Huskies knock Rattlers out of tournament

QCS Staff ALBUQUERQUE — Xavier Blount and Zach Spangler scored 16 points each, and top-ranked Hope Christian pulled away in the fourth to hold off eighth-seeded Tucumcari 62-47 in Wednesday’s Class 2A state quarterfinal game at Cibola High School. The Huskies (25-5) face the winner of Wednesday’s other quarterfinal at Cibola between No. 4 Navajo […]

Longhorns advance to regional championship

By Eric Butler: QCS Correspondent LOGAN — Sometimes it takes only a minute for a dream of reaching the state tournament to vanish. The Melrose Buffaloes held a lead for most of the first half in a Region A playoff game at Logan on Thursday. But the host Longhorns used a 7-0 spurt at the […]

Rattlers survive in double overtime

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun When his more heralded teammates couldn’t help him, Jeremy Lopez helped himself and kept Tucumcari in control of its district destiny. Lopez scored on a spinning layup with 9.3 seconds left in overtime, then played a role in both of Tucumcari’s baskets in the second extra session as the […]

Lady Rattlers face trio of losses

The Lady Rattlers varsity had a tough week with three losses. They visited Floyd on Jan. 27 to battle in a non-district ball game where the Lady Broncos prevailed with a 51-46 win. Starting out fast, the Lady Rattlers held a 14-2 lead at the end of the first period. In the second period the […]

Rattlers win fifth in a row

By Albert Trujillo: QCS Drew White again leads the Rattlers to their fifth win in a row with 27 points against the Floyd Broncos and final score of 63-56. Starting out slow and down 17-12 at the end of the first quarter. The Rattlers were able cut the Bronco lead to 21-19 at intermission. Second […]

Rattlers varsity boys strike Bears

By Albert Trujillo: QCS The Tucumcari Rattlers traveled to Estancia on Saturday afternoon and defeated the Bears, 65-44. Estancia held a 13-12 point lead at the end of the first quarter. At intermission, the Rattlers led 25-23. After the break, the Rattlers picked up the tempo of the game and began to tear down the […]

Rattlers host Clayton

By Albert Trujillo: QCS Junior Varsity action started the action in the “Snake Pit” against Clayton on Friday where the Clayton girls led after the first quarter 11-10. The Jackettes’ pressure forced the Lady rattlers to numerous turnovers which caused the Lady Rattlers to fall behind 37-12 at intermission. In the third quarter the Lady […]

Rattlers rake in first district win

By Albert Trujillo: QCS In the second district game of the season on Tuesday, the Rattlers and Lady Rattlers visited Texico. Junior varsity boys and girls were first on the slate. In the JV boys game the Wolverines defeated the Rattlers by a score of Texico 55 and Tucumcari 40. Leading the Wolverines past the […]

Ventilation for frustration

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor Volcanoes don’t spew fire, tsunamis don’t drown nations and earthquakes don’t wreck tall buildings in San Francisco due to some logical, scientific explanation that usually involves tectonic plates. The earth does these things because it’s frustrated. Years of misuse, abuse and potholes on East Rankin lead our dear planet […]

Rattlers beat Tigers, remain undefeated

By Paul Lyon: QCS staff The Tucumcari Rattlers prevailed in a battle of unbeatens on Friday, trouncing Raton, 33-0. Tucumcari is 4-0. Raton is 3-1. The shutout was the Rattlers’ second of the season. They’ve not allowed more than one touchdown in a game this season. Eric Holt and D.J. Martinez paced an impressive ground […]