Longhorns upset Rattlers for homecoming

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers were upset by the visiting Logan Longhorns during Homecoming Friday night at the Snake Pit. Logan beat Tucumcari 61-56. “We had our opportunities, but they just did a better job of finishing tonight,” said Rattlers head coach John Span. The Rattlers (8-6) saw their 10-point lead began to diminish at […]

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 […]

Rattlers lose first district home game

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari Rattlers fall to 0-2 in district play after a 26-7 loss to the Texico Wolverines Friday night at Rattler Stadium. “We are better then this,” said Rattlers head coach Daniel Hutchins. “We beat ourselves tonight. Texico is a good team. We just gave up an easy score and did not capitalize on […]

Tucumcari to host San Jon

So far: San Jon has the best record in the county with a record of 3-2. House is 0-6. Tucumcari and Logan are 1-4. San Jon beat Clovis Christian 3-0 last week. Tucumcari has lost three straight matchups, including 3-2 to Logan and 3-0 to Floyd.

Rattlers hit record reunion attendance

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Chelle Delaney Rattlers alumni have another challenge: To beat the attendance record at this year’s Rattler Reunion luncheon and banquet.“It was the best ever,” said Norma Jean Crellin, president of the Rattler Alumni Association. With 169 in attendance at the Golden Rattler Luncheon and 560 at Saturday night’s banquet, Crellin said, “I think this is […]

Turk’s Turf

By Howie Tucker: QCS Golf Columnist For all you ladies missing out on the Wed evenings clinics they are still going on at 6 p.m. We have had good participation and the ladies are having fun. Sorry for all of the bad winds and heat. I believe we all knew the heat would be here […]

12/24 Scoreboard

Note: The Quay County Sun invites county coaches to call in scores to 461-1952 and/or to place them on nmact.org so they can be printed. Tucumcari Tucumcari Rattlers and Lady Rattlers basketball Nov. 29 — Elida, JV, VB & G, away Tucumcari VB lost to Elida 51-54 Tucumcari VG lost to Elida 29-42 Dec. 2 […]

12/17 Scoreboard

Sports quote of the week: “We’re not a me team, we’re a we team.” -Logan Boys’ Coach Billy Burns when asked to name his top two scorers. ___ Note: The Quay County Sun invites county coaches to call in scores to 461-1952 and/or to place them on nmact.org so they can be printed. Tucumcari Tucumcari […]

Tucumcari vs. Lordsburg promises defensive game

By Martha Frost: QCS staff Tucumcari faces Lordsburg in the football semifinals at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Rattler Stadium. Last weekend Tucumcari, seeded third, defeated Crownpoint 37-6 while Lordsburg, seeded second, defeated Eunice 35-7 in the 2005 Class AA football quarterfinals. Lordsburg’s Head Coach Louie Baisa had only this to say about the upcoming […]

Rattlers in must-win game in Santa Rosa

William Thompson The Tucumcari Rattlers must beat the Santa Rosa Lions Friday night in order to have a shot at the playoffs. Santa Rosa is 6-1. Tucumcari is 5-3. The two teams have played one common opponent, Texico. Texico beat Santa Rosa by one touchdown. The Rattlers had a little more trouble with Texico. Rattler […]