10/15 Game time

Game Time/15 Tucumcari Tucumcari Rattlers Varsity Football Friday, 7 p.m. — Santa Rosa, home (district game) Oct. 28, 7 p.m. — Bernalillo, home Tucumcari Rattlers Junior Varsity Football Oct. 27, 4 p.m. — Portales, home Tucumcari Rattlers Middle School Football Oct. 22, 11 a.m. — Estancia, away Tucumcari Lady Rattlers Varsity and JV Volleyball Tuesday, […]

10/5 Obituaries

James Willis Services: 6 p.m. on Saturday a celebration of his life at First United Methodist Church in Carlsbad. James Joseph (Joe) Willis, 79, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, in Carlsbad. He was born April 28, 1926, in Nara Visa. He attended Melrose High School where he was a three-year letterman in football, basketball and […]

Web poll results: Rattler football

The Quay County Sun Web poll asked: How do you think the Tucumcari Rattler football team will do this season? A total of 42 people responded, here is what they said: Make the play offs – 17 votes 40.48% Win more than they lose – 8 votes 19.05% Lose more than they win – 5 […]

Football Schedule

It’s was kick-off time for the Rattler Football season with the full schedule appearing below. (Two-a-days began Monday.) Aug. 19 time TBA — St. Mikes Scrimage, away Aug. 27 at 1 p.m. — Mora, away Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. — Crownpoint, home Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. — Estancia, home Sept. 16 at 7 […]

Area athlete signs with Colorado college

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Once a Rattler, always a Rattler. But soon Tucumcari High School senior athlete Chris McCasland will start calling himself a “Mountaineer.” McCasland signed a national letter of intent Tuesday morning in the high school lobby. He accepted a four-year track and field scholarship from Western State College of Colorado […]

Elks help Tucumcari Rattlers

William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 1172 has donated more than $20,000 in 2004-2005 to various Tucumcari Middle School and Tucumcari High School youth activities. The lodge’s chairman of the board of trustees, Raymond Parker, said helping those in need is what being an “Elk” is all […]

All-stars named from Logan, San Jon

By William Thompson John Allen Maestas, J.D. Estrada and Wesley James of Logan High School’s football team have been selected to play for the Class A North All-Stars six-man football team. San Jon High School football player Trey Rusk was also named to the team. Logan’s Coach Billy Burns said he has coached the all-star […]

Three Rattlers named All State

By William Thompson Tucumcari High School football players Justin Garcia, Eric Holt and Chris McCasland were recently named to the Class 2A 2004 All-State Team. Garcia was selected to the first team as a center. Holt was selected to the first team as a running back and McCasland was named first-team defensive back. McCasland was […]

Rattlers face tough test at Texico

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team comes off a loss to NMMI and now must face defending Class A state champion Texico Friday night. The Wolverines are 4-0, and they have already beaten Clayton 47-7 this season. Rattler assistant coach John Span said the Rattlers will have their work cut out for them. […]

Football standout on sidelines for senior season

William Thompson Nick Wiegel, a 2003 all-state defensive end, and second team all-state tight end for the Tucumcari High School football team, is out for the season due to a knee injury. Wiegel said it has been a difficult adjustment. “I was pretty upset for a long time after I was told I wouldn’t be […]