Pass the decorations and the salt, please

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS The Nottingham Fair is in town – along with a cast of Disney characters, angels and teddy bears all donned in holiday fare. There’s even indoor ice skating. Of course, it only works if one is about one inch tall, as the ice rink and carnival are among the dozens of [...]

Making life bear-able

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS staff What’s cute and cuddly and rides in a cop car? Although some may be tempted to name their favorite officer, the answer that’s sought is a teddy bear — specifically, the more than 100 bears hand-crafted and sewn by Tucumcari’s Quay-Z Quilters and donated to city and state police during [...]

Rattlers head east

The Tucumcari High School football team is looking to go 3-0 for the season when the Estancia Bears host the Rattlers Friday Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. Tucumcari has beaten Mora 42-6 and Crownpoint 42-8. Estancia is 0-2, with losses to NMMI and Laguna. Coach Mike Draper of Estancia said his Bears must contain Tucumcari’s [...]

Repeat hopes crushed

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By Ryan Lengerich Rattlers head coach Dub Smith wanted to force Hatch out of their dominant passing game, but didn’t expect a dominant running game as a substitute. That is exactly what happened when junior Chon Pallares rushed for 155-yards and a touchdown as No. 2 ranked Hatch Valley (10-2) invaded the defending champion’s home [...]

Hatch to air it out against Rattlers’ defense

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By Ryan Lengerich Hatch Valley loves to air out the football — and they do it well. Bears junior quarterback Brett Henson averages more than 390 yards per game passing on a team that scores 46 points-per-game. Hatch Valley (8-2) will bring their aerial attack to Rattlers Stadium to meet the ball control Tucumcari (8-2) [...]

Fumbling Rattlers shut out Estancia

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By Ryan Lengerich On the road to the 2002 State Championship, the Rattlers’ opened last season with three consecutive shutout wins. Tucumcari (3-0) repeated that feat Friday night as junior quarterback Chris McCasland scored all three Rattler touchdowns in a 24-0 victory against Estancia (0-2) at Rattler stadium. Despite seven fumbles for the Rattler offense, [...]