St. Mike’s dominates Rattlers

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By QCS Staff SANTA FE – St. Michael’s scored early in Saturday’s match against the Tucumcari Rattlers. And the Horsemen kept up the pace. The Rattlers lost 40-7. “Our kids fought back,” said Rattler coach Dub Smith. The Rattlers, who were hoping to avenge last’s year 41-14 defeat, made some mistakes, said Smith. There were […]

Horsemen dominate Rattlers

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St. Michael’s scored early in Saturday’s match against the Tucumcari Rattlers. And the Horsemen kept up the pace. The Rattlers lost 40-7. “Our kids fought back,” said Rattler coach Dub Smith. The Rattlers, who were hoping to avenge last’s year 41-14 defeat, made some mistakes, said Smith. There were several fumbles by the Rattlers and […]

7-8th graders take 4th at NAYS event

By QCS Staff The seventh and eighth grade girls from Tucumcari placed fourth Saturday in the eighth grade division of the annual North American Youth Sports basketball tournament held in Albuquerque. The first game was lost against the Raptors, the second game was won against the Lady Eagles and the third game was lost against […]

April 1963

Lydia Willis of Tucumcari was honored by the Eastern New Mexico Teachers Association. Willis retired after 48 years of teaching and 43 of those years were in Quay County. … Fitzner Oil Co. and Johnny’s Shamrock Service station offered a free colonial kerosene burner lamp with the purchase of 10 gallons or more during a […]

Rattlers next Stop: Capitan

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers will advance next week to the quarterfinals of the 2A playoffs after Friday’s victory over Dulce. The Tucumcari Rattlers grounded the Dulce Hawks, scoring all of their points in the first half of a 49-0 blowout over the Hawks. Coach Dub Smith said, “You don’t ever […]

Soldier returns home

TV Hagenah After over a year in Iraq, Eddie Gonzales of Tucumcari is back home and happy about it. “It’s just nice to be able to drive down the street and not be worried about somebody shooting at you,” said Gonzales. The staff sergeant, said he was proud of the work he and the other […]

Tucumcari native ‘fought for everyone’

By Angela Peacock A proud African American woman on a mission to fight for civil right for all cultures and races is how family members described Alice Faye Hoppes. Hoppes, who died Tuesday, was born and raised in Tucumcari, which was something her husband of 35 years Willard said she proudly told everyone she came […]