Rattlers ready to run

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun It’s simple math for the Tucumcari High boys track team. After finishing third in the state in 2004 and second in 2005, the Rattlers want to make the final step. “In the last four years, we’ve gotten into the top five every single time,” senior Eric Holt said. “I’m […]

Cutting cost of detention

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By Ryn Gargulinski With annual bills totaling about $300,000 to run the Quay County Juvenile Detention Center, county and detention center officials agreed the underage inmates are costing the county way too much money. And so county commissioners on Monday decided to send juvenile inmates to a facility in Curry County and, as a backup, […]

Track season begins

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun Tucumcari High School track coach Wayne Ferguson has reason to expect good things this spring. More than 50 boys and girls have come out for the track team and have been working out since Jan. 17. “We had success last year when our boys finished third in the state,” Ferguson said. […]

Rattler boys take third at State

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School Boys track team place third overall at the state tournament in Albuquerque recently, and junior Chris McCasland was the high-point individual at the meet. Rattler Coach Wayne Ferguson said the third place showing was a major achievement for Tucumcari High School. “This is the first time we’ve brought home […]

Tracksters place high

William Thompson Tucumcari High School Track Coach Wayne Ferguson took only a few of his track athletes to Estancia for a 13-team meet Saturday. The few who went did well, however, as the boys’ team finished third and the girls’ team finished sixth. “I took only a few of the kids because a lot was […]

Tracksters impress many with speed

TV Hagenah “Our kids open some people’s eyes by the times they turned in this early in the season,” said Rattler Track Coach Wayne Ferguson about the performances of Tucumcari High School Runners at the Fort Sumner Qualifier, Tuesday. “Actually, they opened mine too.” Ferguson said the rattler runners and field personnel turned in “some […]

Tracksters do well in Dexter

TV Hagenah Tucumcari High School thinclads traveled to Dexter on Friday to compete in the Demon Relays in Dexter and according to head track coach Wayne Fergerson, his track and field people did well, all things considered. “Well, it’s spring break and we have some people gone and injured, but overall, I’d say we did […]

Track and Field begins

William Thompson Track coach Wayne Ferguson put runners through their paces recently as track and field practice began for Tucumcari High School boys and girls. Coach Ferguson said the teams have been working on strength conditioning since early February. “We’ve been working on total body workouts in the gym and weightroom,” said Ferguson. “Track events […]

Rattlers don’t want ‘big head’

By Ryan Lengerich The Tucumcari football team battles Questa Friday in what should be this season’s final tuneup. The Rattlers (1-0) meet Questa (0-1), 7 p.m. Friday at Rattler Stadium. The two team’s opening games were blowouts with Tucumcari giving a beating and Questa taking one. Clayton steamed into Questa and bounced the home team […]