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Miyamura tops Deming, 49-26

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No. 7 Pats advance to play No. 2 and undefeated Belen

The Miyamura Patriots held off late drives by Deming and beat the Wildcats 49-26 Nov. 10 in a first-round 5A state playoff football game played at Angelo DiPaolo Memorial Stadium.

The Patriots (9-2, 3-2) advanced and will play Belen (10-0, 4-0) on Nov. 18 at 1 pm...

Miyamura falls to Aztec, 64-56

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Pats draw Deming in first-round state playoffs

The Miyamura Patriots gave up 34 first half points and went on to lose to 5A foe Aztec High 64-56 in an offensively-charged football game played Nov. 3 at Angelo DiPaolo Memorial Stadium. The game was the last of the season for both teams. The Patriots lost a week earlier to another San Juan County 5A team (Farmington), 54-40.

Miyamura now plays Deming (6-4, 3-0) Nov. 10 at home and in a first-round state playoff game. The Wildcats are coming off a 42-14 thrashing last week of Alamogordo.


The offense of the Patriots averaged 44 points a game on the 2017 football season, while giving up just 17 points a game. As a...

Sports Schedules

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This is a week for District playoffs and some State competitions in most sports. Call your local school for more accurate schedules of these games.

Nov. 3, Friday

GHS FB @ Kirtland, 7

MHS FB vs. Aztec, 7

RCHS VB vs. District Playoff, TBA

WHS FB @ Thoreau, TBA

Nov. 4, Saturday

GHS CC @ State, TBA

MHS CC @ State, TBA

RCHS CC @ State, TBA

RCHS VB vs. District Playoff, TBA

WHS CC @ State, TBA

WHS VB @ District Finals, TBA

Sports Scoreboard

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Oct. 26, Thursday

GHS VB 0, Kirtland 3

MHS VB 3, Aztec 1

RCHS VB 3, Tohatchi 0

Oct. 27, Friday

GHS FB 0, Aztec 53

MHS FB 40, Farmington 54

WHS FB 18, Navajo Prep 24

Gallup Cross Country ran at Lions Wilderness Park in Farmington for the District 1-AAAAA Championship on Oct. 27. The boys’ team finished 4th of six teams with 93 points and the girls’ team was 3rd of the same six schools with 73 points. Individual places and times below:

BOYS 49 Runners

7 Demetri Begay, 17:51.9

15 Shawn McCraith, 18:37.8

22 Angel Begaye, 18:51.6

24 Joaquin Ortega, 19:02.4

25 Cameron Benally, 19:02.8

28 Brandon James, 19:33.3

29 Thomas Eriacho, 19:39.5

30 Wacey Begay, 19:49.7


Pats going for second unbeaten season

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This could be the second unbeaten regular season under the tutelage of head football coach Wes Shank at Miyamura High School. That is quite an accomplishment for a town like Gallup, even though they are not consecutive seasons, not known for its prowess on the gridiron.

The difference is the head coach, not the players although the Patriots have many good ones in uniform. A quick look at the statistics on maxpreps.com assures the local naysayers and probably puts a little fear in the hearts of the opposition. Both are good things.

“Farmington is a real test for us,” said Shank. “We are bigger than them but they may be faster. They have at least five receivers that run 4.7...

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