Seven Rattlers named to 2A football squad

By Quay County Sun Staff Seven Tucumcari Rattlers football players have been selected for the New Mexico 2A All-State team. The selection for the All-State team is honorary and no actual football game is played by the athletes. “I am very proud of these young men,” said coach Dub Smith. “They are very deserving of […]

Coach aids hoops teams

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers had the opportunity to train Thursday with a former NBA player development coach and a current assistant coach for the Lobos. Scott Peterson was an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs in the 2002-003 season in which the Spurs won the NBA title. Peterson worked […]

Rattlers begin basketball practice

By QCS staff Monday was the first night for Tucumcari High boys and girls basketball teams. Coach John Span laid out the game plan for potential junior varsity and varsity teams. Players, he said, were expected to be at practice, be committed to the practices and team and to sign a contract formalizing that commitment. […]

Santa Rosa pulls upset over Lady Rattlers

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Lady Rattlers volleyball season ended in a five-set nailbiter at the Snake Pit. Lady Rattlers lost to rival Santa Rosa Lady Lions, 15-17 in the final set. The score remained tied and no one team took an outstanding lead – until the last play. A kill from Rattler […]

Football team honored

BY QCS Staff QCS Staff On Monday, the parents the Tucumcari Middle School Football Team honored them for their 7-0 season at the Tucumcari Elementary School Cafeteria. Master of Ceremony was James McElroy. He welcomed all the players, friends, and family members to the banquet. After the players and managers were introduced they were given […]

08-16-2006:Tuck’s Turf

It was a great weekend for the Elks Cerebral Palsy Scramble. Forty-nine players players helped the Elks CP to donate $500 to this worthwhile cause. Results of the 2006 Elks Cerebral Palsy Scramble Flight Winners A Flight First team: Vickie Frost, Nate Utero, John Frost and Roger Bowe, 12-under-par Second team: Annette Hoosier, Sharon Cardwell, […]

Rattlers have successful scrimmage

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun You could hear the hit from the sidelines as the helmet and pads collided. There was silence from the sidelines for only a moment. Then came the loud cheers from the players and the coaches as Casey Romero made a defensive stop late in the Rattlers first scrimmage. The […]

Rattlers kick off football practice

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari football coach Dub Smith laid down the rules and outlined expectations Monday during the team’s first day of practice. Smith told the players how important it was for them to have the right attitude, to listen to the coaches and senior leaders, and to be loyal to the […]

Logan Longhorns prepare for 8-man team

by Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Logan Longhorns are preparing for a new season of football in a new eight-man league. The league was initiated by the New Mexico Activities Association following a recommendation from a committee that discussed the new league with several schools. “Some smaller schools were concerned about the unlevel playing […]

May 10, 2006 Tuck’s Turf

Tournament results Here are the results from the Mills-Strebeck Partnership Tournament held last weekend. Many thanks go out for the players, sponsors, volunteers and high school golf team players for making the 2006 tournament a great affair. First: Trever Mitchell, Travis Street, Gary Kibbe, team score Minus-22 Second: Ted Woolridge, A.C. Chavarria, Shannon Freedle, team […]