No. 4 story of the 2010s: PV softball, wrestling teams both tally five-peats
FARMINGTON — Piedra Vista was at the center of both the softball and wrestling universes here in the Land of Enchantment during the first half of the 2010s.
PV’s softball program carried its dominance over to the next decade and won five more blue trophies from 2010-2014. As a result, the Lady Panthers secured a state record nine straight titles.
PV’s wrestling program won five straight titles from 2011-2015, obliterating its competition in 2013 and 2014.
During its 2013 title run, PV wrestling beat second-place Los Lunas by 138 points in the final team results. In 2014, PV beat second-place Belen by 145 points in the final team results.
Anthony Juckes won an individual title in each of his five years with the Panthers. Ryan Rino won back-to-back titles in 2013 and 2014, while Phillip Archuleta won back-to-back titles in 2014 and 2015.
During its last five titles in the 2010s, PV softball outscored its opponents a combined 35-6 in those five state championship series matchups alone.
PV also had 33 total first-team All-State players during its five-peat, as well as three total second-team All-State players.
PV's softball and wrestling programs were at the peak of their powers to start off the 2010s.
Matt Hollinshead covers sports for the Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4577 and on Twitter at @MattH_717.