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The Art of the Schedule

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One of the most important, but usually overlooked, jobs in high school is the scheduling of games on the assigned nights. Not only do the Athletic Directors who perform these seemingly menial and vital tasks accomplish them in an artful manner, but coaches, fans, players, and spectators seldom appreciate the...

The Art of Judo

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The martial arts all have a dual purpose in their practice, as defined in the very name. On one hand they may be used in both aggressive and defensive ways, but the movements are an art form, more closely related to dance than to fighting.

Sensei Miguel Garcia has been operating the Gallup Judo Club for the past three years, building up a clientele of interested students who are excelling at their own pace in the practice of this ancient form.

Located at 230 W. Coal, next to and upstairs from City Electric Shoe Shop, the normally quiet Club becomes a beehive of activity when the students show up for the next session. At every age, they congregate, don their gi’s for the...

Lobo men’s soccer tabbed second in C-USA

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ALBUQUERQUE  – The University of New Mexico men’s soccer team has been picked second in Conference USA’s preseason poll done by the league’s coaches. The Lobos received one first-place vote and finished behind Charlotte, which received six.

Juniors Niko Hansen and Chris Wehan were also honored by being voted to the Preseason All-Conference Team. The duo finished one-two in scoring for the Lobos last season, with Wehan leading the way with 10 goals, two assists and 22 points. Hansen added five goals and three assists for 13 points.

Earlier Wednesday Wehan was named to the MAC Hermann Trophy watch list, while Hansen is currently at the U.S. Men’s National Team collegiate...

World Series & More Golf at Fox Run

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What a great last week for baseball fans! The inaugural AABC Willie Mays (9-10 year-old division) Regional World Series in Gallup. Good ball playing by all eight teams, sparkling defense, awesome offense, and a lot of sportsmanship thrown into that mix.

As you may have already seen in the daily media, Las Cruces won the title with a 10-4 win over the Gallup Sun Devils, but there was more, much more for the fans that followed their young people in the three-day tournament, not all as described in the other journal.

Offensively, there was the power-bat of Steven Milam of Las Cruces, who cranked out five home runs – three from the right side and two from the left – to earn the...

A Return to Adult Softball

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It’s been a while since I’ve visited the Sports Plex, and that was just a brief visit last year to watch Miyamura and Gallup High baseball utilize the large field that fronts the entryway.

A personal invitation by Women’s League director Sheila Battles Silva was all the encouragement I needed to return. Back in the day – mostly before the Sports Plex had been built – the other softball fields around town had been my second home; Washington Park, Indian Hills, Father Dunstan Park, and the softball field at Ford Canyon were the places where I spent most evenings or days of every week, from May through August.

In the first years, fast pitch was the only game, though I...

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