Rattler boys rout House, girls drop nailbiter

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun It was a night of contrasts Tuesday night at the Snake Pit at Tucumcari. The Lady Rattlers lost 41-39 in the closing seconds of the game, while the Rattlers won 70-34. The Lady Rattlers missed four free throws. The Cowgirls missed 14 free throws. The House Cowgirls started Tuesday […]

Rattlers drop to 0-2 mark

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers moved to 0-2 after a 58-76 loss to the Estancia Bears Thursday night at Tucumcari. The Rattlers trailed the Tigers early in the first period 12-20. Rattlers center Drew White scored all 12 of the first period points for the Rattlers. In the second period the […]

Rattlers march on

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers upset the undefeated Capitan Tigers to move on to the 2A football playoffs semifinals 33-30. “This was an unbelievable game. Both teams played well and it went down to the wire. This win was a total team effort. We are very proud of our boys. They […]

Logan Longhorns prepare for 8-man team

by Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Logan Longhorns are preparing for a new season of football in a new eight-man league. The league was initiated by the New Mexico Activities Association following a recommendation from a committee that discussed the new league with several schools. “Some smaller schools were concerned about the unlevel playing […]

Science field day is Aug. 1

Special to the QCS Crops, climate, turfgrass and dairy will be the themes of an Aug. 1 field day at New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari. “The primary goal of the field day is to increase the community’s awareness of the center and its activities, and to highlight the broad range of […]

San Jon plants 120 trees

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun The village of San Jon recently received a grant for $8,000 from the New Mexico State Forestry Service to purchase trees. On Friday 120 trees were planted around the little-league baseball field and inside the community park. Robert Abercrombie of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation and Development Service helped write the […]

Olympic fever fans fan’s flame

TV Hagenah With the Olympics approaching in a couple of weeks, I think it is normal with the male of our species (homo-couchitus) to contemplate just what event he would enter if he were called upon to represent the United States in this upcoming international competition to be held in Greece. With me it is […]

Rodeo team places

There was a field of about 100 roping teams in the recent intercollegiate rodeo at Big Springs, Texas, and of that group, Mesalands ropers Domingo Mendoza and Eric Mascarenas split eighth and nineth place in the long round. They went on to take fifth place in the short round and fifth average. Ropers Tye Culberson […]

San Jon School to receive trees

TV Hagenah The San Jon School District will be getting a small forest of trees in conjunction with a special program provided by the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. The NMEMNRD’s Forestry Division has awarded the school and the Canadian River Soil and Water Conservation District a $2,725 “Forest Re-Leaf” grant to […]

Letter to the editor: No level playing field

I’m a long ago Tucumcari resident who checks out the Quay County Sun on line. I offer a strong second to your opinion about teams getting a home field advantage for the state championship game. It is unfair and guarantees there is not a level playing field. Arizona has it right. Semi-final and championship games […]