State play heats up for area basketball

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Thomas Garcia The 1A Longhorns, Lady Longhorns and 2A Rattlers will enter the first round of the state basketball tournament as the San Jon Coyotes and Lady Coyotes continue with district 2B play. Both Longhorns teams are on the road this week as they compete in the first round of the 1A state tournament. The [...]

Rattlers face Dexter in opening round

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer The 10th-seeded Tucumcari Rattlers will take on No. 7-seed Dexter at 7 p.m. Friday in Dexter in the first round of the Class 2A state football playoffs. “If we play like we know we can, we will win,” said Rattlers head coach Daniel Hutchins. “We just have to limit [...]

Plants, humans often have same growth requirements

By Leonard Lauriault Earth Day is celebrated this week, and each year, our elementary school celebrates this holiday at the Tucumcari Outdoor Classroom, just north of the school. Last year, I demonstrated some plant growth requirements and since man has similar needs, I converted the presentation into an article. First, for a seed to become [...]

Wheat harvest looks promising

By Rex Kirksey: Guest Columnist As the wheat harvest approaches, we are all hoping the threat of hail holds off for at least a few more weeks. But, even before this year’s wheat crop is out of the field, planting plans for next fall should be well under way. Proper variety selection is one management [...]

Rattlers hope to pull huge upset over Huskies

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun As the Tucumcari Rattlers make their first trip to the state basketball tournament in 16 years, they go with the mindset that people don’t expect them to be there very long. Tucumcari (18-11), the Class 2A Region C runner-up, is the last seed of eight in the tournament. The [...]