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‘New Venture’

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Local teen teaching others the Mixed Martial Arts

 

Gallup High hosts Four Corners Tourney

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Six wrestling teams faced off at Gallup High School on Jan. 27 for the Four Corners Tourney.  The meet was delayed several hours due to a bomb threat at the school, but police cleared the building after a thorough search did not turn up any explosives, and the wrestling commenced.

Competition was tough but friendly with Gallup, Grants, Miyamura, Shiprock, Kirtland, and Newcomb high schools all duking it out on the mat.

The tournament was round-robin style, so each team wrestled every other team, and there was no overall winner announced. It was a long event, almost seven hours in total, and each athlete got to wrestle at least five matches. Matches were short, but intense...

Just an all-around student/athlete

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Once you’ve wrestled, everything else is easy. Dan Gable, 1972 Summer U.S. Olympic Gold Medal winner in wrestling.

A.J. (the first initial stands for Alias and is pronounced A li’ as,  not A’ lee as, and the second initial is for James) Starkovich has a combination of unusual names that puts him slightly above average. He’s even better known, especially at Miyamura High School as a fun-loving, hard-working, and intelligent student and athlete. Just the last two qualities are hard to find anymore - that elusive student/athlete bit - especially at the level where A.J. is happiest in competing.

In his final year of high school, the young Starkovich has lived a full...

Gallup Boys Win Invitational

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The Gallup Bengals won the 72nd Gallup High School Invitational Basketball Tournament on Jan. 9.  Gallup overcame Tohatchi in round one on Jan. 7, then defeated Sandia Prep in round two the following day before moving on to face Grants in the final on Saturday evening.  The game tipped off at 7:30 pm before a huge hometown crowd.  The two teams battled back and forth and finished the fourth quarter tied at 70, pushing the game into overtime.  Gallup got the best of Grants in overtime, outscoring them 8-2 and winning the game 78-72, clenching first place in the tournament.

Snapshots of New Mexico Bowl 2015

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UNM Lobo’s played with heart, but in the end the Arizona Wildcats prevailed 45-37 during the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque Dec. 19. Photos courtesy of RAH Photography.

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