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Tohatchi Lady Cougars Honored

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The Tohatchi High Lady Cougars were honored by the Gallup McKinley County Schools Board of Education April 3.

Back row, from left: Coach Tanisha Bitsoi, Crystal Haley, Sierra Petterson, Samantha Belone, Kalian Mitchell, Gabrielle Thomas, Sherika Watchman, Shynelle Dawes, Daryl Bitsoi, and Assistant Coach Doug...

Pats’ boys take Route 66 Classic

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Hughte leads Zuni girls to win

The Miyamura Patriots routed the competition in a March 25 track and field meet at Angelo DiPaolo Memorial Stadium. The boys topped the Route 66 Classic with 114 overall points and the girls took third place with 59 points.

The Patriots were missing several players due to the fact that Spring Break was in session. Patriots’ head coach Petersen Chee said he brought up some players from the JV squad to remedy the shortage.

“We had some players on break,” Chee said. “But things turned out well.”

Miyamura placed first in nine events, including a first place finish in the boys meter. In that event, Andrew Pawlowski ran a 53.74 time and...

Gallup wins one, loses second game of double-header

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The Gallup Bengals won one and lost another during a double-header baseball game March 25 at Ford Canyon Park. The Bengals dropped the first game 12-0 to Bernalillo, but got back on track and won the second game 4-3.

The Spartans scored seven runs in the seventh inning and the Bengals never recovered in the first game. The Bengals (2-9) went into the second game behind 3-0 in the third inning, but scored a decisive run in the seventh inning.

“I’m happy with the way we played today,” Spartans’ head coach Brandon Gilliard said of the win.

The Spartans are 10-7 on the 2017 baseball season.

By Bernie Dotson

Sun Correspondent


Gallup Mid beats JFK in close game

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Community honors champions

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Valley Pirates Championship Celebration

SANDERS, Ariz. — The Valley of the Pirates was flooded with blue and gold spirit March 11 as local fans lined the highway to congratulate the Arizona 2A Girls State Basketball Champions.

The team was carried through town in a parade held in their honor. Arizona Department of Transportation, Apache County Sheriff’s Department, Puerco Valley Fire District, Sanders Unified School District, and the Navajo-Hopi Honor Riders led the procession as community members cheered the Lady Pirates.

The parade ended at Valley High School with a parent-organized community dinner. Back-to-back gold trophies were prominently displayed for all too see.

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