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Scenes from ‘Mother Road Bicycle Classic’

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Sports Schedule

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Friday, Oct. 9

GHS FB vs Aztec, 7

WHS FB @ Bloomfield, 7

WHS XC @ Bloomfield, 3

Saturday, Oct. 10

GHS FB JV @ Aztec, 4

GHS XC @ Los Lunas Invite, 8

MHS FB C @ Shiprock, 1

MHS XC @ Zuni Invite, 9

RCHS BS @ Hope Christian, Noon

RCHS GS @ Hope Christian, 10

RCHS XC @ Zuni, 8

RCS MS XC @ Zuni MS, 8

Monday, Oct. 12

GHS GS JV vs Miyamura JV, 5

GHS VB vs Farmington, 4:30

MHS GS JV @ Gallup JV, 5

Tuesday, Oct. 13

GHS BS @ Miyamura, 6

GHS GS @ Miyamura, 4

GHS VB vs Farmington, 4:30

MHS BS vs Gallup, 6

MHS GS vs Gallup, 4

MHS VB vs Aztec, 4:30

RCHS VB vs Navajo Prep, 4

WHS VB @ Shiprock, 4

Thursday, Oct. 15

GHS BS vs Farmington, 5:30

GHS GS vs Farmington, 4

GHS VB vs...

Sports Schedule Friday, Oct.2 - Friday, Oct. 9

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Friday, Oct.2

GHS FB @ Moriarty, 7

MHS FB vs Albuquerque, 7

WHS FB @ Tohatchi, 7

Saturday, Oct. 3

GHS BS vs Tierra Encantado, 11

GHS FB JV @ Kirtland, 11

GHS VB vs Kirtland, 4:30

GHS XC vs Gallup Invite, 8

MHS FB JV/C @ Aztec, 11/1

MHS XC @ Gallup Invite, 8

RCHS BS vs Hope Christian, Noon

RCHS GS vs Hope Christian, 10

RCHS XC @ Gallup Invite, 8

RCS MS XC @ Chief Manuelito MS, 8

WHS XC @ Navajo Pine, 9

Tuesday, Oct. 6

GHS GS vs Navajo Prep, 4

GHS VB vs Piedra Vista, 5

MHS BS @ Farmington, 4

MHS GS vs Farmington, 4

WHS VB @ Kirtland, 4

Wednesday, Oct. 7

Gallup Mid FB vs Crownpoint, 5

MHS VB @ Farmington, 4

RCHS BS vs Bosque, 5

RCHS GS vs Bosque, 3

Thursday, Oct...

How Meaningful Are Sports/Athletics in America?

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I’ve been rambling in my column for the last several weeks – not unusual perhaps as constant deadlines combine with PTSD in creating this confusing brain-warp I am subjected to daily. Trying to focus more narrowly is of little use when one is also assaulted with other stories on similar topics from around the country. Making sense of it all is almost a full-time job, one that has served more than one career, I’m sure.

One of those careers is that of a well-known political writer, David Halberstam, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist for his early work in Vietnam. His favorite job though was as a sports writer, which he inserted into his more ‘serious’ life and in his book...

A More Balanced View

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I’ve tried to be balanced in my recent columns about coaches (and/or teachers and parents) but have had many friends and readers tell me I have come down more harshly on the above mentioned category while seeming to give more lenience to the younger or coached set of players in the game.

There is a reason for this, at least in my mind. Empathy is more often deserved by those with the least amount of power, be it players of a game, entry-level workers, or Privates in the military.

They all need to be trained by those in power. It is a common trait they all share. When they are better trained, the equanimity gets closer together and the trainers don’t have to work nearly as hard as...

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