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‘Playing with Heart’

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The Miyamura Patriots baseball team lost April 9 home conference game against Aztec by a score of 5-1, but not without giving it all their best. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ryan Hudgeons of RAH Photography

A pleasant day for baseball

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One of the many things that makes baseball so enjoyable is when Mother Nature cooperates and produces a beautiful day, like the one on Apr. 2 at the Sports Complex. Other factors also contribute to that lazy day feeling, of course: visiting with old friends, and new ones, too; the sense that there is no hurry to the game; the warm sun, not too hot with a slight breeze; watching the younger kids play; and naturally getting to see the home team win.

Conversations ranged from silly to serious reminiscing, with a little teasing thrown in every direction. The warmth of the day and the unhurried atmosphere contributed to a lazy feeling that not even the joy of watching the toddlers could...

Scenes from ‘Route 66 Classic’

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Rainy Crisp appointed interim AD at Navajo Prep

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Former Prep and state basketball standout in interim position

FARMINGTON – Rainy Crisp, a former standout basketball player and track and field athlete at Navajo Prep, has been named interim athletic director at the school, officials announced.

Crisp takes over for Mike Tillman who left the AD job about a month ago. No details were given as to whether Tillman was terminated or resigned.

“This is a great experience for me,” Crisp said Wednesday in a telephone interview. “I have worked and gone to school here so I am very familiar with Navajo Prep academically and athletically.”

Originally from Shiprock, on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation, Crisp said she’s interested...

Spring is here, and so is off-roading fun in the sun

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Spring started on Mar. 21 and in Gallup we don’t look for the first robin – it got blown away by the 60 plus mph winds – but we wait for the first event at the OHV-MX Park on Hasler Valley Road. Wait no more, that event starts April 2-3 with host Round #3 of the NM Trials Association, and a re-opening of the track.

Dave Steadman and Damian Silva have revamped the track and the crowd on Saturday and Sunday should be pleased with the changes. The Saturday practice session (see schedule below) will have a well-groomed and watered track, weather permitting.

Any riders wanting to register for the RRMS 2016 Club Membership are invited to join in the fun. Knock the cobwebs off your...

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