Rattlers hoping to pull upset

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun After their recent win against Dulce, the Tucumcari Rattlers are preparing to meet Capitan on Friday in quarterfinals of the 2A state playoffs. “The people that come and watch are going to be in for one exciting match up,” Rattlers coach Dub Smith said. “We feel this game is […]

Junior High Rattlers earned another win in Clayton

The Junior High Rattlers earned another win in Clayton. The Rattlers won 38-8 against the Clayton Yellowjackets on Thursday night once the team turned on its defensive action. “The defense is the heart of the team,” Coach Eddie Encinias said. The Rattlers were trailing 8-0 in the first quarter. But the defense rallied and did […]

Junior High Rattlers beat Foxes

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The junior high Tucumcari Rattlers beat the Fort Sumner Foxes 34-16 Saturday night at Fort Sumner. Coach Eddie Encinias said, “Fort Sumner was our toughest game so far. They played some ninth graders and came out hitting hard. They hit us harder than Texico I feel.” In Saturday’s game, Rattlers […]

Rattlers hope for win on the road

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers have a road test today against Albuquerque Academy’s Chargers. The 2A Rattlers will play at 2 p.m. on Saturday against the Class 3A Chargers at the Richard Harper field in Albuquerque. The Rattlers go into Saturday’s game 0-3 after a loss to the Estancia Bears in […]

Notable Notes

Police set to employ saturation patrols The Tucumcari Police Department will be conducting saturation patrols from now through Aug. 31 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. During this time, officers will be out enforcing DWI laws. Riddle set to compete in AQHYA championship Vatlie Riddle is among 2,000 youths participating in the Ford American Quarter […]

County 4-H Results

Livestock Judging Novice 1. Randall Rush 2. Savannah Thompson 3. Hannah Rogers 4.   Trace Rogers 5.   Kyeli Stowe Junior 1. Chase Thompson 2. Richard Rush 3. Bethany Bishop Senior 1. Lisa Mitchell Favorite Food Show Novice 1. Jordan Runyan Poetry Novice 1. Jordan Runyan Junior 1. Daniel Hight Senior 1. Carmen Runyan 2. […]

2/11 Notable notes

Annual writer’s seminar The Amarillo chapter of the Inspirational Writers Alive annual seminar will be held on April 22. Registration is at 8 a.m. at Kingwood United Methodist Church, 4801 S. Austin in Amarillo, according to a release from the organization. A preview meet-the-speakers dinner will be held at the same location on April 21. […]

2/4 Junior varsity scoreboard

Junior varsity scoreboard Jan. 27: Tucumcari girls beat Floyd 49-46 Jan. 31: Tucumcari girls defeated by Santa Rosa 64-41 Feb. 2: Tucumcari girls defeated by Floyd 41-36 Feb. 3: Tucumcari boys defeated by Estancia 47-46.

Cowboy hats were made for…everything

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist When I’m in the airport, I always wave at a cowboy hat — a real cowboy hat. Somehow you can spot ’em. They inevitably turn out to be some bull rider on the way to a rodeo, a state cattlemen’s association representative on the way to Washington, D.C., or a […]

June 29 District 4-H results

Fifteen Quay County 4-Hers, 9 to 11, ventured to Hobbs last week to compete in the District 4-H contests. Here are results provided by Brenda Bishop of the New Mexico State University county extension service in Tucumcari: • 1st place in Novice Home Economics Bowl Team with members Bethany Bishop, Sid Truelock, Jordan Runyan, and […]