Video arcade debuts on Main Street

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Fresh from another galaxy, the 3rd Rock Arcade opened on Monday on Main Street. Inside, against the black background, are the fluorescent neon colors of the moon, planets, stars and space ships that come to life under the black lights. Video game screens flash the latest high scorers and cuts […]

Rattlers to play Albuquerque

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers will travel this weekend to Albuquerque to play the Albuquerque Academy’s Chargers. The 2A Rattlers will play at 2 p.m. on Saturday against the 3A Chargers at the Richard Harper field in Albuquerque. The Rattlers go into Saturday’s game 0 -3 after a loss to the […]

Molinas enjoys last run

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Krystal Molinas has been on the Rattlers’ side and sidelines for half a decade. Molinas is the head team manager for the Rattlers varsity and junior varsity football teams. Molinas got her start as manager of the Rattlers during her sophomore year in 2001 when her brother A.J. Molinas […]

Upcoming volley ball games

Several area volleyball teams will have matches this week The House Cowgirls are 2-2. Their next game is 4 p.m. today at Santa Rosa. The Logan Longhorns are 1-2. Their next game is 4 p.m. Thursday at home against Ft. Sumner. The Tucumcari Rattlers are 3-2. Their next game is 2:30 p.m. Friday against Roy […]

Former Rattler plays Pistol Pete

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A couple of years ago, the cowboy with twirling six-shooters, who’d been the Aggies’ mascot for 40 years, suddenly disappeared. A foam-head replacement called Lasso Larry just didn’t seem able to fill Pistol Pete’s capacious boots. Fans at NMSU’s games felt a sense of loss, there was mourning among […]

Rattlers film-meister


By Thomas Garcia Charlie Wilson has long been known as the man behind the camera at the Rattler football games. Wilson has been recording the games for the Tucumcari Rattlers football program for the past 19 years. The films are used by the team to study and find their and their opponents strengths and weaknesses. […]

The medal doesn’t make the champion

By Debra Whittington: QCS Religion Columnist “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus”. Philippians 3:13-14 Every […]

Big fan at the EPAC basketball tourney


Kambry Burns, 2 of Logan, cheers on the Logan girls during an EPAC Tournament match-up between the Logan Lady Longhorns and the Grady Lady Bronchos on Thursday in San Jon. SCOREBOARD – EPAC results as of Thursday Prep EPAC Tournament Boys Tuesday’s games At San Jon Game 3: San Jon 56, Floyd 45 Game 4: […]

12/24 Game time

GAMETIME Tucumcari Tucumcari Rattlers and Lady Rattlers Basketball No games until January. Tucumcari Middle School Basketball No games until January. San Jon San Jon Coyotes and Lady Coyotes Basketball No games until January. Logan Logan Longhorns and Lady Longhorns Basketball Dec. 29, 3 p.m. — Clayton, JVG, JVB, VG, VB, home Dec. 30, 3 p.m. […]

Rattler senior said he sees his best year yet


By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari senior and Rattler footballer Eric Holt said there is no sport he wouldn’t play. Except perhaps tennis. “It’s boring just hitting the ball over a net with a racket,” he said. This guy said he needs more excitement, which is why he loves football. Holt said he is especially enjoying […]