Free throws save Lady Rattlers from defeat

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Lady Rattler Sam Montano hit a pair of clutch free throws not once, but twice in the final minute of the game to seal a 42-38 homecoming victory Friday over the Lady Broncos of Floyd. The score was tied 38-38 with less than a minute remaining. Montano stole the […]

Lady Coyotes fall to Mosquero

By William Thompson The San Jon High School girls basketball team fell in overtime at home against Mosquero Saturday, 46-40. San Jon Head Coach A.J. Laird said it was a positive experience for her team despite the loss. “We are a very young team and we handled the overtime well,” Laird said, “but we just […]

Fort Sumner free throws sink Rattlers

By William Thompson Free throws down the stretch made the difference for the Fort Sumner Foxes as they slipped past Tucumcari, 57-54, on Thursday at Tucumcari High School. It was the third time the teams have met this season. Fort Sumner won the first game, then Tucumcari evened the series in double overtime in December. […]

Logan Longhorns fall to Vixens

David Wagner TEXICO — Seeded No. 1 in the 4A bracket of the EPAC Tournament, Fort Sumner’s hopes for a shot at the championship almost came crashing down against scrappy Logan on Wednesday. Junior forward Jeremy Guana scored 22 points and the Foxes made enough free throws — barely — to hold off the Longhorns […]

Rattlers lose 66-63 to Pecos

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School boys basketball team jumped to a big lead early but wound up losing 66-63 to the Pecos Panthers Thursday in Santa Rosa. Head Coach John Span said his team could have won with better free throw shooting. “We jumped to a 29-8 lead, but I knew Pecos was going […]

Parenting classes to begin

William Thompson A series of parenting classes, including nutrition and life skills information, will begin Jan. 10 at 9 a.m. at the Children Youth and Families Department office. Brenda Bishop, of the extension service, said parents will receive a prize for pre-enrollment. The classes are provided by New Mexico State University’s Strengthening Families Initiative. “The […]

Free lunch program ends

William Thompson According to a press release from Tucumcari Public Schools, the free lunch program will end as of Dec. 21. The schools met the program’s poverty guidelines but only 54.3 percent of students participated in the program. T.J. Riddle, administrative assistant for Tucumcari Public Schools, said the schools needed at least 85 percent student […]

Logan offers special program

TV Hagenah and William Thompson Logan Schools is looking to break the stereotype that states smaller school are not able to offer special art programs to their students. According to fine art and music instructor Angie Fly at Logan who is coordinator for the program, the school will be offering a special after-school program throughout […]

First Baptist Chruch Round up features fiddler

TV Hagenah Sunday, Sept. 26 will not be an average Sunday at Tucumcari’s First Baptist Church. In fact, according to First Baptist Associate Pastor Dan England, Sunday will be something markedly out of the ordinary as the church is conducting their annual Fall Round-up. England said unlike past years, this year there will be a […]

Lounges offer free transport

William Thompson Two Route 66 lounges, the Trails Westand the Pow Wow, now offer free rides home to patrons who have had too much to drink. Karen Alarcon, co-owner of Trails West, said she hopes customers will take advantage of the free service. “We have an employee that recently offered to give people rides home […]