Seniors prepare for senior Olympics

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By QCS Staff Area seniors are getting ready for the Quay County Senior Olympics Games. Practice for pool and shuffleboard are at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Tucumcari Senior Citizens Center. Participants in these games can qualify to compete in the State Senior Olympics in Las Cruces. The Quay County games will [...]

Two Quay seniors qualify for nationals

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Two Tucumcari senior Olympians, Celso Blea and Gilbert Romero, qualified for the 2007 National Senior Olympics in June 24-July 5 at Louisville, Ky. Blea and Romero qualified to go the nationals as a result of their scores from the New Mexico State Senior Olympics held Aug. 1-5, 2006 at [...]

City gets new Senior Olympics director

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Senior Olympics has a new director, Corene Medcalf, who is looking for senior athletes to start preparing for the senior games next year. “A healthy lifestyle for seniors in Quay County is what we are trying to help promote with the Olympics and a workout program,” said [...]

Seniors getting ready for Senior Olympics

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun About a dozen Quay County seniors are honing their athletic skills to go to Albuquergue on Aug. 2-6 to attend the State Senior Olympics. They are Mele Armijo, Betty Bason, Cleso Blea, Lynn Hawkins, Leona Faye Mayfield, Mary Rivera, Gilbert Romero, Pete Valverde, Eppie Vigil, all of Tucumcari, and [...]

Skiier set to compete in Junior Olympics

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun She started skiing at age 2, long before she really knew how to do much else. Now 11, Kathryn Bowen of Tucumcari stayed with the sport because, “it’s fast.” Bowen was fast enough last month to earn a spot in next week’s United States Ski Association Junior Olympics. Kathryn, [...]

Senior olympics

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS staff Betty Bason’s got a gun — and she sure knows how to use it. So said the folks at the 2005 New Mexico Senior Olympic State Games when they handed her the gold medal in the rifle standing category earlier this month in Albuquerque. Bason, 72, beat out seniors from [...]

Local Olympian remembers

TV Hagenah When the vast majority of Quay County residents turn on their televisions this week to tune into to the 2004 Olympics from Athens, they see little more than a gathering of athletes competing for awards and recognition. For one Tucumcari resident, however, watching the Olympics is different. It is different because he represented [...]

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 [...]

Senior Olympians prepare for meet

Quay County Senior Olympics will have a competition in track events, soccer kick, frisbee throw and baseball throw 4 p.m. May 28 at the Tucumcari High School track field. The air gun competition will be 3 p.m. June 5 at the Quay County Fair Barn. Senior Olympics is committed to provide senior adults, age 50 [...]