Football to return to House School, House football schedule

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The House Cowboys and Cowgirls are gearing up for the fall sports season. The Cowboys will be returning to the gridiron as 6-man football returns to House. In 2006 House’s football program was canceled by Athletic Director Art Brokenbek when the school could not find a coach. Steve Foust, [...]

Schools gear up for sports teams

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers Cross Country team will have a meeting at 10 a.m. on Monday at the Rattler gym. The meeting will be held to discuss the upcoming season and schedule of events. Coach Gary Hittson is inviting all students in the Tucumcari Middle School and High School who are [...]

Walter Hines

Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Father’s Forge, 624 Lake St., Tucumcari. Walter Hines, 54, died suddenly on Sunday, July 29, 2007 at his residence in Tucumcari. Mr. Hines was born June 22, 1953 in Tucumcari where he grew up and graduated from Tucumcari High School. He later played football at El Dorado Junior College in [...]

Rattlers power up in weight room

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Eighth-grader Esteban Martinez (standing) spots classmate Shawn Martinez. The Tucumcari Middle Schoolers are lifting weights in preparation for the upcoming Rattler football season. The Rattler weight room will be open for the football team for weight training from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m on Monday through Thursday, said assistant football coach Bryan Dunlap.

Two Rattlers tapped for North vs South football game

By QCS Staff Two Rattler football players have been chosen to play in the 1A/2A 2007 North vs. South Football game. They are seniors Josh Villegas and Drew White. Villegas was selected to play as an offensive tackle and White as a defensive downman. Josh Villegas, a defensive tackle, had 56 tackle assists, 12 tackles, [...]

Drew White to join NMMI football

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Rattler senior Drew White signed his letter-of-intent for New Mexico Military Institute at Roswell Wednesday night. Surrounded by his friends and family, at a dinner celebration at the Pow-Wow, White’s father Ben White gave a short speech about Drew’s hard work and determination to come back from surgery and [...]

02-07-2007: Notable Notes

White NMMI-bound, letter-of-intent coming Tucumcari High School senior Drew White will sign a letter-of-intent tonight with the New Mexico Military Institute at Roswell. White played on the varsity football team and is currently playing on the varsity basketball team. He is the son of Ben and Ellen White of Tucumcari. Drew White will be accepting [...]

We’re not all called to play in the Super Bowl

By Debra Whittington Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his [...]

Seven Rattlers named to 2A football squad

By Quay County Sun Staff Seven Tucumcari Rattlers football players have been selected for the New Mexico 2A All-State team. The selection for the All-State team is honorary and no actual football game is played by the athletes. “I am very proud of these young men,” said coach Dub Smith. “They are very deserving of [...]

Bengals take league championships

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Bengals vs the Cowboys. No, it’s not Monday Night Football but rather the Tucumcari Junior football league championship, played on Thursday night. The Bengals took the championship with a 16-0 win over the Cowboys. The Bengals, coached by James Lott, faced off against the Cowboys, coached by Max Jimenez, [...]