Rattlers wrestling team prepares for Saint Michael’s tournament

Tucumcari Rattler Wrestlers perform a battle ropes drill Monday during wrestling practice.

QCS Staff The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team were at full pace Monday working on conditioning and technique to prepare for the Al Salazar tournament at St. Michael’s High School in Santa Fe. “We are expecting to see 10 of the top schools at this event, said Eddie Encinias, Rattlers head coach. “The guys are fully […]

Rattlers, Lady Rattlers lose home games

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Tucumcari Rattlers D'Ontee Sandoval goes up for the lay-up during Friday night's 46-42 loss to the Floyd Broncos at the Snake Pit.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers and Lady Rattlers both lost home games Friday night to the Floyd Broncos at the Snake Pit. The 3-5 Rattler boys lost a close one heading into the Christmas break, falling 46-42 to the 6-5 Broncos. “Its not going to get any easier when we start […]

Wrestling team hosts annual tournament


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers Wrestling team hosted its annual tournament Saturday at the Snake Pit, giving the Rattlers and several New Mexico and Texas teams much-needed mat time before the Christmas break. “It is so amazing to see the stands filled with our supporters and the supporters of these teams […]

Basketball scores — Dec. 18

Basketball scores: Thursday Boys Tucumcari High School (THS)  45 Lordsburg  65 Friday Boys THS 49 Cobre 52 Girls THS 47 Evangel Christian Academy 43 Friday Logan Tournament Boys Adrian, Texas, 52 San Jon 65 Logan 48 Clayton 58 Girls Logan 62 Clayton 58 Saturday Boys THS 65 Hatch Valley 33 Girls THS 50 Mountainair 33

Basketball scores — Dec. 11

Basketball Scores   Dec. 5 Boys Tucumcari 56 Friona, Texas 71 Girls Tucumcari 31 Friona 47   Dec. 6 Boys Tucumcari 62 Floyd 31   Logan 54 Melrose 53   Logan 37 Friona 56   Girls   Tucumcari 46 Grady 53   Logan 60 Floyd 37   Logan 37 Friona 56

Wrestling team adds middle school program to roster

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team has added the middle school program to its roster, bringing the number of participants to an all time high. “I’m always excited to start a new season, though the addition of the middle school program has me really pumped,” said Eddie Encinias, Rattlers head coach. […]

Winter sports teams in action


Area high school winter sports teams will be in action this weekend on the hardwood and wrestling mats. The Tucumcari Rattlers, Lady Rattlers, Logan Longhorns and Lady Longhorns will be competing Thursday-Saturday in the Melrose Tournament at Melrose. “We are going to see a lot of good competition at this tournament which is exactly what […]

Logan, San Jon cap season with state volleyball tournament

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Logan Lady Longhorns and San Jon Lady Coyotes capped strong seasons with appearances in the state volleyball tournament in Rio Rancho. The (15-8) (2-3) Lady Longhorns split four sets but eventually fell to the Fort Sumner Vixens 15-9 in the quarter-finals, ending their first 1A state volleyball appearance […]

State police investigating football player’s injury

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer New Mexico State Police are investigating an injury to a Santa Rosa Lions football player that occurred during the Lions’ game with the Tucumcari Rattlers Nov. 8. Santa Rosa Consolidated School District Superintendent Ted Hern asked state police to investigate the injury, a cut on the arm that required […]

At end of football season, coaches hope players gained experience


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The football season came to an end in Quay County with coaches hoping their young players gained valuable experience this year. The (1-9) Tucumcari Rattlers season ended on Friday with a 52-0 loss to the (10-0) Santa Rosa Lions at Rattlers Stadium. “We had some success sustaining offensive drives […]