Rattlers fast pace not enough

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers remained positive despite another district loss on Friday night. The Tucumcari Rattlers lost 71-55 and the Lady Rattlers fell 55-33 to the Clayton Yellowjackets. Both Rattlers teams played fierce and kept up with the Yellowjackets through the first three periods. But by the fourth, the Rattlers were […]

High school basketball roundup

Texico sweeps THS Junior Casey Crist went 7-for-7 from the free throw line and scored a career-best 21 points to help Texico clinch a tie for the District 6-2A regular-season title with a 68-41 win over visiting Tucumcari. Junior Daniel Schueler added 19 points for the Wolverines (21-3, 5-0), who built a 20-point lead late […]

Lions hold Rattlers without district win; Logan Longhorns take two

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers can- not seem to get over district hump. With four straight losses since the beginning of their district play, the Rattlers are still in search of a mark in the winning column after Friday night’s losses Girls The Lady Rattlers faded fast during Friday night’s 61-22 […]

Rattler wresters take first in two classes

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers wrestling team came away with twin champions. Brian Lopez won 1st place in the 215 pound class and Raymond Jimenez took first place in the 103 pound class at the Sierra Blanca Invite at Ruidoso. The Rattlers finished in sixth place with 101 points “I won my […]

Clayton Yellow Jackets overtake Rattlers

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers district record dropped to 0-3 Tuesday night after the Lady Rattlers fell 51-28 and the Rattlers lost 89-70 to the Clayton Yellow Jackets. Boys The Yellow Jackets had the Rattlers seeing threes as they made 14 3-pointers during Tuesday night’s 89-70 win. Going into half-time with a […]

Logan Longhorns take two from San Jon

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Logan Longhorns came from behind to beat the San Jon Coyotes Thursday night at Logan. “San Jon is a great team,” said Logan coach Billy Burns. “We know if we play them again, it’s going to be another close game. They have a lot of great players like […]

Rattlers fall short in district squeaker

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers are 0-2 after another district game that was a squeaker on Friday night. The Tucumcari Rattlers fell short of the Texico Wolverines 50-47 and the Lady Wolverines overtook the Tucumcari Rattlers 59-18. In the boys game, it was a exciting final period as both teams were unwilling […]

Rattlers fall prey to Santa Rosa Lions

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers start off district play down one, with dual losses in the Lion’s Den. The Lady Rattlers lost 66-35 to the Lady Lions and the Rattlers fell 78-53 to the Lions Tuesday night at Santa Rosa. The Lady Lions were never challenged after a 16-2 first period and […]

Rattlers split homecoming wins

By QCS Staff The Tucumcari Rattlers won 75-62 against the Floyd Broncos and the Lady Rattlers fell 57-39 to the Lady Broncos Friday night at their basketball homecoming in Tucumcari. The Rattlers drive and pace was key in Friday night’s 75-62 homecoming victory. They managed to maintain almost a 19 point lead through the first […]

Longhorns outplay Coyote squads

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Logan Longhorns took a double dip on district wins Thursday night against the San Jon Coyotes. Girls The Lady Longhorns trampled the Lady Coyotes 60-31. While the Longhorns battled to the end for a 63-57 win over the Coyotes. “I feel good about how we played tonight. It […]