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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...

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...

Navajo youth participate in bike ride to promote drug and suicide prevention

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.– Approximately 60 Navajo youth from Dilkon and nearby communities participated in a five-day bike ride, beginning at Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort and ending in the capital of the Navajo Nation to promote methamphetamine and suicide prevention among Navajo youth.

The bike riders concluded their nearly 200-mile long journey at the fairgrounds in Window Rock on Sunday, where they were greeted by members of the Navajo Nation Council and other groups who participated in the annual horse and bike ride event as part of the Summer Council Session.

“The bike ride keeps the minds of our youth strong and allows them to commit to a positive cause,” said Claudia...

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