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Gallup wrestling club promotes strength through mentorship

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On Dec. 19, the Stars and Stripes Wrestling Club Gladiators met for weekly practice in the Miyamura High School wrestling room.

Parents and volunteers watched over the junior wrestlers, who range from ages five to 14, while guest coach Nate Sellers ran the group through drills.

Activities ranged from speed...

Gallup overcomes Mitchell-led Tohatchi, 65-44

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Mitchell puts up 22 in 3A/5A loss

Do-it-all senior point guard Kalian Mitchell scored the first nine points of the game and it looked as though the Lady Cougars would ride that wave toward victory in a Dec. 19 girls basketball contest between Gallup and Tohatchi, played at Gallup High School.

Gallup won the game 65-44.

Mitchell, an all-state player at Tohatchi since the 8th grade, hit short and long-range jumpers and a 3-pointer to get the Lady Cougars out in front early. The Lady Bengals appeared dazed and confused by Mitchell’s skills.

But somewhere along the line, Gallup (7-3) figured things out and got their superstars into the offensive and defensive flow of the game...

Gallup takes third place in annual City of Champions tournament

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ARTESIA, N.M. — Junior forward Ashley Antone scored 18 points and fellow junior forward Amanda Mitchel hit 12 in a 69-52 win over Artesia Dec. 9 in the annual City of Champions tournament. The Lady Bengals’ win was good enough for third place in the tournament.

Gallup (6-2, 0-0) led 15-14 at the end of the first quarter of play. Gallup outscored the Lady Bulldogs in the second half and pulled away for the win. The loss was the second consecutive for Artesia High (2-2, 0-0), which dropped a 50-43 decision to Silver on Dec. 8 and in the same tournament.

Antone, Gallup’s leading scorer over the 2017 girls basketball season, was named to the all-tournament team, as was Mitchel...

Gallup beats Tohatchi, 71-67

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Game was part of annual John Lomasney Invitational Tournament

Senior all-state guard Kalian Mitchell put up 27 points and was strong through the third and fourth quarters, but Tohatchi had no answer for junior forward Ashley Antone and dropped a Dec. 1 second round John Lomasney tournament game to Gallup, 71-67.

The game was played before a capacity crowd at Gallup High School, most of whom came out to see the Lady Cougars,  who won the 3A state basketball championship last year.

As a result of the win, the Lady Bengals advanced to the tournament championship game, but fell to Bel Air of El Paso, Texas, 69-63. Tohatchi lost 54-29 to Carlsbad in the runner up game of the...

Miyamura falls to Belen, 46-21

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Pats out of state 5A playoffs

BELEN, N.M. — The No. 7 seeded Miyamura Patriots looked good on offense and defense going into the locker room Nov. 18, with the score tied 14-14 against No. 2 and undefeated Belen High in the state quarterfinals of the 5A football playoffs.

But the Patriots (9-3) failed to muster that same enthusiasm and fell to the Eagles 46-21 before a rather large throng of travelling Patriots’ fans. The Eagles scored an unanswered 13 points in the third quarter.

“We had a bye game last week and I guess you could say we were trying to shake off some rust,” Eagles’ head coach Greg Henington said after the game. “We’re pleased with the win.”


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