golf courses. El Paso has been or is the home of such great golfers like Lee Trevino, Rich Beem, Steve Haskins, Kristi Albers, J.P. Hayes, and…

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Chapter 7: Tennis

Coronado High School is the only public high school in El Paso that has won a Texas UIL State Team Tennis Championship. The Thunderbirds have won two team titles and have finished runner-up two…

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Chapter 6: Cross Country & Track and Field

El Paso high school teams, both public and private, and individual athletes have always done well in the annual Texas UIL Cross Country meet. The sport doesn’t require great physical size. Instead,…

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Chapter 3: Baseball and Softball

The first Texas high school baseball championship was held in 1949. El Paso’s own Bowie High School beat very long odds to become the inaugural winner of the state tournament.

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Chapter 4: Soccer

I got my inspiration for this book after I read Ray Sanchez’s “The Good, The Bad, and The Funny of El Paso Sports History”. I thought Ray did a great job relating the history of El Paso’s sports…

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Chapter 2: Basketball

Football may be “King” in Texas but basketball has always been the sport of choice in El Paso. Maybe this is because El Paso fans have suffered through many losing seasons with UTEP or because Texas…

Baseball and softball playoff scores

El Paso and New Mexico playoff baseball scores

Below are a list of all of the El Paso and New Mexico teams left in the playoffs, and their results after Saturday, May, 14.

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