Texico jumps out to 3-1 district record

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers TEXICO — A couple of days ago, the Texico Wolverines looked like they were in some trouble in the District 3-2A race. What a difference a come-from-behind win can make. After losing the opener of a doubleheader at Tucumcari and seeing the second game suspended by lightning on Tuesday, Texico […]

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 […]

Rattlers cross country girls take third

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers cross country team’s girls placed third overall and the boys placed eighth overall at last Saturday’s East Mountain invite. Their victories were unexpected and a boost to the fledgling team. Rattlers Coach Gary Hittson said, “When we got to the East Mountain invite Rio Rancho was […]

Rattlers crush Clayton in doubleheader

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Dustin Russell found a way to break out of a slump. So, too, did the Tucumcari Rattlers. Russell went 3-for-3 with two runs scored and hit a two-run double in a five-run second inning as Tucumcari finished off a Monday doubleheader sweep by beating District 3-2A rival Clayton 13-3 […]

Tucumcari cruises in home meet

QCS Staff The Rattler track teams had no problems Saturday, taking easy victories in the Rattler Relays at Rattler Stadium. The Rattler boys had nine first-place finishes and scored 201.5 points, more than twice the 92 scored by second-place Dimmitt (Texas). Tucumcari had five of the six top finishes in disus, with junior Brian Lopez […]

Rattlers rally to rout Coyotes

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun It was better late than never for pitcher Matt Smith and the Tucumcari Rattler offense. Tucumcari posted its ninth win of the season Monday, rallying from an early two-run deficit to defeat visiting San Jon, 12-3. “I’m very pleased with the way we hit the ball,” Tucumcari coach Tony […]

Rattlers split doubleheader

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun There is no doubt the Tucumcari Rattler baseball squad can hit the ball. The big question is whether it can do it consistently. The offense was explosive at times, and quiet at others, as the visiting Santa Rosa Lions survived a 17-5 drubbing in the opener and claimed a […]

Rattlers take first at Fort Sumner Qualifiers

QCS Staff The Tucumcari boys pulled out a victory, and the girls finished second at last week’s Fort Sumner Qualifiers. Three Rattlers earned first-place finishes and three relay teams posted victories as the Rattlers outdistanced Capitan with 112 points in the meet. Capitan finished second with 94, followed by Fort Sumner (78 points) and Santa […]

Rattler bats heat up

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun SAN JON — In retrospect, snow might have been the best thing to happen to the Tucumcari High School baseball team. Snow forced the Rattlers to work primarily on hitting Wednesday, and the Rattler bats heated up when the weather did in time for the San Jon Invitational. Tucumcari […]