Rattlers fall to Wolverines

By WIlliam Thompson: Quay County Sun The Texico Wolverines led from beginning to the end as they cruised to a 58-44 victory at home against Tucumcari. The Wolverines signaled their intentions early by taking a 6-0 lead off two three-pointers in a row. Texico went on several big runs during the game. The Rattlers had […]

Three Rattlers named All State

By William Thompson Tucumcari High School football players Justin Garcia, Eric Holt and Chris McCasland were recently named to the Class 2A 2004 All-State Team. Garcia was selected to the first team as a center. Holt was selected to the first team as a running back and McCasland was named first-team defensive back. McCasland was […]

Fort Sumner free throws sink Rattlers

By William Thompson Free throws down the stretch made the difference for the Fort Sumner Foxes as they slipped past Tucumcari, 57-54, on Thursday at Tucumcari High School. It was the third time the teams have met this season. Fort Sumner won the first game, then Tucumcari evened the series in double overtime in December. […]

Rattlers take Cimarron

William Thompson Tucumcari defeated the Cimarron Rams, 66-57, Saturday in a basketball game marked by streaks at the Santa Rosa Invitational. The Rattlers led 8-0 early, but also trailed 10-9. Playing without ailing Nemie Salvador and injured Eric Holt, the Rattlers improved their record to 7-3. Matt Braziel hit several crucial threes and Jeremy Lopez […]

Rattlers Outlast Monte Del Sol

William Thompson In a tightly contested game, the Tucumcari Rattlers got their biggest lead of the game late in the fourth quarter to win 57-48 against Monte Del Sol in Santa Rosa.. The Dragons led at the beginning of the final period 38-37. The Rattlers relied on three-point shooting, hitting ten three pointers in the […]

Longhorns take Rattlers 73-55

William Thompson The Logan High School boys basketball team beat Tucumcari 73-55 Saturday. The Rattlers stayed close most of the way, but the Longhorns gradually pulled away late in the game. Rattler Coach John Span said it was a battle of two evenly-matched teams. “Logan got a lot of breaks, but they created the breaks,” […]

Juanita McCasland

Juanita McCasland Juanita McCasland, 83, died in Durango, Colo. Monday, Nov. 29, 2004. Juanita McCasland was born Feb. 8, 1921 in Eastland, Texas. She was a member of the Center Street United Methodist Church of Tucumcari. For many years she was a teller at the First National Bank, now Wells Fargo Bank of Tucumcari. She […]

Rattlers fall to Yellowjackets, 38-19

William Thompson The Clayton Yellowjackets had a big second half to defeat the Tucumcari Rattlers 38-19 at Rattler Stadium Friday night. Rattler quarterback Chris McCasland went down in the first half with an apparent rib injury and did not return to the field for the second half. Rattler Head Coach Dub Smith did not mention […]

County officially out of trash business

TV Hagenah In a 15 minute meeting Thursday, the Quay County Commissioners made it official – the Quay County Government is no longer in the trash hauling business. Following a brief discussion commissioners Jeff Lewalling and Franklin McCasland voted to officially repeal Solid Waste Ordinance 34 which years before had put the Quay County Government […]

Rattlers fall to NMMI

William Thompson The New Mexico Military Institute football team scored two quick touchdowns to open the second half as they put away the Tucumcari Rattlers 58-36 at Tucumcari’s homecoming. Rattler Coach Dub Smith remained optimistic about his team after the game. “Our kids did not quit,” said Smith. “We were a little overmatched tonight because […]