Athletes honored

William Thompson

Tucumcari High School held its athletic banquet Monday evening and a number of awards were handed out to the school’s athletes.

Among the many awards given, two went to the male and female athletes of the year. Ray Johnson, who played on the basketball and baseball teams, was voted male athlete of the year and Bliss Marquez, a standout on the volleyball team, received the honor of being named female athlete of the year.
The academic athlete of the year awards went to two seniors, Andy Lau, a member of the football and baseball teams and Josette Rey, a member of the girls’ basketball team.
Rob McClelland, a track standout, won the Steve Legion award which comes with a $500 scholarship.
Legion was a former Tucumcari High School athlete who died during his sophomore year in college.