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Rugby in the Snow

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There were two styles of Rugby played on Nov. 10 at Public School Stadium, one before the snow started (BS) and one after the sudden storm kicked into high gear (AS).

It was quite an invitation to a team of Indigenous Australians that had traveled several thousand miles to play a mostly local team of Indigenous...

Moving with the Music

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It was an action-packed event on Nov. 7 at Gallup High School as hundreds of dancers performed in the Fourth Annual Turquoise Classic. This competition drew participants and fans from around the state, and the enthusiasm for the efforts was overwhelming, and not just from ‘Dance Moms.’

The two large speakers by the announcer’s stand vibrated with the music selected by each group, building the beat and encouraging everyone to become a part of what was happening in front of them.

As expected, the local dancers were at the top and collected most of the awards, although teams from Los Lunas, Piedra Vista, St. Pius, and Aztec provided plenty of competition. In the end...

Sports Schedule

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The new season is just beginning and only the following four games will be played in the coming week. Stay in touch for the much fuller schedule next issue!

Saturday, Nov. 14   Tohatchi Girls @ Farmington (Scrimmage), TBA

Tuesday, Nov. 17    Miyamura Boys vs Thoreau, 4

Wednesday, Nov. 18     Tohatchi Boys at Window Rock, 4

Thursday, Nov. 19     Gallup Boys vs Espanola, 4

The Benefits of the Aging Athlete

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“The best thing about growing old is being able to watch someone else do all the work!” Anonymous.

That’s exactly the was I felt last Saturday during the Sixth Annual Four Corners Football Championship games. Although I did play sports, I never called myself an athlete, merely a player. But still the benefits accrue regardless of the name one puts on their ability.

Watching a bunch of 8-12 year olds warm up is a lot more fun than actually doing it yourself. Most of us can only imagine working out to that level, even on a weekly basis. It is a mystery to us how aging athletes like Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are still able to play as well as they do, and keep coming back every...

4-Corners Football Championship Another Success

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For all the spectators, players, coaches and others that took the weekend for a lot of youth football, the Sixth Annual Four Corners Football Championship was another success story as the weather stayed nice, if not a little warm for the two-day event.

Actually it was a little longer than just the weekend as teams showed up early for the food and entertainment on Friday night, too, and turned it into a long, enjoyable weekend for all. For local businessmen and women, the weekend started on Thursday with a Business After Hours at the Sammy Chioda TDFL Field sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.

A Gallup team, the Tigers, won the title in the eight-year old division...

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