Coyotes fall in overtime

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The San Jon Coyotes took the Grady Bronchos into overtime Wednesday, but an 8-0 run in overtime lead the Bronchos to a 74-62 victory. Although San Jon’s season is over, Athletic Director Waymond Ragland said the Coyotes left it all out on the floor. “Our guys played their hearts […]

Lions handle Rattlers, 63-49

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School boys basketball team came up short Tuesday in its quest to make it to the state tournament in Albuquerque. Santa Rosa ended the Rattlers’ season 63-49 in a game marked by frequent Rattler turnovers. Tucumcari finished with 18 turnovers while the Lions took care of […]

Clayton ends Lady Rattlers’ season

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun It was do or die for the Lady Rattlers at Clayton Monday, but Tucumcari’s offense never came to life as the Lady Yellow Jackets rolled to a 76-30 district tournament victory, ending Tucumcari’s season. Tucumcari played Clayton a lot closer just a few days earlier giving fans reason to […]

Wrestlers place in state

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School wrestling team went to Albuquerque last weekend for the Class 3A state tournament. Brian Lopez, Justin Garcia and Michael Baca each placed in the top six of their respective weight classes. Lopez lost his final match 3-1 on Saturday to finish second in the state. […]

District hoops start Monday

The Tucumcari High School boys and girls basketball teams enter their district tournament Monday. Tucumcari’s athletic director, Wayne Ferguson, said the Lady Rattlers will play at Clayton Monday at 6 p.m. He said the girls must win on Monday and on Wednesday in order to advance to the regionals. The boys lost at home to […]

Clayton clips Rattlers, 63-52

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers held slim leads at times during the second quarter, but Clayton surged ahead in the third quarter Friday at Rattler Gym to beat Tucumcari for the second time this season. The Yellow Jackets went up by as much as 15 points in the fourth quarter, but […]

Wrestlers head to state

By William Thomspon: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School wrestling team took second at the district tournament held Saturday at Rattler Gym. Rattler Coach Eddie Encinias said the second-place finish means Tucumcari should a high seeding at the class 3A state tournament this Friday and Saturday in Albuquerque. The Rattler wrestlers faced off against […]

Rattlers fall to Wolverines

By WIlliam Thompson: Quay County Sun The Texico Wolverines led from beginning to the end as they cruised to a 58-44 victory at home against Tucumcari. The Wolverines signaled their intentions early by taking a 6-0 lead off two three-pointers in a row. Texico went on several big runs during the game. The Rattlers had […]

Texico trips Lady Rattlers

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Texico Lady Wolverines were too much for Tucumcari Tuesday evening as the Lady Rattlers fell 58-29 in an away game. Turnovers spelled defeat for Tucumcari as Texico players were quick to steal inbound passes. The Lady Wolverines either made quick layups or drew fouls on layup attempts off […]

Rattler wrestlers ready to rumble

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By William Thompson Rattler wrestlers are confident about their ability to do well in the district tournament today at Rattler gym. Regardless of his achy shoulder, senior Michael Baca said he will win his weight class in the tournament. “My shoulder is a little sore,” Baca said, “but I will win first and our team […]