Clayton blanks Rattlers in District 3 final: Rattlers still have a shot at state tournament

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School baseball team had only one hit against the Clayton Yellow Jackets Wednesday as Clayton won the District Three final at Rattler Field, 1-0. The Rattlers will play at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rattler Field against the winner of the Pecos – Navajo Prep game. Pecos […]

Rattlers to play for district championship

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School baseball team swept two games at Clayton Friday. Now, the Rattlers (12-6) will play the winner of the Santa Rosa- Clayton game during the district tournament Wednesday at Rattler Field. If the Rattlers win, they will be district champions and gain an automatic berth in […]

Rattlers split two with Clayton

William Thompson:Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School baseball team found it slow going in the first game of a doubleheader against Clayton, losing 5-2 at Rattler Field. In the second game the Rattlers had a little more electricity, winning 9-7 in a game called in the sixth inning due to lightning. Game 1 Clayton […]

Rattlers strike first, win 8-5

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers (2-1) survived third and fifth-inning rallies by the San Jon Coyotes (1-1) to win 8-5 Friday at the San Jon Invite. Coach Anthony Alarcon liked the improvement in his team’s hitting. “We’re hitting better throughout the lineup,” Alarcon said. “The bottom of our lineup is hitting […]

Rattler golfers fall short in tournament

QCS staff Five members of the Tucumcari High School golf team played in a tournament Monday at New Mexico Military Institute. The Rattlers failed to hit the tournament¹s target of 322. They shot 338 for the day. Matt Smith shot the team¹s lowest score of 79. Clay Beevers was next with an 83. Nick Wiegel […]

Logan secures spot in state tournement

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Logan Longhorns assured themselves a spot in the state basketball tournament next week by defeating the Monte Del Sol Dragons 68-63 Friday at Albuquerque High School. Logan will play either Temple Baptist tonight at 6:30 p.m. for the regional championship. With the Longhorns up by just three points, […]

Rattlers fall to Springer

By William Thompson Three-point shots gave the Tucumcari Rattlers a slim fourth-quarter lead over the Springer Red Devils on Saturday, but the Red Devils surged ahead to win 66-59. Rattler Matt Braziel, who scored 21 points and hit some three-pointers along the way, shrugged off his three-point shooting. “I’ll remember this loss more than I’ll […]

Rattlers take Cimarron

William Thompson Tucumcari defeated the Cimarron Rams, 66-57, Saturday in a basketball game marked by streaks at the Santa Rosa Invitational. The Rattlers led 8-0 early, but also trailed 10-9. Playing without ailing Nemie Salvador and injured Eric Holt, the Rattlers improved their record to 7-3. Matt Braziel hit several crucial threes and Jeremy Lopez […]

San Jon beats Floyd in tight contest

William Thompson The San Jon High School boys basketball team finished a tournament in Texico Saturday with a 65-64 win over Floyd. The Broncos were hitting threes with abandon but it was a three-pointer by San Jon’s Richard Vasquez at the end of the game that won it for the Coyotes. San Jon opened up […]

Volleyball player wins honor

William Thompson Jamie Jones, a standout basketball and volleyball player for Tucumcari High School, won 2004 all-state honorable mention honors in volleyball for class 2A. The honorable mention status means she was considered to be one of the top dozen middle hitters in the state in her class. Jones, who said she prefers basketball, said […]