DWIs rise slightly

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Russell Anglin DWI arrests were slightly higher in Quay County during this quarter of the fiscal year than the last, while the Quay County Detention Center housed slightly more inmates this quarter, according to county officials. At Monday’s Quay County Commission meeting, county detention center administrator T.J. Rich gave a report which included the following […]

Tucumcari loses to Eunice

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Turnovers doomed Tucumcari in its 48-27 loss against Eunice on Friday night. The visiting Rattlers (4-2) turned the ball over four times, which led to 14 points for the Cardinals. Tucumcari got within eight in the fourth quarter but was never able to get any closer. “That run that […]

Ram ground game leads to comeback win against Rattlers

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Portales Rams recovered from an upstart Rattler team on the road, scoring 20 unanswered for its first win of the season, 20-14. “We came out and just really controlled the ground game,” Portales coach Andy Correll said. “I really felt like we played the best that we’ve played […]

Rattlers ready to tackle Estancia at home

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Tucumcari plans to concentrate on better football handling and play execution against Estancia on Friday, said Rattler Coach Dub Smith. “If we play our brand of football, we will win our first home game of the season Friday night,” Smith said. Estancia’s Bears, […]

Portales girls survive scare

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales Lady Rams knew they could beat District 4-3A rival Ruidoso — heck, they’d already done it three times this season by double-figure margins. The fourth one, in a Class 3A state quarterfinal game on Tuesday at The Pit, came a little harder before the defending champions […]

Rattlers march on

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers upset the undefeated Capitan Tigers to move on to the 2A football playoffs semifinals 33-30. “This was an unbelievable game. Both teams played well and it went down to the wire. This win was a total team effort. We are very proud of our boys. They […]

Santa Rosa overpowers Rattlers

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Santa Rosa overpowered the Rattlers 43-6 to claim the District 2-2A title. Rattler coach Dub Smith said, “Santa Rosa is a very fine team. They go into the first round undefeated. We played hard during the first half but we made some mistakes, fumbled twice. With a team like […]

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 […]

Junior High Rattlers beat Foxes

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The junior high Tucumcari Rattlers beat the Fort Sumner Foxes 34-16 Saturday night at Fort Sumner. Coach Eddie Encinias said, “Fort Sumner was our toughest game so far. They played some ninth graders and came out hitting hard. They hit us harder than Texico I feel.” In Saturday’s game, Rattlers […]

Portales edges out a win against Tucumcari

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Portales held on to beat Tucumcari 7-6 in a defensive struggle Friday night at Greyhound Stadium in the Rams’ homecoming game. Minutes after a 55-yard field goal attempt by Tucumcari (1-5) fell short, Portales coach Andy Correll said the Ram defense deserved the credit for the win. […]