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Balloons, Basketball, a Parade, & Wrestling

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I thought last weekend was pretty busy, but this one coming up is pretty well packed with action, too.

The Red Rock Balloon Fiesta kicks off on Friday morning, Dec. 4 and will continue on Saturday, Dec. 5, with a balloon glow scheduled for the later night at Rio West Mall, weather permitting.

In between those two events, the City of Gallup will hold their annual Christmas Parade through downtown Gallup. That’s a very popular event for the local citizens as they line the sidewalks even in cold weather to officially ring in the holiday season.

Then, there is basketball, two tournaments this year. Technically, it is three as Rehoboth has both a varsity and junior varsity...

Bengals ‘bedeviled’ in season opener

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Photos by Del Ray It may have been a rocky start for the Bengals, but they have the rest of the season to regroup, and strategize, their performance on the court.

Lobos start 3-0 after 75-51 win over Loyola-Chicago

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ALBUQUERQUE – The (-/RV) University of New Mexico men’s basketball team (3-0) snapped the Loyola-Chicago Rambler’s (2-1) seven-game winning streak in a 75-51 victory in WisePies Arena Nov. 18.

“I’m really proud of my guys,” stated Craig Neal. “I thought they played really, really hard. I have a lot of respect for Porter, I think he’s a great coach. They have a really good, veteran team. I didn’t think the score was going to be like it was, but we just played well and with a lot of energy. I’m just really proud of my guys for doing everything I’ve asked them to do. They’ve really been able to take scouting reports and do some things that were impressive...

Seniors Shine as Lobos Top Utah State on Senior Night

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ALBUQUERQUE — Hannah Johnson had the final word as she spoke to the Johnson Center crowd after playing her final home match as a Lobo on Senior Night.

“I remembered today that we had to do a speech and I knew I had to do this, so I wrote it all down,” Johnson said.

But, along with fellow senior Skye Gullatt, she also had the final word against Utah State Nov. 18.

Johnson dished out a game-high 35 assists and connected with Gullatt for the game’s final kills as New Mexico volleyball turned away Utah State in three sets, 25-18, 27-25, 25-21 on Senior Night.

“At game point, I knew I had to give it to Skye,” Johnson said. “I wanted to do everything in my power to get...

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