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Grassroots in the News: September 18

The Olympic dream still flickers for Alexa Garrobo, of Peralta.

The 21-year-old boxer will step in the ring for the “Last Chance Qualifier,” starting Saturday, Sept. 9, in Pueblo, Colo. If Garrobo wins the tournament, she will earn a berth in the Olympic Trials in December and a chance to qualify for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, France.

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She may be young but don’t doubt her hook. Shamiracle Hardaway, 17, was recognized for earning a bronze medal in Germany for Team USA in youth boxing. Mayor Willie Edmondson read a proclamation in honor of the teen boxer and LaGrange Granger on City Hall steps Tuesday morning.

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PENDLETON, Ore. — You can’t go far in boxing without a substantial work ethic.

“If anyone cuts corners they get destroyed,” said boxing coach Dan Reierson, who has been coaching at LightsOut Boxing Gym since it was opened in downtown Wenatchee by a former student of Reierson’s and now coach, Maira Williams.

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Boxers head to Pueblo for last chance tourney in hopes of joining Team USA

PUEBLO, Colorado — More than 400 amateur boxers from across the US will be in Pueblo this week to compete for a chance to advance to the Olympic trials later this year.

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For champion Santa Rosa boxer, sport is about more than competition

As soon as he enters the gym, 50-year-old boxer Adrian Mijares hurries around, dodging in and out of equipment, punching bags and other boxers, making sure he gives everyone a fist bump.

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