Tucumcari, San Jon hit road

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers and San Jon Coyotes are on the road this Friday as the Logan Longhorns prepare for homecoming. The 2-1 Rattlers travel to Estancia face the Bears following a tough loss to the Farwell, Texas, Steers Friday night. During that game the Rattlers had two turnovers which resulted in points for […]

Rattlers 2-1 after loss to Farwell Steers

Thomas Garcia Turnovers prove to be too much for the Tucumcari Rattlers to overcome, losing 30-15 on the road Friday to the Farwell Steers. “We have to move on and concentrate on next week,” said senior George Montano. The momentum shifted in the Steers’ favor at the end of the first half. The Steers defense […]

Tucumcari loses to Eunice

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Turnovers doomed Tucumcari in its 48-27 loss against Eunice on Friday night. The visiting Rattlers (4-2) turned the ball over four times, which led to 14 points for the Cardinals. Tucumcari got within eight in the fourth quarter but was never able to get any closer. “That run that […]

Rattlers overtake 4A Espanola for win

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun An interception sealed an 18-15 victory for 2A Tucumcari Rattlers against 4A Espanola Friday. Rattlers junior Justin Alvarez made the crucial interception with 1:43 left in Friday’s game against the Sundevils at Espanola running out the clock. Alvarez had already made another critical play in the fourth quarter on […]

Lions handle Rattlers, 63-49

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School boys basketball team came up short Tuesday in its quest to make it to the state tournament in Albuquerque. Santa Rosa ended the Rattlers’ season 63-49 in a game marked by frequent Rattler turnovers. Tucumcari finished with 18 turnovers while the Lions took care of […]

Texico trips Lady Rattlers

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Texico Lady Wolverines were too much for Tucumcari Tuesday evening as the Lady Rattlers fell 58-29 in an away game. Turnovers spelled defeat for Tucumcari as Texico players were quick to steal inbound passes. The Lady Wolverines either made quick layups or drew fouls on layup attempts off […]

Coyotes try new gym

William Thompson The San Jon High School boys and girls basketball teams played their first games in their new gymnasium Tuesday. Both teams lost as the Floyd Broncos came calling. The San Jon boys lost 76-67 while the San Jon girls lost 70-41. Boys The Coyotes were in control most of the game, but the […]

Rattlers prepare for NMMI

William Thompson Tucumcari High School’s head football coach Dub Smith must prepare his team for the toughest game so far this season. The Rattlers are studying their opponent, New Mexico Military Institute, amidst all the hoopla of homecoming week. “We are going to try to focus on the ballgame rather than the distractions of homecoming,” […]

Ladies lose to Guymon

William Thompson The Tucumcari Girls team was once again beset by turnovers as they were defeated by Guymon, 66-29 last night at home. Rattlers’ Head Coach Alicia Trujillo said the only cure for her team’s turnover woes will be more game experience. “Again, it comes down to our lack of experience,” Trujillo said. Tucumcari kept […]