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Wild Thing Championship Bullriding draws fans to Red Rock Park

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Even after 23 years, Wild Thing Championship Bullriding continued to draw old and new fans to Red Rock Park for a two-performance extravaganza full of testosterone, fireworks, the baddest bulls, the toughest cowboys, and a cowboy poker game that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Add to that a little wooley...

Gallup baseball teams take top two spots in state

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It has become somewhat the norm in Pee Wee Reese play – baseball for the U12 set – for Gallup to capture the South Plains Regional Tournament as they did for the third straight year, July 7 - 10. What is not so normal is for another Gallup team to battle eight out-of-town teams and come in a close second to the eventual champion Giants.

Both the Red Sox and the Giants started strong and, except for minor blips resulting in a narrow loss for each, which pushed the final game to Sunday morning, all the players handled the pressure and the competition very well. Unfortunately, one team had to lose for a second time so the other could advance to the next round in Puerto Rico on August...

Miyamura’s Morgan to attend Mount Marty College in S.D.

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Ex-Lady Patriot to pursue zoology career

Miyamura High School’s Yael Morgan will be taking her athletic skills onto the volleyball court next season at Mount Marty College in Yankton, S.D.

The former Lady Patriots superstar signed a letter-of-intent May 19 to attend the Division II institution come August. Morgan is one of a few area student athletes to sign at a four-year school in any sport this summer.

“I’m very happy with my decision,” Morgan said in a telephone interview with the Sun last week. “It’s far. But it is somewhere where I felt comfortable, and is somewhere that I felt was the best option for me.”

David Scott, the head volleyball coach at Miyamura High...

Local youths take home medals for excellence in Judo

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Teams from Albuquerque, Phoenix, Tucson, Utah, El Paso, Mexico, and Gallup competed in the 2016 N.M. State Judo Games on July 1-2 at Albuquerque Prep School, sweeping up medals during the two day competition.

By Tom Hartsock

Photos courtesy of Gallup Judo Club

Rough Rock’s Lakota Curley to walk on at St. Augustine University in NC

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RR’s 2015 season wasn’t great, but Curley caught attention of NC school’s scout

The decision to attend college is a timely one, especially if you’re going there to play sports. Most places prefer prospective student athletes to sign letters-of-intent. Rare is it for schools to hold a spot for someone who has missed a signing deadline or has had a delay in their decision.

That was the case with Rough Rock High School’s Lakota Curley who’ll go to St. Augustine University in Raleigh, NC, next year as a walk-on basketball player with the Lady Falcons. Curley also played volleyball as a student at Rough Rock.

“I didn’t sign a letter, but I am still going there and [will]...

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