Joel Hunt

by Mike Magers

Joel Hunt was born in Texico, New Mexico in Curry County and graduated from Texico High School.  He attended Texas A&M University and was quarterback of the football team under Coach Dana X. Bible.  Joel was named to the All-Southwest Conference team all three years.

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School names: Clayton

by Mike Magers

Clayton, New Mexico is in Union County, in the extreme northeast corner of the state.  The Yellowjackets have made 11 appearances in the state football championships: 2014, 2013, 2009, 2008, 2006, 1998, 1988, 1987, 1978, 1976, 1974, taking the title in 2013.  They are usually in the chase for the title all season long.

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Trent Dimas

by Mike Magers

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Trent Dimas is the final 2014 inductee to the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame to be profiled here.  He was a Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics.

Dimas was born in 1970 in Albuquerque and is a graduate of Eldorado High School.  At the time of his Olympic appearance he was a nationally and internationally ranked athlete having competed in the Goodwill Games and Pan American Games.  He had won the American Cup and was the U.S. Men’s Vault Champion, Parallel Bars Champion and Horizontal Bar Champion.

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