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Miyamura Lady Patriots battle Grants

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Coach’s Korner: How do you know?

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What is it? How do we know?

When I began my study of the Chinese martial art Wing Chun Kung Fu, a close combat style of fighting popularized by Brue Lee and his sifu (teacher) the legendary Ip Man, I struggled to keep my eyes open during live combat practice because I was afraid of getting hit.  My sifu, Kurt Saenz would say to me, “without the ability to see clearly what’s in front of you how can you evaluate if what your opponent does is real or a form of deception designed to confuse and throw you off balance.” I would later learn that combat was never truly about fighting but our ability to correctly process the information that was in front of us.  Information takes many...

Tohatchi Lady Cougars Honored

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The Tohatchi High Lady Cougars were honored by the Gallup McKinley County Schools Board of Education April 3.

Back row, from left: Coach Tanisha Bitsoi, Crystal Haley, Sierra Petterson, Samantha Belone, Kalian Mitchell, Gabrielle Thomas, Sherika Watchman, Shynelle Dawes, Daryl Bitsoi, and Assistant Coach Doug Ballard.

Front row, from left: Shaundina Whitney, Brianna Denetso, Krystal Benally, Cheyenne Begay, and Genae Morris. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura

Pats’ boys take Route 66 Classic

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Hughte leads Zuni girls to win

The Miyamura Patriots routed the competition in a March 25 track and field meet at Angelo DiPaolo Memorial Stadium. The boys topped the Route 66 Classic with 114 overall points and the girls took third place with 59 points.

The Patriots were missing several players due to the fact that Spring Break was in session. Patriots’ head coach Petersen Chee said he brought up some players from the JV squad to remedy the shortage.

“We had some players on break,” Chee said. “But things turned out well.”

Miyamura placed first in nine events, including a first place finish in the boys meter. In that event, Andrew Pawlowski ran a 53.74 time and...

Gallup wins one, loses second game of double-header

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The Gallup Bengals won one and lost another during a double-header baseball game March 25 at Ford Canyon Park. The Bengals dropped the first game 12-0 to Bernalillo, but got back on track and won the second game 4-3.

The Spartans scored seven runs in the seventh inning and the Bengals never recovered in the first game. The Bengals (2-9) went into the second game behind 3-0 in the third inning, but scored a decisive run in the seventh inning.

“I’m happy with the way we played today,” Spartans’ head coach Brandon Gilliard said of the win.

The Spartans are 10-7 on the 2017 baseball season.

By Bernie Dotson

Sun Correspondent

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