Clayton Yellow Jackets overtake Rattlers

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers district record dropped to 0-3 Tuesday night after the Lady Rattlers fell 51-28 and the Rattlers lost 89-70 to the Clayton Yellow Jackets. Boys The Yellow Jackets had the Rattlers seeing threes as they made 14 3-pointers during Tuesday night’s 89-70 win. Going into half-time with a […]

Volleyball: Clayton wins in four games

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers lost to the Clayton Lady Yellow Jackets on Thursday night and start the district playoffs next week. Despite the loss (16-25, 23-25, 25-18 and 16-25) the Lady Rattlers played well. Seniors Cori Wilson and T’Shawna Span had several great blocks and aces throughout the game. […]

Junior High Rattlers earned another win in Clayton

The Junior High Rattlers earned another win in Clayton. The Rattlers won 38-8 against the Clayton Yellowjackets on Thursday night once the team turned on its defensive action. “The defense is the heart of the team,” Coach Eddie Encinias said. The Rattlers were trailing 8-0 in the first quarter. But the defense rallied and did […]

Volleyball update

QCS Staff Logan’s Lady Longhorns had a busy weekend. Logan won against Mosquero in four sets on Thursday night and win against Grady Friday night. Longhorns senior Samantha Sanchez attributed Thursday night’s win to plenty of pre-game workouts. “We have been practicing a lot,” she said. “We worked on our passing and floor work and […]

Ethel L. Ernest

Ethel L. Ernest Services: 2 p.m., Friday at First Baptist Church of Tucumcari. Interment at the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Ernest, 99, died Sunday in Clayton following an extended illness. She was born Aug. 28,1906 in Texas. Mrs. Ernest lived most recently in Clayton because of failing health, but she made in home in […]

Rattlers crush Clayton in doubleheader

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Dustin Russell found a way to break out of a slump. So, too, did the Tucumcari Rattlers. Russell went 3-for-3 with two runs scored and hit a two-run double in a five-run second inning as Tucumcari finished off a Monday doubleheader sweep by beating District 3-2A rival Clayton 13-3 […]

Rattlers get set for Thursday showdown

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The free-throw line is 15 feet from the basket. That’s 5 yards without a defender in your face. It’s 180 inches separating the shooter from one point on the scoreboard. The math was even simpler Monday afternoon, when Rattler basketball coach John Span said free throws were the determining […]

2/15/2006 Obituaries

Chappy “Robert P.” Libby Services: Have been held. Chappy “Robert P.” Libby, 71, of Bueyeros, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, in Clayton. Mr. Libby was born July 10, 1934, in Clayton to Norman Winfield Libby and Esther Libby. He attended school in Clayton. He later graduated from Kemper Military Academy in Boonville, Mo., and went into […]

Rattlers host Clayton

By Albert Trujillo: QCS Junior Varsity action started the action in the “Snake Pit” against Clayton on Friday where the Clayton girls led after the first quarter 11-10. The Jackettes’ pressure forced the Lady rattlers to numerous turnovers which caused the Lady Rattlers to fall behind 37-12 at intermission. In the third quarter the Lady […]

Rattlers blank Clayton in district opener

By Paul Lyon CLAYTON — The first district game of the season for the Tucumcari Rattlers was a success as they shut out the Clayton Yellowjackets 63-0 and maintained their top ranking in Class 2A. It was up to Josh Benavidez, Adrian Jones and the rest of the team to make sure the Rattlers (8-0) […]