Volleyball: Clayton wins in four games

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers lost to the Clayton Lady Yellow Jackets on Thursday night and start the district playoffs next week. Despite the loss (16-25, 23-25, 25-18 and 16-25) the Lady Rattlers played well. Seniors Cori Wilson and T’Shawna Span had several great blocks and aces throughout the game. […]

Rattlers set to take on Dexter

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun After a close loss to Class 3A Portales, the Tucumcari Rattlers will face the Dexter Demons, a 2A school, on Friday night. Until now, the Rattler’s tough schedule has pitted them against larger 3 and 4A schools. Coach Dub S mith said, “We’ve played against a lot of larger […]

Rattlers set to face Rams

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The 2A Rattlers will face off against the 3A Rams at 7 p.m. Friday night in Portales. Both teams have one win coming into Friday, but the Rattlers are coming off of a win. Tucumcari held visiting Loving to three first downs, while managing 22 first downs on offense […]

Rattlers get set for Thursday showdown

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The free-throw line is 15 feet from the basket. That’s 5 yards without a defender in your face. It’s 180 inches separating the shooter from one point on the scoreboard. The math was even simpler Monday afternoon, when Rattler basketball coach John Span said free throws were the determining […]

The many meanings of a boisterous bark

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor There’s nothing as pleasing to the ear as a baby’s first words (unless, of course, it’s the sound of coffee being brewed). Some children murmur “mama.” Others puff plosives with “papa.” My first word was “hotdog.” Our eight-week old puppy Lulu found the joy of her voice just this […]

10/1 Game times and scores

Tucumcari Tucumcari Rattlers Varsity Football Aug. 27 — Win over Mora, away, 61-0 Sept. 2 — Win over Crownpoint, home, 62-6 Sept. 9 — Win over Estancia, home, 57-6 Sept. 16 — Win over Raton, away, 33-0 Sept. 23 — Win over Loving, away Friday, 7 p.m. — Dexter (homecoming) Oct. 14, 7 p.m. — […]

9/24 Game time

Tucumcari Tucumcari Rattlers Varsity Football Aug. 27 — Win over Mora, away, 61-0 Sept. 2 — Win over Crownpoint, home, 62-6 Sept. 9 — Win over Estancia, home, 57-6 Sept. 16 — Win over Raton, away, 33-0 Friday, 7 p.m. — Texico, home Oct. 7, 7 p.m. — Dexter (homecoming) Tucumcari Rattlers Junior Varsity Football […]

New Mexico awarded grant for suicide prevention

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS With New Mexico’s suicide rate nearly double that of the United States as a whole, counselors and legislators have been seeking ways to help. Nationwide, about 10 people out of every 100,000 kill themselves each year, according to the National Center for Health Statistics; in New Mexico, the tally is 18 […]

9/17 Game times and scores

Tucumcari Tucumcari Rattlers Varsity Football Aug. 27 — Win over Mora, away, 61-0 Sept. 2 — Win over Crownpoint, home, 62-6 Sept. 9 — Win over Estancia, home, 57-6 Friday, 7 p.m. — Loving, away Sept. 30, 7 p.m. — Texico, home Oct. 7, 7 p.m. — Dexter (homecoming) Tucumcari Rattlers Junior Varsity Football Sept. […]

9/10 Game time

Game Time/10 Tucumcari Tucumcari Rattlers Varsity Football Aug. 27 — Win over Mora, away, 61-0 Sept. 2 — Win over Crownpoint, home, 62-6 Friday, 7 p.m.— Raton, away Sept. 23, 7 p.m. — Loving, away Sept. 30, 7 p.m. — Texico (homecoming) Tucumcari Rattlers Junior Varsity Football Today, 11 a.m. — Estancia, away Sept. 17, […]