Fire leaves couple homeless

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A mother and her son were not injured in a house fire Thursday night that severely damaged a 712 E. Rankin Ave. residence. Carlita Smith said she and her son had recently returned from the nearby Circle K convenience story and that the couch caught on fire. Smith’s husband […]

11-17-07 Around town

Birthday wishes… Greyson Bollinger celebrated his first birthday on Nov. 3 at his home in Tucumcari. Helping him celebrate were his parents, Justin and Kerri Bollinger, and big brother, Garrett Bollinger. His grandparents are Darrel and Brenda Bollinger of Clovis, and Mona Rutter of Logan. His great-grandparents are Johnnie and Velma Bollinger of Clovis, and […]

Rattlers prep for Santa Rosa Lions

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun The sixth seeded Tucumcari Rattlers face the third-seeded Santa Rosa Lions Friday in the quarter-final round of the 2A playoffs. “The Rattlers and Lions have been long time rivals,” said Rattlers coach Dub Smith. “Anything can happen when you have two rival teams facing off on the field. It […]

Rattlers to meet Loving for rematch

By Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers, seeded sixth in Class 2A, have a rematch with Loving this weekend. The Rattlers (5-5) will host the 11th-seeded Falcons in what will be their second matchup this season. Tucumcari claimed a victory in the first game, 48-0 Sept. 28 on the road. In that game, the Rattlers scored […]

Rattlers seek victory over Texico

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun The 5-3 Tucumcari Rattlers are anticipating a hard-fought victory for their first district game with the 4-2 Texico Wolverines. “Texico is much better than they played against Santa Rosa,” said Rattlers coach Dub Smith. “They turned the ball over four to five times against Santa Rosa.” In a match […]

Rattlers, Quay teams prep for Friday matchups

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun This weekend two Quay County football teams are hoping to pick up fourth wins and another is looking for its second. The Tucumcari Rattlers want to chalk up another win against the Loving Falcons before they begin what they call the heart of their season with five home games. […]

St. Mike’s dominates Rattlers

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By QCS Staff SANTA FE – St. Michael’s scored early in Saturday’s match against the Tucumcari Rattlers. And the Horsemen kept up the pace. The Rattlers lost 40-7. “Our kids fought back,” said Rattler coach Dub Smith. The Rattlers, who were hoping to avenge last’s year 41-14 defeat, made some mistakes, said Smith. There were […]

Rattlers optimistic after defeat by St. Mike’s

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The 2A Tucumcari Rattlers are set to face the 4A Espanola Valley Sundevils. The Rattlers had a rocky start to the season with a 40-7 loss to the 3A St. Michael’s Horseman Saturday. “We made some mistakes against St. Mike’s but we are already working on fixing those mistakes,” […]

Horsemen dominate Rattlers

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St. Michael’s scored early in Saturday’s match against the Tucumcari Rattlers. And the Horsemen kept up the pace. The Rattlers lost 40-7. “Our kids fought back,” said Rattler coach Dub Smith. The Rattlers, who were hoping to avenge last’s year 41-14 defeat, made some mistakes, said Smith. There were several fumbles by the Rattlers and […]

Rattlers ready for St. Mike’s

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun With a new look, the Tucumcari Rattlers are traveling today to Santa Fe to play Saint Michael’s. This week the Rattlers were issued new home and away uniforms from the school. The uniforms have slight but distinctive differences. “The team is starting a new season with a new look […]