Play hurt, pain later

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Mend now and you’ll probably play later. High school students who participate in athletics may experience a sports-related injury in one of their four years before they graduate. However, playing through the pain, and not recognizing how imporant it is to fully heal, may not equal any gains later, […]

San Jon Coyotes playing for Title

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The San Jon Coyotes, Quay County’s only six-man football team, will play in their first state championship game today. The Coyotes (5-2) will play at 1 p.m. today against the New Mexico School for the Deaf at Albuquerque’s Menaul High School. The Coyotes will play state championship match up […]

Playoffs set for Rattlers

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The 4-6 Tucumcari Rattlers will play the 6-3 Dulce Hawks in the first round of the Class 2A state football playoffs. The sixth-seeded Rattlers will host the 11th-seeded Hawks at 7 p.m. Friday. “It’s an advantage to play at home. We don’t have to travel so far and we’ll […]

Rattlers to play Wolverines

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers are set to face the Texico Wolverines. The Rattlers will play their second match up in district play against the Wolverines at 7 p.m. on Friday at Texico. “We have played Texico for many years. They are a good football team. They play great defense and […]

Rattlers pound Mora

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers won their first district game on Friday against Mora 68-0. The Rattlers offense scored 38 unanswered points in the first quarter. Mora’s offense gained only one first down throughout the game. The Rattlers’ junior varsity players took over after the varsity squad took a 38-0 lead. […]

Rattlers blow out Demons, 30-0

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun With last night’s win, the Rattlers can go into district play with confidence and optimism. The Tucumcari Rattlers dominated on both sides of the ball and blanked the Dexter Demons 30-0 Friday night. “We played hard and well,” Tucumcari coach Dub Smith said. “Dexter is a real good football […]

Rattlers lose nailbiter to Portales

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun BLACKWATER DRAW — The Tucumcari Rattlers’ record, if not impressive, is evidenced by a dedication to toughen up. The Rattlers (1-5) have been on the side of defeat often this season, but often to a team of a higher classification. Of Tucumcari’s five losses, one came against one 4A […]

Sept. 27, 2006 Tuck’s Turf

Many golfers and non-golfers enjoyed Saturday evening’s Nite Lite Scramble party. It couldn’t have happened without the help of volunteers Des and Linda Griggs, Sandy Lee, Gary Lee, Randy and Carol Block, Dave Hein, Vicki Frost and all the club members. And I hope I didn’t forget anyone. Nite Lite format For those of you […]

Volleyball update

QCS Staff Logan’s Lady Longhorns had a busy weekend. Logan won against Mosquero in four sets on Thursday night and win against Grady Friday night. Longhorns senior Samantha Sanchez attributed Thursday night’s win to plenty of pre-game workouts. “We have been practicing a lot,” she said. “We worked on our passing and floor work and […]

Rattlers to play Falcons at homecoming

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Quay County Sunup against the 2A Loving Falcons at 7 p.m. on Friday at Tucumcari. “I’m excited and ready to play. It’s homecoming and we are going to win,” said freshman Jon Gonzales. The Rattlers go into Friday night’s game 0-4 after a loss to Albuquerque Academy on Sept.16, […]