Wanda Smith

 Wanda L. Smith Services: Graveside Funeral Services at 1 p.m. on Monday at the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Wanda L. Smith, 79, died Thursday following an extended illness. The daughter of Fred and Mae Latham, Mrs. Smith was born March 1, 1927 in Paragould, Ark. She was married to David “Dee” Smith on Aug.13, 1947. […]

April 29, 2006 Tuck’s Turf

Monday is Tucumcari’s district golf meet, starting at 9 a.m. Teams from Las Vegas, Santa Fe, Raton and Portales will be host by the Rattler golf squad. Members of the 2006 Tucumcari team are Clay Beevers, Justin Alvarez, Drew Hale, Olivia Mitchell, Johnny Barreras, Stephen Smith, Qasim Badshah, Michael Martinez, Anas Badshah, Nate Andrada and […]

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 […]

Rattler bats heat up

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun SAN JON — In retrospect, snow might have been the best thing to happen to the Tucumcari High School baseball team. Snow forced the Rattlers to work primarily on hitting Wednesday, and the Rattler bats heated up when the weather did in time for the San Jon Invitational. Tucumcari […]

March 22, 2006 Obituaries

Maxine Fife Services: 9:30 a.m. today at the Fife Family Ranch Cemetery near Norton. Maxine Fife, 88, died Sunday, March 19, 2006, in Tucumcari. Mrs. Fife was born June 28, 1917, in Norton. Following her graduation, she attained her teaching certificate and was a teacher at the Rose Bud School. She had been active on […]

Rattlers win baseball opener

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun By Kevin Wilson Quay County Sun It started as a pitcher’s duel, with Tucumcari’s Matt Smith and Floyd’s Kyle Kropf starting off with three scoreless innings each. The next three innings just didn’t hold up for the visiting Broncos. Gabriel Anaya pitched two strong innings to pick up the […]

11/26 Honor roll

Disclosure Statement: The following student names are listed as their respective schools have submitted them. Names may have been withheld in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Honor Roll Tucumcari High School “A” Honor Roll: Seniors: Clay Beevers and Shane Vigil Juniors: None listed. Sophomores: Ariel Crocker, Andre DeBord, Bryce Kirby, […]

Tucumcari Rattlers football year in review

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Final game score aside, this year’s overall Tucumcari Rattler football season (11-2) was a huge success, said Head Coach Dub Smith. “Our goal was to get to state and we did it,” he said of competing against Hatch in the bid for the state championship title last Saturday. “Our goal was […]

Rattler season ends in second place

By Glen Rosales: QCS correspondent HATCH — Tucumcari’s bid for its first Class 2A state football championship since 2002 was effectively squashed by a Hatch Valley squad that piled up the yards and touchdowns. Although senior running back Eric Holt rushed for 119 yards, the Rattlers (11-2) were never able to move the ball consistently, […]

Rattlers drop Crownpoint

QCS STAFF GALLUP — For one quarter and one play, the Crownpoint Eagles were Tucumcari’s equal on Friday night. Then the Rattlers marched 66 yards in seven plays and rode the momentum wave to a lopsided quarterfinal playoff victory as expected. Tucumcari, 10-1, dropped Crownpoint 37-6 to advance to next Saturday’s semifinal round of the […]