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Angelo DiPaolo Memorial Track Meet

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Mickey and Ricky stick together, get skills from athletic family

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The Menapace family has a long history of involvement with athletics in Gallup, starting with the oldest grandson of Rico, the founder of Rico Auto Complex. Howard, their father, coached all three of the boys through their baseball programs in summer leagues.

Oldest son Mickey is the only one to start and finish his early years in school at Cathedral School (now Gallup Catholic), from kindergarten through high school. He played Minor League, Little League and Babe Ruth baseball in the summer months before and during his high school years, and competed in Connie Mack as he aged up. Cathedral did not have a baseball program during his years there.

As a freshman, he was listed as a...

Second Place – Good or Bad?

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Gallup Bengal boys’ basketball coach Domonic Romero draws a diagram for one of his teams, who have been having some remarkable runs during his tenure as head coach. His teams have won five district championships and finished second in the state tournament twice in his seven years as head coach. Photo Credit: Tom HartsockBleacher Talk

Second place isn’t somewhere most people like to end up, but that does not mean that it is all bad. Take the case of the Gallup High basketball teams in the season just finished.

The girls’ team had losses to just two teams: 6A Clovis at their tournament on the east side of the state, and two losses to Los Lunas, one regular season and one in the final game of the state tournament. The boys did even better, though they lost to two teams as well; the opening game of the season back in November and in the last game of the state tournament. Some may view these as mere excuses. I don’t!

Domonic Romero, boys’ head coach for seven years, and Kamau Turner, girls’...

Patriots Softball Goes 10-7

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Kat Silva, pitcher.

Kat Silva, working on her home run trot.

Kelli Burnham, center field.

Stevie Palacios, left fielder and designated ‘slapper.’

With the big crosstown rivalry coming , April 11, the Miyamura girls made a long trip to Moriarty on April 7 and beat the Pintos 12-2 in five innings to put their season record at 10-7 for the season.

Unable to attend that game, as many local fans were, area spectators will be able to catch a double header in Ford Canyon between the two public high schools. It should be a treat for all, win or lose, with the winners possibly enjoying it more. The pictures below are just a sample of the players all will see in that game. All of these shots were taken during an earlier game this year against Grants.

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