Rattlers face equally undefeated Lions on Friday

By Paul Lyon: QCS staff This week introduces the Tucumcari Rattlers’ (8-0) biggest challenge in the 2005-06 season so far — the Santa Rosa Lions (7-0). Both teams have survived unscathed and will be going head to head Friday at the Tucumcari home field. This will be the second district game for the Rattlers, after […]

8/3 Obituaries

Jefferson Harrison Services: 1 p.m. (PDT) Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Rosa, Calif. Jefferson Oscar Harrison, 87, of Santa Rosa, Calif., died July 26, 2005, in Santa Rosa, Calif. He was born on Jan. 3, 1918, in Tucumcari. Family members said he enjoyed watching trains and hunting jackrabbits, and he had […]

Teenager killed in I-40 rollover

By QCS Staff A teenage girl was killed after her car rolled over on Interstate 40 near Santa Rosa about 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, according to New Mexico State Police. Natasha Serrano, 16 of Santa Rosa, was heading west near Santa Rosa when she drove off the left shoulder, back into the left lane and […]

Rattlers sweep Santa Rosa Lions

QCS Staff The Tucumcari High School baseball team swept two games from Santa Rosa Tuesday. Rattler Coach Tony Alarcon said his team never quit. Game 1 The Rattlers (10-6) won the first game 7-5 and it took three hours and eleven innings to get the job done. Matt Garcia had two RBI’s in the first […]

Lions sweep Rattlers in two close games

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Santa Rosa Lions swept a doubleheader Tuesday from the Tucumcari Rattlers (3-5) on a chilly, blustery evening in Tucumcari. Rattler coach Anthony Alarcon said his Rattlers are still a good, solid team despite their 0-2 district record. Game 1 It took eight innings for Santa Rosa to finish […]

Lions handle Rattlers, 63-49

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School boys basketball team came up short Tuesday in its quest to make it to the state tournament in Albuquerque. Santa Rosa ended the Rattlers’ season 63-49 in a game marked by frequent Rattler turnovers. Tucumcari finished with 18 turnovers while the Lions took care of […]

District hoops start Monday

The Tucumcari High School boys and girls basketball teams enter their district tournament Monday. Tucumcari’s athletic director, Wayne Ferguson, said the Lady Rattlers will play at Clayton Monday at 6 p.m. He said the girls must win on Monday and on Wednesday in order to advance to the regionals. The boys lost at home to […]

2004-2005 Tucumcari Rattlers scores

William Thompson 2004-2005 Tucumcari Rattlers Dec. 7 Tucumcari 47 Fort Sumner 62 Dec. 10 Tucumcari 80 San Jon 64 Dec. 11 Tucumcari 55 Logan 73 Dec. 16 Tucumcari 79 Elida 46 Dec. 17 Tucumcari 63 Lake Arthur 20 Dec. 18 Tucumcari 71 Mountain View 29 Dec. 18 Tucumcari 72 Fort Sumner 67 O/T Jan. 6 […]

1/19 Obituaries

Lloyd Ray Hampton Lloyd Ray Hampton, 59, of Tucumcari, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at his home. He was born on May 28, 1946, in Clovis, to Gus and Lillis Hampton. He was a Vietnam Veteran. He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad and owned his own truck for hauling cattle. For the past 12 […]

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 […]