Rattlers survive in double overtime

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun When his more heralded teammates couldn’t help him, Jeremy Lopez helped himself and kept Tucumcari in control of its district destiny. Lopez scored on a spinning layup with 9.3 seconds left in overtime, then played a role in both of Tucumcari’s baskets in the second extra session as the […]

Rattler bite Demons

By Albert Trujillo On Tuesday the Rattlers made the long trek to Dexter to take on the Demons. Drew White led the Rattlers with 27 points in their 67-54 win over the Demons. Despite the long bus ride, the Rattlers jumped to 20-13 lead at the end of the first period. In the second period […]

Rattlers upset top-ranked 3A Portales

By Albert Trujillo: QCS Varsity player Nathan McDonald scored 18 points Tuesday, leading the 2A Rattlers in their upset of the top ranked Portales Rams by a final score of 55-48. Action began with the Rams taking an early lead at the end of the first quarter, with 14-12. In the second period the Rattlers […]

Rattlers lose two at Santa Rosa Invite

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari vs. Estancia The Rattlers baseball team lost 8-1 Thursday morning to the Estancia Bears at Santa Rosa field. Rattler Coach Anthony Alarcon said Tucumcari was in good shape until the fifth inning. “It was snowing when we started playing. It was a pitcher’s duel until the fifth inning,” […]

Tucumcari defeats Dexter Demons 40-27

William Thompson DEXTER – The Tucumcari High School football team played the role of spoiler at Dexter’s homecoming Friday night by escaping with a 40-27 victory. The game was back and forth and too close to call until midway through the fourth quarter when Rattler Eric Holt intercepted at the Demon 16 yard line. Holt […]

Tucumcari seniors receive recognition

William Thompson Tucumcari High School seniors, Jamie Pender and Nicole Crocker, recently received recognition from the New Mexico Department of Education for getting high scores on their ACT, a national college admissions exam, and maintaining a 3.5 grade point average or better at the same time. The two students received letters of recognition from the […]

Golfers struggle

The Tucumcari varsity golf team scored a 330 in a tournament at Portales, Monday. Their target score for the Portales tournament was 322. The Rattler golfers now have only four more tournaments to equal or better their target score. The Rattlers need to match their target score two more times to make it to the […]

Early quarter hurts Tucumcari ladies

William Thompson The Tucumcari girls’ varsity did not get on track until the second quarter as the Lady Jackets breezed to a 67-32 victory Friday at Clayton. No Lady Rattler found the net in the first period until Amber Martin hit a free throw with one minute remaining. By then, Clayton had already scored 26 […]

Lions inch out Rattlers

William Thompson The Tucumcari Rattlers, down by 12 at the half, stormed back to within three with two minutes to go Tuesday night, but the Lions scored the final five points to win 54-46. Justin Galvan, playing one of his best games, scored 17 points. During one stretch in the fourth quarter, he was the […]

Girls lose to Des Moines

TV Hagenah When a young team goes against the best in the state, they cannot expect to escape without any scars and one of the scars might be a loss, and that’s what happened to the Lady Rattlers Saturday night when they traveled to Des Moines and took on the undefeated Des Moines Lady Demons. […]