State closes 14 schools, NMAA supsends all practices and state competiton

Thomas Garcia More than a dozen schools across the state will be closed Monday and state athletic competitions are suspended as probable cases of the H1N1 or the swine flu are investigated, state health and athletic officials announced Sunday. No schools in Quay County are being closed, officials said. Fourteen schools will be closed beginning […]

Tucumcari karate students to compete at nationals

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Robert Ciolli Five students from the American Karate Studio in Tucumcari will be competing for five days beginning Monday at the National Amatuer Athletic Union Tae Kwon Do Championships in Madison, Wisc. Kaycee Lease, 9, her brother Kyle Lease, 12, Melanie Jones, 8, and her cousin Jasmin Jones, 6, and Andrew Casteel 6, will be […]

Football to return to House School, House football schedule

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The House Cowboys and Cowgirls are gearing up for the fall sports season. The Cowboys will be returning to the gridiron as 6-man football returns to House. In 2006 House’s football program was canceled by Athletic Director Art Brokenbek when the school could not find a coach. Steve Foust, […]

ENMU axes tennis program

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University opted not to renew women’s tennis coach Christine Blaeser’s contract last week. This week, regents voted to do away with the program completely. Gary Musgrave, vice president for Student Affairs presented a recommendation to end the program to the regents, based on input from the Athletic […]

Area athlete signs with Colorado college

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Once a Rattler, always a Rattler. But soon Tucumcari High School senior athlete Chris McCasland will start calling himself a “Mountaineer.” McCasland signed a national letter of intent Tuesday morning in the high school lobby. He accepted a four-year track and field scholarship from Western State College of Colorado […]

Logan seeks new principal

William Thomposn Logan Public Schools are in the process of searching for a new principal and a girls’ basketball coach. Carolyn Franklin, Superintendent of Logan Public Schools , said Principal Tommy Thompson has resigned in order to take a teaching position at San Jon Schools and Bridget Rey, the girls’ basketball coach, has moved to […]

House retains class “A” status

William Thompson Superintendent of House Schools, Arthur Brokenbek, PhD., said he is happy that House High School’s athletic teams will be staying in Class A. “We don’t have a big enough student body to compete in class AA, “ said Brokenbek. “Our teams will be more competitive in class A.” According to Brokenbek, he received […]