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UNM-G groundskeeper starts Bike For Life

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Andy Martinez is a groundskeeper at UNM-Gallup who has a passion for making children happy.  Andy lives in a Gallup trailer park and noticed kids walking the neighborhood and wondered why they weren’t on bikes.  Andy fondly recalled his own youth where he always had a bicycle, although it was often a hand-me-down...

‘Looking Fierce’

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‘Swing batter batter’

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Boxing Resumes in Gallup

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The last time boxing was alive and well in Gallup was several years ago when Jimmy Montano, now the head softball coach at Miyamura High, was working with the Police Athletic League program. Since then, nothing, except for a much more modified event called MMA which involves cage fighting.

Joe Olivas, who has been in Gallup for about five years, hopes to change that with his small group of young “Lights Out” fighters, aided by his assistant Raymond Yazzie. Olivas, a boxer from the age of seven in Oxford, CA had 176 bouts as an amateur and fought in the Olympic Trials in 1988 at the age of 18 at 135 pounds. He turned pro four years later at 140 pounds and trained with...

“No Mercy” MMA Fighter Yazzie

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Ron Garcia has trained more than a few MMA fighters at No Mercy MMA since 2006, but Adrian Yazzie perseveres despite his 3-6 record and will be fighting June 6 at Buffalo Thunder Casino to attempt to push his record to more positive numbers. He will be fighting Josh Morales of the Jackson MMA.

Coach Garcia says that Adrian has come a long way to get to where he is today. “He has fought some tough opponents in his career and is working hard to get to the top. Adrian has been humble and knows that in this sport, it’s any fighter’s game on any night. Win or lose, never underestimate your opponent.”

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