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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...

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...

Official: Crownpoint AD job ‘open’

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The most recent athletic director at Crownpoint High School isn’t working in the job anymore, and the school’s principal is now acting AD – at least until a new director comes aboard, officials said.

That was the word Feb. 17 from Crownpoint High Principal Ophelia Sanchez who is a career Gallup- McKinley County Schools employee and previously the assistant principal at Washington Elementary School in Gallup.

Sanchez took over the Crownpoint principal job more than a year ago and after J.D. Reed was let go for making derogatory comments about Native American students and school board officials.

“I am the (athletic director) at the moment,” Sanchez said. “The job is open...

Big cats square off at Gallup High

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Perspective … Coach’s Korner: Sheep Don’t Walk Backwards, Intro

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When Anita first told me sheep don’t walk backwards I laughed until I nearly cried. Perhaps it was the calm, expressionless way she said it, but it was still one of the funniest things I had ever heard. Weeks later, it’s still laugh out loud funny. However, as I gradually toned down my laughter (though still chuckling) I could see that Anita appeared to be serious.  She told me this was a story her mother, who had owned sheep told her long ago.  Was it true or was she pulling the wool over my eyes? I wanted it to be true, but while listening to her I accepted that I knew absolutely nothing about sheep apart from their genetic origin.  As a researcher I knew something was there...

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