Rattlers ready to tough it out with St. Mike’s

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Three Quay County football teams are ready for some action. Tucumcari The 2A Tucumcari Rattlers will travel to Santa Fe Saturday to face the 3A Saint Michael’s Horsemen. The Rattlers hosted the Horsemen last year and were upset 41-14 but 10 of St. Mike’s starters during that game were […]

Rattlers to begin two-a-days

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers football team is getting ready for the upcoming season. Two-a-day practices will begin Monday and full-contact practice will start on Thursday. The annual Purple and Gold Scrimmage will be at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, said coach Dub Smith. The Rattlers could be ranked in the top […]

Schools gear up for sports teams

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers Cross Country team will have a meeting at 10 a.m. on Monday at the Rattler gym. The meeting will be held to discuss the upcoming season and schedule of events. Coach Gary Hittson is inviting all students in the Tucumcari Middle School and High School who are […]

Basketball camp to start in June

Championship Basketball Academy of Albuquerque will host a summer basketball camp June 4-7 in Tucumcari at the Tucumcari High School gym. “The purpose of this camp is to provide an encouraging, upbeat camp for kids,” said Scott Peterson head coach of the Championship Basketball Academy. “I wanted to have a camp in Tucumcari so that […]

Facing the giants who drain joy from our lives

By Debra Whittington And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 I love to watch movies and have a few that I can watch over and over. Each time I see them they are fresh and […]

Coach on road to recovery

By QCS Staff Valentine’s Day is a day Joni Jones, 26, will not forget. She broke her neck in three places in an tumbling auto accident on I-40, said her mother, Kaylene Jones, on Tuesday. Kaylene Jones was interviewed by phone from her daughter’s hospital room in the intensive care unit at the University of […]

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 […]

Coach aids hoops teams

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers had the opportunity to train Thursday with a former NBA player development coach and a current assistant coach for the Lobos. Scott Peterson was an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs in the 2002-003 season in which the Spurs won the NBA title. Peterson worked […]

Rattlers wrestlers take No. 8 spot

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team placed eighth overall at the Randall Greater Gold invite at Amarillo. “We are very happy with how we did on our first outing. We wrestled against some tough Texas schools. Randall’s coach was suprised at how well we […]

Rattlers to play Wolverines

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers are set to face the Texico Wolverines. The Rattlers will play their second match up in district play against the Wolverines at 7 p.m. on Friday at Texico. “We have played Texico for many years. They are a good football team. They play great defense and […]