Rattlers split two with Clayton

William Thompson:Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School baseball team found it slow going in the first game of a doubleheader against Clayton, losing 5-2 at Rattler Field. In the second game the Rattlers had a little more electricity, winning 9-7 in a game called in the sixth inning due to lightning. Game 1 Clayton […]

Rattlers beat Coyotes in back-to-back games


By William Thompson: QUAY COUNTY SUN The Tucumcari Rattlers won two games at San Jon Tuesday. The Rattlers, (7-5), won the first game 10-6 and the second game 10-7. Game 1 The Coyotes (5-5) started off on the right foot with a three-run first inning. Will McEntire doubled, Jonathan Brashear singled and Danny Shetter singled. […]

Lions sweep Rattlers in two close games


By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Santa Rosa Lions swept a doubleheader Tuesday from the Tucumcari Rattlers (3-5) on a chilly, blustery evening in Tucumcari. Rattler coach Anthony Alarcon said his Rattlers are still a good, solid team despite their 0-2 district record. Game 1 It took eight innings for Santa Rosa to finish […]

Rattlers lose two at Santa Rosa Invite

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari vs. Estancia The Rattlers baseball team lost 8-1 Thursday morning to the Estancia Bears at Santa Rosa field. Rattler Coach Anthony Alarcon said Tucumcari was in good shape until the fifth inning. “It was snowing when we started playing. It was a pitcher’s duel until the fifth inning,” […]

Wolverines pounce on Coyotes in back-to-back games


By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Texico Wolverines (4-1) handed the San Jon Coyotes (1-3) two early-season losses in a doubleheader at San Jon Monday. Texico combined for a total of 33 runs in two games. Game 1 The Texico hitters were swinging into spring in the first game of a doubleheader against San […]

Rattlers strike first, win 8-5


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 […]