Small-town athletics full of tests

At Mt. Vernon High School in east Texas, I played football, basketball and track. Since my twin sister outweighed me until I was a 123-pound senior tailback, baseball or soccer would have been better bets — but we had neither as varsity sports. We didn’t have a track either, so track season was primarily for […]

Last chance for your summer vacation

Disney cruise

Kathy Witt The kids have read all their books, played every video game and watched all their favorite reruns – at least a half dozen times. They’ve attended camp and gone on countless play dates, running Mom and Dad ragged in the process. They’ve reached that point of summer break where they claim – loudly […]

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So far we have played in three tournaments. Grady(third place), House(first place) and Logan(first place).

May 1962

Fishing was closed for the year at Tucumcari Lake so the state could kill the unwanted fish and restock the lake with 350,000 game fish. … Bob Fife’s western band played at the Stadium Park recreation building for a dance sponsored bt the 4-H Wranglers Club. … A groundbreaking ceremony was held for Mountain States […]

February 1938

The Conchas Cavaliers, a local orchestra, played on Saturday nights at The Cactus Club on Hwy 66 east of town. … Charles L. Baker, of Tucumcari, was arrested in Trinidad, Colo., and taken to Denver, Colo., by Secret Service Chief Roland K. Goddard. Baker was held for passing counterfeit $20 bills. Fred White, Quay County […]

Ram ground game leads to comeback win against Rattlers

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Portales Rams recovered from an upstart Rattler team on the road, scoring 20 unanswered for its first win of the season, 20-14. “We came out and just really controlled the ground game,” Portales coach Andy Correll said. “I really felt like we played the best that we’ve played […]

06-02-2007: Community Notes

Top Dem to visit Tucumcari for listening session on Friday Brian Colon, the newly elected chairman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, will be in Tucumcari next week for a luncheon as part of his Chairman’s Listening Tour. The luncheon will be at noon Friday at K-Bob’s Restaurant, Estrella Street. Trio competes at Greater […]

North vs. South selections

Three Quay County athletes will compete in the 2007 A/AA North vs. South baseball game. Richard Vasquez of San Jon and Drew White and Matt Garcia of Tucumcari will play June 1-3 at Sandia Prep High School in Albuquerque. All three players competed in the first round of the 2007 New Mexico A/AA tournament. Vasquez […]

Former Rattler Jack of all trades

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Former Rattler football star Billy Jack Turnbeaugh is being considered for the list of nominees for the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. If inducted, Turnbeaugh will be in the company of sports greats such as baseball’s Henry “Hank” Aaron, football’s Joe Willie Namath, and basketball’s Charles Barkley. “It will […]

All Stars also means new beginnings

By Thomas Garcia Thursday night’s game in Albuquerque was a chance for some athletes to relive some old rivalries and possibly settle some old scores. But the outcome, some said, was quite different than they expected. It all happened when the North played the South in the high school men’s All Star basket ball game […]