Rattlers strike first, win 8-5

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers (2-1) survived third and fifth-inning rallies by the San Jon Coyotes (1-1) to win 8-5 Friday at the San Jon Invite. Coach Anthony Alarcon liked the improvement in his team’s hitting. “We’re hitting better throughout the lineup,” Alarcon said. “The bottom of our lineup is hitting […]

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 […]

Rattler track teams win prestige at Dexter

William Thompson:Quay County Sun Boys The Tucumcari High School boys track team won a 17-team track meet Friday at Dexter. They finished with a score of 89.5, 23 points ahead of the next closest team, Capitan. Rattler Nemi Salvador was the high-point individual, scoring 21.5 points Salvador finished first in the triple jump with a […]

House sisters place well at Dexter

William Thompson:Quay County Sun Lyndsy Lee and Sara Lee, House High School’s athletic sister duo, did well at the Demon relays at Dexter Friday. Sara was the high-point individual with 24 points. She took first and qualified for state in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.76 seconds, and also qualified for state in […]

Rattler hoopsters named all-district

William Thompson:Quay County Sun Four Rattler players were chosen by coaches from other district teams for honors related to the Class AA District 6 All-District Team. Tucumcari High School basketball players Matt Braziel and Nemi Salvador were recently named to the Class AA District 6 All-District team. Robert Munoz and Nathan McDonald were given honorable-mention […]

Rattler golfers on target

William Thompson:Quay County Sun Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course was kind to its hometown team. The Tucumcari High School golf team hosted a tournament Tuesday and hit a combined score of 333, exactly the score needed to win one of three legs necessary to make it to the state tournament. Rattler Matt Smith earned an individual […]

Rattlers split with Estancia

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattler baseball team opened its season with a 13-3 win over Estancia at home Tuesday but came up short in the second game of a doubleheader, losing 5-3. Game 1 Rattle Coach Anthony Alarcon was all smiles after his team exploded for six runs in the fifth inning to […]

Track season begins

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun Tucumcari High School track coach Wayne Ferguson has reason to expect good things this spring. More than 50 boys and girls have come out for the track team and have been working out since Jan. 17. “We had success last year when our boys finished third in the state,” Ferguson said. […]

All district team

The 2004-2005 Class A District Four All-District basketball team has been announced. The Logan Longhorns, who made it to the state tournament, had five members of its boys’ team selected: Jake Abercrombie, J. D. Estrada, Josh Franco, Wesley James and Drew Perez. Lady Longhorn Raynee Rachor made the girls’ team. Jarrod Archuleta and Trey Rusk […]

Tucumcari baseball tournament begins Friday

By: Tova Fruchtman The Tucumcari Invite baseball tournament begins at 9 a.m. Friday at Rattler Field near the Tucumcari Convention Center. Eight high school teams will compete including Tucumcari¹s varsity and junior varsity teams. The Moriarty junior varsity team, Santa Rosa, Estancia, Clayton, Grady and San Jon will also compete. A full slate of games […]