San Jon, Logan to compete in state volleyball tournament

QCS Staff The San Jon Lady Coyotes and Logan Lady Longhorns will both be competing in volleyball state tournament pool play in Rio Rancho — San Jon for the first time ever and Logan for the first time in nearly a decade. The sixth-seed Lady Coyotes will be competing in pool play with second-seed Carrizozo, […]

Rattlers face undefeated Santa Rosa Lions

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers know they will have to control the ball and find ways to sustain offensive drives against the undefeated Santa Rosa Lions this Friday at Rattler Stadium. “The Lions are a very powerful team and we are going to have to find a way not to go […]

Rattlers to face Clayton

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Longhorns Dennis Earle will not be denied as he pulls in Devils quarterback Thomas Casper for the sack.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers travel north Friday to face the (7-1) (1-1) Yellowjackets of Clayton in a District 2 showdown. The (1-7) (0-2) Rattlers are healing from injuries and the offense is banged up, though the rest of the team will give it their all against the Yellowjackets, said Wayne Ferguson, […]

Basketball league registration open

QCS staff Registration for the Christi Bogart Memorial Men’s 5-on-5 Basketball league has begun. Players must be 21 years old to play. Each team can have a maximum of 10 players. Entry fee is $250 per team. Team names, rosters and shirt colors are due on Nov. 13. All games will be played on Saturday […]

Rattlers traveling to Estancia

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The (1-6) (0-1) Tucumcari Rattlers will make the trip to Estancia on Friday to play the (4-4) (0-2) Bears in one of two-road games left in the regular season. “The Bears have big and physical players and are a run-heavy team,” said Wayne Ferguson, Rattlers head coach. Ferguson said […]

A silver lining in Rattlers 21-20 loss to Wolverines


Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Despite a 21-20 homecoming loss to the Texico Wolverines Friday night the Tucumcari Rattlers played with heart and had their best game so far this season, said Head Coach Wayne Ferguson. “We grew up a lot on that field tonight,” Ferguson said. Ferguson said the team still had some mistakes, […]

Rattlers to take on Texico Wolverines

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers will not only have to push past Saturday’s 55-0 loss at Albuquerque Academy, they will also be contending with the pomp and circumstance of Homecoming week Friday as they take on the (3-4) (0-1)Texico Wolverines. The (6-1) Chargers capitalized on turnovers in the first half, defeating the […]

Rattlers fall to Albuquerque Academy Chargers 55-0

QCS Staff The (6-1) Albuquerque Academy Chargers capitalized on turnovers in the first half to defeating the (1-5) Tucumcari Rattlers 55-0 Saturday at Albuquerque Academy. The 3A Chargers 35 yard touchdown rush in the third quarter sealed the victory over the 2A Rattlers due to the New Mexico Activities Association’s mercy rule under which a […]

Rattlers to face Albuquerque Academy


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers look to meet adversity head on as they prepare to travel to Albuquerque to play the (5-1) Albuquerque Academy Chargers. Setting at a 1-4 mark, the Rattlers are fully aware that their season is not going to get any easier as October plays out. Friday’s 35-6 […]

Eunice Cardinals defeat Tucumcari

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Eunice Cardinals capitalized on defensive and special team plays to jump out ahead early in a 35-6 win over the Tucumcari Rattlers Friday night at Eunice. “We can not blame this loss on youth,” Rattlers head coach Wayne Ferguson said. Ferguson said the Rattlers had offensive and defensive […]