Rattlers beat Bears in season opener

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers beat the Hatch Bears 21-7 Friday night in the season-opener for both teams. The Bears offense was moving quickly downfield with less than a minute left to play. Trailing by 14 the Bears’ efforts were for merit more than necessity. Set at the Tucumcari 15-yard line, the Bears sophomore quarterback […]

Jesus bears burdens we put on ourselves

Debra Whittington “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden…”. Matthew 11:28-29 In my last column I related that I worked hard to get some things in my life in their proper perspective. In every column I write I strive to point out a Biblical truth that other people also struggle with […]

Basketball homecoming record is a split victory for Rattlers

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers split homecoming wins with the visiting Estancia Bears Saturday at the Snake Pit. The (6-10) Rattlers won big with a 53 to 36 win against the (5-8) Bears. This was just 24 hours after a last-minute 62-58 loss to the Longhorns at Logan. Both the upper and lower classmen have […]

Rangers catch bear at Ute Lake

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun His name is not Yogi, and he was not stealing picnic baskets. Nevertheless, a black bear gave park rangers and a game warden a little trouble Friday in Logan. A 2 1/2-year-old black bear was caught at the Ute Lake State Park in Logan Friday morning, said park superintendent […]

Fans turn out for No. 54

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Several hundred fans came out on Thursday to meet their favorite Chicago Bear, Brian Urlacher, in Tucumcari. They came from neighboring Guadalupe County and east from Amarillo, Texas, for the chance to shake hands, to get an autograph and to have their picture taken with linebacker No. 54. “I […]

More than 200 come out to see No. 54

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By QCS Staff Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher was welcomed by more than 200 fans in Tucumcari. Following a well-rehearsed welcome by the Rattlers Varsity Cheerleading Team, Urlacher got down business. He signed autographers for all the fans, who brought everything from helmets to model characters of the linebacker. It was the first time Urlacher […]

Bears’ Brian Urlacher buys dealership

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun There’s a new bear in town. Brian Urlacher Cross Country Auto Sales is purchasing the Mills-Strebeck Autoplex on Lake Road. On Wednesday, Cross Country took over the management and is purchasing the dealership, said John Everhart, general manager of the new Cross Country operation. He declined to disclose details […]

Rattlers lose to Bears by a yard

By Thomas Garcia The Rattlers fell short in overtime for their third loss of the season. The Tucumcari Rattlers lost against the Bears Friday night in Estancia in overtime 18-19. Even with over 100 yards rushing and three touchdowns in the game, Brian Lopez wanted one more yard. He was tackled on the one-yard line […]

Rattlers rake homecoming win against Estancia

The Tucumcari Rattlers culminated their week of basketball with a homecoming win against the Estancia Bears on Friday. Contributing to the final score of 52-41, Nathan McDonald led the Rattlers with 15 points. To kick off the game, the Rattlers started fast scoring 14 unanswered points. Defensively, the Rattlers held the Bears scoreless until 1:53 […]

Rattlers varsity boys strike Bears

By Albert Trujillo: QCS The Tucumcari Rattlers traveled to Estancia on Saturday afternoon and defeated the Bears, 65-44. Estancia held a 13-12 point lead at the end of the first quarter. At intermission, the Rattlers led 25-23. After the break, the Rattlers picked up the tempo of the game and began to tear down the […]