Middle school Rattlers finish unbeaten

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By Ryan Lengerich Under the guide of two second year coaches, the Tucumcari Middle School football team finished their season undeafeated. Head coach Ed Encinias and assistant coach Brian Dunlap guided the team to a perfect 7-0 season. “I imagine this team will stand out for a lot of years to come,” Dunlap said. TMS […]

Logan gets playoff win

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By Ryan Lengerich LOGAN — On Halloween night, Kirk Burns was simply scary. The Logan senior scored seven touchdowns and led his team to its first ever playoff victory in school history with a 50-40 win against Floyd Friday in Logan. “I guess this is my lucky day,” Burns said. “There were some big holes […]

House prepares for first playoff game

QCS Reports The Cowboys will make their first playoff appearance in school history Saturday and it’s no reason to be nervous. “I think this is the most relaxed I have ever seen the kids this year,” head coach Justin Foust said. “The pressure is all on Melrose.” House will travel to meet second ranked Melrose […]

Rattlers welcome off week

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By Ryan Lengerich Two scrimmages, seven wins, two disappointments and one district championship later — the Rattlers can finally breath. Tucumcari will not play their final regular season game Friday against Dexter, a team they could meet in the first round of the playoffs. The team’s coaches mutually decided to cancel the game for fear […]

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 […]