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Navajo Prep’s Coleman headed to Cochise College in Ariz.

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Coleman coming off NM all-star basketball game

FARMINGTON – Jasmine Coleman of Navajo Prep School is the latest area high school girls basketball player to commit to playing at the next level.

Rainy Crisp, head girls basketball and volleyball coach, and interim athletic director at Prep, said Coleman entertained several...

Legendary basketball coach Mendoza hired at Chinle High School

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Wildcats won four games last year

CHINLE, Ariz. - Raul Mendoza is the new head boys’ basketball coach at Chinle High School, officials recently announced.

Mendoza, who previously coached the boys’ basketball team at Window Rock High School, takes over a Wildcats’ team that went 4-17, 0-11 Sectional, last year, but also a (Chinle) team that went 22-7 a year prior under then Head Coach Brandon Tso. Tso has since moved on to revive a Rough Rock boys team that featured superstar forward Devin Smith last tear.

The Fighting Scouts were 26-10, 8-4 Sectional, with Mendoza at the helm and advanced to state before losing to Scottsdale Christian Academy 54-34.

“I’m very happy to be...

Big Brothers, Big Sisters raise funds, spread awareness

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The Ninth Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event was held on May 30 at Gal-A-Bowl and was again a big success, according to Sarah Piano, the Regional Director for McKinley County of the Big Brothers, Big Sisters organization. The theme for this year’s event was 50’s Rock and Roll and the 46 teams entered raised a total of $33,872.88 and additional sponsorships brought in another $25,500. And more is still coming in to increase the total.

Considering the five agencies statewide raised $184,937 this year, Gallup’s share of almost 30 percent of that total is very telling. Truth is, this area always contributes well to a worthy cause!

The teams must raise $100 per bowler - $500 per...

Gallup High’s McIntosh to attend NMJC

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Girl baller was part of epic 28-game Lady Bengals win streak

Ni’Asia McIntosh, a member of the girls basketball team at Gallup High School and one of best basketball players — girls or boys — to ever don a Bengals uniform, will be taking her talents to New Mexico Junior College come fall, officials confirmed.

Gallup High girls basketball coach Kamau Turner said McIntosh, a scoring and rebounding machine who stands 6-feet-tall and who played center for the Lady Bengals, signed a letter-of-intent to play for the Lady Thunderbirds last month at Gallup High School.

“We’re excited for her,” Turner said. “She is a very good and proven player.”

The very quick and agile...

Patriot girls shut down Los Alamos; Pat boys out in two straight losses

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A very large crowd at Ford Canyon took on the clouds and threatening rain on May 7, with sunshine being the ultimate reward as the Miyamura Patriot girls’ team shut out Los Alamos in the opening round of the State Tournament, 11-0.

The boys’ games in Artesia were not so happy as they were beaten in the first two games of a best-of-three series, 2-0 on May 6 and 11-1 on May 7. The losses eliminated the sophomore-heavy team from further play this season.

Behind the no-hit pitching of Monique Ashley, the Lady Patriots completely dominated the game with an eight-run first inning. It was all downhill from there as Ashley allowed only two baserunners -  one on a hit pitch and one...

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