Tucumcari spikers edge Elida, 3-2

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s Lady Rattlers’ volleyball team edged Elida 3-2 on Thursday night at the Snake Pit. “We transitioned well in offense and defense,” said Lady Rattlers head coach Tony Alarcon. “They came back despite that first-(game) loss.” Sophomore Michelle Fazekas sealed the deal for the Lady Rattlers with a kill, […]

Who will get the water in Ute Lake?

Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers The Ute Water Project has been approved. But there are plenty of details left to pour over. The dry facts:The Ute Water Project would deliver water from the Ute Reservoir in Quay County to the eight member entities of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority. Those members are Clovis, Portales, […]

Lady Rattlers lose to Elida

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Lady Rattlers started their volleyball season with a loss Thursday to the Elida Tigers. The Rattlers lost in three sets to the Tigers, 10-25, 11-25 and 17-25. In the third set the Rattlers began to limit the Tigers ace scoring with returns.. Elida served up a strong game […]

Title hopes end in semifinals

By Eric Butler, FNNM Correspondent A pair of Quay County teams advanced into the semifinal round of the annual EPAC tournament this week as the House girls and San Jon boys each navigated their way through preliminary games. But hopes of further Eastern Plains glory went away Friday night in games played at the Texico […]

EPAC Tournament results

Epac results and tournament schedule All games are being played at Texico Boys Teams Results Tuesday Dora 85 Logan 76 San Jon 46 Floyd 44 Melrose 41 House 39 Wednesday Game 10: Elida 60, Melrose 24 Game 12: Texico 57, Fort Sumner 41 Boys Teams Tournament Schedule Thursday Game 15: Floyd (3-6) vs. House (3-7), […]

Rattlers play final rounds of Route 66 Tournament

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers are playing the final rounds of their Route 66 Classic basketball tournament with games begining at 11:30 a.m., today at Tucumcari. The Rattlers next game is 4 p.m., Dec. 29 against the Raton Tigers at Tucumcari. Rattler Wrestling Ten Tucumcari Rattler wrestlers placed in the top […]

Rattlers drop two at season’s tipoff

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers fell prey to the Elida Tigers, 49-64, Tuesday night at Tucumcari. “We need to work on conditioning. I told the guys we have a few kinks we need to work out. It’s only the beginning of the season and we are going to be all right,” said […]

Minor league manager, Elida native killed in crash

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Dan Howard of Elida lost a lifelong friend when Elida High School graduate and New York Yankees minor league manager Oscar Acosta, 49, was killed Wednesday in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. Howard and Acosta played baseball together at Elida High. Acosta was a star pitcher in high […]

Logan puts scare into Elida girls

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers ELIDA — After blowing a 10-point halftime lead, Elida was able to hang on for the win the way they always do — behind its two seniors. Kodi Armitage hit a free throw and Jewlie Paiz made a big steal in the final 30 seconds to secure a 56-52 win […]

Girls run out of steam on Route 66

By Eric Butler: QCS It was a long, long day for Tucumcari senior Brandi Arenas on Saturday. And, as it turned out, the night was a frustrating end to it all for Arenas and her Rattler teammates as Elida beat Tucumcari 41-32 in the finale of the four-team Route 66 girls basketball holiday tournament. Arenas […]