Weather throws unexpected change in life

By Debra Whittington “…The LORD God made the earth and the heavens” Genesis 2:4 People are taught to be self-reliant, although all you have to do is observe a toddler to see proof we are actually born with it. Just think about watching someone trying to put on a toddler’s shoes and the youngster has […]

A loss to Devils ends Logan’s state bid

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Longhorns paid the Devils their due Saturday night at Logan. The district 4-1A champions Logan Longhorns state bid ended with a 83-69 loss to the district 1 1A runner up Springer Red Devils. “This was my last game and I tried to leave it all out on the […]

Rattlers fast pace not enough

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers remained positive despite another district loss on Friday night. The Tucumcari Rattlers lost 71-55 and the Lady Rattlers fell 55-33 to the Clayton Yellowjackets. Both Rattlers teams played fierce and kept up with the Yellowjackets through the first three periods. But by the fourth, the Rattlers were […]

Lions hold Rattlers without district win; Logan Longhorns take two

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers can- not seem to get over district hump. With four straight losses since the beginning of their district play, the Rattlers are still in search of a mark in the winning column after Friday night’s losses Girls The Lady Rattlers faded fast during Friday night’s 61-22 […]

Clayton Yellow Jackets overtake Rattlers

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers district record dropped to 0-3 Tuesday night after the Lady Rattlers fell 51-28 and the Rattlers lost 89-70 to the Clayton Yellow Jackets. Boys The Yellow Jackets had the Rattlers seeing threes as they made 14 3-pointers during Tuesday night’s 89-70 win. Going into half-time with a […]

Rattlers fall short in district squeaker

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers are 0-2 after another district game that was a squeaker on Friday night. The Tucumcari Rattlers fell short of the Texico Wolverines 50-47 and the Lady Wolverines overtook the Tucumcari Rattlers 59-18. In the boys game, it was a exciting final period as both teams were unwilling […]

Longhorns outplay Coyote squads

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Logan Longhorns took a double dip on district wins Thursday night against the San Jon Coyotes. Girls The Lady Longhorns trampled the Lady Coyotes 60-31. While the Longhorns battled to the end for a 63-57 win over the Coyotes. “I feel good about how we played tonight. It […]

Rattler boys rout House, girls drop nailbiter

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun It was a night of contrasts Tuesday night at the Snake Pit at Tucumcari. The Lady Rattlers lost 41-39 in the closing seconds of the game, while the Rattlers won 70-34. The Lady Rattlers missed four free throws. The Cowgirls missed 14 free throws. The House Cowgirls started Tuesday […]

Rattlers drop to 0-2 mark

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers moved to 0-2 after a 58-76 loss to the Estancia Bears Thursday night at Tucumcari. The Rattlers trailed the Tigers early in the first period 12-20. Rattlers center Drew White scored all 12 of the first period points for the Rattlers. In the second period the […]

Rattlers get set for Thursday showdown

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The free-throw line is 15 feet from the basket. That’s 5 yards without a defender in your face. It’s 180 inches separating the shooter from one point on the scoreboard. The math was even simpler Monday afternoon, when Rattler basketball coach John Span said free throws were the determining […]