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 [...]

August 1934

Between 350 and 450 people turned out for the first games of the softball league. …The Tucumcari Daily News offered a Steam Cooker or an eight-cup Drip-O-labor or a Stew Pan with each paid one-year subscription. … The city approved salary increases for workers and okayed licenses of 14 liquor dealers, wholesalers and retailers. … [...]

Baseball: Rattlers are regional champs

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers are the Region A/AA Champions and are state bound. Friday the Rattlers defeated Mesa Vista and Pecos at Pecos to take the regional title. “This is a sweet victory for the team,” said coach Tony Alarcon. “We had to overcome a lot this season with injuries [...]

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 [...]

Anaya set for North-South baseball game

QCS Staff Gabriel Anaya isn’t sure if he’s going to be playing baseball in a few months, but it’s certainly a part of his immediate future. Anaya, who graduated from Tucumcari High School earlier this month, was the only senior on the Rattler baseball squad. Likewise, he’s the only representative in this weekend’s North-South All-Star [...]

Minor league manager, Elida native killed in crash

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Dan Howard of Elida lost a lifelong friend when Elida High School graduate and New York Yankees minor league manager Oscar Acosta, 49, was killed Wednesday in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. Howard and Acosta played baseball together at Elida High. Acosta was a star pitcher in high [...]

Baseball season brings back memories

By Tova Fruchtman: Tova’s Take I’ve never been the most athletic person. I took dance when I was younger, but I just wasn’t very good at other sports. So, I wasn’t that interested in sports either. Except the Braves. I grew up in Atlanta during the “Brave Fever” era, before the Major League Baseball strike, [...]

Athletes honored

William Thompson Tucumcari High School held its athletic banquet Monday evening and a number of awards were handed out to the school’s athletes. Among the many awards given, two went to the male and female athletes of the year. Ray Johnson, who played on the basketball and baseball teams, was voted male athlete of the [...]

Baseball set to begin

William Thompson A sure sign that Spring is just around the corner is when baseball players begin swinging bats and fielding grounders. The Tucumcari Rattler baseball team has begun workouts in preparation for the upcoming season which begins March 16. Coach Mike Russell heads into the season with optimism. “We were 14-8 last year, “ [...]

State baseball moves

The New Mexico Activities Association announced that this year’s state championship baseball games will be played at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque. The state tournament, which is scheduled for May 13-15, will also use La Cueva and Rancho High Schools in Albuquerque as well as the UNM Baseball Field for quarter final and semifinal games. All [...]