Logan youth hailed as hero

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Evangelina Castro was presented a National Youth Hero award for her bravery from the National American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Monday night. Castro was presented the award by Logan Ladies Auxiliary president Jessica Knight at a surprise ceremony at the American Legion Bingo Hall in Logan. Castro was also presented […]

Hail storm covers Tucumcari

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Thunder, lighting and a feisty spell of hail hit the Tucumcari area between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Friday. Fluctuations in power flickered lights in homes and businesses. Tucumcari Police officers directed traffic at Highway 54 and Route 66 because the signal lights were out. Hail was about […]

Rattlers place two teams in top 10 at won baseball invite

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers finished second and seventh and two players were chosen as All Tournament Saturday at their 2007 baseball invite. Rattlers Jakus Martinez was chosen as All tournament for the junior varsity and Drew white was chosen as All Tournament Varsity. The Tucumcari Rattlers varsity team finished in second […]

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 […]

April 8, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Thursday • At 9:33 a.m., a female reported harassment. An officer advised her to fil• out a statement regarding a man she said was harassing her. • At 11:24 a.m., a male reported an […]

Rattlers split doubleheader

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun There is no doubt the Tucumcari Rattler baseball squad can hit the ball. The big question is whether it can do it consistently. The offense was explosive at times, and quiet at others, as the visiting Santa Rosa Lions survived a 17-5 drubbing in the opener and claimed a […]

Rattler bats heat up

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun SAN JON — In retrospect, snow might have been the best thing to happen to the Tucumcari High School baseball team. Snow forced the Rattlers to work primarily on hitting Wednesday, and the Rattler bats heated up when the weather did in time for the San Jon Invitational. Tucumcari […]

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 lose to Wildcats

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers lost 12-2 to the Tularosa Wildcats on Monday in the first round of the Class 2A state baseball tournament at La Cueva High School in Albuquerque. The loss ended the Rattlers’ season at 13-8. Tularosa’s Nash Kowatch hit a three-run homer in the third inning that […]

Rattlers go to state

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School baseball team (13-7) faces the Tularosa Wildcats (16-5) at 1 p.m. Monday in the first round of the state tournament at La Cueva High School in Albuquerque. The two teams have a couple of shared opponents in Estancia and Lordsburg. The Rattlers lost to Lordsburg […]