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Wrapping up state basketball

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The Gallup area was well represented at the 2024 Nusenda Credit Union Basketball State Championship games.

Seven teams from the Gallup-McKinley County Schools district made it to the championship games. The Rehoboth Christian boys team also showed up.

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The Gallup Bengals entered the first round of the...

Sports Quiz

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1.  Name the NHL team that played from 1976-82 before moving to New Jersey and becoming the Devils. (Hint: It shares a name with an MLB club.)

2. What Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver caught nine passes for 131 yards and a touchdown to be named MVP of Super Bowl XLIII?

3. Name the Basketball Hall of Famer and member of the 1981 Boston Celtics NBA championship team who was nicknamed “Tiny.”

4. What actor used a golf club to smash another driver’s windshield in a February 1994 road rage incident?

5. At the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, American Sage Kotsenburg won the first gold medal in what sport making its Olympic debut?

6. In what year did NBA greats Bill Russell and Wilt...

Cougars fall short in first round of state tournament

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Lady Cougars keep their eye on the prize

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In 2023, the Tohatchi Lady Cougars beat the Sant Fe Indian Braves in the Nusenda Credit Union Girls Basketball state championship game on March 10 with a score of 46-24. This year, they’re looking to continue the streak of success and win another championship.

In an interview with the Sun before their quarterfinal matchup against the Zuni Lady Thunderbirds on March 12, Lady Cougar Brooke Badonie explained that the team’s strategy relies heavily on defense.

“We say that our defense will create our offense, so tomorrow we want to focus on stealing the ball [and] making them turn the ball over,” she said.

Badone is a senior this year, and she took time to reflect on...

Lady Bengals beat the Lady Bobcats

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