Rattlers triumph over Logan

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers baseball beat the Logan Longhorns 18-0 Tuesday at Tucumcari. The Rattlers put the game out of reach in the bottom of the second inning by taking a 13-0 lead. Freshman Angelo Montano hit a strong shot to the right field which resulted in an inside-the-park grand […]

Freshman lawmaker new to the game

By Jenna DeWitt Tucumcari Assistant Superintendent Dennis Roch is a freshman lawmaker taking his seat Tuesday in Santa Fe.

Rattler girls take second place in cross country meet

Special to the QCS The Tucumcari High School Rattler Varsity Cross Country team competed in the District 6-2A Cross Country meet in Santa Rosa Saturday. The Rattler girls team captured second place, six points behind Pecos, and will compete today in Rio Rancho. Freshman Lorri Harman finished in fourth place, senior Kaitlyn Romero in fifth […]

Fortner a fast learner for UNM

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers The way Sandy Fortner competes, it’s easy to forget she’s only a freshman. Fortner, a Fort Sumner grad in her first year at the University of New Mexico, is best on her team and 27th in the nation in the heptathlon. She said coaches from opposing teams often ask her […]

Rattlers kick off Aug. 27

By QCS staff In prepartation of their season’s opening game Saturday in Mora, the Tucumcari Rattlers scrimaged in their purple versus gold glory. Head couch Couch Dub Smith said the scrimage, held Aug. 12, has been a tradition for the past five years. Not only does it wrap up the two-a-days in a, shall we […]

Local WTAMU student wins public speaking contest

QCS Reports CANYON, Texas — Katy Hipps, a West Texas A&M freshman nursing major from Tucumcari was a finalist at the university’s Best Speaker competition on Dec. 2. The event is sponsored each fall and spring semesters by the speech communication program in the University’s Department of Art, Communication and Theater. Students competing in the […]

Depth could be key to team’s success

By Ryan Lengerich Everyone it seems has an opinion about what the defending state champion Rattlers must do to fill the void left by eight graduated seniors including four starters. “I think most of it’s heart,” Nick Wiegal, junior defensive end, tight end and full back said. “I think there are some freshman who come […]