Special to Quay County Sun
Three Tucumcari youths placed third on Feb. 16 at the State Elks Hoop Shoot held in Rio Rancho. Over 10,000 boys and girls competed in the state competition. Mariah Garcia, Kylee Garcia and John Paul Garcia each placed third after winning first place in the local competition held in Tucumcari and first place in the district competition held in Las Vegas. Mariah competed in the girls 12-13-year-old division, Kylee competed in the girls 10-11-year-old division, and John Paul competed in the boys 10-11-year-old division. From left, are Mariah Garcia, Kylee Garcia, Miss New Mexico-Jenny Marlowe and John Paul Garcia.