Rattlers claim ownership of Dons game

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Rattler Josh Villegas may have had his head in his hands on the sidelines during the third quarter of Friday night’s game, but it was held high at the end of the fourth as he high-fived his teammates after a 58-55 win over West Las Vegas. “I was bummed out,” Villegas [...]

Logan secures spot in state tournement

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Logan Longhorns assured themselves a spot in the state basketball tournament next week by defeating the Monte Del Sol Dragons 68-63 Friday at Albuquerque High School. Logan will play either Temple Baptist tonight at 6:30 p.m. for the regional championship. With the Longhorns up by just three points, [...]

Free throws save Lady Rattlers from defeat

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Lady Rattler Sam Montano hit a pair of clutch free throws not once, but twice in the final minute of the game to seal a 42-38 homecoming victory Friday over the Lady Broncos of Floyd. The score was tied 38-38 with less than a minute remaining. Montano stole the [...]

Lady Coyotes fall to Mosquero

By William Thompson The San Jon High School girls basketball team fell in overtime at home against Mosquero Saturday, 46-40. San Jon Head Coach A.J. Laird said it was a positive experience for her team despite the loss. “We are a very young team and we handled the overtime well,” Laird said, “but we just [...]

Fort Sumner free throws sink Rattlers

By William Thompson Free throws down the stretch made the difference for the Fort Sumner Foxes as they slipped past Tucumcari, 57-54, on Thursday at Tucumcari High School. It was the third time the teams have met this season. Fort Sumner won the first game, then Tucumcari evened the series in double overtime in December. [...]

Girls lose to Clayton

William Thompson The Tucumcari Girls’ Varsity played a solid first half according to head coach Alicia Trujillo, but Clayton surged in the second half to hand the Lady Rattlers a 63-39 loss Friday evening. Lady Rattlers’ Head Coach Trujillo said turnovers led to Tucumcari’s faltering in the second half. “It was the difference in the [...]