Rattlers win first home game 26-14 against NMMI’s Colts


Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers overcame a slow first half and capitalized on second-half errors to run away with a 26-14 victory over the (0-2) New Mexico Military Institute’s Colts Friday night at Rattler Stadium. The Rattlers are now 1-1. “These boys showed character by the way they kept playing,” said Wayne […]

San Jon/Grady Coyotes 18; Hondo Eagles 58

The San Jon/Grady Coyotes lost their second consecutive game Friday to the Hondo Eagles.  The score, 58-18. San Jon/Grady coach Bobby Gomez said the Coyotes came back after a scoreless first half  to put 18 points in their column.  The Eagles scored 36 points in the first half and 22 in the second, Gomez said.

Cross country schedule


The Tucumcari Rattlers and Lady Rattlers Cross Country Schedule: • Thursday — at Lovington, 3 p.m. • Sept. 14 — at ATC Invite Santa Fe, 9 a.m. • Sept. 27 — at Bobcat Invite Hagerman, 3 p.m. • Oct. 5 — at Mesalands Fun Run Tucumcari, 9 a.m. • Oct. 12 — at NMMI Invite […]

Quay teams prepare for second week of season


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Quay County school football teams are preparing for their second week of action. All games are at home and teams are looking to strengthen the areas needing improvement that showed during their season openers on the road. “We are a young team, though we need to be able to […]

Volleyball schedule

QCS Photos: Thomas Garcia
The kill from Lady Rattlers Brandy Olivas slips through the hands of the Pecos Lady Panthers blocker during the Lady Rattlers home opener against Pecos. The Lady Rattlers won the match in 5 sets.

The following are the current Quay County volleyball team’s standings and schedules. (3-1) Tucumcari Lady Rattlers 2A District 4 Thursday — at Tucumcari Invite Mora, TBA Mosquero, noon Friday — Mosquero, noon Sept. 14 — San Jon, 2 p.m. Sept. 17 — East Mountain, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 — Dexter, 3 p.m. Sept. 26 — […]

San Jon/Grady vs. Vaughn score

The final score of the San Jon/Grady Coyotes football game with the Vaughn Eagles Friday evening was 48-38, Vaughn, according to Elliott McDaniel, athletic director for Vaughn High School.

Rattlers defeated in season opener

The Tucumcari Rattlers lost their season opener to the Raton Tigers, 35-21 Friday night in Raton.

Pigskin preview: Expectations rise in Lynn’s second season at ENMU

By Dave Wagner Clovis Media Inc dwagner@cnjonline.com Josh Lynn expects his second year as Eastern New Mexico University’s football coach to run more smoothly than the first. The Greyhounds struggled to a 3-7 mark in 2012 (2-6 Lone Star Conference), partly because of losing players to an NCAA eligibility investigation that hit the day before […]

Pigskin preview: Melrose’s Barnard makes jump from 8-man to D-I

By Rick White Clovis Media Inc. rwhite@cnjonline.com Growing up in Melrose, Clint Barnard aspired to play to Division I college football. His dream just took a little longer than planned. Barnard, who helped the Buffaloes finish as unbeaten 8-man state champions in his junior and senior seasons in 2008 and 2009, has positioned himself to […]

Pigskin preview: Bovina has lots of holes to fill

District 3-1A Division II • 2012 record: 5-7 • Coach: Hector Guevara (8th year, 43-38) • Returning starters (offense): 4 • Returning starters (defense): 4 • Last playoff appearance: 2012, the Mustangs lost to Wellington 56-20 in the area (second) round. • Things 2 look 4: The Mustangs have made the playoffs every year except […]