God refreshes our souls after life’s winds buffet us

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist Autumn in Israel is planting time. Their rainy season runs from fall through spring allowing them to grow winter crops. Throughout Israel’s history, God promised to send those rains so they could produce abundant crops (Deuteronomy 11: 13-15). Our climate is much more continental being characterized by summer rains. Consequently, [...]

Rout forces Rattlers to refocus

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Correspondent The Portales Rams junior varsity baseball team defeated Tucumcari’s varsity 17-3 Thursday at Jennings Field. Twelve of the Rams’ runs were scored in the sixth inning when the Rattlers’ defense faded from the mound. After the game, Tucumcari coach Tony Alarcon had no comment except that the team needed to [...]

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 [...]

Candidates file for county spots

QCS Staff Three county positions will have some type of competition during the primary stage, as candidates filed for six elected offices Tuesday at the Quay County Courthouse. Ballot positions were drawn at 5 p.m. at the courthouse, with candidates drawing capsules. Each capsule included a number for a place on the ballot. No more [...]

Rattlers split two with Clayton

William Thompson:Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School baseball team found it slow going in the first game of a doubleheader against Clayton, losing 5-2 at Rattler Field. In the second game the Rattlers had a little more electricity, winning 9-7 in a game called in the sixth inning due to lightning. Game 1 Clayton [...]

Rattlers beat Coyotes in back-to-back games

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By William Thompson: QUAY COUNTY SUN The Tucumcari Rattlers won two games at San Jon Tuesday. The Rattlers, (7-5), won the first game 10-6 and the second game 10-7. Game 1 The Coyotes (5-5) started off on the right foot with a three-run first inning. Will McEntire doubled, Jonathan Brashear singled and Danny Shetter singled. [...]

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 [...]

Rattlers split with Estancia

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattler baseball team opened its season with a 13-3 win over Estancia at home Tuesday but came up short in the second game of a doubleheader, losing 5-3. Game 1 Rattle Coach Anthony Alarcon was all smiles after his team exploded for six runs in the fifth inning to [...]

Bears take Rattlers

William Thompson The Estancia Bears used solid pitching to keep the Tucumcari High School baseball team from coming back to win as the Rattlers went down in defeat 13-8 Wednesday at home in the Region B championship game. The Rattlers received a runner-up trophy after the game, and will still be going to Albuquerque to [...]

Rattlers take district championships

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School baseball team scored four runs in the top of the sixth inning to defeat a tough Estancia team 11-10 to win the District 4 Class A/AA baseball title. Rattler Coach Mike Russell said it seemed like a World Series victory to his players. “The guys were hugging each other [...]