Rattlers win district title

By Ryan Lengerich On fourth down and 35-yards from the end zone with 7 seconds left in the game, a desperation heave into the end zone seemed to be Santa Rosa’s only hope. It may have been. Lions sophomore running back Steven Vigil got the call on a misdirection to the weak side and turned […]

Lady Rattler end regular season with loss

By Ryan Lengerich Perhaps the Lady Rattlers volleyball team has a bright future. Starting four freshmen, a sophomore and a junior Tucumcari led at some point in each game in the match against Clayton Thursday. But the Rattlers (2-17, 0-8) were unable to hang on and finished winless in the 2003 district season with a […]

Lady Rattlers fall to Texico

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By Rick White: Freedom Newspapers TEXICO — Texico moved within a game of forcing a playoff for the District 6-2A regular-season title Tuesday in less than convincing fashion. Lori Richardson hammered seven kills and Sissy Loper dished 25 assists as the Lady Spikers swept last-place Tucumcari 25-14, 25-16, 25-21 at the Texico Sports Complex. A […]

Rivalry deep, long lasting

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By Ryan Lengerich Every team has one. Every sports fan circles the day on their calendar and every athlete has been kept awake at night with the visions of glory. It’s the team fans and players love to hate — their rival. In Tucumcari there is no bigger rival than Santa Rosa. “It has always […]

Championship at stake

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By Ryan Lengerich Clever, crafty, sneaky, deceptive, illusive — call it what you want. Santa Rosa is simply effective. “They run a lot of motion and they do a great job of disguising the football,” said Rattler head coach Dub Smith. The Rattlers (6-2) can clinch the District 3 championship with a win against rival […]

Cowgirls unbeaten in district

QCS Reports The Cowgirls control their own destiny. The House volleyball team improved their district record to 4-0 Thursday night with a three game home win against district rival San Jon 25-15, 25-21, 25-22. It was the second time the Cowgirls defeated the Coyotes this season and the win puts them in the drivers seat […]

Cowboy’s might reach team’s first postseason

By Ryan Lengeric House first year head coach Justin Foust talked with his team for more than an hour in the locker room after 64-16 loss to district Rival Logan Oct. 11. They talked about what they needed to do to win games and the realistic chances that despite the loss, the Cowboys could make […]

Logan rolls over house

By Ryan Lengerich The House Cowboys had never beaten rival Logan entering Saturday afternoons district showdown — and nothing changed. The Logan Longhorns overpowered House 64-16 on a blustery afternoon at House. The mercy rule was enacted late in the fourth quarter. “The couldn’t stop our power offense,” said Logan head coach Billy Burns. “We […]

‘The most important ballgame’

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By Ryan Lengerich For the Tucumcari Rattler football team the season starts Friday. “This is the most important ball game we play since the state championship last year,” said Rattler head coach Dub Smith. The Rattlers (5-2) make the 114 mile journey to Clayton (6-1) Friday for the district opener at 7 p.m. Both teams […]

Rattlers fall to rival

By Angela Peacock Tucumcari Lady Rattlers went into Thursday’s third district game against Santa Rosa knowing communication at the net and on the floor is what it would take for them to earn a victory against their biggest rival. Mental preparation and the will to beat Santa Rosa just wasn’t enough for the Lady Rattlers […]