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Dylan Vargas Opens His Own Martial Arts Academy

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There’s a new home-grown business in Gallup, but with a name most residents will know well.

Miyamura High School freshman Dylan Vargas will be operating his own Martial Arts Academy, and training the students who come to him. The Second-degree black belt has been certified by the World Tae Kwan Do headquarters in Seoul, South Korea to teach, and spent last year training some of the students at Sacred Heart School. He took four of them to the Grand International Championships in Albuquerque last year and all brought home awards and trophies, testifying to his ability to teach.

Training for 11 years – and bringing home 757 trophies, including 55 World Championships, over 50...

Around and Around They Go!

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Over 200 racers competed Aug. 16-17 in the Webe (pronounced We-be) Racing Circuit’s first event in Gallup, and the overall reaction was a positive one for the OHV MX course in the Heaton Valley and for the city as well.

“It was a success for the first year on a new course,” said Webe Racing’s Hare Scramble organizer Brett Craig. “We had riders from a five-state area and we’ve put Gallup on our list for next year. Right now we are pretty sure we want to come back. Greg Kirk of Red Rock Motor Sports made this enjoyable for everyone.”

Webe holds nine races a year at seven locations in three states, and judging by the reactions of most of the riders, this...

Back To School ... Sports Schedule! August 22 - 28

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August 22, 2015

GHS VB @ Grants (Scrimmage), 10

GHS XC  @ McGaffey Scrimmage, 9

MHS BS @ Aztec Tournament, TBA

MHS GS @ Aztec Tournament, TBA

MHS VB vs. Tohatchi/Newcomb (Scrimmage), TBA

MHS XC @ McGaffey Scrimmage, 9

RCHS GS @ Round Valley Scrimmage, Noon

RCHS VB @ Bloomfield Scrimmage, TBA

RCHS XC @ McGaffey Scrimmage, 9

WHS XC @ McGaffey Scrimmage, 9

August 25, 2015

GHS BS @ Rehoboth, 6

GHS GS @ Rehoboth, 4

MHS BS vs. Bloomfield, 6

MHS GS vs. Bloomfield, 4

MHS VB vs. Belen, 4:30

RCHS BS vs. Gallup, 6

RCHS GS vs. Gallup, 4

August 27, 2015

MHS BS @ Rehoboth, 6

MHS GS @ Rehoboth, 3

RCHS BS vs. Miyamura, 6

RCHS GS vs. Miyamura, 4

RCHS VB vs. Thoreau, 4

WHS...

UNM Shuts Out Grand Canyon 3-0

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Men’s Soccer

ALBUQUERQUE – The University of New Mexico men’s soccer team defeated Grand Canyon University 3-0 in its second exhibition match of the season Wednesday night.Chris Wehan opened the scoring in the eighth minute with a perfect free kick just beyond the edge of the box for the only tally of the first half.

“I think we were just a little but casual in the first half,” UNM head coach Jeremy Fishbein said, “but I thought our response was really good in the second half. We scored some nice goals, had a little bit more energy and played in the other team’s half.

Wehan created the second goal with some nifty ballwork in the box in the second half. With his back to...

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