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Wingate, Chinle winners in area baseball

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WINGATE, N.M. — Chinle (5-5, 2-0) beat Page 8-2, 6-5 in a double-header baseball game played at Page High School. The Wildcats scored a slew of runs in the latter innings to get the lead and keep the lead. Starting pitcher Troy Yazzie recorded two RBIs and stole base three times.

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Tohatchi falls to Texico in 3A championship, 48-47

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Mitchell goes for 28 in loss

SANTA ANA PUEBLO — Tohatchi senior guard Brianna Denetso nailed a 3-pointer with just seconds left in the game but the Lady Cougars couldn’t connect on a subsequent shot and fell to Texico 48-47 in the state 3A girls basketball championship March 9 at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

Tohatchi’s 47-46 lead with 13 seconds left in regulation came as a result of a long jumper by Denetso. It was players like Denetso that stepped up to aid the Lady Cougars in getting through the 3A tournament the past several years. Tohatchi won the 3A state championship last year after beating Eunice.

“I’m proud of my girls, very proud,” Tohatchi head...

Gallup dancers shine bright in Santa Fe

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McKinley County teams move through state tournament

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Gallup girls making progress

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. — Tohatchi beat Tularosa 78-43 and advanced to once again play in the New Mexico 3A state girls championship basketball game. The game is March 9 at 1:30 pm at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

To get to the championship game, Tohatchi (24-6, 8-0) eliminated Loving 69-51, Dulce 67-45 and Tularosa. The Lady Cougars are led by all-state point guard Kalian Mitchell, who is averaging double figures for the state tournament.

“We still have another game to play,” Tohatchi head coach Tanisha Bitsoi said. “The girls have played hard and have played together in the tournament. I was very happy with the way our...

Rehoboth girls outpace Zuni, 61-50

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Lady Lynx now face Tohatchi on Feb. 24

REHOBOTH, N.M. — The Rehoboth Lady Lynx hit 15 consecutive shots over the course of the second and third quarters and got past Zuni 61-50 Feb. 22 in a District 1-3A semi-final girls basketball game.

The win means the Lady Lynx, who are the No. 3 seed, advance to play Tohatchi Feb. 24 in an away game for the 3A district championship. Tohatchi is ranked No. 3 in the state. The winner of that game goes on to play the opening round state playoff game at a site yet to be determined.

The Lady Cougars beat the Lady Lynx twice this season by scores of 61-23 and 68-46.

“We made shots when we needed to make shots,” Rehoboth head coach Adrian...

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