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Local wrestling teams to grapple with the best at state meet

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Gallup High rebuilds program with four advancing to state

Gallup High wrestling has been down for a few years, but first-year head coach Esco Chavez is trying to build it back to its’ former respected status. The going has been slow, though, as Chavez will admit.

“I had hopes that others (from Gallup High)...


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Feb. 9, Tuesday

WHS BBB 67, Laguna Acoma 63

WHS GBB 64, Zuni 27

Feb. 11, Thursday

GHS GBB 64, Piedra Vista 51

RCHS BBB 32 Crownpoint 42

RCHS GBB 43, Tohatchi 65

ToHS GBB 65, Rehoboth 43

WHS BBB 77, Zuni 49

Feb. 12, Friday

GHS BBB 90, Aztec 73

MHS BBB 37, Piedra Vista 72

ToHS BBB 56, Crownpoint 44

WHS GBB 32, Kirtland Central 38

WHS WRST @ 1-4A Individual Qualifier See Story this issue

Feb. 13, Saturday

GHS GBB 76, Aztec 69

GHS WRST @ Individual Qualifier See Story this issue

MHS GBB 34, Piedra Vista 71

MHS WRST @ Individual Qualifier See Story this issue

ToHS GBB 59, @ Crownpoint 49

WHS BBB 75, Kirtland Central 75 O.T.

Feb. 16, Tuesday

GHS BBB 51, Farmington 55



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Feb. 19, Friday

GHS BBB vs. Miyamura, 7

GHS WRST @ State Tournament, TBA

MHS BBB @ Gallup, 7

MHS WRST @ State Tournament, TBA

RCHS BBB @ S.F. Indian School, 7

RCHS GBB @ Navajo Prep, 6:30

WHS GBB vs. Shiprock, 7

WHS WRST @ State Tournament, TBA

Feb. 20, Saturday

GHS GBB @ Miyamura, 7

GHS WRST @ State Tournament, TBA

MHS GBB vs. Gallup, 7

MHS WRST @ State Tournament, TBA

ToHS BBB @ Newcomb, 1

WHS BBB @ Shiprock, 3

WHS WRST @ State Tournament, TBA

Feb. 22, Monday

ToHS BBB vs. District (1st Round), TBA

Feb. 23, Tuesday

ToHS GBB vs. District (1st Round), TBA

Feb. 24, Wednesday

ToHS BBB vs. District (Semi-Finals), TBA

Feb. 25, Thursday

ToHS GBB vs. District...

Looking up to ‘The Man’ since 1971

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By 1971, I had finished my enlistment with the U.S. Army just in time for the football season. To fit into my new civilian surroundings, I made a hasty appraisal and analysis of several teams that I would feel comfortable backing as a fan. Everyone seemed to have a favorite, for a multitude of reasons.

Having no previous loyalties, geographically or athletically, I used instead the characteristics of the owners and the potential of the players for my guide.

Family owned – check. Very good defense – check. A reliable running back – check, who also could catch a ball – double check. And a young quarterback too dumb to realize the importance of what he was doing – check. When...

Gallup High honors 2011 girls b-ball team

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The night of Feb. 4 was a special one for the Gallup girls’ basketball program.  Coach Turner welcomed back players from the 2011 team to honor their achievements and induct Justina Prairie Chief into the Gallup Hall of Fame.

She became the first player to receive this honor, which was previously reserved for coaches. The ceremony occurred at halftime of the game against Miyamura, and the current Bengals welcomed their alumni with a 51-15 lead at the break.

The Gallup dance team also gave an impressive performance at the start of half time, just before the 2011 team strolled onto the court.  Before announcing Prarie Chief’s Hall of Fame honor, Coach Turner had another...

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