Rattler boys rout House, girls drop nailbiter

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun It was a night of contrasts Tuesday night at the Snake Pit at Tucumcari. The Lady Rattlers lost 41-39 in the closing seconds of the game, while the Rattlers won 70-34. The Lady Rattlers missed four free throws. The Cowgirls missed 14 free throws. The House Cowgirls started Tuesday [...]

Springer takes twin win from Rattlers

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers dropped two to the Springer Red Devils Friday night at the Snake Pit in Tucumcari. “We need to play defense with our feet and not with our hands,” said Tucumcari girls coach Wayne Ferguson. “We got into foul trouble and that sent their players to the [...]

Rattlers take a twin win from San Jon

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers took a sweep from the San Jon Coyotes. The Lady Rattlers beat the Lady Coyotes 40-25 and the Rattlers upset the Coyotes 67-61 Tuesday night at San Jon. The girls took to the hardwood first with the Lady Coyotes fresh off the EPAC tournament in Texico. [...]

Title hopes end in semifinals

By Eric Butler, FNNM Correspondent A pair of Quay County teams advanced into the semifinal round of the annual EPAC tournament this week as the House girls and San Jon boys each navigated their way through preliminary games. But hopes of further Eastern Plains glory went away Friday night in games played at the Texico [...]

Rattlers, Cowgirls take third in Route 66

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Elida Tigers swept Tucumcari Rattlers Route 66 Classic basketball tournament taking first place in the boys and girls brackets. “We really enjoyed this tournament and hope they invite us again next year,” said House coach Aprile Lee. “This gave our girls a great opportunity to play against some [...]

Elida overtakes San Jon

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Quay County teams are reeling after encountering the Elida Tigers. The San Jon Coyotes dropped to 2-4 after they fell prey to the Tigers Friday night. And, several weeks ago Elida beat the Rattlers 49-64 on Nov. 28 in Tucumcari. “This is the first time we have played the [...]

Rattlers pull split at home

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers improved to 1-2 after a 75-63 win over the Fort Sumner Foxes Tuesday night. “We did very well tonight. We worked on keeping scoring opportunities down and making sure we picked up every one through their transition,” said Coach John Span. “We play two games this [...]

Rattlers drop to 0-2 mark

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers moved to 0-2 after a 58-76 loss to the Estancia Bears Thursday night at Tucumcari. The Rattlers trailed the Tigers early in the first period 12-20. Rattlers center Drew White scored all 12 of the first period points for the Rattlers. In the second period the [...]

Rattlers drop two at season’s tipoff

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers fell prey to the Elida Tigers, 49-64, Tuesday night at Tucumcari. “We need to work on conditioning. I told the guys we have a few kinks we need to work out. It’s only the beginning of the season and we are going to be all right,” said [...]

Rattler season ends in Lordsburg

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers closed out the season 6-7 with a loss Saturday, 12-0 to the Lordsburg Mavericks. “Our young men played their hearts out. We knew that Lordsburg was a great team going into Saturday’s game. I am real proud of how the team played and rose to the [...]