Rattlers pursue continued success

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QCSun staff With 16 wrestlers returning this season, the Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team preps for its third tournament of the year in Los Lunas.“It is going to be great,” said Rattlers head coach Eddie Encinias.Encinias said the Los Lunas tournament will give his wrestlers a chance to compete against 4A and 5A programs.“The tougher the […]

Area basketball capsules

By Chris Schmaedeke and Thomas Garcia, Quay County Sun Boys Tucumcari Last season: 7-17 overall Coach: John Span Returning starters: Juniors Jakus Martinez and Dalton Wood; sophomore Travis Garcia Outlook: The Rattlers have a lot of speed but are lacking in size. Tucumcari has the athletes to run opponents up and down the court. Quote: […]

Be thankful for family at all times

By Leonard Lauriault While traveling recently I met two ladies from the Carolinas who were flying home. The first one was returning to her husband in North Carolina after taking care of his sister in Albuquerque who was recovering from hip surgery. The other one was returning to South Carolina and was leaving her husband […]

Mesalands Rodeo Team faces first match in Portales

Lawrence Harmel, a member of Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team, practices bull riding for the team’s upcoming match, Thursday through Saturday, at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. “We have a good nucleus of returning team members and a lot of strong first-year numbers as we prepare for competition,” said rodeo team coach Shawn Patrick. […]

National Guardsmen return home

William Thompson Five National Guardsmen from Tucumcari are coming home after nearly two years at Cannon Air Force in Clovis. Guardsmen Jason Braziel, Roberto Gallegos and Ricardo Sanchez will be returning to their jobs with city government while Sgt. Tim Clark and Anthony Alarcon will be returning to their jobs as special education teachers with […]

Local couple heads to Washington D.C. for memorial dedication

TV Hagenah The last time Frank Garcia was in Washington D.C. World War II had just ended and he was returning to the United States after a number of years with the Army in Europe. Now he is returning to the nation’s capital and that very war he was returning from 60 years earlier, is […]