Elementary students raise cancer awareness

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Kindergarten through fifth grade students at Tucumcari Elementary hold up the posters their class designed as part of cancer awareness. The posters will be displayed at the Relay for Life on June 3 and 4 at Rattlers Stadium. The posters were a part of an outreach program designed to raise cancer awareness to children. —Submitted […]

Relay for Life is on track

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By QCS Staff Twenty local cancer survivors took the first step in the fight against cancer at an all-night Relay for Life walk or run on Friday evening at Rattler Stadium. Backing up the cancer surviors were seven relay teams, which combined had raised more than $1,800 to enter the event, said Christy Benavidez, Quay […]

Relay for Life reaches its $10k goal

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By QCS Staff When they took their first lap there were a few that fell behind during the June 8 Relay for Life to raise money to fight cancer. But when they came around the last corner, the ones in the lead stopped and waited for them to catch up so they could cross the […]

Relay for Life restarts in Tucumcari

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Marylou Damsel had already traveled 730 miles to get to Tucumcari’s Relay for Life, so a lap around Damon Kvols Park didn’t seem like all that much. Damsel and her two sisters made a special trip from Henderson, Nev., to their new home in Tucumcari to take part in […]

Rattlers take first at Fort Sumner Qualifiers

QCS Staff The Tucumcari boys pulled out a victory, and the girls finished second at last week’s Fort Sumner Qualifiers. Three Rattlers earned first-place finishes and three relay teams posted victories as the Rattlers outdistanced Capitan with 112 points in the meet. Capitan finished second with 94, followed by Fort Sumner (78 points) and Santa […]

Rattlers ready to run

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun It’s simple math for the Tucumcari High boys track team. After finishing third in the state in 2004 and second in 2005, the Rattlers want to make the final step. “In the last four years, we’ve gotten into the top five every single time,” senior Eric Holt said. “I’m […]

Relay for Life coming in April

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun For Joseph Marroquin, it was just a matter of payback. When Marroquin’s wife Marcella was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997, he saw the American Cancer Society helped his family with the ordeal. “I see the work the cancer society has done for us,” Marroquin said. “The research that […]

Relay for Life to debut in the sping in Quay County

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS It’s been pounding pavement across New Mexico — and the world — for years. It’s raised more than $1.5 billion. It helps save lives. And now it’s coming to Quay. The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is making its debut in Quay County this April, with a Relay Rally informational […]

Quay County athletes place at Fox-Vixen Relay

Boys Tucumcari — second place, 92 points San Jon — ninth place, 4 points Quay County boys who finished in the top four: Chris McCasland, Tucumcari — 200 meter dash, first place, 22.89 seconds Eric Holt, Tucumcari — 400 meter dash, third place, 54.88 seconds Austin Sellers, Tucumcari— 800 meter run, fourth place, time: 2:19.57 […]

Rattler track teams place well at Estancia

William Thompson:Quay County Sun Boys The Rattler boys are becoming the first-class team of Class AA track and field with another first-place finish Thursday at Estancia. Tucumcari scored 155 points, defeating teams from Santa Rosa, Estancia, Laguna, Hope, Pecos, Escalante and Coronado. Chris McCasland won the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.98 and will […]