Beginning next school year, Los Alamos will have a tough new team to deal with in its district. Albuquerque Academy is joining District 2-5A.
The New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) recently released its new classifications for the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 school years.
The new face in 2-5A is a result of schools going down in classifications — the Bernalillo Spartans are dropping down to Class 4A.
The rest of Los Alamos’ district will remain the same — Española Valley, Capital and Del Norte will still compete against the ’Toppers. Academy, however, will make the district tougher.
The Chargers won two state championships this fall, both in sports where Los Alamos finished second — boys’ soccer and boys’ cross country — and finished well in a number of other sports as well.
Academy currently competes in District 5-5A with St. Pius X, Grants and Moriarty. Moriarty, however, is also dropping down to Class 4A next year.
St. Pius X and Grants will remain in the District 5-5A. They’ll compete against Los Lunas, Belen and Valencia next year.
Bernalillo will compete in District 5-4A with Bosque, Sandia Prep, East Mountain and Santa Fe Indian next year.