Quay 13- and 14-year-olds lose championship to Clovis

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Cameron Mantaro (#9) of Quay County steals second base in the 1st inning of Tuesday evening’s 13- and 14-year-old championship game at Bell Park. Quay County won the first game of the double-elimination final 9-5, but lost the second championship game 31-16.

Rattlers fall short in nailbiter

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by Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers baseball team finished the season as region A/AA champions and narrowly missed continued competition in the play offs. “This was a very tough emotional loss for our team,” said Rattlers Coach Tony Alarcon. “We went into the game pumped up […]

San Jon breaks 11-year mark

By Eric Butler: Feedom Newspapers It took 11 years for the San Jon baseball team to get back to the state tournament and, unfortunately for the Coyotes, it took all of five innings for the trip to be over. In the quarterfinal round of the Class 1A tourney on Wednesday, San Jon (5-12) was clubbed […]

Texico jumps out to 3-1 district record

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers TEXICO — A couple of days ago, the Texico Wolverines looked like they were in some trouble in the District 3-2A race. What a difference a come-from-behind win can make. After losing the opener of a doubleheader at Tucumcari and seeing the second game suspended by lightning on Tuesday, Texico […]

Rattlers split double header, district 1-1

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers started their district run, 1-1, with a tie for first after a double header with the Texico Wolverines. At Wednesday night’s game, the Wolverines hit a three-run home run in the top of the sixth which gave them the lead after the Rattlers tied it in […]

Rattler teams have good first-day showing at tourney

The East Mountain Timberwolves lost to the Rattlers, 12-1, Friday night – the first round of the Tucumcari Invite. Rattler seniors Drew White and Matt Smith had good nights. White hit a home run and had four RBIs and Smith had five strikeouts and two walks. Five other Rattlers recorded an RBI during Fridays game. The […]

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 win baseball opener

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun By Kevin Wilson Quay County Sun It started as a pitcher’s duel, with Tucumcari’s Matt Smith and Floyd’s Kyle Kropf starting off with three scoreless innings each. The next three innings just didn’t hold up for the visiting Broncos. Gabriel Anaya pitched two strong innings to pick up the […]

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 beat Coyotes in back-to-back games

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By William Thompson: QUAY COUNTY SUN The Tucumcari Rattlers won two games at San Jon Tuesday. The Rattlers, (7-5), won the first game 10-6 and the second game 10-7. Game 1 The Coyotes (5-5) started off on the right foot with a three-run first inning. Will McEntire doubled, Jonathan Brashear singled and Danny Shetter singled. […]