Tucumcari goes three for three with win over Estancia

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By Paul Lyon: QCS Another intense start, another easy win. The Tucumcari Rattlers are 3-0 after Friday’s 57-6 blasting of Estancia at Rattler Stadium. The Rattlers, who’ve outscored their opponents 180-12 this year, were up 49-0 at halftime and were never challenged. An ecstatic coach Dub Smith was quick to give praise after the game. [...]

Rattlers lose two at Santa Rosa Invite

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari vs. Estancia The Rattlers baseball team lost 8-1 Thursday morning to the Estancia Bears at Santa Rosa field. Rattler Coach Anthony Alarcon said Tucumcari was in good shape until the fifth inning. “It was snowing when we started playing. It was a pitcher’s duel until the fifth inning,” [...]

Rattler track teams place well at Estancia

William Thompson:Quay County Sun Boys The Rattler boys are becoming the first-class team of Class AA track and field with another first-place finish Thursday at Estancia. Tucumcari scored 155 points, defeating teams from Santa Rosa, Estancia, Laguna, Hope, Pecos, Escalante and Coronado. Chris McCasland won the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.98 and will [...]

Rattlers split with Estancia

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattler baseball team opened its season with a 13-3 win over Estancia at home Tuesday but came up short in the second game of a doubleheader, losing 5-3. Game 1 Rattle Coach Anthony Alarcon was all smiles after his team exploded for six runs in the fifth inning to [...]

Tucumcari baseball tournament begins Friday

By: Tova Fruchtman The Tucumcari Invite baseball tournament begins at 9 a.m. Friday at Rattler Field near the Tucumcari Convention Center. Eight high school teams will compete including Tucumcari¹s varsity and junior varsity teams. The Moriarty junior varsity team, Santa Rosa, Estancia, Clayton, Grady and San Jon will also compete. A full slate of games [...]

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 [...]

Bears take Rattlers

William Thompson The Estancia Bears used solid pitching to keep the Tucumcari High School baseball team from coming back to win as the Rattlers went down in defeat 13-8 Wednesday at home in the Region B championship game. The Rattlers received a runner-up trophy after the game, and will still be going to Albuquerque to [...]

Rattlers take district championships

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School baseball team scored four runs in the top of the sixth inning to defeat a tough Estancia team 11-10 to win the District 4 Class A/AA baseball title. Rattler Coach Mike Russell said it seemed like a World Series victory to his players. “The guys were hugging each other [...]

Rattlers beat Clayton

William Thompson In a must-win game, the Tucumcari varsity baseball team defeated the Clayton Yellow Jackets 4-1 Tuesday at home to advance to a tournament game at Estancia today. The game was scoreless until the bottom of the fourth inning. Freshman Drew White started a Rattler rally with a well-hit single. Ray Johnson followed with [...]

Tucumcari drops two to Estancia

William Thompson A tough Estancia varsity baseball team scored 17 runs on the Rattlers in the first game of a doubleheader Monday, and then had a battle on their hands in the second game which went eight innings. Rattler Coach Mike Russell said he would like to forget the first game, but was extremely pleased [...]