Girls lose to Clayton

William Thompson The Tucumcari Girls’ Varsity played a solid first half according to head coach Alicia Trujillo, but Clayton surged in the second half to hand the Lady Rattlers a 63-39 loss Friday evening. Lady Rattlers’ Head Coach Trujillo said turnovers led to Tucumcari’s faltering in the second half. “It was the difference in the […]

Girls finish fourth

By TV Hagenah The success the Tucumcari Lady Rattlers had on Thursdays in their defeat over Lake Arthur did roll over into Friday and Saturday as they dropped both their next two games to their opponents. They lost 52-32 to Floyd and 45-36 to Monte Vista. In the Friday game against Floyd in the first […]

Undefeated Rattlers stage come-from-behind victory

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By TV Hagnenah Clearly, the game the previous evening had taken its toll as the Tucumcari Lady Rattlers took on the Logan Lady Longhorns Saturday evening. Tucumcari started slow on offense and while their defense was solid early in the game. But it was not enough for Tucumcari to overcome the full-court pressing Lady Longhorns […]

Logan dominates in T-Town

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By TV Hagenah Clearly, the game the previous evening had taken its toll as the Tucumcari Lady Rattlers took on the Logan Lady Longhorns Saturday evening. Tucumcari started slow on offense and while their defense was solid early in the game. But it was not enough for Tucumcari to overcome the full-court pressing Lady Longhorns […]

Logan falls to unbeaten Tatum

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By Ryan Lengerich The Logan Longhorn’s reward for winning its first playoff football game in school history was a meeting with the state’s No. 1 ranked team. The Tatum Coyotes and its 11 seniors stormed into Longhorn Stadium Saturday night unbeaten and having “mercy-ruled” nearly every team they have played this season, including the Longhorns […]

Logan gets playoff win

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By Ryan Lengerich LOGAN — On Halloween night, Kirk Burns was simply scary. The Logan senior scored seven touchdowns and led his team to its first ever playoff victory in school history with a 50-40 win against Floyd Friday in Logan. “I guess this is my lucky day,” Burns said. “There were some big holes […]

Logan rolls over house

By Ryan Lengerich The House Cowboys had never beaten rival Logan entering Saturday afternoons district showdown — and nothing changed. The Logan Longhorns overpowered House 64-16 on a blustery afternoon at House. The mercy rule was enacted late in the fourth quarter. “The couldn’t stop our power offense,” said Logan head coach Billy Burns. “We […]

Wolves’ pound Rattlers

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By Ryan Lengerich Texico head coach Mike Prokop called a timeout with 7:04 remaining in the third quarter to settle his team down. A strange move, considering his team held a 34-0 lead at the time. “I wanted to calm our kids down and tell them to play our game, don’t play someone else’s,” Prokop […]

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 […]

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, […]