Rattlers take 7th at Melrose Tournament

The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers finished seventh in the Melrose Tournament. The Lady Rattlers played the San Jon Lady Coyotes and lost in five sets during the final match Saturday at Melrose. “The team improved and got a lot of quality experience from the tournament,” said Lady Rattlers coach Tony Alarcon. “The matches were not dominated […]

Rattlers to meet Dexter

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Two Quay County teams, Tucumcari and House, hope to upset the undefeated on Friday. The 4-2 Tucumcari Rattlers’ next effort is to deal the 6-0 Dexter Demons their first lost of the season. “Dexter will probably be ranked No. 1 in 2A football when they come here to play […]

San Jon Lady Coyotes sweep Lady Rattlers

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The 2A Tucumcari Lady Rattlers lost in three to the 1A San Jon Lady Coyotes Thursday night. It was the first win of the season for the Lady Coyotes with a sweep against the Lady Rattlers. The Lady Coyotes took the matches 25-17, 25-17 and 25-20. The Lady Coyotes […]

Rattlers going for second win against Lobos

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The 2A Tucumcari Rattlers head south Friday to play the 3A Chaparral Lobos at Anthony. Chapparal’s stadium is under renovations, so the game will be played at 7 p.m., at the Gadsden high school in Anthony. “It’s going to be a long trip down there but I told the […]

Rattlers ready to tackle Estancia at home

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Tucumcari plans to concentrate on better football handling and play execution against Estancia on Friday, said Rattler Coach Dub Smith. “If we play our brand of football, we will win our first home game of the season Friday night,” Smith said. Estancia’s Bears, […]

Rattlers optimistic after defeat by St. Mike’s

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The 2A Tucumcari Rattlers are set to face the 4A Espanola Valley Sundevils. The Rattlers had a rocky start to the season with a 40-7 loss to the 3A St. Michael’s Horseman Saturday. “We made some mistakes against St. Mike’s but we are already working on fixing those mistakes,” […]

Rattlers ready for St. Mike’s

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun With a new look, the Tucumcari Rattlers are traveling today to Santa Fe to play Saint Michael’s. This week the Rattlers were issued new home and away uniforms from the school. The uniforms have slight but distinctive differences. “The team is starting a new season with a new look […]

Thursday: Match play for volleyball teams

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The Lady Rattlers, Lady Coyotes and Lady Longhorns volleyball teams will each be on the court Thursday. l The Lady Rattlers will play the Elida Tigers at 4:30 p.m. at Tucumcari. l The Lady Coyotes will play the Dora Coyotes at 4:30 p.m. at San Jon. l The Lady Longhorns will play the Melrose Buffalos […]

Rattlers ready to tough it out with St. Mike’s

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Three Quay County football teams are ready for some action. Tucumcari The 2A Tucumcari Rattlers will travel to Santa Fe Saturday to face the 3A Saint Michael’s Horsemen. The Rattlers hosted the Horsemen last year and were upset 41-14 but 10 of St. Mike’s starters during that game were […]

THS wins first game vs. Texico

By QCS Staff The Rattlers won the first game of the varsity double header 10-5 against Texico on Monday. The second game, with the Rattlers on top, 4-2, was called because of lightning. It will resume at 5 p.m. today at the bottom of the second inning. “Our defense improved greatly, along with key hits,” […]