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‘Aiming for Success’

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Mid-fielder Toni Garcia of Miyamura High School signs a letter-of-intent Feb. 6 to play soccer at Sterling College in Kansas. The signing took place at MHS. From left, (standing) Eric Taylor of the Gallup-based Truth Spin Collegiate Guidance, Miyamura girls soccer coach Aric Skalican, (Seated, from left) Victor Garcia...

Enchantment Skateboarding: Reviving youth through skateboarding

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Local Native American skateboarding duo Jeremy and Cecely Todacheenie, both from Gallup, NM, are “shredding” the light on talented local skateboarders by posting skateboarding news on their community-based page called “Enchantment Skateboarding.” Gallup Sun got the chance to find out more from these avid skateboarders, who also happen to be husband and wife, and tell of their upcoming skateboard event coming to the El Morro Theatre at 7 pm on Feb. 4.

GS: First off, thanks for doing this … let’s get right into it ... what is Enchantment Skateboarding about?

CT: ES is a community based page where we post skateboarding events, news, videos, as well as getting the...

AREA DANCE TEAMS ABLAZE!

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Bengals, Starlettes head to DTU Nationals

The Gallup High School’s Bengal Girls Dance Team and the Starlette Dance Team are both headed to the Dance Team Union National Championship in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 3-5.

A big send-off was held Jan. 25 at the GHS gym.

“We had a send-off performance last night and we hopefully raised all the money we needed for the trip out to Florida,” Bengals Dance Team spokesperson Elinor Romero said. “All of the girls are going to perform, and all are pretty excited.”

This was the last fundraising event in which $500 is needed for each girl to cover flight and hotel accommodations. The Bengal Girls Dance Team also held other fund raising events...

Gallup High Lady Bengals swarm Farmington

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Gallup High lady Bengals beat the visiting Farmington ladies by a score of 52-62 Jan. 17.

Gallup blows through Gallup Invitational championship, beats Artesia, 60-45

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Troy Etsitty shines in win with 19 points

The Gallup Bengals tightened up on defense and took advantage of a cold-shooting Artesia team in the second half and beat the Bulldogs 60-45 in the Jan. 7 championship game of the annual Gallup Invitational Basketball Tournament at Gallup High School.

The Bengals improved to 5-8 and Artesia fell to 9-4 on the 2016-2017 basketball season. The Bengals blew through the tournament with prior wins over Tohatchi (78-31) and Miyamura (69-42). In winning the weekend championship game, the Bengals avenged a 63-40 loss to Artesia last month at Artesia.

“We came together in a much better fashion on offense and defense in the second half,”...

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