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Wingate’s Antonio, Young headed to Haskell in Kansas

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Antonio was three-time All-State player for Lady Bears

Ashanti Antonio and Nizhoni Young of the Wingate High School volleyball team are headed to Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kan. The two signed individual letters-of-intent June 24 to attend the school.

“I’m excited and ready to learn a new system...

Wild Thing Championship Bullriding draws fans to Red Rock Park

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Even after 23 years, Wild Thing Championship Bullriding continued to draw old and new fans to Red Rock Park for a two-performance extravaganza full of testosterone, fireworks, the baddest bulls, the toughest cowboys, and a cowboy poker game that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Add to that a little wooley riding by the younger set – some call it mutton busting – and a yearly contribution from parking fees and a concession stand benefitting the Manuelito Navajo Children’s Home and Gallup Christian School … and Wild Thing pretty much has it all in one package.

The heavily sponsored event, which was held at Red Rock Park on July 8 - 9, also made the persistent...

Gallup baseball teams take top two spots in state

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It has become somewhat the norm in Pee Wee Reese play – baseball for the U12 set – for Gallup to capture the South Plains Regional Tournament as they did for the third straight year, July 7 - 10. What is not so normal is for another Gallup team to battle eight out-of-town teams and come in a close second to the eventual champion Giants.

Both the Red Sox and the Giants started strong and, except for minor blips resulting in a narrow loss for each, which pushed the final game to Sunday morning, all the players handled the pressure and the competition very well. Unfortunately, one team had to lose for a second time so the other could advance to the next round in Puerto Rico on August...

Miyamura’s Morgan to attend Mount Marty College in S.D.

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Ex-Lady Patriot to pursue zoology career

Miyamura High School’s Yael Morgan will be taking her athletic skills onto the volleyball court next season at Mount Marty College in Yankton, S.D.

The former Lady Patriots superstar signed a letter-of-intent May 19 to attend the Division II institution come August. Morgan is one of a few area student athletes to sign at a four-year school in any sport this summer.

“I’m very happy with my decision,” Morgan said in a telephone interview with the Sun last week. “It’s far. But it is somewhere where I felt comfortable, and is somewhere that I felt was the best option for me.”

David Scott, the head volleyball coach at Miyamura High...

Local youths take home medals for excellence in Judo

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Teams from Albuquerque, Phoenix, Tucson, Utah, El Paso, Mexico, and Gallup competed in the 2016 N.M. State Judo Games on July 1-2 at Albuquerque Prep School, sweeping up medals during the two day competition.

By Tom Hartsock

Photos courtesy of Gallup Judo Club

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