Rattlers win homecoming

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers gave Coach John Span a birthday present Friday evening— a 62-40 homecoming victory over the Floyd Broncos. Hanging onto a slim lead in the second quarter, the Rattlers began to pull away. The second half turned out to be a cake walk for Tucumcari as they […]

House teams defeat Clovis Christian

By William Thompson Boys The House High School boys basketball team defeated Clovis Christian at home Thursday, 51-42. Cowboy Nathan Foust once again led all players in scoring by knocking down 26 points. Jon Widmark, J. B. Snipes and Kris Foust added seven, six and five points respectively. Clovis Christian held a one-point lead at […]

Rattlers lose to Clayton Friday night

By William Thompson The Tucumcari High School boys basketball is now winless in district play after a 59-43 loss at Clayton Friday. The Yellow Jackets hit a number of three-point shots while the Rattlers went 0 for 13 from beyond the three-point line. Clayton went up 9-0 early but Tucumcari stormed back to take an […]

Lady Rattlers win one

By William Thompson The Tucumcari girls basketball team finished 1-2 for the weekend. Saturday’s win over Raton was sandwiched between losses. Santa Rosa 65, Tucumcari 31 The Lady Lions of Santa Rosa took a big early lead as the Lady Rattlers suffered from turnovers. Tucumcari was close in the first few minutes, but the Lady […]

Rattlers win one over weekend

By William Thompson The Tucumcari boys basketball team dropped Raton in overtime on Saturday, but suffered losses Friday and Tuesday. Santa Rosa 49, Tucumcari 45 It was a close, hard-fought game throughout as both teams exchanged short leads. Santa Rosa held on, hitting free throws late to win. The Rattlers had the early lead but […]

Lady Rattlers dealt crushing blow

QCS staff The Tucumcari High School girls basketball team suffered its worst loss of the season Thursday, falling to the Vixens of Fort Sumner, 56-15. The Lady Rattlers’ inability to solve Fort Sumner’s full-court press spelled doom early as Tucumcari ball handlers rarely got the ball past mid-court without giving it away. Fort Sumner beat […]

Rattlers down San Jon 80-64

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School boys basketball team led all the way in an 80-64 victory over the San Jon Coyotes at San Jon Friday night. It wasn’t until the fourth quarter that the Coyotes began to narrow the scoring gap. The Rattlers had five players in double figures. Trey Rusk led the Coyotes […]

Rattler teams lose to Fort Sumner

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School Boys and Girls basketball teams opened their season at Fort Sumner on a losing note. The Fort Sumner boys beat the Rattlers 62-47 and the Ft. Sumner girls beat the Lady Rattlers 61-24. Boys It was a fast-paced Rattler style of game, but the Foxes of Fort Sumner scored […]

Rattlers win big, 42-8

The Tucumcari High School football team traveled 300 miles to soundly defeat the Crownpoint Eagles 42-8 Friday night. All-State running back Eric Holt scored five touchdowns for the game and ran for more than 100 yards in the first quarter alone. The Rattler defense dominated except for giving up one touchdown early in the fourth […]

Logan Longhorns fall to Demons

William Thompson The Des Moines Demons let Logan get a little close, but poured in 29 points in the final period to end the Longhorns’ season Friday night in Springer. Des Moines plays Springer Saturday night for a chance to advance to the state tournament. The Logan Longhorns were in the game early despite a […]