Honor rolls — Jan. 25

Tucumcari High School 4.0 or higher Seniors Sonam Bhakta Bethany Bishop Kirsten Dunlap Jacky Fang Michelle Fazekas Matthew Nemrow Heather Pacheco Courtney Sandy Kassidi Ulibarri Steve Urioste Rachel Welborn

Dunlap honored, All State and North teams, New golf coach

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Coach Dunlap honored Tucumcari Rattlers coach Bryan Dunlap was honored at the New Mexico Track and Cross Country Coaches Association’s clinic on Jan. 11 in Albuquerque. Dunlap, who is Tucucmari’s assistant track team coach, was awarded the 2007 2A Assistant Coach of the Year award. Dunlap coaches Rattlers discus, […]

Jones aims to give back as teacher

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of stories about graduating seniors from high schools within Quay County. In a 1997 song named after the respective color, Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler professed that pink was “love at first sight” and “like red but not quite.” In […]

Rattler punts off to college

By Albert Trujillo: QCS Tucumcari senior Eric Holt will continue his notable football career at Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU) in Goodwell, Okla. Holt was a member of the 2002 state championship and 2005 state runner-up teams for the Tucumcari Rattlers. “The feeling is fabulous, great — a once in a lifetime opportunity that I […]

Middle school football finishes 6-1

William Thompson The Tucumcari Middle School football team, coached by Eddie Encinias and Brian Dunlap, finished the season 6-1 with victories over district rivals. Head Coach Encinias said the team excelled. “If there were state rankings for middle school football, we would be near the top,” said Encinias. “I’m really proud that we beat district […]

Football team takes on ropes course

TV Hagenah Six Tucumcari High School football players from the class of 2005 and two coaches traveled to Las Vegas Thursday to learn a bit more about teamwork and themselves, and according to everyone involved, it worked. The six, John Sewell, Nick Weigel, Chris McCasland, Justin Garcia, Nemi Salvador and Steven Taylor along with coaches […]

Locals study Oklahoma football

William Thompson Tucumcari Middle School football coaches, Eddie Encinias and Brian Dunlap, took 21 middle school football payers to a football camp in Goodwell, Okla. last month. The seventh and eighth graders learned fundamentals from highly regarded coaches and players from Oklahoma Panhandle State University. Coach Dunlap said the university’s head coach once served as […]

Middle school Rattlers finish unbeaten

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By Ryan Lengerich Under the guide of two second year coaches, the Tucumcari Middle School football team finished their season undeafeated. Head coach Ed Encinias and assistant coach Brian Dunlap guided the team to a perfect 7-0 season. “I imagine this team will stand out for a lot of years to come,” Dunlap said. TMS […]