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Red Rock Motor Sports Club finishers

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Steve Daugherty – First, over 30 A & B, Gallup; Ryan Roper – Second, over 30 C, Crownpoint; Charles Tafoya – Third, over 30 C, Gallup; Mario Romero – Second, Quad A, Gallup; Benjamin Harvey – Third, Quad A, Gallup; Justin Hicks – Second, Quad C, Continental Divide; Douglas Perry –...

The Fighting House Brothers

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Life in the 1940s was not even close to the politically correct society of today. It was rough, and tumble, especially for the four brothers who grew up in Dilkon, AZ.

Their mother was from the Oneida Tribe of New York state, while dad was Dineh, and fighting quickly became a past time for all of them, even though there was seven years difference between the oldest and the youngest. But it is the life of the oldest, Gordon, that is the center of this story.

By 1940, the 15-year old House had won the first of three consecutive Golden Gloves championships in three different states, NM, AZ, and NV. Gordon even appeared on a fight card for the Third Annual 20-30 Club Boxing Tournament...

City baseball tournament action

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It’s Been a Busy Summer, Just a few Days In

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The time has really seemed to fly past since graduation. Here we are on June 26 and look at what we’ve seen so far.

Gallup High had their Athletic Director, Domonic Romero, who is also the school’s boys’ basketball coach, transfer to a new position as Principal at Thoreau High School. Fortunately, one of his assistant coaches, Richard Rangel, will move into that vacancy and attempt to continue the success the team has experienced in the last few years.

The AD vacancy has been filled by James Malcolm, who had been the wrestling coach for the Bengals. No word on who might be slated to take that job or if Malcolm will be allowed to keep it.

The other high schools in our coverage...

UNM-G groundskeeper starts Bike For Life

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Andy Martinez is a groundskeeper at UNM-Gallup who has a passion for making children happy.  Andy lives in a Gallup trailer park and noticed kids walking the neighborhood and wondered why they weren’t on bikes.  Andy fondly recalled his own youth where he always had a bicycle, although it was often a hand-me-down version requiring repairs.  When Andy realized that many of the neighborhood families could not afford to buy bikes for their children, he set out to collect used bicycles, renovate and repair them and distribute them around the neighborhood.  “I was one of five children in our family so if I wanted a bike of my own, it usually meant getting a broken one from a sibling...

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