Logan advances to title game

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — It pays to be at the right place at the right time, especially on the last play of a one-point state tournament game. Down by one with only seconds left in the game, Logan junior Austin Whetten was well short on his desperation mid-range jumper, but junior Daniel […]

Experience pays off for Logan

By Eric Butler: QCS Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Logan boys basketball coach Billy Burns may have some bad memories about the 2005 Class 1A quarterfinals. Specifically, visions of Animas sinking 3-pointer after 3-pointer occasionally dance through his mind. But the Longhorns provided the same kind of bad medicine to Quemado on Wednesday night. Not with the […]

Huskies knock Rattlers out of tournament

QCS Staff ALBUQUERQUE — Xavier Blount and Zach Spangler scored 16 points each, and top-ranked Hope Christian pulled away in the fourth to hold off eighth-seeded Tucumcari 62-47 in Wednesday’s Class 2A state quarterfinal game at Cibola High School. The Huskies (25-5) face the winner of Wednesday’s other quarterfinal at Cibola between No. 4 Navajo […]

Mayfield wins re-election, Lafferty joins commission

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The last 20 minutes were the hardest for James Lafferty and Mary Mayfield, as four-year City Commission terms hung in the balance of absentee votes. Things got easier with each vote total read from those final categories. Mayfield won a three-person race to retain her District 4 commission spot […]

Rattlers hope to pull huge upset over Huskies

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun As the Tucumcari Rattlers make their first trip to the state basketball tournament in 16 years, they go with the mindset that people don’t expect them to be there very long. Tucumcari (18-11), the Class 2A Region C runner-up, is the last seed of eight in the tournament. The […]

Rattlers get ready for opener

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers baseball team may be short on high school experience, but the members hope experience as teammates makes all the difference. “A lot of these guys, you’ve been with since Little League,” said pitcher and infielder Matt Smith. “You’ve been through everything with everybody.” The Rattlers are […]

March 8, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Sunday • At 4:18 a.m., an officer reported an open door at a city building. The building was secured. • At 5:59 a.m., a female reported a possible DWI at a hotel. Somebody was found […]

March 8, 2006 Obituaries

Joe Elevario Services: Have been held. Joe H. Elevario, 58, died Thursday, March 2, 2006, in Albuquerque. Mr. Elevario was born April 19, 1947, at Newkirk. He was a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. He was retired from the Union Pacific Railroad. Mr. Elevario was preceded in death by a brother, […]

March 8, 2006 Tuck’s Turf

Rattler results The Tucumcari High School golf team had a meet Monday at Bernalillo. Scores were as follows: Boys: Stephen Smith 93, Anas Badshah 93, Justin Alvarez 94, Clay Beevers 94, Qasim Badshah 96. Team score (top four scores) 374. Girls: Olivia Mitchell 131. Fund-raiser Saturday is the date for the Annual Tucumcari High School […]

All Scriptures have their purpose

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS Religion Columnist This year, I’m reading the Daily Bible (Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, OR 1984), which places events and writings in chronological order and is divided into 365 daily readings. The February 4 reading included Numbers 7: 1-88, among other related passages. Contrary to my normal encouragement to read every scripture […]