Second half lifts Rattlers past Raton

QCS Reports The Rattlers took their show on the road for the first time this season and dominated the second half in a 40-20 victory against Class 3A Raton. Tucumcari (4-0) siezed control with 10:51 remaining in the game when senior linebacker Joe Sisneros picked off a pass and rumbled 21-yards for a touchdown. The [...]

Rattlers to play season’s first road game

By Ryan Lengerich For the Rattlers, Friday’s opponent nearly upset the No. 1 ranked Class 3A team in the state last week. But they didn’t — and remain without a win this season. The Rattlers (3-0) will face the Raton Tigers (0-3) at 7 p.m. Friday in the team’s first road test of the 2003 [...]

Rattlers get first test

By Ryan Lengerich Estancia came up short in their first week against Laguna, but don’t look for this week to be anything like the Rattlers first two. Tucumcari (2-0) battles Estancia (0-1) at 7 p.m. Friday night at Rattler Stadium in their third straight home game of the 2003 season. The Rattlers have not been [...]

Mesalands meets blood drive goal

QCS Reports Using the theme “Blood donors are heroes,” Mesalands Community College saw several heroes participate in their weekend blood drive. “We are very pleased with the results, especially for a first-time drive at the College, said Dianne Griego of United Blood Services. “The surroundings, location and environment were perfect and our coordinator at the [...]

Two games, two wins, Rattlers 101, opponents 0

By Ryan Lengerich Questa’s Justin Martinez thought he had the angle. But as he lunged to make the tackle on Tucumcari junior Chris McCasland, the Rattlers star delivered a devastating stiff arm sending Martinez to sideline turf. McCasland cruised into the endzone for his second punt return touchdown of the half. Still stomach first on [...]

Rattlers dominate opener

By Ryan Lengerich Junior running back Rob McClelland scored the winning touchdown Friday on a 47-yard dash to the right side of the endzone. And that touchdown came with 8:36 remaining — in the quarter. The Rattlers tattooed the Menaul Panthers 54-0 in the 2003 season opener Friday at Rattler Stadium. Menaul had only 24 [...]

Christians need to follow Jesus Christ’s examples

By Jim Witcher, First Christian Church Christianity’s problem is Christians who don’t act Christ like! We are taught in Scripture to imitate Christ in everything. And yet many Christians do just the opposite. When our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ walked the earth he loved everyone. You cannot find a single example where he said [...]

Rookie QB ready for first snap

By Ryan Lengerich Last season as wide receiver junior Chris McCasland was the feature target for Rattlers quarterback Sam Nunn. Now as quarterback he assumes a new role — as every opposing defensive player’s feature target. Raised in Tucumcari, McCasland developed as a wide receiver throughout grade school. After a short stint as running back [...]

Coach has team focused on first game, not another championship

By Ryan Lengerich The top of each Rattler player’s four-inch wide by 11-inch long card reads “Rattler game preparation schedule” followed by a blank space. Hand written in each space is the name of Friday’s opponent — Menaul. Since this season’s first practice, Rattler players have used the cards to track lifting statistics and workouts [...]

Gift to museum truly appreciated

Lynn Moncus, Comments from the Canyon Last week, Elizabeth Ingram Morgan, representing the H.W. Ingram family, presented the keys to Crescent Creamery to Tucumcari Historical Research Institute President Duane Moore. The family most generously decided to help the historical group and such help is deeply appreciated. The board members met at the creamery later, and [...]