Tracksters place high

William Thompson Tucumcari High School Track Coach Wayne Ferguson took only a few of his track athletes to Estancia for a 13-team meet Saturday. The few who went did well, however, as the boys’ team finished third and the girls’ team finished sixth. “I took only a few of the kids because a lot was [...]

Tracksters fare well at weekend meets

William Thompson Tucumcari High School’s boys varsity track team posted fast times in running events at the Fort Sumner meet Saturday. The girls relay team fared well also. 16 teams competed at Ft. Sumner. The boys’ 400 meter relay team finished first with a time of 44.86. The Tucumcari boys’ 800 meter relay team also [...]

FFA team does well at state

William Thompson Tucumcari High School’s Future Farmers of America chapter had six teams finishing in the top seven during the state championship held in Las Cruces last week. The four-member Floriculture team won the state championship and will compete in national competition in Louisville. Ky. next October. Alisha Craine, a member of the championship Floriculture [...]

Technology sends four to nationals

TV Hagenah They were the smallest group at the New Mexico State Technology Student Association Competition, but when they came away from the competition all four of the competitors would be heading to the national competition in Nashville in June. “I’m very proud of them,” said sponsor/coach Charles Gallegos who took the group of four [...]

Martinez places at spelling bee

TV Hagenah This year Michael Martinez did not make it to the finals in Washington D.C. in spelling, but he got about as close as it is possible to get without actually making it. In the regional spelling bee in Clovis which determined who would move on to the next level in spelling, the National [...]

High school academic team prepares for tourney

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School Academic Decathlon team will be facing stiff competition at the state decathlon tournament in Belen, March 5 and 6, according to math instructor Dianna Manly, the team’s coach. “We’ve got some real talent, but the big schools like Belen tend to do better in the state competition,” said Manly. [...]

Martinez wins spelling bee

TV Hagenah At 9:30 a.m. 85 middle-school students were lined up in their school’s library to take part in the annual spelling bee that would determine who goes on to the next level of spelling bees, regional competition in Clovis. One hour later after words such as “schedule”, “frolicsome”, “gourmet” “inventory”, “opposite” and “vacuum”, there [...]

Local WTAMU student wins public speaking contest

QCS Reports CANYON, Texas — Katy Hipps, a West Texas A&M freshman nursing major from Tucumcari was a finalist at the university’s Best Speaker competition on Dec. 2. The event is sponsored each fall and spring semesters by the speech communication program in the University’s Department of Art, Communication and Theater. Students competing in the [...]

Tumbler pigeons win honors

Marla Tarter The 20 birds vaulted from their loft and headed skyward in a tightly knit spiral. Silhouetted against the grey of an overcast sky, the birds seemed to tumble from the air only to right themselves in mid-flight and scramble for altitude before tumbling again. And again. And again, like rambunctious children on arial [...]

Special Olympians enjoy competition

By Angela Peacock Wearing an ear-to-ear grin and sporting her Special Olympics T-shirt she receive at the state competition in Albuquerque May 30-31 athlete Stephanie Parks explained her recent athletic experience. “The best part was going and getting out of town,” said Parks, describing what she was thinking during her competition. “I was just thinking [...]