Coyotes beat House, Lady Coyotes fall

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The San Jon High School boys basketball team defeated the House Cowboys on Thursday, 71-63 while the San Jon girls lost to the Cowgirls 60-24. Boys Despite a 38-point scoring effort by House’s Nathan Foust, the Coyotes of San Jon won in overtime by eight points Thursday. San Jon […]

Three Rattlers named All State

By William Thompson Tucumcari High School football players Justin Garcia, Eric Holt and Chris McCasland were recently named to the Class 2A 2004 All-State Team. Garcia was selected to the first team as a center. Holt was selected to the first team as a running back and McCasland was named first-team defensive back. McCasland was […]

House teams defeat Clovis Christian

By William Thompson Boys The House High School boys basketball team defeated Clovis Christian at home Thursday, 51-42. Cowboy Nathan Foust once again led all players in scoring by knocking down 26 points. Jon Widmark, J. B. Snipes and Kris Foust added seven, six and five points respectively. Clovis Christian held a one-point lead at […]

Rattlers lose to Clayton Friday night

By William Thompson The Tucumcari High School boys basketball is now winless in district play after a 59-43 loss at Clayton Friday. The Yellow Jackets hit a number of three-point shots while the Rattlers went 0 for 13 from beyond the three-point line. Clayton went up 9-0 early but Tucumcari stormed back to take an […]

Lady Rattlers lose to Clayton

By William Thompson The Tucumcari High School basketball team hung tough for two quarters at Clayton Friday, but the Lady Yellow Jackets pulled away in the second half enroute to a 69-39 victory. It was another district loss for the Lady Rattlers who are now a game below .500 with a 7-8 record. Tucumcari stayed […]

Lady Coyotes fall to Mosquero

By William Thompson The San Jon High School girls basketball team fell in overtime at home against Mosquero Saturday, 46-40. San Jon Head Coach A.J. Laird said it was a positive experience for her team despite the loss. “We are a very young team and we handled the overtime well,” Laird said, “but we just […]

Lady Rattlers win one

By William Thompson The Tucumcari girls basketball team finished 1-2 for the weekend. Saturday’s win over Raton was sandwiched between losses. Santa Rosa 65, Tucumcari 31 The Lady Lions of Santa Rosa took a big early lead as the Lady Rattlers suffered from turnovers. Tucumcari was close in the first few minutes, but the Lady […]

Rattlers win one over weekend

By William Thompson The Tucumcari boys basketball team dropped Raton in overtime on Saturday, but suffered losses Friday and Tuesday. Santa Rosa 49, Tucumcari 45 It was a close, hard-fought game throughout as both teams exchanged short leads. Santa Rosa held on, hitting free throws late to win. The Rattlers had the early lead but […]

Four Rattlers named all-stars

By William Thompson Four Tucumcari High School football players were recently named to the Class 1A/2A North All-Star Team. The all-star team is open only to graduating seniors. Players were selected by high school coaches. Chris McCasland was selected as a free safety, Justin Garcia as a center, Matt Braziel as a defensive back and […]

Wrestlers take fifth

QCS staff The Tucumcari High School wrestling team recently finished fifth at a tournament in Albuquerque. Several Tucumcari wrestlers placed well against competition from big schools that included Albuquerque High School, Bernalillo High School and Highland High School. Coach Eddie Encinias said Brian Lopez is undefeated this season and heavyweight Justin Garcia pinned three opponents […]