Ministry of H.O.P.E. feels economic strain

By QCS Staff Economic turmoil often hits the poor the hardest. “It’s affected us all,” said Paula McAfee who manages the Ministry of HOPE, which provides assistance to those who are in crisis.And providing food for those in crisis has become more expensive, she said. “Gas prices are going down, and groceries hopefully will come […]

Q&A: With Rattlers hard hitting defensive tackle

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Defense. That is what the Rattlers will need to stop Santa Rosa’s explosive rushing offense on Friday night. One of the hard hitters on the Rattlers line is defensive tackle senior Joseph Quintana. Here’s how Quintana looks at the defensive tackle’s job. Question: Did you start out playing on […]

Rattlers split with Estancia

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattler baseball team opened its season with a 13-3 win over Estancia at home Tuesday but came up short in the second game of a doubleheader, losing 5-3. Game 1 Rattle Coach Anthony Alarcon was all smiles after his team exploded for six runs in the fifth inning to […]

Rattlers sweep Yellow Jackets

William Thompson The Tucumcari varsity baseball team won two games at Clayton Tuesday. The Rattlers beat the Yellow jackets 5-1 in the first game and 4-3 in the second game. Game One Matt Braziel pitched even better against Clayton than he had against Estancia earlier in the season. He allowed only one earned run the […]

Tucumcari drops two to Estancia

William Thompson A tough Estancia varsity baseball team scored 17 runs on the Rattlers in the first game of a doubleheader Monday, and then had a battle on their hands in the second game which went eight innings. Rattler Coach Mike Russell said he would like to forget the first game, but was extremely pleased […]

Locals stumble in tourney

William Thompson Tucumcari vs. Estancia The Rattlers’ baseball team lost 15-4 to the Bears of Estancia, ending the Rattlers’ hopes of winning their home tournament. Estancia had 18 hits for the game and Rattler Coach Mike Russell said he might know why. “It looked like the Estancia batters were reading our pitchers’ mail,” said Russell. […]

Rattlers begin with win, Logan, San Jon lose

William Thompson Michael Baca came through with a clutch inside-the-park homer in the bottom of the sixth inning Friday afternoon to put Tucumcari in a semi-final game against Estancia in the Route 66 Tournament on Saturday. Rattler coach Mike Russell had praise for Baca. “Michael Baca is one guy who can generate scoring,” he said. […]