Rattlers edge Lions

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By Thomas Garcia QCS senior writer A last-second turnover by the Santa Rosa Lions clinched a 45-42 win for the Tucumcari Rattlers Tuesday night at the Snake Pit. With less than 10 seconds left in the District 4-2A tournament boys game, Lions forward Jason Sanchez saw Robert Zamora alone at the 3-point line. Zamora had […]

Lions overpower Rattlers 47-0

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers were blown out 47-0 Friday night by the district rival Santa Rosa Lions at Rattler Stadium. “When you lose 47-0 it’s no longer a player issue, it’s a coaching issue,” Rattlers coach Wayne Ferguson said. Ferguson said they are going to get back on the field and coach the team […]

Tucumari, Logan stay alive in playoffs

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Thomas Garcia After more than a decade, the Lady Rattlers advanced past the first round of the District 4-2A playoffs by beating their rival Santa Rosa Lady Lions 40-30 Monday night at the Snake Pit. “I am so proud of these girls,” Lady Rattlers head coach Gary Hittson said. “It has been a long time […]

Rattlers prep for Santa Rosa Lions

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun The sixth seeded Tucumcari Rattlers face the third-seeded Santa Rosa Lions Friday in the quarter-final round of the 2A playoffs. “The Rattlers and Lions have been long time rivals,” said Rattlers coach Dub Smith. “Anything can happen when you have two rival teams facing off on the field. It […]

Lions beat Rattlers 42-7

By Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers lost their regular season finale 42-7 Friday against district rival Santa Rosa. The Lions literally ran away with the game, gaining more than 300 yards of offense and scoring five of their six touchdowns on the ground. Jesus Roybal led the way, with five touchdowns and 245 yards rushing. […]

Lady Rattlers lose in three against the Santa Rosa Lady Lions

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun The 2-11 Tucumcari Lady Rattlers fell in three to the 5-10 Santa Rosa Lady Lions. The Lady Rattlers lost their second district match up, 25-21, 25-22 and 25-19 to the Lady Lions Thursday at Tucumcari. “I am very pleased with tonight’s performance in a district match up with Santa […]

April 1970

Kay Terry was named, for the second time, Miss Office Education Association of New Mexico. She was congratulated by Tucumcari Mayor Kenneth Schlientz. … Tucumcari’s Lions president, Sam Shami, was honored with the President’s Pin by the Lions International President W.R. Bryan of Ohio. … Schilentz appointed Charles Olsen to the Tucumcari Planing and Zoning […]

Lions hold Rattlers without district win; Logan Longhorns take two

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers can- not seem to get over district hump. With four straight losses since the beginning of their district play, the Rattlers are still in search of a mark in the winning column after Friday night’s losses Girls The Lady Rattlers faded fast during Friday night’s 61-22 […]

Rattlers fall prey to Santa Rosa Lions

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers start off district play down one, with dual losses in the Lion’s Den. The Lady Rattlers lost 66-35 to the Lady Lions and the Rattlers fell 78-53 to the Lions Tuesday night at Santa Rosa. The Lady Lions were never challenged after a 16-2 first period and […]

Rattlers get No. 6 seed

QCS Staff If the Tucumcari Rattlers get a rematch with district rival Santa Rosa, it will be for the Class 2A state championship. Seeding for the football playoffs was released on the New Mexico Activities Association Web site at www.nmact.org The Rattlers and Lions are on opposite sides of the 12-team playoff bracket, with the […]