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 […]

High Plains offers plenty for travelers

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS columnist Summer tourists will soon be flocking to the shores of California, unbending their maps and looking lost on New York City’s subways and even popping their heads into Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. While New Mexico has it made with places like Santa Fe and Taos until Julia Roberts wrecked it, more […]

Of phones and sandwiches

By Kevin Wilson Most weeks, I’ve got a great idea that I can bore my readers about for at least 500 words. That being said, this isn’t one of those weeks. Instead, this is a week of four really good ideas that are just below the mark of deserving their own column. Enjoy: • I […]

April 1, 2006 Notable Notes

Good Friday meal coming The Logan United Methodist Church is having its annual Earl Christian Meal on Good Friday at 6:30 p.m. on April 14 at the Logan Civic Center. There is no charge. For information or to make a reservation, call 487-9170. Writing workshop in May A Free River Press Writing workshop will be […]

Experience pays off for Logan

By Eric Butler: QCS Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Logan boys basketball coach Billy Burns may have some bad memories about the 2005 Class 1A quarterfinals. Specifically, visions of Animas sinking 3-pointer after 3-pointer occasionally dance through his mind. But the Longhorns provided the same kind of bad medicine to Quemado on Wednesday night. Not with the […]

Rattlers get set for Thursday showdown

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The free-throw line is 15 feet from the basket. That’s 5 yards without a defender in your face. It’s 180 inches separating the shooter from one point on the scoreboard. The math was even simpler Monday afternoon, when Rattler basketball coach John Span said free throws were the determining […]

Rattlers claim ownership of Dons game

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Rattler Josh Villegas may have had his head in his hands on the sidelines during the third quarter of Friday night’s game, but it was held high at the end of the fourth as he high-fived his teammates after a 58-55 win over West Las Vegas. “I was bummed out,” Villegas […]

Tucumcari topped by Elida

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Rattler basketball Coach John Span said his varsity team’s first game was a good fight – right up until the last second when Elida captured the ball and won by a free throw 54-51. It was a mere 3 points that did it, Span said, after a strong three quarters for […]