Coach on road to recovery

By QCS Staff Valentine’s Day is a day Joni Jones, 26, will not forget. She broke her neck in three places in an tumbling auto accident on I-40, said her mother, Kaylene Jones, on Tuesday. Kaylene Jones was interviewed by phone from her daughter’s hospital room in the intensive care unit at the University of […]

Wrestlers warming up for district play

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers wrestled yesterday and are to compete today at Saint Michael’s Al Salazar Memorial Wrestling Tournament in Santa Fe. They have been competing against 24 teams ranging from 3A to 5A schools. This is the Rattlers first competition since the Tascosa invite at Amarillo on Dec. 15 and […]

EPAC Tournament results

Epac results and tournament schedule All games are being played at Texico Boys Teams Results Tuesday Dora 85 Logan 76 San Jon 46 Floyd 44 Melrose 41 House 39 Wednesday Game 10: Elida 60, Melrose 24 Game 12: Texico 57, Fort Sumner 41 Boys Teams Tournament Schedule Thursday Game 15: Floyd (3-6) vs. House (3-7), […]

Rattlers begin basketball practice

By QCS staff Monday was the first night for Tucumcari High boys and girls basketball teams. Coach John Span laid out the game plan for potential junior varsity and varsity teams. Players, he said, were expected to be at practice, be committed to the practices and team and to sign a contract formalizing that commitment. […]

Rattlers get No. 6 seed

QCS Staff If the Tucumcari Rattlers get a rematch with district rival Santa Rosa, it will be for the Class 2A state championship. Seeding for the football playoffs was released on the New Mexico Activities Association Web site at www.nmact.org The Rattlers and Lions are on opposite sides of the 12-team playoff bracket, with the […]

District title up for grabs

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The district 2-2A football championship is set. The (4-5) Tucumcari Rattlers will face off against the (9-0) Santa Rosa Lions. The game will be at 7 p.m. at Santa Rosa. Coach Dub Smith said, “This is a longtime rivalry — the I-40 shoot out. Since I have been coach, […]

Agency drills focus on a mock bus attack

By Chelle Delaney On Wednesday, a 46-passenger bus exploded in Coronado Park on Camino del Coronado. The explosion was caused by a 6-pound package of explosives that could have easily fit into a backpack and detonated if a homicide bomber wanted to blow himself or herself and the bus to bits. The response was quick. […]

All Star teams warm up for district

By Staff: Quay County Sun QCS Staff Quay County’s All Stars baseball teams are gearing up for their playoffs with teams from Curry and Roosevelt counties. The players have been practicing for about two weeks now. Manager of the Quay County’s Majors All Stars, Coach Tommy Garcia, said the teams all look good. “We’ve got […]

April 26, 2006 Notable Notes

Arts council to present ensemble The Quay Council for Arts and Humanities will present its last event of the season, Somei Yoshino Taiko Ensemble (SYTE), at 7 p.m. Monday at the Tucumcari High School Auditorium. Founded in 1999, Somei Yoshino Taiko Ensemble is comprised of four artists who blend rhythms, world-inspired melodic woodwinds and strings, […]

All activities can teach about God

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS Religion Columnist The accomplishments of our school’s athletic teams are readily acknowledged, with trophies finding a place of honor in the halls of academia. This is good because individual and team sports help develop good citizenship including community involvement and service to others. Athleticism also should be supported as a means […]