Rattlers pound Mora

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers won their first district game on Friday against Mora 68-0. The Rattlers offense scored 38 unanswered points in the first quarter. Mora’s offense gained only one first down throughout the game. The Rattlers’ junior varsity players took over after the varsity squad took a 38-0 lead. […]

Rattlers to face 0-5 Mora

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun If trends hold true this week, the Tucumcari Rattlers should have no problems in their final home football game of the regular season. Tucumcari (2-5) opens district play Friday night when it hosts the Mora Rangers, mired in an 0-5 season with their second coach of the year. The […]

Rattlers set to take on Dexter

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun After a close loss to Class 3A Portales, the Tucumcari Rattlers will face the Dexter Demons, a 2A school, on Friday night. Until now, the Rattler’s tough schedule has pitted them against larger 3 and 4A schools. Coach Dub S mith said, “We’ve played against a lot of larger […]

Rattlers win homecoming 39-0 against Loving

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers clipped the Loving Falcons wings for their homecoming celebration. The Rattlers shut out the visiting Falcons 39-0 on Friday night in Tucumcari for the first win of the season. Coach Dub Smith said, “ It was a good game. We stepped it up and dominated the […]

Rattlers to play Falcons at homecoming

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Quay County Sunup against the 2A Loving Falcons at 7 p.m. on Friday at Tucumcari. “I’m excited and ready to play. It’s homecoming and we are going to win,” said freshman Jon Gonzales. The Rattlers go into Friday night’s game 0-4 after a loss to Albuquerque Academy on Sept.16, […]

Rattlers kick off football practice

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari football coach Dub Smith laid down the rules and outlined expectations Monday during the team’s first day of practice. Smith told the players how important it was for them to have the right attitude, to listen to the coaches and senior leaders, and to be loyal to the […]

House calls its 2006 football season off

By Thomas Garcia The 2006-2006 football season at House has been canceled, said Art Brokenbek, superintendent of House Municipal Schools. “It’s simply a matter of us not having a coach,” Brokenbek said. “We are supposed to be training right now but without a coach we can’t.” Steve Foust, who coached last year’s Cowboys football team, […]

Rattlers will begin practice Aug. 7

By Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers will have their first football training session at 7:30 a.m. Monday, said Coach Dub Smith. “The boys know what we expect of them,” Smith said. “They know we run a good hard practice and the players enjoy that.” The training will be open to freshman through seniors. A physical […]

All Star teams warm up for district

By Staff: Quay County Sun QCS Staff Quay County’s All Stars baseball teams are gearing up for their playoffs with teams from Curry and Roosevelt counties. The players have been practicing for about two weeks now. Manager of the Quay County’s Majors All Stars, Coach Tommy Garcia, said the teams all look good. “We’ve got […]

Logan falls short

By Jesse Wolfersberger/Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — It took until the final seconds of the championship game, but the magic finally ran out for the Logan Longhorns. Down by two with 1.9 seconds left in the game, Des Moines tried to inbound the ball, but Logan guard Josh Franco stole it just inside half court and […]