Junior High Rattlers earned another win in Clayton

The Junior High Rattlers earned another win in Clayton. The Rattlers won 38-8 against the Clayton Yellowjackets on Thursday night once the team turned on its defensive action. “The defense is the heart of the team,” Coach Eddie Encinias said. The Rattlers were trailing 8-0 in the first quarter. But the defense rallied and did […]

Lady Rattlers defeat Logan

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers fought back from a 2-0 deficit to win against the Logan Longhorns Saturday night in the Snake Pit. “We did good to come back from 2-0,” Tucumcari coach Kaylene Davis said. “Towards the end of the third set, the girls were in the huddle during […]

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 […]

Logan puts scare into Elida girls

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers ELIDA — After blowing a 10-point halftime lead, Elida was able to hang on for the win the way they always do — behind its two seniors. Kodi Armitage hit a free throw and Jewlie Paiz made a big steal in the final 30 seconds to secure a 56-52 win […]

Rattlers win fifth in a row

By Albert Trujillo: QCS Drew White again leads the Rattlers to their fifth win in a row with 27 points against the Floyd Broncos and final score of 63-56. Starting out slow and down 17-12 at the end of the first quarter. The Rattlers were able cut the Bronco lead to 21-19 at intermission. Second […]

Brothers pumped, with music, to win

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Rattler footballer Justin Benavidez said nothing pumps him up for a game more than a heavy dose of Metallica or AC/DC. His brother and fellow teammate, Josh Benavidez, agrees. Well, at least with the concept of music pumping him up, but his listening taste is more Pretty Ricky, he said. The […]

Altrusa car party drives it home

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari’s Bobby Dominguez said he did not foresee himself driving away the grand prize winner in Altrusa’s annual car party — but his wife certainly did. “My wife never prays for material things,” Dominguez said, “but she kept saying I was going to win the truck. She said she was sure […]

10/1 Game times and scores

Tucumcari Tucumcari Rattlers Varsity Football Aug. 27 — Win over Mora, away, 61-0 Sept. 2 — Win over Crownpoint, home, 62-6 Sept. 9 — Win over Estancia, home, 57-6 Sept. 16 — Win over Raton, away, 33-0 Sept. 23 — Win over Loving, away Friday, 7 p.m. — Dexter (homecoming) Oct. 14, 7 p.m. — […]

9/24 Game time

Tucumcari Tucumcari Rattlers Varsity Football Aug. 27 — Win over Mora, away, 61-0 Sept. 2 — Win over Crownpoint, home, 62-6 Sept. 9 — Win over Estancia, home, 57-6 Sept. 16 — Win over Raton, away, 33-0 Friday, 7 p.m. — Texico, home Oct. 7, 7 p.m. — Dexter (homecoming) Tucumcari Rattlers Junior Varsity Football […]

Web poll results: Rattler football

The Quay County Sun Web poll asked: How do you think the Tucumcari Rattler football team will do this season? A total of 42 people responded, here is what they said: Make the play offs – 17 votes 40.48% Win more than they lose – 8 votes 19.05% Lose more than they win – 5 […]