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Miyamura Lady Patriots battle Grants

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Coach’s Korner: How do you know?

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What is it? How do we know?

When I began my study of the Chinese martial art Wing Chun Kung Fu, a close combat style of fighting popularized by Brue Lee and his sifu (teacher) the legendary Ip Man, I struggled to keep my eyes open during live combat practice because I was afraid of getting hit.  My sifu, Kurt Saenz would say to me, “without the ability to see clearly what’s in front of you how can you evaluate if what your opponent does is real or a form of deception designed to confuse and throw you off balance.” I would later learn that combat was never truly about fighting but our ability to correctly process the information that was in front of us.  Information takes many...

Tohatchi Lady Cougars Honored

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The Tohatchi High Lady Cougars were honored by the Gallup McKinley County Schools Board of Education April 3.

Back row, from left: Coach Tanisha Bitsoi, Crystal Haley, Sierra Petterson, Samantha Belone, Kalian Mitchell, Gabrielle Thomas, Sherika Watchman, Shynelle Dawes, Daryl Bitsoi, and Assistant Coach Doug Ballard.

Front row, from left: Shaundina Whitney, Brianna Denetso, Krystal Benally, Cheyenne Begay, and Genae Morris. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura

High School Sports Scoreboard

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Boys Tennis

4/4: Gallup @ St. Pius X: 0-9

Boys Track & Field

4/1: Shiwi Ye’la:ha Invite (Zuni, NM) - 2nd Place (2/9)

Girls Track & Field

4/1: Shiwi Ye’la:ha Invite (Zuni, NM) - 3rd Place (3/9)

Varsity Baseball


4/4: Navajo Prep @ Gallup 4-5

Navajo Prep @ Gallup 0-2


Boys Tennis

3/30: Miyamura @ Grants 7-2

Boys Track & Field

4/1: Shiwi Ye’la:ha Invite (Zuni, NM) - 1st Place (1/9)

Girls Tennis

3/30: Grants @ Miyamura 8-1

Girls Track & Field

4/1: Shiwi Ye’la:ha Invite (Zuni, NM) - 1st Place (1/9)

Varsity Baseball


3/30: Miyamura @ Shiprock 4-0

Varsity Softball


3/31: Miyamura @ Espanola Valley 8-4


Pats’ boys take Route 66 Classic

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Hughte leads Zuni girls to win

The Miyamura Patriots routed the competition in a March 25 track and field meet at Angelo DiPaolo Memorial Stadium. The boys topped the Route 66 Classic with 114 overall points and the girls took third place with 59 points.

The Patriots were missing several players due to the fact that Spring Break was in session. Patriots’ head coach Petersen Chee said he brought up some players from the JV squad to remedy the shortage.

“We had some players on break,” Chee said. “But things turned out well.”

Miyamura placed first in nine events, including a first place finish in the boys meter. In that event, Andrew Pawlowski ran a 53.74 time and...

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