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


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


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 […]

Red-hot Animas eliminates Logan


By Eric Butler: QCS correspondent BERNALILLO — Logan coach Billy Burns couldn’t help but note the irony after his Longhorns were blitzed out of the Class 1A boys state basketball tournament Wednesday by 3-point-happy Animas. “It’s funny, but I emphasize getting layups to our kids. ‘Get the layup, get the layup,’ I tell them,” Burns […]

Logan falls to Temple Baptist

William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Temple Baptist Roadrunners raced to a 73-55 victory Saturday over the Logan Longhorns in the Class A Region B finals. Logan stays alive, however, to play Region C champion Animas at 8:15 p.m. tonight at Bernalillo High School in the state quarterfinals. Logan Head Coach Billy Burns said he […]

Three Lady Rattlers win all-district honors

by William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari High School girls basketball coach Alicia Trujillo announced Thursday that Jamie Jones was named to the all-district first team. Coaches from Texico, Clayton and Santa Rosa selected Jones to the team. Lady Rattlers Whitney Spinks and Sam Montano were give honorable mention status in the district. Trujillo said […]

Rattler golfers fall short in tournament

QCS staff Five members of the Tucumcari High School golf team played in a tournament Monday at New Mexico Military Institute. The Rattlers failed to hit the tournament¹s target of 322. They shot 338 for the day. Matt Smith shot the team¹s lowest score of 79. Clay Beevers was next with an 83. Nick Wiegel […]

San Jon Coyotes prepare for baseball season


By William Thompson The San Jon High School baseball team began practice Monday and Head Coach Waymond Ragland is brimming with optimism. All the players from last year’s are back to give Ragland 20 players to work with. He said he expects much from three talented seniors. “Jason Bell, Trey Rusk and Jared Archuleta are […]