Estancia boys prevail in overtime

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Tucumcari loses to Estancia

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Tucumcari was unable to get on anything going on offense as the Rattlers dropped their first district game to Estancia 42-13 on Friday night. In the District 2-2A opener for both teams, Tucumcari (5-3, 0-1) was able to move the ball from time to time but couldn’t punch it […]

Basketball homecoming record is a split victory for Rattlers

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers split homecoming wins with the visiting Estancia Bears Saturday at the Snake Pit. The (6-10) Rattlers won big with a 53 to 36 win against the (5-8) Bears. This was just 24 hours after a last-minute 62-58 loss to the Longhorns at Logan. Both the upper and lower classmen have […]

Rattlers ready to tackle Estancia at home

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Tucumcari plans to concentrate on better football handling and play execution against Estancia on Friday, said Rattler Coach Dub Smith. “If we play our brand of football, we will win our first home game of the season Friday night,” Smith said. Estancia’s Bears, […]

Tucumcari High School Track Team schedule

Track Team Schedule March 17 9 a.m. Estancia Invite Estancia March 24 9 a.m. Hope Husky Invite University of N.M. March 31 3 p.m. Fort Sumner Qualifier Fort Sumner April 5 2 p.m. Clayton Invite Clayton April 12 3 p.m. Buffalo Relays Melrose April 14 9 a.m. Santa Rosa Invite Santa Rosa April 21 9 […]

Rattlers take to the road

By Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers will match up against the Estancia Bears at 7 p.m. on Friday in Estancia. The Class 2A state runnerup Rattlers go into this match 0-2 with losses against Class 3A St. Michael’s and Class 4A Capital. Being 0-2 isn’t exactly the start Rattler coach Dub Smith would like, but […]

Weather puts halt to golf, baseball

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Winter hasn’t been a normal visitor to Tucumcari this year, with just a few light snowfalls at the beginning of 2006. But snow and high winds visited long enough to affect a few sporting events for the Rattlers on Monday. Inclement weather cleared up by Monday afternoon, but the […]

Rattlers rake homecoming win against Estancia

The Tucumcari Rattlers culminated their week of basketball with a homecoming win against the Estancia Bears on Friday. Contributing to the final score of 52-41, Nathan McDonald led the Rattlers with 15 points. To kick off the game, the Rattlers started fast scoring 14 unanswered points. Defensively, the Rattlers held the Bears scoreless until 1:53 […]

2/4 Junior varsity scoreboard

Junior varsity scoreboard Jan. 27: Tucumcari girls beat Floyd 49-46 Jan. 31: Tucumcari girls defeated by Santa Rosa 64-41 Feb. 2: Tucumcari girls defeated by Floyd 41-36 Feb. 3: Tucumcari boys defeated by Estancia 47-46.

Rattlers varsity boys strike Bears

By Albert Trujillo: QCS The Tucumcari Rattlers traveled to Estancia on Saturday afternoon and defeated the Bears, 65-44. Estancia held a 13-12 point lead at the end of the first quarter. At intermission, the Rattlers led 25-23. After the break, the Rattlers picked up the tempo of the game and began to tear down the […]