Rattlers advance to quarterfinals

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Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari Rattler baseball team focused on limiting mistakes capitalized on errors to advance to the state quarterfinals at Rattlers Stadium Wednesday. Rattler George Montano stole home after a wild pitch got away from Laguna-Acoma’s catcher, junior Thomas Silva, clinching the 13-3 win over the Hawks. “Even before coach gave me the go-ahead, […]

Tucumcari holds off Dexter

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By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Tucumcari came up with a big play when it needed it to hold off Dexter 21-20 at Rattler Stadium Friday night. Dexter senior quarterback Daniel Fuller scored a touchdown with 11 seconds left and the Demons (0-7) were an extra point away from tying the No. 8-ranked Rattlers (5-2). […]

Residents walk for cancer treatment

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Thomas Garcia Dozens of Quay County residents began to gather at Rattlers Stadium Friday night to take part in the American Cancer Society’s 2009 Relay For Life. “Our main goal is to raise money for the treatment of Quay County residents fighting cancer,” said Amy Sandoval, Chair Quay County’s Relay for Life. “All of the […]

Rattlers to face Cardinals

Records: Eunice 2-3, Tucumcari 2-3Where: Rattler StadiumWhen: 7 p.m. FridayLast week: Eunice lost to Wink High School 46-7. Tucumcari beat Loving High School 41-8What 2 watch 4: “Eunice is an aggressive team, they move quickly and I look for them to bring it on hard. We respect Eunice, they can run the ball and are […]

Relay for Life is on track

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By QCS Staff Twenty local cancer survivors took the first step in the fight against cancer at an all-night Relay for Life walk or run on Friday evening at Rattler Stadium. Backing up the cancer surviors were seven relay teams, which combined had raised more than $1,800 to enter the event, said Christy Benavidez, Quay […]

May 1962

Fishing was closed for the year at Tucumcari Lake so the state could kill the unwanted fish and restock the lake with 350,000 game fish. … Bob Fife’s western band played at the Stadium Park recreation building for a dance sponsored bt the 4-H Wranglers Club. … A groundbreaking ceremony was held for Mountain States […]

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 […]

City celebrates $100,000 worth of history

By Martha Frost: Quay County Sun In August 1940 Tucumcari and cities all over New Mexico were celebrating the journey of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado through New Mexico and the Southwest. The Spanish explorer expected to find streets paved with gold and houses studded with turquoise, but the only gold Coronado and his men found […]

Rattlers seniors set final week activities

Class of ‘04 readies for festivities Tucumcari High School seniors will begin participating in special events and festivities this Saturday, marking their upcoming graduation. Events, dates and times are as follows: May 22: Elks Trash Pickup, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bowling Night, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 23: St Anne’s Catholic Church Mass […]

Home field advantage scars title games: Sports Column

By Ryan Lengerich After winning a home game, it seems football players are quick to thank their fans — and they should. Sometimes the thought of home advantage is enough. “Everyone knows were tough to beat at home,” Tucumcari senior A.J. Molinas told me prior to the Tularosa playoff game at Rattler Stadium. Yet high […]