San Jon hosts middle school tournament

By Albert Trujillo The San Jon Coyotes hosted their annual middle school basketball tournament Thursday through Saturday in the Coyote gymnasiums. Participants of the boys and girls division were San Jon, Tucumcari seventh and eighth graders, Logan, Floyd and Clovis Christian. The girls champions were the Floyd Broncos, with the Logan Longhorns as runners up […]

Year in review: February 2005

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS In honor of another 12 months gone by, QCS is compiling a year in review to be published in installments. February 2005 contained the following news. Feb. 1: Election day for school board members. San Jon Schools had already decided they were keeping Superintendent Craig Stockton for three more years. Feb. […]

Cleanup peaks school spirit

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS They may not have been whistling while they worked, but the group of seventh graders outside Tucumcari Middle School on Wednesday afternoon was sure talking and laughing while they picked up trash. Yes — they were laughing while they picked up trash. “They’ve picked up everything from cigarette butts to paper […]

Tucumcari Middle School students face penalties for weapons violations

Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun Three Tucumcari Middle School students this week were expelled or suspended for bringing weapons to school in separate incidents. Lt. Chuck Newman of the Tucumcari Police Department said all incidents are still under investigation and details were incomplete. One student was arrested Monday morning and charged with unlawful carrying of a […]

High school principal resigns

William Thompson:Quay County Sun Tucumcari High School Principal Gary Salazar submitted a letter of resignation March 1 to Tucumcari Schools. An employee of the school district for 13 years, Salazar said his duties as principal will end three weeks after the 2004-2005 school year ends. “I’m not going to grind any axes,” Salazar said. “I […]

Local middle school student battles cancer

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Ashley Lopez, 13, will have to miss classes for the rest of the school year. She is battling cancer — Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Lopez, a 13-year-old student at Tucumcari Middle School, entered the University of New Mexico Medical Center Monday for undergoing chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. “She has cancerous […]

Conchas girl goes to D.C.

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun A Conchas middle schools student whose favorite subject is American History, will be representing her town on at a leadership conference in March in Washington, D.C. Sara Miller, 12, will be attending the People to People World Leadership Forum in the nation’s capital from March 14-20. Miller’s mother Kelly […]

Volleyball player wins honor

William Thompson Jamie Jones, a standout basketball and volleyball player for Tucumcari High School, won 2004 all-state honorable mention honors in volleyball for class 2A. The honorable mention status means she was considered to be one of the top dozen middle hitters in the state in her class. Jones, who said she prefers basketball, said […]

Technology examined

TV Hagenah Middle school youths are discovering just how much weight a structure under a foot tall made of 1/8 inch balsa wood can hold and most are surprised that it can hold well over 200 pounds if it is built correctly. The two classes of technology education students at Tucumcari Middle School are discovering […]

Middle school football finishes 6-1

William Thompson The Tucumcari Middle School football team, coached by Eddie Encinias and Brian Dunlap, finished the season 6-1 with victories over district rivals. Head Coach Encinias said the team excelled. “If there were state rankings for middle school football, we would be near the top,” said Encinias. “I’m really proud that we beat district […]