Rattlers finish first

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team captured a first-place finish, a high note on a stretch of three tournaments in seven days. “We still need to step it up and push ourselves even more,” said junior Dillon Wood. Following Saturday’s first-place win at the Pecos invitational tournament, the Rattlers were back in the gym […]

Online program gives second chance

Thomas Garcia Six former students who returned to finish high school will walk across the stage Saturday to receive their diploma because of an online course offered by Logan Schools. “This is one of the best programs I have ever been a part of,” said Logan English teacher Anna Hibner. Hibner said Logan Superintendent Ricky […]

Military mama: Fight will still continue

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The recent news that the U.S. had accomplished a mission nearly a decade in the making brought on an outpouring of support. There were levels of excitement that varied from a calm sense of relief all the way to pure jubilation and parades. I found myself feeling satisfied that a long-time terrorist was officially out […]

Rattlers ready to wrestle

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Thomas Garcia After a fifth-place finish in the Capital wrestling tournament in Santa Fe, the Rattlers were hard at it Tuesday preparing for their home tournament Saturday at the Snake Pit. “The guys did great in Capital, but I am pushing, maybe a little to much,” Rattlers head coach Eddie Encinias said. Encinias said even […]

Mesalands teams finish fourth

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Strong performances from the men’s and women’s rodeo teams at Mesalands Community College earned them a fourth-place finish at the Second Annual Mesalands Intercollegiate Rodeo last weekend. “We could have done better as a team,” said C.J. Aragon, Mesaland’s rodeo coach. “We had some good individual performances.” Aragon said […]

Rattlers finish ninth at Rudioso golf invite

By QCS Staff RUIDOSO — The Tucumcari Rattlers improved their first round score by 15 strokes Tuesday but finished ninth in the small-school division of the Leroy Gooch Invitational golf tournament. The Rattlers shot a 349 Tuesday at the Links at Sierra Blanco and finished the two-day, 36-hole tournament at 713.St. Michael’s won the nine-team […]

Young wrestlers come up big at state meet

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The future looks bright for the Tucumcari wrestling team, but the present’s not that bad either. Tucumcari had two wrestlers earn runner-up finishes, and had seven medalists en route to a seventh-place finish in the Class 1-3A state tournament, held Friday and Saturday in Albuquerque. Brian Lopez, a junior […]

Rainy days bring sweet memories

Lynn Moncus During the dark, cool days this week, the mind wandered back to the canyons of home in order to dispel dreary thoughts and to recall how we entertained ourselves without benefit of television, radio, or any electronic games. Although my brother was eight years older than I, he didn’t seem to mind having […]