Rattlers to take on defending state champions

Rattlers running back Daniel Lopez looks downfield at his blockers as he runs the football back for
a 77-yard touchdown punt return Friday night against the Wolverines at Rattler Stadium. Tucumcari
beat the Wolverines 35-26. The Rattlers’ next game is Friday in Estancia.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A road game can be tough on a team, even more so for the Tucumcari Rattlers when the team they are visiting is the defending 3A state champion Estancia Bears. “Estancia started out the season by beating Lovington, 32-27, an impressive start for a team coming off a championship […]

Lady Rattlers ready to face Lady Longhorns hitters

Lady Rattlers Kayla Cherry and Jessyka Cooksey jump to block the hit from the Rangerettes hitter during
pool play Friday at the Snake Pit. The Lady Rattlers placed sixth in their tournament.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers believe they fell short of their goal, placing sixth at their volleyball tournament on Saturday but they came away with some great experience and confidence, said Lawrence Sena, Lady Rattlers head coach. Sena said the level of competition at the tournament was high and that […]

Rattlers win the battle of the trenches vs. Texico

Rattler defensive tackle Antonio Norton Jr., finds Wolverines’ quarterback
Lance Myers and moves in for the tackle to prevent him from gaining any yardage on the
play. Norton recorded three sacks on Myers durng Friday night’s 35-26 win over the Wolverines at Rattler Stadium.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers won the battle of the trenches Friday night, beating Texico 35-26 at Rattler Stadium. The final two touchdowns of the game may have been scored by the Wolverines – who are now 1-1 on the young season — but the Rattlers dominated the game. “We have […]

Area football teams set for home field action

Rattlers swarm and tackle Lobos wide receiver Diego Aguilar for a loss of yardage during Friday
night’s game against Escalante. Head Coach Wayne Ferguson said the Rattlers will need to continue
the physical play in their upcoming game against Texcio on Friday at Rattler Stadium.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A battle in the trenches is what the Tucumcari Rattlers football team is expecting Friday when it hosts the 1-0 Texico Wolverines. The 0-1 Rattlers had some technical issues with their newly installed stadium lights during Friday night’s 18-0 loss to the Escalante Lobos that resulted in the game […]

Lady Rattlers set to host volleyball tournament

Staff Report The (1-1) Tucumcari Lady Rattlers will host the Rattler Invite volleyball tournament on Friday and Saturday at the  Snake Pit. There are a lot of good teams competing in the tournament that will help the Lady Rattlers to develop as they work toward winning a district championship, said Lawrence Sena, Lady Rattler head […]

Lady Rattlers cross country places 1, 2 at Roswell

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers varsity and junior varsity cross country teams placed first and second Saturday in first competition of the year at Roswell. Roswell was a tough event that had a course with a variety of surfaces the team had to run, said Kaycee Lease, who placed second […]

Rattlers season opener ends at half due to lighting issues

Rattler Santiago Alires lead blocks for running back Daniel Lopez for a 40-yard rush during Friday night's 18-0 loss to Escalante.

Staff Report The Tucumcari Rattlers “played lights out” — literally — on Friday in their home opener against the Escalante Lobos at Tucumcari. An issue with the new stadium lights at Rattler Stadium ended the 0-1 Rattlers’ football season opener with Tucumcari trailing 18-0 at halftime. “Some things are simply out of our control,” said […]

Area football teams set for new season

Rattler receiver Clay Carter extends to catch the football after getting past the defenders during practice
at Rattler Stadium. The Rattlers, Longhorns and Coyotes start their seasons on Friday.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers will start the 2015-2016 season hosting the defending 2A state champion Escalante Lobos Friday night at RattlerStadium. The Lobos are as good if not better than they were last year when they won the state championship at 12-0, said Wayne Ferguson, Rattler’s head coach. Ferguson said […]

Mesalands rodeo team has strong run at finals

Special to QCS Six Mesalands Community College Rodeo team members competed June 14-20 at the 2015 College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming. Sophomore Betty Pack of Aztec, competed in her third college finals rodeo in breakaway roping. She recorded a time of 2.4 seconds on her first calf, which placed her sixth in the […]

Logan graduate set to join USW track

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Logan High School graduate Larramy Roberts signed a letter of intent accepting a scholarship to attend the University of the Southwest in Hobbs and compete for the Mustangs’ cross country and track teams. “Since the first time I stepped onto a track I knew I wanted to compete at the […]