03-03-2007: Tuck’s Turf

Monday will be the start of the 2007 high school golf season at the Bernalillo Invite at Santa Ana Resort Golf Course in Albuquerque. I feel like our team consists of a assortment of swings and attitude levels. It looks like an up and down year. I have a lot of faith in the kids [...]

Rattlers clinch playoff berth

By Greg Price TEXICO — Texico saw its playoff hopes disappear Friday when Tucumcari senior Anas Badshah kicked a 22-yard field goal to give the Rattlers a 15-12 overtime victory. The come-from-behind win earned the Rattlers a playoff berth and set up a showdown next week with unbeaten Santa Rosa for the District 2-2A title. [...]

April 29, 2006 Tuck’s Turf

Monday is Tucumcari’s district golf meet, starting at 9 a.m. Teams from Las Vegas, Santa Fe, Raton and Portales will be host by the Rattler golf squad. Members of the 2006 Tucumcari team are Clay Beevers, Justin Alvarez, Drew Hale, Olivia Mitchell, Johnny Barreras, Stephen Smith, Qasim Badshah, Michael Martinez, Anas Badshah, Nate Andrada and [...]

March 15, 2006 Tuck’s Turf

By Howie Tucker High School results The following are the scores for Monday’s golf meet at Hobbs: Boys: Justin Alvarez 93, Stephen Smith 94, Anas Badshah 96, Qasim Badshah 96, Drew Hale 109, team score (top four scores) 379. Girls: Oliva Mitchell 105. The team resumes play next Monday for its home meet, starting at [...]

March 8, 2006 Tuck’s Turf

Rattler results The Tucumcari High School golf team had a meet Monday at Bernalillo. Scores were as follows: Boys: Stephen Smith 93, Anas Badshah 93, Justin Alvarez 94, Clay Beevers 94, Qasim Badshah 96. Team score (top four scores) 374. Girls: Olivia Mitchell 131. Fund-raiser Saturday is the date for the Annual Tucumcari High School [...]

Rattlers drop Crownpoint

QCS STAFF GALLUP — For one quarter and one play, the Crownpoint Eagles were Tucumcari’s equal on Friday night. Then the Rattlers marched 66 yards in seven plays and rode the momentum wave to a lopsided quarterfinal playoff victory as expected. Tucumcari, 10-1, dropped Crownpoint 37-6 to advance to next Saturday’s semifinal round of the [...]

Rattlers demolish Class 3A Spartans

QCS staff Playoff-bound Tucumcari capped off the regular-season by blowing past Bernalillo 46-9 Friday in a non-district contest. Senior Marc Salas rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns and Justin Benavidas punctuated a dominating first quarter by returning a fumble 37 yards for a score as Tucumcari rebounded from its first loss of the season. [...]

Tucumcari remains undefeated

By Paul Lyon: QCS staff The Tucumcari Rattlers remain undefeated after a Friday night trounce over the host Loving Falcons. Tucumcari won 49-0. The Rattlers are 5-0. Loving is 0-4. All-state running back Eric Holt led the team as usual, rushing for more than 150 yards by halftime. He finished with 184 yards on the [...]

Rattlers soar over Crownpoint Eagles

By Paul Lyon: QCS staff Eric Holt rushed for 231 yards and scored six touchdowns as Tucumcari cruised to a 62-6 win over Crownpoint on Friday. With a Rattler Stadium crowd cheering them on, the Rattlers led by 20 points before Crownpoint scored and were never challenged. Holt, an all-state player a year ago, scored [...]

Rattlers crush Mora

QCS Staff MORA — Three minutes after it started, Tucumcari’s first football game of the season was over. The Rattlers averaged a touchdown a minute to go up 20 points, then cruised to an easy 61-0 victory Saturday over Mora. Coach Dub Smith said the Rattlers’ first-string offense only ran five plays before the game got [...]