Rattlers defeat Clayton

QCS Staff The Rattlers baseball team defeated Clayton Tuesday at Clayton, 12-2 and 17-4. The win brings the Rattlers to 4-2 in district, and 15-4, overall, said baseball coach Tony Alarcon. Highlights from Clayton, according to Alarcon, included: • Jake Martinez, winning pitcher in the first game • Andrez Apodaca, winning pitcher in the second […]

Rattlers take 7th at Melrose Tournament

The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers finished seventh in the Melrose Tournament. The Lady Rattlers played the San Jon Lady Coyotes and lost in five sets during the final match Saturday at Melrose. “The team improved and got a lot of quality experience from the tournament,” said Lady Rattlers coach Tony Alarcon. “The matches were not dominated […]

Rattlers fall short in nailbiter

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by Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers baseball team finished the season as region A/AA champions and narrowly missed continued competition in the play offs. “This was a very tough emotional loss for our team,” said Rattlers Coach Tony Alarcon. “We went into the game pumped up […]

Rattles being baseball practice

By QCS Staff Rattlers baseball Coach Tony Alarcon hits a few ground balls during practice Monday afternoon. “We only lost one player so everyone but one senior is returning for the team this year,” said Alarcon. “We have a new district opponent, which is Texico, who has moved up from 1A and we’re getting ready […]

Orlando Victor “Joe” Alarcon

Orlando Victor “Joe” Alarcon Services: 10 a.m., today a Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Orlando Victor “Joe” Alarcon, 86, died at his residence in Tucumcari following an extended illness. Mr. Alarcon was born March 7, 1920 in Tucumcari. He […]

Rattlers crush Clayton in doubleheader

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Dustin Russell found a way to break out of a slump. So, too, did the Tucumcari Rattlers. Russell went 3-for-3 with two runs scored and hit a two-run double in a five-run second inning as Tucumcari finished off a Monday doubleheader sweep by beating District 3-2A rival Clayton 13-3 […]

Rattlers split doubleheader

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun There is no doubt the Tucumcari Rattler baseball squad can hit the ball. The big question is whether it can do it consistently. The offense was explosive at times, and quiet at others, as the visiting Santa Rosa Lions survived a 17-5 drubbing in the opener and claimed a […]

Tattooed in Tucumcari

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS staff While many tattoos come about for symbolic, artistic or even absurd reasons, two Tucumcari artists said they entered the tattoo world for love. Actually, they did not get their first inking for love, but learned their craft because of it. Here are their stories. Outlaw tattoo Robert Alarcon said his […]

Rattlers lose to Wildcats

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers lost 12-2 to the Tularosa Wildcats on Monday in the first round of the Class 2A state baseball tournament at La Cueva High School in Albuquerque. The loss ended the Rattlers’ season at 13-8. Tularosa’s Nash Kowatch hit a three-run homer in the third inning that […]

Rattlers to play for district championship

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School baseball team swept two games at Clayton Friday. Now, the Rattlers (12-6) will play the winner of the Santa Rosa- Clayton game during the district tournament Wednesday at Rattler Field. If the Rattlers win, they will be district champions and gain an automatic berth in […]