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May 8, 2019

On this date ...

1989: In local sports news:

• Bill Hill had recently scored a hole-in-one on the Farwell Country Club’s 161-yard seventh hole. Hill used a seven iron for his ace. Bill Cole, Bill Schilling, Joan Boney and Chris Fontanilla witnessed the shot.

• Jay Draper of Melrose had set a Class A state record in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:01.41. He broke the mark of 2:02.5 set in 1980.

• Matt McGaughey of Fort Sumner had won gold in the Class A state track meet’s pole vault. He cleared 13 feet, a foot higher than runner-up Shane Drake, also of Fort Sumner.

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