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Tohatchi High School Football Summer Conditioning.

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All Tohatchi High School students interested in playing football in the 2016-2017 school year are encouraged to come out for the summer conditioning. Now is also the time to schedule Sports Physicals, packets can be picked up at the front office or can be downloaded from the GMCS website.

Monday July 11 -  9 a.m. to 11...

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 scholarship offers from myriad schools, but settled on Cochise College in Arizona.

“She was a very good player for us in her four years at Prep,” Crisp said. “She will be missed. She is an excellent basketball and volleyball player, and is an even better person.”

Coleman, who graduated about three weeks ago, played forward on the basketball team and was a...

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...

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