"It's a crazy world, so sports and athletics and music can be a form of escapism."
― Eddie Vedder
About a Player: Stephen Curry
By Reylena Tsosie '21
Stephen Curry is a professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors. He is a point guard and number 30. He is known for being one the greatest shooter of all time, or one of the greatest shooters we’ve seen since Ray Allen, and Reggie Miller.
Stephen Curry was born on March 14, 1988, he is going to be 30 soon! His parents are Dell Curry and Sonya Curry. His father Dell Curry, played basketball as well and he had the same reputation as his son, his father played for the Hornets, and was a sharpshooter just like his son.
Stephen Curry went to college at Davidson college and attended until he was a senior but then he declared for the NBA. In 2009, he was drafted by the Golden State Warriors. 2012 and 2013 season he made 207 three pointers. For the 2015 and 2016 season he made and NBA record 402 three pointers.
He married his college sweetheart in of May 2011. Her name is Ayesha Curry she has her own cooking show. Together they had two girls Ryan and Riley Curry.
He has a $201 million dollar contract with the Golden State Warriors.
Stephen Curry inspires a lot of athletes. He is recognized for being the greatest shooters of all time as a two time world champion.
District Semifinals: Gallup Edges Miyamura 41-38, moves to Championship Game
By Zach Wargo '20
In another heated rivalry game between the Gallup Bengals, and the Miyamura Patriots, the semifinal game came far from disappointment. The winner would later move on to play the number one seed Kirtland Central Broncos Friday night, as they defeated Farmington. This was the third time that these teams have met this season, as Gallup took the first two meetings. This game was more important as the Bengals were trying to get a home playoff game, and get another chance at Kirtland to become district champions, after losing three straight games in a span of a week.
The game started with plenty of intensity, and fast as Gallup went on an 8-2 run to start the game, then Miyamura caught back up with Gallup, keeping it close, the first quarter told us a lot as this semifinal game would mean it would be a dog fight. Bengal Sophomore, Quincy Smith opened up scoring with a three, then later made two free throws to start the run for Gallup. Later Miyamura would later catch up to tie the game 10-10 with a minute left in the first quarter. After a few seconds Gallup would retake the lead as the score would hold 11-10.
The second quarter provided fans with a shooting clinic, as six threes were made by both teams, and opened with a back and forth battle on the boards, and inside the paint. The intensity of the game kept up with the crowd, as well as the fans, late in the second quarter, Gallup Junior Tyrell Begay opened up the game with two straight threes, then later Senior Zakarri Fields dropped another three to give gallup an eight point lead late in the quarter. After a Miyamura timeout, Gallup still pushed the ball inside and ended the quarter on a 10-0 run, which gave them to what seemed a comfortable 28-18 lead going into halftime.
After halftime the third quarter was much different then the first half, as both teams strayed away from the three-point line, and pushed the ball inside for fouls, free-throws, and challenging layups, and jump shots. Gallup only made two field goals and was 50% from the line, as they had seemed to go ice cold from the three point line, and couldn’t find the ball to go into the basket. As for Miyamura they created a little run at the end of the quarter to cut the deficit to seven, after Presley Nelson for the Patriots scored six of the nine points for the Patriots in the third quarter.
By the start of the fourth quarter, tensions were high in the building as Gallup was struggling to find the basket, as they suddenly could not make any three-pointers, and struggled from the foul line late in the game. The fourth quarter started out to be just like the third quarter, as it was a back and forth battle, foul trouble was not a problem for both teams at all either. Gabriel Lee Jr for Miyamura led the scoring with seven points, as he a perfect from the line to bring Miyamura back to cut the lead to three. For Gallup, they played sloppy down the stretch, as every loose ball was a 50/50 ball. Down the stretch Gallup shot only 25% from the free throw line, and missing game clinching free throws at the end of the game. Miyamura had many chances to tie the game, as they missed many shots, and had one key turnover at the end of the game. With 48 seconds left in the game it appeared that Miyamura had the ball, until Gallup called a quick timeout. The call would later be correct, as Gallup soon dribbled out the clock, and forced Miyamura to throw up a heave at the end of the game. Gallup’s next game will be Friday night at Kirtland, for the District Championship.
Gallup Bengals: Miyamura Patriots:
Zakarri Fields: 12 Points Gabriel Lee Jr: 14 Points
Tyrell Begay: 11 Points Presley Nelson: 14 Points
Quincy Smith: 8 points Brandon Vidal: 8 Points
56% Free Throws 100% Free Throws
Lebron James & Kevin Durant Speak Out on Latest Shooting
By Zach Wargo '20
Over the past ten days, many comments have been made on the latest shooting in Parkland, Florida on February 14th. Many athletes have spoken about the problem on gun control, but the most important voice in sports would be Lebron James, as he is the closest athlete since Muhammad Ali to publicly speak out about the counties problems, as so is Warriors forward Kevin Durant. The shooting affect many schools, and people across the country are protesting to change different gun laws, and abolish assault rifles from being able to be bought. The amount of shootings that have taken place over the past 4 years is outrageous, with innocent kids being shot and lives being taken, it has to stop. The main reason why this shooting struck most people’s hearts was the fact that a minor was able to buy an AR-15 before he could even be allowed to buy alcohol, and the fact that he showed signs of liking violence, and posting on his social media of his holding knives.
Over the past week, a FOX news analysis called out the two superstars on making comments towards President Donald Trump, as she publicly told them to “Shut up and Dribble”. Earlier James stated “Trump doesn’t give a F*** about the people”. Later that week, Durant and James both laughed at the comments that the analysis had made, James said later, “The best thing she did was help me create more awareness”. In an interview with USA Today, Kevin Durant said, “It didn’t hit me, it was just another thing that I could ignore,” Durant also said that it was a very ignorant comment, and that my voice is just as important as her voice as that is my right as a United States citizen.
The next day Lebron James had posted on his Instagram with the caption and picture saying #Wewillnotshutupanddribble. The picture went viral immediately as Lebron’s voice is very important in sports, and it also shows that he is not backing down from anyone and wants to make a chance as soon as possible so that the amount of shootings decines. Lebron is one of the many important sports figures, and his latest comments just show that he is not afraid to spark a argument, and wants to make a change to our gun laws.