Logan, San Jon boys, girls teams fall at state tourney first round

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Bids by Logan and San Jon for the 1A boys and girls ended in the first round of state tournament play. On Saturday, the Logan Longhorns lost 59-57 to the Des Moines Demons at Logan. “It was a great game…came down to the last second,” said Longhorns head coach […]

Basketball season ready to begin for Quay County teams

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By Chris Schmaedeke and Thomas Garcia, Quay County Sun Speed will be the name of the game for the Quay County boys basketball teams this season. All four teams in the county will try and get up and down the court quickly — that’s how they’ll make up for a lack of size on the […]

01-07-2009: Sports Notes

Rattlers take on BosqueThe Tucumcari Rattlers varsity boys basketball team will take on the Bosque Bobcats at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Albuquerque. Lady Rattlers to compete in Bean Valley tourney

Tucumcari boys capture state track and field championship

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By Robert Ciolli It took 25 years, but the Tucumcari Rattlers Class AA boys track and field team took the state championship title back Saturday after beating Clayton 66-58. Several of the Rattler athletes also placed and scored a personal best last weekend at the 2008 NMAA State Track and Field Championships held at the […]

Rattlers celebrate Basketball Homecoming

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Sandwiched in between a victory for the boys and somber loss for the girls were the Rattlers Basketball Homecoming festivities. With the homecoming court taking half court, Rattlers guard Andrez Apodaca crowned homecoming queen Misty McKinney. The theme in the Snake Pit was centered around John Deere green and […]

Does your name make you rounder than you think?

The things they research these days. Researchers at Miami University think they know why you can remember some people’s names but not others. They think they have shown “quantitatively” (that means by lots of research) that certain names are associated with certain facial features. One example they give is that when people hear the name, […]

Rattlers play final rounds of Route 66 Tournament

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers are playing the final rounds of their Route 66 Classic basketball tournament with games begining at 11:30 a.m., today at Tucumcari. The Rattlers next game is 4 p.m., Dec. 29 against the Raton Tigers at Tucumcari. Rattler Wrestling Ten Tucumcari Rattler wrestlers placed in the top […]

Logan loses pair, San Jon splits

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Logan Longhorns, both girls and boys varsity teams, lost to the to the Des Moines Demons Tuesday night. Both teams had foul trouble throughout the first half, even though the scores stayed close. The Lady Longhorns lost to the Lady Demons 54-58. The Lady Demons took advantage of […]

And triplets make five times a mom

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Triplets are a group of three. That could be three musical notes — or three infants, like the three preemies born to Vanessa Ortega on Aug. 17 in Lubbock. The babies, who only weighed slightly more than three pounds each, had to stay in the neonatal unit for a […]

Molinas enjoys last run

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Krystal Molinas has been on the Rattlers’ side and sidelines for half a decade. Molinas is the head team manager for the Rattlers varsity and junior varsity football teams. Molinas got her start as manager of the Rattlers during her sophomore year in 2001 when her brother A.J. Molinas […]