How to run a great youth sports practice

Jack Perconte Parents often have unrealistic expectations of youth sport coaches. After all, most youth sport coaches are volunteer coaches who are only coaching because their sons or daughters are playing the sport. However, this should not provide an excuse for volunteer coaches to lack, enthusiasm, preparation and at least some measure of expertise. An […]

Keeping the fairness in sport and avoiding athletic burnout

Jack Perconte I have often received questions that have to do with fairness in sport like the following: “My husband coaches a 10-year-old travel team and has a player who, after being chosen for my husband’s team, made a travel team in another sport that is played the same time of year. Apparently, the player […]

Photograph demonstrates bullish sport

Baxter Black The photograph is spread across two pages of the Rodeo Sports News. In the upper right hand corner is written “Worth a Thousand Words.” The subjects in the photo are the bull, bull rider and bullfighter. The rider, wearing his helmet and protective vest, appears to be coming out from under the bull’s […]

Arrests may be tied to drug cartels

Freedom New Mexico Two men arrested Wednesday in Tucumcari on federal drug trafficking charges are believed to be connected to Mexican drug cartels, according to New Mexico State Police. Based on a tip from federal authorities, state police located Camilo Sport and Asunsio Martinez at an undisclosed location in Tucumcari just before 9 a.m. Wednesday, […]

Car show results from Route 66 festival

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Below are the results from the Rotary Route 66 Car Show: Late sport trucks First: Matt Guillian, GMC Sierra Second: David Romero, 2007 Ford Third: Robert Munoz, 2000 Ford Military truck 4×4 First: Art Barnard, 1934 Chevy Second: Charles Dunn, 1981 CJB Scrambler Tie-Third: Diena and Charley Crossly, 1976 CJ7 Jeff Ellison, 1984 Chevy Street […]

Pair go to national competition

Kevin Wilson It’s a first chance for one, and a last chance for another. Two Tucumcari residents are among five members of Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do squad that leaves Thursday for the country’s International Taekwon-Do Federation world qualifier in New Haven, Conn., on Saturday and Sunday. The qualifier is open to any ITF black belt […]

Garcia born to rope and ride

By Angela Peacock At an age when most boys were riding stick horses, Dathan Garcia went for the real thing. Dathan, 15, is a third-generation award-winning rodeo competitor who began competing at age 2, after his father Danny entered him into a team roping competition. Danny used his horse to guide his infant son, who […]