Area teams stay sharp with weekend competition

Thomas Garcia On Saturday the Tucumcari Rattlers were swept at home while the Logan Longhorns split wins at Grady. It was a bittersweet homecoming as the (5-6) Lady Rattlers were upset 47-27 and the (8-5) Rattlers fell short 51-46 against the Raton Tigers. “It was an ugly game,” said Rattlers head coach John Span. “They […]

Band practice proves entertaining

Russell Anglin As a reporter, it is sometimes necessary to step out from behind my voice recorder and camera and actually participate in the situation I came to cover. Other times, it is vital that I do no such thing. When I came to watch some local bluegrass musicians rehearse on Saturday, the latter was […]

Passing through — Dec. 22

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Name: Jim and Cheryl Keys Where we found them: La Cita restaurant on Saturday night Where were they going? Near Lincoln, Neb. where their daughter lives Where did they come from? Corona, Calif.

Wrestlers wrangler multiple medals

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers used Saturday’s wrestling tournament as a way to gain much needed mat time for their team. “We had nine wrestlers medal,” said Rattlers coach Eddie Encinias. “We should have done better, though.” Encinias said the team matched up head-to-head against the tough competition which, included wrestlers from Amarillo High, Robertson, […]

Rattlers ready to wrestle

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Thomas Garcia After a fifth-place finish in the Capital wrestling tournament in Santa Fe, the Rattlers were hard at it Tuesday preparing for their home tournament Saturday at the Snake Pit. “The guys did great in Capital, but I am pushing, maybe a little to much,” Rattlers head coach Eddie Encinias said. Encinias said even […]

Nativity event to raise food

The Mission of Tucumcari presents The Nativity, a display of old and new nativity scenes, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. at 220 S. Jackson at the intersection of Jackson and Aber streets. The entrance fee per person is one or more non-perishable food item which will benefit the Ministry of Hope.

Community briefs — Nov. 10

VFW post hosts garage, bake sale VFW Post 2528 is having a garage/bake sale Saturday at 105 E. Main Street from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Youth soccer event nearing Annual Tucumcari Soccer Shoot-out will be held from 11 a.m until 2p.m. Saturday at the Tucumcari Youth Soccer League field behind the Tucumcari Convention Center. […]

Lady Rattlers hunting district win

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QCSun Staff The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers (6-7) lost in 3 to the Texico Lady Wolverines (16-1) Tuesday night at the Snake Pit. The sets, 25-4, 25-14 and 25-7, were largely controlled by Lady Wolverine hitters. Lady Wolverine Jaylyn Cooper had 10 kills, Delanie Crist had six kills and Jordan Cooper had four kills. The Lady […]

Mesalands rodeo team sets record

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Russell Anglin At the third annual Mesalands Community College Rodeo championship round Saturday night, the Mesalands rodeo team set a new school record for team points earned in a single rodeo. The men’s team placed first in the rodeo and the women’s team placed third. Mesalands put points on the board early in the Saturday […]

Rattlers hosting cross country event

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Thomas Garcia Senior Matt Pacheco said he was looking forward to the Rattlers hosting a cross country event Saturday at Five Mile Park.