County 4-Hers compete at district

Brenda Bishop Nineteen Quay County 4-Hers ventured to Artesia for their district 4-H competition June 22 – 23. They traveled the day before and enjoyed a visit to the Carlsbad Caverns and an evening of swimming before their competitions. The novice air rifle team of Tiana Peterson, Kaleb Hayes, Trestin Peterson and Jordan Stowe placed […]

Area teams stay sharp with weekend competition

Thomas Garcia On Saturday the Tucumcari Rattlers were swept at home while the Logan Longhorns split wins at Grady. It was a bittersweet homecoming as the (5-6) Lady Rattlers were upset 47-27 and the (8-5) Rattlers fell short 51-46 against the Raton Tigers. “It was an ugly game,” said Rattlers head coach John Span. “They […]

Rattlers anticipate district competition

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team has two events before their district competition at West Las Vegas. The Rattlers are coming off another strong performance, placing fourth at the Sierra Blanca Invite at Ruidoso. “We are getting there,” said Rattlers head coach Eddie Encinias. “We have had a few kids sick but every team […]

FCCLA holds middle school food drive

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The Tucumcari Middle School chapter of Family Career and Community Leaders of America has just finished its annual thanksgiving food drive. The middle school FCCLA sponsor, Mrs. Lamm, is very proud of how well the students responded, as they brought in 1,057 items to be donated to the Ministry of Hope. The FCCLA chapter runs […]

Logan man pitches in state championship

QCSun staff Logan resident, retired school teacher and New Mexico Horeshoe Pitching Association President Charles Knotts placed second in the 2010 New Mexico Horseshoe Pitching Championship singles tournament in Socorro on Sept. 16. He returned home Friday from Albuquerque where he underwent a knee operation. Knotts spoke with the Quay County Sun about horseshoes, technique, […]

Mesalands rodeo team sets record

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Russell Anglin At the third annual Mesalands Community College Rodeo championship round Saturday night, the Mesalands rodeo team set a new school record for team points earned in a single rodeo. The men’s team placed first in the rodeo and the women’s team placed third. Mesalands put points on the board early in the Saturday […]

San Jon teams top robotics competition

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun San Jon’s robotics teams earned first- and second-place finishes at the Inaugural Regional Botball tournament in Las Cruces. Eight teams competed on March 20 in the New Mexico Regional Botball Tournament, including two teams from San Jon High School. San Jon has 11 students on its robotics team, but […]

4-H District competition results

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PHOTO: Quay County 4-Hers who participated in district competitions and ‘Wild About 4-H’ in Capitan, are from left, front row: Julee Sanchez, Trenton Lee, Aleahna Branch, Treyson Runyan, Avery Lee, Reagan Runyan, Shaylee Moon, Taylor Hayes, and Trestin Peterson; middle row: Trace Norton, Wyatt Bishop, Riley Bruhn, Ivan Rush, Rebecca Rush, Kaitlyn Dougherty, Ashlee Bradley, […]

FCCLA wins at state, ready for nationals

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers chapter of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America earned several awards at the state competition at Albuquerque, and several students also qualified to compete in the FCCLA’s national competition this summer. The Tucumcari’s FCCLA chapter had 13 members who competed on Thursday and Friday at the state event. […]

Mesalands Lengal places second at state diesel competition

Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College Diesel Technology student Travis Lengal placed second at the New Mexico SkillsUSA Competition held in Albuquerque last weekend. The competition included 12 stations that presented different mechanical, electronic and other job related problems for the students to solve. “It was a very good trip [for the students participating] […]