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 […]

Jeremy Lopez will play for South

QCS staff QCS Staff Jeremy Lopez, 17, will be playing for the South at the All Stars basketball match between the North and South next week in Albuquerque. A 2006 graduate of Tucumcari High School, he played shooting and point guard for the Rattlers, and was instrumental in helping get the team to state, the […]

Pausing for all creatures small

I Aggie, am going to visit with you this week because the slave is sitting in the backyard enjoying the cool weather and doesn’t have the time to do any thinking, much less any writing. Actually, both of us have been outside a lot during this pleasant weather and have really enjoyed playing games without […]

Anaya set for North-South baseball game

QCS Staff Gabriel Anaya isn’t sure if he’s going to be playing baseball in a few months, but it’s certainly a part of his immediate future. Anaya, who graduated from Tucumcari High School earlier this month, was the only senior on the Rattler baseball squad. Likewise, he’s the only representative in this weekend’s North-South All-Star […]

Rattler senior said he sees his best year yet

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari senior and Rattler footballer Eric Holt said there is no sport he wouldn’t play. Except perhaps tennis. “It’s boring just hitting the ball over a net with a racket,” he said. This guy said he needs more excitement, which is why he loves football. Holt said he is especially enjoying […]

Golfers heading to state

Five Tucumcari High School golfers will play in the state golf tournament May 10-11 at Riverside Golf Course near Farmington. Nick Wiegel, Brian Lopez, Aaron Peacock, Matt Smith and Larry Roybal qualified at a tournament in Clovis last week. This past Monday, the golfers prepared for the state competition by playing in the district tournament […]

House retains class “A” status

William Thompson Superintendent of House Schools, Arthur Brokenbek, PhD., said he is happy that House High School’s athletic teams will be staying in Class A. “We don’t have a big enough student body to compete in class AA, “ said Brokenbek. “Our teams will be more competitive in class A.” According to Brokenbek, he received […]

Letter to the editor: No level playing field

I’m a long ago Tucumcari resident who checks out the Quay County Sun on line. I offer a strong second to your opinion about teams getting a home field advantage for the state championship game. It is unfair and guarantees there is not a level playing field. Arizona has it right. Semi-final and championship games […]

Local teens to compete at national tournament

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By Angela Peacock Three Tucumcari teens will make a two-day Greyhound bus trip to South Carolina, but not for vacation — for basketball. Tim Roybal, Feliman Chavez and Justin Galvin qualified to play at the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball All-World Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Friday and Saturday, after taking first place during Tucumcari’s annual […]

Rattlers to play season’s first road game

By Ryan Lengerich For the Rattlers, Friday’s opponent nearly upset the No. 1 ranked Class 3A team in the state last week. But they didn’t — and remain without a win this season. The Rattlers (3-0) will face the Raton Tigers (0-3) at 7 p.m. Friday in the team’s first road test of the 2003 […]