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Longtime El Paso sports journalist Ray Sanchez dies at 94

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EL PASO, Texas - Longtime El Paso sports journalist Ray Sanchez has died at the age of 94.

It was a career that spanned decades and saw him work for various newspaper organizations in El Paso.

Sanchez, a graduate of El Paso High School worked for the El Paso Herald Post, the El Paso Times and most recently the El Paso Inc.

Sanchez would become the first ever Hispanic sports editor in El Paso.

In 2019, Sanchez was honored as a Sun Bowl legend.

The Sun Bowl was a game Sanchez covered for more than 50 years.

Sanchez covered it all, everything from high school sports, to golf, racing and bowling.

His knowledge was unmatched by any other sports journalist in El Paso.

In 1978, Sanchez was inducted into the El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame.

Interestingly enough, Sanchez was a founding board member of the El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame.

The public is invited to Sanchez's memorial events.

The dates and times for his funeral are as follows:

Visitation 10 a.m. Thursday, January 20  at Sunset Funeral Home West  480 North Resler

Rosary  7 p.m. Visitation 10 a.m. Thursday, January 20  at Sunset Funeral Home West  480 North Resler

Mass  10 a.m. Friday  St. Matthews Catholic Church on Sunset

Funeral  11:30 a.m. Friday  Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Santa Teresa

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Adrian Ochoa

Adrian Ochoa is ABC-7’s Sports Director.

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