Rattlers fall to Springer

By William Thompson Three-point shots gave the Tucumcari Rattlers a slim fourth-quarter lead over the Springer Red Devils on Saturday, but the Red Devils surged ahead to win 66-59. Rattler Matt Braziel, who scored 21 points and hit some three-pointers along the way, shrugged off his three-point shooting. “I’ll remember this loss more than I’ll […]

2004-2005 Tucumcari Rattlers scores

William Thompson 2004-2005 Tucumcari Rattlers Dec. 7 Tucumcari 47 Fort Sumner 62 Dec. 10 Tucumcari 80 San Jon 64 Dec. 11 Tucumcari 55 Logan 73 Dec. 16 Tucumcari 79 Elida 46 Dec. 17 Tucumcari 63 Lake Arthur 20 Dec. 18 Tucumcari 71 Mountain View 29 Dec. 18 Tucumcari 72 Fort Sumner 67 O/T Jan. 6 […]

Lady Rattlers lose close game to Springer

By William Thompson The Springer Lady Red Devils outlasted Tucumcari 34-30 in Saturday’s game at Rattler Gym. With a minute remaining in the game, Lady Rattler Sam Montano hit a free throw to bring Tucumcari within one point, 31-30. The Lady Rattlers let some time run off the clock before fouling a Springer player. The […]

All-stars named from Logan, San Jon

By William Thompson John Allen Maestas, J.D. Estrada and Wesley James of Logan High School’s football team have been selected to play for the Class A North All-Stars six-man football team. San Jon High School football player Trey Rusk was also named to the team. Logan’s Coach Billy Burns said he has coached the all-star […]

Mosquero whips House Cowboys and Cowgirls

By William Thompson The House Cowboys fell at Mosquero Friday, 61-60. The House Cowgirls also lost by a point at Mosquero, 48-47. Boys Cowboy Nathan Foust scored 48 of House’s 60 points, but Mosquero held on for a one-point victory after leading from the second quarter onward. Cowgirl Coach Marc Foust, speaking on behalf of […]

Rattlers win homecoming

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers gave Coach John Span a birthday present Friday evening— a 62-40 homecoming victory over the Floyd Broncos. Hanging onto a slim lead in the second quarter, the Rattlers began to pull away. The second half turned out to be a cake walk for Tucumcari as they […]

Free throws save Lady Rattlers from defeat

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Lady Rattler Sam Montano hit a pair of clutch free throws not once, but twice in the final minute of the game to seal a 42-38 homecoming victory Friday over the Lady Broncos of Floyd. The score was tied 38-38 with less than a minute remaining. Montano stole the […]

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 […]