Rattlers begin basketball practice

By QCS staff Monday was the first night for Tucumcari High boys and girls basketball teams. Coach John Span laid out the game plan for potential junior varsity and varsity teams. Players, he said, were expected to be at practice, be committed to the practices and team and to sign a contract formalizing that commitment. […]

If you can read this you made it through Friday 13th

By Ryn Garglinski: Freedom Newspapers Anyone who can read this should consider themselves lucky — they survived yet another Friday the 13th. Not that I’m superstitious, knock wood, but certain things, like a full moon or the stray black cat that’s been circling my yard, just make me a little wary. This certainly applies for […]

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 lose to Bears by a yard

By Thomas Garcia The Rattlers fell short in overtime for their third loss of the season. The Tucumcari Rattlers lost against the Bears Friday night in Estancia in overtime 18-19. Even with over 100 yards rushing and three touchdowns in the game, Brian Lopez wanted one more yard. He was tackled on the one-yard line […]

Rattlers lose to Capital

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari dropped to 0-2 on the season with a 14-7 loss to Class 4A Capital Friday night in Tucumcari. The 4A Jaguars scored in the early minutes of the first quarter with a 55-yard run and with the extra point lead 7-0. The Rattlers’ defense held the Jaguars on […]

Horsemen give Rattlers a rough ride

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers were caught off pace by the speed the Horsemen. The Rattlers lost to St. Michael’s of Santa Fe Friday night 41-14 in the season opener for both teams. Despite two interceptions and fumble recoveries, Tucumcari’s 2A Rattlers could not keep up with the pace of the 3A […]

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 […]

Rains fell swiftly to flood some areas

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Just when you thought there was a drought, it rains six inches and starts flooding. Wednesday night’s steady showers, broke into a heavier rainfall Thursday morning and set off flooding in some fields, washouts on several roads and in one area 14 Rural Area Development customers were without any […]

April 12, 2006 Tuck’s Turf

By Howie Tucker It is that time of the year to start all of the fun and excitement. The annual Tri-Format Tournament kicks off 9 a.m. Saturday. The format of the tourney is three different types of Team Play. The first nine holes will be scored using the best ball of the twosome, the second […]

Always be thankful for a big brother

By Lyn Moncus: QCS Columnist Those of us who had an older brother were very fortunate, even though they might not have agreed because they have fairly constant shadows during our early years. Clough, my brother, was eight years older than I, but he was the only one who knew the difference when we lived […]