Rattlers prep for Santa Rosa Lions

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun The sixth seeded Tucumcari Rattlers face the third-seeded Santa Rosa Lions Friday in the quarter-final round of the 2A playoffs. “The Rattlers and Lions have been long time rivals,” said Rattlers coach Dub Smith. “Anything can happen when you have two rival teams facing off on the field. It […]

Rattlers to meet Loving for rematch

By Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers, seeded sixth in Class 2A, have a rematch with Loving this weekend. The Rattlers (5-5) will host the 11th-seeded Falcons in what will be their second matchup this season. Tucumcari claimed a victory in the first game, 48-0 Sept. 28 on the road. In that game, the Rattlers scored […]

Rattlers’ Apodaca loves leadership role

The Tucumcari Rattlers are preparing to play their first game of the postseason. Most of the Rattlers wins this year have been by way of shutout or by large margins. Behind the Rattler offense is a variety of weapons for senior quarterback Andrez Apodaca. Q: Have you always wanted to be a quarterback? A: In […]

And the winner is …

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By QCS Staff A local man won a piece of NFL memorabilia Saturday at the Six Shooter Siding Festival. Charlie Chavez of Tucumcari bought a raffle ticket to win an Official NFL football autographed by Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher. “I never thought I would win something like this,” Chavez said. “When they announced […]

Rattlers to meet Dexter

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Two Quay County teams, Tucumcari and House, hope to upset the undefeated on Friday. The 4-2 Tucumcari Rattlers’ next effort is to deal the 6-0 Dexter Demons their first lost of the season. “Dexter will probably be ranked No. 1 in 2A football when they come here to play […]

Much always wants more

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun What’s wrong with these people? You know, the people who make headlines because they’ve done something wrong. The problem may be that they’ve done so many things right – and risen to positions of power and authority. So, naturally, we expect a lot of them. But, like the rest […]

Time to register for city football, volleyball leagues

Registration has begun for the Quay County Junior League Football program and the Tucumcari Recreation Center Girls Volleyball. Children in grades four through six are eligible to participate in the Junior League Football. The cost is $30 per player. Girls in grades three through six are eligible to play volleyball. The cost is $25 per […]

Quay County football teams ready for Friday

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By QCS Staff Three Quay County football teams are set for gridiron action on Friday. They are: • The 1A San Jon Coyotes will kick off their 6-man football season at 4 p.m. against the 1A Vaughn Eagles in San Jon. • The 2A Tucumcari Rattlers will host a scrimmage game at 5 p.m. against […]

Rattlers get set for new season

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun In high heat the Tucumcari Rattlers began their preparation for the upcoming football season. In the heat of the day the Rattlers started out their second session of two-a-day practice in the weight room. The Rattlers partnered up and moved from station to station during their circuit weight training […]

Rattlers to begin two-a-days

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers football team is getting ready for the upcoming season. Two-a-day practices will begin Monday and full-contact practice will start on Thursday. The annual Purple and Gold Scrimmage will be at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, said coach Dub Smith. The Rattlers could be ranked in the top […]