Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

By Ron Warnick
QCS Senior Writer 

Lady Coyotes blazed a trail


February 8, 2023

Courtesy photo

The San Jon girls basketball team became New Mexico's first official state champion in the sport in 1973. In the front row, from left, are Bethe Terry, Terry Knight, Cindy Ayres and Margie Rogers. In the back row are coach Ed Lee, manager Cindy Green, Anita Lee, Rogene Bowe, Janice Paris, Mary Malone, Terry Lee, Rhonda Stoner, Karlene McCoy, Margie Torres, manager Patti Martinez and assistant coach Sherry Meloy.

SAN JON - Fifty years ago this month, San Jon High School won the first New Mexico Activities Association championship in girls basketball, despite being one of the smallest school districts.

The Lady Coyotes' state title in 1973 came before the t...

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