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canyon

, cañon
a gorge or ravine, esp in North America, usually formed by the down-cutting of a river in a dry area where there is insufficient rainfall to erode the sides of the valley

canyon

See Mars, surface features; valley, lunar.

Canyon

 

a deep river valley with very steep, often perpendicular, walls and a narrow floor, usually completely occupied by theriverbed. One of the largest canyons in the world is the GrandCanyon of the Colorado River in the USA (length, over 320 km;depth, to 1, 800 m).

canyon

[′kan·yən]
(geography)
A chasm, gorge, or ravine cut in the surface of the earth by running water; the sides are steep and form cliffs.
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Bates can transfer to a Division I school and sit out a year, or he can play immediately at College of the Canyons - but doing so means he must achieve an AA degree before transferring to another Division I school.
Relying on the performances of several Daily News All-Area swimmers, Canyons won all five women's open relays.
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VALENCIA - There was debate over an unfair draw and rumblings about a missing player, but in the end the Canyon High of Canyon Country girls' soccer team lost to a better team.
But a Southern Section high school championship game for the ages could happen if archrivals Hart and Canyon advance past this weekend's Div.
Canyon's Tim Nailleux pulls in a reception for a touchdown as Valencia's Michael Robotham chases Thursday at College of the Canyons.
Albert Griffin of College of the Canyons then intercepted a pass in the end zone on the final play to preserve the victory.
Canyons survived a close call before the opening tipoff, when sophomore center Julianna Diaz's car spun out on Soledad Canyon Road.
COA spokesman David Eadie said Monday that tape of the melee - in which a group of approximately 20 Canyons fans joined in a fight on the field and began attacking Reedley College players - would begin arriving at the COA's Sacramento office today.
Hart (6-3, 4-0) has won five of its past six games heading into Thursday's showdown against Valencia (9-0, 4-0) at College of the Canyons.
When COC and Harbor met last September, Bauer was called on to start in place of Jason Winn, who was sidelined with a broken wrist, and provide Canyons with a spark after a disappointing 27-3 loss to Santa Ana in the season opener.
After losing 27-3 in its opener against Santa Ana last September, Canyons went on to reel off 10 consecutive victories and win the Western State Bowl.