Volleyball teams overcome losses, work toward future


Staff Report The Logan Lady Longhorns volleyball team, 11-2, won its third tournament of the season Saturday with a three-set sweep of the Lady Rams at Cimarron. This tournament win comes a week after a second-place finish at the Fort Sumner Lady Vixen tournament. The Lady Longhorns lost in four sets to the Melrose Lady […]

San Jon has bye week: Rattlers, Longhorns on hunt

Rattlers quarterback Tyler Ferguson jumps in celebration as wide receiver Zedric Henderson Greene runs ahead of the Demon defenders for the offense's only
scoring play during Friday's 50-8 loss to Dexter at Rattler Stadium.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers, 1-3, are not giving up on the season. They are going to work on limiting mental errors, following through on fundamentals and playing the kind of football the coaches know they are capable of playing, said head coach Wayne Ferguson. Ferguson said the team is a […]

Rattlers set for homecoming: Logan, San Jon on road

Longhorns quarterback Michael Estrada is tackled as he crosses the goal line for his second of three touchdowns during Friday night's 56-6 win against
Dora/Elida at Logan.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers need to move past last weekends 51-0 loss to Estancia and focus on being ready for Dexter on Friday, said Wayne Ferguson, Rattlers head football coach. Ferguson said it was rough facing a stout Bears team who looks just as sharp as they did when they […]

Lady Rattlers fall in three sets to Lady Longhorns


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Lady Longhorns beat the visiting Tucumcari Lady Rattlers volleyball team in three sets Thursday night at Logan. The Lady Rattlers, 2-4, played closest in the final set, although service errors gave the Lady Longhorns the lead they needed to win in three. “We have to focus on making […]

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 […]