Logan rambles to 52-32 victory

William Thompson The Logan High School Football team relied on its running game to frustrate the Tatum Coyotes Saturday at Logan. The final score was 52-32. Tatum did not score their points until the second half. Logan’s Head Coach Billy Burns said that 32 points scored on his team in the second half was not […]

Rattlers take on Mora Rangers Friday

William Thompson Tucumcari High School football coach Dub Smith sounded confident about his team’s chances against the Class A Mora Rangers Friday Night at 7 p.m. “They (Mora) don’t have a lot of numbers as far as players,” said Smith, “but they did play Santa Rosa close last year. They will probably be throwing the […]

Local Olympian remembers

TV Hagenah When the vast majority of Quay County residents turn on their televisions this week to tune into to the 2004 Olympics from Athens, they see little more than a gathering of athletes competing for awards and recognition. For one Tucumcari resident, however, watching the Olympics is different. It is different because he represented […]

Rattlers kick off new season

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team lines up against the Mora Rangers Aug. 27 and coaches aren’t sure yet how the young Rattler linemen will respond. “Our big question mark is our line,” said running back coach Gary Hittson,”That’s what everybody’s going to be looking at.” Line coach Wayne Ferguson said his young […]

Candidates file for county positions

TV Hagenah Of the four positions that are up for election this year, County Commissioner, District 1, County Commissioner District 2, County Clerk and County Treasurer, two will have contested races; the two county commissioner positions. Democrat Ellen White, who is currently the assistant County Clerk for Quay County will be running unopposed for the […]

Track and Field begins

William Thompson Track coach Wayne Ferguson put runners through their paces recently as track and field practice began for Tucumcari High School boys and girls. Coach Ferguson said the teams have been working on strength conditioning since early February. “We’ve been working on total body workouts in the gym and weightroom,” said Ferguson. “Track events […]

Just Passin Through: NCSU student served in Peace Corps

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By Angela Peacock Brian Roy has never seen the west. A mechanical engineering graduate student at North Carolina State University, he was making a 2,200 mile trip from Raleigh, N.C. to Phoenix in a rental truck to deliver furniture and clothes to a friend who moved to Arizona. Roy recently returned to America from a […]

Rattlers dominate opener

By Ryan Lengerich Junior running back Rob McClelland scored the winning touchdown Friday on a 47-yard dash to the right side of the endzone. And that touchdown came with 8:36 remaining — in the quarter. The Rattlers tattooed the Menaul Panthers 54-0 in the 2003 season opener Friday at Rattler Stadium. Menaul had only 24 […]

Iranian hits Tucumcari for peace

By Angela Peacock Since 1996, Reza Baluchi has been biking and running across the world with this message: “I would like for Muslims, Christians and everyone to come together. I’m running for people, peace and freedom,” said Baluchi as he stopped for a breather just past mile marker 333 outside of Tucumcari on Interstate 40 […]