Rattlers take a twin win from San Jon

1168423671-SimpsonWeb.jpg

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers took a sweep from the San Jon Coyotes. The Lady Rattlers beat the Lady Coyotes 40-25 and the Rattlers upset the Coyotes 67-61 Tuesday night at San Jon. The girls took to the hardwood first with the Lady Coyotes fresh off the EPAC tournament in Texico. […]

Rattlers pull split at home

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers improved to 1-2 after a 75-63 win over the Fort Sumner Foxes Tuesday night. “We did very well tonight. We worked on keeping scoring opportunities down and making sure we picked up every one through their transition,” said Coach John Span. “We play two games this […]

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 […]

Logan loses pair, San Jon splits

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Logan Longhorns, both girls and boys varsity teams, lost to the to the Des Moines Demons Tuesday night. Both teams had foul trouble throughout the first half, even though the scores stayed close. The Lady Longhorns lost to the Lady Demons 54-58. The Lady Demons took advantage of […]

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 […]

Rattlers return to state

1141485340-3-4-rattler-hoops-web.jpg

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun SANTA ROSA — The question was nearly enough to make Andrez Apodaca spit out his post-game fruit drink. How did Apodaca feel knowing the last time a Tucumcari boys team reached the state basketball tournament in March of 1990, he was still four months away from being born? The […]

Obesity big concern in New Mexico

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Obesity is huge in New Mexico — and it’s growing, according to the state’s Department of Health. Statistics state more than 20 percent of all adults in the Land of Enchantment can be classified as obese, up from less than 10 percent in 1990. Those who are overweight constitute about 30 […]

Rattlers thrown by the Lions

1129956306-rattler-cover.jpg

It’s tricky business figuring out the Santa Rosa misdirection offense. For Tucumcari on Friday night, shutting down the Lions took a full half to do. And that was enough for Santa Rosa (8-0, 1-0 in 2-2A) to pad a 28-7 lead over the host Rattlers en route to a big district victory. In a battle […]

Logan Longhorns win district, advance in finals

1109417778-longhorns.jpg

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Logan Longhorns took care of business Friday night as they beat the Grady Bronchos 70-55 at home to win district four and the right to play the district two runner-up in Albuquerque next Friday. Longhorn seniors Wes James and J.D. Estrada led the way. James hit a couple […]

Coyotes beat House, Lady Coyotes fall

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The San Jon High School boys basketball team defeated the House Cowboys on Thursday, 71-63 while the San Jon girls lost to the Cowgirls 60-24. Boys Despite a 38-point scoring effort by House’s Nathan Foust, the Coyotes of San Jon won in overtime by eight points Thursday. San Jon […]