"It's a crazy world, so sports and athletics and music can be a form of escapism."
― Eddie Vedder
Gallup High Competes At Wrestling Tournament
by Samantha Plummer '19
College Football’s Best set to Square off on January 1st
by Zach Wargo '20
With College Football’s season coming to an end, the annual College Football Playoff had to pick their top four, deciding who would get a shot at becoming National Champions on January 8th. Clemson, Oklahoma, and Georgia show the country why they are deserving of a national title with dominating wins against conference rivals. While No. 8 Ohio State pushed past No. 4 Wisconsin with a 27-21 to win the Big Ten Title, and No. 6 Georgia dominated No. 2 Auburn in the SEC Title game with a 28-7 victory.
The final rankings were released early Sunday morning, with the country already knowing who were the top three teams in the country, No.1 Clemson, No.2 Oklahoma, and No.3 Georgia. No.5 Alabama did not play this past Saturday, as they did not reach their conference title game, as they had to sit and wait what their fate would be on selection Sunday, if they would also get a shot at winning a national title for the second time in three years, or if No.8 Ohio State would make the chance at making the College Football Playoff for its third time in four years.
The Final rankings were released as No.1 Clemson will play No. 4 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on January 1st at 6:45 P.M to decide which team will move onto Atlanta for the National Championship. This matchup features the title game from the past two years, as both teams have split, with Clemson beating Alabama 35-31 earlier this year in the 2017 National Title game.
The second semifinal game will feature No. 2 Oklahoma against No.4 Georgia on January 1st at 3 PM
in the legendary Rose Bowl Game. This is the Sooners second appearance in three years in the playoff, while the Bulldogs first appearance in the playoff, seeking its first national title since 1980. The National Championship game will be on ESPN, at 6 PM, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Sources: ESPN.com CollegeFootballplayoff.com
“Baseball, the sport of my dreams”
by Reylena Tsosie '21
Joshua Carl is a freshman at Gallup high school. He loves baseball and has been playing since he was a kid and enjoys the sport. He wanted to get into a new sport such as, wrestling and he told me he prefers baseball. He is excited for the Spring season to start. I had to interview him and he agreed
2. What do you do when you are pressured?
“ I pray that God will be with me and my fears and I won’t be nervous so I can do good.”
3. Which is better a head slide or a regular slide to make a homerun?
“ Head forward, it takes time for me to slide.”
4. Do you like to play baseball?
“ Yes, it satisfies me and I like doing good for my team and helping them win.”
5. What advice do you have for students that want to play baseball?
“ Never quit and it takes hard work and pain to get good.”
Lady Bengals Make State
By Meche’ Williams '19
The Lady Bengals Volleyball team qualified for state taking a total of 13 girls to state alongside with 3 coaches. On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, the team left after school to Rio Rancho for pool play the next day. The next day they headed to the Santa Ana Star for their first round in pool play against St. Pius at 8pm to play 2 games of 25. The game started off a little slow, once it picked up speed and team was pumped up and motivated until Lucy Martinez got injured only about 15 minutes into the game and the team went a little down but they kept playing , they had a hard time coming back in the next game but Lucy gave the team an uplifting speech. They didn’t come out with the win in both games but the coach didn’t let them think on it to hard and told them to get ready for the next game against Kirtland. They warmed up right after playing St. Pius because they’ll be playing Kirtland. After warming up the game started the Lady Bengals won one set and lost the other, after that they would see their seating and it all come down to points. The team left to go eat some lunch, one of the coaches found out they had a 3 seed and came back by 2p.m to warm up and get mentally and physically ready for their game against Albuquerque Academy. The game started at 3:45, it was a regular varsity game, best of 5. The team was excited to have their laborer, Lucy Martinez, back on the court with them. The team started off good with their serves, sets, and hits, they worked as a team and won the first set. They won the first set 24- 26 and lost the other 3 sets. Even with the tough lost and a bit emotional for the seniors, coach Morris talked to the girls about how proud she was of them and told them to be proud of themselves because they had made it to state.