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At Roy High School, the athletic teams are known as the Longhorns, and at Mosquero they are the Pirates. However, during the girls basketball season, a new team formed: Roy/Mosquero. And out of respect for each other, the team came up with a new nickname: the Lady Blue.
The nickname seemingly typifies the unity of the players, who came together from their respective small schools located in northeastern New Mexico and separated by 20 miles. There are four players from Mosquero, which has 11 high school students, and three from Roy, which has 10 high school students. Remarkably, they reached the quarterfinals of the New Mexico state Class 1A playoffs.