Baseball playoffs sure to be exciting

Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, I don’t care if I never get back. Let me root, root, root for the home team, If they don’t win it’s a shame. For it’s one, two, three strikes, you’re out, at the old [...]

Local students honored at Wind Ball

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On April 15, two Tucumcari students were honored at the annual Wind Ball hosted by Cielo Wind Services. The ball was held at the Catholic Hall in Vega, Texas, and featured a live band and food catered by Boot Hill Saloon and Grill. Patrick Wiegel, a senior at Tucumcari High School, received the 2011 Cielo [...]

Non-sedentary lifestyle elusive

Russell Anglin As the 2010 Tucumcari Rattlers football, volleyball and cross country seasons loom ever closer, and my colleagues at work and neighbors at home increasingly discuss and debate the finer points of prospective state champions and Super Bowl contenders, I find myself reminiscing more than usual about the days of my youth when I [...]

Rattlers dominate Loving

By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari dominated on both sides of the ball in its 39-7 win against Loving at Falcon Stadium on Friday night. The Rattlers’ offense, defense and special teams all made big plays in the victory. Two of the biggest contributors were sophomore George Montano and junior Jakus Martinez. Montano had [...]

The Tucumcari Rattlers lose to the undefeated Dexter Demons 32-14

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun The Dexter Demons stayed undefeated, handing Tucumcari a 32-14 loss Friday night. The Demons jumped out to a 25-6 lead at the half and won handily despite 18 penalties for 185 yards. “Dexter is a good ball club and our team did not play well in the first half,” [...]

Rattlers overtake 4A Espanola for win

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun An interception sealed an 18-15 victory for 2A Tucumcari Rattlers against 4A Espanola Friday. Rattlers junior Justin Alvarez made the crucial interception with 1:43 left in Friday’s game against the Sundevils at Espanola running out the clock. Alvarez had already made another critical play in the fourth quarter on [...]

Lady Rattlers lose to Elida

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Lady Rattlers started their volleyball season with a loss Thursday to the Elida Tigers. The Rattlers lost in three sets to the Tigers, 10-25, 11-25 and 17-25. In the third set the Rattlers began to limit the Tigers ace scoring with returns.. Elida served up a strong game [...]

04-18-2007: Tuck’s Turf

By Howie Tucker Here’s the results of Saturday’s Tri-format Tournament. The tournament had three formats: best ball full handicap, alternate shot scratch and scramble 1/3 handicap. Winners in each category and flight, by lowest handicap determined flight-to-flight, are: Golf Flights Best ball First tie Rod Denton and Charlie Bowen -5 Arnett Hooser and Des Griggs [...]

03-28-2007: Tuck’s Turf

By Howie Tucker We had a great outing for the St. Patrick’s Day Scramble. Here are the results: Green Flight First Roger Bowe-Dave Hein 64 Second Howie Tucker-Stephen Smith 69 Third Richard Primrose-Randy Lease 71 Beer Flight First Don Wellborn-Sam Marshno 69 Second Andy Garcia-Chris Sandoval 72 Third Ronny Sanders-Kenny Kingston 73 Fourth Tie Larry [...]

02-21-2007: Tuck’s Turf

By Howie Tucker Well, do you think the bad stuff is behind us? I sure hope so, because those with golf fever have a lot to look forward to. The high school golf is off to a good start but bad weather has put us behind with our progress. The next couple of weeks will [...]