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Duke City Gladiators slammed by Metro Stars

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Late firefighter honored at Gladiator’s game

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On June 30,2013, 19 firefighters with the Prescott Fire Department’s  interagency Granite Mountain Hotshots were overrun and killed by a wildfire near Yarnell, Ariz., ignited by lightning on June 28, 2013 in what was the greatest loss of life of firefighters in a wildfire since 1933; the deadliest wildfire of any kind since 1991; and the greatest loss of firefighters in the United States since the September 11 attacks.

At their exhibition game Feb. 25, the family received this hand painted fire helmet by retired Fire Captain Danny Parker of the Chino Valley Fire Department. Parker’s son, Wade Parker, 21 years of age, was among the 19 heroes that gave their life to their...

Coach’s Korner: Q&A

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What kinds of exercises should women 60 or over perform that have a history of hip problems, yet want to lose some weight and get fit?

Mary, Albuquerque, NM

After receiving clearance from your primary care provider (PCP) to begin exercise the next step is to find fitness professionals with the ability and experience to design a program with your history of hip problems, be it arthritis or hip replacement in mind. Since the hips are the center of strength and balance in the body I recommend you start with someone experienced in bodyweight training.

The ideal programs for individuals 60 and over include exercises that incorporate full range of motion movement (ROMM), strength and...

Shirley shoots Gallup past Miyamura, 64-62

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Game goes down to final seconds

Superstar senior guard Sarah Ann Shirley shot Gallup to a 64-62 nail-biter of a victory over Miyamura High Feb. 20 in a first-round district 1-5A girls basketball game played at Gallup High School. Shirley scored on a three-point play with 37 seconds left in regulation to seal the win for Gallup.

As a result of the win, Gallup (13-13, 5-5), the No. 3 seed in the 5A tournament, takes on Bloomfield (17-8, 6-4) in the 5A second round game at Bloomfield. Bloomfield received a bye due to the fact of the better 5A record. The Lady Bengals beat the Lady Bobcats twice this season with a 70-66 win Feb. 5 at Gallup and a 76-74 win Feb. 10 in...

Gallup boys beat Bloomfield, 50-40; lose to Aztez 57-56

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Nate John scored 16 points and troy Etsitty chipped in an important 11 and the Gallup Bengals beat the Bloomfield Bobcats 50-40 Feb. 11 in a District 1-5A boys basketball game at Gallup High School. The game was a tune up for the District 1-5A post season for both teams.

The win was the second straight win for the Bengals. Gallup previously beat cross-town rival Miyamura High (11-13, 2-6) 71-51 on Feb. 9 in an away game.

“It’s always a good win to win in district,” Gallup head coach James Voight said after the game. “It was a good defensive effort. I was proud of the way our team played.”

Senior forward Cyrus John of the Bengals hit 3 out of 4 free throws to seal the win for...

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