Apps: The Kick to Pick app names your baby

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McClatchy-Tribune As a parents, you know that an iPhone can be a great distraction for a grumpy child on a long trip, a handy way to keep in touch with your family, and now, it can also take care of your very first parenting decision _ what to name your child. The iPhone app Kick […]

Rattlers clinch playoff berth

By Greg Price TEXICO — Texico saw its playoff hopes disappear Friday when Tucumcari senior Anas Badshah kicked a 22-yard field goal to give the Rattlers a 15-12 overtime victory. The come-from-behind win earned the Rattlers a playoff berth and set up a showdown next week with unbeaten Santa Rosa for the District 2-2A title. […]

Rattlers drop Crownpoint

QCS STAFF GALLUP — For one quarter and one play, the Crownpoint Eagles were Tucumcari’s equal on Friday night. Then the Rattlers marched 66 yards in seven plays and rode the momentum wave to a lopsided quarterfinal playoff victory as expected. Tucumcari, 10-1, dropped Crownpoint 37-6 to advance to next Saturday’s semifinal round of the […]

Rattlers demolish Class 3A Spartans

QCS staff Playoff-bound Tucumcari capped off the regular-season by blowing past Bernalillo 46-9 Friday in a non-district contest. Senior Marc Salas rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns and Justin Benavidas punctuated a dominating first quarter by returning a fumble 37 yards for a score as Tucumcari rebounded from its first loss of the season. […]

Rattlers blank Clayton in district opener

By Paul Lyon CLAYTON — The first district game of the season for the Tucumcari Rattlers was a success as they shut out the Clayton Yellowjackets 63-0 and maintained their top ranking in Class 2A. It was up to Josh Benavidez, Adrian Jones and the rest of the team to make sure the Rattlers (8-0) […]

Rattlers win seventh straight

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By Paul Lyons: staff writer In a mere 18 seconds the Tucumcari Rattlers — more specifically Eric Holt — were off and running. Eric Holt dashed 70 yards for a touchdown — his first of four on the night — as Tucumcari beat Dexter 56-18 Friday in front of a homecoming crowd. With its latest […]

Tucumcari remains undefeated

By Paul Lyon: QCS staff The Tucumcari Rattlers remain undefeated after a Friday night trounce over the host Loving Falcons. Tucumcari won 49-0. The Rattlers are 5-0. Loving is 0-4. All-state running back Eric Holt led the team as usual, rushing for more than 150 yards by halftime. He finished with 184 yards on the […]

Rattlers soar over Crownpoint Eagles

By Paul Lyon: QCS staff Eric Holt rushed for 231 yards and scored six touchdowns as Tucumcari cruised to a 62-6 win over Crownpoint on Friday. With a Rattler Stadium crowd cheering them on, the Rattlers led by 20 points before Crownpoint scored and were never challenged. Holt, an all-state player a year ago, scored […]

Rattlers crush Mora

QCS Staff MORA — Three minutes after it started, Tucumcari’s first football game of the season was over. The Rattlers averaged a touchdown a minute to go up 20 points, then cruised to an easy 61-0 victory Saturday over Mora. Coach Dub Smith said the Rattlers’ first-string offense only ran five plays before the game got […]

Rattlers fall to Santa Rosa

William Thompson The Santa Rosa Lions scored 29 unanswered points in the second half to defeat the Tucumcari Rattlers 36-21 Friday night. The Santa Rosa victory ended Tucumcari’s playoff hopes. The Rattlers went into the locker room at halftime up 21-7. Momentum was clearly in Tucumcari’s favor as running back Eric Holt ran for 119 […]